hOmeLabs Self-Cleaning Water Cooler Dispenser

hOmeLabs is well known for producing a wide range of household appliances. It isn’t a top manufacturer of water coolers but it’s a trusted brand with regards to the quality and value of their products.

Key Features:
  • Three dispensing functions - hot, cold and room temp water
  • Hot water is decently hot while cold water is properly chilled
  • A steady flow rate on both cold and room temp function

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Things we like

  • Three dispensing functions – hot, cold and room temp water
  • Hot water is decently hot while cold water is properly chilled
  • A steady flow rate on both cold and room temp function
  • Simple-to-use push buttons placed on top of the unit
  • Tall unit with lock safety on hot water to deter kids from using it
  • Has a 2-year warranty with a money-back guarantee

Things we don't like

  • Hot water flow rate is somewhat low
  • Some users reported plastic after taste
  • No self-cleaning feature compared to the other units
  • The pump might not drain the bottle completely

hOmeLabs is well known for producing a wide range of household appliances. It isn’t a top manufacturer of water coolers but it’s a trusted brand with regards to the quality and value of its products.

Their bottom loading water dispenser compares admirably with most of the top brands in the industry such as Avalon, Brio, and Primo. It has the right features you’d want in any quality water cooler and does its job effectively.

Functions

With this hOmeLabs water cooler unit, you get three water dispensing options – hot, cold, and room temp water. However, unlike the other two units above, all three water options are dispensed through the same spout which makes it a little more convenient in terms of usage.

The cold water is decently cold (49oF) while the hot water comes out hot enough for making a nice cup of tea or coffee. The room temp water is just tepid water – slightly warmer than tap water which is expected.

The unit manages to maintain a fairly steady flow rate on both cold and room temperature modes. It’s not as fast as the running water from the tap, but it’s fast enough to fill an 8 oz cup in less than 10 seconds.

The flow rate of the hot water is somewhat slow though. It may take a bit longer to fill a cup with hot water compared to cold or room temp water. There’s a low humming noise when it’s cooling water which is to be expected but it’s not that annoying at all.

However, some users have noted some taste issues. They’ve reported that the water tends to have a metallic or plastic taste just after installation. A vast majority of users didn’t experience that though and according to hOmeLabs, running a few gallons through can help clear out the taste.

Operation

This hOmeLabs dispenser is simple to use. The push-buttons for the three functions are clearly marked and placed on the top of the unit where children can’t reach easily. They are sturdy, however, and can become somehow difficult to push down over time.

The hot water button has a child safety lock that you have to slide and push down the button in order to dispense hot water. The unit is kinda tall and the fact that the hot water button is on top means that it’s not easy for kids to reach and play with.

There’s a handy LED night light to help you draw water during the night and like the other units above, you can turn off hot or cold water functions when you need to.

The area below the spout is relatively large to accommodate a large mug or water bottle provided it’s not so tall.

Loading the Water Bottle

Setting up this unit is easy too. You just need to insert the probe into your bottle and place it in the cabinet. The probe can fit any standard 3 or 5-gallon bottle and the cooler has a bottle refill indicator to inform you when it’s time to replace the water bottle.

One downside though as noted by several users is that the pump doesn’t drain the bottle completely empty. It leaves enough water to fill two large cups.

Verdict

The overall quality, performance, and dispensing ability of this hOmeLabs bottom loading water dispenser is great. It’s an efficient and easy-to-use unit despite the few gripes raised by some users.

The good thing is that hOmeLabs offer a 2-year warranty on this unit with a money-back guarantee. The company’s customer service is reliable and in most cases, they can send a replacement for free if you are still under warranty and the unit becomes defective.

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