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A glass of PUR awesome in Natasha’s Kitchen

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I was so pleased and excited to review this sleek PUR Advanced Faucet Water Filtration System. Rest assured I only review products I love and use. My parents had a PUR sink-mounted water filtration system when we were kids, so this is a major blast from the past, just quite a bit upgraded (what can I say; my parents were ahead of their time).ย As a mom and home cook, there are a few several things I would like to point out about this filter. Oh and I did an experiment. It was interesting so click here to find out more.

Installation ofย PUR Advanced Faucet Water Filtration System:

Installation was easy peasy with a 1-click install. You can also remove it with one click. I like that. If I ever need the extra space, I can just take the faucet filtration system off.

Convenience

Fill pots, kettles and pitchers easily. You set them in your sink and turn on the faucet. It is so much nicer than making several trips from a refrigerator water dispenser using a measuring cup to fill a pot since it’s the only thing that will fit in that tiny space (I realize that was a long sentence, but I feel strongly about that).
Not to mention, you should always use filtered water for kettles, coffee and espresso machines or they will wear down faster over time from hard water.
For convenience, the faucet filtration system has a little light that tells you when it needs to be changed (100 gallons later), and the filters are simple to pull out and replace.

Going Green

If you want to “go green” you can save at least $20/month (and the environment) with the PUR faucet filtration system and a reusable plastic bottle. Did you know filtered water at home is the same thing as water in a plastic bottle, just 10 times cheaper?!

Removing the YUCK (what you should know)

I am an RN, and it is shocking to know how many medications are flushed into our water systems. That’s all I’m going to say about that; it’s too much to go into. The PUR Advanced Faucet Water Filtration System reduces pharmaceuticals (meds) in the water your drink. It also reduces microbial cysts (you don’t have to Google that to think YUCK!), lead, mercury, chemicals such as benzene and asbestos, pesticides, herbicides and chlorine. It removes 10X more contaminants than the leading pitcher. That’s peace of mind.

Blind Test Results

The PUR Advanced Faucet Water Filtration System actually improved the taste and smell of our tap water. After writing about meds and asbestos, I didn’t enjoy this test, because that’s all I could think about, but it was a worthwhile venture. Here are the results of my personal (absolutely unscientific) experiment: I start with my game face.
Tap water does taste different and the chlorine smell was obvious. I had quite a few “yuck” faces but these were the top two.
I guess you can’t really prove that was me in the pictures anyway given that strange girl is wearing a blindfold. lol. Anyway, Then I,… I mean, SHE tested the PUR filtered water:
And the reaction: “Ooooh”
The PUR filtered water was noticeably better: crisper and no bad smell.
I’m happy to have PUR water in my kitchen.
We all know how important it is to drink water. What are your tricks for making sure you and your family are drinking enough water?

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Rimma
    October 11, 2012

    I have been using PUR filter for over a year, once we started renting a house. We could not get rid of that rusty taste and smell in the water. The color of water was tinted with orange as well  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 11, 2012

      That filter really does a great job in getting rid of all the uncleanness ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Your pictures are hilarious! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Getting a new water filter his on my to-do list. We use the Brita, and can still taste the chlorine sometimes:/ Thanks for the review! I’ll have to look into the PUR filter. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 11, 2012

      According to my taste test and awesome smell detection skills, I did not find any trace of the chlorine :D. Reply

  • AlaskanGirl
    October 10, 2012

    Ever since I moved back to a city where yummy clean well water isn’t available, (8-9 yrs) we’ve been buying PUR water filter system at Sam’s Club and Costco. I also use it for cooking, coffees, teas, and even rinsing foods like you mentioned. I did not think of Rx being washed out, but there is enough yuk in the pipes even. I don’t know how many people can drink tap water and have it unfiltered. I will also try to look it up at Amazon. May save some $. Thanks for the post. Tried some of your recipes which were delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 10, 2012

      Thank you Larisa. We use filtered water for all of our cooking and drinking, difference in taste (and smell) is like day and night ๐Ÿ™‚  Reply

    • Sandy
      January 6, 2015

      Putting a new water filter in and keeping the arrow pointing to the front is hard…….I can’t get the green light to turn on after I put filter in…new filter.What do I do…this has happened ever time….I change to a new filter…….and it gets expensive to keep buying the whole system…please help Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        January 6, 2015

        Hi Sandy, I have no idea. This would probably be a good question for the customer service department at the PUR company. Sorry… Reply

  • October 9, 2012

    Natasha, By the way they sell them cheaper on Amazon. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2012

      Oooh great to know! I love Amazon. I’ll check it out when I’m ready to buy the filter cartridge replacements. Thanks for the tip! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • October 10, 2012

        Me too, love amazon. I get so many things there. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Luba
    October 9, 2012

    Good to know! Do you know if this fits all faucets? Plastic ones, too? And your supposed to change the whole filter every 100 gallons? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2012

      It should fit on any faucet that doesn’t have a sprayer that pulls out of it. There are 4 different couplers so you pick the one that fits and then the filter just pops onto the coupler. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2012

      Oh and you only change the cartridge inside the filter and not the whole thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ its all very easy to install and replace filters. Reply

  • vikulya
    October 9, 2012

    Wow, I didn’t even know that unfiltered water may contain so much yakiness.
    You look cute and funny on the pics ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2012

      No kidding, I even rinse my pasta with filtered water. Thank you, I had fun with this post ๐Ÿ˜€ Reply

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