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Waterwise 8800 Water Distiller Purifier (Water Wise) Distill
WaterWise 8800 Water Distiller Features & Specifications Waterwise Model 8800 Water Distiller The WaterWise 8800 is perfect for the small family and provides plenty of water for up to 6 people. It produces 1 gallon of fresh, clean, pure, filtered water in 4 hours and can produce up to 6 gallons a day. The 8800 sets itself apart from the others because of its programmable features - allowing you to have fresh distilled water ready in the morning or evening as well as a faster distillation time and increased daily capacity. Using the Water Wise 8800 is easier than drinking the water it produces! Just fill the removable boiler with regular tap water, plug it in and push the start button. This unit has an automatic shut-off after the boiling cycle is finished. The 1 Gallon GE Lexan collector jug comes with the unit and can easily be removed and put in your refrigerator for cold water. You can also purchase an extra jug strictly for your refrigerator to keep a steady supply of filtered water on hand. Steam distillation removes harmful substances such as: Arsenic Aluminum Chloride Chlorine Chloroform Copper Fluoride Lead MTBE Mercury Nitrates Sodium Sulfate Trihalmothane Bacteria Viruses Features: Quality constructed - easy to use Stainless steel boiler Removes 99% of unwanted impurities 4 hours distillation time - up to 6 gallons a day Made in the U.S.A 3-Prong Plug Euro style design Automatic shut off Post carbon treatment system External heating element for a long life Removable boiling tank for an easy fill and clean 1 Gallon GE Lexan water collector Detachable Power Cord. Limited 1 Year Warranty
Automatic shut-off (works while you sleep or are away from home)
Stainless steel condensing coil - NO assembly ~ installation ~ hookups
Will produce up 6 Gallons (22.7 liters) in 24 hours .. One U.S. gallon capacity (3.785 liters)
All materials conform to U.S. FDA requirements. West German (VDE) listed and conforms to (CE) direct
Manufacturers 1 Year Limited Warranty
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56 of 56 found the following review helpful:
Makes great distilled water- A few gripes.Jul 16, 2009
By Ryan Bowen
I purchased this a few weeks ago for my girlfriend, who only drinks distilled water.
The water tastes great
Making distilled water at home is easy and SO convenient.
Easy to clean, design is nice and contemporary.
When you see what's left in the kettle, you may never drink tap water again. There is about a teaspoon of chemicals (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) and salts left after each gallon I distill (Los Angeles city water...)
The carafe is annoying to pour from when full. Almost impossible to not spill a little- I have now gotten in the habit of immediately moving the distilled water into another jug and starting a new pot right away.
I would give this product 5 stars except for the carafe issue.
Note: I agree with other posters that suggest that you start with hot water in the kettle. This saves at least 20-30 minutes in the process.
Update: 2 years later. Steam pipe broken, small hairline cracks in base, kettle basically done and needing replacement. We run this about 2 times per day, so I'd say for a 300-400 distiller it should have held up better in less than 1000 uses. Rating changed to 3 stars...
I contacted Waterwise and asked about help. They told me that my warranty was good for 12 months and now it's on me to replace parts as needed. This is true and understandable, but it got me heated anyway (no pun intended).
78 of 81 found the following review helpful:
PUREST WATER MADE EASILY AT HOMEJun 02, 2008
I've had this distiller for a couple of years now and make 2-3 gallons of water PER DAY for my family. It is EXCELLENT. (Make sure and read my tip below if you do buy one).
To comment on the previous reviewer's statement that there's no point in distilling water and then keeping it in a plastic container -- the water doesn't stay in the container for any significant length of time to contaminate it. If there is a concern, the water can be easily poured into a glass jug and stored that way. With water this pure, I've found we drink more than ever and feel great about the health advantages and cost savings. The pitcher holds a gallon and that amount is easily used by most people within a day, given the amount we drink and cook with (i.e. water added in cooking to make oatmeal, rice, etc.).
The main reason we purchased this unit to begin with was that we moved into a home that has a water softener unit which automatically deposits salt and chemicals into the main water system. I watered houseplants with that water and within a week the plants died!! We simply didn't want to drink that water, but we like our water softener for other reasons (no hard water deposits) and didn't want to remove it.
The cost to produce the water in this distiller has not made any significant difference in our electricity bill, and we've found it to be cheaper and much more convenient than purchasing bottled water (who even knows what impurities bottled water contains!).
One TIP that I would recommend which allows the water to distill a lot faster: FILL THE KETTLE WITH THE HOTTEST POSSIBLE TAP WATER INSTEAD OF COLD WATER. It will cut down on the time it takes to make a gallon, as the unit won't have to work as long to bring the kettle to the boiling temperature required. This unit is easy to us -just fill the kettle with hot water and press a button.
I've found the Waterwise company to be very helpful with my questions, etc. over the phone. I would highly recommend this product. I can't imagine a glass of any other kind of water now!
We are still using this distiller daily. Sometimes twice per day. It still works great after 7 years!!!
33 of 33 found the following review helpful:
What every buyer needs to know about the Waterwise 8800Apr 08, 2011
Waterwise 8800 Water Distiller Purifier (Water Wise) Distill
This very same product( Waterwise 8800 ) was marketed by Sears as their Kenmore Brand Water Distiller at $99.95 five years ago, and was an OK product at a fair price. Using it to make a gallon a day, it would last for 2-3 years, then break down. The most vulnerable part was and is the cooling coil tube above the distiller jug, which would begin to leak, also dust and debris collect outside and inside the cooling fan, which are impossible to remove. This is designed to be virtually or actually impossible for a mechanically apt person to dismantle and repair, necessitating upwards of or multiples of $80 to ship and repair.
When Waterwise took over this product, they jacked up the price to $600 plus, with Waterwise themselves and secondary marketers selling it at "discounted" prices between $399.99 and $499.99. If you buy steam distilled water from the Water Store (in CA) @ 60c a gallon, and use 1-2 gallons a day, you still come out ahead if the $400 unit lasts the average of 2-3 years (not considering the cost of electricity or supplies - see following:)
Instead of using slightly or moderately toxic descaling solutions, use distilled white vinegar (available for 99c a quart at discount stores)after every use, 1/8 cup left in the container after mild scrubbing with a green Scotchgard-type scrubber for 1 hr +, then scrubbed out and rinsed with tap water; fill with hot water before distilling. Before shelling out $35 for filters, use a $2 pack of Aquarium charcoal filter inserts (also contain pharmaceutical grade charcoal), or simmer the old filter in 2 cups of tapwater with 1 tablespoon of salt for 10 minutes, then rinse with 2 cups of distilled water before using.
The polycarbonate collecting jug is hard plastic which contains tiny amounts of Bisphenyl A plasticizer. This has a minimal androgen-mimic action, compared to the significant estrogen-mimic ('feminine-izing') action of the dimethyl or methyl-ethyl phthalates used in most other softer plastics, not to speak of the cancer-inducing vinyl chloride leached from PVC containing plastics. The WW 9000 and newer models have glass collection containers. As regards the "plastic" taste, this comes from polyethylene or PVC storage containers. Distilled water is, well, tasteless: for drinking, this can be remedied by adding a tiny amount (a "pinch" or 100mg) of Calcium Carbonate or Sulfate, or Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) food grade, or a pinch of baking soda, which in a gallon of distilled water adds a trivial amount of Sodium. The soda also alkalinizes the water as will a pinch of Calcium Hydroxide (lime). Of course, you may wish to pay $5000 for some highly touted "Kangaroo Water Maker" with which you can "dial-up to an alkaline pH" and obtain incredibly-hyped but scientifically dubious health benefits.
35 of 36 found the following review helpful:
I love this water distiller!!!!Feb 08, 2008
I have wanted a water distiller for a long time, as it is the best drinking water available. Found this one on Amazon for a great price. I was interested in this one because of the water production in a gallon, not smaller quantities.
Quick shipping, quality packaging. Just remove from box, insert filter, and you're ready to operate. Makes 1 gallon of clean, odorless, drinkable water in 4 hours. I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything!
I have previously written a review for this item. However, after reading the one comment that wasn't so eloquently stated about the carafe being plastic and contaminating the water is rediculous. Had the rating customer read the information the carafe is made of #5 plastic which does not leach (break down and create toxins) when heated.
I use this distiller nearly ever day. I love it, it's a great product for the size of production. The water is clean and the results are very clear when you reopen your stainless steel container and see the reminantes of what didn't go into your drinking water after distilling!
I only give my dogs and cats distilled water now as well. I'm sure after seeing what's left in the distiller there is no doubt that would contribute to a shorter life span for man and beast alike!
27 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Best Purchase I Have Ever Made!Feb 18, 2008
I knew we needed to drink clean water. Our water has so many minerals in it and it took them all out. I had no idea the difference in taste. My coffee and tea taste a world of difference. I also use it for cooking. The food even tastes better. No more buying plastic tasting bottled water!!! I will never be without this machine. I am even taking it in our motorhome. One thing I learned, a rinse between distilling with vinegar keeps the unit just like new.
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