InSinkErator HC-Wave Involve Series Wave Water Dispenser
Satin nickel InSinkErator HC-WaveSN-SS is a best selling hot and cold water dispenser system as part of the Involve series. You can get it either in satin nickel or chrome (HC-WaveC-SS) and there is a price difference at the time of this review. The design of the faucet is a beautiful mix of traditional and modern and it should add a nice touch to any decor.
It includes a re-engineered 750 watt power (115V and 6.25 amps) stainless steel water reservoir with a 2/3 gallon capacity that offers you the hot and cold water. The temperature control is easy to adjust and you will get cool drinking water or hot water at almost boiling temperature. It can be adjusted between 160 and 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
The hot lever comes with a self-shutting valve that shuts itself off automatically for security and saving you on energy bills. The cool water lever stays on when the hot lever valve is turned off. Both the water tank and the water dispenser faucet are made of solid and durable metal. You can instantly make cold and hot drinks, wash your dishes, or do whatever you wish with the near-boiling temperature warm water.
It is user-friendly and quite easy to use and you will see how convenient and nice it feels once you start using it. You can make hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate, steam veggies and more without having to run the kettle. It can help you remove your hard to open lids, warm your baby bottle instantly and remove candle wax from the candle holders. And you will need to use much less of the bad chemical materials.
It is easy to set up without needing any tools for connecting the tank and you will not need a plumber to install this unit. You can smoothly mount it on the side of your kitchen sink by yourself in five steps with the easy to follow instructions included. You will get the water tank, faucet, screws, washers, extension and star nut, wing nut, lines and snap connect.
You will also get the extension tube for granite/stone counters. But you do need an unswitched AC power outlet, a control valve that includes compression fitting, and T-fitting. The counter should be 3 inches thick max and you need a standard hole with a diameter of 1.25 to 1.5 inches for the faucet installation.
This system has pretty much everything you need for instant hot water. It is very convenient, user-friendly and reliable. It will help you make hot drinks and prepare meals faster, while using much less energy. The water tank uses up less energy than a 40W light bulb when on standby. As you use the hot water in the tank, it gets replaced by the cool water and is heated immediately.
There is a built-in thermostat that keeps track of the water temp and manages the heating element. You can purchase the InSinkErator F-1000S or the F-2000S Filtration System to get better tasting and purer water, as you will be offered on the Amazon product page. The complaints and problems that people report online are mostly about the installation errors or the condition of their plumbing, not about the quality of the product.
You may sometimes hear a very light noise when the heating element is trned on to keep the water hot. The shipped product weighs 8.8 pounds and measures 14.7 x 9.9 x 8.4 inches. It is offered with a three-year limited warranty that covers in-home full service. And the service people will come to your place if the unit needs servicing within the warranty period. The price seems right for what you’re getting, which is quality, design, functionality and convenience.