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Water Distillers Direct is proud to offer H2o Labs water distillation systems. H2o Labs has tested more makes and types of water distillers than any other company in the water distiller business. Every model offered by H2o Labs has been rigorously tested and evaluated for dependability, ease of operation, maintenance, design, functionality, quality, economy, warranty, technical support and customer satisfaction.

Many water distillers look similar, but are they really the same? Compare below to see how H2oLabs "Best in Class" water distillers beat the competition decisively.

 

H2o Labs Model 100 Water Distiller     Classic White Baked-Enamel Steel main body exterior.
     100% Stainless Steel Condensing Coil, Boiling Chamber and Dome.
     Heating Element is Optimal 565 Watt for Purest Water and Efficiency. 
     UL Listed. Safety Protected with UL Approved Thermal Switch and Fail-Safe Fuse.
     All Plastics are Food-Safe and BPA-Free.
     Convenient Carafe-Style Collection Container is BPA-Free, Break-Resistant and Easy to Clean.
     Activated Carbon Filter Housing is Food Safe and BPA-Free. (Optional Glass Insert available.)
     Included Supplies: 6 Pack of Mega Filters, Jar of Cleaning Crystals. Everything needed for a full year.
     12 Month 100% Parts and Labor Warranty. 2 and 3 year exclusive extended warranties also available.
     Telephone Support and Top Rated Customer Service
     The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand instruction manual in the industry.
     H2o Labs Model 100         Overall Grade: EXCELLENT
 
H2o Labs Model 100SS Water Distiller
     Top Grade Brushed Stainless Steel main body exterior.
     100% Stainless Steel Condensing Coil, Boiling Chamber and Dome.
     Heating Element is Optimal 565 Watt for Purest Water and Efficiency. 
     UL Listed. Safety Protected with UL Approved Thermal Switch and Fail-Safe Fuse.
     All Plastics are Food-Safe and BPA-Free.
     Convenient Carafe-Style Collection Container is BPA-Free, Break-Resistant and Easy to Clean.
     Activated Carbon Filter Housing is Food Safe and BPA-Free. (Optional Glass Insert available.)
     Included Supplies: 6 Pack of Mega Filters, Jar of Cleaning Crystals. Everything needed for a full year.
     12 Month 100% Parts and Labor Warranty. 2 and 3 year exclusive extended warranties also available.
     Telephone Support and Top Rated Customer Service
     The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand instruction manual in the industry.
   H2o Labs Model 100SS     Overall Grade: EXCELLENT
 
H2o Labs Model 300 Water Distiller
     Classic White Baked-Enamel Steel main body exterior.
     100% Stainless Steel Condensing Coil, Boiling Chamber and Dome.
     Heating Element is Optimal 565 Watt for Purest Water and Efficiency. 
     UL Listed. Safety Protected with UL Approved Thermal Switch and Fail-Safe Fuse.
     All Plastics are Food-Safe and BPA-Free.
     Convenient Glass Carafe with Easy-Grip Handle is Easy to Clean.
     Activated Carbon Filter Housing is GLASS so the pure water does not touch plastic.
     Included Supplies: 6 Pack of Mega Filters, Jar of Cleaning Crystals. Everything needed for a full year.
     12 Month 100% Parts and Labor Warranty. 2 and 3 year exclusive extended warranties also available.
     Telephone Support and Top Rated Customer Service
     The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand instruction manual in the industry.
     H2o Labs Model 300         Overall Grade: EXCELLENT
 
H2o Labs Model 300SS Water Distiller     Top Grade Brushed Stainless Steel main body exterior.
     100% Stainless Steel Condensing Coil, Boiling Chamber and Dome.
     Heating Element is Optimal 565 Watt for Purest Water and Efficiency. 
     UL Listed. Safety Protected with UL Approved Thermal Switch and Fail-Safe Fuse.
     All Plastics are Food-Safe and BPA-Free.
     Convenient Glass Carafe with Easy-Grip Handle is Easy to Clean.
     Activated Carbon Filter Housing is GLASS so the pure water does not touch plastic.
     Included Supplies: 6 Pack of Mega Filters, Jar of Cleaning Crystals. Everything needed for a full year.
     12 Month 100% Parts and Labor Warranty. 2 and 3 year exclusive extended warranties also available.
     Telephone Support and Top Rated Customer Service
     The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand instruction manual in the industry.
  H2o Labs Model 300SS      Overall Grade: EXCELLENT
 
waterwise distiller
     Plastic main body exterior is exposed to high heat from the boiler inside.
     Stainless Steel Condensing Coil, Boiling Chamber and Dome.
     Heating Element is Excessive 800 watt requires inefficient splash reducer. 
     NOT UL Listed. Thermostat & Fuse is not UL approved.
     Plastics are Food-Safe and BPA-Free.
     Glass Carafe is Easy to Clean.
     Activated Carbon Filter Housing is plastic and touches the distilled water.
     Included Supplies: Only 2 filter cups and no cleaner.
     12 Month Warranty can not be extended.
     Telephone Support and Customer Service
     Comprehensive instruction manual.
        Waterwise 4000              Overall Grade: Average 
china distiller 1
     
     Plastic main body exterior is exposed to high heat from the boiler inside.
     Stainless Steel Condensing Coil and Boiling Chamber has a plastic steam dome.
     Heating Element is excessive at 750 watts requiring an inefficient splash reducer. 
     NOT UL Listed. Substandard Circuit Breaker. Not safest for water distillers.
     Polycarbonate collection bottle is hard to clean inside due to small opening.
     Activated Carbon Filter Housing is plastic and touches the distilled water.
     Included Supplies: 6 small inefficient "tea bag" style filters and jar of cleaner.
     30 day warranty can not be extended.
     No Telephone Support and poor Customer Service
     Poorly translated instruction manual.
         China Model 1                Overall Grade: Substandard
china distiller 2
     
     Plastic main body exterior is exposed to high heat from the boiler inside.
     Stainless Steel Condensing Coil and Boiling Chamber.
     Heating Element is excessive at 750 watts requiring an inefficient splash reducer. 
     NOT UL Listed. Substandard Circuit Breaker. Not safest for water distillers.
     Polycarbonate collection bottle is hard to clean inside due to small opening.
     Stainless steel nozzle contacts distilled water. Potential metallic taste.
     Included Supplies: 1 small "tea bag" style filter and "bag of cleaning powder."
     30 day warranty can not be extended.
     No Telephone Support and poor Customer Service
     Poorly translated instruction manual.
         China Model 2                Overall Grade: Substandard
china distiller 3
     Plastic main body exterior is exposed to high heat from the boiler inside.
     Stainless Steel Condensing Coil and Boiling Chamber.
     Heating Element is excessive at 750 watts requiring an inefficient splash reducer. 
     NOT UL Listed. Substandard Circuit Breaker. Not safest for water distillers.
     Glass container with sealed lid is difficult to clean inside. Has a thin hard-to-grasp handle.
     Stainless steel nozzle contacts distilled water. Potential metallic taste.
     Included Supplies: 1 small "tea bag" style filter and "bag" of cleaner."
     30 day warranty can not be extended.
     No Telephone Support and poor Customer Service
     Poorly translated instruction manual.
         China Model 3                Overall Grade: Substandard
china distiller 4
     Thin-gauge polished stainless steel, smudges and dents easily.
     Stainless Steel Condensing Coil and Boiling Chamber.
     Heating Element is excessive at 750 watts requiring an inefficient splash reducer. 
     NOT UL Listed. Substandard Circuit Breaker. Not safest for water distillers.
     Glass container with sealed lid is difficult to clean inside. Has a thin hard-to-grasp handle.
     Stainless steel nozzle contacts distilled water. Potential metallic taste.
     Included Supplies: 1 small "tea bag" style filter and "bag" of cleaner."
     30 day warranty can not be extended.
     No Telephone Support and poor Customer Service
     Poorly translated instruction manual.
         China Model 4                Overall Grade: Substandard
 
H2o Labs Advantages:
* Heating Element is optimal size. Bigger is NOT better. Some manufactures use a larger-than-necessary heating element to speed up the distillation process so they can claim their heating element is bigger and can make water quicker. (Note that bigger heating elements do not cost any more to manufacture than smaller heating elements.) However, a heating element with higher wattage than necessary can boil water too rapidly causing it to splash excessively and get into the condensing coil. When that happens, VOCs and other pollutants can mix with, and contaminate the distilled water. Some manufacturers install a “splash shield” over the steam inlet in a futile attempt to reduce contamination. This is counter-productive because it does not completely solve the problem of contamination and it also prevents the distiller from being as energy efficient. The purity of your distilled water should not be compromised in order to save a little time making it. We have found that a 565 Watt heating element is ideal for a one gallon water distiller. When making water overnight as many H2oLabs customers do, the small amount of extra time it takes will not be noticed. Just as in Nature, it takes a little time and patience to make the very purest water.
 
* All Plastics Food Safe & BPA-Free. Rest assured that all plastics used in H2oLabs water distillers are food safe materials that are used to package foods of all types at your local grocery. However due to the ever increasing consumer caution regarding plastics in general and polycarbonate that contains BPA in particular, we have focused special attention on the plastic parts that come in contact with the pure water. For example H2oLabs Model 100, 100SS, 300 and 300SS water distillers do not have a plastic tube attached to the end of the condensing coil which can be found on other makes. Even more importantly, none of the distillers offered by H2oLabs have polycarbonate collection containers. The use of polycarbonate containers for the purpose of water storage is controversial. The basis of this controversy is that hydrolysis degradation by water occurring at elevated temperature releases Bisphenol A , (BPA). The use of BPA in the manufacture of polycarbonate is very concerning. Even minuscule exposures increase risks for breast cancer, prostate cancer, infertility, early puberty, metabolic disorders and type-2 diabetes.
 
* Activated Carbon Filter Housing. The most noteworthy plastic part of water distillers is the first part that the warmest pure water touches as it leaves the condenser, the activated carbon housing and/or nozzle. H2oLabs Models 100 and 100SS have a “PP”, (polypropylene), nozzle that is food safe and BPA-free. However for those customers who want an extra measure of caution, an optional Glass Activated Carbon Housing is available. (The Glass Activated Carbon Housing is standard with H2oLabs Models 300 and 300SS and is not available on any of the competing models specified above.)

* UL Listed. Underwriters Laboratories is the leading Independent, not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization that has been testing products for public safety for more than a century.

* Fail-Safe Fuse. A fuse is the safest way to protect you and a heating appliance. Circuit breakers do not provide fail-safe protection and because of that, are not certified by Underwriters Laboratories for use in an appliance that heats. In a misguided attempt to prevent frequent fuse replacements due to inadequate electrical engineering, some water distiller manufacturers replace the fuse with dangerous circuit breakers. (If circuit breakers fail, the appliance will continue heating which could potentially cause a fire or injury.) H2oLabs water distillers have been designed for maximum safety and reliability which means that fuse replacements are very rare.

Note: Megahome models 943TWS and 943SBS have not been listed as they have the same basic features as H2oLabs models and are produced by the same respected manufacturing facility which has specialized in making the highest quality one gallon water distillers for more than 20 years. Both brands are considered to be the best overall one gallon water distillers available anywhere.
However, H2oLabs offers the following additional benefits that Megahome (and other brands), do not;
* H2o Labs EXCLUSIVE Activated Carbon Pods last twice as long and contain 3 TIMES the filtering media, specifically designed to provide the purest water and the most effective VOC removal of any similar distiller; 
* 100% parts and labor warranty can be extended to two or three years; 
* Lifetime Full Value Trade-in Guarantee (when purchasing a higher capacity model); 
* The most comprehensive and easy-to-understand instruction manual in the industry written by H2o Labs experts.

Notice to water distiller manufacturers: We want to be completely truthful about our representations. Should you have any disagreement with your ratings, or if your models have recently improved, please feel free to contact us for a re-evaluation.