Water dispensers are one of the handiest items you can have in the office, especially if you’re prioritising a culture where your employees are made to feel like their health and wellbeing are important as well. Companies that don’t prioritise this often have a very unhappy workforce, with overworked employees and a fast staff turnover. Some of the fastest growing companies, including the “Big Four” tech companies (Apple, Google, Facebook & Instagram) have company cultures in place the priorities the wellbeing of their employees over and above KPIs. So how can a countertop water dispenser help to give your business the same? Let’s explore their benefits, as well as looking at the Top 3 models you should consider buying in 2020.
What is a Countertop Water Dispenser?
Firstly, if you’ve never heard of a countertop water dispenser, don’t worry. Traditionally, water coolers are more common in their original form, namely what you would typically see on a Hollywood movie in a scene where colleagues are gossiping together. The famous “around the watercooler” phrase isn’t famous for nothing. Water dispensers are similar, albeit that most of them are typically bottleless, and plugged directly into the main line of the office. This gives you a direct supply of purified water, typically in hot or cold variants. Countertop coolers are also easy to move around, relatively light and can be used across different locations within the office space.
3. AquaCooler Desktop Grey
This nifty little water cooler defies convention when it comes to traditional countertop dispensers, in that it is a bottled solution. If you think this means it won’t come with all the bells and whistles of a bottleless solution, think again. An optional hot water feature is available in this one, even coming with a child-safe tap to avoid any unnecessary accidents. The machine is non-drip, very easy to operate and features some of the most innovative design work and engineering you’ll find in a bottle watercooler solution. Better yet, it comes with recyclable parts, which will improve the sustainability rating of your business too.
2. AQA Sodax
The AQA Sodax turns heads, that’s for sure. We’re not just talking about its futuristic design, but mostly because of its ease of use. This bottleless solution orginates in Italy and provides a cold water output of up to 15 litres per hour (nice!). Better yet, you get to choose between four different types of water temperatures, namely hot, room temperature, cold or sparkling. Very few machines come at such an affordable price, and with a modern design, it is likely we will see these types of machines in offices of all shapes and sizes as we get deeper into the 2020’s. As if you didn’t need more of a reason to buy it already, did we mention it’s environmentally friendly too?
1. AQA Touch
The AQA Touch tops our list of the best countertop water dispensers in 2020, simply because it is known as the “best friend” water cooler solution in the industry, and with good reason. Boasting the largest output for a machine of relatively small stature, providing over 25 litres of all water types at any given hour during the day. It’s touch control pad is easy to get used to, and uncomplex, meaning that you won’t even have to do too much training to educate everyone at the office about how it works. “Plug and play” is an understatement; this machine will go with you wherever your business goes, and is well worth the investment. Happy healthy water drinking this year!