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Details about  MegaHome Water Distiller MH943 - 240V (UK prong type)

MegaHome Water Distiller MH943 - 240V (UK prong type) See original listing
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Sep 06, 2012 08:02:50 PDT
US $112.00
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Item location:
Point Roberts, Washington, United States


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Very Important:
We are based in Canada. Shipping from Canada to the USA & International destinations is relatively expensive. We therefore base our shipping rates on shipping from Point Roberts, WA state (USA) so that buyers will enjoy a lower shipping rate. We ship only once every week (Wednesday or Thursday) from Point Roberts WA (sometimes from Burnaby BC). Delivery time is normally within 6/8/10 days for the west coast/central region/east coast; and 15 days for international destinations. Please pay by Tuesday to match the week's shipping date. If you are in a hurry to get this product, please do not buy from us. Please understand our situation and give us 5-stars on our DSRs (detailed seller ratings) including shipping time. Thank you!

Brand New in Unopened Original Packaging!  Superior Electrical Safety approvals: UL, CE, GS & CB (details below)!

Model TWS (White enamel tinplate exterior; Stainless steel interior; Clear polycarbonate plastic bottle)

Note: THIS MODEL IS 240V WITH U.K. PRONG TYPE FOR USE IN THE U.K. AND OTHER 220 TO 240V REGIONS (Australian/New Zealand prong adapter available for extra $15); THIS 240V MODEL IS NOT FOR USE IN USA/CANADA & OTHER 120V REGIONS

Please note that this distiller can be used as long as your region's voltage is not more/less than the distiller's rated voltage by 10%. 

Look at the feedback given by our many satisfied buyers!  Also click here for our BBB rating:

We are rated A+ by the BBB but not BBB-accredited because we have not applied for accreditation due to its high cost for a small business

Made by MegaHome Corporation in Taiwan with superior international electrical safety approvals www.megahome.com.tw (not some unknown/undisclosed factory in China)

Advantages Over Our Competitors: 

        (1) Multiple international electrical safety approvals – UL, CE, CB, GS

(2) Automatic shutoff with Triple Electrical & Fire Safety Feature (see details below)

(3) Condensing coil made of 304 stainless steel

(4) Clear polycarbonate bottle

(5) 6 carbon filter sachets 

(6) One (1) year warranty (ALL parts & labour) - see Warranty details below

(7) Product manufactured by a major international water distiller manufacturer (MegaHome Corporation of Taiwan), not some unknown or undisclosed factories in China

(8) We accept returns from buyers (Please note that some other eBay sellers do not accept returns!)

(9) We stock all repair parts because we are the manufacturer’s international distributor and authorized repair center - We have 4 service locations in North America - USA: Point Roberts WA & Jacksonville FL; Canada: Burnaby BC & Richmond Hill ON

(10) We are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau (search for "EcoPure Water Filters" on www.bbb.org

The MegaHome Compact Water Distiller Package MH943TWS contains the following:
- Water Distiller (304 Stainless Steel interior) and white enamelled tinplate exterior (Model TWS] or stainless steel exterior
- Complete interior is stainless steel (including the boiling chamber and the interior dome)

- Heating elements are concealed under the boiling chamber and is not in contact with the water
- Gas vent on top of (before) the condensing coils for escape of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the feed water
- Food grade clear Polycarbonate water collector/storage container (3.0L/0.8gal; 20.5cm/8"H 18cm/7"Diam) (Please note that this bottle is stowed inside the distiller body in the new package)
- Easy to operate Start/Reset button and detachable power cord
- 6 coconut carbon post-filter sachets (plus any bonus filter sachets which we may offer)
- 1 Distiller-to-Storage bottle connector (also for holding the carbon filter pack) through which distilled water is percolated through the carbon pack into the storage bottle, preventing outside dust, insects, etc from entering the storage bottle
- 1 bottle of distiller cleaner (about 250g/8.8oz)
- Optional extra carbon post-filters at a special price (see details below) [Note: carbon filters are used to trap VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) which, if present in water, will evaporate and re-enter the condensate water; Recommended change frequency: once per month]
- Detachable power cord

Production rate:
1 U.S. gallon (3.785L)/6 to 7 hours - Independently tested by us - EcoPure Water Filters (Canadian Distributor); varies by feed water temperature)
Height: 14 1/2"(37cm) x Diameter: 9"(23cm)
580W 240V (UK prong type or Australia/New Zealand adapter)

Made by:  MegaHome Corporation, Taiwan

Electrical Safety & Approvals for the MegaHome MH943 distillers:
CE (Europe)
GS (Germany)
CB (IECEE) - covers 49 countries including Canada & Australia
Note: Our water distiller possesses all the above electrical approvals.  We have a special "Triple safety" feature: Thermal switch AND thermal fuse based on two different electrical cutoff principles (thermal switches can fail "silently" and cause an electrical fire, but a thermal fuse as a second line of defence will ALWAYS work, should a real or potentially serious problem occurs).  UL approval is essential if the distiller is used in the USA.  Furthermore, the body of our distiller is made of metal (both interior and exterior), unlike some other brands whose exterior is made of a cheaper composite (flammable) material. We have multiple international safety approvals including UL, CE, CB & GS.

One (1) year parts & labour warranty.  6/12 extra months warranty if an extra 24/48-pack of carbon filter sachets is purchased at an extra $24/$48.  This extra warranty is the manufacturer's international comprehensive warranty (all electrical & non-electrical parts & labour) offered through us as one of their authorized dealers/service centreUnlike most other sellers, we pay for the return shipping* if the distiller is within the warranty period (*Canada & USA only).  We are able to offer this superb warranty because of the very low repair rates we recorded of this quality water distiller manufactured by MegaHome Corporation of Taiwan.  Furthermore, all gaskets used in this distiller are warrantied for 10 years (In fact, there has never been any replacements required by customers in the past: see Q & A below on this distiller gasket for more information).  

PRINT this listing description as your detailed proof of warranty (Most other sellers do not even mention details of their warranty!) 

Replacement parts:
this distiller ever goes wrong, there is no need to buy a new distiller right away.  Simply contact us and our technical staff will email you a troubleshooting guide.  MegaHome Corporation in Taiwan is one of the world's largest manufacturers of countertop distillers.  We are their official North American distributor and carry the full range of replacement parts and accessories.  The distiller is modular in design and practically needs no in-store servicing.  Most problems simply require a simple part replacement which we will ship to you free of charge (if within the warranty period).  If you do choose to ship back to us for repair, you may ship to one of our three locations: Burnaby BC, Richmond Hill ON or Point Roberts WA.  

Responsibility Towards the Environment:                                                                                                                     

When you pay for this distiller, we will email you a shipping notification containing, at the bottom of it, infomation we compiled which provides you with useful information on how to save on heating or cooling energy on your premises when using a water distiller. 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: What should I look for when buying a water distiller?
A: You should look for:
- detailed warranty policy, including: are all parts & labour throughout the warranty period?
- detailed return/repair policy, including: who pays for the shipping?
- non-flammable distiller body
- USA/Canada electrical safety approvals
- availabililty of repair parts

Q2: Are other prong types and voltages available? A: This one is for either the 230V France/Italy/Germany prong type OR the 240V UK prong type OR the 240V Austrialia/NZ prong type (with an Australia/NZ adapter for the 240V UK prong type).

Q3:  Do you have Model SBS (stainless steel exterior, black top) and what are the differences between the white exterior (Model TWS) and stainless steel exterior models?  (Ignore Q.3 if the listing is already for Model SBS)  A:  Yes, please see our other listing.  The only difference is in the material and colour of the exterior.  The stainless steel exterior is much easier to keep clean as well as rust-proof in the long term.  If you are living near the sea with salty air, you should purchase Model SBS, otherwise it is your personal choice.

Q4: How does this distiller compare to so-called "higher-speed" models?  A:  If you read the feedback by buyers, the other 895W model (54% higher wattage) is actually quite noisy, and takes closer to 4 to 4 1/2 hours (not 3 hours as claimed) to produce one gallon of distilled water (Check out the other seller's feedback given by their buyers on Feb 18, Dec 10 and 24, 2007, Apr 7 2009) - That means higher energy wastage.  Even assuming that the 895W model takes 3.5 hours and not 4 hours for one cycle, its energy efficiency is only 3.13kwh per US gal (0.83kwh per L) compared to our slower model which is 2.90kwh per US gal (0.77kwh per L).  There are also un-truths given by the other seller: higher wattage does not kill more germs (we all know water boils at the same boiling point regardless of the wattage) etc which you will notice if you think carefully enough.

Q5: What is a "temperature-controlled" water distiller that's on the market?  A: This so-called temperature-controlled distiller is actually no use as a water distiller.  It is a sleazy (and likely illegal) way of selling an alcohol distiller (normally selling for about $200), which can only be sold by government-licensed vendors.  Alcohol distillation in the home is dangerous (because alcohol fumes are highly flammable), and is illegal in many countries.

Q6: Does your water distiller remove fluoride?  A: Yes - Distillation heats water until it turns to steam. The steam travels through a condenser coil where it is cooled and returned to liquid. The F- remains in the boiler section. Generally, distillation for F- removal is considered a POU process.  Contact us if you need further detailed scientific info.

Q7: Will water distillation remove radioactive fallout?  A: Yes - We have assembled the following information for your reference:





Q8: Will the distiller rubber gaskets need frequent replacement?  A: No.  The gaskets are made to last years without the need for changing.  We've never had any requests for replacements in the past.  We are offering a 10-year warranty on all distiller gaskets (with free shipping) to show our confidence in the gaskets' reliability.  Print a copy of this listing description as proof of your warranty. Please note that, when cleaning your distiller, the rubber gasket must not be moved and should be positioned correctly, otherwise steam will escape from the gap into the air in the room and you may think that the distiller is faulty.

Q9: Does your warranty cover electrical parts as well?  A: Our warranty (if applicable to this listing) covers all parts including electrical parts (Beware: Some other distiller models sold by other sellers offer 30 days only for electrical parts).  If any problem ever happens (which is very seldom), contact us and we will email you the troubleshooting instructions.  Most parts are modular and easily replaceable, and do not require in-shop servicing.

Q10:  Do you have a glass storage bottle version?  A: Yes! A very elegant glass bottle with an ergonomic handle is available.  Glass is no doubt the best container for distilled water.  However, the glass bottle only comes with model SBS-GBOT (see our other listing).  If you don't want to buy the more expensive glass bottle model, you may simply transfer the water immediately after the distillation cycle from the plastic collector bottle to a glass jug (with a cover) and store it in a fridge.   

Q11: Do I need to clean the boiling chamber after every cycle?  A: The boiling chamber does not need cleaning every time - It needs some light rinsing every few cycles (which is very easy to do), and needs a more thorough cleanout only when there is significant buildup of scale or other impurities.

Q12: Where are your distillers made in?  A: They're made by MegaHome Corporation in Taiwan (www.megahome.com.tw), one of the largest water distiller manufacturers in the world.  Other eBay selller's distillers may be made in China even though they may be misleadingly branded as "American".

Q13: Where can I get extra carbon filters and distiller cleaner for the distiller?  From us of course - Take note of our email address for future ordering.  We sell internationally and have been in business since 1996. 

Q14: I'm Canadian, do I need to pay extra in GST/PST/HST?  A: There are no extras in taxes - All taxes are absorbed in the shipping fee if delivered anywhere in Canada.

Q15: Why is your shipping to Canada as expensive as shipping to the USA?  A: For Canadians, we absorb the following in the shipping fee: Bulk shipping from the USA to Canada; all applicable sales taxes (GST/PST/HST), import duty (2.5%), shipping insurance, and customs brokerage charges.  

Q16: Do you allow local pick up?  A:  Local pick up is not allowed, as we need to assign a staff member to wait in-store (which is a very expensive arrangement), especially when a buyer arrives late, or simply doesn't show up and asks for re-scheduling. 

Q17: Consumer education information: There is one eBay seller criticizing and disparaging other sellers of water distillers - Is it true what he is saying?  A: There are truths, half-truths and untruths that he said (For instance, his distillers are branded as "American", but most models that he carried are not made in the USA).  We cannot comment specifically on each, but reading his listing and being told his horses drink ONLY distilled water should be enough to put you on the alert about other things he tells you.  There is a web site rating his business - visit: http://www.resellerratings.com/, then select "American Water" (eBay name: veryclxxxxxxxx). Did you notice this seller's listings: (a) specify "No returns accepted"?  (b) there is no detailed mention of the warranty terms of its distillers?  (c) no "repair policy" is listed.  And here's the review info of this tricky vendor: http://www.reviewstream.com/reviews/?p=12961 (click on the "review" and "Q&A" tabs), Also, check out: http://elingreso.com/2009/02/02/love-water-distiller-review/ and http://www.bbb.org/canton/business-reviews/water-filtration-and-purification-equipment/aaa-wholesale-in-toronto-oh-23000625/ & http://www.ripoffreport.com/computer-mail-order/we-beat-prices-webea/we-beat-prices-webeatprices-c-779qa.htm; You may also key in its phone number on the BBB web site to view its BBB rating.

Q18: There are similar-looking distillers on eBay - Are they any different from yours?  A: Some sellers may occasionally offer "promotional" prices, but price is not the most important consideration when purchasing a distiller.  You should look for: (a) electrical safety approvals, and (b) quality of after-sales service (refer to Q & A #16). Electrical fires have been documented with unsafe products. Problems don't develop until months or years later, and if that happens, you will need good warranty and/or quality after-sales service.  Therefore, don't just look at the eBay seller ratings of distiller sellers as these are only short term ratings (before any distiller problem develops) - Look for warranty, product reliability and service quality based on BBB ratings and independent reviews (see Q.17 above)

Distributed by: EcoPure Water Filters [Head Office: #120 - 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby BC Canada] (Burnaby BC & Richmond Hill ON, Canada; Point Roberts WA, USA) - Authorized distributor and service centre for the manufacturer - Megahome Corporation of Taiwan - We sell to Canada, the USA, UK, Europe & worldwide.

Payment:  Payment must be made within 5 days (unless the item is out of stock).

Shipping in general:  We ship to all addresses including PO boxes.  Once the item ships, the buyer will receive a shipping notification email (with the expected delivery date), followed by a tracking number notification email at least 3 days before the expected delivery date.   Your shipping fee already includes insurance of the item to its full value against damage or loss in transit.

Shipping Time to International Destinations (outside Canada/USA):  As we ship from Point Roberts WA (USA) only once every three weeks in order to save on shipping costs for you, please allow more time for the item to be delivered to you. Thank you for your understanding. 

Shipping to Canada:  GST/HST/PST (where applicable) and any import fees/customs brokerage charges are INCLUDED in the shipping fee (use the eBay shipping calculator).  There will therefore be no surprise charges when the item gets delivered to your door.  Shipping to Canadian locations normally takes between 5 to 12 days from the date of payment.

International shipping (outside USA & Canada):  We ship to international destinations from Point Roberts, Washington (USA).  Before you buy, find out from your country's Customs service about customs duties and charges which you will be responsible for.  The HS tariff classification number of this distiller is 8421.99.00.10.

All sales outside the USA and Canada will be declared as "Retail Sale" at the net winning price (shipping is not included in the declared value). Falsifying customs documents is a crime punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a $40,000 fine so please do not ask us to declare as "gift" or "warranty". If you're really giving a gift to someone, have someone else inside or outside your country bid or pay for the item, so that we may legally declare the item as a gift to you - Even then, it will still be up to your country's Customs service to decide whether or how much the item will be taxed for import duty.  However, the value of the item still cannot be marked down.  Honesty and integrity are among our key business principles.

Insurance:  Shipping insurance is already included in the shipping

Other Water Distillers We Sell:  If you are looking for the Pure & Secure Mini Classic 2 water distiller or the Polar Bear water distiller - email us for our "lowest on eBay" Buy-It-Now price!

More Questions?  Contact us via eBay's "Ask Seller a Question" or email us for our web site address.

Copyright:  We have occasionally noticed that our listing description has been copied.  The above product description is copyrighted by us and in use (with incremental modifications) for our eBay listings since January 2005.  Any unauthorized use of part or all of this description that can be identified as belonging to us will be reported to eBay and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  In the event of any dispute, the ruling by eBay shall be final.

Updated: Mar 27, 2012

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