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Problem with filters
on August 7, 2014
I did a lot if research, and decided on this filter because it filters out pharmaceuticals. The fist thing I noticed after a couple of uses was the taste of water, it tastes great compared my Brita filter, and there is no comparison to our tap water. I also like the lid with a snug fit because it doesn't fall off every time I pour water. On the other hand the lid can be hard to remove, I don't know why they didn't make a lip on it, so it can be removed easier. The lid has an indicator which flashes after every pour, reminding you when to change filters. Please note that it doesn't stay lit, it flashes only after you pour water. Green for new filters, then yellow, and red when it is time to change it.
There is one major con in this product. The filters tend to get air bubbles trapped inside, which slows down filtering. It shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to filter water (Pur website says it should take less than a minute, but it was never that fast for me), so if it takes longer, there are air bubbles. Pur website has instructions on how to correct that - you need to soak filter for 15 minutes, then shake it in the water, then tap it on a side of the sink to make sure filtering materials settles. It's a pain in the ass. It has happened to 2 of my filters so far, I don't understand why the company doesn't do something about filter design.