The ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher is part of the water filter
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, water filter
models like the ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Lead removal indicates the percentage of lead that was removed by each filter.
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.
Clogging measures how well the filter retains its flow rate over time and whether it stopped flowing completely before its claimed life span.
The following models have the same ratings as ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model ZeroWater ZD-013 8-cup Pitcher come from our tests of model ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Features & Specs - ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher
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.
Bought with high hopes. But out of the box, the filter simply could not be threaded on to the pitcher. So I could not test it. I went online to see if this is a common problem. It appears not. It seems they changed the way that filters screwed onto pitchers at some point, but no indication that anyone else had gotten two incompatible pieces in the same box. <br /><br />Still, after reading the long litany of problems that others have had, I decided this was a problem not worth solving. The store clerk took the return with weary resignation. Was tempted, a bit, to keep it just for the tester, which it pretty nifty. But sanity prevailed.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Gainesville, GA
Long time user
Filters Lasts For Months
Filters Out Flouride
I Have Owned It For Years
Never had a problem
This is one of the few water filters that filters out fluoride (a poison). Waters tastes great!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Great tasting water
This is a great water filter. Removes bad taste and and mineral taste. The water taste better than filtered bottled water. We have used other pitcher filters in the past and this one is much better. We received as a gift a couple years ago and have enjoyed it ever since. We have city water with average quality and the filters last around 3 months, same as Brita, but when its fully used you can tell. Filters cost less than posted in the CR review.