The low initial cost and fast set up are two important benefits of a countertop water filter system.
On this webpage we highlight two types of filters, gravity-fed Countertop Water Filters, and Water Distillers. both use actived-carbon media as a filter material, resulting in better tasting and healthier water, but the distiller units also steam separate water from contaminants, resulting in ultra pure water.
Although countertop gravity-fed water filters are fast to set up, they do have some caveats. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read more. Read our reviews below…
Although countertop water purifiers are quicker to set up and are generally less expensive than undercounter reverse osmosis systems, they do take up counter space, they must continally be refilled manually, and they usually take much longer to produce a volume of filtered water.
Excluding the distillers, most gravity-fed countertop units are not as effective at contaminant removal as reverse osmosis systems. They are, however very effective at removing chlorine and and other foul odors, which greatly improves the taste of the water.
The initial lower cost of some less capable units is usually offset by higher long-term costs. Replacement filters on these do not usually last very long, typically 40 gallons or less, so on a cost per gallon basis, they have have a much higher long-term cost.
Regardless, using these units are still much cheaper and more convenient than buying bottled water.
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