We spent 28 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Whether you’re staggering into the kitchen with bedhead to do something about your parched throat or hosting a fancy garden party, there’s a tabletop dispenser here that can serve up whatever sort of chilled, heated or room-temperature drinks you desire. Our selection includes both powered and non-electric options that you can use at home, at work or pretty much anywhere thirsty folks gather. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
10. Home Essentials Del Sol
Timeless charm is the hallmark of the Home Essentials Del Sol, which features a hinged clamp-tight lid to keep the contents from splashing out if it gets jostled a bit, and gives you something to grip, so that it doesn’t slip out of your hands as easily when they’re wet.
- Understated elegance
- Nonreactive glass container
- Plastic spout can drip
|Home Essentials & Beyon|
|4.1 / 5.0|
9. Yorkshire Mason Jar
The Yorkshire Mason Jar pairs classic style with practical functionality for a versatile solution that serves up one glass after another of pure liquid refreshment without breaking the bank. It doesn’t stain, retain funky smells or give drinks a weird taste, either.
- 2-gallon capacity
- Looks great in any setting
- Can cause injury if dropped
|3.5 / 5.0|
8. New Wave Enviro
The New Wave Enviro is available in a variety of porcelain finishes, as well as a stainless steel model, so you can pick the one that best suits your decor, and then add an optional fold-out wooden stand to raise the spigot to a more convenient pouring height.
- Made of non-leaching materials
- Leak-resistant valve mechanism
- Top-fill or use with inverted bottle
|4.2 / 5.0|
6. Brita UltraMax
The compact Brita UltraMax holds four-and-a-half quarts at a time to provide pour-through convenience for your household drinking supply. It’s made of BPA-free polycarbonate, so you can see at a glance how much you’ve got, and a sticker tracks when the filter was changed.
- Store on fridge shelf or counter
- Hinged easy-pour lid
- Too tall for some refrigerators
|4.1 / 5.0|
5. Little Luxury Vitality
Incorporating an inline filter element and a high-efficiency cooling system, the Little Luxury Vitality maintains a constant temperature of about 44°F, and can be filled from the tap or any potable source for thirst-quenching enjoyment wherever you decide to plug it in.
- Comes with bpa-free bottle
- Removes bad tastes and odors
- Replace filters every 1-3 months
|4.0 / 5.0|
4. Panasonic Thermopot
When you fill your cup from the Panasonic Thermopot, you can choose one of three settings to steep tea leaves, dissolve cocoa powder or brew any other blend you prefer at the ideal temperature to bring out the best flavor and consistency of each hot beverage.
- Cordless electric pump
- Keeps contents warm for hours
- Overheating and boil-dry protection
|4.3 / 5.0|
3. FineDine Jug Stand
For a budget-conscious way to slake one’s thirst, there’s the FineDine Jug Stand, a simple and straightforward solution that lets you perch a bottle of the good stuff at an angle and pop a drip-free pouring spout on it for convenient refreshment that’s easy on your wallet.
- Use with 3- or 5-gallon jugs
- Fast-flow spigot installs easily
- For 55mm non-threaded crowns only
|4.5 / 5.0|
2. Avalon Premium
With the Avalon Premium, a tumblerful of cool refreshment or soothing mug of your favorite hot beverage can be ready in no time. Just upend a full 3- or 5-gallon jug into the top and press a cup against the appropriate dispensing lever for the desired temperature.
- Efficient chilling and heating
- Easy-to-use paddle spouts
- Minimal footprint
|4.9 / 5.0|
1. Big Berkey
Not only does the polished steel housing of the Big Berkey have an elegant and sophisticated look about it, it also features a high-performance dual purification system to ensure that every drop it dispenses is free of contaminants and any unpleasant tastes or odors.
- Long-lasting filtration elements
- Works with any drinking-water source
- Glass fill-level indicator available
|4.8 / 5.0|