Water Filter Pitcher

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher Review

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher has everything that you are looking for in a good filter. It works great as a fluoride and lead filter pitcher.

As the water pollution is rising serious alarms, with several pollutants like lead, fluoride, and chloride finding their way into drinking water systems, it is a given that you should be careful and use a proper water filter.

I know you are looking for the best there is in the market. Your filter should be functional, easy to use, Eco-friendly and effectively remove pollutants from your drinking water; this is why I want to discuss and review the Aquagear water pitcher.

Let’s start from its technical specs.

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher Specs

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What to Know before Buying the Aquagear Fluoride and Lead Filter Pitcher

One of the best parts of the Aquagear water filter is that it removes pollutants at a cheaper rate compared to installing an expensive water filtration system including dedicated reverse osmosis systems.

It is exclusively designed to make your tap water free from main pollutants and makes it taste clean and fresh. So is it worth it? Let’s find out in this review.

GAC and Ion Exchange Fluoride and Lead Filtration Power

Aquagear pitcher 5 stage filterAquagear boasts of a filter that can remove a bast number of contaminants like (not limited) lead, fluoride, chromium 6, chloramine, mercury and chlorine. It uses a single filter made of activated carbon and ion exchange materials. The activated carbon is obtained from coconut shells.

The ergonomic design like the flap on the reservoir makes it a non-messy affair. No spilling and no wasted water.

It takes 5 to 10 minutes to get a complete pitcher that could serve about 8 glasses of water. It can hold up to 2 liters of water and doesn’t really require frequent cleaning.

Setup, Operation and Maintenance

  • Setup and Operation

What makes the Aquagear filter more attractive is that it has a very easy-to-use design so you don’t have to call a technician every time you want to clean or replace the filter.

Before using the filter for the very first time, you will need to “purge” it with tap water.

This will remove any loose particles that could be present in the filter as such, when manufactured. Don’t stress if you see a little of black small particles coming out from it.

The five stage filter comes with a sink attachment (lid and black connection) for the purpose of doing the purging process. Just hook it up to your sink (at a low flow rate) and leave it running for approx. two (2) minutes. After this, just remove the attachment by pulling from the black piece and it should come out easily.

Lastly, attache the filter under the bottom of the reservoir and screw it. and it would be ready to filter your water.

The ergonomic design like the flap on the reservoir makes it a non-messy affair. No spilling and no wasted water.

It takes 4 to 5 minutes to get a complete pitcher that could serve about 8 glasses of water. It can hold up to 2 liters of water and doesn’t really require frequent cleaning.

  • Maintenance

The one thing that most users and I look for is the ease of cleaning and replacing the filters.removing the filter is not complicated. You need to check is the flow rate of the filter and possibly any changes in taste of the filtered water. If one of the two makes a difference, it is time to replace the filter only.

Use the include plastic bag to return the filter to the manufacturer for recycling purposes.

Aside from the filter replacement, also clean the reservoir. This is to eliminate any natural occurring bio films building up in it.

The Downside

  • Removal of fluoride and chloride.

It has been noted that the filter is not 100% accurate in removing fluoride and chlorine out from the water. My personal view to this it could depending on the concentration of these component and the lifespan of the filter you are using.

If you believe that your tap water could have high concentrations of fluoride or chlorine, I would recommend to consider a more sophisticated water filtration system such as a reverse osmosis or an under sink configuration.

Check these two (2) alternatives, the Home Master TMHP RO Water System or the Aquasana AQ 5300: 3-Stage USWF.

  • Filter replacement indicator.

I think could be very useful to have an indicator to tell me when the filter has gone through 150 gallons of water. This is something easily to forget.

  • Filtration rate.

The water filtration rate is not the best; and this is more noticeable overtime, when the filter is getting close for replacement. I believe in an ideal scenario, you will reach the claimed six (6) months lifespan.

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher Final Thoughts

Being a brainchild of two aerospace engineers, Aquagear does quite well as a well-designed water filter pitcher. Given its price range, it is expensive when seen as a pitcher but quite a cheaper alternative to traditional water filtering systems.

While the general consensus is that it gives you great tasting water, the slow dripping is the one thing that might annoy you a bit. All in all, it is indeed a great product you can try out.

Remember the filter using activated carbon from coconut shells. It is not just that, Aquagear filter pitcher is entirely made of Eco-friendly products that are tested BPA free and FDA approved (food-grade plastic materials).

From my perspective, the Aquagear water filter pitcher is not a bad alternative if you only want to treat a few litters of water per day. If this is not the case, you should consider other high-end alternative to fulfill your clean water needs.

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