What did they say?
" I can't believe it. I can make my own
moonshine fast and
George J. - Los Angeles, CA
"I've been drinking bottled water delivered to my doorstep for something like
25 years and I purchased this unit as a cost savings measure against the
cost of bottled water and also to stop drinking water stored in plastic
bottles. I've been using this little unit for just over a month, distill
about 5 gallons a week, sometimes two or three gallons back to back and it
just chugs away. It is a little noisy so it's best to turn it on as you walk
out the door to go to work or turn it on at night and put it in a room where
you won't hear it. Overall, it produces a nice clean tasting water. I live
where the water is hard. Even after filling the unit with filtered water,
I'm amazed at how much gunk is left after distilling the water. After a
month of use, my body really does feel the difference."
Samantha J - New York, NY
"I bought this product in 2002 and distill about three gallons per week. I
really love it. I remember having one start-up issue, but the manufacturer
quickly resolved the problem w/some over-the-phone instruction. For me, this
has been a highly dependable product with no adverse issues. I love the
convenience of the counter-top model and, because I no longer buy water from
the store, I have saved money and heavy transport hassles over the years. I
have the white, non-steel version of the same product. Highly recommend!"
Timothy U. - Dallas, TX
"For the long story...I read all the reviews for the white color version and
decided this was worth a try. I placed my order by noon Friday and received
the distiller just last night (Tuesday). I was anxious to test this
distiller for myself because it might save me quite a bit of money if I
could stop buying bottled water. The only negative reviews I'd read seemed
to focus on the plastic or metallic flavor of the distilled water. The
manufacturer suggests it can happen when new bottles smell like plastic. As
soon as I opened the box, I searched for the plastic bottle to smell it.
There was no distinct plastic smell that I could detect. One of the
reviewers pointed out that your geographical location affects the mineral
content in the water and thus can strongly affect its flavor. Living north
of Philadelphia, water has a fairly neutral flavor and there's no high
mineral content that I know about. Still, I filled the bottle with water
filtered through a regular Brita filter I have connected to my faucet.
Filling the bottle to the very top is exactly the amount of water required
to fill the distiller container right to the fill line. Followed the simple
instructions and started the distiller. It wasn't as noisy as I expected,
however it's loud enough that you might not want to run it during a dinner
party. (Makes good white noise if you need it.) It's supposed to take 4-6
hrs to distil one gallon of water. Warm water may shorten the process. Since
I ran it overnight, with cold water, I have no idea of how long it took.
That will be an experiment for the weekend. Come morning, the distiller was
done and the water was surprisingly fresh and good tasting.
For those concerned about whether distilled water draws minerals from your
body, therefore raising acidity levels, read about the benefits of adding pH
Drops before drinking. Cheers!
November 27, 2006 Update:
I use this distiller almost daily and I'm still very happy with my purchase
and very glad I got it. Water tastes perfect, whether I pre-filtered it or
not. I was surprised another reviewer had problems with leaks, since I've
none whatsoever. The unit makes a very useful white noise, which is better
for reading than for conversation though it doesn't bother me (I usually run
the unit at night). I have not noticed much difference in distilling time,
whether I use hot or cold water. I do get a lot of mineral deposits left
over. However, I can remove them easily with a sponge or with the solvent
that was provided."
Bobby R. - Springfield, MO
"There are many different distillers on the market and most are very
expensive, so I did a lot of homework before making this purchase.
So how well does it work? I see a lot of comments regarding water flavor.
This may depend on the water you are starting with, although in theory it
should all turn out the same. For me personally, the water comes out crystal
clear, and tastes like snow melt when cold. In my book, that's about as good
as it gets. Perhaps a better indicator of how well it works can be seen in
the bottom of the pot at the end of a cycle. In addition to all the mineral
salts left behind, I am left with about a tablespoon/gallon of nasty tan
It's a pity more people are not aware of the direct impact water quality has
on their health. You don't have to be a 'wacko anti-fluoridation conspiracy
theorist' to appreciate home distilled water. Buy a distiller and I bet you
will effect a positive health change in a friend simply by doing two things;
1) give them a cold glass of distiller water you have made
2) show them the sludge left behind in the distiller from only 1 gallon of
public drinking water
If cost is the issue, consider that everyone in your family should be
drinking a pint of water for every 2lbs of body weight. That's 1 gallon per
day for a 175 adult, which is easy to do once you get into the habit. And
don 't forget the ice cubes! Unless you/your family drink a lot of milk,
soda, or fruit juices, this distiller will pay for itself in just a few
Rose P. - New Castle, PA
"I have been using this daily.
The unit it well designed, the water tasted perfect.
Takes about 4 hours for one gallon.
No leaks, no escaping steam.
I use the water for everything from baby food mixing, to coffee.
Stainless steal carafe is very easy to clean."
Thomas A. - Whitesville, KY