A home water distiller can save you a lot of time
and money by providing cheap and delicious water
that's free of the chemicals and contaminants you'll
find in tap water.
After making a gallon of pure water, I'll often lift
the cover off my Nutriteam
Countertop Water Distiller and just of stare
at the goo and murky puddle of yellow water that's
left at the bottom of the boiling chamber. An acrid
chemical smell fills the air, and I quickly take the
container off to be washed. Seeing the foul-smelling
residue makes me happy that I'm not drinking tap
water, and sad I've been doing it all these years.
See what I mean in this video:
How Does A Home Water Distiller Work?
You put a gallon of tap water inside the boiling
chamber and start it up. The water is heated, and
the steam rises before condensing toward the top of
the chamber and dripping through a charcoal filter
into a glass collection jar. Water impurities are
left behind at the bottom of the chamber, which
accounts for the rather disturbing residue.
What Harmful Things In Tap Water Will This
Take Care Of?
Our tap water is laced with chlorine and fluoride by
misguided health officials. Bother were used as
chemical weapons and are capable of killing people
in high doses. Fluoride is also linked to the
weakening of the skeletal system and discoloration
of the teeth, as well as deceased IQ and motor
function in developing children.
In addition, a recent study has shown that tap water
in 42 states is laced with 260 chemicals, of which
140 lack government-set contamination limits.
Among the most commonly present are Atenolol, which
is used to treat cardiovascular disease, Atrazine, a
herbicide banned in the European Union and
Carbamazepine, a mood-stabilizer used for bipolar
Does that sound like stuff you want to be taking
into your body?
All of these will be left behind when you use a home
A home water
distiller removes about 99.5 percent of
containments, but it can't do anything about
volatile organic compounds.
These are chemicals that boil at temperatures close
to water (207-218 degrees Fahrenheit). Because of
this, they're carried over to the storage container
along with the water.
But the Nutriteam distiller has a simple carbon
filter that removes VOCS as the water drips into the
storage container. Post-treatment filters are a
standard and effective method of dealing with VOCS.
So What's So Good About This Model In
Different distillers will be best for certain
people, with the main difference being how much
water they need.
The Nutriteam home water distiller
cleans a gallon in four to five hours. You
simply fill it with water, start it, and after
the water has been distilled into the storage
container, the unit shuts itself off.
Those with large families that drink a lot of
water will need a higher-capacity unit, but raw
foodists meet most of their water needs through
their food, so significantly less is necessary
than for those on a SAD diet.
This model has a stainless steel boiling
chamber and glass collection container, which is
key. Plastic, especially when heated, leeches
chemicals into water. The last thing you'd want
to do is distill your water and then drop it
into a plastic bucket so it can be
The price of this model, $185, is among the
most reasonable you'll find on the market among
distillers with similar features.
Assuming a seven-cents-an-hour electricity
cost to run the distiller (costs vary by
region), it will make a gallon of water for you
for 35 cents. The cheapest I see a distilled
gallon of water sold for in stores is $1. If you
go through five gallons a week, you'll save $13
a month, or $156 a year, and not have to deal
with the hastle of hauling around jugs of water.
Store-bought distilled water also almost
invariably comes in plastic containers, which
will leach chemicals into the water.
Because it turns itself off, you can set it up
and leave your home without worrying about it,
or run it overnight and wake up in the morning
to a fresh gallon of water.
I'm very pleased with the delicious water my
Nutriteam Home Water Distiller turns out, and by the
chemicals I know I'm keeping out of my body by using