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To become the best water distiller company in the UK

We believe everyone should have access to pure water, that is why we donate 1% of our profits to WaterAid

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Is tap water safe to drink?

We took our water distillers to the test, this is what was left after one cycle of distillation…

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Everything you need to start distilling is provided including a guide to help you set up. You just open the boiling chamber, fill in the water, set up the collection jug, plug in the unit, and switch it on to begin the distilling process all through to the automatic switch off.

Both the glass carafe and the distiller have large openings that provide easy access to reach all corners and parts, so you can easily clean them by hand.

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Frequent asked water distillers questions:

Does my water distiller come with a jug?

Yes, all of our water distillers come with a 4L collecting jug. The Imber Isla has a glass jug, the Imber Puro has the PVC jug.
In addition to that there is a 3 months supply of activated charcoal, and cleaning crystals.

How much water can I distill?

As much as you like! One cycle of the distiller produces 4 litres of distilled water in about 3 hours and 20 minutes (most distillers take around 4-4:30 hours to complete a cycle)

How long does it take to distill 4 litres of water?

An Imber Distiller takes 3 hours and 20 minutes to distill 4 litres of water. It is the fastest water distiller around.

How can I best store distilled water?

A sealable, clean glass bottle or jar will be perfect. 

Plastic containers can cause the distilled water to become contaminated as it will leach the chemicals from the plastic. Glass is the best option as it has minimal effect on the water over time. Keeping the glass in the dark will avoid algal growth.

Tightly sealing the storage container properly prevents the absorption of carbon dioxide. 
Ideally, store distilled water out of direct sunlight. If possible try to keep it in the dark..

How long can I store my water for?

Depending on how you store it, how clean the storage container is, and other factors, potentially a long time (we’re not saying how long…). 

What’s included in the box?

• Your Imber Water Distiller of choice
• UK 3 pin Power cable
• Water jug – Glass or PVC depending on water distiller model
• A bottle cap + discharge cap
• Nozzle (already fitted)
• Cleaning crystals
• Carbon filter bags (to fit inside nozzle)

How do I clean my Imber Distiller?

Avoid using a steel scourer as this would scratch the steel tank.

• Pour hot water into the tank to cover the calcification / scale.
• Pour 1 to 4 teaspoons of Imber Descaler into the tank depending on the amount of scale.
• Leave the lid off of the distiller and start a cycle by pressing the reset button.
• Let the cycle run for 30 minutes, pour out the water and wash the tank with clean water.
• If the scale is not completely removed, repeat the process.

What are the running costs? 

This largely depends on what you pay for electricity. 100% off-the-grid solar consumers will pay nothing other than the cost of an occasional replacement of the carbon filter, and the low-cost cleaning powder. 

Most people connected to the grid, on average, would expect to pay around 9 pence in electricity per litre of distilled water.

What is this ‘activated carbon filter’ and do I really need it?

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Activated carbon is created from things like coconut shells (anything with a high carbon content). It is completely safe to use.

Imber distillers come with a six month supply of activated carbon filters. If your water is really bad (smell, taste etc) we definitely recommend using it for the first few cycles. The filters help to remove any residual gases contained in water that might make it through distillation.

The ongoing use of activated carbon is a personal taste preference. Some people use the activated carbon only for a few days to help eliminate any “new” smell and taste from the distiller. Other people prefer the taste of the water using the sachets – try both and see what you like.

Can I distill water while I’m out of the house, or over night?

You can’t… but your distiller can do it for you.

Imber Distillers are quite happy to do the distilling while you are out of the house, asleep, doing a solid 3 hour yoga session… Once a distiller is running, it does not require any attention from its owner, and will switch off once the cycle is complete… just make sure your jug is in place before you set it going.

What is a water distiller?

Photo depicting the Imber Puro and the Imber Isla water distillers. The 2 water distillers are photographed side by side, at a 45 degrees angle, over a plain white background. The Imber Isla is on the left, the Puro on the right.
Imber Isla and Imber Puro can produce up to 24 litres of distilled water per day in 4 cycles. Realistically you won’t need that much though.

water distiller is a relatively simple home appliance which warms up a tank of water to boiling point, collects and channels the steam through an air cooled pipe which condenses the steam back into water and collects it into a 4 liter jug: VOILÁ! You now have 99,9% pure water.

Our water distillers are small enough to fit on your kitchen counter top or on a small table, they are light, so you can put them away and take them out without strain when you need them.

It will turn itself off once a distillation cycle is over, so you can run them at night. They require close to no maintenance, and don’t require expensive cartridges or filters to produce the purest water.

Oh, and they naturally humidify and heat the room their in, so you can walk into a warm kitchen the morning after, without needing your central heating on! (not a joke)

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What is distilled water?

In a nutshell, it is the product of distillation
(no, not that distillation 😉 )

In its most basic form it is vapour that rises through the atmosphere due to its lightweight state (and because warmer air tends to move higher), until it slams against a layer of atmosphere which is so much cooler that causes it to quickly condense into its liquid state i.e. water. ‘Simples’!.

And now that it’s back to its liquid state, much heavier than air, it must come back down: this is how you get English weekends.

Substances which are unable to vaporise, are left behind, so what you are left with is 99.9% pure H2O.

Water becomes vapour at 100° Celsius, so anything that has a boiling point higher than 100° will be left behind by the distillation.

Distillation removes water from the pollutants, filtration removes pollutants from water (or at least it tries to do so). This is for me the essence and true genius of distillation, so simple yet so absolute.

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Imber Isla and Imber Puro can produce up to 24 litres of distilled water per day in 4 cycles. Realistically you won’t need that much though.

What is a water distiller?

A water distiller is a relatively simple home appliance which warms up a tank of water to boiling point, collects and channels the steam through an air cooled pipe which condenses the steam back into water and collects it into a 4 liter jug: VOILÁ! You now have 99,9% pure water.

Our water distillers are small enough to fit on your kitchen counter top or on a small table, they are light, so you can put them away and take them out without strain when you need them.

It will turn itself off once a distillation cycle is over, so you can run them at night. They require close to no maintenance, and don’t require expensive cartridges or filters to produce the purest water.

Oh, and they naturally humidify and heat the room their in, so you can walk into a warm kitchen the morning after, without needing your central heating on! (not a joke)

What is water distillation?

Distillation is the natural process of separating the soluble, non volatile substances which are contained in water, from the pure H2O molecule which your cells like so much!

To some it may sound like a complicated process requiring advanced apparatuses, the truth is, water distillation happens all the time around us.

Have you ever taken that shortcut to work, through the grassy park early in the morning, only to find your shoes soaked, even if it hadn’t rained?

Or have you ever “finger drawn” on the steamy inside of your car’s windshield, maybe a ‘help’ message or the classic hart? And all those little droplets of water running down into the windshield slit?

Oh, and that time it rained?

That was all, you guessed it, distilled water!

Now, don’t go drinking London summer rain! The air above a city is extremely polluted, and its rain has filtered through a layer of smog, car tyre and break dust. Distil it first!

If you’re asking ‘Should I be drinking distilled water?’ look no further, we have the article for you >>