Clear2O CWS100A water filter

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Type: Carafe water filters
About - Clear2O CWS100A

The Clear2O CWS100A is part of the water filter test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, water filter models like the CWS100A 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.

Chloroform removal:
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:
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.
Features & Specs - Clear2O CWS100A
info Filter cost 18
info Filter-life indicator Yes
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User Reviews - Clear2O CWS100A
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Heavy When Completely Ful
Heavy when full
Heavy When Full To Top
Best Uses
I was attracted to this pitcher almost entirely because of the data on how effectively the filters remove potential contaminants. I think our water supply is good, but with a pregnancy, we want to be extra careful.<br /><br />During use, I have been really pleased about:<br />* easy attachment of the adapter to our faucet; <br />* easy attachment of the hose to the faucet-adapter when filling;<br />* filling and filtering on its own while I do something else nearby in the kitchen;<br />* quick filling without having to wait the water to gradually drain through like we had to on another kind of pitcher we had for years;<br />* excellent, clean flavor or flavorlessness that has us drinking a lot more water at home and enjoying it more;<br />* longevity of filter cartridges;<br />* having the filter present information on actual water-flow through it, to indicate need for replacement;<br />* simplicity of filter-cartridge replacement, as I just bought a 10-pack of CWF1016 cartridges that should last us for several years.<br /><br />We are less pleased with:<br />* the weight of the pitcher when filled to the brim, which bothers one family member who thinks its too easy to spill when that full, because it's heavy to hold. That doesn't bother me, and we either don't fill it to the top, or I have a cup of water right after filling it.<br /><br />Highly recommended. I have already recommended it to friends.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Ease of Use
Excellent filtering
Best Uses
Excellent water filter. Needed to add adapter to water faucet--after that inexpensive adjustment everything worked great. I understand the comments about needing an extension hose, but ours works fine with the hose on the unit.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Awkward to fill and awkward to pour
Bad Ergonomic Design
Challenging To Connect
Hard To Connect To Faucet
Took Too Long To Fill
Best Uses
I bought this becuase of the specs and Consumer Reports recommendation. I wanted very badly to like this product. We tried it for about 6 months. Here are some of the problems: The pitcher, especially when empty, does not stand up well in the sink when the filler hose is attached to the faucet. The pitcher is not well balanced and hard to hold. The spout cover sticks and then lets go - water goes everywhere. The filler hose keeps leaking water after being put back in its bracket - refrigerator shelf gets wet. The filter does not fill very fast. We finally gave up and got an under-sink filter. The under-sink filter was easy to install and works like a champ. Problem solved.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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