PERFORMANCE - 84%
DESIGN - 78%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 93%
DURABILITY - 84%
Summary : We like this unit because it is reasonably priced and easy to install and maintain. Its efficiency is also impressive as it removes over 60 contaminants.
A countertop water filtration systems come with many benefits. For starters, these systems are the easiest to install. Their installation doesn’t require any sophisticated plumbing skills and it doesn’t include any modifications to a home’s pipe structure. In fact, this type of system doesn’t interfere with the pipes in any way, since it is connected directly to the faucet. As such, it is an ideal solution for people who are renting and are not allowed to make any modifications to the rented space. Last but not least, a countertop water filter allows one to save a lot of money as it eliminates the need of bottled water. After all, in most cases, customers are not even sure of how healthy bottled water really is. Today, we want to present you with a very convenient unit, the Pelican Countertop Drinking Filter System.
This unit’s simple installation process makes it ideal for all types of people, be they renters or homeowners. The system can be acquired for only $99.99, an amount that will return to you in just a couple of months if you stop buying bottled water. The great thing about this unit is that it can also be mounted under the sink. If you ever decide to do so, you will have to pay an additional price of $75 for the under the sink kit. This filter has a 450-gallon capacity, which for the average family, translates in about 6 months of continuous use. This means that this unit requires very little maintenance, as all you will have to do is to replace its filter cartridges twice per year. However, you don’t need to write that in your calendar, as this unit comes with a very convenient filter indicator which keeps track of the filter’s capacity for you.
The system’s performance is NSF 42 and 53 certified. This means that the product was independently tested and it proved that it actually delivers the performance that it promises on paper. The unit is designed to filter chlorine as well as 60 other water contaminants such as chloramine, mercury, VOCs, lead, cysts, THMs and many more. In fact, this filter removers over 98% of the chlorine found in tap water. In the short run, constantly coming in contact with chlorine leads to dry skin, dry hair and skin itchiness. In the long run, chlorine, combined with other chemicals, can lead to serious health problems. It is even absorbed by our bodies when we wash our hands and it is also absorbed by the fruit and vegetables that we wash. In fact, most of these chemicals are not destroyed at boiling temperatures. After using this system, you will see an improvement in the taste of your tap water, but also in the test of your coffee and your food. Using this filter is very convenient. All you have to make sure is that it is operating at a maximum water pressure of 80 Psi and a maximum temperature of 100 F.
Design and maintenance
When it comes to countertop water filtration systems, the design is very important. Since the unit is usually placed on the countertop, thus in plain sight, it needs to have a stylish design which will match the rest of the kitchen appliances. We are happy to report that the system has a very sleek design. It is rather small, so it will not be troublesome, nor will it take too much of your counter space. Some people will argue that a stainless steel finish would have been more elegant. However, the plastic cover is high quality and the white finish is very common among kitchen appliances. Furthermore, the parts that attach to the faucet do have a stainless steel finish and are very durable.
Durability and warranty
Usually, you know that you can trust a product’s quality when it comes with a satisfaction guarantee, even if this guarantee only covers a month. After all, you don’t need more than that in order to convince yourself of a product’s performance. However, the filter comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. That is enough time in order to test not only the unit’s performance, but also its durability. However, during the first three days of use, you need to be on the lookout for leaks. This is perfectly normal and should stop after 3 days, as that is how long it takes for the filter to become saturated.