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 indicates the percentage of lead that was removed by each filter.
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 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
Filter cost Filter cost per year is based on claimed cartridge life span. For certain reverse osmosis units, professional service (PS) is recommended by the manufacturer. The filter cost/yr. for the reverse osmosis units does not include the osmotic membrane which typically lasts at least two years
Filter-life indicator Filter-life indicator shows models with this feature.
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By John Lewis
from Prince Rupert, BC
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good tasting water
Works as advertised
Can be tricky to fill
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Southern New England
Excellent - Good
Carafe Fills Quickly
Carafe Pours Easily
Carafe Stores In Fridge
Easy to use
Can't Use W Fancy Faucet
Carafe Seems Fragile
Relatively Small Carafe
Water For Coffee Or Tea
Water For Ice Cubes
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.