Product Review: PUR Water Filter

Pin it button big

Lucky winner Sally of our PUR water filter giveaway last month has followed up with a review. Her boyfriend, if you remember, insisted on bottled water and Sally wanted to do a blind water swap to wean him off the bottled stuff. Did it work? Read on...

When my PUR water filter arrived, I conspired to trick my boyfriend into drinking a bottle filled with the filtered water rather than his usual brand, and he didn’t bat an eye. We both then did a blind taste test with tap, filtered, and bottled water. He liked both the filtered and bottled water, and I was surprised to find that I preferred the filtered water.

Besides taste, the PUR filter is easy to use. All it takes is a flip of the switch.

However, there are drawbacks. It takes away a good two inches of height in the sink, making it difficult to deal with a large pile of dishes. Another drawback is that despite the inclusion of multiple adaptors, o-rings, and plenty of tightening, I cannot get it to stop leaking. This means that when a glass is filled, some water will manage to escape down the drain.

I don’t appreciate the wasted water, but I assume it is better for the environment not to use bottled water, and if having the PUR will get my boyfriend to drink from the tap, then a few wasted drops will have to do.

Pin it button big
Pin it button big

Thanks for the review, Sally! Anyone have any help for her on the issue with the leaking attachment?

(Image credit: All photos by SassySally)

15 Comments