The popularity of Coway and Cuckoo hot and cold water purifiers has led to confusion between water dispensers, water coolers and water purifiers among Malaysians.
In general, water dispensers do not necessarily have filtration capability. The most basic drinking water dispenser is only a storage tank to hold filtered water.
And some electrical water dispenser offers hot and cold water feature.
In this review, I will cover mainly water dispensers without filtration features. You can check out my water purifier review which covers the best water filters and purifiers.
What are the best water dispensers in Malaysia?
Ideally, a water dispenser should be able to store water safely and keep it away from pollutants and insects. The dispenser should be made of non-toxic material rust-free.
Most importantly, a water dispenser should not be leaking.
And an advanced water dispenser will be able to dispense hot water, warm water, and even cold water.
Here are my top picks for different types of water dispensers in Malaysia.
- Best Selling Electric Water Pump Dispenser: Basic electric water dispenser pump
- Most Stylish Electric Water Pump Dispenser: Spritzer water pump dispenser
- Best Stainless Steel Dispenser: Zebra Stainless Steel Water Dispenser
- Cheap Hot Water Dispenser: Yamada Bottle Type Water Dispenser
- Best Table Top Water Dispenser: Midea YR1539T
- Best Smart Water Dispenser: Xiaomi JMEY T2 Instant Hot Water Dispenser
- Best Rated Floor Standing Water Dispenser: Cuzco C138 Floor Standing Water Dispenser
1. Basic Electric Water Dispenser Pump
Best Selling Electric Water Pump Dispenser
4.9 out of 5.0 stars | 4900+ ratings
This is the best-selling water pump dispenser on Shopee. This type of water pump dispenser is getting very popular these days because of its cheap price and convenient functions.
It has sold more than 10,200+ units and received more than 4900 positive ratings.
With this water pump dispenser, users no longer need a bulky floor standing electric water dispenser. You can just attach this water pump dispenser to a 5 litres water bottle.
It is suitable for 11.3litres and 18.9 litres water bottles too.
With a push of a button, it will immediately pump out water from the water bottles. Such easy operation makes it suitable for both kids and elders.
This basic electric water dispenser comes with a built-in battery and can be easily charged with any mini-USB cable.
Given its small size and lightweight, you can use this device at the home, office and also outdoor. Some bring this type of USB water dispenser for camping and picnic.
2. Spritzer Water Pump Dispenser
Most Stylish Electric Water Pump Dispenser
4.9 out of 5.0 stars | 1300+ ratings
For those who desire a water pump dispenser with a premium finish, you can check out the Spritzer water pump dispenser.
The Spritzer water pump dispenser is as convenient as its cheaper counterpart.
However, this water pump is only compatible with spritzer 6L and 9.5L bottles.
It comes with 2 modes which are 1 button dispense and 600ml fixed volume mode.
The hose is made of food-grade silicone and is recommended to replace it every 6 months.
This water pump is only recommended for those who frequently drink Spritzer water bottles.
3. Zebra Stainless Steel Water Dispenser
Best Stainless Steel Dispenser
4.9 out of 5.0 stars | 72 ratings
Zebra is one of the most popular stainless steel brands originating from Thailand. All of its products are made of 100% food-safe stainless steel.
Their products are also known for their quality and durability.
Sometimes, you can also find Zebra stainless steel water dispensers in restaurants.
Zebra’s Stainless Steel Water Dispenser is the best choice for users who don’t want to worry about plastic water dispensers being toxic or degrading over time.
Even though Zebra brand stainless steel water dispensers are slightly more expensive than other China brands, their long track record definitely gives you peace of mind.
It is made of SUS 304 food-grade stainless steel. This dispenser, if properly cared for, will last for decades.
There are four different sizes to suit different household sizes: 9.0L, 11.7L, 14.5L and 18.5L.
4. Yamada Bottle Type Water Dispenser
Cheap Hot Water Dispenser
4.9 out of 5.0 stars | 1400+ ratings
Yamada is the best selling bottle type hot water dispenser on Shopee. It is available at an extremely affordable price of RM68.
Yamada hot water dispenser uses 450W of heating power to produce hot water. Water can be heated up to more than 85 degrees celsius using this machine.
Considering that this is such a compact model, it does not come with cold water functions.
Hence, Yamada hot water dispenser only dispenses hot water and ambient temperature (warm) water.
This product has received high praise from reviewers for its good quality and value for money. The seller even included two spill-free caps for water bottles with every purchase.
5. Midea YR1539T Table Top Water Dispenser
Best Table Top Water Dispenser
4.9 out of 5.0 stars | 869 ratings
Midea YR1539T is my choice of the best tabletop water dispenser. Compared to the Yamada water dispenser, this is slightly more expensive at RM100+.
However, the Midea water dispenser features a better design and build quality.
First, you can fill up your cup or bottle with only one hand by pushing against the water tap. This is more convenient than the Yamada model.
It only uses 420W which is lower and more power saving. It also automatically stops heating when water reaches 90 degrees celsius.
Besides that, it has a protection mechanism that automatically cut off the heating if the bottle is dry.
Similar to the Yamada water dispenser, this model doesn’t come with a cold water feature.
Midea YR1539T can only dispense hot and warm water.
This model is suitable for 3 and 5 gallons water bottles.
6. Xiaomi JMEY T2 Instant Hot Water Dispenser
Best Instant Hot Water Dispenser
4.9 out of 5.0 stars | 422 ratings
Xiaomi JMEY T2 is my pick for the best instant hot water dispenser. It is elegant and comes with a huge LCD digital display.
Compared to a typical hot water dispenser, the JMEY T2 water dispenser is a more advanced and sophisticated dispenser that can dispense water at any temperature you desired.
By default, there are 4 different temperatures for users to choose from 25, 45, 75 and 99 degrees celsius. Users can adjust the temperature manually to suit their needs too.
Unlike a typical hot water dispenser or kettle, the advantage of the JMEY T2 is that it does not heat up the water repetitively to maintain the temperature at 85 to 90 degrees celsius like a typical hot water dispenser.
It only heats up the water at the moment that you press to dispense water. It is said to be able to boil water in under 3 seconds through their technology.
This type of hot water dispenser is more energy-efficient and healthier since it won’t constantly heat and reheat the water.
The Xiaomi JMEY T2 comes with a 2.8L transparent water tank. Besides that, it comes with a suction tube so you can use it on water bottles of any size, eg: 3 and 5 gallons water bottles.
7. Cuzco C138 Floor Standing Water Dispenser
Best Rated Floor Standing Water Dispenser
5.9 out of 5.0 stars | 53 ratings
The Cuzco C138 floor standing water dispenser is recommended for commercial or office use.
This is a water dispenser that offers hot, cold, and warm water. This water dispenser has three water output taps, which makes it unique as most water dispensers only have two.
The hot water is maintained at 82 to 90 degrees celsius.
The water dispensers are 330mm x 340mm x 980mm in size. At the bottom, there is ample storage space where users can place cups, coffee, tea bags, etc.
There is a built-in temperature sensor that prevents overheating and dry heating.
Cuzco C138 floor standing water dispenser is perfect for offices because everyone has a different preference for drinking water temperature.
If you desire a more elegant water dispenser in your office, check out the Midea YD1518 which has a tempered glass finish that looks premium and high-end.
Water dispensers FAQ
Which brand is best for water dispensers in Malaysia?
The best water dispenser brands are Spritzer, Midea, and Xiaomi. All of them are of high quality. If you’re looking for a water filter, then please check out the indoor water filter review.
Do water dispensers use a lot of electricity?
Water dispensers with hot and cold water features use an average of 2.8 kWh of electricity per day.
An instant water heater like JMEY T2 is more sustainable as it only heats up the water as required and does not keep reheating the water.
Should I turn off the water dispenser at night?
Yes, especially if you are using a hot water dispenser that constantly heating up the water to maintain it at 90 degrees Celcius.