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ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher
 
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.

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.

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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Approximate retail price:
$35
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
info Filter cost 48
info Filter-life indicator Yes
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User Reviews - ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher
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5.0
great product
4/6/2014
Pros
great
Cons
none
Best Uses
Comment:
I just bought this products as I got tired of throwing away small drinking bottles and filtered refrigerator water system broke. I read people complaining about pouring from pitcher making mess on counter top. Not for me and my husband. If you pour into a drinking glass, or use this water to make coffee or tea, we have not encounter any problems what so ever. If you want to pour into bottle, why not use the other dispenser in the back. It is a good feature to have when I try to fill dog's water dish, or small bottles to take with me. Of course taste of the water is great.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Bad Tasting Water
4/1/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I was excited to purchase a zero water pitcher as the reviews were generally good and it was highly recommended by consumer reports. The water tester included is a plus. When comparing the results of tap water and Brita filtered water it did remove all the TDS with a reading of zero. Tap water and Brita filtered water measured in the 25-30 range. However, after a few days we realized the water has a terrible taste. At this point I don't think I'll purchase any more zero water filters and continue to use my Brita water pitcher. Brita may not removed as many particles from the water but the water sure tastes much better.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Bad mechanics
2/9/2014
Pros
None
Cons
Didn't work
Best Uses
None
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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