The GE GXSL55R (Home Depot) is part of the water filter
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, water filter
models like the GXSL55R (Home Depot) 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.
About This Brand
GE is the major brand in under-sink water filters, with cartridge and reverse-osmosis types available. Its carafe models offer a filter-change indicator with an electronic LED, sliding lid integrated into cover, self-leveling spout, and low-battery LED indicator. All brands are offering products with more-ergonomic handles. You'll find GE filters at Home Depot stores nationwide.
Features & Specs - GE GXSL55R (Home Depot)
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 have used this unit every day for all drinking water over the past 7 years. The included faucet is attractive and durable. The filters are easy to change and the electronic filter monitor works well. It may take a few seconds longer to fill the kettle, but that is not a significant issue.