Consumer Reports Best Water Filters – 2013
Consumer Reports is my favorite magazine of its type, and I trust them to give fair and unbiased test results. In this June, 2013 edition they tested and reported on most common kitchen appliances and surprisingly, for the second year in a row, water filters! Consumer Reports tells us that filtering tap water can save money and keep millions of plastic bottles out of landfills. This is especially important as most of these water bottles never make it to the recycling bins or the landfills, but end up in our waterways and oceans!
CR tested almost 40 water filters for their report covering such aspects as: how well they removed contaminants including lead removal, chloroform removal, flow rate, clogging, filter replacement and price.
Lead removal indicates the percentage of lead that was removed.
Chloroform removal rates the percentage of chloroform removed. A filter’s ability to remove chloroform predicts how well it will remove many organic compounds as well as byproducts created by disinfectants used by water systems.
Flow rate measures how long it takes to filter 1 gallon of water. The criteria for flow rate scores differently between different types of filters. Faucet-mount, countertop, and undersink models use the same criterion; carafes and reverse osmosis models each have their own.
Clogging measures how well the filter retains its flow rate over time and whether it stopped flowing completely before its claimed life span.
Prices shown are approximate retail.
CR tested carafes, countertop, faucet mounted, reverse osmosis, and under sink water filters.
Once again, the Multipure MP750sb (also known as the Aquaversa) rated best for under the sink water filters. I highly recommend the Multipure line of products and this is the system that I have in my kitchen. For answers to abt questions or concerns you might have in regard to Multipure drinking water system, feel free to give me a call or visit my site: http://multipureusa.com/koakley