InSinkErator H-VIEWSN-SS Instant Hot Water Dispenser

The H-View-SN hot water dispenser is another popular model from InSinkErator that offers great convenience and performance. It looks exactly like the InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS above and shares similar features with the only major difference being the faucet design and function.

Key Features:
  • 750-watt hot water tank that heats up within seconds
  • Can generate a maximum of 60 cups of near-boiling water in an hour
  • You can adjust the water temperature from 160oF to 210oF

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Things we like

  • 750-watt hot water tank that heats up within seconds
  • Can generate a maximum of 60 cups of near-boiling water in an hour
  • You can adjust the water temperature from 160oF to 210oF
  • Stylish satin nickel finish faucet with a lever-style dispensing mechanism
  • Dry start protection to keep the system safe when the water level is very low
  • An energy-efficient system using only around 0.6 kWh a day
  • Compact elegant design and fairly easy installation process
  • An alternative version with hot and cold water functions
  • Comes with a 3-year limited warranty

Things we don't like

  • It makes a bit of noise when generating hot water

The H-View-SN hot water dispenser is another popular model from InSinkErator that offers great convenience and performance. It looks exactly like the InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS above and shares similar features with the only major difference being the faucet design and function.

The model comes in two versions, the H-View-SN and the HC-View-SN. The latter is a dual function dispenser while the H-View-SN which we are going to look at below is a single version model.

Performance

The H-View-SN uses a 750-watts heating element which is capable of heating up within seconds and deliver consistent near-boiling point (200oF) water. The heating element is contained in a 2/3 gallon tank that can provide up to 60 cups of hot water per hour.

The heater constantly reheats the water so as to maintain it at the right temperature until the next use. It can keep the water hot throughout the day provided you don’t unplug it hence you always have near-boiling water whenever you need it. The water temperature can be adjusted from 160oF to 210oF, so you can easily select how hot you want your water to be.

When it comes to the HC-View-SN, which is the other version, you have two levels. Apart from being able to dispense hot water, this model dispenses cold water too. It’s a dual-lever unit with cold and hot water options.

The heating element and concept for the hot water is similar to that of the H-View-SN while the water delivered from the cold side is at room temperature, or rather tap water temperature.

Dispensing Mechanism

As we mentioned earlier, what sets apart the H-View-SN and HC-View-SN models from the InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS is the faucet.

While the H-CONTOUR-SS features a miniature, chrome-finished faucet with a twist knob handle, the H-View-SN comes with a lever-activated faucet.

You have to continuously hold the lever down in order to keep the water running, unlike the H-CONTOUR-SS faucet which requires twisting and holding the knob to dispense water.

The lever handle is equipped with an instant self-closing valve, so once you release it, the water immediately stops running to ensure safe use.

The spout is 6.75-inches above the counter, hence it offers much clearance compared to that of the H-CONTOUR-SS. You won’t have any difficulties sliding a big size pot or bowl under the spout to get your hot water.

For the HC-View-SN version, the faucet features two levers, one for dispensing hot water and another for the cool water.

The hot water lever is equally incorporated with an instant self-closing valve to automatically shut off the hot water when not in use while the cool water lever conveniently remains on.

The spout has the same height as that of the H-View-SN (6.75 inches) hence it offers adequate clearance from the sink.

Both versions are reasonably efficient too as there’s no wasted water and they heat up very fast – no wasted time waiting on hot water.

On average, the units can use about 0.6kWh of power to keep the water hot throughout the day, hence they are energy efficient too. InSinkErator has also included dry-start protection in both units which helps stop the heater from running when there’s no water flowing in the tank.

Installation

Like the InSinkErator H-CONTOUR-SS, setting up this H-View-SN dispenser won’t present a lot of challenges as it’s designed for easy DIY installation if you already have an extra faucet hole in your sink and power outlet under your sink.

The system requires a 115V power source or an unswitched AC power outlet. If your nearby outlet is 220V, then you will have to change it to 115V. The faucet needs a standard 1¼ to 1½-inch diameter hole and a maximum counter thickness of about 3-inches.

As for aesthetics, the faucet has a nice satin nickel finish that would look pretty stylish with most kitchen décor. You also have the option of a chrome finish faucet if you don’t prefer the satin nickel finish. The heating unit looks nice too and the entire construction is robust to ensure durability.

There is only one minor issue with this dispenser. It makes a little noise when generating hot water which is the same issue we saw with the H-CONTOUR-SS. Still, though, it’s not a distracting noise that could amount to a deal-breaker.

Overall, the InSinkErator H-View-SN is a brilliant instant hot water dispenser for daily use and a good choice if you prefer a lever-activated faucet rather than a twist knob faucet. For those who want a dual function unit that can deliver both hot and cool water, then the InSinkErator HC-View-SN version might be a suitable choice.

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