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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). 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 of 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.
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.
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?