Non-Electric Water Distillers

By R. Maxine Lundquist

Product:

Survival Still Non-Electric Stainless Steel Portable Water Distiller


Ranking (out of 10)4

Price: $279.00

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon.com

Features:

  • Distills 2 quarts an hour
  • Warranty against defects and manufacturer error for life of distiller
  • Designed to use in conjunction with standard cooking pots (not included)

Pros: Good for remote places like cabins or camping areas where a heat source is available. Doesn’t need electricity to distill water. Good for all water sources, even salt water.

Cons: Requires monitoring especially around children.  Steam involved. Distills by condensation.

Who It Is For: Campers, Survivalists, Emergency/Disaster Relief

Final Words on the Subject: Although many are happy with this product an equal number are not. The idea is fantastic; but with a price tag of just under 300 bucks it’s not worth sending for to find out for yourself.

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Product:  Waterwise WW1600 Non-Electric Water Distiller


Ranking (out of 10):  4

Price: $387.00

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon.com

Features:

  • Built with 304 grade,  18-gauge stainless steel
  • 3.2 Quarts in 1.2 Hours; Up to 16 Gallons (60 Liters) in 24 Hours
  • Limited two year warranty

Pros: Stainless steel, so it doesn’t rust or impart taste to water. Distills all kinds of water including stagnant water, pond water, and ocean water. Doesn’t need filters and is small and compact.

Cons: Some have complained of poor construction.

Who It Is For: Campers, Survivalists, Off-the grid home owners, Emergency/Disaster relief

Final Words on the Subject: An adequate product, good for emergencies and times when no pure water is available. Not worth the price except in emergencies, and probably you don’t want to spend nearly 400 dollars just to see if it’s okay for you.

 

 

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