I have been using faucet water filters and they have served me well. Now, I have moved to a new apartment where the sink faucet has a shower head, so a faucet water filter is impossible.
The water here is pretty hard, so I would like to filter it for drinking and cooking. I absolutely do not want to buy filtered water bottles as my solution.
The filter pitchers are usually very slow and need to be planned ahead. The person usually need to there fill it again and again to get to the final volume.
Here are a few idea I like:
- Aquasana Water Dispenser is essentially like those pitcher filters, except the water is powered through the filter, so it can filter half gallon of water under a minute. It is loud during filtration, but I think I can tolerate the noise since it will only last a minute or two. Moreover, it can compete the filtration without additional intervention. I won’t need to be there to fill it over and over to get to the desired volume. However, there are complaints about water starting to leak over time, and this is something I cannot accept. Does anyone have experience with Aquasana? Is leaking a real issue or rarely happens?
- Nakii Water Filter Pitcher is much like any pitcher water filter except that it filters much quicker than most other pitcher water filters. I don’t think it filters as many contaminants but that is probably ok. I would still need to be there to fill the top about 3 times before it get to the final volume 1.8 L. It does not have a larger countertop version.
- pH Recharge countertop filter with three filters. It is large and the filtration will be faster with three filters doing their jobs at the same time. Again, a person will need to refill the top reservoir a few times before the final volume is reached. The filters are not cheap. In the long run, this can be a fairly expensive option.
Any other suggestions is welcomed. Thanks.