Avalon A6BLWTRCLRWHT Water Cooler Dispenser

The Avalon A6 is a more basic bottom load water cooler compared to the Avalon A4 dispenser but we were pleased with its overall good performance plus it has much of the features found in the A4 model above.

Key Features:
  • Hot water is really hot at 180oF
  • Cold water is chilled down to 47oF
  • Easy to operate with pedals for dispensing water

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Things we like

  • Hot water is really hot at 180oF
  • Cold water is chilled down to 47oF
  • Easy to operate with pedals for dispensing water
  • Effective self-cleaning feature to sanitize the system
  • You can either the cold or hot water off if you wish so
  • 1-year limited warranty with excellent customer service

Things we don't like

  • The safety feature is not childproof as such
  • Not enough height in the fill area and the drip tray is small

The Avalon A6 is a more basic bottom load water cooler compared to the Avalon A4 dispenser but we were pleased with its overall good performance plus it has many of the features found in the A4 model above.

Functions

The Avalon A6 has only two functions – hot and cold water dispensing. The hot water is sufficiently hot to prepare a cup of coffee but it’s not steaming hot for those who prefer their tea or coffee hotter. As for the cold water, it’s properly chilled like from a fridge.

For the most part, the unit is perfectly silent but immediately the compressor kicks in to suck up the water from the bottle for cooling or heating, you will hear a low hum. Even then, it’s not that loud and only lasts about a minute or two.

Operating

The A6 comes with a paddle where you have to press your cup against it for the water to flow out of either spout. It’s simple to use. For the cold water paddle, you just have to press the cup against it and hold it for the cold water to come out.

For hot water to flow out, the hot water paddle has a red button on top of it that you have to press and hold while at the same pressing your cup against the paddle itself.

It’s a two-hand operation but you only need to press and hold the child safety button for a few seconds not the whole time. The cup must press against the red paddle through for the hot water to continue flowing.

While the inclusion of a child safety button is a great idea, it’s at an easy reaching distance for a child to access and you simply have to press it while pushing on the paddle to trigger the hot water which defeats its purpose.

That’s something a child can do easily by just watching you. It’s not childproof as described and you may have to disable the hot water from the back of the unit if you will be using it and have toddlers around the house.

The unit has a built-in night light too like the A4 that helps make the spouts visible at night. The distance between the spouts and the drip tray is a bit short though and you have to tilt a larger glass or cup when filling. The tray itself is small, it can’t hold a bigger cup.

Loading the Water Bottle

It is easy to set up this Avalon A6 model and the cabinet can fit almost any 3 or 5-gallon water bottle. There’s a light on the front that flashes to let you know when the bottle is empty so you can replace it immediately.

To simplify maintenance, Avalon has included a self-cleaning feature on this A6 dispenser which lacks in the A4 model. There’s a button on the back that lets you manually initiate this process.

Once you press it, the system releases ozone into the cooler which helps to sanitize and disinfect the reservoirs and the entire system as well. The cycle runs for about 45 minutes and you have to do it at least once a week.

It’s an essential feature that will help eliminate any bacterial contamination and mineral build-up within the tanks and the cooler itself.

Avalon offers two color options for this unit. You can go with a white one or pick a purely black-colored unit. This is the white version but the dispensing section is black which gives it a nice contrast and an overall pleasant look.

Verdict

If you want a simple, two-function water cooler dispenser that does its work as expected, then this Avalon A6 unit may be a suitable option.

You get a 1-year limited warranty which can be extended for an additional 6 months if you register the dispenser online within the first 30 days. Avalon does honor their warranties, so that’s a good thing.

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