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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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Recent Filter Redesign...
12/30/2015
Pros
Convenience
Indicator Reflects Useage
Speed
Cons
Certification Validity
Outdated Cr Testing
Best Uses
Cooking Water
Drinking water
Comment:
I've been using this CR top-rated pitcher for many years. As I've had the standard faucets the adapter is designed for, I haven't run into issues others have mentioned. A year or so ago, replacement filters jumped in price and became increasingly different to come by. When I called, I was told the product was being discontinued. I switched to one of the other Clear2o drip-style pitchers and it was fine, but it wasn't rated or mentioned in the product info as to which and how many chemicals and organic compounds it actually reduced.<br /><br />Recently visited the website to order filters and noticed the CWS100AW available as well as the filters, so I ordered. The pitcher seems identical to my original, however, I noticed the filters have been redesigned. They're now contain a solid carbon block, previously they were filled with some sort of sand-like granular material.<br /><br />I'm assuming the filtration performance is still the same, however, there are a couple things that are concerning:<br /><br />* The Consumer Reports testing and ratings for this pitcher are the same as they were prior to the filter's redesign. They may have re-tested, but there's no mention of the new design, or new testing.<br /><br />* The packaging for the replacement filter I also ordered states that the filter has been 'independently certified' for both NSF/ANSI Standard 53 and NSF/ANSI Standard 42. I tried looking the filter up at the NSF.org website and it's nowhere to be found. Their listings show being current as of December 2015, however, there are no Clear2o products listed. The packaging shows the filter as being a product of Applica Consumer Products, going to the website shown redirects to Spectrum Brands — there are no NSF listings for products from either of those companies.<br /><br />* The packaging also claims compliancy certification with California Department of Public Health Replacement Parts and references a certification number of: 06-1791. No such document exists at the CA.Gov website where you can look those up, also nothing for Clear2o, Applica, or Spectrum Brands. Their list is current as of November 2014.<br /><br />I'm going to continue assuming the filters work as labeled, however, I've emailed NSF and CAL.GOV with pictures of the product labeling asking for clarification on the product's certification
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Buy the gravity version of this for use with any type faucet
12/25/2015
Pros
clean tasting
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
If you go to the clear20 website you will see they have a gravity version of this pitcher for use with any type faucet. It uses the same type of filter, so will clean the same, just the water entry methods is different. I just bought the gravity version as the other probably would not work with my faucet and people were complaining about it. The gravity version fills like a Britain, but tastes much better! I wish it was Alitalia bigger, so I'm buying another.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Clear2O Can't Beat the Price and Effectiveness
12/21/2015
Pros
Fast Filling
Great tasting water
Purity Verified
Very economical
Cons
Hose Connect A Bit Tricky
Pouring When Full
Best Uses
Daily Use Drinking Cook
Comment:
I'm on my 6th year and second pitcher using this filtration system. The Pros far outweigh the Cons. I replaced my first pitcher just because it was getting a bit crummy from the water residues. I've had people do a blind comparative test between this and Crystal Geyser water which I consider one of the best tasting bottled waters out there and no difference was detected. I've also tested this water for particulates and came in at the lower (i.e. better) end for potable water.<br /><br />It does take a bit of practice to connect the hose to the faucet while you keep the pitcher upright but you get the hang of it very quickly.<br /><br />You cannot beat the price of this filtration system and its efficacy.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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