Almost every household has at least one 3M product. I looked around my home and found 3M Post-it® notes, Command™ damage-free utility hooks, polarizing lamp, various Scotch-Brite® cleaning products, Nexcare™ first-aid products, and N95 face mask.
3M is a leading global supplier of innovative products that are making lives easier and better. In our work, in our home and in our life, 3M is everywhere. That being said, 3M has always been one of my most trusted brands for high quality and innovative household products.
In fact, one of the most important “must-have” items for my new home is the 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser. Why? Simply because clean water is the most essential thing in my life and my home. With the 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser, everyone at home enjoys cleaner, clearer and better tasting water at any time of the day. Above all, we get instant hot, cold and room temperature water at just a touch of a button.
3m Filtered Water Dispenser Review
We’ve been using it for a month now, and it has since become an indispensable item in my household. Everyone is loving it! Here are EIGHT reasons why we love our new 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser.
1. Proven Filtration Technology
First of all, the most important consideration when selecting a water filter is its filtration technology. The new 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser uses a miniaturised 3M filter based on proven filtration technology with more than 75 years of history.
Made in USA, the 3MTM AP2-G Filter uses carbon block technology that efficiently reduces and inhibits chlorine taste and odour, slime and rust, 99.95% of Protozoan cysts (cause diarrhea in humans), lead and volatile organic compounds, and scale formation in hot water applications. Most importantly, it maintains the pH value of water supplied by the PUB at 7.5 – 8.3.
As an added protection, there is a UV lamp that inactivates the pathogenic bacteria such as E-coli, and sterilizes our drinking water up to 99.9%.
2. Convenient & Save Space
The second major draw point is the convenience of using it. 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is ONE MACHINE that replaces my kettle, pitcher, water containers, mineral water and hot water flask. No more boiling, cooling, storing and washing, it saves me precious time!
How amazing it is? I’ll show you.
Every morning, I boil water and fill the hot water flask. When the water cools down, I put it into a pitcher as drinking water. V likes to drink cold water. So, I fill up water containers and store them in the fridge. At night, I boil water again, allow it to cool down overnight to fill Edison’s water bottle for school the next morning. On a weekly basis, I wash all these water containers, pitcher and bottles with soap.
Argh, how troublesome it is!!!
With 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser, this routine has become a history. Haha! I can “magic” it with just a touch of a button. No more kettle, hot water flask and water containers on my kitchen countertop and fridge.
3. Easy to use
Nobody likes complicated machines. The good news is the 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is very easy to use, you don’t even need to read its operating instructions!
There are three selection modes identified by colours – RED for hot water, BLUE for cold water and GREEN for room temperature/ambient water (press the COLD/AMBI. button to switch between the two water temperatures). Just tap the respective buttons to enter the selection mode, and press the water dispensing button to dispense water into cups or bottles.
Yes, simple as that! Even Edison knows how to use it like a pro!
I absolutely love the convenience of having hot water any time for a cup of hot coffee. On the other hand, Edison and V are thrilled to cook cup noodles instantly with just a touch of a button. When I have guests at home, I can serve drinking water conveniently. Obviously, the best part for everyone is the convenience of having cold water to quench our thirst in this hot weather.
The extended water dispensing space is truly a delight too, making it convenient to fill tall bottles (up to 25cm in length). Using the Auto Dispense function (by pressing the Cold/Ambi selection button for 2 seconds), it dispenses cold or room temperature water continuously until you deactivate it (by pressing the same button again) or when it reaches 2 litres.
4. Modern Sleek Design & Safety Guaranteed
3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser has a compact size but large water capacity. The total tank capacity is 8.2 litres (4.6 litres for room temperature water, 3 litres for cold water, and 0.6 litres for hot water). I like its sleek design, it doesn’t take up too much space on my kitchen countertop. The exterior is easy to wipe and clean too.
The water dispenser comes in two colours – white and black, and we chose the latter because it matches my kitchen appliances and looks absolutely beautiful on my white marbled kitchen top. The outer casing with fantastic touch-sensitive buttons is made in Korea. The sleek and elegant design truly complements our compact modern apartment.
If you’ve young children at home, you’ll be worried that they might accidentally scald themselves with hot water. Fret not! You need to press the hot selection button, followed by the hot water dispenser button to dispense hot water. So, even if your kids accidentally pressed on either one of them, the hot water will not be dispensed. Thus, it’s a very useful safety feature.
5. Easy maintenance & affordable filter cartridge replacement
Every electrical appliance needs maintenance, I’ll be lying if I say 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser is completely maintenance-free. Even a simple steam iron needs maintenance to remove the lime scale.
Thus, another important consideration in selecting water filter is its maintenance procedure and cost. In this aspect, 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser totally wins!
The filter cartridge is very easy to replace, I can even do it myself! Just remove the outer casing, twist and turn the filter cartridge clockwise to remove it (no tools needed!). The filter cartridge can be purchased from Jestac or any Selffix stores. It costs only $120 per cartridge and it’s recommended to change every 6 months or 4,000 litres of water, which translates to only 3 cents per litre of filtered water.
6. Ease of installation
The installation process of 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is fast and easy. The experienced installer from Jestac will perform a site assessment and provide you the best recommendation. If you dislike seeing a tube, you can drill a small hole in your kitchen countertop and hide the tubing connecting the dispenser to the water piping underneath your sink.
Alternatively, just fix this adapter to the nozzle of your tap and you’re ready! The nozzle allows you to use the tap with a simple switch. This way, you don’t need any drilling at all.
It’s a direct piped in system that ensures a continuous supply of water to the dispenser.
All parts of the 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser that come into contact with water is free of bisphenol A (BPA) so you need not worry about chemicals leaching into your drinking water. (Note: The hot water tank is made of stainless steel.) This is the same feature that you would look out for when buying water bottles and milk bottles. It is important because BPA can disrupt our neurological functions and pose risks to our health.
8. Saves electricity
3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser consumes up to 40% less electricity than some conventional hot water dispensers in the market. It has also obtained Singapore Safety Mark with IEC and IECEE certification.
All in all, I love that the 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser makes my daily routine so much simpler! Everyone in my family can enjoy cleaner, clearer and better tasting water at any time of the day. Most importantly, I secure my family’s health by ensuring that the water that we drink daily is of the highest quality.
If you think that 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is what you need, I’ll be delighted to share this promotion with you.
3M distributor Jestac is offering this promotion from now till 30 April 2016 for purchase of the 3MTM Hot, Cold and Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser.
$1,488 (usual price $1,888)
1 free filter cartridge (worth $120)
Free standard installation
The first 20 readers to order HERE and quote “OurLittleSmartiesHCD2” will get an additional $50 off and enjoy over $600 in savings! Offer ends 30 April 2016.
If you’d like to view the actual 3MTM Filtered Water Dispenser or try a cup of 3M filtered water, you can visit Jestac’s office at:
Jestac Pte Ltd
2 Kim Chuan Drive CSI Distribution Centre #02-06 Singapore 537080
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 8.30am to 12.30pm
Tel: 6288 8290
The 3MTM Hot, Cold & Room Temperature Filtered Water Dispenser is also available for purchase at all Selffix and selected Home-Fix stores.