Before we take an in-depth look at the Ragalta RWC-195 Purelife Series High Efficiency Thermo Electric Hot and Cold Water Cooler, let’s see what features it has. It has high-efficiency, anti-shock protection, and it also has a child safety lock. It has a non-spill water guard system, which is universal.
There is an LED indicator, so it’s easy to understand what the dispenser is doing at all times. This product produces cold water that is 15 degree C, and the hot water is anywhere from 85 to 95 degrees C. It also comes with a one year warranty.
A Deeper Look
Now, we’re going to get our hands dirty and take a deeper look at this water cooler. From the start, we can see that the price is nearly half that of higher-end dispensers. According to reviewers, this model looks great and doesn’t use a lot of space, which is great for small offices or bedrooms.
However, it DOES NOT come with a water bottle, so you’ll have to buy your own. For most people, the fact that you need to buy your own bottle for this water cooler isn’t a deal breaker. The water from this model comes out chilled, and the hot water is hot, as you would expect.
What sets this model apart from the rest is that it’s very slim, so it can fit into very tight spaces. It has no trouble holding a five-gallon water bottle and has a neat storage space underneath. For the best performance, you should plug this dispenser into an outlet that isn’t occupied by other devices.
The very first use of this product might come with a bad aftertaste, but most people say it goes away almost instantly. Since everyone is different, some people like their water to be hotter or colder than others. Due to these indifferences, some people say the water isn’t cold or hot enough.
The part of the product that actually does the cooling/heating is quite small, so the capacity is dismal. This doesn’t seem to be a major issue, but it’s not a preferred feature.
Some reviewers have had issues with this product being unstable and needing a special bracket to keep in place while others have had no issues. Some reviewers have had issues with the bottle splashing water and causing a mess whenever it’s time to change the bottle because the product is very short.
Another potential issue with this product is the fact that it has no manual temperature control. Due to it being created this way, the water can only get as cold as the factory default preset, which, for some people, isn’t cold enough. As mentioned earlier, however, everyone is different.
The water from this dispenser is perfectly cold for some people while it’s nowhere near being cold enough for others. This is a personal opinion. The smaller overall capacity of this product means it cannot heat or cool a lot of water at a time.
Many reviewers have had trouble filling a 12 oz. bottle with hot or cold water in a single use because the capacity is too small.
At the end of the day, you get what you pay for, and since the price of this water cooler is nearly half of MANY other models, you kind of have to expect some minor issues.