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Variability in volume (min setting)
This rating shows if the you'll get the same volume of water, on the minimum setting, every time you use the dispenser.
Variability in volume (max setting)
This rating shows if the you'll get the same volume of water, on the maximum setting, every time you use the dispenser.
Suitability for different mug sizes
How suitable the dispenser is for using different sized mugs.
We time how long it takes before water is produced and then how long it takes to fill a mug.
Dispensed water temperature
We measure the temperature when the hot water reaches your cup.
All hot water dispensers use a minute amount of energy, equivilent to just over half a pennys-worth per use.
This rating shows how effective the cancel button is. A good one will cut the water flow instantly.
Amount of spitting
We rate how much the water spits and splutters as it dispenses into your cup.
Ease of filling
This rating shows how easy it is to fill the dispenser at the water tap.
Emptying the water tank
How difficult it is to empty out all the water from the tank.
Overall ease of use
This rating takes into account the who experience of using the hot water dispenser.
Colour of the hot water dispenser
Select as many colours as you like or leave blank to see all colour options
Variable volume setting
Choose this if you want to be able to choose the volume of water dispensed
Water filter cartridge
Choose this if you'd like to use a water filter in the dispenser
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