- How does a distiller work?
A distiller boils water and then cools the steam until it condenses into clean, pure water. Distilling lifts the water from the impurities. This process mirrors the natural hydrologic cycle of evaporation and precipitation. The difference is that distilled water stays pure and clean until you are ready to use it.
- How is distilling better than other water purification systems?
“Boil your drinking water” is the common advice given by health officials during local water emergencies. Distillation surpasses all other methods in eliminating bacteria, chemicals, metals and other contaminants from water. Filter and reverse osmosis systems can become contaminated or break down with use. With minimum maintenance, a distiller can produce clean pure water for 20 years or more!
- What is taken out when water is distilled?
Actually, the water is taken out. As the water turns to steam, contaminants are left behind, including: chlorine, fluoride, lead, copper, iron, and heavy metals. Bacteria, microorganisms and cysts are exterminated and sent down the drain. Distillation is effective against many viruses, too. When the steam is condensed, all that is left is clean, pure water.
- Why not boil water on the stove?
Boiling water on the stove may kill microorganisms, but it will actually concentrate dangerous chemicals in your drinking water. The purest water has boiled away as steam.
- Aren’t the minerals in water important for good health?
Minerals are important for good health, but the human body cannot assimilate them in an inorganic form. Our mineral intake needs to come from the food we eat or supplements. It is now believed that the minerals in water contribute to health problems as deposits build up on our arteries, joints and kidneys. Distilling removes all minerals.
- Is it expensive to distill water?
A central pure water system will deliver clean distilled water for a fraction of the cost of bottled water.
- Isn’t spring water better for you?
With spring water, you cannot be sure that the source is pure. Because of the general decline in the purity of our ground water, spring water may actually be contaminated with dangerous trace chemicals. The spring water may come from an aquifer that has been contaminated with acid rain. Some “bottled water ” is merely tap water produced at bottling plants. In most states, a water bottler isn’t required to meet any government standards unless the water is shipped across state lines. There is a shocking lack of honesty about what constitutes “good bottled water.” With distillation, you know what your water contains - H2O.
- What are the health benefits of distilled water?
While many people have reported that distilled water has had a beneficial effect on their arthritis, kidney stone, glaucoma, arteriosclerosis and emphysema, the single greatest health benefit is the knowledge that you are in control of your water supply. Distilled water is clean and pure – free of contaminants and microorganisms.
- Doesn’t distilled water taste funny?
Distilled water has no taste – it is purely H2O. Once you enjoy the sensation of pure water, the chlorinated taste of tap water will seem offensively strong.
- Why should I cook with distilled water?
Just because you cannot see or taste contaminants in water doesn’t mean they are not there and cooking will not remove them. In fact, pasta, rice and beans will absorb chemicals found in water. It is always best to use distilled water for all your consumable needs. The additional benefits are: