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[Amazon Canada] AmazonBasics Refrigerator Water Filters (Basic: $16, Premium: $24)

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coolnut wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 7:59 pm
At this price, definitely.
I'd stay away from it if so.
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torontotim wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 5:53 pm
Still better deals than these on Amazon. My KitchenAid uses the Maytag UKF8001 (or equivalent) filter.

3 pack from Royal Filters, made in the US/Canada for $45 on Prime with free next day shipping.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01KB8 ... HS2D&psc=1

Cheapest Amazon model is $17 each ($51 for 3) or $22.50 for the Premium.

https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-Repl ... cs+UKF8001
Amazon’s Choice for UKF8001 is $11.99
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Cheers OP; was just thinking the other day that I'm probably due for a replacement
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AmazonBasics go on sale a couple of times a year like 25% off on Prime Day if you can wait
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Comparing these to Samsung, the premium Amazon filter has an extra NSF certification: NSF 401(Phenytoin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Estrone, Bisphenol A, Nonyl phenol). The equivalent filter to Samsung's is Amazonbasic's Advanced filter (they both have NSF 42 and 53).

All the other third party filters that I've checked do NOT have NSF 401 certification. Heck, some don't even have NSF 53 (Cyst, Lead, Benzene, Endrin, Carbofuran), which makes it worse than the Brita water filters (which have NSF 42 and 53)

I bought one of the premium to see if it leaks or not. If not, then I would say these Amazonbasic's premium are superior to the Samsung OEM.
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AncasterRFD wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 9:49 am
Amazon’s Choice for UKF8001 is $11.99
Link? The link I provided to the AmazonBasic's UKF8001 is $22.

Amazon's Choice and AmazonBasics are 2 different things.
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I don’t know about this. One thing that I don’t want to take a chance with is drinking water and generic filters. How do we know the generics are filtering the same as OEMs?
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second2none wrote:
Oct 17th, 2018 9:27 pm
I don’t know about this. One thing that I don’t want to take a chance with is drinking water and generic filters. How do we know the generics are filtering the same as OEMs?
I'd say it's a fairly safe bet that the AmazonBasics ones aren't going to advertise any certifications that they don't have. Generics of any other brand? Less certain.
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And because a water filter is made out of cheap basic materials readily available.
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Received mine today sir Samsung advanced filter. Doesn’t have a weird taste. Actually taste good. Thx OP
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Don't forget to use Ebates!!
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setlist wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 4:11 pm
In case it helps; this thread reminded me I've never changed my filter in my 3 year old subzero. I ended up ordering this for $16 today. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07BYT ... UTF8&psc=1
Pbc100 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2018 5:19 pm
Thx...lmk if it leaks at all which can be an issue with these non OEM filters from what I've been reading! Think I will just order one too as it's been 3 years at my end as well!
Ok so an odd update but:

1. my water filter somehow failed to deliver and amazon refunded me when it bounced back to them
2. I was about to re-order when in my email I happened to get a Consumer Reports newsletter talking about "How to Find a Cheaper Replacement Water Filter for Your Refrigerator" https://www.consumerreports.org/refrige ... frigerator
3. What caught me eye was this "It’s worth noting here that most public drinking water is already safe, and also that many refrigerators will dispense water just fine without their water filter in place. That means that if you don’t care about filtered water, you don’t necessarily need to spend the money on replacement filters." I live in Victoria BC where the water is very drinkable.
4. So then I looked up how to bypass the Sub Zero filter and found this "To bypass the water filtration system for water filter part # 4204490, remove the water filter cartridge and the system is bypassed. If the filter is not installed, the filter function is not in use. In bypass mode, the water supplied to the unit is not filtered. The water filter monitor must be deactivated and reactivated if a new filter is inserted." https://ca.subzero-wolf.com/en/assistan ... ter-filter

So my conclusion is to just remove my 3-year-old filter and leave it that way.
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I just installed mine yesterday. It was spitting out black water for a good 2 minutes.......

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