Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dorm Rooms Benefit From NewAir Water Dispenser

NewAir Disclosure
I’ve had two girls head to college so far. I’ve got two boys going in the coming years. Knowing what the kids will need is important. Thinking about what would come in handy that isn’t usually on the list is easier now having gone through it twice.
NewAir WCD110SS
I learned that if you can accessorize in small dorm rooms with awesome products, the college days can go a lot smoother and end up saving money in the end. What college kid, or family, doesn’t want to save money during these years!

One item that belongs in any dorm room is the NewAir Water Dispenser! The WCD-110SS model is great because it has hot and cold dispensers. Your college student can fill up a water bottle any time of the day, warm up a bowl of instant oatmeal on the run to class in the morning along with a cup of coffee, and heat up a bowl of ramen noodles for an afternoon snack all in the blink of an eye.
Water Dispenser Collage
Let’s talk about the dispenser itself. It’s a pretty light appliance. I was able to carry it myself, no problem. The 5 gallon jug was another story. That bad boy was heavy so Fred brought that into the house. It was a super easy set up. It comes with a Quick Start Guide so you can pretty much start using it right away.

Overall it went well with everything else that is stainless at Fred’s house. It definitely fit in. It would look great in any dorm room. It takes up very little space and that’s the biggest bonus. We’ve even brought it back to my little house and it’s currently sitting next to my stove. This house is tiny and it is in the spot our case water bottles used to take up.
Going Green
The buttons on the front seemed like they could be of a better quality. They were just very loose when I pushed them. Above the hot water button is a safety switch. You have to slide that safety switch up to be able to push the hot water button. The water can get extremely hot (176°F to 203°F), so this is a necessity.
Flushing Water Dispenser
We went through the process of the set up which takes about half an hour. We flowed water through the cold and hot water spouts to see how well they poured. We turned the switches on in the back (they make the water hot and cold). Because dust can accumulate during shopping, they recommend flushing it after you’ve had the water bottle on for half an hour. We took the bottle off and emptied the taps. After the taps were emptied we drained the remaining amount from the back.

This has been a great addition to the kitchen. It would fit nicely into any dorm room because it’s so slim and would tuck away easily into any available nook. There’s also the bonus of saving money because you’re not buying bottles of water any more and you’re going green by reusing the large water bottle!

What one thing couldn’t you live without in college?

31 comments:

AM Nichols said...

Since I was in college back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, it was my Walkman. Seriously though, this looks amazing for dorms, student apartments, and offices, too.

Chelle W said...

I love our water cooler too. Makes for less carbon imprint into the world.

Jennifer @ Mom Spotted said...

Oh Em Gee! We totally need this! We go through so much water both cold & hot! I'd love to be able to make Sawyer breakfast and the boys hot cocoa all winter without waiting for water to boil too!

Kerri said...

In college, I loved my hot water pot. You could do so much with it. I would have loved to have this water dispenser too!

Lisa said...

i totally could have used this in college!

SensiblySara said...

I liked at home during college - but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of adding a water dispenser to my kids' dorm rooms!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

This looks AWESOME!

HilLesha said...

Much water I drink, I wouldn't mind having something like that!

Mellisa said...

That is awesome. You could use that to make meals too like Oatmeal, Ramen Noodles, Etc.

Mel Outnumbered said...

Oh, how awesome is that?! I need one for our house. We have well water, so we go through tons of bottled water. I'll have to pick one of these up. Thanks for the great review!

Liz Mays said...

I had an apartment so I was totally spoiled. I never lived in the dorms. But my daughter would answer water for sure. This is great!

Kira O. said...

Being a naive 18 year old I thought I couldn't live without my music and my computer. My life literally revolved around those two things.

Tammy Schweitzer said...

I have too say great machine looks great will save on plastic containers plus on ice. Thanks for the review

BethElderton said...

I would love to have this in my kitchen! This would have been a nice addition to my daughter's dorm...now that she is in an apartment, she could use it there, too. I never lived in a dorm myself. My son was already with me, so had apartments.
Mary Beth Elderton

Anna Johnson said...

Good friends. I wasn't driving then and thankfully became friends with classmates who gave me rides.

Cheeky Momma said...

I would have loved this in college and would love it now too! I couldn't live without my daily planner in college!

Arena Thompson said...

I love that! Especially since it would reduce so much waste in bottles from all the bottled water young people usually drink.

Amy Heffernan said...

Looks great machine. I could never live without my body pillow in college!

Tammy S said...

This is so cool! I want one for my house. I love that it has both hot and cold water. It would be perfect for college students that want to have a cup of ramen noodles. :) It really would save a lot of money compared to water bottles.

ginette4 said...

To me it's not just great for college but great for the home and office, we have them at both and I love that it doesn't take much room and water is always cold when I want a glass

peachie said...

To me this water cooler would be great for home. In my school days I couldn't live without bubble gum. ~ peachie

peachie said...

To me this water cooler would be great for home. In my school days I couldn't live without bubble gum.

Maggie Cheung said...

I have a water filter in my house for the past years where I go and purchase reverse osmosis water. I find it a great help for things like coffee, making my smoothies and oatmeals! Makes my life a whole lot easier!

Lee-Ann said...

Edmonton has some of the best drinking water in the world, but I would definitely look at this for a cabin or such.

Maryann D. said...

I would absolutely love this NewAir Water Dispenser in my home. How convenient to have wonderful water without bottles and hot water too.
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alena said...

I like that is slim and doesnt take too much space in the kitchen.

suzie said...

I couldn't do without my music
love the size of this

Deb K said...

I never even knew that they had these~How neat! I would love to get one for my granddaughter!!

Bons said...

I don't think I could live without my smartphone. It's how I connect with friends and go on social media.

Ellen said...

Headphones were a must to block out other noise. I'd love one of these water dispensers in my kitchen

pippirose said...

What a nice looking water cooler (dispenser). I sure would have loved to have this back when I went to college. The one thing I *did* have that I couldn't have lived without was my coffee maker. Needed coffee!! :o)

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