Make distilled water yourself - two different methods

You do not have to buy distilled water in the canister. If you do not need too much of it, you can easily make it yourself with budget funds. What options are available and how to do this is explained here in detail and clearly.

Method of preparation of distilled water

The principle in the production of distilled water is that water is first evaporated, and condensed again on a cooler surface.

The condensate is free of all impurities. These remain completely in the rest of the home water or in the cooking vessel.

In order to keep the water germ-free a corresponding germ-free filling in a germ-free container is necessary. In the household this will be approximately true in practice, but probably not one hundred percent.

The pot-lid method

The simplest method only needs the following things:

  • a large saucepan, preferably made of stainless steel
  • a glass bowl
  • the lid matching the saucepan (it should not be flat if possible)
  • ice cubes

Simple tap water is boiled in a saucepan. The pot should be about half filled. The shell is placed on the water so that it floats.

It is safer, however, to place the grill stand of a microwave or similar stand in the pot on which the bowl can rest. Then she will not go down even when she is full.

When the water boils, steam rises. The lid is then placed upside down on the pot. As a result, the steam fogs on the now inside cover top and drips into the shell.

When the lid is cooled with ice cubes placed on top of it, the process of condensation goes much faster. The fogging water on the lid side is rapidly cooled and flows into the bowl.

Allow the water to cool from the tray and transfer to a suitable container that has been previously boiled (germ-free). In glass containers, the distilled water loses its properties over time because it dissolves silicates out of the glass. It is contaminated by it.

In plastic containers, the shelf life is theoretically unlimited. The container should be sealed airtight.

Quite simple: dryer condenser

If you have a condensate dryer available distilled water virtually free of charge during each drying process.

The condensate that separates the tumble dryer from the exhaust hose is pure, distilled water. It only needs to be collected from the tube and filtered to remove any fine lint contained in the laundry.

It is sufficient to pour the collected condensate through a clean coffee filter. For bottling, the same applies as mentioned above.

Tips & Tricks

For most applications, you can also use deionized water instead of distilled water, which is much cheaper.

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