Electric Water Distiller
I'm thinking about investing in one of these appliances to save on my grocery bill...
are they comparable to store bought distilled water sold by the gallon?
someone here, several months ago, gave me a distiller site, I will shop around there... and any other places I can find. please recommend any good brands. :)
do any of you use these?
do they run up your electric bill very much?
does the water taste good?
can I get a decent one in the price range of $200? (for example, that model says it take about 4-6 hours to make a gallon of distilled water from tap water. and is recommended for a family of 4.)
I had a Kenmore water distiller for 2 years, then it blew up. The water was OK, but it had a very flimsy charcoal filter, which is also important in a water distiller, so I never knew how good the water really was. I wanted distilled, but when this went on the blink, I realized to get a really good distiller would mean more money (mine was $100), and it would mean a big machine - where would I put it? They are noisy, and put off heat and residue in the air - so I had mine in the garage, but I also put my car in there, so it didn't feel very clean to me. Finally I replaced it with a reverse osmosis system which I really love - water whenever I want, no big containers on the counter storing water, and I have more confidence that the water is clean. I got it from http://www.pwgazette.com/.
Having just moved half way across the world, I am currently using a distiller (fresh n pure) which I love and which was pretty cheap. However, the post above is right - if you can afford a reverse osmosis, or better still an ioniser then it is definitely worth the extra money.
Although all three are a million lightyears better than tap or evian!
I realize you didn't ask whether distilled water is good or not, so I'm treading on thin ice in responding since I can't really answer your question. However, as I've read your posts for a long time, I know that you're thoughtful and focused on health, so I thought I'd go ahead and post this link here just in case you'd be interested. (There's more, but I didn't want to over do it :). ) It's about how distilling changes the structure of the water molecules -- and not in a good way:
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thank you for the priceless information
Originally Posted by RawTruth
Thanks so much, I read this last night and I can't believe this whole time I've never read anything other than "drink distilled water only forever and ever~" & "distilled water is the perfect water to drink!"
this may explain some mineral deficiencies I may possibly have, as I've been strict with my distilled water regimen for, I dunno, around 10 years.
I thought distilled was the end of the story, but reverse osmosis is what I should drink instead? or charcoal filtered water? if you don't mind, what do you drink?
oh, and please post any of the other info you referred to. I really would appreciate it.
My goal is to have a reverse osmosis system installed, but, in the meantime, I drink bottled water -- Fiji when I can afford it. I am not buying water for a family, though, so I do know that in a household where there are quite a few people, this could be a big expense.
Originally Posted by NoGMO!
David Wolfe was on Art Bell earlier this year talking about raw foods and they talked a little bit about water. I remember David saying that the best way to describe water was that it was information. (It seemed to me that he didn't want to get into an airy, metaphysical description of water, so he kept it at a level he thought listeners could absorb.) They talked a little about the guy who wrote that book on how water is affected by thoughts.
David said that the best way to get water was directly from its source. Water traveling through pipes and such gets damaged and shaken up and isn't healthy for us in that state. Even if the pipes were clean, the process is damaging to water. He noted that the Romans, for all their advancement, built aquifiers for a reason. It certainly wasn't the most efficient way, but it was a healthier way.
He mentioned Trinity water as being a good bottled water company, saying "they get it."
He also mentioned that he writes "Love" on his water bottles.
I'm not able to afford bottled water, and going to the source isn't an option where I live, so I sort of make do. I haven't gotten around to writing LOVE on my water bottles, but when I think of it, I send a little love that way.
Sure can't hurt! And, while you're at it, will you send it this way, too. And ... maybe all 'round the world?
Originally Posted by rawgrrl
I do that, too. Not as often as I'd like to, but often.
A friend of mine said that when you get a premonition about someone, or something happening, say a prayer/send some good vibes. So I started with that and it seemed to expand from there.
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