Water Filter Ratings

Keep your drinking water safe and great-tasting with simple pitchers that can remove off-tastes and odors.

View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best water filters.

Water Filter Pitchers (10)

The best model we tested did a stellar job of removing chlorine without sacrificing cartridge life or flow rate. Some others are slow, are prone to clogging, and have a short filter life.

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Under-Sink Water Filters (7)

Like countertop filters, these can filter lots of water. Instead of cluttering the counter, they rob space from the cabinet beneath the sink.

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Reverse Osmosis Water Filters (4)

Using standard household water pressure, water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane, then through filters. Reverse osmosis filters can remove a wide range of contaminants, including dissolved solids.

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Faucet-Mounted Water Filters (2)

If you're looking for easy installation, these are a good choice for filtering drinking and cooking water.

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Countertop Water Filters (3)

These filters are also easy to install: Just remove the faucet aerator, then screw the filter onto the faucet. This allows you to filter large quantities of water without modifying your plumbing.

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All Ratings

Water filters can improve the taste of your water, and they may even protect you from harmful contaminants, such as lead. Our tests of water filter pitchers found a couple of options suitable for removing lead and a few models that can improve the smell and flavor of your tap water.