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- Certified to remove 96% Mercury and 95% of certain Industrial Pollutants
- Reduces Chlorine (taste and odor) and more
- Filters up to 40 gallons/640 8-oz cups per filter, lasts up to 2 months
- All PUR pitcher filters fit in all PUR pitchers/dispensers
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PUR Pitcher Basic Replacement Filter
Pour yourself a cool glass of clean, great-tasting water.
The PUR Pitcher Replacement Filter fits any PUR pitcher or dispenser to provide up to two months of clean, delicious water. Created with MAXION filter technology, this filter is certified to remove 96% of Mercury and 95% of certain Industrial Pollutants.
- Reduces chlorine taste and odor
- Leaves behind beneficial flouride
- Provides up to 40 gallons of filtered water per filter
MAXION Filter Technology is the PUR Difference
While your tap water may look clean, it can contain potentially harmful contaminants picked up on its journey through aging pipes. PUR filters with MAXION technology reduce these contaminants.
MAXION Filter Technology is PUR's unique formulation approach for blending carbon and ion exchange materials.
Fits any PUR Pitcher and/or Dispenser
All PUR pitcher filters fit in any PUR pitcher or dispenser. Each filter provides up to 40 gallons - or 640 8oz cups - of water. For best performance, it's recommended that you change your pitcher filter every 2 months.
How PUR Filters Work
Activated carbon is the not-so-secret ingredient to PUR water filters. The carbon absorbs organic compounds and pollutants.
PUR activated carbon filters are made from coconut shells, which are 'heat treated' with steam. This produces pores within each grain of carbon, creating tiny tunnels and spaces, 1,000 square meters of surface area per gram of carbon.
That's approximately 200,000 sq. ft. of nooks and crannies to absorb and trap the contaminants in your tap water in each PUR faucet filter.
Soak filter for 15 minutes.
Flush filter for 10 seconds.
Insert filter and twist to lock.
Fill pour tray with water.
|PUR Basic Pitcher Filter||PUR Lead Reduction Pitcher Filter|
|Total # of Contaminants & Substances Reduced||22||14|
|Corresponding Filtration System||PUR Pitchers/Dispenser||PUR Pitchers/Dispenser|
|Filter Life||2 Months||2 Months|
|Available in Multipacks||✓||✓|
- Package includes 4 filters for use with the PUR 2-Stage Water Pitcher and Dispenser
- Reduces lead, 99.9 percent of microbiological cysts, and over 96% trace levels of pharmaceuticals while retaining beneficial fluoride
- 2-Stage design with activated carbon microfilter layer to reduce contaminants and a layer to trap sediment
- Single filter provides up to 40 gallons (1 to 2 months) of clean water and should be replaced after this period
- Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-Packs
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I contacted PUR's customer service and politely explained this situation, asking them for a remedy, or at the very least, I expected a reply. That was over one month ago. I got an auto-response return email saying they'd received my email and would reply. Thereafter, nothing. No a word in response.
I'm done. I've got four more 'new' filters that I'll try to use it, as painful as that has become. And today, I will purchasing some Brita pitchers and filters as replacements. I'll be tossing the PUR pitchers in the garbage, because that is where they belong.
Update March 16, 2014: After writing this review, I continued to research the problem. Many people have this same problem, and apparently Pur customer service had advised some of those who complained to "whack" the clogged/slow filters up against something hard, like the inside of the kitchen sink, a couple of times. I tried that and it did work on one of the filters. For awhile. It clogged up/slowed down again after maybe five or so fillings.
In another review, someone suggested directly spraying water into the two small holes at the bottom of the filter. I tried that too, and it worked for maybe two or three fillings. But it gave me an idea. I took a toothpick, and pushed it into each of those tiny holes, and gently rotated the toothpick before removing it. That appears to work well. I have since tried this procedure on two other filters that were very slow or wouldn't filter the water at all (again, brand new--straight out of the package), and once I do that with the toothpick, the filters work perfectly for the entire time (40 gallons, I keep track of the fillings).
I have now found a work-around. I won't upgrade the star rating of these filters, however, because I don't think Pur should make its customers do this much research and spend extra time AND money, simply to make their filters work properly. Furthermore, there are many people who will never figure this out, who will never see this review, or any other review suggesting fixes, and who will simply waste a lot of money on these filters. It's not right.
Lot's of negative reviews which can be remedied. Pur water filters must be prepped properly to work properly. Soak them in water for 15 minutes. After soaking, rinse for 10 seconds. I rinse for about 30 seconds, then I shake the filter to get any sediment from the carbon out, rinse and shake again. I have the big dispenser which holds more water than the pitcher, so there is a tap lever to dispense. I screw the filter securely into the top tank then fill top and go do other chores while the top filters down. It should filter pretty quickly. If not, the filter is still clogged and more rinsing/shaking is required. It will eventually work, but this is not the norm. I usually have zero problems with the filter. Sometimes the filter will clog after a month, but I simply remove the filter, rinse, shake and install and it starts working again. I know it's working properly because you can taste the difference and my water is acidic. After being filtered by Pur, it comes out with a ph of 7 to 7.5 which is where it should be. Great filter at a reasonable price.
Anyone have any suggestions for another brand? How about Britta?
Update: tried the "fix" recommended in the comments, and it's filtering faster now. Raised the rating only 1 star because there's obviously a problem here not being addressed by the manufacturer. I'm still investigating other water filter systems.