Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SOZO Great small water heater
We installed this water heater in one of our buildings that is not used very often. It's perfect for our needs there since we don't need it for showering; we will only use it to wash our hands and knives. I plan to leave it unplugged until we need to use hot water.
The installation was quick and easy.. The unit heats the water quickly, too.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SatisfiedBuyer Instant Hot Water
The heater was simple to install and provides instant hot water to our kitchen sink. However the small capacity does not provide sufficient hot water for a kitchen. We chose it because the long run from our house water heater meant running the hot water faucet for a long time before hot water actually reached the sink. Now we have instant hot water (a good thing) but within less than a minute the hot water is back to cool as the 2 1/2 gallons is quickly cooled by the incoming water. Would work great for washing hands and small quantities but not for a sink full of dishes. Heater works great but not for what I had intended.
February 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by EagleEye612 Only lasted 14 mos
This unit only lasted 14 months before failing and flooding my office. Thankfully it was still under warranty and Home Depot gave me credit to purchase a different brand as a replacement.
April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Works as advertised
I bought this unit because it's advertised as being made in Germany. Installation took me about three hours. Half that was cutting a hole in the wall and running a drain pipe through it to the outside (per plumbing code); the other half was jockeying the unit around in the limited space to accommodate the fixed-length non-replaceable faucet hot water supply line.
Now that it's all in place, it works just great--no leaks, no complaints.
* Lower amperage than most; I can run the dishwasher from the same circuit while the unit heats water.
* The light on front tells me when it's heating, unlike some other units out there that don't have indicators.
* Larger size than some comparable units.
* TPR valve comes out the top, requiring extra work to plumb the TPR valve around the top of the unit and down the side. To be fair, all other comparable units I viewed have the same configuration.
February 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jen Water tastes metalic
Metallic taste in water
My husband installed it well. We like the hot water. However the water has a metallic taste. Upon the advice of the manufacturer he returned it and installed another. Same problem -- metallic taste to water! Any suggestions.
January 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lucky Product failed one day after installation. College Place store replaced with new unit which has lasted over three weeks so far.
I have selected water heaters twice and done installation prep. When I returned to the store to purchase the model I had selected had been discontinued.
November 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeckerMN Stiebel Eltron 2.5 gal electric water heater
Great little heater that is working perfectly for our little bar area sink. Fits well in the cabinet and doesn't use much room. Hoping it will last many years. Delivered in perfect condition, would purchase again.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LeoBurg Puts hot water where you need it.
I got this to provide quick hot water at the kitchen sink. The sink is far from the water heater in the garage and the pipes run through the foundation so it takes a long time for the hot water to get to the sink and it's not that hot when it does get there. The electrical circuit to the sink island was not adequate for a tankless heater so I opted for this heater. So far it provides very hot water right away and, as long as you don't use the water too prodigiously it makes rinsing dishes etc. easier. The recovery time is pretty quick although I have not timed it. Be aware that it has a overtemp/overpressure relief valve that, if actuated will release water. I plumbed it to a receptacle that can handle a quart or so. If the valve should actuate and not reset as it is supposed to...... Well, it could be messy.
March 12, 2015