Pure Water Distillers

Home Water Distillers

Homeowners purchase water distillers to produce high quality water for drinking, cooking, beverages, ice cubes, pets, steam irons, aquariums, and house plants. In some instances, distilled water is used for personal hygiene and even bathing.

Commercial Water Distillers

Businesses such as restaurants, office buildings, and motels buy distillers to provide water for drinking, ice cubes, food preparation, humidifiers, cleaning of electronic equipment, and watering of office plants.

Industrial Water Distillers

Distilled water has many industrial applications. It is used in factories and processing plants for boilers, food processing, pharmaceutical production, printing, photography, electroplating, and production of electronic products.

Institutional Water Distillers

Schools, hospitals, and nursing homes use distilled water for drinking water, food preparation, analytical chemistry needs, medical testing, and preparation medicines.

Laboratory Water Distillers

We have a variety of distillers for laboratory use under the Pure Water Scientific Brand that produce anywhere from 25 gallons to 630 gallons of distilled water daily. They can be networked together for more and we have smaller models if less than 25 gallons is needed.

Contaminants Removed by Distillation

Distillation is generally recognized as an effective broad spectrum water treatment method; it will effectively reduce many different kinds of contaminants.  Distillation is often the treatment of choice when the contaminants are biological or organic in nature.

Biological Contaminants

Distillation is especially effective in removing biological contaminants such as bacteria and viruses.  This is especially true for distillers that operate at near-atmosphere pressure or higher, as the boiling points of the water will be 100 degrees C (212 F) or higher.  The effectiveness of distillation for reducing or elimination biological contamination is due to two principal phenomena:

  1. The prolonged boiling action of distillation kills such microbes and other types of possible disease-causing life forms.
  2. Microorganisms are not evaporated along wit the water molecules; the “remains” of these organisms stay in the boiling chamber. 

Because of these factors, distillation does not generally require that feedwater be potable water, and small distillers are often used in situations, such as camp grounds or wilderness areas, where the potability of the water is in question.

Inorganic Contaminants

Distillation also removes or reduces inorganic (mineral) contaminants very effectively.  The amount of dissolved inorganic solids found in distilled water will be quite low, predictable only a few parts per million TDS  (Total Dissolved Solids), and removal rates of many inorganics will be as high as 99%.  However, distiller operation is most trouble-free when feedwater has been softened or is naturally soft.

Organic Contaminants

Distillation is also effective in the reduction of a number of organic contaminants.  In one study, a small household distiller was found to reduce Atrazine in feedwater by almost 80%.  When used in conjunction with an activation carbon pre-filter or post-filter, as is the case in Pure Water Brand Distillers, the removal rate increased to over 98%.

Some volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been reported to distill over with water vapor.  In such instances, the installation of activated carbon pre-filter or post-filter with the distiller is recommended.  Most, if not all distillers today are designed with a postfilter as standard.  Distillers with vented condensing coils also assist in the removal of volatile organic substances.

Radiologic Contaminants

Many radiologic contaminants are isotopes of inorganic compounds.  As distillers are very effective in removing inorganics, it follows that they would also be effective in removing inorganic radiologic contaminants.  Test data on the removal of radiologic contaminants by distillation is limited.

Today, water distillation equipment is designed for a wide variety of uses.  The equipment available on the market ranges in size from small countertop water distillers that produce a batch of clean water at a time to huge industrial plants utilizing large amounts of distilled water daily.


We currently accept online orders for the U.S. and Canada. Please call us to order and for shipping rates outside of these countries.

Pure Water Testimonials

Reflecting on this appliance (stainless steel) I purchased (and shared with others) #40 some years ago and it’s still operating perfectly creating safe,clean water here in our home !! The Ice Cubes are clear and the beverages all have TASTE close to what they are suppose to – Thank you Dr. James Caviezel, DC (Mt. Vernon,Washington—–Son-Jim- TV and Movies ) for urging me to make this purchase .

$$$ I have spent on many things–(-just ask my wife and the kids !!) BUT this CHOICE was one of the BEST for myself and Family !!

DALE RUSH-Tacoma, Washington

We own a Mini Classic for over 10 years and are using it every day 2 – 3 times. All we drink and cook with is using distilled water from the Mini Classic. It was one of the best investments made ever. Needless to say that a machine will not last forever, and there were some things which needed attention over the years. I replaced heater and control module, and also the timer a few years back. Instructions, shipping and customer service were exceptional every time. My background is Engineering and Executive Management, now retired, and I happen to be somewhat demanding at times. I am always amazed at superior service, simply because there is so little to be found all around. This company is such a rare example for excellence.

Today, I needed a grommet, or seal as the metal container was leaking a little. This is prone to happen with constant use. Calling ‘Sue’ from the customer service department, as previous years she treated me very courteously and efficiently. Instead of selling me an assembly, retrofit or similar at a massive price, the seal was cheaper than I would expect at the local hardware store, the shipping inexpensive etc., etc. so I ordered 4 seals, just in case.

My compliments to an honest and professional company which makes a superior product, has outstanding service and the most excellent people to deal with.
I have recommended your company to various friends in the past and will continue to do so.

Rolf Mueller
Ontario, Canada

Thanks for your email.  I live in PA and I have owned a Pure Water Fountain since 1979.  It is still running strong and I would recommend your products to anyone willing to listen.