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Igloo Countertop vs Euhomy Bottom Loading (WC-C) Water Cooler Dispenser Side-by-Side Comparison

Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser vs Euhomy WC-C bottom-loading dispenser. More than just size, find out how hot and cold water vary.

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Igloo Countertop vs Euhomy Bottom Loading (WC-C) Water Cooler Dispenser

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The Igloo is a small countertop water cooler dispenser. The Euhomy WC-C is a large freestanding and bottom-loading dispenser. It has excellent build quality compared to the poorer quality and shoddy bodywork of the Igloo.

Both machines use buttons and dispense additional ambient water. The buttons of the Igloo are of decidedly lower quality, but the key differences are in performance.

The Euhomy only heats hot water to 189 ℉ and the Igloo to 185 ℉, whereas the average standard is 198 ℉. The difference between the machines is not that much, but the Igloo heating time is a whole minute faster and it produces 6.2 L per hour compared to 5 L.

For cold water, the larger Euhomy is understandably better. It does around 172 fl. oz. per hour or 5.1 L compared to the Igloo’s 78 fl. oz. or 2.3 L. However, the Euhomy temperature is 55‒57 ℉ while that of the Igloo is the standard 52‒54 ℉.

If you prefer a countertop water cooler dispenser, the Igloo is reasonable for its low price. As for the Euhomy, there are better choices among other bottom-loading dispensers, unless you prefer its differing temperature ranges for hot and cold water.

Pros & Cons

  • Heating time
  • Simple panel design
  • Adjustable feet
  • Material quality
  • Magnetic door lock 
  • Pocket handle
  • Panel & spouts
  • Silicone bottle cap
  • Tidy interior design
  • Slow flow rate
  • Hot water safety
  • Water baffle
  • Drip tray
  • No pocket handles
  • Stiff buttons
  • Lack-luster performance
  • Slowish flow rate

Key Specs

Dimensions WDH
31 x 38 x 52 inches
W12.2 x D14 x H42.9 inches
Weight
22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)
33.0 lbs (15.0 kg)
Loading Type
Top Loading Countertop
Bottom Loading
Dispensing Mechanisms
Buttons
Buttons
Cold Water Temperature
50‒54 ℉
50‒54 ℉
Cold Water Capacity
78 fl. oz. / Hr
173 fl. oz. / Hr

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$124.73
$226.91

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
5.0
7.4

Hot Water Test

5.8
6.7
Water temperature being measured as hot water flows out the nozzle of a water cooler dispenser.
Water temperature being measured as hot water flows out the nozzle of a water cooler dispenser.
Single Draw Capacity
21.5 fl. oz.
22.2 fl. oz.
Heating Time
8.5 fl.oz. / 1 min 57 sec
8.5 fl.oz. / 2 min 55 sec
Temperature
185 ℉
189 ℉
Flow Rate
0.4 fl.oz. / or 12 ml /sec
0.95 fl.oz. / 28 ml / sec

Cold Water Test

4.5
7.8
Cold water testing on the Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser. A thermometer is measuring cold water flowing into a cup.
Water temperature being measured as cold water flows out the nozzle of a water cooler dispenser.
Serving Capacity
78 fl. oz. / Hr
173 fl. oz. / hour
Temperature
50-54 ℉
55‒57 ℉

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.2
8.4

In the Box

The unboxed Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser with the included drip tray and user manual shown on the far right.
The unboxed Euhomy water cooler dispenser besides its box to the left and the drip tray and user manual to the right.

Build Quality

5.3
8.5
A close up side view of a countertop water cooler dispenser focuses on a poor joining seam.
A close up side view of a countertop water cooler dispenser focuses on a poor joining seam.
A front to angle view of the Igloo bottled water cooler dispenser showing side ventilation slats.
A gloved finger pointing to the sharp edges on the bottom of a heat exchange grid on a water cooler dispenser.
The underneath of a water cooler dispenser showing a metal plate, a stub leg, and a water drainage plug.
A gloved hand showing how to adjust a rubber stump leg on a water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the side and front of the Euhomy self-cleaning water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the side and front of the Euhomy self-cleaning water cooler dispenser.
A rear view of a water cooler dispenser and a gloved hand about to lift it gripping the carry handle.
The view of the underneath of the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
The cabinet ceiling of the Euhomy water cooler dispenser showing its clean design with no visible pump.
A close up of the water piping design inside the Euhomy self-cleaning water cooler dispenser.
Side Body
White metal sheeting
Black carbon coated metal
Front Panel
White plastic
Plastic
Cabinet Door
No
Silver plastic, black inside
Base
Metal plate with rubber feet
Plastic
Extra Features
Adjustable feet
None

Dimensions

Annotated diagram showing the dimensions of the Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser in inches.
Illustrated dimensions of the Euhomy bottom loading water cooler dispenser showing height, depth, and width across in inches.
Depth
38.0" (96.5 cm)
14.0" (35.6 cm)
Width
31.0" (78.7 cm)
12.2" (31.0 cm)
Height
52.0" (132.1 cm)
42.9" (109.0 cm)
Weight
22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)
33.0 lbs (15.0 kg)

Panel & Indicators

7.2
7.5
A close up of the working panel of the Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser.
A close up of the working panel of the Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser.
A close up of the icons of a small water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the panel and indicators of the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the panel and indicators of the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
Side view of the panel of the Euhomy self-cleaning water cooler dispenser.
Power Status
None
Far left
Hot Water Test
Top left
Second left
Cold Water Test
Top right
Far right
Bottle Or Filter
No
Dual function
Others
None
UV light second right

Water Inlet Controls

6.5
9.5
Close of a detachable water needle found on a small countertop top-loading water cooler dispenser.
Close of a detachable water needle found on a small countertop top-loading water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand showing a partly removed water guard from a top loading water cooler dispenser.
A top down view of a typical water baffle found in the tank of a top loading water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand holding a water baffle removed from a cold water tank of a water cooler dispenser.
A bended water probe with a silicone bottle cap resting inside the cabinet of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
A bended water probe with a silicone bottle cap resting inside the cabinet of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand holding a partly removed silicone bottle cap from a 5-gallon jug of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
A water baffle taken from inside the cold water tank of a water cooler dispenser.
Mechanism
Water guard, water baffle
Pump, bottle probe, water baffle
Materials
Plastic
Stainless steel and silicone
Extra Features
None
Hidden pump

Water Dispensers

A close up top down view of three white buttons of a water cooler dispenser.
A close up top down view of three white buttons of a water cooler dispenser.
A bottom up view of three water nozzles found on a water cooler dispenser.
Dispensing cold water into a paper cup resting on the drip tray of the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
Dispensing cold water into a paper cup resting on the drip tray of the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
Close up of three buttons found on the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
The middle button of a water cooler dispenser being held down showing the space in between.
View from the bottom up of three water nozzles found on a water cooler dispenser.
Mechanism
3 buttons
3 buttons
Outflow Points
3 recessed panel nozzles
3 recessed panel nozzles
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Extra Features
Original icon designs
Hot water safety

Drip Tray

7.0
8.0
A top down view of a white colored drip tray of a small countertop water cooler dispenser.
A top down view of a white colored drip tray of a small countertop water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand showing holding up the cover of a drip tray found on a water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand holding a drip tray of a water cooler dispenser with the cover askew and removed from its holding.
A gloved hand holding the drip tray of a water cooler dispenser just removed from its holding.
A gloved hand holding the drip tray of a water cooler dispenser just removed from its holding.
A gloved hand holding the lid of a trip tray across the front of a water cooler dispenser.
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
White
Black
Length
21.1" (53.6 cm)
12.1" (30.7 cm)
Width
2.9" (7.4 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Depth
1.6" (4.1 cm)
1.8" (4.6 cm)
Level Float
No
No

Rear Switches

Two tank switches found on the rear of a water cooler dispenser. The right is red and the left green, both with on/off labels.
Three switches on the rear of a water cooler dispenser. Tank switches are to the top right and the night switch below.
Hot Water Test
Yes
Yes
Cold Water Test
Yes
Yes
Others
None
Night Light

Door and Cabinet

A water bottle resting inside the cabinet of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser with the cabinet door open.
A water bottle resting inside the cabinet of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser with the cabinet door open.
A partly opened cabinet door of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
The hook on the door of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the side pocket handle for a cabinet door of a water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the pump switch found on the right side of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser cabinet door.
Has Door
No
Yes
Internal WxDxH
N/A
10x 12x 22 in
Material
N/A
Plastic
Extra Features
N/A
Pump safety switch, pocket handle, magnetic lock

Cord and Plug

A man holding the electric cable of a small water cooler dispenser double folded across its horizontal length.
A man holding the electric cable of a small water cooler dispenser double folded across its horizontal length.
A gloved hand showing the plug of the Igloo water cooler dispenser against the front panel background.
A close up of the position of the electric cord in close proximity to the water drainage port of a water cooler dispenser.
A man holding an electric cord of a water cooler dispenser double-folded across the horizontal length of the machine.
A man holding an electric cord of a water cooler dispenser double-folded across the horizontal length of the machine.
The three-pronged plug of the Euhomy self-cleaning water cooler dispenser held up before the front panel of the machine.
Length
6.2 ft (1.9 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Position
Rear rt., 4.3 in
Rear rt., 26 in from ground
Plug Type
Type B - two flat pins, one grounding pin
Type B - two flat pins, one grounding pin

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
6.1
7.8

Dispensing Water

5.5
7.5
A person dispensing hot water from the Igloo hot and cold water cooler dispenser.
A person dispensing hot water from the Igloo hot and cold water cooler dispenser.
A person dispensing cold water from the Igloo bottled water cooler dispenser.
Three press buttons for dispensing water found on a water cooler dispenser.
Three press buttons for dispensing water found on a water cooler dispenser.
Close up of a water nozzle of a button operated water cooler dispenser.
Mechanism
Push button
Push button
Water Type
Hot, cold, normal temperature
Hot, cold, normal temperature
Spout Type
Recessed panel type
Protruding from the panel
Dispensing Height
9 in
7.5 in

Hot Water Safety

6.0
7.0
Close up of the hot water button on a countertop water cooler dispenser.
Close up of the hot water button on a countertop water cooler dispenser.
A gloved finger showing how to operate a hot water safety mechanism on the button of a hot water cooler dispenser.
Close up of how to operate the hot water safety button on a water cooler dispenser.
Close up of how to operate the hot water safety button on a water cooler dispenser.
Close up of how to operate the hot water safety button on a water cooler dispenser.
Mechanism
Mounted lever
Push button on the front

Bottle / Filter Changing

7.5
9.0
A water bottle loaded onto the Igloo hot and cold water cooler dispenser.
A water bottle loaded onto the Igloo hot and cold water cooler dispenser.
Top down view of a countertop water cooler dispenser showing the water guard and water needle.
A close up of the water guard and water needle of a top-loading water cooler dispenser.
A bottle with a water straw inserted inside the cabinet of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
A bottle with a water straw inserted inside the cabinet of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand holding a partly removed silicone bottle cap from a 5-gallon jug of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand inserting or removing a water straw for a 5-gallon jug of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
Design
Top loading
Bottom loading
Feature
Water guard and needle
Bottle probe, water baffle, door pump switch

Cleaning

6.2
8.0
A gloved hand holding a waterguard removed from a top loading water cooler dispenser.
A gloved hand holding a waterguard removed from a top loading water cooler dispenser.
The inside of a cold water tank of a top loading water cooler dispenser showing the water baffle.
The rear water drainage plug on a small countertop water cooler dispenser.
A demonstration of how to move the Igloo countertop water cooler dispenser with no side handles.
Close up showing a gloved hand with a cloth cleaning the display panel of Euhomy water cooler dispenser.
Close up showing a gloved hand with a cloth cleaning the display panel of Euhomy water cooler dispenser.
The middle button of a water cooler dispenser being held down to assess the ease of cleaning between the buttons.
A gloved hand removing lifting up the lid to a cold water tank of a bottom-loading water cooler dispenser.
The cold water tank of the Euhomy bottom-loading water cooler dispenser opened up for cleaning.
The safety cap on the rear drainage port of the Euhomy self-cleaning water cooler dispenser.
Self Cleaning
No
UV Light
Drainage Plug
Rear rt., 2 in from ground
Rear rt., 22 in from ground