Water dispensers in Singapore


It’s common knowledge that we’re supposed to down at least eight cups of water a day, but with everyone at home drinking up, even the best kettles can struggle to keep up. To help you stay hydrated in our humid Singapore weather, a water dispenser is your best bet for clean and fresh water on demand.

For convenience, you might pick a variable temperature dispenser for hot or cold water at a push of a button. There are also options with filtration and disinfection features and even ones that provide alkaline water for added health benefits. To fit your specific needs, here’s a rundown on the 13 water dispensers in Singapore:

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1. Cosmo Quantum – purified water with 99.9% filtration accuracy 


For those of us working with a kettle, H20 often comes in the form of either room temperature or piping-hot 100ºC water. Cosmo Quantum, however, provides the nifty function of having three temperature options at all times which you can customise for green tea brewing, formula milk making, or disinfecting.

Cosmo quantum water dispenser
Compact tankless design from Germany
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But what’ll probably impress the picky among us is the thorough six-step filtration system fitted with the Cosmo Ultra Precision Filter – an ultra-fine membrane that, with an accuracy of 0.0001 microns, removes 99.9% of impurities including bacteria, viruses and heavy metals.  Anything that passes through is also sterilised by an inbuilt UV LED so the water that comes out is purified through and through.

Cosmo quantum
Touch screen with digital clock display

Image credit: Cosmo Quantum

For everything else you might need in a water dispenser, this also comes with other nifty function such as:

  • Filter change indicator
  • Energy-saving mode & 3-second reheating system
  • Quantity control to dispense specific volumes of water
  • Alkaline filter with antioxidant properties (optional)

Capacity: Unlimited – connected to water source
Temperature options: 5-10ºC, 30-45ºC, 89-97ºC (customisable)

Price: $1,999 until further notice (U.P. $2,698)

Get the Cosmo Quantum


2. Livingcare Jewel Series – tankless & motorless for hygiene and power savings 


Livingcare
Livingcare Jewel Series dispensers are only 13CM wide and can fit smaller kitchen counters
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If you’re one who values convenience over all else, then the Livingcare Jewel Series is the water dispenser to pick. In addition to regular room-temperature water, it dispenses water at seven different temperatures to suit your needs – whether it’s a piping hot cup of tea or hot but not scalding infant formula.

The dispenser also churns out alkaline water for a health boost for all at home, with its antioxidant and antibacterial qualities that eliminate 99% of bacteria and germs. This makes it perfect for households with users of all ages – especially children and the elderly. 

Livingcare
Models come in five colours
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Best of all, it’s motorless and tankless, which makes for a quiet and energy-efficient addition to your kitchen that dispenses fresh water. As a bonus, the Livingcare Jewel Series also sports a feature that automatically cleans its built-in filter to keep maintenance to a minimum.

Capacity: Unlimited – connects to water source
Temperature options: Room temperature, 7 ºC, 9 ºC, 11 ºC, 45 ºC, 70 ºC, 90 ºC

Price: $588 – $2,488

Get the Livingcare Jewel Series


3. Sterra Tankless Water Dispenser – automatic nozzle sterilisation 


Sterra water dispenser
Image credit: Sterra

Those who are always on-the-go would appreciate never having to wait for water to boil or cool before fixing their beverage of choice. With the Sterra Tankless Water Dispenser, not only can you get unlimited filtered, ice-cold water, but you can instantly get three other temperature settings at your every whim: room temperature, warm, and hot.

As for its filtration capabilities, the water dispenser uses a four-stage filtration system to remove harmful sediments like dust, rust and sand. It also eliminates microscopic particles like chlorine and bacteria from your drinking water.

Sterra water dispenserThe dispenser will remind you when it’s time to change its filter bottles, and you can easily do it without the help of a technician.
Image credit: Sterra

To keep up with your busy lifestyle, this dispenser takes the bacteria build-up into account, using UV light to automatically sterilise the nozzle with just a push of a button. Better yet, the water dispenser also uses electrolytic sterilisation to keep the internal water pipes clean so you can always get clean and pure water without any manual maintenance on your part.

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Capacity: Unlimited – connected to water source
Temperature options: 4ºC, 25ºC, 40ºC, 87ºC

Price: $1,599 (U.P $2199)

Get the Sterra Tankless Water Dispenser


4. Waterlogic Firewall Cube – unique UV purification with 4 water temperatures


Waterlogic Firewall Cube Water DispenserThe Firewall Cube chassis is coated with an antimicrobial layer to keep the dispensing area bacteria-free.
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While Singapore’s tap water is potable, those who want to take extra precautions can opt for the Waterlogic Firewall Cube

Your cold and room-temperature water is run through a series of spiral tubes called the Firewall that uses UVC light to purify the water all the way to the dispensing nozzle. Independent researchers have also tested and discovered that this unique tech can remove Covid-19 from your drinking water.

The sleek dispenser has separate cold and hot water tanks that can store up to 1.4L and 1.3L respectively, so you don’t have to worry about waiting around just to fill up your cup. It also has four temperature options: cold, ambient, hot, and extra hot – the last for those who prefer their morning coffee steaming for extra feels

Capacity: 1.4L for cold water | 1.3L for hot water | Unlimited for ambient water
Temperature options: Cold (from 5ºC-15ºC), ambient, hot, extra hot (from 87ºC-95ºC)

Price: $1,480

Get the Waterlogic Firewall Cube.

 


5. Wells The One – sleek and small design with self-sterilising function


Wells Water Dispenser - best water dispensers to buy in singapore1Looks like a professional bar
Image credit: Wells Singapore

Water dispensers don’t have to be bulky appliances sitting on your kitchen top. Case in point: Wells The One, a sleek water purifier that divides the dispenser and filtration system so your counter will look clean and aesthetically-pleasing. The self-sterilisation feature automatically cleans the water pipes every three days so you can install it in a hidden spot with no worry.

You also don’t have to trouble yourself with replacing any pipes, as The One uses a special water repellent material instead of stainless steel for its pipes.

Wells Water Dispenser - best water dispensers to buy in singapore2The One comes in three colours – white, dark brown, and red.
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Beyond the usual temperature options of cold and hot, there is also a handy milk formula option of 50 ºC to make the life of parents a lot easier. And fret not if you’re worried about the cleanliness of the water – the system has two filters which takes your tap water through a 9-step filtration process to rid it of residual chlorine and 35 types of harmful microorganisms such as norovirus. 

Now you can impress your friends with an atas-looking kitchen counter – almost like a bar – even though it’s just dispensing a cool glass of water.

Capacity: Unlimited – connected to water source
Temperature options: Cold water (6 ºC), Room temperature (27 ºC), Body temperature (36.5 ºC), Milk formula (50 ºC), Tea (70 ºC), Coffee (85 ºC)

Price: From $1,980*

*There are various models available and price varies accordingly

Get the Wells The One


6. Xiaomi VIOMI hot water dispenser – slim and beginner-friendly


water dispenser in singapore - the xiaomi viomi is a compact dispenser with variable temperatures
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@ultratrade.ru

During our busiest – or laziest – days cooped up in our rooms, the 20-odd steps to our kitchen might as well be a cross-country hike. To ensure you stay well-hydrated throughout the day, the slim Xiaomi Viomi 2L water dispenser fits neatly on a side table or shelf – only taking up about the same size as a small coffee machine.

It heats water to four selectable temperatures during dispensing, so you can have hot water to optimally brew various teas, infusions and even baby formula. For safety, it automatically locks after 30 seconds of inactivity to prevent accidental scalding, and lets you opt to automatically dispense a preset 250ML portion.

For shared use in a common area, it also comes in a larger 4L version ($135).

Capacity: 2L
Temperature options: 50ºC, 80ºC, 90ºC, 98ºC

Price: $59.90

Get the Xiaomi Viomi


7. Toyomi FB6108 boiling water dispenser – no wasted power


Toyomi Instant Hot Water Dispenser
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OG Singaporeans who grew up on instant 3-in-1 coffee, tea and Milo will instantly recognise the airpot – a large, hefty appliance whose sole purpose is to dispense boiling-hot water throughout the day. The Toyomi FB6108 does just that, but without the energy drain traditionally associated with these gadgets. 

Select either one bottle or one cup, and the dispenser rapidly boils the specified amount within five seconds, before powering back down to conserve power. In spite of its heft, it sports a detachable water container for convenient cleaning and refills.

Capacity: 3L
Temperature options: 100ºC

Price: $98

Get the Toyomi FB6109 Instant Water Dispenser


8. Bluepro instant heating water dispenser – antibacterial cleaning


water dispenser in singapore - the bluepro has a self-santising feature to keep the nozzle germ-free
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Lazada

In addition to offering a whopping six different temperatures to perfectly brew just about any beverage, the Bluepro water dispenser is specifically designed to ensure cleanliness. As it dispenses water, it diverts scalding hot steam back up the nozzle to decontaminate its insides. The nozzle is also optimised to prevent dangerous drips and splashes.

Coupled with a quick 3-second heating cycle and nifty 150ML and 300ML preset volumes, the minimalist water dispenser is a handy tool to have around the house. Compact and silent and with a safety lock, it’s suitable for use even in a child’s room. 

Capacity: 2L
Temperature options: 25ºC, 45ºC, 50ºC, 55ºC, 85ºC, 99ºC

Price: $89

Get the Bluepro water dispenser


9. Novita NP 6610 HydroPlus – with alkaline water filter


water dispenser singapore - without requiring any power, the free standing novita water dispenser produces alkaline water.
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Novita

There’s still plenty of research needed before we have conclusive results, but there’s some evidence that alkaline water can have anti-aging, immune system-boosting and detoxifying benefits. The Novita NP 6610 free-standing dispenser uses a unique HydroPlus filter to produce water at an alkaline level of pH 9.8, more than regular water’s average pH of 7.8.

The dispenser puts tap water through six steps of filtration including ceramic, silver activated carbon and ion-exchange resin stages. The resulting alkaline water boasts a higher hydrogen content as compared to oxygen, meaning it also has improved antioxidant properties.

Capacity: 16L
Temperature options: None

Price: $299

Get the Novita NP 6610 Hydroplus Water Filter


10. 3M HCD-2 hot & cold water dispenser – UV lamp for disinfection


water dispenser in singapore - the 3M water dispenser has a UV light to sanitise the water before consumption
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Known for their Post-Its and double-sided tape, 3M is also responsible for the HCD-2 Hot, Cold And Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser. A tried and trusted all-rounded option, it uses a combination of UV light and a proprietary filtration system to eliminate germs, chlorine, lead, and protozoan cysts that can cause gastrointestinal diseases like diarrhea.

Capacity: Unlimited – connects to water source
Temperature options: Hot and cold

Price: $1,588

Get the 3M HCD-2 Hot, Cold And Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser


11. Tomal Freshdew tankless water dispenser – compact, extra slim design


The 8cm-thick Tomal water dispenser
The Tomal Freshdew’s minimalist design and touchscreen controls will fit a wide variety of kitchen layouts and themes

With our microwave oven, coffee machine and a dozen other appliances, limited kitchen counter space for additional gadgets comes at a premium. Measuring just 8CM wide, the Tomal Freshdew water dispenser can even be mounted to a wall for even greater space savings. 

Being tankless, the Tomal Freshdew avoids a buildup of germs and reduces the need for maintenance. The water dispenser comes with two filters that use sediment and activated carbon, but it can also be upgraded to up to four filters including one for alkaline water.

Capacity: Unlimited – connects to water source
Temperature options: Hot and cold

Price: $1,999

Get the Tomal Freshdew water dispenser


12. Cuckoo Fusion Top water dispenser – with hot & cold taps


The Cuckoo water dispenser has separate hot and cold water taps and is ideal for use in the kitchen.
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waterdispenser.sg

With the tech in water dispensers rapidly advancing, they’ve amassed a whole host of functions, along with the buttons and switches to go with them. But if you’re one for simplicity, the Cuckoo Fusion Top allows you to easily dispense filtered water at the right temperature with two simple, separate taps for hot and cold water.

Ideal for use in a kitchen, its open design accommodates larger vessels like pots and bowls, and its 6-stage filtration system uses four different filters to rid drinking water from harmful chemicals and microbes.

Capacity: Unlimited – connects to water source
Temperature options: Hot and cold

Price: $1,699

Get the Cuckoo Fusion Top CP-FN601HW water dispenser


13. Philips ADD6910 RO water dispenser – with filter change alerts


Philips water dispenser
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90s kids might remember visiting the NEWater Visitor Centre on an excursion, where you heard about the painstaking process of obtaining potable water from wastewater. In many ways, the Philips ADD6910 RO water dispenser is a miniature version of that, with its 5-stage reverse osmosis filter and UV light disinfection ensuring the water you get is clean and germ-free.

Using high pressure to force water through a multilayered filter, the dispenser removes bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, along with pesticides and chlorine. Each filter lasts six months, but there’s no need to keep track as Philips’ CleanSmart function will prompt you with a warning light when it’s time for a change.

Capacity: Unlimited – connects to water source
Temperature options: 45ºC, 85ºC, 95ºC

Price: $699

Get the Philips ADD6910 RO water dispenser


Bonus: IKEA KALASFINT glass water dispenser – budget option


Ikea water dispenser
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IKEA

When it comes to water dispensers, water filters and temperature controls are nifty features to have on hand. But if you’ve already got a dedicated water purifier handy, the IKEA KALASFINT is a budget, no-frills alternative to keep everyone at home hydrated.

Made from glass, the KALASFINT lets you keep an eye on water levels for everyday use in the kitchen, but is also food-safe for infused water and cocktails. This makes it an ideal choice if you’re looking for a dispenser that does double-duty for parties and get-togethers. 3L is plenty for small parties, but for a larger option, IKEA also offers the 5L VARDAGEN ($29.90).

Capacity: 3L

Price: $15.90

Get the IKEA KALASFINT 


Water dispensers in Singapore


For a tool that everyone at home uses so often, picking the right water dispenser with the perfect features is essential for a long-lasting, satisfying purchase. With a whole range of filtration options for safety and peace of mind, along with convenient heating and cooling features, you’ll definitely find the right water dispenser to suit your unique needs.

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Original article published on 28th August 2020 by Ian Ling. Last updated by Megan Kwek on 19th February 2021 and Josiah Neo on 10th June 2021.
Cover image adapted from: TheSmartLocal, Lazada
The products have been ranked in terms of features and price from sources and reviews online.
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