Zerowater Filter Review

Zerowater Filter Review

When we got back from holiday I was greeted by a zero water filter pitcher and I was very happy.  It is the little things these days 😉  Seriously though I really wanted to try the Zero Water 5 stage filter as it is the only water filter that removes 99.6% of dissolved solids behind.  This is the equivalent of drinking purified bottled water.  Other leading water filter brands remove less than half of this so I was intrigued to see what the water actually tasted like and answer my question is zero water filter any good?  So this is my Zerowater filter review… 

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Why was I interested in the zero water filtration system?

When we first moved into our house we had all the wiring and plumbing checked as it is an Edwardian property and it had been empty for ages.  During this we learnt that there is a lead pipe supplying the water from the street to our house.  It runs all the way under the original and very lovely tiled floor.  The only way to remove it is to take up the tiles;  this will wreck them and will cost thousands of pounds to do and restore afterwards.  We just don’t have thousands to spend on that with everything else that needed doing and so we decided that the pipe would have to stay for now…. Although we were assured by experts that the lead pipe wasn’t an issue because the water is moving swiftly through it and because it is over 100 years old and therefore coated with limescale, I have never liked the thought so I was really excited to hear about the Zerowater filter.  It is the only water filter that reduces lead and chromium from your tap water.

How does the zero water filtration system work?

For this bit I am taking the information directly from the company as I am no expert on this stuff.  The ZeroWater filtration system works by combining FIVE technologies to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water,  

ZEROWATER 5-STAGE DUAL ION-EXCHANGE FILTER FEATURES:

  • Certified* to reduce Lead and Chromium
  • Premium 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system
  • Ion-Exchange system that removes virtually all dissolved solids in your water
  • The FDA requires the TDS level in PURIFIED bottled water to reach 000-010ppm. ZeroWater is the only filter in its class to achieve this level.

ZeroWater’s first layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy removes the chlorine taste you are accustom to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as Aluminium, Lead, Zinc, Nitrate and more. Three additional stages are included to remove other contaminants and to ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver a “000” reading on your laboratory-grade Total Dissolved Solids meter included.

Stage 1: Coarse filter to remove fine particles/sediment. 
Stage 2: Distributor that maximizes contact time. 
Stage 3: Multi-layer system using activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy. 
Stage 4: Comprehensive ION EXCHANGE array. 
Stage 5: Non-woven membrane to remove fine particles.

What does it taste like?

I have to say that the water from the ZeroWater filter is much nicer tasting than normal tap water.  I actually can’t tap water.  As a result I always add squash to it so I can manage to drink enough of the stuff.  Since I have been using the zero water filter I haven’t drunk squash once.  So in my opinion the taste is vastly improved when all of the solids are removed.  The husband mocked me slightly when I got this filter as the one I was sent is actually a bit for our fridge, but then after he tasted it I came down the next day to discover that he had removed one of the shelves from the fridge to accommodate the ZeroWater filter and that was purely down to the taste!

One thing to be aware of is that it is impossible for any filter (with current technology) to distinguish between good and bad solids so this filter removes them all including those that the body needs.  You can get your minerals from food and so, but it is something to be aware of.  Also this is not a secret and is something that ZeroWater are very clear about over on their website.

The design of the zerowater filter

The jug that I was kindly gifted is the is 12 cup ZeroWater pitcher which holds 2.8L of water.  You can pour the water immediately using either the spout or the one hand ‘push to dispense’ spout to fill any bottle or cup.  This is perfect for our family of 6 and the dispenser is easy enough even for our four year olds to use.  They do make both smaller and larger filter jugs so I think there is one for everyone.  


The thing I like the best about this filter apart from its ability to remove impurities is that it comes complete with a water tester so you instead of relying on a standard timer to know when you change a filter you can actually test your water and know when your filter needs to be changed.  I think this is brilliant after all we don’t all live in the same place and so don’t all have the same water quality from our taps.  I thought I would do the test on camera and let you see the difference between tap water and the filtered water after its has been through the ZeroWater Filter.  

 

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20 thoughts on “Zerowater Filter Review

  1. This sounds great - I personally don't mind the taste of tap water but we often have visitors who don't like it - this would be a great thing for me buy for them next time they visit #dreamteam
    1. I have tried and tried to like it but I just don’t
  2. This sounds like a really great water filter. My in laws live in the a hard water area and they use a filter all of the time so I’ll recommend this one. I live in Devon and we are lucky to have very nice tap water. #DreamTeam
    1. We are in a hard water area and maybe that is why I hate the taste! #DreamTeam
  3. I don't mind tap water as long as it's refrigerated. I love the sound of this water filter though. I live in an area with really hard water and I do worry about what sort of rubbish is in it. #DreamTeam
    1. We have really hard water here too. I hate it especially when washing my hair. #DreamTeam
  4. Interesting. I've always liked our tap water but it's good to know there's recommendations out there if I ever want to change. #DreamTeam
    1. Thanks for joining in with the #DreanTeam this week
  5. This is a very snazzy water filter! I actually don't mind the taste of our tap water, but perhaps I'm just used to it. I'd be curious to see if a filter made any difference to it though. #dreamteam
    1. Some of the ones I have tried before made a difference to the taste in a bad way so I am thrilled with this. #DreamTeam
  6. We have a massive problem with limescale in our area so we always have to use a water filter. Honestly you couldn't drink the water without it. So I am all in favour of the water filter, I too give it a big thumbs up! #dreamteam
  7. Sounds like a handy and essential gadget for water in London, I used a similar filter when we lived in the South East. Now we are up North the water is pretty good, makes up for the fact it rains more here I suppose! #dreamteam
    1. Well you can't have everything lol! #DreamTeam
  8. I currently use a Brita but it sounds like I might need to change! #DreamTeam
    1. On their site they have a direct comparison with the Brita ones which is what I have used before and the difference is quite vast really #DreamTeam
      1. That’s great to know! I’ll finish up my current filters and make the change.
  9. I'm really intrigued by this mainly because we live in a hard water area and sometimes our tap water can be a bit cloudy and also have a TCP taste to it! Like you I add cordial to get my water intake and do do my boys which is something I'd like to cut back on even though we try to buy sugar free. #DreamTeam
    1. I would definitely recommend it. I have now cut out the cordial from the kids too. Except at the weekend. No one has complained... yet
  10. I definitely need to get one of these! I always feel a bit 'meh' about giving out tap water to guests. I used to have a stash of bottled water for the occasion, but as we are trying to get away from those, this looks to be the happy medium. Googling as we speak. #DreamTeam xx
  11. I do think you can taste the difference between tap water & filtered water - especially when it's been in the fridge! #DreamTeam

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