Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser

Brio is amongst the top brands in the industry and many of their units are durable and do perform exceptionally well. The Brio CLB520SC water cooler dispenser does not disappoint either. It has virtually everything you would expect from a quality water cooler dispenser and works as specified with minimal glitches.

Key Features:
  • Heats and cools water as specified
  • Mostly quiet while in operation
  • Simple to use and to load bottle

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Things we like

  • Heats and cools water as specified
  • Mostly quiet while in operation
  • Simple to use and to load bottle
  • Hot water button has a child safety lock
  • Self-cleaning feature to ease maintenance
  • Strong construction that can last several years
  • Has a 1-year limited warranty

Things we don't like

  • Room temperature water is a little cool
  • Water may have an unpleasant taste in the first few days

Brio is amongst the top brands in the industry and many of their units are durable and do perform exceptionally well. The Brio CLB520SC water cooler dispenser does not disappoint either. It has virtually everything you would expect from a quality water cooler dispenser and works as specified with minimal glitches.

Functions

You can get hot, cold, and ambient water from this Brio water cooler dispenser. The hot water is boiling hot and the cold water is cooled to near ice-cold, ideal for those who prefer perfectly chilled water.

Those who like actual room temperature water though may find it a little cool unless you turn off the cold water function. The unit’s flow of water on the three spouts is slow but this is the norm with most bottom loading dispensers. It’s not too slow to keep you waiting for long.

No issues with the noise level. The compressor and heating element are mostly quiet while running. In the first few days, you may note an unusual taste with the water like several customers mentioned but it gets better and disappears after some time.

Operating

The dispensing mechanism involves easy-to-use buttons for the three water temperatures which are placed on the top part of the unit. They are large and easy to press.

Placing them on top of the unit also makes them less accessible to young children, particularly the hot water button. Besides that, the hot water button has a child safety lock that kids may find hard to use.

You can turn off the hot water heater like the rest using a switch on the rear. Same with the cooling function. Brio has as well made dispensing water in the night easier by including LED nightlights to offer visibility in dim or low light settings.

You get to see the spouts clearly and where the water is pouring hence preventing accidents and possible water spillage. There’s a switch at the back that allows you to turn off the light if you don’t want it running all the time.

The fill area is 9-inches tall from the spout bottom to the drip tray. It’s sufficient to fit small to big cups and bottles. You can even fit a 10-inch tall container in there when you tilt it past the spout before setting it on the drip tray.

Loading the Water Bottle

The Brio CLB520SC water cooler dispenser takes a 5 gallon or 3-gallon water bottle and the loading compartment is largely making it easy to move the bottle in and out.

There’s a useful bottle refill indicator light to notify you when the dispenser needs a water bottle replacement so that you are not caught off guard.

This unit also comes with a self-cleaning feature that is activated via a switch placed on the back. It’s a huge plus that will disinfect all the internal components including the water reservoirs.

You have to press and then hold the switch for about 5 seconds to activate the feature and you can use it anytime you want. However, once it’s running, you can’t dispense water for 30 minutes.

The Brio CLB520SC is tall but not bulky. The construction consists of quality materials and the unit is sturdy. It should work effectively for several years.

Verdict

This is a very nice and appealing water cooler dispenser whose quality and performance are much the price. It’s a unit you will be happy with since it does its job as intended. On top of that, Brio’s customer service is wonderful in responding and providing solutions to customers’ queries.

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Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser
Brio CLBL520SC Water Cooler Dispenser

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