Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser

The Primo 601130 works superbly. It heats and cools the water faster than the other top-loading units on our list. It literally takes less than 30 seconds to get hot water while the cold water process takes just a few minutes.

Key Features:
  • Hot water is hot and cold water is almost ice cold
  • Water flow on both spouts is fast
  • The compressor operates quietly

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Things we like

  • Hot water is hot and cold water is almost ice cold
  • Water flow on both spouts is fast
  • The compressor operates quietly
  • Easy push-down buttons – child-safety lock on hot water button
  • Large room under the spouts to support even tall cups and bottles
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty and customer service is great

Things we don't like

  • Doesn’t feature a storage space

Primo is one of the leading and most popular water dispenser makers. They have good quality products at decent prices. This Primo water cooler is efficient in its operation. It’s a solid unit without many frills but does its job very well.

Functions

The Primo 601130 works superbly. It heats and cools the water faster than the other top-loading units on our list. It literally takes less than 30 seconds to get hot water while the cold water process takes just a few minutes.

The water is chilled to almost ice-cold – significantly colder than room temperature just like a refrigerator.

The hot side also gives you really hot water plus water flows out of both spouts quickly. You don’t hold the cup and wait long for the water to dispense.

The compressor runs quietly – essentially no noise is produced at all. You will only hear a gurgling noise when reloading a full water bottle and right after dispensing some water.

Operating

One of the best things about this Primo cooler is how easy it is to use. It utilizes push-down buttons located at the top part of the unit just above their respective spouts.

They are large and pretty easy to press. The hot water button has a child safety feature that you have to slide while pushing down the button at the same time for hot water to flow out.

It’s an effective safety feature that not many toddlers will be able to operate. Moreover, they are placed at the top of the unit which is about the same height as many standard kitchen countertops, so a toddler might find it difficult to reach.

There are two separate switches on the back of the unit, one for cold water and one for hot water. You can turn off both of them to enable room temperature water.

There’s a large space under the spouts that can accommodate many different-sized bottles and cups. It’s large enough to support tall travel mugs and sports bottles. The drip tray below the spouts is equally large. It can prevent water from spilling over to the floor.

Loading the Water Bottle

Loading the water bottle on this Primo dispenser is easy. It’s the same height as the top of a standard kitchen counter, so you don’t have to lift the bottle too high.

It can work with bottles that have spill-proof caps as well as with those that don’t have. It has a leak guard that helps prevent leaking in case you are loading a bottle with the cap off.

The dispenser is designed to work much better with Primo water jugs but you can use other brands’ bottles although it can get messy.

Unfortunately, the Primo 601130 doesn’t have storage space like the other top-loading dispensers above. That is its only major downside. Otherwise, the entire unit is solidly built – the body is made of durable heavy plastic.

Verdict

The Primo 601130 dispenser is a good quality product and an ideal choice for anyone who wants to invest in a durable water cooler that will not fail in performance either.

The Primo customer service team is very responsive, so in the event of unforeseen defects, you can get help from them.

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Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser
Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser
Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser
Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser
Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser
Primo 601130 Water Cooler Dispenser

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