Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dallas A little pricey but excellent product
Before I bought this product I did a fair amount of research, the biggest complaint I found about this product before buying was noise. I’ve had the product now for a month and honestly I almost never hear it, that’s not to say that it doesn’t make some noise, but nowhere near the amount that I expected it to make based on the reviews I had read. The only complaint I have is that it was a little pricey but other than that it works as advertised.
February 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by djsamh extremely loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you want to read a solid review on this product, I will provide it for you. this is the only review you will need in order to make purchasing decision on the OASIS ODYSSEY WATER DISPENSER. if you have a hearing impairment, then this water dispenser would be an excellent choice for you. it looks great, and has a lot of cool features including an LCD panel that has a digital clock and a temperature adjustment option for both hot and cold water. it has an energy saver mode so you can adjust it to be active during the times that you want, and to shut it off during the times that you don't need the hot or cold water. I have been through a few different machines, and this has been the loudest by far. I give OASIS a lot of credit for the cool features, but the machine is just too loud. if the noise doesn't bother you, then its a great purchase. As for my machine.......its going back to Home Depot very soon!!
December 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EnjoyingChange ColdWater!
I never thought I would want a digital water cooler but this machine is great! We can adjust how cold we want the water; turn the cooler off with a push of a button on the front of the machine when we run out of water and are waiting to load a new bottle; there is a light!; and the water runs faster than our old water cooler. One "bad" can be lining up the water bottle for filling the first couple of times.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paula Best water cooler ever
This is a wonderful water cooler, I have tried others and I have trouble working them with my hands,This unit is easy and wonderful to use.
January 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Misuli This water dispenser is too noisy.
This water cooler dispenser is just too noisy. I can hear it from every single room in my house, even when the doors to the rooms are closed. I have turned it off for good.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldyeller This a wonderful product especially from what I had before
Has a timer so you don't have to refrigerate or heat water 24 x 7 I have it timed to on a bit before any possible use. Stainless stell makes it easy to clean and already matches much of what we have.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrTrumpet Error in my earlier review
After using the cooler, i found that it can keep the night light on all the time (which I thought it could not, and listed that as an objection to the device) if you turn the switch to the correct position. Since the night light is an LED it uses almost no electricity and it does not seem to be on in the daytime, but it is on when the switch is set to on. So my one objection was mis-stated. Sorry about the error.
I have had it installed for a month or so now. I notice the compressor noise is slightly higher than my older one - perhaps because of the new refrigerants that they are forced to use - not sure. Other than that, it is a very fine state-of-the-art product and works very well. It also looks more upscale than its competitors, by the way, with the stainless steel front and black plastic trim.
It is a bit expensive, and if cost is the governing item you might want to choose the more conventional style, but if you like the black-and-chrome look, and especially if you are a techie like me, I believe you will like this Oasis product.
February 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rush1O229 Great Design Idea, Horrible Execution
I was very excited to receive this unit, but was quickly, wildly disappointed. Here is a quick description of what is good and what is bad regarding this unit:
1. Amazingly attractive design
2. Nice front display panel with LED light, clock, easy temperature adjustments, energy saver time settings, childproof display lockout, etc
1. Absolutely terrible build quality (obvious gaps between front panel display and stainless steel front cover, front panel buttons and text is actually an adhesive backed plastic "sticker" which bubbles up and will NOT sit flat against the panel)
2. Inadequately "Cold" water
3. Loud compressor
4. Stainless Steel front panel is a fingerprint magnet
5. Poor water flow rate
6. Awful instruction manual (yes, I know, it's a water cooler, how hard can it be... read the insturctions and you will know exactly why I am mentioning this. Description of parts that don't make sense, parts are called out as necessary that actually don't come with the unit, convoluted maintenance procedures, no pictures or diagrams, and the manual covers several models without differentiating which portions of the instructions relate to which model.)
Additionally, this unit arrived damaged right out of the box. The damage was cosmetic (no functional issues), but required some disassembly to correctly place the front panel on the front side of the water coolers stainless steel front surface. The unit must have been jarred hard enough in shipping to cause the top of the front panel to recess behind the front surface of the unit. There was also a dent on the side of the unit that I couldn't straighten out.
Bottomline, I really wanted to like this unit, but it just doesn't work for me. The design and features are very attractive but do not make up for the overall poor quality and function. I am not the type of person to buy and return 10 different items before I find one that I like; I much prefer to make a decision and keep to it, but I just can't with this one. It has been returned to The Home Depot.
February 10, 2014