´╗┐ PUR FM-3700 3 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount with Filter Chrome
PUR FM-3700 3 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount with Filter Chrome

 
List Price: $29.99

Our Price: $22.95

You Save: $7.04 (23%)

 


Product Description

Enjoy filtered water right from your tap by installing this Pur water Pur 3-stage vertical spout-mount water purifier FM370. It attaches directly to your faucet and installs in minutes without using tools. You can easily switch from unfiltered water to filtered water by turning the faucet mount to the up position. This filter reduces dangerous cysts, such as cryptosporidium and giardia, while decreasing all sorts of impurities, such as lead, mercury, asbestos, and chlorine. The Pur water 3-stage only works with standard faucets and will not work with pull-out faucets.

The built-in filter life indicator keeps track of your filter life and it automatically shuts off when filter life runs out. A filter casing, one filter, and an automatic safety monitor gauge come with this product. The purifier's filter measures 2-1/4-by-2-1/4-by-4-1/2 inches; mount measures approximately 3-by-5-by-6 inches. For consumer confidence, it is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Filter casing, one filter, and an automatic safety monitor gauge

The 3 Stage Horizontal Faucet Mount reduces heavy metals (lead and mercury), chlorine (taste and odor), Benzene, MTBE and TTHMs to provide clean, healthy, great tasting water. ??It also makes cooking with filtered water easy, and it's easy to install.
Product Details
Pur 3-Stage Vertical Faucet Mount Water Filtration System (FM-3700 Chrome)
Starter System includes 1 Faucet Mount and 1 Filter. One filter provides up to 100 gallons (2-3 months) of crystal clean water. One Year Warranty.
PRODUCT FEATURES
  • Enjoy filtered water directly from your tap
  • Built-in Electronic Filter Life Indicator keeps track of your filter life
  • Conveniently provides up to 100 gallons (two to three months) of crystal clean water
  • Removes 99.9% microbial cysts (Cryptosporidium and Giardia)
  • Reduces 98% lead
  • Also reduces mercury, chlorine (taste and odor) and more
  • Leaves beneficial fluoride in the water
  • PURí»s most advanced filter to improve the quality of drinking water
  • Can remove over 99% of pharmaceuticals*
  • Easy Installation without tools on standard faucets
  • Contents: 1 faucet mount and 1 filters
* Based on manufacturer testing for reduction in levels of 12 pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals may not be present in all usersí» water. Pharmaceutical reduction not certified by NSF International.
Pur 3-Stage Vertical Faucet Mount Water Filtration System (FM-3700 Chrome)

3 Stage Filtration Process
Start Enjoying the benefits of the 3 Stage Filtration Process:
Here's how the Pur 3 Stage Filtration process


Which Pur Water Filtration System Is Right for You?

COMPARE PITCHER / DISPENSER / FAUCET MOUNT
WATER SYSTEMS
System Type
Pitcher / Dispenser
Faucet Mount
Product
2-Stage Pitcher or Dispenser
2-Stage Faucet Mount
3-Stage Faucet Mount
? ??
PUR Dispenser
PUR Pitcher
PUR Flavor Options Pitcher

PUR Faucet Mount

PUR Horizontal Mount
PUR Vertical Mount
PUR Flavor Options
Product / Filter Model Number Matches
2-Stage Pitcher / Filter CRF-950Z
2-Stage Faucet Mount / Filter RF-3375
3-Stage Faucet Mount / Filter RF-9999
No Refilling Required
?
?
Estimated Filter Life
2 months
3 months
3 months
Water Filtered per Filter
40 gallons
100 gallons
100 gallons
Filters over Natural Minerals* ? ?
?
Leaves Fluoride in Water
?
?
?
Filter Reduces:
Chlorine and Chlorinization By-products
Chlorine (taste & odor)
?
?
?
Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
?
?
?
Heavy Metals
Cadmium
?
? ?
Copper
?
?
?
Lead
??
?
?
Mercury
?
?
?
Zinc
?
?
?
Sediment
Nominal Particulates (Class I)
?
?
?
Turbidity / Cloudiness
?
?
?
Microbial Cysts
Cryptosporidium
?
?
?
Giardia
?
?
?
Agricultural Pollutants
2.4-D
?
?
?
2.4-5-TP (Silvex)
?
?
?
Alachlor
?
?
?
Atrazine
?
?
?
Carbofuran
?
?
?
Chlordane
?
?
?
Endrin
?
?
?
Heptachlor Epoxide
?
?
?
Lindane
?
?
?
Methoxychlor
?
?
?
Simazine
?
?
?
Toxaphene
?
?
?
Industrial Pollutants
Asbestos
?
?
?
Benzene
?
?
?
Carbon Tetrachloride
?
?
?
Ethylbenzene
?
?
?
Monochlorobenzene
?
?
?
MTBE
?
?
?
O-Dichlorobenzene
?
?
?
Styrene
?
?
?
Tetrachloroethene
?
?
?
Toluene
?
?
?
Trichloroethene
?
?
?

*Natural Minerals: Water is filtered over natural minerals for a more crisp and refreshing taste.
?This system meets the lead reduction requirements for compliance under NSF/ANSI Standard 53 as tested by PACE Analytical Services, Inc.
Features:
  • Three-stage vertical spout-mount water purifier
  • Reduces dangerous impurities; easily switches from unfiltered water to filtered water
  • Attaches directly to faucet, installs in minutes; will not work with pull-out faucets
  • Includes filter casing, one filter, and an automatic safety monitor gauge
  • Mount measures approximately 3-by-5-by-6 inches; 5-year limited warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • good, inexpensive filter
    I've had mine for a couple of months and haven't had the problems with cracking yet that others have described. I like that only the internal filter needs to be replaced, not the whole housing like the Brita. My previous Brita filter did develop leaks and cracks as described here. I think that when this filter dies though, I'll go with a countertop model - the filters last much longer, about a year or so, and I think in the long run it will be a better investment....more info
  • "Amazingly, it leaves behind healthful fluoride" ?
    On box it says "Amazingly, it leaves behind healthful fluoride, along with a clean, fresh taste!"

    Now I don't know about you but I have learned that fluoride is highly toxic (a by-product of aluminum manufacturing) it is also one of the main ingredients in some RAT POISON. I want a water filter to REMOVE fluoride not promote it!!! Do some research, fluoride is toxic and we have been programed to believe it helps reduce tooth decay! GET THIS: The ADA recently came out and said that too much of it actually creates tooth decay! Insanity..............more info
  • Cracks within a year
    I've been using these filters for about four or five years, and just discarded my third unit after it developed small cracks near the indicator (as others have experienced), resulting in a fine spray of water on to me whenever using the filter. This was not fixable, despite repeated attempts with epoxy and silicone. I finally switched to a Brita unit, the design of which I like much more: it takes up less space, has fewer moving parts, and appears less likely to malfunction.

    UPDATE:

    After several more months, I've had no problems with the Brita, and still prefer it to the Pur....more info
  • Pur Products are the best!
    I was using the 2-stage water pur filter but went to the 3-stage one this purchased and the water is even clearer tasting and refreshing to drink with the 3-stage purification!...more info
  • doesn't last
    Great idea, just not very well made. The first one cracked at the cap, the second one leaked around the faucet where it can't be repaired. Both happened in less than a year. Just doesn't hold up well....more info
  • Piece of Junk
    Don't waste your money on this. The other 1 star reviews are very accurate. This POS will leak and/or break on you in less than 3 months....more info
  • Quick, relatively cheap solution
    This product isn't particularly pretty, but it's cheaper than the under-sink type filter and, presumably, provides clean water in these days when we can't take for granted the safety of anything we eat or drink. I haven't tested the water, so I'm basing my assumption of effective filtering on faith. The filter is large, and the way it fits means it's harder to fit a large pot underneath, so take your faucet height/sink depth into account when considering this. It doesn't leak, and we've had no problems so far....more info
  • Great faucet filter
    I've had the unit for about a month and it is as advertised, easy to install, no leaks and the water that is filtered tastes great....more info
  • Not worth the money - look for another one, a better one!
    I've had 2 of these exact filter systems and both had the same issues.
    By mistake I bought a 6 pack filter re-fill with the first system that I got, but the system went bad after about 4 months - It developed cracks and plastics started to fall apart. But I still had 5 re-fills left that I didn't want to throw away after paying quite a bit of money for them. So I bought another system, so I could use up all the filters and well enough about 1 year after it has the same problems. Luckily I am going through my last filter right now and I am definitely buying another brand this time.
    While the idea of this system was great it definitely needs a lot of quality improvements, so it can actually last for few years at least.
    I gave it 2 stars, because I do think they did a great job on the design part of this system, but the quality of it would not pass a one star rating....more info
  • PUR faucet water purifier
    PUR FM-3700 3 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount with Filter Chrome

    Before I got the PUR ... my water smelled like BLEACH! It tasted salty and left a nasty residue in each water glass or coffee cup. It KILLED my house plants! Now, my water tastes clean as spring water. I use it to water my bonsai trees. I am 100% satisfied with this product and other people in my apartment building have asked me about it and plan to get one also.
    Doreen Rich...more info
  • Best I have tried.
    Considering my tap water is undrinkable from the tap for variose reasons. This filter works better for me than any I have bought (my total is up to 3 at the moment) and the package deal with the filters really made the sale having 6 months minimum of filters with the unit out of the box is a great idea. ...more info
  • fantastic for LIGHT DUTY home use!
    Even though this product has gotten so many bad reviews, I bought it anyway! For one thing I have used it before and liked it, and another it was cheaper on Amazon than in my local stores. Most of the bad reviews come from cheap skates and confused people trying to make this thirty dollar screw-on purifier do the job of a plumbed-in (in-line) heavy duty household purifying system! Some of the fault definitely belongs to Pur for trying to market it to everyone so they can make huge profits.

    1. If you are one of these households with many kids and requires 10 gallons of purified water a day of course this unit will not work and the constant wear and tear will make the unit wear out fast.

    2. THE LEAKS that everyone describes where the purifier joins the faucet can be EASILY FIXED with Teflon tape. It's available at any hardware store. Google it to see how easy it is to use. This only applies to the leaks around threaded parts of the faucet and the purifier. Where the purifier twists to its on/off position is another story. Once that leaks, its over. And with regular light duty use it can last a couple of years or more.

    3. The NSF Certification/Rating. Look a few reviews below this one for one called "Good at first but breaks after a year" This person mentions this unit's NSF rating of 42 to be aesthetic. Which is a very good thing. It reduces the chlorine taste and odor significantly. But also THIS UNIT IS NSF rated 53 for heavy metals, microbes, pharmaceuticals, and other nasties! Looking at that review it makes it seem that this one is not rated as such.

    This is a 3 stage, NSF 42 & 53 rated water purifier. You can't beat the price for the range of things it takes out and it does it instantly at the tap. But figure out your needs first! If you really need a plumbed-in household system spend the money to get it. Don't expect this to do it. ...more info
  • misinformation and problems
    The product has been working great for 7 months, then it started leaking below the filter indicator. I went online to check the warranty information. Instead of offering a 5 year warranty (as is advertised), the PUR website now says that this product only has a 1 year warranty. We'll see how the return process goes.

    Somehow, the filter releases little white specs into the water it filters. I thought it was supposed to remove visible specs... It sure makes me question its effective....more info
  • Filter maybe OK, but the enclosure (housing) is rubbish
    I bought this unit (chrome color) in 2005 to provide drinking water for my family. I have not much to say about the filtration capability, but the water tastes good (fine) with it. But the filter life is short for the way we use water (read: a lot of water). In this respect, this filter has not been economical for us.

    But I have much to complain about the housing of the filter. First, the positioning of the filter unit on the faucet top is awkward. It reduces our moving space when washing large pots; and it is often hit by the pots and utensils being washed. Second, the housing is NOT durable. It is all plastic, like many of other reviewers said, and as such it is broken easily. I am surprised how quickly the unit's mechanicals broke down--only in the matter of a few months. I have gone through at least 3 units, and all of them leak here and there, or the flow switch was breaking. The company was kind enough to send me 2 replacements without question asked. After the unit began to leak, the filtered water was mixed with the unfiltered water. What's the point, then? Yes, when I bought it in 2005 it has 5 year warranty (now it is 1 year--you know why)--but I am not going to call them anymore to ask for a new unit. Enough is enough. I am going to switch to another form of filtration....more info
  • Great for the first cartridge
    I've had this filter for about 2 years now and just replaced the cartridge. It worked fine with the first cartridge. The water tasted great. However, once the cartridge was replaced, the indicator area began leaking upon every use. Slowing the flow to a trickle seemed to stop the leaking, but then, what would be the point?...more info
  • Water flows to a drip after 2 weeks in NY
    On initial use, the water certainly tasted far better than straight from the mains and the unit performed well... for about one week.

    The attachment to the faucet was better quality than Brita's version, being metal rather than plastic, however due to water ingress the faux chrome plastic sleeve became unstuck after about a week.

    The main problem, however, is that the water flow slowed down considerably after about 2 weeks and was unusable, giving only a very slow trickle, so slow that it dripped back up the faucet!

    It says in the instructions that water with a high amount of particles can affect the flow rate, but this is crazy! I had to return this product back to the store. I live in Manhattan, NY if that's any use to any other potential buyers.

    I then tried the Pur vertical mount, which still trickled, then Brita's version, which didn't trickle but just sprayed everywhere. My final test is a Clear2O water pitcher... fingers crossed....more info
  • Unreliable product, slow customer service
    I got this to replace another Pur faucet mount that had developed a crack after a year of use. The only reason I bought from the company again is that I still had new Pur filters on hand. This time, the faucet mount leaked. After several calls with Pur's customer service, the company sent an adaptor to fix the leak. A whole month passed between the time I first called customer service and the time that the problem got fixed....more info
  • Water tastes clean when you finally fill your cup
    This filter looks good and makes the water taste good. The only problem is that after you use a new filter for a couple of days, the water is processed way to slow....more info
  • Dissapointed
    I was very dissapointd with my purchase. In a couple of weeks the filter started dripping and wasn't filtering the water properly. I had to wait for about 3 hours to fill a 3 quart pot. I received a replacement and the same thing happened. I went and purchased yet another filter and after a month of my purchase I am having the same problem. The chromed section on the base of the filter fell off and I tried to glue it back but it wouldn't hold. I have given up on this system and have since purchased another brand. I must say I am very dissapointed in the overall performance. ...more info
  • Don't bother
    While the filtered water from the Pur system tastes great it just isn't worth the hassle. After trying both vertical and horizontal styles I have given up on Pur. I have been through 5 of them and none has lasted through more than 3 filters. The unit will start leaking and spraying all over the kitchen and since it is entirely plastic there is no way to repair them. I personally have had good luck with contacting Pur. Twice they replaced the unit at no cost but the replacements broke within a couple of months. But replacing shouldn't be the answer. I don't know what to buy next as every other brand seems to have similar problems. And the companies don't seem to be trying to find a solution to the defects. ...more info
  • First time fawcett filter owner
    This is the first fawcett water filter, actually any kind of water filter, I've ever purchased. After researching many types, stages, reviews and prices, I decided to buy this PUR chrome finish fawcett mount filter with 6 extra filter replacements. I didn't know what to expect after reading so many different reviews and satisfaction levels.
    The package came quickly. Instructions were clear, and came with a few fawcett adapters included if needed. Easy to use once mounted on the fawcett. Produces very clean smelling and tasting water. Even our ADC coffee tastes better. The coffee seems "smoother" in consistency too, if that's possible. I use the filtered water to cook with also.
    No more buying bottled water and lugging those around, or finding out I was low on bottled water when I needed it. No more concerns about any plastic bottle chemicals leaching into the bottled water. No more concerns about if those bottles are really getting recycled or are they going into the land fill. There's definately many pros to go this way....more info
  • PUR faucet water purifier
    PUR FM-3700 3 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount with Filter Chrome

    Before I got the PUR ... my water smelled like BLEACH! It tasted salty and left a nasty residue in each water glass or coffee cup. It KILLED my house plants! Now, my water tastes clean as spring water. I use it to water my bonsai trees. I am 100% satisfied with this product and other people in my apartment building have asked me about it and plan to get one also.
    Doreen Rich...more info
  • Good Product
    Good Product, took some time to reach but it is pretty nice and easy to install...more info
  • Disappointed
    I purchased this model and the taste of the water was a big improvement. However, upon the filter wearing to the end of its lifespan, the filter housing developed a leak in the filter read window on the unit. The unit began squirting water out the side of the window while filling the glass from below the housing unit. I wouldn't buy another like it due to its short lifespan. I didn't even get to use a second filter with it before the leak developed....more info
  • Disappointed
    I purchased this model and the taste of the water was a big improvement. However, upon the filter wearing to the end of its lifespan, the filter housing developed a leak in the filter read window on the unit. The unit began squirting water out the side of the window while filling the glass from below the housing unit. I wouldn't buy another like it due to its short lifespan. I didn't even get to use a second filter with it before the leak developed....more info
  • Buy a Brita instead
    I was extremely disappointed in this product, which had a number of problems. I'd previously used a Brita faucet filter attachment and loved it, but it was lost in a move. When I went to replace it I found a good deal on the Pur filter and liked the look of it so I went with it. Unlike the Brita one I had, this one was annoying to assemble and it took some effort to get the filter installed properly.

    Whereas my Brita had great, even water pressure, this one usually has very poor water pressure, then occasionally starts spraying so hard it stings. I had to change the filter sooner than expected and the hardest time getting the replacement put in. I'd be afraid it was just me being dense, but I had no problem whatsoever with my Brita. I'll be purchasing another and throwing this one away....more info
  • CALL PROCTER AND GAMBLE FOR FREE REPLACMENT
    I have used PUR filters for 10 years. This is the most horrid model ever. Looks great when you first install it but chrome only emphasises grim and it breaks fast. Same issues as everyone else....leaks, cracks, etc. in less than a year. However I called P&G to complain and they sent me a coupon for a free replacement filter and faucet mount. Sad to see they are producing such garbage from what used to be a great simple system....more info
  • An expensive way to get a cheap product
    I'd seen this unit advertised on television and purchased it about a year ago. It started falling apart almost immediately. The decorative cover on the bottom of the filter unit and the sleeve above the aerator came loose in the first two months. So it went from "chrome" finish to just plain ugly. At almost a year, the valve to divert the water can't close so water always flow from both the filter and the unfiltered tap. The three stage filters last a little less than a month before the water stops flowing through them altogether. I've just purchased a countertop unit which will be much cheaper to use.

    If you do get this unit, be aware than the best price for filters can be had through Amazon if you get a six pack (a little less than $10 dollars per filter). If you purchase them through a local store, you might end up spending $12, $13, or more. ...more info
  • Fell apart - don't waste your money
    While gently installing this filter, the decorative, chrome colored plastic piece just above the aerator fell off in my hand.

    The next day, the chrome colored, plastic, dome cover at the bottom of the filter where the filtered water comes out fell off in the sink without even touching it.

    Because I couldn't find the receipt, I repaired my new water filter with some glue.

    The cost of the replacement filters is very expensive - triple the cost of the R2C filters of the similar Waterpik filter.

    There is a filter change indicator to let you know when to change the filter, and the same mechanism that moves the change filter indicator will shut off your filtered water if you wait long enough, ensuring that you'll run right out to buy an overpriced replacement filter. This happened to me after using the filter for one month. You can get the filtered water flowing again by removing the filter and sticking it right back in. Of course you will have to replace it at some point and can't do this forever.

    This product makes it on my long list of inferior, made-in-China products by name-brand companies. You can bet I won't be buying anything with the Pur name on it again. When it's time to buy replacement filters, I will instead be unscrewing this inferior product from my faucet and tossing it into the trash, before it starts leaking (according to the other reviews here)!
    ...more info
  • WARNING - DO NOT BUY THIS DEFECTIVE PRODUCT!!!
    This is the 3rd or 4th Pur water filter that I've had. The first few times I tried the models without the "filter-life indicator" window. All of them eventually leaked and had to be discarded. With the model that I now own, I have had exactly the same problem as described by others here - half-way through the very first filter, it started leaking from the indicator window - at first it was a slow leak but after a few weeks turned into a spray that gets all over you. In general, these Pur filters do not last very long, and this model with the clear window definitely has a design defect - I would warn anybody to avoid purchasing this item or similar Pur faucet filters. I'm going to try a Brita filter. ...more info
  • Disposable
    I bought my Pur faucet filter to replace a Brita. I wanted something with a more convenient shape and that offered a stronger flow of filtered water, and Pur did provide those benefits. While it lasted, the water tasted great, which is why I give it two stars.

    The problem is, the unit starts falling apart rather quickly. Pieces of cosmetic chrome started falling off after just a few months. I decided the quality of water was worth putting up with an ugly faucet mount, and just continued on replacing filters for the unit. Then, within a couple of months of that, a crack opened up in the replacement monitor casing. I have been very careful about not running hot water through the filter, so this has to be the result of a design flaw. However, I was able to get a few more months of life out of the unit by slapping some aluminum tape over the crack. The crack has finally widened to a point that no amount of aluminum tape is going to save it. I thought about trying plumbing epoxy, and then realized that I'd probably save myself a lot of headache if I just replaced the unit altogether.

    It will not be a Pur.

    *Also worth noting: the refill cartridges are not recyclable, and P&G has no immediate plans to address that issue....more info
  • hairline cracker
    As others have indicated, this item develops hairline cracks at various locations making it drips from all angles. DO NOT PURCHASE!!!...more info
  • Great water, terrible construction
    The water tasted great, but like other reviewers we had problems with construction. We got cracks in the unit itself, followed by leaks around the faucet seal. This was OK until the entire filter unit snapped off and I had to use a pair of pliers to remove the rest of it from the faucet. It lasted a year, so if you can justify the cost then go for it....more info
  • Good water, terrible quality
    The water coming out of this filter has always tasted great, but after less than a year, the outside plastic (chrome-colored part) began falling off. A short time later, the whole thing started springing leaks. I'm a stickler for using things "as directed," so this is definitely a quality issue with the product. I'm replacing it with another brand....more info
  • Cracked in 4months
    It developed a crack at the indicator after 4 months. Poor design. Never buy again....more info
  • Pur Lies
    We picked up a Pur faucet filtration system for my home about six months ago. We also bought quite a few filters. They were very expensive (why does plastic and carbon cost so much?), but we figured that good water was worth it - particularly since we have a little boy.

    Our water is city water. It's not bad, but we thought it wouldn't hurt to be a little extra safe. It's just too bad we went with Pur.

    The filters are supposed to last for two months or 100 gallons. So far, only one out of TEN filters has actually lasted that long. The rest have died within one to three WEEKS. The water stream quickly became very weak, ending up as mere drops. We were always careful to follow instructions, never ran hot or warm water through the tap...still, no matter what we did the filters died in practically no time at all.

    We contacted Pur, and they claimed that our water must be incredibly bad. We don't believe that this is the case. We get city water, and it's analyzed on a regular basis; it's not particularly hard or soft, and nobody we know has ever had any problem with it. We used other filters in the past, and never had this problem. And it's not as if we got a bad batch of filters; we've bought filters from several different stores over a period of months, and they've almost all been awful. Approximately $10 per filter is a decent price if they work as indicated, but when they only last 1/8 as long as claimed, they become a rip-off.

    Once we use up our final filter, we'll be looking for a new filtration system. I'll never buy from Pur again....more info
  • Not a 1, but a big fat ZERO
    Unfortunately I went and bought the same model after the first one leaked and the chrome (Plastic) piece fell off after only 3 months of use. The second one I bought was even worse and leaks all over the place. It has two pieces of the chrome ( Plastic) housing that have fallen off the unit. Other than that it does great with filtering the water if you don't mind the constant leaking. I have to agree with one of the other comments posted here that turning the unit maybe causing it to fail so early. Just recentIy I bought the upgraded one (just turn the valve not the whole unit) for someone and hope it will last longer than mine did. ...more info
  • Cracked in 4months
    It developed a crack at the indicator after 4 months. Poor design. Never buy again....more info
  • good, inexpensive filter
    I've had mine for a couple of months and haven't had the problems with cracking yet that others have described. I like that only the internal filter needs to be replaced, not the whole housing like the Brita. My previous Brita filter did develop leaks and cracks as described here. I think that when this filter dies though, I'll go with a countertop model - the filters last much longer, about a year or so, and I think in the long run it will be a better investment....more info
  • I'm buying a culligan, this unit is horrible
    If you can afford to buy a new one every 6 months then go for it. It will leak, it will crack, it will spray everywhere. The company obvious doesn't care as people have to buy new units over and over again. I am now on my 7th unit!!!!, I'm done and buying a Culligan....more info
  • Leaks like a sieve
    I purchased this product a few hours ago and installed following the enclosed instructions.

    The installation was very easy and took less than 10 minutes. The problem started when I turned on the faucet and a stream of filtered water shot across the counter originating from the filter cover. I tried everything and found that the only way to reduce the spray volume was to replace the filter cover with exactly one revolution (instead of flush and tight). My guess is the manufacturer fails to listen to customer feedback or they just don't care.

    This would make a great gag gift for a friend. Make sure to come to his house when he installs it, and when he turns on the water have a laugh or two. You may even want to grab a camera to capture the fun....more info
  • Leaked, cracked, and reduced water pressure to unusable levels
    Okay, it's cheap. But, it's cheap. Get something better if you want to have filtered water at the sink. This cracked and leaked within a couple of months of installation, and choked the water flow to a trickle when used within a few weeks....more info
  • Good at first but breaks after a year.
    So this is my second PUR water filter mount. Both were this same model. Right out of the package they work great. It's not entirely necessary as our water is already clean out of the faucet, but it does remove any particulates that may reside in the distribution piping and home piping, as well as removing the chlorine residual that is in most tap water. After about a year, coincidentally just as the one year warranty expires, the valve that bridges between the faucet and the filter begins to degrade. Now even when the filter is turned off, water still flows through the valve and through the filter thereby dramatically decreasing the lifespan of the filter since water is always flowing through it. This is a POOR engineering design that should have been addressed by this company. This is the reason why I'm giving it one star. I figured my first filter was just a fluke, but this problem was confirmed yet again on my second filter.

    My recommendation:
    1) Go for a faucet mount that you don't have to physically turn to activate. I feel that the repetitive action of turning this up and down multiple times a day leads to premature fatigue of this product.
    2) Don't worry so much about ancillary features like lights, etc. The filter is what you should be concerned about since this is what is polishing your water.
    3) Look for NSF Certification. NSF 42 is for aesthetic effects. Even better is the NSF 53 is for removing health related contaminants. NSF 58 is for reverse osmosis filters which removes even more chemicals than the 53, however I feel this is a bit overkill for a home filter.
    4) Go for a product that has at least a 3 year warranty. That way you don't have to keep spending $30+/- every year on the same darn product. I'm surprised that this product has a 5 year warranty when the same model in my local Home Depot only had a one year warranty.

    After doing some more research, I've found this product here:
    Bestfilters Countertop Superior Water Filter System - White - with 1 Micron Carbon Block Water Filter
    Price isn't too bad and it is certified for NSF 53. The KX Matrikx PB1 filter has an ABSOLUTE pore size of 1 micron, which removes giardia and cryptosporidium as these guys are larger in size than 1 micron. Be careful of filters that claim a NOMINAL pore size of 1 micron as these can let 20-30% of particles greater than 1 micron through.

    Hope this helps....more info
  • Cracks and leaking
    The Pur water filter system is very easy to install, and the filters themselves do a fine job. The filtered water definitely tastes better than straight from the tap. In December 2007 I installed one system in my family house and one in a small apartment I keep close to my job. By June 2008 the one in my family house began to leak and spray water at the faucet connection, and could not be repaired. By August 2008 the one in my apartment (which was used far, far less than the other one) had developed three cracks in the housing, causing water to spray in three directions. Judging by the other reviews, this is not unusual.

    Every product has some built-in obsolescence, I guess, but this is just shoddy. Pur make great water filters. It would just be nice if they would make a quality filter system that won't fall apart after six months....more info
  • Worth the money but a little short-lived
    I've owned this for about year, give or take a couple months. While I've had it, it's been pretty good. It recently failed. Like J. Hunter and others, it developed a crack just below the indicator window. It started with a pin-sized spray of water but rapidly worsened.

    While I had it, here's how it stacked up:
    * The water tasted decent. I thought it compared well ito my Brita pitcher, though the latter was a little better.
    * The water flow out the filter was agonizingly slow at first but I eventually stopped noticing.
    * To bypass the filter, you tip the entire "bulb" back or forward. It's pretty easy to use.
    * This thing had a best aerator I've ever installed on a sink. Ever. It's not a feature I was shopping for and I was really surprised that I cared!
    * The filters were awkward to replace. You have to screw off the bottom and use water pressure to eject the old filter. Not terrible but Brita's on-tap unit seems better in this department.

    I replaced my Pur filter with a Brita equivalent but that failed in less than 2 days. I'm on the hunt for an alternative to either. If I don't find one soon, I'm OK buying another Pur....more info
  • Easily damaged, always looks dirty
    This is our second water filter unit in our current home, and our third overall, having installed one in the apartment many years ago. We weren't able to get filters for the last unit we owned (a Brita) anymore so we picked up one of these Pur units in our local supermarket. Boy, what a disappointment. The plastic (don't be fooled, it's all plastic) cracked pretty quickly, so the shiny bottom you see in the picture is gone - fell off. Instead we get to see the ugly black plastic underneath. The filters need to be changed relatively often compared to previous filters we've owned. And since it's all plastic it's almost impossible to keep clean - even the slightest grease, fingerprints, etc. put spots on the outside that only glass cleaner will temporarily remove.

    The unit currently works fine if you excuse the hairline leak that sprays a fine mist of water all over the sink, but it's so ugly and annoying we just can't stand looking at it anymore and we're replacing it. ...more info
  • Easy to install but breaks quickly
    This product is easy to install, but considering the price of filters, you'd think they could make it a little more durable. We've used Britta faucet mounts before and left them at previous apartments. We have never had a problem with them, even after years of use. This PUR filter started falling apart after only a couple of months. We've rigged it until we finish up our stock of filters and then we will be buying a different brand. Do not waste your money on this product until they improve the design....more info
  • Great tasting filtered water
    I've owned several PUR water filters over the years...not because I move a lot, but because they don't usually last more than a year. It really is my only complaint (other than the cost of the filters) that the filter housing isn't more durable. Either the valve diverter starts to fail causing flow from both the faucet and filter, or a leak develops--usually around the oval "use" window. Better yet would be a sink-installable unit built out of brass, but when purchased at a discount its results are superior to many under-the-counter single filtration type units....more info
  • Product Breaks Down and Leaks...
    After less than a year, the product leaks terribly from the neck, that attaches to the faucet, just below the Mounting Nut.....the product is only as good as the weakest part!...more info
  • Other than the leaking, it works!
    It leaks, but it still does the work. It started leaking after the first filter change. But I bought a five pack, so I'll have to be dealing with the warranty company to see what they can do.

    BTW, here's the number for the PUR water filter if it starts leaking. They will send you a coupon that you can use to get a new one.

    1-800-787-5463 (1-800-PUR-LINE)

    I didn't get it right away, so I had to call in to have them resend it....more info
  • Mostly good
    I purchased this as a replacement for an old horizontal one (which was a replacement for an older one that was replaced under warranty when it broke).

    The vertical one seems like it might work a bit better in our situation but they all suffer from water wicking into the gap between the outer color layer (chrome on ours) and the main plastic body allowing mold to grow. It should have been sealed at manufacturing time but regular cleaning with simple chlorine bleach kills any mold and doesn't hurt the water quality.

    The lid is sometimes difficult to unscrew since it's smooth and often wet, we have a sticky plastic pad for opening jars that grabs and turns the lid with no problem....more info
  • developed crakafter 2 months
    like another reviewer my filter developed a crack after only a couple of months. The water tasted great while it lasted. I tried a brita faucet filter also and the filter would just pop out of its mount with increased water pressure. I don't know what i will do now, but I need to filter my water b/c it tastes so gross and I drink a lot of water so a pitcher wont work for me. ...more info
  • Am returning this product!
    I bought this product because a co-worker raved about it. She told me that it's the only filter that removes two potentially deadly toxins that are in our Los Angeles water. My husband installed the filter and let it run, as directed. After the installation, I wanted to test the water. However, there were small black things floating in the water. We let the faucet run again. I tried the water, and yet again there were black particles in the water. I don't know what those particles are, but I know there should be nothing floating in the water from a filter...and ESPECIALLY nothing black!!! So, I am returning this filter!...more info
  • Another great product ruined by the greed of Procter & Gamble
    When we began using PUR filters, the devices and their replacement cartridges were made in the USA by a small innovative company in Colorado. Our first dispenser filter met its end when your butter-fingered reviewer lost his grip and sent it crashing to the floor. We replaced it with another dispenser but by then, Procter & Gamble had acquired PUR and began its campaign to destroy PUR's reputation. Production of the filters, and later the faucet-mount units, was sent to Mexico. The helpful Automatic Safety Monitor on the pitcher and dispenser filters was replaced with a useless reminder sticker. Exactly how does a sticker determine the amount of water that has passed through the filter?

    Our first faucet-mount unit fell apart at a weak seam near the connection to the faucet. The current unit, as many have reported, is prone to springing leaks around the filter gauge. And that's where the misers at Procter & Gamble have hidden another booby-trap. The gauge is now called the Filter Life Monitor because, unlike the original Automatic Safety Monitor, it doesn't stop the water flow when the filter is used up, so you can no longer tell someone who might find it difficult to read the gauge to simply replace the filter when it shuts itself off.

    When we reported our troubles to Procter & Gamble via email, their reply feigned surprised, suggesting that this is an extremely rare problem. They've promised to send a return box and monetary compensation for our troubles. Sad to say, that check will pay for a competitor's product....more info
  • Worked well but started to leak
    Comparing to the previous DuPont faucet mount filter I had, this was much better (greater water flow and no leakage) for the first 1 year or so. Then, when filter was turned on, leakage started to happen from the unfiltered opening (which was not that bad, except for the waste of water). Another half year and thin cracks developed in two places in the middle-upper part of the case. I tried to glue it together with silicone (didn't work at all) and duct tape (worked to some extent), but the water pressure is just too strong, so it's still leaked. I then bought waterproof tape (aluminum sided) and the leakage from the cracks stopped, although the leakage from the unfiltered opening increased (after 3 months, it became too much and my wife asked me to get another filter). My conclusion is: bad engineering (needs stronger case and better control of water flow when filter is on).
    If you buy this, don't expect to last more than one year. Considering the cost, it's still worth it, but I switched to the Culligan's faucet mount filter (I have the Culligan's one for 10 months now, working pretty well)....more info

 

 
Old Release Old Products