What every best Water Filters has:
- A large enough capacity.
- The proper filtering mechanism.
- A moderate to fast flow rate.
With its unique hose-fill design, the Clear2O CWS100A Water Filtration Pitcher delivers water to its slim carafe almost as quickly as it runs out of the faucet, unlike the slow drip of gravity-fed water pitchers. Experts say its filtering is first-class and it's the top performer in one professional test. The Clear2O has a total capacity of 1.75 liters and its slender design fits nicely into most refrigerators, say owners. One caveat: it may not fit all types of faucets. See our full review »Buy for $62.99
The Culligan Faucet Filter FM-15A is easy to install and convenient to use, reviewers say, automatically turning the filter off when the water stops flowing. In professional tests the 15A removes lead and organic compounds, and owners notice a marked improvement in the taste of their water. This is one of the best values in a water filter, with a low initial cost and low filter costs as well. The most common complaint about this unit is its very slow flow rate. See our full review »Buy for $19.99
One of the most popular uses of water filters is to remove fluoride from drinking water, but very few water filters outside of reverse osmosis actually do that. The exception is the Home Master TMJRF2 Jr F2 Counter Top Water Filtration System. The activated alumina filter removes up to 93 percent of fluoride -- as high as that claimed by some reverse osmosis systems. However, unlike RO systems, the Jr F2 does not remove beneficial minerals like calcium and magnesium.Buy for $87.29
It's rare to see almost no complaints about any product, especially water filters, but the APEC Reverse Osmosis Water Filter is an exception. Owners say this under-sink filter is easy to install, even for those with little plumbing knowledge, and is very durable. Most importantly, it produces excellent-tasting water and is very affordable compared to similar systems. APEC claims that its 5-stage filtration process removes 1,000+ water contaminants. The ROES-50 is assembled in the USA and customer service gets rave reviews. See our full review »Buy for $199.99
If you don't want, or need, a reverse osmosis water filter, experts and owners are unanimous in their praise of the Multipure Aquaversa MP750SB. In testing, it does an excellent job of removing lead and chloroform. It also has a better flow rate and resists clogging better than comparable water filters. The MP750SB is reported as easy to install and use, and owners say the water is clear and refreshing. Optional accessories can attach it to an icemaker or convert it to a countertop model.Buy for $443.00