When distilled water isn't available at the local grocery store, you'll need other ways to obtain it. Learn how to make distilled water easily here.

Did you know that there’s more than one type of water? For example, there’s spring water, mineral water, alkaline water, and purified water.

Distilled water is another type. Not only is it great for drinking, but it can also be used for watering plants, fish tanks, and certain medical devices (e.g. CPAP machine).

You don’t have to buy it either. You can easily make your own in just a few simple steps.

Interested? Want to know how to make distilled water easily? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be going over a few methods below.

Keep reading to learn more!

1. Making Distilled Water Over a Stove 

Fill a large 5-gallon aluminum or stainless steel pot with tap water. Set a glass bowl inside so that it’s floating and not touching the bottom. If necessary, you can prop it up by placing a round baking rack at the bottom of the pot.

Place the pot lid upside down on the pot. Fill the top with ice cubes and turn on the stove. As the water boils, steam will rise up and condense into droplets; these droplets will then fall into the bowl—this is your distilled water.

Turn off the heat and carefully remove the bowl of water from inside the pot. Ideally, you want to let it cool down before storing it in a sterile container.

2. Making Distilled Water With Glass Bottles

For this method, you’ll need two glass bottles. Fill one with tap water and connect the second bottle at the neck with duct tape—make sure that it’s sealed tightly.

Add just enough water to a 5-gallon pot so that the glass bottles are covered. Place it on the stove and let the water boil. Tilt the bottles 30 degrees so that the empty container is leaning on the inside rim of the pot.

Rest an ice pack on top of the empty bottle—this will create a cold and hot barrier, which will allow the water to evaporate and condense into the empty container (the 30-degree angle will make this easier).

Turn the heat off when you’re finished and remove the bottles from the pot.

3. Using a Water Distiller 

Water distillers are electrical appliances that are designed to distill water. They work by turning water into steam and then cooling it back to a liquid state. Anything that cannot turn into water vapor such as minerals or metals will be left behind.

The best part is that they require zero installation. All you have to do is fill the boiling chamber with water and plug it into an electrical outlet; it’ll automatically begin the distillation process.

Generally speaking, it’ll take 4-6 hours to produce one gallon of distilled water. Once the process is complete, you can store away the water and clean the distiller (more info).

How to Make Distilled Water Easily – Explained 

And there you have it—a guide on how to make distilled water easily. As you can see, there are several ways to do it, from heating water in a pot to getting a water distiller system.

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