|Item Weight||1 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 6 x 7 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||F8CU-1ES|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Flow Rate||0.5 GPM|
InstaPure F8CU-1ES Faucet Mount Water Filter System, Chrome
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- ANSI/NSF Certified 42 for the reduction of Chlorine (Class II) taste and odor
- ANSI/NSF Certified 53 for the reduction of Cysts, Lead and 53 other contaminants
- Chrome design will compliment any kitchen
- No tools necessary for installation
- Not for sale in California
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The GOOD NEWS: I was very happy with the look of it, and I liked the feature that when you are using it for purification it automatically switches back to the main tap when you shut off the water stream. The Power Sprayer feature is also nice. It sprays water with more force than my kitchen sink's hose and really blasts items clean!
The BAD NEWS: Determining which adapter (Metric vs. Imperial) to use is an iffy thing. (I discovered that my Moen faucet did better with the grey, metric adapter.) But the worst part is that neither screw on deeply/tightly enough, nor have the rigidity of hold to keep the entire unit on. As soon as I turned on the water, the entire unit blasted off! A couple of times of this and I lost the black washer the goes inside the adapter down the garbage disposal. (Note to self: Stopper up the sink when next I try putting anything on the faucet!) Without this washer, water will squirt EVERYWHERE no matter how tightly you try to screw it on to the faucet with the included plastic turning tool.
Since only ONE appropriate washer is in the package, I had to go to Lowe's and Home Depot to find a washer to replace this one. After trying several "hard' gaskets, and some O-rings. I finally found a rough replacement for the washer with an Aerator Repair Kit. Unfortunately, the washer wasn't ideal and although I was able to get a few days of decent use from the unit, it unexpectedly "blasted off" again one night when I simply turned on the tap.
RESOLUTION: I sent two e-mails to Instapure Customer Service one night over the 4th of July weekend and followed up with a call on Tuesday morning when they opened for business out in Colorado. The Customer Service rep was polite, read my e-mails and listened to my complaint. I asked for (and GOT) a METAL adapter this time, along with two replacement washer kits and a spare plastic, metric adapter. They sent them out on Tuesday and they arrived USPS yesterday (Thursday). The METAL adapter immediately grabbed onto the faucet with a solid grip, and I was able to use a conventional "Vise Grip" to ensure tightness. NO LEAKS, and the unit seems to be staying on. We'll see how it does over the course of a month or more.
BOTTOM LINE: The water that is filtered tastes fine. The features are nice. It is simple to install, BUT BE AWARE, the plastic adapters may not actually hold the unit on to your faucet! In that case, call Instapure (go to their web site for their Customer Support phone number), and ask for a METAL adapter.
NOTE TO INSTAPURE: Instapure, you should include ONLY METAL ADAPTERS for this product! The little extra money it will cost you will pay for itself many times over in saving you postage to send them out after the fact, AND will garner you MUCH more positive customer feedback!
After more than a year with this filter system, I am back to report that it has not gone well. You can see below in my original review that we really wanted to believe in this filter system. But, I've had to replace the faucet mount twice due to leakage, and about 1 out of 3 filters do not filter good enough to remove bad taste. Instapure customer service is very nice, and sends replacements but it is inconvenient to be out of filtered water waiting for the replacement to arrive.
The problem we have been having is that the faucet mount leaks profusely, so it runs hot water through the filter when the filter is turned off, and the water slowly starts tasting unfiltered. It also leaks so that it lets by unfiltered water by in the filter position.
A shame, we really liked the water when this filter was working properly. Maybe the other model works better? Dunno, we are not going to waste any more time with it.
We have decided on a ispring 6 stage reverse osmosis filter (we went with 6 stage because reviewers indicated hot water coming out when the UV filter 7 stage system was used). At 200+ it is more money, but in the long term the replacement filters cost less per year than a faucet mount and the system is more reliable (based on current reviews).
Overall, we love this filter. As far as faucet mounted filters go, it is by far the best out there. But we did have one major gripe. Please read below:
To start, we did the research and this brand has the best filtration. Go to the website and read the long list of contaminants it filters, very impressive. The filtered water has no odor and no bad taste. THE WATER TASTES GREAT.
Having said that here are some pros:
It automatically clicks off the filter mode when you turn off the water. This we love because you don't waste filter time by turning on the water later to find out you left it on the filter mode.
It has 3 positions on the spout. One for filter, one for regular flow, and one pulse/pressure spay. This is really cool.
The low profile design keeps the filter body out of your way in small sink spaces. This was also a big seller for us.
We have a couple of cons:
The filter is easy to install, but it does not come with any adaptors. So, if it does not fit your faucet, you've got to run to the hardware store. Now, at first we were a little put off by this. THE MANUFACTURER AND SELLER SHOULD TELL THE BUYER THIS FACT UP FRONT. Either that or start including some of the more common adaptors. I would have still bought the filter, and been prepared to get the adaptor at my convenience. Instead I was surprised by this fact mid way into the install, and had to drop everything to make a special trip.
Also, the filter drips a little around the unused outlets and filter body, but it's not a lot, and not a big deal to us.
Brita and Pur both have their own set of problems. They are both leaky, and the water quality is nowhere near that of Instapure. Except for the adaptor issue, Instapure out performs Brita and Pur in every category, especially in water quality. And this is why we put filters on in the first place, isn't it?