A water cooler is disclosed suitable for standing on a counter top and to be used with standardized water bottles. The water cooler utilizes a thermoelectric device which cools by means of the Peltier effect. The cooling unit comprises a seat for the water bottle spaced and thermally insulated from a heat sink. The thermoelectric device is connected between the seat and a heat sink. Preferably the thermoelectric device is connected between a spacer block extending downwardly from the seat and the heat sink. A fan dissipates heat from the heat sink.
A counter-top cooler for liquid containers having an operable outlet for liquid, the outlet being positioned such that, when the container is oriented for dispensing liquid with the outlet open, liquid in the container flows out to substantially empty the container, the cooler comprising: a thermally conductive support having an upper seat surface which is angled at a front edge about 5 degrees to the horizontal and shaped for intimate contact with at least a substantial part of a bottom surface of the container; thermo electric cooling means connected t...
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