Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser

Countertop bottleless water cooler dispensers are very practical for home or small office use and the Avalon A8 is undoubtedly one of the best models on the market. It’s a countertop unit yet has the same amazing features found in the freestanding models from Avalon.

Key Features:
  • Hot and cold water functions work fine
  • Moderate water flow speed on both sides
  • Dual-filtration system to purify the water

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Things we like

  • Hot and cold water functions work fine
  • Moderate water flow speed on both sides
  • Dual-filtration system to purify the water
  • A simple dispensing mechanism
  • Has a safety lock button on hot water paddle
  • Installation is easy and a leak detector is included
  • Features a self-cleaning ozone function
  • Built-in nightlight for visibility during the night
  • Comes with a 1-year extended warranty

Things we don't like

  • Filters have a short lifespan
  • Filling a tall bottle is challenging

Countertop bottleless water cooler dispensers are very practical for home or small office use and the Avalon A8 is undoubtedly one of the best models on the market. It’s a countertop unit yet has the same amazing features found in the freestanding models from Avalon.

Functions

The A8 offers cold and hot water output. Many users pointed out that the two functions work just fine. The unit always outputs cold water at around 47oF as specified while the hot water comes out hot although the temperature tends to fluctuate between 170 and 185oF.

Despite the compact design, the capacity of the reservoirs in the A8 dispenser is similar to the freestanding models. The cold side is able to cool 2.5 liters of water every hour while the hot side can heat up to 4 liters of water in an hour.

Water flows out of both sides at a moderate speed. I would not call it fast but it’s the same rate as a refrigerator dispenser. You can fill 3 to 4 16 oz. bottles with cold water before it starts to become less cold.

It’s the same thing with the hot side – it dispenses around 4 cups then the temperature starts to drop. You can hear light noise when the unit is either heating or cooling but it’s not distracting.

Filtration

The water is first filtered through a dual-filtration system in this A8 unit like the other Avalon freestanding models.

It’s taken through the sediment filter to remove suspended particles then through an activated carbon block filter that eliminates chlorine, lead, bacteria, and foul taste or odor. Most users agreed that the water tasted better as long as the filters are flushed after installation.

The heating and cooling indicators blink together to alert you when it’s time to change the filters. The filters themselves have a short lifespan tough. They can last 6 months or less depending on your usage and the condition of your water.

Operating

There are two paddles for dispensing water. They are sturdy and comfortable to use. The hot water paddle has a safety button on top of it which is essential to deter kids from accessing the hot water. You can stop the heating or cooling function by turning them off via a switch at the back.

Under the spouts, you have 7.5 inches of space. You will have no problem fitting small and average cups in there. The drip tray is not bulky. You can hold any tall bottle at an angle under either spout and be able to fill it.

The spouts and the whole dispensing area are clearly visible at night. There’s a nightlight between the spouts. It’s bright and illuminates the whole fill area well.

Installation

Being a countertop unit, setting up this Avalon A8 dispenser is not hard. It’s connected directly to a sink water line and the necessary parts you need to install it are included in the package.

A leak detector has been incorporated into the machine to monitor the water flow and in case of a leak, it automatically shuts off the water going into the unit to prevent flooding.

The self-cleaning function is also part of the features that the A8 comes with, so you won’t need to manually flush and clean the tanks. There’s a switch on the back that activates the self-clean ozone function which automatically cleans and sanitizes the tanks.

The overall built quality of the unit is great. It can hold up for several years even with constant use.

Verdict

If you are keen on quality and good performance, the Avalon A8 is a countertop water cooler dispenser you can rely on. It is 19-inches high which is a little tall but it will fit under most kitchen cabinets provided there are more than 20-inches of space below the cabinet.

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Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser
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Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser
Avalon A8CTBOTTLELESSWHT Water Cooler Dispenser

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