• StephenB

    You might wish to check your calculations for the cost as your units are not consistent.

    If you mean that the unit uses 2.9 kW of power (that’s about the same as one or two electric kettles, say 25 amps) and it takes 5 hours to make 1 gallon of water, your energy consumption is 5 * 2.9 = 14.5 kWh. If your cost of energy is $0.09 per kWh (NOT per kW), the cost is $1.30 per galllon.

    otoh, if you mean that the unit uses 2.9 kWh of energy over the 5 hour period, its power consumption is about 600W (close to that of a typical refrigerator); and indeed the cost of the water is approximately $0.29 per gallon.

  • Jazelle22

    I’ve read that distilled water draws out minerals from your body. I wonder if you have experienced any deficiencies after having consumed DW after so many years. I have been drinking DW for 4 days now and still continue to do research but some say its the best while others say its detrimental to your health. What have you experienced..truthfully????

    • Steve Marden

      Think about it. If you use distilled water to make soup, tea, coffee, boil legumes, or further process food, you are adding minerals and other “additives” to the distillate. Distilled water DEMANDS to absorb nutrients. And all those supplements in your body have already blended with the water in your system, which is 80+% of your body weight. I have been using distilled water for a very long time. I add Swanson minerals, but am convinced that adding brown rice or any other mineral absorbant substance will fill out the overall profile of minerals demanded by distilled water. It absorbs what we eat. Not what we theoretically need to finance a USDA daily requirement. Which is BS to begin with. You may disagree. So what? : )

    • Johnny

      yes, destilled water isnt as good as filtered water because it doesnt have the minerals that normal water has and destilled water is super-absorbed by your cells because of osmosis and thus causing a possible cellular explosion which in a big scale can cause a lot of problems

  • Dr X

    my personal opinion only but: drinking only distilled water will result in long term harm due to 1) lack of minerals and 2) the absorption of CO2 into your distilled water

  • Guest

    That’s an old wive’s tale about leaching minerals. According to leading health expert Andrew Weil, M. D.the amount of minerals leached out of your body in a day from drinking three quarts of distilled water can be replaced by eating a single grape. Some people add a small amount of dolomite clay powder or Celtic or Himalayan sea-salt to get a better mix of minerals than what you get in reprocessed tap water, and filters don”t get the drug and anti-biotic residues out, where distillation does.

  • Joseph de Nicola

    That’s an old wive’s tale about leaching minerals. According to leading health expert Andrew Weil, M. D.the amount of minerals leached out of your body in a day from drinking three quarts of distilled water can be replaced by eating a single grape. Some people add a small amount of dolomite clay powder or Celtic or Himalayan sea-salt to get a better mix of minerals than what you get in reprocessed tap water, and filters don”t get the drug and anti-biotic residues out, whereas distillation does. I have sold and installed 5-stage reverse-osmosis filter systems in people’s homes for years, and have used that same system in my own house for over 25 years. I have elaborate testing kits for determining hardness of water, chemical composition, and have just invested in testing for anti-biotic and traces of other drugs, and from my own test results have decided to switch to a distiller, though I will continue to sell the filter systems, because people have to buy filter refills every year from me. If everyone goes distilled, I’m out of business. Something to keep in mind when you see filter-system companies talking about distilled water leaching minerals. Just a tip.

    • GreatGazoo

      So you are selling snake oil?

  • Manuel de Moustache

    lol you’re supposed to drink minerals they are necessary for living. that is why you’re supposed to remineralize the water after distillation

    • trololololo

      over 90% of mineral come from fruits, veggies, etc. also pure water is better cuz it absorbes unused waste form body not the minerals already integrated to the cells

  • Mog

    I’ve learnt over the last few years that if a product says ‘stainless steel’ and not ‘100% stainless steel’, then it is likely not pure stainless steel but has nickle mixed in. It’s a very common practice adding nickel to stainless steel and advertising it as ‘stainless steel’. The only countertop water distiller I’ve seen where the water chamber says ‘100% stainless steel’ is the one from H2O Labs. Having seen how popular the Nutriteam distiller is and its excellent user ratings as far as its operation goes, I nearly bought it till I read a couple of review on different sites where people said that after extended use of this water distiller their doctor found too much nickel in their body. It was a timely reminder to me about how commonly nickel is added to stainless steel. I don’t know how many people have considered the long-term effect to their health if there is nickel in the boiling chamber of their water distiller. I would hate to use a distiller for 5 or 10 years then find out that’s the case. As it is, I haven’t purchase a distiller yet. Am still doing my homework and looking for the best price. But the water chamber must say ‘100% stainless steel’ or I’m not buying.

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