Momma Told Me: Outfitting Your Fan Cave With A NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Outfitting Your Fan Cave With A NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser

*I received the following product as part of the NewAir Brew Crew in hopes I would share my honest opinions on setup and operation. Any thumbs up on YouTube towards my setup video will go towards account as a vote in a Brew Crew competition.
NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser, Water Cooler, for the Fan Cave, Office, or Home
Momma Told Me: Your father is the only man I know who could actually overdose on water.

My father is a camel. Okay, so that may not be one of the more flattering analogies, as we lead up to Father's Day, or even the right comparison, but it's been typed and we're not going back. What I mean is that my father will drink water all day long, and in as large of a quantity as he can get. As a young girl I remember marveling at the 64oz (soft drink) jugs he'd bring home from the gas station to fill with his filtered water. And, just like some people are in tune with wine or the finer notes of a good beer, he is a water snob. He can detect the most minute of imperfections and even 'flavoring' of water from it's source. Having fresh, clean, tasty (yes tasty) water on hand at all times within his home is a must. So, naturally, having a water dispenser is a logical step to the continuation of his Fan Cave.
NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser, Water Cooler, for the Fan Cave, Office, or HomeNewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser, Water Cooler, for the Fan Cave, Office, or Home
When I was a little girl my father spent most of his time home in his office. Now an eligible bachelor with no children in the house his 'office' has turned into his living room (Shhhhh, you didn't hear that from me.) And that's understandable since it's filled with some of his favorite things, mementos of the Red Sox, La-Z-Boy recliners, and a 75" HD Flat Screen television that puts off enough heat to warm the entire room in the Winter. But my father is picky about what goes into his home- no 'unsightly' appliances sit on counters or out in the open where guests can see them. Let's face it, water dispensers aren't typically the most 'sexy' appliance. Luckily, the NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser is made with complimentary design in mind. It's sleek white profile is polished, simplistic, and fits in perfectly right by the patio door leading out of my father's Fan Cave.
NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser, Water Cooler, for the Fan Cave, Office, or Home
Now, it wouldn't be a very good Father's Day gift if I just dumped the mailing box at his house and left; so I was a good daughter and stayed to help with the setup process. We first had to leave the unit standing in it's intended spot for 2 hours to allow for any settling in shipping or transit. Then we prepared our 5 gallon bottle (we'd bought at our local grocery store, which had a refill station posted outside) by removing the sanitary seal and refill plug, and wiping it down. We next installed the bottle, which is as simple as placing the bottle upside down in the unit, plugged the water dispenser in, and flipped both the hot and cold switches on. We then tested the water flow through the Hot valve, to pull water down into the unit, then let it sit for 30 minutes before beginning a cleaning.

You will want to clean and maintain your water dispenser regularly (I recommend once every 3 months, or 3 bottle changes,) and also when you first set it up, as dust may have accumulated in the factory. To do so we turned the unit off after it's 30 minute cycle, unplugged the base, and removed the water bottle. We then drained both the hot and cold valves, and the drain cap located on the back of the unit. This was about 3/4 gallon of water, which we used to water plants and whatnot. After clearing all of the water you are ready to go through the simple setup process again and enjoy your unit.
NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser, Water Cooler, for the Fan Cave, Office, or Home
Water dispensers have come a long way from when Momma was a young girl, and even my father was impressed with the quiet nature of the unit. The WCD-200W can heat and cool water at the same time, or you may only run one temperature function as needed (hot in Winter, etc) to save energy (though it is Energy Star approved.) You may also run the unit without power to dispense room temperature water when power is not available.

One of our favorite features, however, is the small storage compartment on the bottom of the dispenser that opens by a magnetically closed door. This is the perfect place to store instant coffee packets and cups; since that steaming 176F-203F water makes a mean hot beverage in the middle of an early morning Sox broadcast! For those worried about tiny hands, the unit has a special hot water dispenser toggle that requires deliberate force and intention to dispense- and the hot water function may always be flipped off via the switch in the back.

In all, the NewAir WCD-200W Water Dispenser was a home run (see what I did there?) of a Father's Day gift, and I know it will enjoy many years of use in my father's Fan Cave.

What Daughter Says: Now my father can supplement his water addiction without missing a single bunt, foul, or home run!




NewAir WCD-200W Instructional Setup Video

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7 comments:

  1. We have a water dispenser at work, and I love it. I can get hot water within seconds, fantastic for tea.

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  2. You're such a good daughter. :) great Father's Day gift! We could really use one of these. A nice giant reminder to drink more water. And how handy that it does hot water too. Love me some hot tea.

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  3. I need one of these by my desk - always running out of water at work and hate drinking faucet water

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  4. I'd love to own one of these...maybe it would get me to drink more water. I like the sleek design - makes it much easier to fit into tight spaces.

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  5. Great gift and a nice way to make sure he get's his daily amount of water. I love the instant hot water tap! Great for instant hot tea or even making oatmeal!

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  6. Oooh! I would love this especially for an instant cup of tea in the morning. I think this would encourage my kids to drink more water too.

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  7. We had one of these when I was growing up

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