Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Megahome Water Distiller review and Giveaway


I live in an area where the water is very hard and it tastes awful. We are forced to buy bottled water and this is not only costly but it’s inconvenient to have to lug heavy water bottles from the supermarket each week.
I use water filter jugs but still the water does not taste that great, so when I read about the Megahome water distiller from J D Harris, I jumped at the chance to try it out. Megahome water distiller is a domestic water distiller which filters out all impurities that we find in tap water such as like lead, mercury and asbestos plus contaminants like fertilizer.

The distiller is easy to use, all you have to do is fill it up with water and press the on button, it switches off when the water is distilled. The distiller first boils the water, the steam released from the water is captured, which is cooled to convert it back to water. The cleaned water is passed through charcoal before its ready to drink. It takes around five to six hours for the distiller to produce four litres  clean water. The newly filtered, distilled water is collected in a BPA-free polypropylene jug that you can keep in your fridge. There is also an option to purchase a separate glass jug.


The unit is not compact but it’s not overly huge either. It can be easily plugged in and left on the kitchen top for daily use. On average it costs 9p a litre of water to distill which compared to bottled water is a lot cheaper.
The unit is made of stainless steel with an option of black or white fittings, it comes with a power lead. Included with the unit is a 4 litre plastic or the option to purchase a glass jug at an additional cost and 250 g residue cleaner and 6 carbon filters. It retails at £ 124 with an extra £10.00 for the glass jug.

The Water distiller is very easy to use and clean too, however you do need to plan and be organised as distilling the water takes up to six hours and  you can’t rush the process. It is recommended that you distill the water overnight so that's its ready for use for breakfast.




I have purchased some glass bottles and I fill them up with my lovely distilled water for drinking.The rest I leave in the glass jug for cooking with or for using it to make infused flavoured waters and cordial. My family have certainly noticed the difference in the taste and I don't think we will ever go back to drinking tap water again.

To encourage my family to drink more water  I have started to infuse my distilled water with fruits such as berries, melons, oranges and mint. Not only does it give the water a refreshing kick, its delicious too and with the recent hot weather it keeps every one fully hydrated.






Here is a very quick and delicious recipe for cucumber and lemon infused water that my family absolutely adore.It not only is very refreshing but it healthy too.


print recipe

Cucumber and Lemon water
Refreshing citrussy cucumber and lemon water.
Ingredients:
  • 500 ml Distilled water
  • 10 Cucumber slices
  • 10 Lemon slices
Method:
1. In a jug add the distilled water and add to it the cucumber and lemon slices 2. Place the jug in the fridge to chill the water for 30 minutes and to allow the flavours from fruits to infuse into the water. Serve chilled.
Details
Prep time: Chill time: 30 mins Total time: 3Yield: 500 ml


I was sent the Water distiller to review, all views and opinions expressed in this post are my own and unbiased.

As always I love my readers to have a chance to try out products that I use. J D Harris have been very kind and they have agreed to send one simplyfood reader a Megahome Water Distiller to try.


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181 comments:

  1. be cheaper than buying bottled :D

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  2. I would love to win the Deluxe Water Distiller because I also live in a very hard water area & all the chemicals they put into the water taste disgusting. I would love to make a drink & enjoy it without the horrible taste my tap water give me

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  3. I would love to win the Deluxe Water Distiller because I also live in a very hard water area & all the chemicals they put into the water taste disgusting. I would love to make a drink & enjoy it without the horrible taste my tap water give me

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  4. My mum is always complaining about how awful the water tastes I would love to win this for her so she can see if it helps.

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  5. We have hard water in our area too so I would love to win this - I have never tried distilling water before and it looks easy enough to do!

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  6. Cucumber and Lemon water sounds yummy

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  7. Our tap water doesn't taste that good so I'd like to win this. I'd like to try and infuse raspberry and mint.

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  8. Orange and lemons I think,I'm not very keen on cucumber.

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  9. I would love to win this as we got quite hard water and it's cheaper than always buy bottled water

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  10. We have really hard water so this would be a godsend

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  11. A great idea, perfect for my son who drinks bottled water by the gallon and for all the household , good to know you are drinking water without all the nasty's in it

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  12. We are very keen to purify our water as much as possible and this looks amazing!

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  13. i drink water all the time at work so this would be so much better and also cheaper

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  14. I don't trust what is in tap water, or what can get into it at least!

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  15. So that i would drink more water!

    Ashleigh

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  16. i worried about the water quality of my home

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  17. Great recipe. I like lemon flavour so that's what I would use to flavour the water.

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  18. I live in a very hard water area. I like to drink water but don't like the expense of bottled water, but the water from my tap comes out cloudy so I fill up bottles at night so that tomorrows water is clear and it tastes so much better the next day. This filter would really make a difference to me.

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  19. I could use all that Mint growing in the Garden

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  20. good to know about this, i have the same problem with the hard water...

    myunsettlinglife.co.uk

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  21. This is a really good idea. I've never distilled water before. I'm so glad i don't have hard water x

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  22. it would help me drink more water

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  23. I have super hard water here and it's disgusting. Lime scale is a huge problem in all our appliances because of it.. so it'd be nice to win one for that reason!

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  24. Such a nice gadget to have at home..

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  25. lemon and ginger is my favourite.

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  26. I need to start drinking more water so I'd love to win.

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  27. it would encourage me to drink more tap water x

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  28. i love the recipe it looks very delicious and crisp, i would like to win as it would be nice to know the water your drinking is very clean and filtered thanks xx

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  29. I'd love to win one, as our water doesn't taste very good x

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  30. we live in the south and we have hard water so this would be great and i may drink it a little more

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  31. I would like to win one as might help me drink more water as ours tastes awful :(

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  32. Nice to know about your new gadget- water distiller.. Refreshing drink, even I used to do the same...

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  33. I live in a hard water area, and this would cut down on the descaler.

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  34. I don't like the taste of water that has been boiled first, and continuously buying bottled water is too expensive, not to mention cumbersome, which leaves only tap water for me to drink. I also live in a hard water area but I don't use a filter of any kind. Reading your article has highlighted just how necessary it is. I would feel more confident with what I was drinking if I won this distiller.

    ~ Anthony G

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  35. I would like to win because my water filter cartridges don't last long and I'm looking for other options to purify the water

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  36. I REFUSE TO PAY THE HIGH PRICE FOR BOTTLED WATER

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  37. would love to win as drink alot of water and orange would be nice to

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  38. I hate drinking tap water and always filter or buy bottled, even the dog prefers filtered.

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  39. I drink loads of water but my OH won't touch it on the grounds 'it tastes funny' - with this he'd have no excuse!

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  40. Our water completely tastes of limescale not great, this would be great to make it easier to drink plenty.

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  41. I would squash raspberries into my distilled water

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  42. Deluxe Water Distiller would be perfect for me as my tap water comes out slightly coloured for some reason & it would be brilliant to get clean water for once.

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  43. lime and lemon

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  44. I live in a hard water area and it impacts the taste

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  45. brilliant, nice information.

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  46. The water here tastes terrible too. This would be great as I wouldn't need to have big bottles of mineral water hanging around all the time!

    (Sorry this might be a double-post. Web browser problems...)

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  47. I'd love to win one for my mother who is currently going through chemotherapy, she has to drink at least 2 litres of water a day but she hates the taste of her tap water,,

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  48. It would encourage me to drink water

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  49. Would love to try lemon. Our water is awful :( x

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  50. We have to put all our drinking water through a brita filter first otherwise it tastes dreadful. Ours is a hard water area, had it tested last year but it came back as all ok. I beg to differ x

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  51. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of coffee that I drink and drink more water - I not keen on the flavoured waters in the shops but I'd love to try my own. Cucumber and mint would be first on my list.

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  52. I would love to win as I don't drink enough water due to the taste and this would be fantastic to help me drink more

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  53. It would save me from buying bottled water.

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  54. Edward Guerreiro25 July 2015 at 23:02

    I would infuse my water with a lemon and lime combination.

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  55. We use bottled water but even this contains impurities so to have pure water would be amazing!

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  56. Our tap water is disgusting, this would help me drink me water.

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  57. It would be great to save money on bottled water - meaning I could drink a lot more

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  58. I heard cucumber is lovely = leanne w

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  59. Our tap water doesn't taste very nice and I am concerned about the impurities but I'm also concerned about the use of plastic in bottled waters and would prefer not to have to buy those either. This seems like a great solution.

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  60. Would love to win this as we spend money on bottled water when we probably don't need to.

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  61. We live in a hard water area and continuously descale kettles!!!
    B Pereira

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  62. I would love to win this, there are so many different flavours to try but I think I would start with lemon and lime

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  63. Cant go wrong with a sprig of fresh mint or some ginger, with a slice of lime or melon.

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  64. We live in a hard water area, we filter and still end up having to continuously descale the kettle. I don't like all the plastic from bottled water as I am sure that not good for you either. I have a glass drinking bottle and would love to drink really pure water, nice and cool from the fridge, and enjoy a cup of tea from the purest water possible.

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  65. It would just make me so happy!

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  66. I'd love to win as carrying my shopping home from the supermarket would be a lot lighter without all the bottled water!

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  67. I live in a hard water area, this would really help.

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  68. GREAT
    sky78net@yahoo.co.uk

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  69. a great addition to my competition winnings
    sky78net@yahoo.co.uk

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  70. Lemon and cucumber for me! :-)

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  71. My partner always moans about our water and he buys bottled water as he refuses to drink it.

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  72. This water is great for your health and having an autoimmune condition - this would be great for me.

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  73. Living in a South Eastern location where the water is quite simply as HARD AS NAILS, positively disgusting. This would be a real godsend ensuring ample hydration with great taste!

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  74. Our tap water is really bad because is full of harmful fluoride..a water distiller would be GREAT for us!!

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  75. We used to have spring water but last year our water company decided we had to have their disgusting chemical water. You can even smell the chlorine on your skin after washing in it :(

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  76. I'd love to win to encourage me to drink more water on a daily basis

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  77. Brooke Ritchie27 July 2015 at 11:00

    I have loved drinking water (& lots of it) since I was a littlew girl, you will never find me anywhere without my chilled bottle of good stuff. Would love to win this product. I would try adding strawberries & mint to taste xx

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  78. Very hard water here and kettle scales up all the time.

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  79. I'd love to win so that I could stop consuming all the nasty trace chemicals found in tap water

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  80. Our water is very hard always buying bottled to drink

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  81. Joshua Normanton27 July 2015 at 13:28

    To make the water taste better.

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  82. Tastes nicer than the water from the tap where I live!

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  83. Lemon, ginger and chilli powder! Perfect for a sore throat.

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  84. Softer water would be a treat compared to the hard water I'm used to - especially chilled with a slice of lime

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  85. I would like to win this for myself, i'm on a new health kick and need a kick up the bum to get drinking more water and less fizzy pop x

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  86. i love to win because my water is very hard and this would help me get great tasting water

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  87. Ours is really hard water area our water taste awful 😒😒

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  88. Don't trust my tap water. Would like to try melon and kiwi

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  89. Our tap waters is disgusting! x

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  90. The water in our camper van tastes of purifying tablets. Bleugh!

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  91. I always buy bottle water and don't drink tap water. I would love to try this.

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  92. Me and my daughter drink a lot of water but since we have moved into our new house we have noticed the water isn't very nice tasting here so this would be great :)

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  93. Our kettle is destroyed because of the hard water. I'm about to buy a new one but only want to put distilled water in it. I can't keep buying a new kettle every couple of months.

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  94. i live in a hard water area so this would make a huge difference

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  95. My city is always being fined for water problems either it's chemicals or radioactive. I would like to have this because I think it would help with the water that I do have. Thanks for your consideration.

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  96. i drink alot of water so this would be ideal for me xx

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  97. I'd love to win as I live in a very hard water area and the water doesn;t taste good either. I'd flavour the water with strawberries with cucumber

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  98. fantastic I buy bottled water as I don't like tap water so this would be fantastic

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  99. It looks nice to take away in my motorhome as the water at sites is not great.

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  100. Our water tastes bad in this area - this sounds like a great way to improve it

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  101. This product looks amazing! I would really like to purify my water as much as possible.

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  102. I drink loads of water and this would taste so much better than that from the tap

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  103. We live in a hard water area and this looks like a great way to solve that

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  104. I would like to win as our water doesnt taste very nice, my kids go through lots of bottled water. I like water infused with lemon

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  105. Because i love water but unfortunately my taste buds must be sensitive because i don't like tap water. I'm on a diet too so am trying to drink plenty of water but resort to buying bottled water instead.

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  106. We live in a really hard water area so this would make a huge difference to the taste and remove the chalky feel in my mouth!

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  107. This would be so useful as we live in a hard water area too. Having to descale the kettle each week and the amount of irons it has ruined too.

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  108. I only drink water and have for my whole life - but I often worry about drinking so much tap water so would love to have it filtered!

    Elizabeth Gurney x

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  109. I would use strawberries and lime to infuse water with to create a refreshing but sweet taste!

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  110. Our water from the tap tastes of chlorine so this would be great to stop me buying as much bottled water and loading landfill with empty bottles just to get a good drink of water

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  111. I love infusing my water with strawberry, mint and cucumber, its super refreshing!

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  112. My tap water tastes pretty bad. I use a filter jug at home but that has a strange taste too (though not as bad). I'd like to try distilling water at home. I've tasted bottled distilled water and it is as good as expected.

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  113. This water distiller would liven up my tap water, the recipes would be great to try!!

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  114. I would make so much lemon and ginger water - Leanne Cody

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  115. Cucumber and Lemon

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  116. bottled water is far too expensive and my tap water is always a funny colour unless i run the tap for tenminutes first so this would be really good as I can make some up in advance

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  117. I hate drinking water from the tap, it's always cloudy and sometimes we can't afford bottled water all the time, this would be ideal.

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  118. Our water often has a taste of chlorine so this would help.

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  119. our water tastes awful, this would be ideal

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  120. At the moment we have a Brita filter and whilst it helps a lot, it's obviously not perfect but I think something like this would really be amazing!

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  121. I'd like to enjoy some distilled water

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  122. Mint or other herbal/fruit teas

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  123. Because our water doesn't taste nice :/

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  124. I'd love to win one as I am always buying bottled water and this would be much more purse friendly!

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  125. This looks awesome. Much better than bottled water.

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  126. All i drink is bottled water so this would be a lot cheaper and very handy.

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  127. I cant afford to buy too much bottled water so this would be great

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  128. I know that I should drink more water and this would be great to encourage me to do so.

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  129. I have been doing a flavoured water this summer - lemon , ginger and limes its really got me in to drinking water and ginger is good for your health too.

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  130. I'm always buying bottled water would be one less expense

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  131. I'm in a hard water area so this would be great. @jaizduck

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  132. I would infuse cherry and vanilla bean just to give the water a bit more of a pleasent taste.

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  133. I don't drink enough water as I don't like the taste and so I am frequently dehydrated and head-achy, so I would love to win this to help improve my health. Could the water be flavored with blueberries or strawberries?

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  134. It would save me lugging bottled water from shops every week

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  135. Love drinking water so would be great to improve the taste

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  136. Cucumber and Lemon water sounds great

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  137. I live in a hard water area so I would love to try this! :)

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  138. My tap water is vile - has a terrible metallic taste and after a few days a drip forms on the taps which looks like grey snot, the water board came round to check it and said the metallic taste was due to an old washer connecting the washing machine (it was a new one) and the "snot" was a "biological membrane" (so is snot). Wouldn't drink it if you paid me - and neither will the cat.

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  139. My friend is recovering from mouth cancer so I think this would be fantastic for her.

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  140. I have just read a book which explains all about Fracking and feel Water Distillers would be a good future investment.

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  141. need to increase my fluid intake do not drink near enough the recommended amount , i love mint flavoured water

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  142. £1800. My new front teeth cost £1800. That's it - i'm off the fizzy juice. I need to drink more water/squash but it's hard to break the old habit. I need the quality to be as good as possible to keep me dedicated and this nifty piece of kit would really help.

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  143. I'd love to win as I spend a fortune on bottled water and could save so much with this!

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  144. It's a very unique giveaway, thanks :)

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  145. It would definitely increase my water intake

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  146. Would love to win this, I used to drink lots of water but don't anymore as we to live in a hard water area and its not pleasant.

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  147. We drink a lot of water as a family so this would be fab.

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  148. I live in a hard water area too. Not nice.

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  149. I would make a nice lemon or maybe mint flavour, I do wonder at what is in our tap water so would love this x

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  150. love drinking water but need to jazz it up a bit and get rid of the metallic tast you get from the tap

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  151. I would like to win one because I don't like all the chemicals that are in our water so this would be cheaper than buying bottled water :-)

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  152. I always buy bottled water this would be perfect for me

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  153. After the nightmare we're currently having in the Fylde with our drinking water not being safe unless boiled it's made me re-think tap water (has it always been safe to drink). As others have said, bottled water is good but can get expensive. This would be ideal and especially with a little boy I'd like to know he's having clean water with his juice.

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  154. Would be good for my family help my daughter so much.x

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  155. to improve the water quality at home

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  156. Our water is hard and tastes horrible this would be perfect .

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  157. Pink grapefruit or raspberry.

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  158. it would encourage me to drink more water in general

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  159. I like to win so I don't have to buy bottled water.

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  160. Safe Water to drink!

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