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Here are The Best Water Dispensers to Get in Singapore, and Why

Time to drink up!

Despite the fact that Singapore’s water is clean enough to drink from the tap, there are a few reasons why most homeowners still choose to get a water dispenser/water purifier.

For one, ain’t nobody (in today’s fast-paced world) got time to boil or chill water for a hot cuppa or an ice cold glass of H2O. Secondly, chlorine is used to treat Singapore’s tap water, the taste of which 21% of survey respondents aren’t too fond of.

But with so many models on the market, the search for the ‘right’ water dispenser can be rather overwhelming. To help you out, here are some of the best water dispensers in Singapore and what – in our opinion – makes each one stand out.

But first, there are some things you should know about the different types of water dispensers available today.

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How to choose a water dispenser

Tank or tankless?

As its name suggests, a tankless water dispenser simply refers to an instant water dispenser that doesn’t have a built-in reservoir. Instead, water is channeled from the outlet through the filtration unit, before it is directly dispensed. There are, of course, pros and cons* for both tank and tankless options:

ProsCons
Tank
  • Water is pre-heated/pre-cooled and therefore readily available at various temperatures
  • Lower chance of scaling problems
  • Takes up more countertop space
  • Less energy-efficient as it has to constantly maintain water at fixed temperatures
  • Water may become stagnant
Tankless
  • No refilling needed
  • Space-saving as it takes up less countertop space
  • Lower chance of stagnant water, minimising the chance of bacterial growth
  • May take more time to dispense water at desired temperature
  • Harder to shift around due to direct pipe-in configuration and need for drilled countertop hole

*Differs with each product

Filtration efficacy

In your research on filtered water dispensers, it’s likely that you’ll come across a micron rating. For example, water dispensers with ultra-fine (UF) filtration work at a level of 0.01 micron. This means that any contaminants larger than 0.01 micron will not pass through (a human hair is approx. 70 micron in thickness).

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That said, smaller doesn’t always mean better either, as filters with a smaller micron rating may end up trapping more debris that impedes water flow. To prevent this from happening, most water dispensers on the market use multiple stages of filtration from coarsest to finest.

Additional features

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Apart from providing filtered water at various temperatures, some dispensers come with additional features that are in fact the primary reasons why homeowners choose particular models over others. Examples include:

  • Number of temperature presets
  • Ionizing function for alkaline water
  • Supplementation of natural minerals
  • Multi-purpose appliance (e.g. doubles up as an ice maker)
  • Smart features (e.g. motion sensors and Bluetooth speakers)

Now that you’re up to speed on how to choose a water dispenser, here are some of our top recommendations:


The best water dispensers in Singapore

Wells The One: The World’s Slimmest Water Purifier

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Small home? We know the struggle. At just 8.8cm in diameter, Wells The One takes up minimal countertop space because its thorough 9-step nanofiltration unit is cleverly hidden under the counter, separate from its dispensing unit. In fact, it’s the only product on the market that does so, giving you less clutter on your countertop, and more room for food prep.

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Space-saving product design aside, this designed- and made-in-Korea dispenser also has an ultra-sleek, modern aesthetic with no buttons. Instead, it uses a tactile wheel control cum digital display. No wonder it’s won multiple design awards and is being seen in so many homes today!

Oh, it even comes with a human body detection sensor to automatically prepare itself for use as soon as it picks up motion nearby. How smart is that?

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with limited countertop space
  • Design-conscious homeowners

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Purehan Super Cooling All In One: Made-in-Korea for Day-to-Day Convenience

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Boasting a sleek tankless design with 9-step nanofiltration, the made-in-Korea Purehan Super Cooling All In One water dispenser has won 3 of the world’s major design awards, including the coveted iF Design Award. And at a mere 11.5cm in width, it’s another ideal choice for homes with small kitchens.

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The Purehan Super Cooling All In One comes with a retractable tray to free up countertop space as needed

But what sets it apart from other dispensers in this list is its attention to detail vis-à-vis day-to-day convenience. For one, it has precise preset temperatures optimised for formula milk (50°C), tea (70°C), instant coffee (85°C) and 3 different temperatures for cold water! Other convenient features include:

  • Faucet that can be lowered to reduce splashing
  • Automatic UV sterilisation every 2 hours

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with limited countertop space
  • Those who prefer precise temperature presets

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W Life Nano: Singapore’s First Smart Water Purifier

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For a clean minimalist aesthetic, W Life Nano uses a sliding touch panel

At just 14cm in width, the W Life Nano is undoubtedly a top contender for sleek water purifiers. And thanks to its advanced energy-efficient technologies for heating and cooling, this tankless appliance uses 7x less electricity than the average water dispenser!

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Water consumption statistics (left) and self-diagnostic report (right) on W Life’s app

But what really sets it apart from other models in this list is its suite of smart features, all of which are accessible/controlled via W Life’s app. Some of our favourites:

  • Tracking of daily water consumption habits
  • Self-diagnostic system
  • Filter life indicator

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with limited countertop space
  • Health-conscious individuals
  • Lovers of smart technology

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Apure Titan Water Purifier: High Quality, Low Price Point

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Engineered in Germany and certified by the United States National Sanitation Foundation, the Apure Titan Water Purifier is a tankless water dispenser with a thorough 6-step filtration process, self-cleaning function and energy saving sensor.

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Despite all its capabilities, this minimalist appliance with touch display is touted to have one of the lowest prices on the market. At the time of writing, it comes with free delivery and installation, plus a free 12-month supply of filter sets (worth $140). But don’t tarry too long, this offer is available for a limited time only.

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners who want a bang for their buck
  • Those who like the minimalist aesthetic

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JIKSOO Hyper: Innovative Features for Families with Young Children

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The sleek JIKSOO Hyper water dispenser is also available in a Rose Gold shade

Made in Korea and popular in Malaysia, the sleek and compact JIKSOO Hyper water dispenser doesn’t just simplify daily routines for frazzled parents: it also ensures safety and hygiene – which couldn’t be more important when you have young children.

The JIKSOO Hyper’s child-friendly features include:

  • ‘Child-dispense’ button for children to dispense cold or room temperature water
  • A 304-grade stainless steel waterway that protects against bacterial build-ups and corrosion caused by plastic waterways
  • Automated UV sterilisation to remove 99% of harmful microbes every 2 hours
  • 7 temperature settings, of which 3 are for preparing powdered baby formulas
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The dispenser’s Smart Moving tap is also adjustable to the height of the cup/container to minimise water splashes.

Apart from that, it has a lifetime warranty on parts and labour so you can keep it in tip-top condition.

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with babies and/or young children
  • Homeowners with limited countertop space

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Livingcare Jewel Series: Tankless Dispensers Available in Pretty Pastels

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If you ask us, our top reasons for choosing the Livingcare Jewel series would be its lightweight design and aesthetic. At just 13cm in width and coming in a delightful range of colours to match any interior, it’s easy to see why many homeowners have turned to Livingcare as a choice brand for water dispensers.

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But that isn’t to say its tech and features aren’t impressive. As the first eco-friendly motorless and tankless water dispenser in Singapore, it ensures that water is never stagnant, and uses less electricity because there’s no need to constantly reheat/cool water throughout the day. These, along with other factors, led to it winning a Korea Electronics Show Innovation Award.

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with limited countertop space
  • Those looking for colourful appliances

Limited time offer: direct discount of $500 + 3 complimentary sets of filters.

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Hydroflux WISH: Smart Sterilisation Technology with Stainless Steel Flow Path and Faucet

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Most water purifiers today have some form of sterilisation feature in place, but this is often only to sterilise inner tubings. Using stainless steel in every part that water flows, the Hydroflux WISH stands out in that all touch points – including the nozzle – can be self-sterilised with heat pasteurisation to give you water that’s free of contaminants, all day, everyday.

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In addition to dispensing purified water at 5 different temperatures and 3 pre-set quantities, the Hydroflux WISH has a built-in Bluetooth speaker (what better pick-me-up in the morning than a hot cuppa and your favourite tunes?) and looks uber-futuristic, like something out of a Sci-Fi movie!

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners who don’t want to worry about maintenance (particularly the sterilising of parts)
  • Lovers of uniquely designed appliances

Limited time offer: $900 off + free 4-year supply of filters. For further enquires, fill in this e-form, or drop Hydroflux a call at 8388 8698.

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3M HCD-2: Easy to Use, with a Longstanding History

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If you have no need for fancy frills, but are instead looking for a hot and cold water dispenser that’s reliable and straightforward, look no further than the 3M HCD-2.

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Backed by over 80 years of water filtration research and development, the HCD-2 only requires a single filter (which is so easy to change, you can do it yourself) to achieve 3-stage filtration. Then, all you have to do is intuitively push to dispense hot*, cold and room temperature water as you please. You really can’t get any more fuss-free than this.

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners looking for something simple to use
  • Those who value brand reputability
  • Those who can afford the countertop space^

*Comes with a hot water safety lock
^Appliance is 29cm in width and 50cm in length

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Futur Living STAR Water Purifier: Nano Water Filtration

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With 8 stages of nano water filtration at 0.001 micron, water from the STAR water Purifier is as clean as it gets. This is then reinforced by the use of patented UV sterilisation and high-speed machine flushing to prevent the build up of mineral deposits, maintaining maximum hygiene and good water flow speed across 5 temperature presets.

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Plus, it looks just as good as its tech sounds! Thanks to its motorless and tankless design, the STAR Water Purifier boasts a compact build of 15cm in width, and comes in two versatile colours that will fit well into any modern home.

Bonus: it also happens to be extremely energy efficient, with electricity consumption at less than $1 per month!

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with limited countertop space
  • Design-conscious homeowners

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Panasonic TK-AS66: Alkaline Ionizer with a Slew of Lifestyle Benefits

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Unlike other water purifiers listed in this article, the Panasonic TK-AS66 only dispenses filtered water at room temperature. But what truly sets this water dispenser apart is its Japanese technology to change the pH of water for various lifestyle benefits.

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For instance, alkaline water at pH 8.5 to 9.5 is said to improve gut health, while water at pH 9.0 to 10.0 brings out the flavour in dishes. But that’s not all. Washing your face with water at a slight acidity of pH 5.5 (the same pH as our skin) is gentler on the skin and helps combat microbes too!

Recommended for:

  • Health-conscious homeowners
  • Those who value functionality over aesthetics
  • Those who don’t mind having the appliance placed beside the sink*

*For tubing to discharge unfiltered water into the sink

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Ruhens ICE: A 2-in-1 Water Purifier and Ice Maker

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If you’re one to use filtered/boiled water when making ice, this one’s for you. In addition to dispensing purified water at 5 different temperatures, the Ruhens ICE also dispenses ice cubes at two different sizes!

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And to ensure your ice is truly clean, the ice cube storage compartment, outlet and nozzle are automatically UV-sterilised every two hours when the UV Care mode is turned on. No more having to worry about tummy aches from contaminated ice ever again!

Recommended for:

  • Homeowners with want both a water purifier and automatic ice maker
  • Those particular about the cleanliness of ice
  • Those who can afford the countertop space*

*Appliance is 27cm in width and 54cm in length

Limited time offer: enjoy $700 off when you flash this article upon purchase in-store.

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AOX Pure EZ-3S Pro: For Antioxidant-Rich Water

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The majority of water purifiers focus on removing the bad, but the AOX Pure EZ-3S Pro takes things a step further by adding the good as well. With the use of its patented filters, it removes contaminants and heavy metals, while supplying essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and antioxidants that are said to boost immunity, improve blood circulation and metabolism.

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The AOX Pure EZ-3S Pro is also available in Pistachio Green

But don’t take our word for it. In addition to being a CaseTrust-accredited company, AOX is also trusted and used by various government and healthcare organizations. And as a cherry on top, the Pure EZ-3S Pro comes with 13 precise temperature presets to meet your everyday needs, be it preparing warm formula milk or cooking cup noodles to al dente perfection.

Recommended for:

  • Health-conscious homeowners
  • Those who need water to be at very specific temperatures (12 to 100 degrees Celsius)

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