Buying a great faucet water filter is one of the best things you can do for your family’s health, convenience and budget. A good faucet water filter easily filters up to 100 gallons of water, which is equivalent to approximately 2 - 3 months of daily use and can save you up to 750 standard 16 oz. plastic water bottles - making them a great single point of use filter in comparison to the heavier dutier whole house water filtration systems.
How do we find a good faucet water filter, however? With so many products on the market right now, distinguishing between the good ones and the garbage ones can be tricky, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the 7 best faucet water filters we could find. Give it a look!
DuPont are first to make an appearance on our list with their WFFM100XCH Premier Faucet Mount Drinking Water Filter. This filter is great at reducing sediment, chlorine, cysts, linden, benzene, asbestos, mercury and lead, some of which is sometimes present in tap water. With this water filter you get both a highly efficient and performing filtration system, as well as much better quality tasting and odor-free tap water.
This water filter utilizes Micro ban Antimicrobial protection that is built into the cartridge housing and the media, resulting in greatly prolonged filter life. The filter mouth itself is very easy to install and reinstall on most standard sinks and faucets.
What we did notice is that at high pressure it may splash water, depending on the sink faucet.
NeillieN are here too, which a great runner-up thanks to their Faucet Mount Filter and its Advanced Water Filtration System. This faucet filter is certified to remove 99% of lead, and over 70 other contaminants including 96% of mercury and 92% of pesticides. Its BY-SA-055C cartridge can clean up to 100 gallons of water, which is enough for 2 to 3 months of daily use of an average system.
It also has a 360-degree swivel that allows it to easily fit onto most standard kitchen sinks. Unlike a lot of other products on the market, this faucet mount filter is made of high quality modern materials and has a great design and construction.
The result is that it can work perfectly in almost all conditions and in any kitchen. For example, the shell is made of environmental protection food grade ABS plastic. It’s also made with a zinc plating process and results in no discoloration, no rust and is overall very durable and high in quality.
We did notice that the filter cartridges sometimes rattle.
Next up we have a great Culligan faucet mount filter. The FM-25 has an advanced water filtration system that uses a 0.5 gpm flow rate at 60 psi. This water filter has a simple diverter tab that allows for the quick switching from the advanced quality filtered water back to regular tap water. This is very useful if you often use your sink not only for drinking water, but for cooking or cleaning water, as you don’t necessarily need to filter it then.
What also makes the use of this filter much smoother is the fact that its installation and reinstallation are very quick and easy and require no tools whatsoever. The same goes for the cartridge, of course. You can use the FM-25 advanced filtration filter to reduce the amount of atrazine, chlorine, lindane, lead, particulates class I and turbidity while removing bad taste and odors from your tap water.
We found this model to be a bit bulky and doesn’t fit perfectly on all sinks.
Wingsol are another great entry on our list, with their Healthy Faucet Water Filter System. It is made out of a type 304 stainless steel and has a strong and durable design. As a result, you can expect no cracking, leaking or rattling from this faucet filter. It is not just sturdy, however, but also highly efficient – it easily removes sand, rust, sediment, dirt and reduces the amount of chlorine and heavy metals in tap water. This includes arsenic, lead, mercury, fluoride, chrome and others.
What’s more, the filter is reusable and washable, making it very economical, saving you money in the process. The faucet head itself fits most standard sinks, but not pull down or pull out faucets, as well as most unconventional types of faucets – before purchasing, make sure that it is suitable for your particular sink.
The Wingsol is only suitable for faucets with a standard mount.
PUR have of course made an appearance on our list with this advanced faucet water filter. The MineralClear filter filters the water from the faucet through natural minerals, resulting in a crisp and refreshing taste. Keep in mind, however, that this PUR water filter is only usable with advanced and advanced Plus faucet water filters.
It also has a very useful built-in electronic filter life indicator that can tell you when the filter needs to be replaced. This PUR faucet filter is also very easy to install – it requires just one click and is also not a problem to remove and replace.
Additionally, this faucet water filter also has a 360 degree swivel that allows the filter to fit perfectly on almost any faucet you might have. What’s probably most important, however, is that PUR has used only the highest quality of materials for the construction of this faucet filter – this allows it to stand up to the toughest conditions and the most intense use you can put it through.
We found the filter to be rather heavy which might cause it to flop a bit, depending on the sink you place it on.
Our next product is another great PUR faucet water filter. This chrome horizontal filtration mount utilizes the Maxion filter technology. This allows it to filter over mineral cores, resulting in a fresh and crisp taste of your tap water. This great filtration system is certified to remove 99% of lead, and over 70 other contaminants including 96% of mercury and 92% of certain pesticides.
What’s also great is that like the previous PUR filter, this one too has a visible electronic filter change light for enhanced filter compliance and 60% improved battery life. It also has an improved leak proof connection and an improved grip that help it fit as securely as possible on a lot of sinks and faucets. 1 filter of this filtration system works for up to 100 gallons of clean water, or 2 – 3 months of daily usage.
The filter is rather big – bigger than the one on the photo – and takes quite a bit of sink space.
To no one’s surprise, Brita are on our list as well, and deservingly so. Their On Tap chrome water faucet filtration system is both efficient and convenient to use. It reduces the presence of lead, chlorine, asbestos, benzene, and trichloroethylene. It also features an extra layer to trap sediment and – of course – it completely removes any unpleasant taste and odors from the water.
What’s more, this filtration system also has a convenient status indicator that helps by letting you know exactly when you need to replace the filter. Just 1 of these Brita water filters is enough for up to 100 gallons of water or 2 -3 months of daily use. This alone can save you the use of up to 750 standard 16 oz. plastic water bottles.
We found that the design needs improving as the switch is relatively easy to break.
And there are our suggestions for the best faucet water filter currently on the market. Of course, with new models being made every year, such lists will change constantly, but these 7 products are of a guaranteed quality that you likely won’t regret having in your home.
We ourselves are partial to the DuPont filter because of its Micro ban Antimicrobial product protection and great efficiency. The other 6 items are of the highest quality too, however, so you won’t make a mistake with any of them.