The quality of tap water greatly varies depending on where you live. If you’re looking to improve the quality of your drinking water, or are just trying to have better tasting and less cloudy water without spending a fortune on spring water, a filter may be the best and most affordable way to go. Because there are tons of water filters on the market, it can be difficult to know where to start. You’ll find a list below of options for various needs, from pitchers large and small, to filters you attach to your faucet.
1. Charcoal Water Filters
Why We Picked It: Though they might not look like filters, when you place these charcoal sticks in a pitcher of water, they soak up the water’s impurities, resulting in better tasting water. Each stick lasts for up to three months, as long as you boil them for ten minutes every two weeks. As far as natural purifying solutions go this one makes the top of our list.
2. Brondell H2O+ Cypress Countertop Water Filter System
Why We Picked It: This multi-stage filter attaches to your sink, giving you cleaner water every time you turn on the tap. With an elegant design, it’s one of the more aesthetic countertop filters. The assemblage process to attach to your sink should only take 10 minutes, so that you can drink filtered water directly when you turn on the tap.
3. pH VITALITY Stainless Steel Alkaline Water Pitcher
Why We Picked It: Unlike many of the filters out there, this ones design is elegant enough you could serve water from it directly to guests or at a party. It might even be hard to tell it is a filter. This filter both adds minerals to your water, like zinc, magnesium and iron, and reduces the fluoride and chlorine levels.
4. Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher
Why We Picked It: Here’s another filter with an elegant design. It’s made of BPA-free plastic, a more durable option than glass in the long term, and it’s also small enough to keep in your refrigerator if you prefer your water chilled. If you’re drinking a full pitcher of water a day. these filters are meant to last for around two months.
5. Apex Countertop Drinking Water Filter
Why We Picked It: This filter is easy to install to your facet, filtering out mercury, chlorine and other harmful chemicals from your tap water, as well as rust. It filters up to 750 gallons of water, so depending on how often you use it, it should last more than a year — a lot longer than many of the smaller pitcher options.
6. Travel Berkey Water Filter
Why We Picked It: This filter comes in various sizes, from 1.5 gallons to 6 gallons. It filters around 2 gallons and hour. The smaller one is a favorite among campers and when you’re on the go, as it will completely filter water from natural sources, making it safe to drink. The Berkley filter is also made from stainless steel, preferable to many plastic filters, and though it is on the pricier end, it is meant to last for years.
7. Engdenton Faucet Water Filter
Why We Picked It: This stainless-steel filter is the ultimate counter space saver. It attaches directly to your facet, and with the sleek finish, it may be the least noticeable option. This carbon filter will filter up to 320 gallons of water, and the pressure is strong enough you can wash produce with this water, instead of having to switch between the filter and the regular tap.
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