Avalon A4BLWTRCLR Water Cooler Dispenser

Avalon is popular for its line of stylish water coolers and this A4BLWTRCLR model clearly demonstrates that. However, it doesn’t just look good. It has several nice features and works very well. It’s a unit that offers value for the price.

Key Features:
  • Can dispense cold, room-temp and hot water
  • Heats water up to 180oF and cools it down to 47oF
  • Easy-to-use push buttons for dispensing water

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Things we like

  • Can dispense cold, room-temp and hot water
  • Heats water up to 180oF and cools it down to 47oF
  • Easy-to-use push buttons for dispensing water
  • LED night light to make spouts visible at night
  • Has child safety lock on the hot water button
  • You can turn off the hot or cold water
  • Can accommodate any 3 or 5-gallon water bottle
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty

Things we don't like

  • The room-temp spout dispenses water slowly
  • The unit starts to make noise and to rattle after some time
  • No self-cleaning feature

Avalon is popular for its line of stylish water coolers and this A4BLWTRCLR model clearly demonstrates that. However, it doesn’t just look good. It has several nice features and works very well. It’s a unit that offers value for the price.

Functions

The first thing to like about this Avalon dispenser is that you get three functions. You can draw hot, cold, or room temperature water which is convenient as it takes care of all your water needs.

The hot water is quite hot at approximately 180oF suitable for making a cup of tea or coffee. The same applies to cold water. It’s pretty cold at around 47oF. You can drink it without adding ice cubes.

The unit automatically pumps the water into the cold and water reservoirs, and directly into the room-temp water tap. Since the water is pumped directly from the bottle, the room-temp spout tends to dispense water slowly compared to cold and hot water spouts.

The unit is relatively quiet at first, but after some time, it starts to make some noise every time you dispense water. Several users also noted that it sorts of rattle when dispensing water and this is because it has a compressor, so you can expect some vibration during its life.

Operating

The Avalon A4BLWTRCLR uses pushbuttons to draw water from the given spout. They are much more convenient to use. There’s a built-in night light too that makes the water spouts visible at night or in the dark which is a useful bonus feature.

You have to slide, press, and hold the hot water button to dispense the hot water. This is because it has a child safety lock which is an essential feature especially if you have kids around the house. It can help prevent accidental burns from extremely hot water.

You can turn off the hot or cold water if you don’t need them or never plan on using them. There are two switches on the back of the unit that lets you do this. There’s also a third one that shuts off the night light if you want to conserve energy.

The dispensing area is 9-inches high from the bottom of the spouts to the drip tray. That’s large enough to accommodate small to moderately tall containers or cups. The drip tray is also wide and can accommodate a big cup without requiring you to hold it while filling.

Loading the Water Bottle

Loading a water bottle onto this unit is straightforward. You simply remove the bottle cap and securely fit the pump adapter then slide it inside the cabinet and close the door. From there you just plug it into the power supply and you are done.

The cabinet can accommodate a 3 or 5-gallon bottle. You can use almost any 5 or 3-gallon bottle. The pump works well and sucks up more than 99% of the water in a 5-gallon bottle.

There’s a low water indicator on the unit that lights up to alert you when the bottle should be replaced which is another convenient feature to have on any bottom load dispenser since the water bottle is hidden inside the cabinet.

The hot tank can hold up to 1 liter of water while the cold one can hold 3.6 liters. Therefore, even if you are unable to replace an empty water bottle immediately, you will still have some amount of water left in the tanks for use.

You can drain out the cold water tank too as there is a drain hole in the back of the unit for this purpose which is convenient when it comes to cleaning the tank.

Verdict

Overall, this Avalon A4BLWTRCLR is a very well-built and reliable water cooler dispenser.

There have been some complaints about defects later on but Avalon offers excellent customer service and they have been able to address most of the complaints including providing an entirely brand new cooler that works fine in the event they couldn’t fix a problem. So, it’s an option that’s worth the money.

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Avalon A4BLWTRCLR Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A4BLWTRCLR Water Cooler Dispenser

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