Using a Water Distiller

Spring water, distilled water, Bottled water, tap water: is there really a difference between the Fout? You may surprise to find out that there is a difference. Distilled water, in particular, is water that has had almost 100% of its contaminants removed. This is done by boiling water until vapor is created, leaving the salts and heavy metals behind. The svapor is then collected and then cooled again so that it is returned to its liquid form, thereby creating pure water. This can be enticing to anyone who is interested in having a pure source of drinking water.

Although a distilled water diet is tempting and common, there are other uses for distilled water that can be used around the home. This includes cleaning, cooking, preserving fruits and vegetables, and using in steam irons to press clothes. Drinking distilled water will taste much better, and will help you to get the recommended glasses of water each day in order to keep you hydrated. But you don’t have to buy distilled water at the store, you can make it right from the convenience of your home.

A water distiller comes in a variety of sizes, but many of them are small enough to fit on your countertop. Capable of removing close to 100% of the contaminants that can be found in water; they are likely to save you a lot of money that you would be spending on bottled water. Purchasing a bottle of water may cost upwards of a dollar, while making a gallon of distilled water at home may cost just a few cents. Over time, the money you save will outweigh the initial cost of the water distiller.


How to Use a Water Distiller

Using a water distiller is rather simple and it’s actually easier than using a coffee maker. The vessel must first be filled with tap water, placed into the machine and then turned on. The water is then heated, and the steam is collected and converted back into water. This water is stored in a separate receptacle, leaving the contaminants behind to be cleaned or thrown away. In a matter of a few hours, the water will be completely distilled and will be ready to drink.

Water distillers are easy to maintain, as they can be cleaned with a simple vinegar in order to remove the calcium build-up that occurs. Simply fill the distiller with one part water and water part vinegar and leave it to sit overnight. It is recommended that the distiller never be used while there is vinegar or any other cleaning solution inside it as this may damage the normal function of the distiller.

A water distiller also comes equipped with a carbon filter, which has to be changed every two hundred gallons in order to ensure the quality of the water you are drinking against VOCs.