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On the start of my search to find a countertop water distiller machine, I felt pretty overwhelmed. And the more I learnt, the more confused I was getting. I had to really investigate quite a lot to answer all my questions, and the more I investigated, the more questions I had!!! Oh dear! I have summarised all my findings on this blog, and I hope to make it all a bit less mysterious for you 😉 Any further questions about distilled water, the Megahome water distiller or other pure water distillers, please don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know.
The Megahome Water Distiller with Glass collector – some features:
- Countertop distiller – obviously sits on your counter top. The dimensions are 25.4 x 25.4 x 35.6 cm. So, it will take up 36 x 26 counter top space.
- Not automatic fill, needs to be filled manually with water.
- Holds 1 gallon of water, approx. 4 litres.
- The carbon filter is necessary for all distillers, as it deals with the VOC’s, otherwise some of this will end up in your drinking water (although you don’t have to use the carbon filter at all). So, what are VOC’s and why don’t they get released through the distillation process? To understand this I would want to explain how it all works, so check out my page on distillation to understand more.
- Removes Fluorine, which seems to be quite difficult to remove. No barrier filter system removes Fluorine. Apparently, using a pure water distiller is the only way to remove Fluorine. I can confirm that the Megahome water distiller does definitely remove Fluorine, as a test has been done with a Fluorine meter. I have not seen or heard of any other water distiller that has been confirmed through independent physical testing to have successfully extracted Fluorine. But I will buy a Fluorine meter and check other makes and let you know the findings in due course. (Some claim that Reverse Osmosis (R.O.) removes Fluorine, but other reputable sources say that R.O. does not remove Fluorine (though it removes many other things); I am yet to see any quantifiable evidence of this either way… but I will look for it when I can get round to it). Here’s what else comes out of it:-
- Sturdy structure. Many other makes of countertop water distillers have been known to shatter easily, I’ve read quite a lot of these issues on amazon reviews!
- No drinking water ever touches plastic. (when you buy the glass carafe version). This point got me hooked, as I found it quite challenging to find a distiller that never touches plastic, not even at the spout! Click here to check out this distiller for yourself. And you don’t want freshly distilled water to get into contact with anything that could react with it, even slightly.
- Aesthetically pleasing. If you’re getting a countertop water distiller for your kitchen, then you’ll not want it to look like a laboratory contraption. The megahome water distiller fits right in with your kitchen appliances. Or you can try what others have done to save a couple hundred bucks, you can design and make your own distiller at home, would you really choose one of these to go in your kitchen permanently:-
- Very low maintenance, and easy set up.
- pH. What are the actual pH water test results? For your convenience, a summary of a few you tube videos (very interesting):
Countertop Distiller Water = 0 PPM dissolved solids, Ph 7 (neutral) to Ph 5.15 (somewhat acidic), depending on the source.
Reverse Osmosis Water = 27 PPM dissolved solids, Ph 8.9 (somewhat alkaline)
Tap Water = 247 PPM dissolved solids, Ph 7.5 (slightly alkaline)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends a pH between 6.5 and 8.5 for drinking water. We need to remember that after swallowing the water, it adjusts to the body’s pH (in the stomach acid), rather than the body adjusting to the water’s pH. It makes far more sense to change what you eat, than what you drink, when it comes to pH. Also, please note that at least half of everyone over 60 suffers from some level of LOW stomach acid. Since the stomach is designed to be acidic, it has to be acidic, then it must produce more acid every time you drink alkaline water to compensate for the dilution of gastric juices.
- Comes with warranty. – and that’s all Megahome distillers. This is quite important. I have contacted companies of other cheaper makes and asked them about what warranty they offer, as their packaging does not indicate any warranty at all, neither does their website. As yet, I received no reply. So, I guess these knock offs don’t come with warranty. Is is necessary? Well, it’s up to you. Honestly, I have been known to buy cheaper products without warranty, probably not really knowing there was no warranty and just wanting to benefit from a cheaper price. But you need to make the decision if you want to do that on a purchase like this. For me, this a more expensive investment in my health that I can’t actually afford if something goes wrong with it, and I’d be stuck to just buy another one. That was not a scenario I could afford at all. So, I decided that a decent warranty and helpful company was important to me, so that I could also ask them questions about their product and the intricacies of how it works. And in fact, I needed to ask the company quite detailed questions, so I emailed them and asked the sales team to put me in contact with someone who actually knows how it works internally. I wanted to speak to the distilled water machine makers, not the sales team. (The sales team are only there for selling, they seldom know much about the creation of the product). I wanted to know: Is the fan always condensing all the liquid vapour or does the fan come on at a particular temperature? Is the boiling stopped at a specific temperature? What happens to liquid vapour/ gases that are released at a lower temperature than water? What is in the carbon filter? You may think I’m weird for asking such kind of questions, think me strange or over the top, but I just think that if I am already so concerned with getting purer drinking water that I don’t even want to drink tap water or just boiled water or just filtered water, then I may as well find out how pure the water from a distiller it really is. I don’t do half a job, as you may be able to tell.
Please note, water distiller machines do vary in how pure the end product is, which is why I had so many questions. Each part of the distillation process affects the end product, so I am very interested in each part. Some cheap makes don’t even have a vent! I don’t know how they can claim to distill/purify water in that way, without even letting out the undesirable lower boiling point by-products that are not water molecules!
Also, please note, I do not believe that any model of counter top water distiller is the purest distilled water that you could obtain through the distillation process, simply because I know how real distillation is supposed to work (having a bit of a science background). I don’t believe you could purify/distill water in its purest form in such a small space, which is why they have to take advantage of carbon filters. You can learn more about real distillation in my other page. (However, you can get other types of water distilling machines, but these are more unaffordable for most, ranging from $1500-$4000. But let me know if you are interested in that, I can give you some info).
- Stainless steel water distiller. The stainless steel grade is important. The usual megahome water distiller uses a grade of stainless steel referred to as 304. This is a good grade of stainless steel to use. There are even lower grades than 304 that would be unsuitable and cause malfunction sooner or later. However, Megahome has recently released another water distiller of grade 316 stainless steel, which I can see is more appropriate for this purpose. The 304 grade is still okay but you will soon enough see marks on the bottom of your distiller where the sludge gets left behind and sits there until you rinse it out. This discolorisation would not occur, or far less, with the 316 stainless steel. This is a better grade to use for stainless steel water distiller manufacturing, in my opinion. If it was my choice, right now, I would definitely get the newer 316 version. It is exactly the same in every other way. But this better grade of steel makes it more resistant to corrosion from the sludge waste. If you want to know where you can get this distiller from, click here.
Quotes about stainless steel from industries:
“304 … The stainless alloy resists most oxidizing acids and can withstand all ordinary rusting. HOWEVER, IT WILL TARNISH. 316: … Type 316 is also used extensively for surgical implants within the hostile environment of the body. Type 316 is the main stainless used in the marine environment, with the exception of fasteners and other items where strength and wear resistance are needed, then Type 304 (18-8) is typically used. http://www.bosunsupplies.com/StainlessInfo2/
“304 stainless steel has a high resistance to rust. It withstands corrosion from most oxidizing acids and is often used for kitchen and food applications. However, it is susceptible to corrosion from chloride solutions (notably saline environments with high amounts of sodium chloride). Chloride ions can create localized areas of corrosion, called “pitting,” which can spread beneath protective chromium barriers to compromise internal structures. Solutions with as little as 25 ppm of sodium chloride can begin to have a corrosive effect. … … Due to its non-reactive qualities, 316 stainless steel is also used in the manufacture of medical surgical instruments.” http://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/304-vs-316-stainless-steel
“316 better overall corrosion resistant properties than Grade 304, particularly higher resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion in chloride environments.” http://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=863
Another new model which I am so jealous about is the new white and silver colour model. I know it’s only the appearance, but to me, it’s so beautiful, it would fit right in with my kitchen décor, and I guess most decors, as the colours make it look smaller or less intrusive, softer. But I guess it would depend on what look you’re going for. It’s slightly more expensive and it comes with the higher 316 grade of stainless steel. If it was available to ship to where I currently live, I would so get it! But unfortunately, it’s not!
So, that’s some of my findings. Please bear with me, as this is a new site and I am adding to this every few days, inbetween my day job 😉
There’s not many quality distillers on the market today; I’m pretty sure I have looked at most of them. If there’s a new one I don’t know about, feel free to let me know and I will look into it. But, so far, my recommendation is the Megahome water distiller, with the options I have detailed above, or the water distiller machine from H2O labs. If you decide to get one, I’d love to hear how you get on. And if there’s any other questions I can help answer, I will try my best to assist. I may learn something new from you, too.
If my recommendation changes, I will refer to it here… But so far, this is my favourite and best water distiller. It won’t keep me up at night worrying about the price, it’s very pleasing to look at when I come down to the kitchen, I finally feel safe drinking my water, I’m covered if something goes wrong, and I have numerous testimonials about the quality. In fact, when you check out my testimonials page, you’ll see people have been getting great relief from their long term illnesses!!! Wow! Now it’s your choice.
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Let me know what you choose… … I’d be interested to hear your feedback.
– Jes @ megahome water distiller review
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The word distil simply means pure. So, with distilled water we are talking about pure water. So instead of calling it the Megahome water distiller, we could just as easily call it the Megahome water purifier! (That’s why some people call it a pure water distiller).
Distillation is a scientific process that is used to separate liquids from each other. You can check out my page on fractional distillation, if you’re really interested, I think it’s cool but not everyone will, I’m sure 😉
The separation technique of distilling allows us to collect a pure substance that is made up of only one type of molecule. Think about it this way, many liquids are mixtures of liquids, which means they are a mixture of different types of molecules. Take the example of ink mixed with water. We’ll say the ink is made up of type A molecules, and the water we’ll call type B molecules (which are H20 molecules). The ink and water together is called a mixture. It is a mixture of type A and type B molecules. The word PURE in science means a substance that has only ONE type of molecule. So, when we separate out the water from the ink and make it pure, it means it has ONLY water molecules in it, and nothing else. I like how the Megahome water distiller website simply describe what you’d get from a water distiller machine: “it is what it is: 100% pure H2O”. When we refer to water from a tap or most other sources, we call it “water”, but actually it is not “pure water”, there is a lot more than just water molecules in your water! It is actually a mixture of quite an array of things! So, growing up, when we learn that water is made of H2O molecules, we may wrongly assume that when we drink water we are only drinking H2O molecules. But, then we realise this is far from the truth. Find best Water distiller in UK, or best water distiller distributor in your area, more water distiller reviews to come here, keep an eye out.
Before I finally settled on getting the Megahome water distiller, one objection I heard a lot about pure distilled water is that it is bad for you. Yet, to date, I am yet to hear of one single testimonial that asserts to this assumption. Please let me know if you know of one. In my mind, I just cannot see how plain simple non-contaminated water molecules could cause you damage. And if you think back to your school days of basic science (and perhaps my above explanation jogs your memory a bit), wouldn’t you agree? Water is water. H2O. Why would taking out any additional molecules make water dangerous. I agree that water is an amazing substance, there is so much we still don’t understand about this amazing molecule, but there is a lot we do know about it too. Are people really suggesting that plain H2O molecules are a poison to the body?! Because by saying it’s dangerous to drink, to me that kinda suggests a poison. Why would some big doctors want to say something like that? Well, there’s conspiracy theories out there, which I certainly won’t go into or even comment on, but it just highlights the need to investigate all matters ourselves and also to make a decision of what kind of water we will use, for our own health, because we now have options of what we can drink. What option will you take? What option will I take? “In the multitude of counsellors there is accomplishment”. where to find Water distiller uk, more water distiller reviews, your thoughts best water distiller?
Then there is the objection that distillation is extracting good minerals and so we will become mineral deficient. Please remember, we receive 99% of our minerals from the food we eat, and not the water we drink, so it’s really not going to make a big difference if our water does not have minerals in it. Also, claims that distilled water leach minerals are also baseless and it would not matter anyway since we eat food that contains minerals.
For more information on whether we should actually drink this pure water or not, please see my other page on this site, where you will find a discussion on the objections and alternatives… (page is still to come, bear with me, it’s a brand new site)
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Here, I tell you a little about about the company that manufactures the Megahome water distiller:
They don’t have any outrageous unbacked claims like ‘best water distiller in the universe’; their site states: “Our goal is to provide our consumers with the most environment friendly and economical way to produce homemade pure distilled water”.
They only specialise in countertop water distillers.
The products are made near Taiwan.
Megahome was established in 1992 (over 20 years) and is a reputable company.
They seem to be transparent, even declaring all their changes of brand logo over the years, although it hasn’t changed much and it’s always been called Megahome. This is in stark contrast to other companies, one of which I investigated had started reselling their dodgy distiller under a new name just to get away from their bad reputation! Perhaps Megahome is trying to show they are far from that.
They advertise their after-sales service, which I think is quite important for a product like this.
They state that all their product materials adhere strictly to the RoHS standard, to protect the user’s safety.
The name Megahome in Chinese means: Wish that all families are well. Irrelevant, but cute.
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