Not Your Regular Water Cooler

Water coolers are notorious for being the central place for employees to meet up, take a short break, and rejuvenate. While most companies choose the standard floor model water cooler, technologies have come a long way, and newer styles make water coolers more efficient and compact! The standard water cooler might not be an office icon like it used to be, but countertop ice makers and water dispensers can be a great, eco-friendly addition to your restaurant.

Water Dispenser vs Water Cooler

What you may not know is that water dispensers are different from water coolers, and both can be used for different purposes. Water dispensers don’t necessarily have to have the ability to cool the water and thus may forgo electric connection altogether. While both technically dispense water, a water cooler will need an electric hookup. Both can usually accomodate the same size water bottles or pitchers, so it’s all in the purpose you’re looking to have it serve.

Countertop vs Freestanding

We all know that restaurant kitchens typically are scraping by when it comes to square footage, and a standard water cooler that sits directly on the floor uses precious space. The same goes for ice makers as well! Countertop units tend to be cheaper and have a smaller output, but you can mount it on a sturdy platform and utilize space below and around the unit. Manitowoc makes a countertop ice maker and water dispenser, and purchasing equipment that can do the job of two or more separate pieces can save you money and kitchen space!


As with any high-quality water and ice dispensing unit, filtration is a must-have! Right now, you can purchase a filtration system with gauge for 50% off when you purchase your water and ice dispenser at, so it’s the perfect way to get clean, fresh water and ice at a budget-friendly price.


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CKitchen, an E Friedman company, is a FULLY AUTHORIZED Food Service Equipment and Supplies Dealer that represents all major brands of commercial kitchen equipment. Since our inception in 1984, we focused on quality products and upscale projects. Our projects division is responsible for some of the largest food service projects in the country including Hotels, Restaurants and Institutions. We are loyal to our customers as well as our employees. Our average sales professional has been with us for over 8 years. This accounts for the fact that they are some of the most knowledgeable in the Restaurant Equipment industry. We continue to strive for value added service while maintaining the lowest prices in the industry. The bottom line is that we would like you to be pleased with your purchase today and for years to come...
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