#HGG Primo Enclosed Bottle Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser Review [CLOSED Giveaway]



Primo Stainless Enclosed Bottle Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser


Our family drinks a lot of water. Emma and Ethan drink a little milk and mostly water. We have been encouraging them to fill their water bottles when they need a drink. Unfortunately they are short people and filling their cups and water bottles at the fridge usually ended up in a watery mess down the stainless front of my fridge.


Primo Water offered to send us a bottom loading water dispenser. I have always wanted a water dispenser but disliked the look of the bottle on top and I really didn’t think I could put the bottle in myself. After reading about the bottom loading dispenser I was excited to give it a try.

When it arrived I was impressed with the clean contemporary look of the chrome front. It matched our kitchen appliances nicely. I was impressed with and I loved how easy it was to slide the bottle into the bottom compartment… no lifting or flipping the water bottle. This particular dispenser allows us to have fresh, safe, hot or cold water instantly. If you are a household that already purchases bottled water, using this dispenser would help eliminate having to dispose of single-use plastic bottles.

The Primo Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser features:
Designer styling with stainless steel front panels and black accents
• Bottle sits in base for easy loading and unloading
• Flashing light alerts you when bottle needs to be replaced
• High-flow mechanism dispenses cold water twice as fast as competitors’ models
• Near boiling hot water is great for instant beverages, soups and cereals
• Convenient top-mounted pushbutton controls
• Child safety latch on hot water button
• Leak-proof design
• Dual nightlights for using dispenser in low light conditions
• Accepts all 3- and 5-gallon bottles
• Includes coupon for free Primo Water (water bottle not included)
• 1.0 gallon per hour output with our fastest recovery time
• Removable dishwasher-safe spill tray
• No filters to maintain
• CSA listed
• ENERGY STAR rated ¬– uses 25% less power than traditional dispensers
• Power down switch for hot tank saves even more energy
• 2-year mfr. limited warranty
• Assembled dimensions – 43.2″ (H) x 12.6″ (W) x 15.0″ (D)
Note: This device intended for dispensing water only – do not use other liquids.


Emma and Ethan have enjoyed being able to fill their own cups/water bottles without making a mess (and freaking mom out). I’ve noticed the water consumption in our house has increased because of the ease of dispensing and that makes me a happy mommy.

We love our dispenser and the convenience for the children to serve fresh filtered water for themselves. This will allow them to feel independent and stay hydrated at the same time. The size of the dispenser allows us to tuck the dispenser in the corner and it’s not in the way at all. Having hot and cold water at the touch of a button makes the water more palatable. I was a bit worried about the hot water button. We had a “talk” with Emma and Ethan about what buttons were okay to push, but there is also a child lock on the red button. If they were to try to push it the hot water wouldn’t work.


The cost comparison of a 5 gallon bottle to a package of single serving bottles will win you over. Inside the Primo Water dispenser box is a $5 off coupon to use on your initial bottle purchase. When you return to the store with your empty bottle you receive a ticket that will allow you to purchase a full bottle for only $6. To find a retailer of Primo water near you click here. My local retailers include Wal-Mart and Lowes.

This is a great savings and super convenient.  If you don’t mind having to be a little careful with your full bottles you can refill your bottle even cheaper. Inside our local grocery stores, Wal-Mart and outside our gas station up the road are refill stations. We brought our 5 gallon bottle and refilled it for $1.75.

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You can purchase a Primo Stainless Enclosed Bottle Bottom Loading Hot/Cold Water Dispenser for $199.99


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Primo Bottom Loading Water Dispenser!

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on December 19, 2011.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.



  1. brooke t says

    Flavorstation 500

  2. Jen Allo says

    Love that it’s bottom loading. Cool feature!

  3. Paula Lee says

    You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.

  4. Tabitha Evans says

    I’d love the 900116 top loading dispenser.

  5. Audrey Griffis says

    i learned that they are a Energy Star Rating company

  6. mamabunny13 says

    I like the Primo Water Pump withe the handle (900179H).

  7. I like the bottom loading. I can’t lift the bottles.

  8. Fawn H says

    I learned that Primo Water is bottled locally at over 60 locations nationwide

  9. Claire says

    I’d love the 900116 top loading dispenser.

  10. It comes in a 3 or 5 gal bottle

  11. catherine thomas says

    I did not know water coolers come in stainless steel.

  12. darlene miller says

    i learned they also have flavoring you can add to your water

  13. Catie says

    I learned that 60% of the US population drinks bottled water – me included!

  14. rachelle jones says

    The bottom loading is a great idea, no heavy lifting, and it looks better 🙂

  15. Jacqueline Griffin says

    You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.
    Thank You!!

  16. Sherry S. says

    I love the 900116 top loading dispenser.

  17. Rochel S says

    Love that the bottle is hidden and how easy it is to load it!

  18. Tina M says

    Learned that the company produces the top-selling line of water dispensers in the United States,

  19. Pam Anderson says

    Primo Water is purified to the highest industry standards using a 9-step process
    Most people say that water doesnt have any taste….I’ve always disagreed!!! Must be in the processing, I guess

  20. Brandy Lewis says

    The Primo Flavorstation looks like it would be perfect for my house. Three picky children and I’ve always been weird about my water.

  21. Ashley rexrode says

    I would love to have the Diet energy beverage mix

  22. Cindy says

    Flavorstation 100.

  23. I’d like the Water Dispensers > Portable > 900199

  24. D Schmidt says

    Something else from their site I like is the beverage mixes especially Lemon Lime



  25. Nicole S. says

    I LOVE that it is bottom loading!!! Also, the flavor station 500 is cool. Can’t wait for it to come out.

  26. Lauren says

    I like that you can load it at the bottom!

  27. renee walters says

    I like that is is bottom loading! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  28. Tiffany Iverson says

    I want the Primo Flavorstation.

  29. Alison F says

    I like the Primo Water portable dispenser. I could certainly make use of it!!

  30. Trasina McGahey says

    I learned it dispenses cold water twice as fast as other brands!

  31. I REALLY LIKE HOW THEY HAVE THE Flavorstation 500 🙂 LOVE IT!!!

  32. Taryn says

    I’m am liking the beverage mixes. My favorite feature is that it’s bottom loading. 😀

  33. Suzanne B says

    I like that the bottles are on the bottom. I have to load the one at work and it just about kills me. This I could do.

  34. Estelle says

    I learned that Primo uses a 9 stage purification process.

  35. ericka coello says

    Flavorstation 100

  36. Debra B says

    I learned that you can use either 3 or 5 gallon bottles, that is a huge plus since they get heavy

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  37. trishden says

    Hello, I learned that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Wow, I didn’t know it was that high. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  38. Lindsay Sorensen says

    I LOVE that the bottle goes on the bottom and no more spills trying to get it up top!

  39. Stacey P (cosaver213) says

    I learned that Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim.

    spaller213 9at) gmail (dot) com

  40. heather stewart says

    love that it is bottom loading and that you don’t see the bottle.

  41. Monique Rizzo says

    I like that they have a handle.
    Thanks for the chance.

  42. Adrienne gordon says

    I like the Primo Water portable dispenser.

  43. tracy davis says

    Flavorstation 100.

  44. Mary Calabrese says

    It as kept nearly 500,000,000 bottles out of landfills

  45. Denise B. says

    I also like the “Flavorstation 500”.

  46. Carrie Phelps says

    I love flavored water & would LOVE the Flavorstation.

  47. Jenny Lloyd says

    i would love to have a portable water dispenser to use for picnics, outdoor cook outs, etc – i really like this one http://store.primowater.com/WaterDispensers/Portable/900131.aspx

  48. Teri says

    The 900131 portable dispenser is pretty cool. I would love to have it for camping

  49. Megan Parsons says

    I learned that there has been 2,494,851 Gallons of Oil Saved By Primo So Far

  50. Ellen B says

    I love this – bottled water takes up too much room in refrigerator

  51. Kim says

    I love the bottom loading feature!

  52. Tawnya S says

    I learned that they have portable water dispensers too!

  53. Arlene Whitfield says

    You can get 3 or 5 gallon jugs!

  54. michelle beggs delgado says

    I learned they have a portable one too!

  55. Donna B. says
  56. Kathy S says

    I learned that Lowe’s sells their products. Good to know.

  57. shelly Donahoe says

    I learned Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim

  58. Jessica Cox says

    I would like to try the Flavorstation 100

  59. I learned that two of the flavor cups are cola and berry pomegranate. Thanks for the wonderful review and giveaway 🙂

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  60. sarah shult says

    i like the portable primo water pump

  61. I like the flavor station and all their flavors for sparkling water. I love this site.

  62. lina says

    i learned that primo doesn’t contain the chemicals like in some municipal water systems

  63. Wanda McHenry says

    I really like the Flavorstation 100

  64. polly says

    i would love their flavor station 500

  65. nancy says

    i like the lemon lime beverage mix

    nblexp ( at ) gmail (dot) com

  66. Nora Scott-Platt says

    Even if your drinking water looks, tastes and smells good, chances are it contains one or more contaminates—and you can’t tell.

  67. sarah t says

    i learned they are sold at lowes

  68. Eileen says

    I learned they will be offering flavor cups very soon! I’d be happy to try the berry pomegranate shown



  69. Mary Somerville says

    I also like the 900179H Portable that will hold 3-5 gallon bottles. We go camping a lot, and this would be great to take along!

  70. Jennifer Anderson says

    I like that they have the energy star ratings!

  71. dawn says

    Love that it’s bottom loading

  72. I love the Black portable water cooler

  73. Kerri says

    i love that there is no lifting involved

  74. larissa brunken says

    I want t his! My water is awful we are always buying bottles…

  75. beth shepherd says

    900116 top loading dispenser
    thank you

  76. christine jessamine says

    i love that you can make a variety of different drinks

  77. Leslie Guenther says

    I like that they are available at so many locations.

  78. Theresa J says

    I like the Flavorstation 100.

  79. I learned that Primo Water is purified to the highest industry standards using a 9-step process that includes sand filtering, carbon filters to remove chlorine disinfection, reverse osmosis or distillation, micro-filtration to remove very small particles and microbiological constituents and then ozonation to ensure the water is completely disinfected.

  80. I love how you will reduce the amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfills just by using one!

  81. melissa Resnick says

    you can only survive seven days without water

  82. Angie M says

    i liked that they are a Energy Star Rating company

  83. lisa says

    they are an Energy Star Rating company

  84. I liked the flavorstation 100

  85. Primo Water is bottled locally and is not sold in single-use containers, only in 3- and 5-gallon bottles

  86. gina castro says

    I learned that you don’t have to have an eyesoar water bottle on top of your water cooler but rather nicely tucked away underneath.

  87. Michelle Washburn says

    Their system has zero waste.

  88. I like the water dispensers with stainless steel accents!

  89. Erica Best says

    i learn that they make a Primo Sparkler

  90. Sarah L says

    Primo Flavorstation

  91. Zene snider says

    I really love that it is a bottom loading machine! I would love to take this to our church/school (work) staff room! The church water is super icky because od old/black pipes and I won’t touch it! Which means I’m always carrying a giant nalgene full of water from home! I’m also prone to kidney stones so I should be drinking more than one nalgene a day, but I’m NOT carrying TWO 32oz bottles each day!

  92. i like the bottom loading feature

  93. I love their filtration process, seems very thorough.

  94. Michelle Plummer says

    I want the soda maker machine!

  95. I learned about the flavorstation

  96. Rochelle says

    Energy Star Rating!! LOVE IT!!
    Love the face that it loads from the bottom and there are NO filters to change out…
    doesnt get any better than that

  97. jenn says

    i would love the flavor station 500

  98. Jessica Patrick says

    I like that it’s bottom loading so I don’t have to lift the bottles!

  99. Jennifer Ellis says

    There’s so many plastic bottles that are kept out of the landfill when you use this.

  100. carey says

    the flavor station 100 looks awesome

  101. Tara Liebing says

    I learned that they have a 9 step purification process and the do have an enclosure for the dispenser

  102. Amy B says

    learned they have energy star rating!

  103. Laura Miller says

    I love that they are all Energy Star rated! I also love the Flavor Station 500!

  104. Kathy says

    I learned that you can find them at Lowe’s.

  105. I learned that bydispensing water over 500,000 Plastic Bottles have Kept Out Of Landfills So Far

  106. Christine says

    they are a Energy Star Rating company

  107. Aaron Bretveld says

    I’d like to try the Flavorstation 100

  108. Hoa Le says

    I also like the Flavorstation 100.


  109. Jessica Stewart says

    That primo Flavorstation looks pretty neat too!

  110. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Wow–I really like the Flavor Station 500!

  111. I love the portable water dispensers too! Especially 900131 model.

  112. steve r says

    They also have beverage makers for flavored drinks.

  113. Jennifer Williams says

    Bottom loading….what a back saver!

  114. Heather H says

    I like the 900139 Top Loader Water Dispenser-great design
    hendymartin1 at yahoo dot com

  115. Jill Myrick says

    I also like the Top Loading Dispensers.


  116. Tami C says

    They use a 9 stage purification process

  117. Martha Boismier says

    I love it easy for kids to help them self and adults can use it as well

  118. kimbuckjr says

    I would really like to have/own the “Item #900199 – Portable Water Dispenser.”

  119. I also like this one 900134
    Bottom Loader and learned about its stylish design combined with bottom loading technology make this dispenser an attractive and valuable addition to any home or office. Owning a Primo water dispenser allows you to enjoy hot or cold purified water at the touch of a button while helping to eliminate thousands of single-use bottles from our landfills.

    FB: Toni Marie Caravello
    reannenny at aol.com
    Twitter: Tonic67

  120. Janet Edwards says

    this water cooler looks like it will be the best.

  121. erma H says

    I liked the 900116 top loading dispenser

    • amber h says

      i like the primo flavorstation 500

  122. Jen C. says

    I like the portable water dispenser!

  123. I learned in the last 5 years they have kept 370,000,000 single water bottles from the landfills.

  124. syndel valle says

    I learned that Primo Water is bottled locally at over 60 locations nationwide using a 9-stage purification process. 9 stages!!!! That’s gotta be pure h20!

  125. Deb Smith says

    I learned that this is now available at Lowes.

    dlsloveblogs at gmail dot com

  126. Trista says

    I want this because of all the gas and oil well drilling near me!! please 🙂 lol

  127. Tiffany LaCourse says

    I like the portable water dispenser!

  128. Love that it’s bottom loading.

  129. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Primo Water is purified to the highest industry standards using a 9-step process
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  130. Beth Brickell says

    I like the fact that there are Primo Sparkling Beverage Mixes for the water. Great idea!

  131. Ann Marie Walker says

    I would like to try the flavor station and try the Berry Pomegranate

  132. Angela says

    I also love the Flavor Station 500!

  133. Michelle I (MidniteEcho75) says

    I like the bottom loader you have in the post. Besides that one, I also like the Flavorstation 500, and the Primo Sparkler.

  134. Kayce Crews says

    I like the 900134 Bottom Loader dispenser

  135. Emma Peel says

    I like the

  136. ronda says

    i like that its bottom loaded… those bottle are heavy

  137. nicky flowers says

    Bottom loading makes it easier to use!

  138. kathy pease says

    i also like the 900139
    Top Loader

  139. Michelle Hagewood says

    I like that they also offer different flavors to add to the water. I think that would help get my kids to drink more water.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  140. cassandra says

    I would like to get the flavorstation 500 when it comes out!

  141. You can survive for up to a month without food, but only five to seven days without water.

  142. Erin R says

    the bottom loading feature is great! I’m always scared when i have to change the top loading ones at work!

  143. Becky says

    At Primo we take our responsibility to the environment seriously, and we are dedicated to reusing, recycling and reducing waste. When we say our bottles are “Zero Waste,” we mean just that—they produce zero waste.

  144. R Hicks says

    I would like their bottom loading dispensor 900135

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  145. I like the 900131

  146. Candie L says

    I like that it is available at Lowes (because there is actually one 30 minutes from here). Thank you

  147. Tia says

    I like that you don’t have to lift and tip the bottle.

  148. Chris N says

    I learned that the product is available at Lowe’s, just around the corner from my house.

    ezmerelda at mail dot com

  149. Lisa L says

    I want the cool Primo Flavorstation 100!

  150. shirley pebbles says

    I learned that Primo was started because we wanted to provide a more responsible way for people to drink clean, safe water. icon

  151. Brittney House says

    I love the bottom loading feature so no heavy lifting

  152. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…we like the Water Dispenser > Portable > 900114 !
    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  153. heather c says

    I would like to try the Primo Sparkling Beverage Mixes!

  154. Gianna says

    Primo Water Corporation was started in 2004 by Billy Prim