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Avalon A1WATERCOOLER A1 Top Loading Cooler Dispenser, Hot & Cold Water, Child Safety Lock, Innovative Slim Design, Holds 3 or 5 Gallon Bottles-UL/Energy Star Approved, White recommended by Skillet Director
hOmeLabs Bottom Loading Water Dispenser for 3 or 5 Gallon Bottle - with Hot Cold and Room Temperature Settings Stainless Steel Design and LED Night Light - Home Office Dispenser with Child Safety Lock recommended by Skillet Director
Primo Top Loading Countertop Water Dispenser - Room Temperature - Countertop Ceramic Water Dispenser Supports 3 or 5 Gallon Water Jugs recommended by Skillet Director
Brio Self Cleaning Bottom Loading Water Cooler Water Dispenser - Limited Edition - 3 Temperature Settings - Hot, Cold & Cool Water - UL/Energy Star Approved recommended by Skillet Director
Primo Deluxe Bottom Loading Hot/Cool/Cold Water Dispenser, Black Stainless recommended by Skillet Director
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Avalon A1WATERCOOLER A1 Top Loading Water Cooler
hOmeLabs Bottom Loading Water Dispenser
Primo Top Loading Countertop Water Dispenser
Brio Self Cleaning Bottom Loading Water Cooler
Primo Deluxe Bottom Loading Hot/Cool/Cold Water Dispenser
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Avalon
hOmeLabs
Primo
Brio
Primo Water
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$109.20
$156.99
$30.00
$299.99
$179.00
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Avalon A1WATERCOOLER A1 Top Loading Cooler Dispenser, Hot & Cold Water, Child Safety Lock, Innovative Slim Design, Holds 3 or 5 Gallon Bottles-UL/Energy Star Approved, White recommended by Skillet Director
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Avalon A1WATERCOOLER A1 Top Loading Water Cooler
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Avalon
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$109.20
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hOmeLabs Bottom Loading Water Dispenser for 3 or 5 Gallon Bottle - with Hot Cold and Room Temperature Settings Stainless Steel Design and LED Night Light - Home Office Dispenser with Child Safety Lock recommended by Skillet Director
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hOmeLabs Bottom Loading Water Dispenser
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hOmeLabs
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$156.99
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Primo Top Loading Countertop Water Dispenser - Room Temperature - Countertop Ceramic Water Dispenser Supports 3 or 5 Gallon Water Jugs recommended by Skillet Director
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Primo Top Loading Countertop Water Dispenser
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Primo
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$30.00
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Brio Self Cleaning Bottom Loading Water Cooler Water Dispenser - Limited Edition - 3 Temperature Settings - Hot, Cold & Cool Water - UL/Energy Star Approved recommended by Skillet Director
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Brio Self Cleaning Bottom Loading Water Cooler
Brand
Brio
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$299.99
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Primo Deluxe Bottom Loading Hot/Cool/Cold Water Dispenser, Black Stainless recommended by Skillet Director
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Primo Deluxe Bottom Loading Hot/Cool/Cold Water Dispenser
Brand
Primo Water
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$179.00
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Water Cooler Buyers’ Guide

How does a water cooler work?

The bottle-fed dispenser receives its water supply from a flipped bottle of water placed on top of the water cooler. Inside the water cooler, there is a refrigerant, which is a cooling medium. It circulates in pipes that are near to the reservoir in the water cooler. The water that is inside the water cooler is fed into the reservoir, where the refrigerant is stored.

A compressor inside the water cooler increases the pressure in the pipes. That’s why the refrigerant changes its form from liquid to gas while it moves in the tubes toward the reservoir. The cool gas in the water pipe moves through a valve to make it even colder. The gas refrigerant that is moving in the pipes, has the ability to absorb the heat from the water in the reservoir, leaving it fresh and cool.

How to clean a water dispenser?

Before you can clean out, you must decide which cleaning solution you are going to use. For a gentle bleach solution, add 1 gallon of tap water to 1 tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach. You can also use a vinegar solution by adding 1 part vinegar to 3 parts warm water. Start the process of cleaning by unplugging the machine from the outlet and removing the water bottle. Check the valve for any dirt and wipe with a sponge that has been dipped into your cleaning solution. Remove the water guard and drip guard and rinse with tap water, wipe with your solution, then rinse and let it dry. Pout out the rest of the cleaning solution into the reservoir and let it sit for a few minutes before draining it. Pour clean water into the reservoir, drain it, and repeat until there is no cleaning solution smell. Once everything is dry, reassemble the dispense and plug-in.

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Author: Mark Miller

I have graduated The Culinary Institute of America in 2013 and became a chef assistant in one of New York city restaurants. As a talented young cook I began to move up the career ladder – just a few years later I'm worked as a chef in the most prestigious restaurants. Early in my career, I attended many workshops and seminars in Europe and the United States. The training took place at Michelin 3*-4* restaurants and cooking schools.