Guide: Faucet Filters
In This Buyer's Guide:
faucet filter provides convenient access to clean, great-tasting water,
straight from the tap. These filters are installed easily and quickly,
without requiring the use of tools. They attach to the faucet within
minutes and have different features to suit your cooking and drinking
water needs. Filters Fast carries several water
faucet filters from
popular brands including Instapure faucet filters, PUR, Brita, GE
and Culligan. Use this guide to assist
you in selecting a water faucet filter for your kitchen.
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Filter Faucet series
includes three different faucet water filter systems, with filtration
levels ranging from basic to advanced. Each replacement filter
cartridge has a filter life of up to 200 gallons and should be changed
every two to three months. These faucet filter systems allow you to
choose between filtered and unfiltered water, extending the life of the
reduces chlorine taste and odor for better tasting water and
available in white or chrome, with a clear cover. Standard replacement
R2 filter cartridges are available to buy in packs of two or four.
Instapure R5 and R7 replacement filter cartridges are also compatible
with this system.
Waterpik F5 reduces
chlorine taste and odor while also removing 99% of cysts and lead. This
faucet filter is available in white and chrome with matching white or
chrome covers. The standard R5 replacement filters are available to buy
as single cartridges or in packs of two. R2 and R7 filter cartridges
are also compatible with this filter.
is the most advanced of the three Instapure faucet filter systems. It
reduces chlorine taste and odor and removes 51 contaminants, including
heavy metals, 99 percent of cysts, agricultural and industrial
pollutants, and turbidity. Available in white or chrome the Instapure
F8 stylish, contemporary design has a base and filter unit that is 20
percent smaller than other leading brands. An auto switch
automatically switches back to unfiltered water after each use,
extending the life of the filter. In addition, a convenient filter
change indicator light tells you when it's time to change the filter.
This faucet filter system also has a power rinse feature that allows
you to rinse clean pots and dishes with unfiltered water.
Instapure replacement filter cartridge
also fits the F2 and F5 system models. This filter reduces chlorine
taste and odor, class 1 particulates, lead, lindane, asbestos and 99
percent of microbial cysts. Originally made for the F7 Instapure faucet
filter system (now discontinued), the R7 replacement filter cartridge
reduces more contaminants than the standard R2 and R5 replacement
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Faucet Mount Filters
All PUR faucet mount filters
install easily with just one click. These filters feature a built-in
electronic filter life indicator and a 360-degree swivel design to
allow for more room to work. There is also the option to choose between
filtered and unfiltered water with the flick of a switch. PUR faucet
filters have a filter life of up to 100 gallons and should be changed
approximately every two months.
PUR faucet mount filter
features two layers layers; layer one traps sediment and layer two is
an activated carbon microfilter that further reduces sediment, along
with chlorine taste and odor, chlorination byproducts, and agricultural
and industrial pollutants. This faucet filter system features three
color options - white, stainless and chrome. 2-stage PUR filter
replacement cartridges are sold in packs of two.
The 3-stage PUR faucet water filter
has three layers for more advanced filtration. Layer one traps
sediment; layer 2 reduces contaminants, including lead, mercury, dirt,
chlorine taste and odor, and 99.9 percent of microbial cysts; and layer
3 filters the water over natural minerals to add a crisp, refreshing
taste. This faucet filter system also features three color options -
white, stainless and chrome. Replacement filter cartridges are sold in
packs of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 6.
flavor options faucet water filter
is a 3-stage filter that allows you to add grape, strawberry, raspberry
or lemon flavor to your water with the push of a button.
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Brita faucet mount filters are available in two different models. The
basic filtration system (Brita OPFF-100)
has a standard electronic filter life indicator with replacement
filters available in white or chrome for a customizable look (See Fig.
Brita On-Tap System with Advanced Features (Brita FF-100)
comes in three color finishes - white on white, chrome on white, or
chrome on black - and also has a standard filter life indicator plus a
convenient spray feature that gives you control over three flow options
- filtered water, spray or stream (See Fig. 2). The Brita On-Tap
Filters have a
filter life of 100 gallons and should be changed every two months. Both
models reduce chlorine, lead, sediment, dirt, cysts, turbidity and many
other water contaminants.
1: Brita "On Tap" Basic Faucet Filter
Brita "On Tap" Faucet
Filter w/ Advanced Features
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Faucet Filter Brands
The GE faucet filter system
(GXFM07HBL) reduces many contaminants, including chlorine taste and
odor; cysts, atrazine, asbestos, benzene, lindane, turbidity, lead and
mercury. This system features an LED filter change indicator light,
along with an option for "filtered spray" flow which makes cleaning
fruits and vegetables easier. This filter is available in white or
chrome and has a filter life of up to 100 gallons.
The OmniFilter F1 series
reduces rust, sediment and chlorine taste and odor. This faucet mount
filter features a filter change indicator dial. It lasts for up to 200
gallons, and should be replaced every three months.
faucet filter FM-15A
removes chlorine taste and odor,
sediment, turbidity, atrazine, lindane, class 1 particulates,
cryptosporidium and giardia cysts. Features include a cartridge change
reminder sticker and a diverter valve that allows you to choose between
filtered and unfiltered water. This filter can be installed in right or
left hand orientation and has a filter life of up to 200 gallons.
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water faucet filter is right for you?
The Instapure F2 Faucet Filter
is one of the more affordable water faucet filters on the market. If
you're only looking to remove the taste and odor of chlorine, then the
Instapure F2 is a good choice.
The PUR FM9400B Faucet Filter removes
more than just the taste and odor of chlorine: it also reduces Mercury
and 99.9% of microbial cysts.
The Culligan Faucet Filter
will reduce far more contaminants than most faucet filters, and it has
a respectable filter life of 200 gallons. It is a great bargain at
$19.99. The only downside to this faucet filter is looks, but that is
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