Culligan FM-15A water filter

 
Approximate retail price:
$20.00
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Type: Faucet-mounted water filters
About - Culligan FM-15A

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:
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.

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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
info Filter cost 20
info Filter-life indicator No
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent for the price
1/22/2016
Pros
Easy Installation
Fresh Tasting Water
Low Cost Replacement Filt
Cons
Somewhat Slow Flow
Best Uses
Making Coffeetea
Comment:
Filters last somewhere around 2 months. Easy to change filters without any leaks. Automatic shut-off stopped working after about 6 months, minor issue. Have used this item over 4 years with good results.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Good water for awhile but ot durable
9/7/2015
Pros
Cons
And Hardware Blew Off
Had To Replace Hardware
Hard To Unscrew
hardware malfunctions
The Off Button Fails Fast
Threading Failed
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Wrong Price from Consumer Reports
6/29/2014
Pros
1899 Amazonprime
Eighteendollars99cents
Prime Free Shipping
Cons
Replacementfilterproblem
Best Uses
Comment:
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:
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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