A countertop water distiller can be a priceless item to have when traveling, or simply for use at home for those who value the utmost purity from their water. These water distillers boil the water to distill it using steam, and then typically pass the water through a filter to further remove any impurities.
Although water distillers tend to be fairly pricey, we've selected models striking a good balance between performance and price. We examined build quality to ensure our picks will be durable and some of our selections even feature a distillation process where water doesn’t come into contact with any plastic.
While added features are less important, several of the following water distillers have useful touches such pre-programmed filtration, so you can wake up in the morning to clean water. Finally, each of our picks are easy to use, with little to no assembly or installation required.
For those who believe that no top water distiller should expose water to plastic, this Mini-Classic model is an excellent choice. This water distiller is durable and easy to use, and easily justifies its higher price tag. Read Full Review
While high-quality food grade plastics are suitable for use with water distillers, many people still find that the absolute best will have no plastic coming into contact with their water. This is the case with the Mini-Classic, which has a durable steel construction and a glass jar. No plastic comes into contact with the water at any point, ensuring resulting water is pure and clean.
This water distiller is made in the USA, which combined with its durable and high-quality construction helps justify the high price tag. It’s capable of filtering roughly one gallon every three to four hours, using both steam distillation and carbon filtration. This water distiller is easy to use, requires no assembly or installation, and produces clean, great-tasting water.
The Waterwise 9000 is designed to conveniently sit on a countertop and provide up to five gallons of distilled water in 24 hours. Although this water distiller requires regular cleaning to prevent mineral build-up, it is lightweight, portable, and reasonably priced. Read Full Review
The Waterwise 9000 countertop water distiller can handle up to five gallons in a period of 24 hours, removing contaminants and bacteria through steam distillation and filtration. This filtration is achieved using an activated carbon filter made from an organic coconut shell, along with certified food grade, plastic components which eliminate the risk of re-contaminating the water. The resulting water tastes clean, making this simple and effective water distiller a good overall choice. This water distiller is prone to mineral build-up, so it is important to clean it out regularly.
This portable, extremely convenient water distiller is simple to use and produces pure, clean tasting water. The Waterwise 8800 is programmable so you can set it before bed and have water ready for you in the morning. Read Full Review
With the Waterwise 8800 water distiller you simply fill the stainless steel boiler with regular tap water, press the start button, and let the steam distillation and carbon post-filtration do the rest. This water distiller can handle up to six gallons in 24 hours, although it requires only a one-gallon cycle before you can keep the carafe or another container in the fridge for cold water. Some users have reported that boiling the water before putting it into the boiler will reduce the time it takes to distill the water. An LCD readout indicates when the filter needs changing while also allowing for programming the unit to run at a preset time.
The most budget-friendly water distiller of the bunch, you might expect this model to cut corners when it comes to performance and quality. Although the MH943TWS is affordable, it delivers excellent distilled water and ease-of-use overall. Read Full Review
This popular water distiller fits easily on a countertop and can produce up to four gallons of distilled water per day; one gallon every five to six hours. The MH943TWS uses steam distillation and carbon filters for purification, resulting in clean, pure-tasting water. No installation is required, the unit is simple to use, and it includes a safety shut-off feature. The included glass jar can be bit of a hassle to clean, but a bottle cleaner brush will usually do the job. For a simple and affordable water distiller, this is a great choice.
This water distiller features an all-stainless steel construction and a glass jar, so you can feel good about the lack of plastics involved. The Steam Pure Stainless Steel water distiller is programmable, easy to use, and is priced affordably for the quality and performance it offers. Read Full Review
The Steam Pure Stainless Steel water distiller offers durable, USA-made quality with an all-stainless steel construction with glass jar. If you don't mind a more industrial look, this portable water distiller can be used on a countertop although it can also be placed under a sink or counter.
This affordable water distiller can handle just under one gallon every four hours and since it’s programmable, you can set it to distill when you want it, and come back to drinkable water. A manual drain is used to clean the residues left over from the distillation process, so regular cleaning is required. However, the resulting water is of excellent purity and quality.