WaterFilter: How do you like your faucet-mounted filtration device?
August 24, 2006 5:14 PM Subscribe
How do you like your faucet-mounted water filter?
posted by Songdog to home & garden (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My family and I have just moved into a new apartment. The previous tenants had a faucet-mounted water filter (of the sort made by Pur, Brita, and others) and I'm very interested in trying one of these, but I've got a few questions.
Most obviously: which units do and don't people like, and why?
Second, reading the most recent Consumer Reports review I could find (Jan. 2003) raised my concerns about flow. The article pointed out that after running only 50 or 100 gallons through one of these filters that the flow rate slowed to 10 minutes per gallon. The thought of spending ten minutes or more putting water in my 8 quart pot for pasta is pretty excruciating. I'm hoping that since 2003 one or more manufacturers might have improved the flow rate longevity of their filters (without sacrificing filtration) but I'm hoping people here can offer more info.
Finally, in my Mefi-literature search I ran across LobsterMitten's excellent recent question
about the interaction of hot water with the plastics used in these filters. Can anyone offer any thoughts on this?