PERFORMANCE - 80%
Design - 35%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 80%
DURABILITY - 85%
Summary : We like this filter because it is affordable and efficient. However, its design is rather unflattering considering the fact that it is a counter top unit.
Everyday, we are exposed to numerous toxins. We don’t even realize when we come in contact with these toxins because most of the time they are infiltrated in our food and our water. Did you ever consider doing a chemical analysis of your tap water? You would be surprised to see how many contaminants it contains. Drinking bottled water is not a way of protecting yourself from these toxins, but only a way of diminishing the level of contaminants that you come in contact with. The water that you use for cooking or for washing the dishes can also affect your health. A countertop water filter is a convenient way of making sure that at least one of your home’s water sources will deliver pure water. However, there are numerous filters on the market and finding the right one is never easy. If you are looking for an affordable yet highly efficient system, we would like to recommend you the BlueFilters Countertop 3 AWF-CT-3H-NL.
The BlueFilters Countertop 3 AWF-CT-3H-NL is a 3-stage countertop kitchen filter. This system uses an innovative molecular filtration technology. The unit uses 3 innovative NewLine filter cartridges. The first cartridge, the AC-PP-10-5-NL removes mechanical impurities. The second cartridge, the AC-GAC-10-NL, and the third cartridge, the AC-SC-10-NL, are designed in order to remove chlorine and its derivatives as well as heavy metals, pesticides and other water contaminants. Last but not least, this water filter only costs $129.
Using state of the art German engineering technologies, the BlueFilter team has managed to deliver a new generation of water filters. These systems seem as if they anticipated the general need for an efficient filtering solution that also comes at an affordable price. Not only is this system efficient, but it is also comfortable to use. With an average water flow rate of 3,7 l/min (the flow rate can vary depending on the type of cartridge used with the system), the BlueFilters Countertop 3 AWF-CT-3H-NL is the perfect solution for protecting your family’s health from water contaminants.
Design and maintenance
The great thing about this filter is the fact that it requires very little maintenance. The system is freestanding and it is connected to the sink faucet with the use of an elastic tube as well as a special separator which is installed directly at the faucet’s end. Don’t worry as the installation process is pretty basic and you don’t need to have plumbing skills in order to install this system. As far as maintenance goes, this unit features patented block cartridges that let you know precisely when they need to be changed. The cartridges are very easy to replace and highly hygienic. When you replace a cartridge, you don’t keep any of the previous cartridge’s elements, so you are certain that the filter is starting a brand new filtration cycle and that you are never exposed to the risk of drinking dirty water. The system’s design is not very flattering, especially considering the fact that it is a countertop model. The design of under sink units doesn’t really matter since these units are not in plain side. Countertops on the other hand are very visible and if you choose this particular model, you will have to find a way of hiding its industrial design. Other than that the system has a very compact size and can comfortably fit even in small kitchens. Measuring 30,5cm x 25cm x 9cm, this system will take as little as possible of your available sink space.
Warranty and durability
If you’ve been researching water filter systems for a while now, you may have noticed that most manufacturers offer an average warranty of 1-2 years. You will be pleasantly surprised to discover that the all BlueFilter systems come with 5 year warranty coverage. These systems are designed and tested in order to last a long time. Even after the systems pass the initial tests and are released on the market, the BlueFilter engineers continue to test the systems over a lifetime of 10 years. Furthermore, if you ever encounter a problem with such a system, you will find the customer support team to be very responsive and incredible prompt. However, you needn’t worry about that as these systems are of the highest quality. In fact the filter cartridges are designed in order to protect each other and last longer.