PERFORMANCE - 95%
DESIGN - 90%
EASE OF MAINTENANCE - 94%
DURABILITY - 100%
Summary : What we most like about this unit is the fact that it is certified to remove countless contaminants. Furthermore, we are really impressed by the limited lifetime warranty which is very rare in this industry.
If you are tired of having to go to the supermarket every week in order to buy bottled water, after which having to recycle countless bottles, you should consider a smarter way of enjoying clean water. Ideally, you need to find a cheaper, more efficient, and less wasteful alternative to bottled water. This is where water filter systems come in handy. If you are not convinced that such a device can make your life better, take a look at the WaterChef C7000 Premium Countertop Water Filtration System.
Each cartridge that this filter uses has a 1000-gallon capacity. For the average family, this translates into one cartridge per year. For the environment, this capacity translates into a saving of 7,000 plastic water bottles. Furthermore, this unit uses a superior contaminant reduction technology, which manages to deliver healthy and great tasting water. Another interesting feature is the 2-way diverter valve which allows you to choose between filtered water and ordinary tap water. The unit costs $159.95 and it includes a pre-installed filter cartridge as well as a battery for the intelligent monitor.
When shopping for water filter systems, it is always safer to pick certified units. You will be happy to know that this system is tested and certified by the NSF. In order to deliver an optimal performance, this unit combines the already popular carbon block filtration technology with an innovative mixture of additional filters. Thus the unit can filter numerous water contaminants such as chlorine, chloramine, cysts, lead, chlorine byproducts, synthetic contaminants, industrial contaminants, petroleum contaminants various particles as small as 0.5 microns. However, this filter does not trap good minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Not only are these minerals not dangerous, but they are also good for your health as well as for your plants’ health. Furthermore, minerals add a nice touch to the water’s taste. You may have noticed that demineralized water has a rather flat taste. However, this is not the case of the water delivered by this unit. Under normal conditions, this unit has a 0,65-gallon per minute flow rate. In order to work properly, it requires an average pressure of 30-100 psi as well as an average operating temperature of 34º-100º F.
Design and maintenance
This system can be installed very easily. In fact, you don’t even need any tools as the unit comes with all the parts necessary for the installation process. What we most like about this water filter system is how easy it is to use. Its 1000-gallon capacity means that you don’t have to worry about this system’s maintenance for a year. You don’t have to constantly monitor the device in order to make sure that it is still efficient as it comes with an intelligent monitor that measures actual usage. There are other filters on the market with cartridge monitors, but most of these monitors only measure the time of usage while this filter’s smart indicator displays the actual usage of the cartridge. The monitor has a 2-stage filter indicator: it shows yellow when the filter cartridge’s capacity is lower than 10% and red when the filter’s capacity has been reached. Furthermore, the unit has a very simple yet modern design and it is available in two finish choices (white and black) in order for you to match it with your kitchen’s decor. The design is not only visually pleasing but also great for saving space. The unit weighs 3.6 lbs and has the following dimensions: 4.75″ W x 6.75″ D x 10″ H.
Warranty and durability
When it comes to a product’s quality and durability, chance seems to be the ruler of the game. Most water filters manufacturers offer a 2-year warranty and a couple of them offer a more decent 5-year warranty. However, if you are an unlucky person, you can find yourself with a broken unit one day after the warranty expires. All water filter manufacturers advertise their products as highly durable and meant to last long after the warranty expires, but one can’t really trust words can they? Well, if you are a disbeliever, you will be happy to discover that the system comes with a limited lifetime warranty. This is one of the longest and most complex warranties offered in the water filter industry. You can only imagine that a manufacturer cannot afford to offer such a warranty unless they know that their product is truly of the highest quality and built to last a very long time. By using the finest and most durable materials as well as the state of the art crafting technologies, the WaterChef filters are designed in order to actually last a lifetime. Furthermore, this unit also comes with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are in any way dissatisfied with this product, you can send it back and receive a full refund. You don’t even have to pay for the return shipping.