Influenced by the changing environment and nature, more and more people are paying attention to the quality and safety of their drinking water. Bottled water is certainly convenient, while having a countertop filtration system at home is a much more sustainable option. However,

what are the advantages and disadvantages of using countertop water filters?

Advantages of Using Countertop Water Filters:

When you switch to a countertop filter in your kitchen, you will notice how it is very convenient to use. There is nothing to refill or replace, even after several months of use. The initial setup is very easy to complete and the future maintenance is not a hassle as well. The only maintenance needed is to change the filter out here and there, depending on the service life of your product and the feed water quality of your living area.

The filter units also do not take up a lot of space on the counter. These water filters sell for decent prices and can be very effective for you. If you have a vacation home and do not want to buy another filter, you can unscrew the countertop water filter and take it with you to enjoy filtered water anywhere.

Disadvantages of Using Countertop Water Filters:

There are a few inconveniences with using these filters. Some users have noted a few of these inconveniences, but a few more are added to help you make the right decision.

Understand that these types of water filters can only be used with a standard kitchen faucet, so the fancy faucets users are out of luck with these units. Besides, you need to read the instruction or user manual carefully to ensure that the unit you are buying meets your needs. For example, you need to be sure the size of pitcher is suitable for your fridge door; or the faucet diameter of the internal thread fits your original faucet.

Compact units like these can also eliminate only so many contaminants. They do not produce the same quality of filtered water as whole house system water filters or Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System. That said, they do get the job done if well-purified water is your desire.

Then, how do you choose a perfect countertop filtration system?

Step 1.

Ensure that you know the exact impurities in your water and what impurities you want to reduce. You can find out from your local water utility's annual water quality report (if you are using city water). Otherwise, you need to do a water quality test in a private lab. The same holds if you are using well water.

Step 2.

Once you find out which impurities you need to reduce, set a budget and ensure you buy the best countertop filtration system within your budget. To avoid purchasing counterfeits, you need to look for an NSF certification mark, which confirms that the product does what it says. Waterdrop countertop systems are NSF 42 and 372 certified. They are also NSF 53 certified for effectively reducing arsenic, fluoride, lead, and other contaminants in water. The Waterdrop countertop systems use high-grade BPA-free plastic, and 304 food-grade stainless steel with a sleek brushed appearance to protect your health.

Step 3.

Choose the right filtration system for your home. If you want to reduce lead, chlorine, bad taste and odor to make your water taster, a faucet water filter or a pitcher water filter will conveniently meet these needs. More significantly, Waterdrop has some remarkable natural mineralizing filtration faucet and a 0-TDS pitcher water filter that offer extraordinary filtration performance.

If the water quality is horrible in your living area, you could have a higher demand for your water filter to reduce more harmful impurities like antimony, arsenic, bacteria, and viruses. There are many ways to filter such contaminants from your tap water; but a countertop RO filtration system is the best choice if you can’t or don’t want to install a more complicated system.

If you already got a countertop filtration system with other brands, don’t forget to replace the filter on time. Waterdrop provides replacements filter for Brita, PUR, Zerowater, Culligan, and coffee machine filtration units.

*For detailed information, please refer to the performance data sheet in the instruction manual.
The following claims have not been tested and certified by NSF: compatibility claims.
The above statement is accordance with the NSF General Policy 25. Please note the certification information is only applicable to Waterdrop, not representing other brands on this page.
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