An instant hot water dispenser is a revolutionary kitchen household appliance that guarantees convenience and ease in accessing hot water. By a simple touch of a button or turn of a knob, your kitchen tap can now flow with near-boiling water in an instant. These dispensers may render boiling kettles obsolete. They have the ability to cut down on the waiting time, minimize noise, and deliver continuous amounts of near-boiling water throughout the day. We no longer need to manually boil water or plugin our kettles and wait for its contents to come to a boil. There is now an instant solution.
With instant boiling water, there are innumerable benefits. One can easily make their favorite cup of coffee or tea in the morning as they run out of the house for work, cook in less amount of time, make instant noodles, clean stubborn stains, wash greasy dishes, defrost food – the list is endless really. Due to this, instant water dispensers have become important kitchen staples.
To maximize efficiency, durability, and safety, most water dispensers are designed with astounding features. These features are well-incorporated into the hardware of the dispensers and form the parts of a water dispenser. Some of the great features of Quick and Hot Water Dispensers and their purpose are as below:
- An inbuilt filter system – this provides instant filtered water that is safe for consumption.
- Automated heater protection fitted with a self-resetting thermal fuse – this ensures the appliance does not overheat or short circuit due to overheating. The self-resetting fuse conveniently turns off the circuit automatically as opposed to preventing overheating and malfunction manually.
- An adjustable external temperature knob – this helps you control and adjust the temperature and fix it at the desired point.
- An inbuilt external chamber- this gives room for expansion and contraction of the tube and thereby eliminates the risk of an explosion due to pressure built up.
- Stylish stainless casing- this eliminates the occurrence of leaks and adds to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen
- Saddle valves – these facilitate ease in installation
- Durable faucets – the faucets are typically made up of stainless steel to minimize corrosion.
- Dual-lever (in some)-that enables the water dispenser to discharge both hot and cold water
- Great capacity – the dispenser has a tank that can hold up to 5/8 gallons of water and delivers 60-80 cups of hot near-boiling water in an hour.
- Portability- portable hot water dispensers are easier to carry, handle, and mount. They are not affixed to one location and thus can be re-mounted in different places within the house.
How to Install a Hot Water Dispenser
When it comes to installing these dispensers, many people assume the task may be tedious , and expert help is often requested. However, with the right tools and guidance, you can easily set up your ready hot water dispenser in hardly 10 minutes! Follow these simple steps for a successful, ease-free Quick and Hot Water Dispenser Installation.
Step 1: Preparation
Table all the pieces that come with your dispenser on your kitchen countertop. Ensure you have the following items as packaged by the manufacturer:
- The faucet
- A faucet ring (a rubber ring)
- A mounting plate
- Hex nut and hex tool
- Saddle valve
- The water dispenser
From your end you should have:
- A screwdriver
Step 2: Proceed to stop the water supply and switch off the electric current.
This MUST be done before any installation takes place. You don’t want any unnecessary spills or any electric current flowing while installing the dispenser.
Step 3: Dress the faucet and feed its tubing through the countertop hole
Pick the faucet and straighten its copper tubing. Ensure the tubes are cleaned out if this is not a first-time installation. Feed the tubing through the countertop faucet hole. Ensure the faucet sits in place.
Step 4: Secure the faucet’s tubing
Using the rubber ring, go under the kitchen counter and feed the pipes through it, push it up until it sits at the very top against the counter. Add the mounting plate, by feeding the pipes through it and securing it with a hex nut. Use the hex tool to help tighten it into position.
Tip: Always check to ensure that the faucet on the countertop sits in place as you secure the plate.
Step 5: Fit the faucet’s tubing to the Dispenser
There are 3 tubes of different sizes. They are typically in the color blue, light brown and transparent. Fit every tube to its corresponding knob on the dispenser. The knobs are sized with the corresponding faucet tubing in mind, and thus you will be able to know where each one goes.
Step 6: Mount the Dispenser
Identify the exact position you intend to place the dispenser. Pre-drill two screws against your counter wall, and mount the dispenser ensuring to firmly secure it in place.
Tip: Ensure the dispenser is always held in a vertical position and that the tubing is not pinched as you mount it into position. The dispenser is approximately 7.6llbs in weight thus should be handled cautiously.
Step 7: Install the Saddle valve on the water pipe
This step is necessary to ensure that you can receive the supply of both hot and cold water via the countertop faucets. Simply attach the valve onto the ½ inch copper pipe and turn the valve clockwise until it cannot be turned any more.
Step 8: Reconnect the water supply
Reconnect the water supply and open the faucet. Let the water run then close. This is to ensure that the dispenser is properly mounted and there are no kinks or crimps in the tubing that may prevent water flow.
Step 9: Connect the dispenser to the electric outlet under the sink
Connect to the electric supply and open the faucet to let the water run. Steaming hot water of up to 190˚ F will come gushing out. Close the faucet.
Your successful installation is done!
Do’s and Don’ts
Here’s a quick list of the dos and don’ts you should bear in mind while installing:
- Secure all mounting plates tightly
- Run water for about a minute to ensure there are no leaks
- Do not force the tubing into place, this will damage them
- Do not place anything on the hot water dispenser countertop, especially while it’s running.