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ZeroWater ZP-010 10-cup Pitcher
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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 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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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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Water Purity
Cheap Plastic Lid
Very Big Pitcher
Very Slow Filtration
Best Uses
I replaced my Brita filter after I realized that it does not remove sediments out of water .I am happy with this system even though I did replace filter on my own initiative after month and a half. It is filtrating really well .I really have no idea what people who are complaining about taste are talking about. Several of my friends tasted it and they all agree that there is nothing wrong with water.
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Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Bad Product - Was an avid supporter
198 Tds Month Old Filter
Bad fish taste
Filter does not last long
Best Uses
I've owned the Zero water pitcher(s) for about 3 years now. Several years ago, the filters were an outstanding product and lasted a long time (3-5 months). I live by myself, so I'm not filtering that much water; however, the filters now (last year's worth of filters) last maybe a month at best before the bitter taste begins followed by the fish smell and taste. Needless to say, I suspect that Zero water is probably producing a cheaper/inferior product in order to boost the profit margin/sales. I will probably get an under-sink system. It's 8/7/14 today and I purchased this failed filter on 7/20/14 - bitter taste today and the water reading is 198.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Highly recommend Soma water filter!
Beginning Water Is Good
Can Hold 10 Cups
Filter doesn't last long
Weird Odor And Taste
Best Uses
I am a big water drinker so the fact that this filter could hold 10 cups is what really attracted me to it along with the reviews on consumer reports. After using it just a couple of times however I was sadly disappointed but kept using it for a couple months since I thought I just got a few bad filters. After the fourth-fifth filter however I had enough and started asking around/ researching for better water pitchers. <br />I ended up buying one other water pitcher before my friend recommended a glass water filter called Soma. This filter is a dramatic upgrade from both the Zerowater's filter and the other filter I got right after I gave up the Zerowater pitcher. <br />Soma's water taste great, you get a filter sent to your doorstep automatically every two months (that's the time it takes for the filter to expire), and the design of the carafe is sleek and clean so I can have it out on my dining room table when guests come over for dinner! I love this filter and I would recommend it to everyone. <br />Here's their website if you want an upgrade from your last water pitcher :)
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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