Product of the week: Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Water Filter

Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filter

The 2-gallon Cuisinart CleanWater countertop filter dispenses both hot and cold water.

Today marks the launch of our weekly blog post on a featured product, and this week, we have decided to highlight the Cuisinart CleanWater countertop filter. Filters Fast carries this water filter in both 1.5 and 2 gallon capacities. Like most countertop water filters, the unit sits directly on your counter, providing you with fresh, filtered water for drinking and cooking. However, unlike most countertop filters, these require no manual sink installation. The 1.5 gallon size dispenses both chilled and room temperature water, and the 2 gallon size dispenses hot water, as well. These filters also feature a curved design in the front, to facilitate the process of filling up coffee pots, pans, and reusable stainless water bottles, as well as LED lights to signal when the water has been heated or chilled to an optimal temperature. The lid of the water tank is a flip top for easy refilling, and the 12-week filter timer conveniently reminds you when it’s time for the filter to be changed.

Filters Fast also makes it convenient for you to replace the filter; with our auto-delivery feature, you can set up your customer account to automatically deliver a Cuisinart CleanWater countertop replacement filter every four months. The purchase of the unit includes one replacement water filter, which reduces many contaminants such as chlorine, mercury, benzene, cadmium, lead, copper, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, dirt, sediment and rust. The prices of the water filter units and replacement filters are unbeatable, when you consider the contaminants removed, along with all of the other unique features we’ve listed above.

Visit FiltersFast.com to get the best deal on a Cuisinart CleanWater countertop water filter, today. And if you’re interested in learning more about the other options we provide in this category, see our Buyer’s Guide on Countertop Filters.

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Bottled Water

Evian spells naive backwardsWe don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems that water filtration advocates around the world are going to be disappointed today, because according to several news sources, bottled water sales saw a 4.2 percent increase this last year.

And, you may want to sit down for this next part…

Sales are expected to jump another 3 percent in 2011.

But don’t lose hope. Don’t let this news discourage you. You can make a difference. You can help us put an end to this madness.

It’s very simple: spread the word. Tell your friends the truth about bottled water. For example:

  1. Bottled water manufacturers use clever marketing tactics to fool consumers into believing that their product is the absolute best, and most convenient way to obtain pure water that is safe to drink.
  2. Bottled water is bad for the environment. Millions of non-biodegradable plastic bottles go unrecycled each year.
  3. Bottled water is very expensive, and is really nothing more than filtered tap water that you could easily get from home, at a fraction of the cost, with a quality water filter.
  4. Bottling companies like Fiji are taking good water away from the poor people in Fiji who really need it, and are shipping it long distances and selling it to Americans at ridiculous prices.
  5. Bottled water won’t necessarily protect you from hexavalent chromium contamination… a little known fact that may have contributed to the 2010 spike in sales. The Environmental Working Group recently discovered this contaminant in water supplies in 31 cities across the U.S., and they recommend a good quality water filter over bottled water as a solution. In addition, the EWG recently published a bottled water scorecard, giving filtered tap water the highest score available.
  6. Yes, many bottled waters do not contain fluoride, but you can get water that is fluoride-free right out of your tap by simply installing a reverse osmosis filter. Many RO filters also reduce chromium-vi, and in the long run, will save you lots of money.
  7. The bottled water brand name “Evian” spells “Naive” backwards…

 

These seven facts may be summed up in seven words: Friends don’t let friends drink bottled water. (Okay, so maybe it’s cliche, but you get the point.) I’m guessing that you probably have a lot of friends – virtual or otherwise – and social media is one of the best ways for you to help spread the word so that your friends are not labeled among the “naive” consumers. What’s more: we’ve made it really easy for you to do so; simply hit the “tweet” and “like” buttons at the top of this post. And if you’d like to spread the word on other social networks, you can do so by clicking the buttons below this post as well. Every share counts!

We’d also like to thank all of our friends who have thus far supported our efforts to provide everyone with affordable access to clean water straight from the tap!

The International Version of the GE MWF Refrigerator Filter

GE MWF SmartWater Refrigerator Filter INT VersionPut the word “international” in front of any word or phrase, and you immediately sound like a well-traveled bon vivant.

International politics.

International House of Pancakes.

International refrigerator filter?

Now, you might be tempted to think an international fridge filter would only work in fancy European refrigerators, but this is not the case. In fact, the GE MWFINT Refrigerator Filter is identical to the popular GE MWF Refrigerator Filter in almost every way. It fits the same refrigerator applications, it removes the same contaminants, and it has the same NSF certifications. As you can see by the photo, the international filter features a green graphic, while the standard GE MWF filter has a blue graphic. Oh, and there’s one more difference — the international version is less expensive than the standard MWF refrigerator filter. Go green, save green.

Our cost is lower on the international version, and we want to pass those savings on to you. We can assure you this filter will work in any refrigerator that uses the regular GE SmartWater MWF Filter. It is even made in the same American factory as the GE MWF filter. The international version has a filter life of 300 gallons.

So if you’re currently using the GE MWF SmartWater Filter and want to save a couple bucks, you might want to consider the new GE MWFINT Refrigerator Filter. We think you’ll enjoy the savings, and perhaps you’ll even find the international version a bit more refined.  If not, there’s always IHOP.