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Clear2O CWS100A
 
Approximate retail price:
$23
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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best Tasting Clean Water !!!!
5/30/2014
Pros
BPA free
Easy to replace filter
Fast Filling In Seconds
Filter Chaning Indicator
Great Clean Tasting Water
Protective Spout Cover
Removes many contaminants
Space saving design
Sturdy And Easy To Pour
Cons
Short hose
Best Uses
Coffee
Drinkingbaby Formulatea
Drinkingcoffee Tea Bab
Comment:
I bought this because of the recommendation from Consumer Reports years ago. This is actually my third purchase as the first one was hitting four years old. I've received compliments from family and friends on how good the water tastes. I'd highly recommend the Clear2o CWX100A Hose Extender only for the simple fact that is easier to fill and especially if out side of the sink if need be. This pitcher fills in seconds...no waiting. My family usually goes through about a filter every month and a half. I'm enrolled in the company Auto-Ship (every 2 months) so I never run out of filters. This filter pitcher is the best in the market and removes more contaminants than Brita, Zerowater or Pur. There are really No Cons and many PROs...Good Clean water.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Need Purified Water
4/20/2014
Pros
Confidencepiece Of Mind
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I was purchasing gallons of water weekly and it would cost me about $6 a week. I live in an apartment temporarily and my home in FL has an expensive water filtration unit as I will never drink tap water so I wanted something reliable and confident that what I am drinking is clean and tastes good. Consumer Reports did the work for me---thank you!<br /> I took my aerator off, added plumbers tape to the threads (my threads were on the outside)luckily, and screwed on their attachment. I washed the pitcher inside and out and was ready to start. Easy and fast. The concept for the pitcher's hose-to-faucet concept is easy and if you have ever used quick-disconnect tools for an air compressor or pressure washer, this is the same concept only with a large plastic connection. I hold down my pitcher with my forearm, and connect with two hands. Filling up was FAST! and I was confident that blasting water through the filter is a better concept than letting it drip through a filter. Once filled, shut the water off and I use the same concept installing it but in reverse. 20 seconds and I get COLD water. 50 fills and it needs a new filter for about $9. A lot better than what I was spending. I got the deal where I get automatic filters coming to me every 3 or 6 months and I got the pitcher with two filters for $30! BAM! What a bargain.<br /> CONS: Pitcher is not a thick walled plastic so be nice. It's not a thin plastic, but potentially breakable. They sell a hose extension, so buy one if you think the one that comes with the pitcher isn't long enough. I purchased it online. The manual also takes about cleaning it with vinegar from time to time. I mean, some people expect on these negative comments for it to be this supreme machine. Come on guys, it's $30. Not a $3,000 system. If it was $3,000 or more than I get the aggressive criticism. You want clean and healthy water, buy this.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Algae forms in hose- unable to clean
4/18/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I noticed a thin layer of algae formed in the bottom of the pitched after about a year of use. I changed the filters regularly as directed. Upon closer examination I noticed that the white hose had developed a slight green tint too. Since the hose cannot be cleaned properly, I have disposed if the entire unit. I cannot recommend this to anyone as a result of my experience. The hose appears to be the problem.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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