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Water filters

Clear2O CWS100A
 
Approximate retail price:
$30
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Type: Carafe water filters
About - Clear2O CWS100A

The Clear2O CWS100A is part of the water filter test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, water filter models like the CWS100A are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Lead removal:
Lead removal indicates the percentage of lead that was removed by each filter.

Chloroform removal:
Chloroform removal rates the percentage of chloroform removed. A filter's ability to remove chloroform predicts how well it will remove organic compounds as well as byproducts created by disinfectants used by water systems.

Flow rate:
Flow rate is how fast a gallon of water filtered through the cartridge. The criteria for flow rate scores differ between different types of filters. Faucet-mount, countertop, and undersink models have the same criterion; carafes and reverse osmosis models each have their own.
Features & Specs - Clear2O CWS100A
info Filter cost 18
info Filter-life indicator Yes
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User Reviews - Clear2O CWS100A
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Awkward to fill and awkward to pour
11/2/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad Ergonomic Design
Challenging To Connect
Hard To Connect To Faucet
Took Too Long To Fill
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought this becuase of the specs and Consumer Reports recommendation. I wanted very badly to like this product. We tried it for about 6 months. Here are some of the problems: The pitcher, especially when empty, does not stand up well in the sink when the filler hose is attached to the faucet. The pitcher is not well balanced and hard to hold. The spout cover sticks and then lets go - water goes everywhere. The filler hose keeps leaking water after being put back in its bracket - refrigerator shelf gets wet. The filter does not fill very fast. We finally gave up and got an under-sink filter. The under-sink filter was easy to install and works like a champ. Problem solved.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good filter
10/18/2014
Pros
Good tasting water
Works as advertised
Cons
Can be tricky to fill
Best Uses
Comment:
This beats buying bottled water. The filter requires using both hands to fill, but once you fill it a few times, it becomes easier. The water tastes good. I ordered it through Amazon Canada, as it was the only place I could find one.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Excellent - Good
8/28/2014
Pros
Carafe Fills Quickly
Carafe Pours Easily
Carafe Stores In Fridge
Easy to use
Cons
Can't Use W Fancy Faucet
Carafe Seems Fragile
Relatively Small Carafe
Short hose
Best Uses
Drinking water
Water For Coffee Or Tea
Water For Ice Cubes
Comment:
I bought this via Amazon; the Clear2O website wouldn't take my order.<br />The first shipment was missing faucet adapters-They are crucial. No problem with return and re-order.<br />As another comment mentioned, pull-out spout faucets cannot use this filter-rather a 'typical' faucet spout with aerator is necessary. Also, the carafe seems fragile, as another comment mentioned.<br />I use this to fill several non-BPA pitchers, ice cube trays, and at times store the pitcher full of filtered water-My coffee maker has a separate filter-It was black when I changed it today. I now only use Clear2O filtered water for coffee-I'm waiting to check the coffee filter next time I replace it.<br />I would buy this again, and I've already recommended to a friend.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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