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Brio CL520 Commercial Grade Hot and Cold Top Loading Water Dispenser review

Brio CL520 Commercial Grade Hot and Cold Top Loading Water Dispenser

Establishments with high population also need a constant supply of clean drinking water. And Brio CL520 Commercial Grade Hot and Cold Top Loading Water Dispenser is an ideal solution. This unit is one of the best water coolers available for busy spaces. It provides an instant and adequate amount of both hot and cold water to places with a large crowd such as offices, libraries, conference hall, and banks.

This unit is similar to the home dispensers. It uses the standard 5-gallon water tanks, have a cold and hot button as well as the child safety lock. Besides, it’s easy to fix, needing only a small space. Further, the water tank replacement is a breeze.  All its aspects are just ordinary.

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Key Features

Stainless steel chamber

The dispenser has an internal storage compartment dividing the cold and hot water. This divider comprises a food grade stainless steel. This material improves durability as well as hygiene.  Further, it allows a constant supply of the water at different temperatures. This feature makes Brio one of the best water coolers.

LED indicator light

You can need to drink water at night. This night LED lamp in this unit helps you identify it quickly without having to switch on the regular room light. Hence, the light in this device protects you from losing sleep.

Top loading

The advantage of a top loading water dispenser is that you continuously view the remaining water level. Hence, doesn’t need a level indicator of to open the unit to check status.

Hot and cold water supply

The dispenser provides both hot and chilled water. It saves the hassle of switching on your cooker to boil a cup of tea.

Hot tap protector lock

Another benefit of this cooler is the hot water safety lock mechanism present. The apparent risk of a child burning from hot water or draining the supply is safely eliminated.

Energy efficient

The Brio cooler is also a certified energy-efficient water device. It uses little power, thus saving you from high utility costs.

Silent operation

The Brio CL520 unit is silent. You hear the occasional electric hum of the refrigeration system. Otherwise, you wouldn’t even notice it unless you see.

Small portable size

The product is small and free standing. You don’t require a large space to place it. It fits well,  even along the corridor. 

Safety certification

The product is certified and compliant with the US electrical device safety requirements


  • Silent water dispensations.
  • Energy efficient operation
  • Dispenses both hot and cold water
  • Easy to install and use.
  • Elegant cylindrical look
  • The hot tap safety pin eliminates accidental burns from hot water
  • The unit is heavy duty and commercial grade mechanisms.
  • Drip tray captures dripping water that drops flow after turning off the water tap
  • Easy installation – plug and use
  • Night indicator lamp
  • Small and compact, taking small space
  • Available in two colors – white and black, blends well with all color schemes


  • Tank too small for a large crowd intended to serve.
  • Doesn’t come with a water bottle. You have to purchase separately.
  • Doesn’t boil water to very high temperatures. Some people like very hot beverages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it have an energy efficiency star?

Yes, the unit is very efficient and has a UL/energy power rating 5-star.

What is the size of the cooler?

The unit measures 12.6 x 12.6 x 36.6 inches.

What material is the dispenser made of?

The dispenser is made from high quality and durable ABS plastic materials. This compound is corrosive resistant, so there is no risk of plastic disintegrating in your water.

Can you disable the hot water function?

Yes. You can switch off the hot water tap to prevent children from playing with it. This feature would prevent hot water burns, especially if children are left alone with the dispenser.

Does water leak on replacement and drawing?

No, luckily, this unit has a non-spill top nozzle that prevents water leakage when you replace a fresh bottle. Further, the spill tray collects any unpleasant drips after fetching water.


The Brio CL520 commercial water dispenser is one of the best water coolers on the market. Its fast acting – providing a quick and a constant supply of hot and cold water. Further, the robust construction makes it withstand the vigor from a demanding thirsty crowd. No wonder it’s a commercial unit idea for school and such places.

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