Avalon A1CTWTRCLRWHT Water Cooler Dispenser

The Avalon Premium countertop water cooler dispenser falls on the high end side with regards to price. However, it’s a more durable and effective unit that gets the job done without any lapse.

Key Features:
  • Heats and cools water fast and effectively
  • Moderate flow rate on both spouts
  • Relatively quiet on either mode

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Things we like

  • Heats and cools water fast and effectively
  • Moderate flow rate on both spouts
  • Relatively quiet on either mode
  • Paddle spouts that are simple to use
  • Dispensing area has sufficient space
  • Very sturdy and durable overall construction
  • Has a 1-year limited warranty

Things we don't like

  • Capacity of hot water tank is small
  • Kids can easily use the safety lock on the hot water paddle

The Avalon Premium countertop water cooler dispenser falls on the high-end side with regard to price. However, it’s a more durable and effective unit that gets the job done without any lapse.

Functions

You will be very satisfied with the performance of this Avalon water cooler. The unit is designed to supply hot and cold water on different spouts.

The compressor is highly efficient and takes about 10 to 15 minutes to cool water and the cold water tank is large with a capacity to provide up to 3.1 liters of cold water at a time. The cold water is properly chilled to refrigerator temperature (around 47oF).

The hot water is steaming hot too, suitable for making any on-the-go hot beverage. The reservoir though is small as it is able to provide one liter or about 3 cups of hot water at a time before waiting for the water to reheat.

Nonetheless, it heats up quickly compared to the cooling process, taking approximately not more than 5 minutes which compensates for the low capacity.

In both modes, the dispenser is relatively quiet. It does hum when the compressor is on but it’s a tolerable hum that’s not too loud. The heater sounds more like a muffled boil, so no disturbing noise at all from the unit when it’s working.

Operating

Water is dispensed using paddle spouts that are so much easy to use. You simply press the cup against the paddle for the type of water you want and hold it for the water to come out.

Unlike the KUPPET countertop dispenser above, the hot water paddle on this Avalon model has a child safety lock that you have to push while pressing the paddle for hot water to flow out.

It’s a two-hand operation similar to that of the Avalon A6 bottom load cooler. You press the safety lock for just a few seconds and let go but you must keep on pressing the paddle for water to continue flowing out.

One problem we had with this design as we mentioned in the Avalon A6 review is that the safety lock is easily accessible to a child and easy to use with a little observation. But provided you set the cooler on your countertop, then you won’t have much to worry about.

Same as all the other units on our list, this Avalon countertop water cooler has switches for turning off both cold and hot functions. They are placed on the side as opposed to the back of the unit like the rest which is more convenient.

The dispensing area is 7-inches high below the spouts. It’s not that large but it’s sufficient to fit most medium to tall cups and glasses. It will not accommodate tall sports bottles unless tipped

Loading the Dispenser

This water cooler can accommodate either a 3 or 5-gallon bottle and the barrel seat or neck opening is wide and designed to reduce water spillage. You can expect some spilling though in the event you are loading a bottle with a damaged cap or without one.

The unit is 19-inches high and 12-inches wide hence it’s compact and short enough for most standard kitchen countertops.

Many users noted that it’s somewhat heavy to move around. But the heaviness is due to the strong, thick plastic used for the body and tanks which does make the whole unit very sturdy and durable, so it’s not entirely a bad thing.

Verdict

Generally, the Avalon Premium countertop water cooler dispenser is a unit you can count on in terms of quality and performance. It’s highly capable and deserving of the money you will spend on it. Plus Avalon’s customer support is very helpful and will attempt to resolve any issues you may encounter with the unit.

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Avalon A1CTWTRCLRWHT Water Cooler Dispenser

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