The PUR FM-5050B Faucet Mount Water Filter System is a 3-stage horizontal chrome faucet mount filter system which includes PUR flavor options. The PUR FM-5050B comes with one 3-stage PUR faucet filter (RF-9999) which removes or reduces lead, mercury, sediment, dirt, microbial cysts such as cryptosporidium and giardia, the bad taste and odor of chlorine, and numerous other harmful impurities and contaminants.
The PUR FM-5050B faucet system is a horizontal swivel design which can be installed easily and quickly without tools. Using a bypass feature, this PUR faucet filter allows you to switch between filtered and unfiltered water for drinking, cooking, and so on. The built-in filter life indicator reminds you when it is time to replace the filter.
The PUR flavor options faucet mount can be used with PUR flavored water cartridges, or it can be used as a standard PUR faucet filter for purifying your water. Specially-made PUR water flavor cartridges allow you to add an optional burst of fruit flavoring to your glass of purified water. The PUR CR-5000 comes packaged with one PUR FC-600R raspberry flavoring cartridge (which replaces the PUR FC-500R).
The PUR water flavor cartridge of your choice easily fits in to the front of the PUR flavor options faucet mount. With the push of a button fruit flavoring can be added to your glass of purified water. A single push of the button is often enough to flavor one eight ounce glass of water - however, the more you push the button the more flavoring you can add to your glass of purified water. Additionally, it is simple to change flavors as often as you like.
Other PUR flavor cartridges can be bought separately, including:
Each water flavoring cartridge works for up to 75 servings of fruit flavor and contains no sugar, dyes, or calories.
The replacement filter for the PUR FM-5050B faucet filter system is the 3-Stage PUR RF-9999, though it can also use the 2-Stage PUR RF-3375 filter. However, the PUR RF-9999 faucet water filter is more advanced and removes many more impurities and contaminants. The PUR 3-Stage RF-9999 filter removes 99.9% of microbiological cysts (cryptosporidium, giardia, etc.) and 98% of lead. It also reduces mercury, cadmium, copper, the bad taste and odor of chlorine, sediment, dirt, pharmaceutical residues, various agricultural and industrial pollutants, and other impurities. This PUR faucet filter does not remove fluoride.
Both the PUR RF-9999 and PUR RF-3375 work for up to 100 gallons or about 2-3 months before needing to be replaced.