Avalon A13 Water Cooler Dispenser

The Avalon A13 is quite identical to the A5 above. It has similar features with the main differences being the design and the dispensing mechanism. So, it’s not far off in terms of performance. The thing that sets it apart is the self-cleaning functionality. It’s one of the best in the market.

Key Features:
  • Cooling and heating functions work as expected
  • Clears out most common contaminants in the water
  • Easy to operate and produces minimal noise while running

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Things we like

  • Cooling and heating functions work as expected
  • Clears out most common contaminants in the water
  • Easy to operate and produces minimal noise while running
  • It is safe to use around kids
  • High-effective self-cleaning mechanism
  • 1-year warranty plus a 30-day money-back guarantee

Things we don't like

  • Water flow rate is slow
  • Dispensing area has limited space
  • Filters must be changed every 6 months
  • Some small plastic pieces are prone to breaking

The Avalon A13 is quite identical to the A5 above. It has similar features with the main differences being the design and the dispensing mechanism. So, it’s not far off in terms of performance. The thing that sets it apart is the self-cleaning functionality. It’s one of the best in the market.

Functions

Same as the Avalon A5, this unit gives you three water temperatures to choose from. All the functions work as they should. The cold water is crisp cold, room temp water is cool like the tap water while the hot water is adequately hot to prepare hot beverages.

The cooling and heating capacities are also not different from the A5. In one hour, it can heat 4 liters of water or cool up to 2.5 liters of water.

However, it will take a little longer to dispense water as the flow rate is quite low. You can’t dispense more than 1.2 liters of water in a minute no matter the model you choose but the unit is not noisy when cooling or heating.

Filtration

The same 2-stage filtration system has also been incorporated in this Avalon A13 model which includes a sediment filter followed by a carbon block filter as the second stage.

Therefore, any residual chlorine, odor, lead, rust, organic matter, or sediments, and other small particles lingering in your water will be effectively filtered out before heating or cooling takes place.

There were reports from some users that the water might have a funny taste which is the same case with the Avalon A5 model. As we mentioned though, the taste results from the reservoirs not from the filters – they clear out all unpleasant tastes. Nonetheless, it’s a temporary issue that disappears after dispensing a few liters.

The filters have the same short lifespan of 6-months and there’s an indicator light to alert you when it’s time to replace them.

Operating

Operating the A13 is a breeze. The unit uses electronic buttons that are more stylish and conveniently placed than those of the A5 model.

You simply press the button for the type of water you want and it flows out from the spout. It’s a single spout, unlike the A5 which has three spouts for each function.

Another key difference is the child safety lock for the hot water. It’s a separate button from the hot water button. You have to press it to unlock the hot water and then press the hot button for the hot water to flow out.

From our end, this mechanism is much safer in preventing kids from dispensing the hot water and the buttons are on top of the unit for added protection.

The dispensing area, it’s slightly shorter than that of the A5. It’s just 7.5 inches high from below the spout to the drip tray hence you are limited to only small and medium-sized cups. A built-in nightlight has been included, so you can clearly see the spout while filling your cup at night.

Installation

Installation is relatively simple. Any handyman can do it but if you are not good at doing DIY installations, then you will need a plumber.

The unit comes with all the parts required to set it up and the installation manual clearly illustrates the entire process. Avalon has included a leak detector in this model too and it will keep you abreast of any unexpected leaks or overflows.

There’s a self-cleaning function as well and this is the most notable feature of the A13. It’s different from the standard ozone cleaning mechanism found on many water coolers because utilizes both UV light and ozone.

UV light is highly effective at destroying harmful microorganisms. It will kill any bacteria and germs residing in the system while the ozone which is also a powerful disinfectant cleans and sanitizes it to prevent more bacteria and germs from accumulating in the unit. The cycle takes 90 minutes and you won’t access water once it’s activated.

The build quality of the A13 is equally not bad. It’s sturdy and a large part of the body is made using stainless steel material for longevity. But some small plastic pieces such as the internal sleeve are fragile and susceptible to breaking as a few users noted.

Verdict

All in all, the Avalon A13 doesn’t disappoint when considering performance and usability. Like the A5 model, it’s an affordable and dependable unit you can consider if the slow flow rate is not much of a concern to you.

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