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Looking for a good countertop water filter/purification system

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Jun 10, 2015
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Canada

Looking for a good countertop water filter/purification system

I am not a big fan of my apartment's water quality. I'm not sure what it is.

I like the the big jugs of Canadian Springs Reverse Osmosis water that No Frills sells but they are pretty heavy and it is kind of a waste of time to buy it.

I know many people think this is over kill, but I end up drinking more water when I enjoy the taste.

I've tried Brita and ZeroWater and I am not a fan of either.

Any alternative out there that really give you something approaching RO?
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Jun 10, 2015
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Canada
Gee wrote: Why not get an under the sink Reverse Osmosis system?
I am a renter and that is not practical for me. I will consider that though as I know those are a lot better.
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Aug 2, 2004
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redflagdealsnewb wrote: I am a renter and that is not practical for me. I will consider that though as I know those are a lot better.
Take it with you when you leave. You can plug up the hole on the counter or just leave the tap there.
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Dec 25, 2006
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My wife swears by the Berkey water filter. She got a few of our family friends to get them too and everyone loves it. I for one, do not see the purpose of it but it apparently it is a well reviewed high-end countertop filter system. It does have some maintenance as I see her tinkering with it every few months.
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Nov 8, 2010
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Toronto
I installed this Waterdrop 15UA Under Sink Water Filter System a couple weeks ago, so far so good. It's pretty low profile under the sink, the only thing is hopefully your landlord is ok with a couple small screws inside the cabinet? There's another model that installs a dedicated faucet for it, but I didn't want to drill the big hole in the countertop, so I opted for this. I trust that it filters out what it needs for safe drinking water, there might be "safer" solutions out there, but for under sink (a condo/apartment has limited countertop space as it is), easy install and low profile, this is the best I could find.
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Apr 11, 2006
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AC202 wrote: I installed this Waterdrop 15UA Under Sink Water Filter System a couple weeks ago, so far so good. It's pretty low profile under the sink, the only thing is hopefully your landlord is ok with a couple small screws inside the cabinet? There's another model that installs a dedicated faucet for it, but I didn't want to drill the big hole in the countertop, so I opted for this. I trust that it filters out what it needs for safe drinking water, there might be "safer" solutions out there, but for under sink (a condo/apartment has limited countertop space as it is), easy install and low profile, this is the best I could find.
I just moved into a home that had a pre-existing reverse osmosis system. However, I am not a fan of reverse osmosis water. So want to change it for a regular water filter system. For now, we are using Brita pitcher.

How much did this run you? Are the replacement filters pricey?
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Nov 8, 2010
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Toronto
kenchau wrote: I just moved into a home that had a pre-existing reverse osmosis system. However, I am not a fan of reverse osmosis water. So want to change it for a regular water filter system. For now, we are using Brita pitcher.

How much did this run you? Are the replacement filters pricey?
I got this for $99. I notice the original vendor on amazon doesn't have it in stock and the 3rd party ones are $200+ now. From the price history it seems like it comes down to $99 quite often. The filter itself is $40 replacement, and this size supposedly lasts for 24 months or 16,000 gallons. There's an even smaller one I think for 12 months or something.
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Apr 11, 2006
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AC202 wrote: I got this for $99. I notice the original vendor on amazon doesn't have it in stock and the 3rd party ones are $200+ now. From the price history it seems like it comes down to $99 quite often. The filter itself is $40 replacement, and this size supposedly lasts for 24 months or 16,000 gallons. There's an even smaller one I think for 12 months or something.
Thanks for that. That's reasonable. Supposed 24-month lifespan for $40 cartridge. I would actually utilize the existing filtered water faucet and just replace the reverse osmosis system with this. So it wouldn't even be "wasted" when just running regular cold tap water on the main faucet.

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