The Culligan FM-15A is part of the water filter
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, water filter
models like the FM-15A 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.
The following models have the same ratings as Culligan FM-15A.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Culligan FM-25 come from our tests of model Culligan FM-15A, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
Its filters are sold through Culligan independent dealers nationwide and online. The company offers an extremely wide range of products. One line of its single-stage filters comes in different sizes, and you can chose a model based on household needs, uses, and size. The filters are also easy to snap on and off. The Aqua-Cleer line offers a multistage-filtration system that uses up to four filters at a time.
Features & Specs - Culligan FM-15A
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.
The water (I hope) is filtered, but the hardware starts failing after a month or so of use. The automatic off switch stops working first. The plastic hardware cracked so I replaced it. The second one failed, also, perhaps the threading or something, but the last time I replaced a filter the hardware blew off and sprayed water everywhere. It is now unusable. Also, it is very hard to unscrew for a filter change. It was better than Brita or Pur faucet filters, both of which are worse -- but not by much.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Columbus, OH
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Wrong Price from Consumer Reports
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Bought product for years. The replacement filters once worked well but became problematic and actually fell out of the unit repeatedly. But the original unit works very well. Haven't tried other manufacturers.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Skeptical Dan
from Lexington, KY
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Simply the Best!
Clean Pure Water Taste
Easy Filter Removal
Great flow rate
None "i" Can Think Of
To Filter Your Water
This makes lousy city tap water taste GREAT! It's SO Easy to install and even easier to replace the filters. Anyone who can read will be able to replace the filters with the twist of their hand. :) You cannot go wrong for the price that is for sure. So, pick one up and enjoy delicious water like I do.