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Brita On Tap 2-Stage Faucet Filter System, Certified To Reduce Chemicals Linked to Cancer Risk: TTHMs, Benzene, TCE, Toxaphene, Eliminates 98.7% Of Lead, Sediment and Chlorine, Attached Easily Without Tools.
Brita changed the way we think about water pitchers, and now the company is aiming to do the same with water faucets. The Brita faucet filter system attaches easily to your faucet without tools, and features an electronic LED filter replacement indicator that flashes red when the filter should be replaced. Merely turn on the tap and enjoy fully filtered, fresh-tasting water. Each Brita filter reduces such impurities as cryptosporidium, giardia, lead, asbestos, and benzene, while also eliminating bad tastes and foul odors. In fact, the Brita faucet filter is the most effective Brita filter, more efficient than the company's popular pitcher filter. Users should replace Brita faucet filters every 100 gallons or four months, whichever comes first. --Rivers?Janssen
- Filter life: Up to 100 gallons
- Electronic LED filter replacement indicator flashes red when the filter should be replaced
- Eliminates 98.7% of the Lead and reduces sediment
- Convenient spray option
- Attaches easily to faucet without tools
- Great product
I started using Brita filters about 3 years ago and I love these filters. Prior to that I used to carry the heavy bottles of water from the store every week. I am not going back to that. I am not an expert and cannot comment on how much they filter or how does the filtered water compare to the bottled water that I used to buy. I do not notice any difference, highly recommended....more info
- Like watching paint dry ....
Drip, drip, drip. One drip at a time. It takes 20 minutes to fill a pasta pot. We've had it 3 years (it never worked any faster than this) and sometimes I'm just tempted to just use the tap water and not worry about lead poisoning from the pipes....more info
- Great Gadget
I've had this filter for about 2 years and has used the heck out of it. I have never had a single problem with it (no leaks, easy to install, indicator light works fine). More importantly - the water tastes great and it's convenient! Highly recommend. ...more info
- It makes your water taste better. . .period.
I am not a chemist, nor am I a physician (my wife is, though). I am, however, a parent, and I installed the Brita On Tap on my faucet because our water tasted terrible [highly chlorinated with other mystery chemical tastes] -- my daughter had trouble choking it down. The Brita changed that immediately after installation. The water is now really tasty!
People who are concerned about bacteria in their water should take greater steps than buying this type of filter. . . usually allowing the water to run for a bit before filling a glass will alleviate any potential harm from microorganisms. However, if bacteria colonize a filter (I'm not sure what they would live on inside the filter) running the water would probably not be adequate. If this is the case in your home, you have larger issues than inadequate filtration on your faucet. As chlorinated as our water is, however, I'm not sure what could live in it that wouldn't put us on the evening news.
I have backpacked and used filtration systems designed to filter out all sorts of nasty bugs. . . .this is not the correct application for this type of filter. Unless you're Howard Hughes, however, the filtration provided by this unit should be adequate for most of us in developed nations.
I'm only giving this unit four stars because installation was a bit of a pain. I would have preferred to use tools to securely install it, but it is a finger-tighten sort of deal (I have large hands, so I had a little trouble). Once I got it on, however, it was securely mounted and watertight.
I've heard that the unit does not filter out flouride from the water, but I haven't been able to confirm this. Actually, I want the flouride (and please spare me the conspiracy theories about the evils of flouridated water -- succomb to the bottled water marketers if this is a big concern). My wife insists that it is better for our daughter to have it in our water than not, and she's a sharp lady and an MD to boot. Our dentist friends uniformly say the same thing.
Bottom line: Great tasting water! Coffee even tastes way better nowadays....more info
- Once it is on, do not take it off!
The plastic threads were stripped after taking the unit off the faucet once! A very frustrating product! Do not buy!...more info
- Does What It Is intended To Do
As other reviewers have noted, the flow of water does slow down to a trickle as the filter accumulates particulates. It is bothersome, but I think it is an indicator of the filter functioning properly. We have very hard water and the improvement in taste from using the system makes the bother of the slower flow negligible. We have to replace our filters about every 2 months because of the hard water and the whole system about every 2 years (the connection to the tap leaks over time - hence 4 stars instead of 5).
Some reviewers have mentioned bacteria growing as a result of using Brita filters. Brita states that the filter is not for removing bacteria. If a bacterium is growing, it is a problem with the water, not the filter. In our case, we draw water from a well. It passes through a UV filter before entering the home water supply. The UV filter kills any bacteria present and is the way to go if you are trying to eliminate the nasty stuff that a Brita filter will not. ...more info
- Useless plastic fittings
My first Brita On Tap filter system lasted five years, and then the selector handle broke off. I bought a replacement, and the new model comes with cheap, worthless plastic pipe adapters. After screwing the filter system on to my faucet I can break it off with the force of one finger. I threw those adapters out and used the stainless steel adapter that came with my original unit, and that holds the filter fine.
The steel adapter costs less than a quarter at a hardware store. By saving themselves a dime with the plastic adapter, Brita cost themselves four stars in my review....more info
Feel safer after got it. Tap water looks clear and tastes much better. Water flow seems no problem after 1 month. Highly recommended....more info
- No Problems and Works Great
I've had my Brita Ultra Faucet Filter System for over a year now without any problems. I'm very happy with this product....more info
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Seems to work fine but eventually the plastic threads wear out and will not stay attached to the faucet and has to be replaced (built-in obsolescence)....more info
- Great taste but do not last...
This product seems to only design to last max 1 year as it will start to leak like crazy. Luckily in Australia they offer 2 year warranty so I got it replaced. But I will not go back to this system, turn to the jug one instead....more info
- It falls off
I used this once, for about 5 minutes after I installed it, to get some water for iced tea. The water in my apartment is terrible, but after coming out it of the filter it tasted OK.
The problem is that next time I turned the faucet on, the filter shot off into the sink. I reattached it (making sure I had the threads lined up right and everything) and tried again, but the same thing kept happening. After the sixth time or so, the thing wouldn't even screw on at all. There's just not enough thread on the faucet for the filter to hook onto securely.
I've problems with these things (a few different Brita and Pur units) in all but one place I've lived, so if you're going to buy one, make sure you've got more than just 3 or 4 threads on the end of your faucet. And don't put any fragile dishes underneath the thing until you're sure it'll stay on....more info
- Works well...BUT BUY A METAL FASTENER.
I bought this filter because I was tired of having tons of plastic water bottles to recycle(not to mention the environmental effects of buying bottled water). Within 2 days the filter fell right off of the tap while in use, I re-fastened it and it kept falling off. Eventually the plastic threaded fastener became completely stripped and the filter would no longer fasten on at all. At this point I sent an angry email to Brita and began to dwell on 30.00 wasted(I'm a student..). BUT I decided to see if I could find a replacement fastener piece at the hardware store, I found a QUALITY metal one(2.00) that was the same size as the cheaply made plastic original. Put the filter back on using the new metal fastener and it hasn't leaked or fallen off since and it's been about 3 months. Long story short...IF YOU BUY THIS FILTER INVEST IN A 2 DOLLAR METAL THREADED FASTENER, WHICH ANY HARDWARE STORE HAS IN THE PLUMBING DEPARTMENT....more info
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Satisfactory service up to a year or two afterwhich the base fails to function with respect to the warning light feature. Previous bases also incurred leaks around the filter mount. That was the reason for my purchase of the new system. ...more info
I just screwed this onto my parent's tap and did a blind taste test, it does improve the taste of the water and is a heck of a lot easier than having to pour water into a filter every day! I'm going to go buy one myself--am a bit fearful that the water in my city will fill the thing up with calcium after a day or two but we'll see, will re-post here if I have any problems.
I'm not sure what 'red stuff' the person below is talking about but she seems to be on a mission; posting it on every brita filter product. If it were me, I would have it identified by a lab before blaming my health problems on it. As it says in the fine print at amazon, if you believe the product you are reviewing is unsafe you can report it to the consumer products safety commission....more info
- Complete deterioration in quality of tap-mount
I am on my third Brita tap mount in 2 months. On the first, the indicator light stopped working even before the first filter change. The second, sent to me by the company as a replacement, didn't fit properly on the tap and kept falling off. The third, another purchase and a brand-new design, leaked copious amounts of water from the filter release button and from the filter vs. tap water toggle.
I have used Brita tap-mounts for years. The previous tap-mount lasted several years and was replaced because its physical appearance started to deteriorate. Quality control has clearly declined and the new design is fatally flawed. My recommendation? Buy Pur....more info
- An OK poduct, but doesn't really work
I have had this filter for about 6 months, and I love having clean drinking water, after 6 months the indicator light no longer works. When I called Brita, I was sent to an automated answering system that said to put the filter on again. I have replaced the filter several times, and still no indicator light....more info
- another one, just like the other one
I purchased this one to replace one that had worn out, and chose this model because there were already several replacement filters in the house. The old one worked very well, and I think there have been some improvements on this one. It was a good purchase, and I'm happy with the speed of its arrival....more info
- great product, great prices
i dont understand all the people talking about how their unit fell apart..? it's plastic, people, don't toss it around likea football! my parents bought one 5 years ago, loved it, bought one each for my brother and me 4 years ago, and we both love it. i've moved 3 times and never had a problem taking it off or putting it back on
as for the doctor with the mold... it filters water, it makes sense that it would be mold-and-mildrew-prone if not cleaned! twice a year when i change the filter, i use a toothbrush and watered-down peroxide to get at all the small areas, and it's clean as a whistle and good as new ...more info
- Solution to slow flow...
This product is an excellent step-up from the filter jugs. I've used it in the past and intend on getting it again to help with major hard water issues here in Palm Springs.
One important aspect of this product is that the green light which is designed to let you know if it's time to change the filter, is merely a timer, not an actual filter tester and diagnostic device.
When your flow gets low, take out the filter cartride and you'll notice that that quite a few of the tiny holes on the bottom of the filter are blocked by small bits of charcoal, the main filtering agent. I used a twist tie to poke through and unblock these holes and noticed a immediate return to excellent flow.
I generally ignore the green light and replace the filter every six months or so. Hopefully Brita will recognize these product issues and create a non-clogging filter cartride and a non-confusing way to indicate filter life....more info
- Broke after 9 months
After 9 months of reasonably good service, the entire faucet apparatus started leaking and becamse unusable. The leaking water came out of the plastic seams on the sides of the device, to it definitely appears to be faulty construction.
The most annoying thing is that I just bought some 3 replacement cartridges for the unit... which is now useless. What a waste of money. I'm looking for a better alternative....more info
- Death Trap!
I am a doctor in a large metro area. I bought Brita filters some months ago, thinking that the tap water needed to be filtered. This filter started growing mold and God-knows what else inside the housing. I had been having diarrhea and upset stomach for the last few weeks before I took this thing off the tap. I had no idea what was going on, until I took it apart. There was red mold and black mold all over the water flow area, inside and outside the housing. I couldn't believe it!! This filter is made for the third world where there are larvae and eggs in the water. There is chemical and bacterial contamination in the US. This thing does nothing for that. It is a lawsuit waiting to happen. I wrote to Brita, and have heard little else but party-line. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT, OR ANYTHING LIKE IT. Drink distilled water like I do now. Or just drink tap water. ...more info