Ariston Europrisma 2kW 15Litre Undersink Water Heater
ariston water heater
Great product easy to install and does exactly what it says on the box. Infinitely adjustable temparature setting and controls. I fitted the unit myself to replace the huge outdated immersion heater in the airing cupboard, although a plumber did the pipe work. Simple!!! Would recommend to all.
5 Jan 2015
Good heater but get new fittin
Easy to fit but the dielectric plastic fittings to prevent corrosion were rubbish, had to fit some expensive tectite flexi pipes as they reccommend 90'c+ @ 7bar, other flexis might do same job but want peace of mind.
31 Dec 2014
the water heater is absolutely brilliant, easy to install, fits right under the kitchen unit with space around it to for electrician to wire it up, kicks out a lot of heat doesn't take ages to warm up, its really quite, easy to turn the heat down with the dial on the front of the heater. only fault I've come across is if you have really high pressure in your property or are you should definitely get a pressure reducing valve. over all a brilliant product will recommend to anyone who wants one
12 May 2014
This should be pre-wired but was otherwise no problem to fit. It was a replacement for a 17 year old Dutch unit, so the ancillary equipment was already in place. The previous unit had worked without any problems or maintenance for 17 years before an electrical fault condemned it. Only when I received this (Italian) Ariston unit did I see in the (rather poor) instructions, that it had a sacrificial electrode requiring an annual inspection (involves removing the heater). Apparently, this is because the vitreous enamel tank lining may have tiny defects and the zinc electrode protects against this causing pin hole corrosion to the tank. The 3 year tank guarantee may be invalid if servicing of the electrode can not be proven.This type of appliance is very common in NL where there are at least 2 manufacturers who make them with copper tanks which are maintenance free. Screwfix should consider selling them instead of this inferior heater. The Dutch DIY company Hornbach, which is related to B&Q (like Screwfix a Kingfisher company) sell Inventum heaters with copper tanks for 179 Euro. I for one would have been happy to pay the little extra to get a superior maintenance free product. Finally, why don't Screwfix list reviews for all the Ariston water heaters they sell together. Apart from the size of the internal tank and heater rating, they are identical so comments for one model apply to all models.
In summary, it does what it says "on the label" but I downgrade it because of the choice of steel for the tank. This may affect long term reliability.
26 Mar 2014