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Produced great tasting water, and so far is very reliable

  • Aug 26, 2010
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We've had one of these for about a year, after having a Culligan unit that fell apart, but so far there are no leaks and the unit seems very durable. I know people have had problems with these, and perhaps I just got lucky, but it's also possible that the company has fixed some of the problems.

The water tastes great, and I attribute some of that not just to the filtering and charcoal, but also to the mineral pack that's in these (the "third" stage, I believe). Part of the reason bottled water tastes good is the addition of minerals, not just the absence of impurities, and so adding minerals to the filter is a nice touch.

Another reason I like this filter is that it's got a usage indicator that keeps track of how much you actually use the filter. You might think the company would use this as a gimmick to get you to buy more filters, but actually the opposite turned out to be true. The filter indicator actually told use to replace the filters LESS than the average time given by the manufacturer. This makes sense given that we have a small family of three, and one of us is mostly drinking milk.

So, all in all, I understand some people have had a tough time with these, but for what it's worth, we've had a great experience with ours.

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Enjoy healthy, great-tasting water straight from the tap with this three-stage faucet-mounted system. The horizontal faucet mount installs on any standard faucet in minutes and without tools. Its ingenious space-saving design allows for convenient access to the sink, while a handy bypass function makes it easy to quickly switch to unfiltered water when washing dishes. A built-in Automatic Safety Monitor gauge indicates how much filter life is left and automatically shows when a replacement is needed.

A filtration cartridge is included, providing advanced filtration in three stages. First, the microfilter reduces sediment, making it cleaner. Second, it reduces heavy metals (lead, mercury), chlorination by-products (TTHMs), agricultural pollutants (pesticides, herbicides), industrial pollutants (gasoline, additives), and 99.99-percent of the microbial cysts cryptosporidium and giardia, while retaining the beneficial fluoride in the water. Third, it filters the water over a bed of minerals, making it taste better. For best results, the filter should be changed every 100 gallons (approximately two to three months). The filter measures 2-1/4 by 2-1/4 by 4-1/2 inches, and the faucet mount measures approximately 3 by 5 by 6 inches and carries a five-year limited warranty.

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