Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 80
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrikyRiky Child safe
I got this for our church. We put it in the children’s ministry. Those who serve can have cold water on the hot days and come winter if it gets cooler they can have Hot tea or even Hot coco. The best feature no worries of the children getting the hot water on them. You can only access the hot water by pushing in the red tab on the side of the hot water button then depressing it to dispense your hot water, really safe for the children. Helps them get in the habit of drinking good water instead of all the sodas for a healthier future. Perfect for the home, office work shop or any place you may have a need for hot and cold bottled water
August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edieb Compact and attractive
I have been around several water coolers in my day. This unit by Glacier Bay is a real standout! It is compact, attractive and offers not only cold water but hot water as well. A control knob on the back lets you select the cold water temperature.There is an off and on power switch also on the back to engage the hot water. The only problem I encountered was during the initial cleaning procedure. You have to remove the bottle support collar. I could not do it. It was too hard to get a hold of. My husband was able to remove the collar. From then on everything was fine. The dispenser works quietly and efficiently! I am happy to recommend this product.
July 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Freestate Too Loud
Bought this product to use when my well was condemned and was waiting for a new well to be drilled. The dispenser does a good job of keeping water cold and hot and ready to drink. The problem is the cooler is extremely loud. This machine is as loud as the basement jet pump when the compressor is running. When the cooler comes on at night, it is loud enough to wake my young children. As soon as I get the new well, this will go straight to the barn where the chickens will have to deal with the noise.
It does stay cold and the instant hot water is nice to have for making tea, but the noise is not worth the convenience.
I would not recommend this product.
October 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gmjawx Works Great -- Compact Design
The Glacier Bay Water Cooler has several great features and works wonderfully. This unit has a clean and compact design, which takes up little room, no matter where you place it. The cooler has good water pressure, which is delivered in a steady stream. The unit is extremely quite and has the ability to cool as well as heat water. It even has indication lights on the front, blue for the cooled water and red for the hot water, which lets you know when it has reached it’s desired temperature.
On the back of the water cooler, along the right side, you will see a series of knobs and switches (refer to the fourth picture). Just be aware that these locations don’t match the diagram provided. The top knob is the fuse for the unit, which you don't have to do anything with. The second is a red toggle switch. This switch controls whether or not you would like to turn on the hot water feature. The third area is used to adjust how cold you would like the water to be when it is dispensed. This is done by taking a flat head screwdriver and turning the lever until you reach the desired temperature.
You don't have to worry about your little ones getting scolded with hot water either. Not only do you have the option to not turn it on, via the switch in the back, but it also has an additional safety feature. In order to use the hot water you have to push down a red tab, which is located on the side of the hot water button, before the button will depress and dispense the water.
The only thing that I will warn you about is during the initial cleaning phase. You have to remove the water bottle support collar. It is tight and can be difficult to remove. Keep applying steady pressure and before long it will begin to move. Don't use any tools, because you could damage the unit.
September 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ben62 Great water cooler and heater!
We got this Hot and Cold water dispenser to use at my wife's office. She loves this unit and so do her coworkers. You can get hot or cold water on demand. There is a blue light for cold and a red light for hot. As long as the light is on the water will be either cold (Blue light) or red (red light). The water is chilled and you can control the temperature via a thermostat on the rear of the unit. You can also turn off the heater for the hot water via a switch on the rear of the unit. The hot water dispenser has a childproof feature for dispensing. The whole office is happy with this unit and they all would recommend it!
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carl Great water dispenser!!
Finally a we have a stylish water dispenser, no more drinking well water!! This unit will hold a 3 or 5 gallon water bottle. It has a thermostat on the back to adjust the coldness of water, very easy to operate with the push of a button. This unit also dispenses hot water, there is a safety switch on the back to turn off the hot water when not in use with a child safety switch on the front. The unit has a red light for hot water and a blue light for cold water. We love this unit, we have been using it for 5 days without any issues.
June 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cb88 Fits in Narrow Space
This hot/cold water dispenser fits in a narrow space of less than 11 inches wide and 12 inches deep which is great because that was the only space I had left. The instructions had lots of pictures and no words and were a little confusing. The product comes with a bottle piercing tip as some water vendors seal the jugs or have a puncture top to them. The tower came with a collar to help balance the jug and holds the 5 gallon jugs (not included). The hot dispenser requires a switch in the back be turned on. There is an adjustment for cooler temperature. Once step suggest rinsing the cooler / lines with vinegar and water equal parts. The problem was the cooler does not drain 100% so a lot of water was used to flush the vinegar out. It is a nice cooler for a small space.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rusty Works better then I expected
Reading some of the mixed reviews I thought It wouldn't work very good but I took a chance anyway. It works great the cold water isn't ice cold but it is plenty cold enough. And it can be adjusted. The hot water has a child safety system that makes it harder for little guys to turn on. The hot water isn't boiling but its fine for hot chocolate for the kiddies. Its smaller then some I have seen but that makes it easier to put the 5 gallons jugs on it. I bought a 3 gallon with a handle (also sold by HD) so that I can get my own free well water. I'm not sure where the UV inhibitor is but that is a big plus. We have one on our pond and well water system. Its stop the growth of algae which could happen if the water is sitting around for a long time.
June 7, 2016