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ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher water filter

 
Approximate retail price:
$38
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Type: Carafe water filters
About - ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher

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:
Lead removal indicates the percentage of lead that was removed by each filter.

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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:
Clogging measures how well the filter retains its flow rate over time and whether it stopped flowing completely before its claimed life span.

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Features & Specs - ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher
info Filter cost 48
info Filter-life indicator Yes
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2.0
Expensive to own-Filters Not good
5/22/2015
Pros
Cons
Filters Are Too Expensive
Very Slow Drip Through
Best Uses
Just As A Pitcher
Comment:
We have had this model a for about a year and have quit using it. The filter had stench of fish and the filters themselves are expensive.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Inconsistent Filter Quality
5/13/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
First filter backed up black (I assume charcoal) sediment into the bad-water upper tank and was very slow to filter. The water, however, tasted good, so we just placed the filter higher than the clean water tank and it worked. Second filter started out with a strange sort of citrus flavor, then, I swear, developed an absolute fish-flavor and smell, (all this within three days) which got worse until we didn't even want to walk by the darn thing. I returned that filter to the store for a refund- no problem. All in all, it at least takes the chlorine taste out, and according to the reviews, most or all the other crud. My concern about this and other filters is that they remove all mineral content, so the water you drink may be absorbing minerals from your body, as filtered, distilled, and reverse osmosis water is wont to do. How do you replace those minerals?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Work great but replacement filters leak
4/18/2015
Pros
Works Great
Cons
Replacement filters leak
Best Uses
Comment:
For me the filters last about a month before they start getting that 'fishy' smell. The problem is the replacement filters. The one that came with the pitcher screwed in perfect, but the replacement ones will not go in straight so they leak because the seal does not seat correctly. However , for $14+ per filter that is not acceptable. Not sure what I am going to do. May just throw it out and try and find something else.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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