Waterwise’s model 9000 home water distiller is advertised as a family-friendly water distiller that is smart, easy to use, and looks great. It features a compact, aqua-blue collector from a white distilling component that produces fresh, great-tasting distilled water. There is no assembly or installation process to fret over, nor are there any water hookups to worry about. Each cycle makes 1 gallon of pure water using steam distillation combined with carbon post-filtration. It’s the size of a coffee maker and weighs just 10 pounds. Kids will most likely find the push-button spigot simple to use as they pour themselves a nice glass of distilled water.
Product Features and Specifications
- Produces 5 Gallons (19 liters) in 24 hours; - Effectively removes contaminents & bacteria
- Includes: Distiller, polycarbonate collector/dispenser bottle, 1 carbon post filter cup
- NO assembly, installation or hookups - 120VAC/60Hz 750W
- UL Listed, CSA Certified, CE Certified; WQA Tested & Certified
- Manufacturers 1 Year Limited Warranty
We researched what people thought of the Waterwise 9000 countertop water distiller and discovered it has garnered mostly positive reviews from customers who have purchased the water distiller unit and have used or tried it. Positive water distiller reviews have pointed to the home water distiller’s ease of use and reliability. They liked how much tap water they could distill, with some of them using the home water distiller for years. Most of the positive reviews also noted how good-tasting and clean their distilled water was, and how convenient it was to get distilled water right in their kitchen without going to the store or elsewhere to buy bottled water. A few said that the water distiller paid for itself in a short period of time compared to other alternatives of buying distilled water.
Water distiller reviews that were negative had issues with its reliability and with how long it took for the distiller to make one gallon of water. Users were upset that the Waterwise 9000 took more than four hours to distill one gallon of water. (The product description says the Waterwise 9000 can distill 5 gallons of water in 24 hours.) Broken parts are an inevitable reality for some water distillers, including the Waterwise 9000, and a few reviews pointed to the timer, the fan, and other parts that failed and required repairs, which were costly.
We would recommend this countertop water distiller, with reservations. If you have a family, and are not fazed by its price ($399 on the Waterwise website) or its potential to break, then this water distiller is a solid choice. The distiller does come with a 1-year limited guarantee, but there are other water distillers on the market that are cheaper and are more reliable. Buyers of the Waterwise 9000 likely won’t be frustrated with setup, so the unit should be relatively good to go coming out of its box.