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Authorized Multipure Independent Distributor #424611

Compare Water Filters|BRITA VS MULTIPURE VS AQUASANA REVIEWS

What is the best water filter?

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"OMG! It's so hard to know which water filter is best!"

TO COMPARE WATER FILTERS is hard because most of them do not clearly have the information on their web site as to which contaminants their filters reduce, and many are not even certified by NSF. The first thing to learn is to beware of companies who make claims which are not backed up by NSF Certification. Anyone can make a claim about anything.

There are hundreds of water filters and to compare all of them would take a very big web site!

For this reason I am going to compare water filters that are 3 of the most popular, and focus on Multipure vs. Aquasana vs. Brita, 3 of the most popular and well known brands:

Brand

Multipure

Aquasana

Brita

Model Number

MPAD/Aquadome

AQ-4000/4600/4601

FF-100

Retail Price

$259.95 MSRP*

$99.99 MSRP

$29.99

Cost Per Gallon
(Filter Replacement Cost)

$66.45 / 750 Gal.

$120 /900 Gal.

$57 / only 300 Gal.(they say to replace filter approximately every 4 mo. at $18.99 each)
Note: this is only for 300 gallons a year as opposed to Multipure at 750 gallons a year. 300 gallons per year may not be enough for your needs.

Per Gallon "Cost Of Use"

9 cents
Per Gal. for more contaminants reduced!

13 cents
Per Gal.for less contaminants reduced

19 cents
Per Gal.
NSF CERTIFIED YES YES YES
Iowa, Wisconsin and Colorado Certified YES NO NO
Flow Rate (how fast water comes out of the filter - A low number means water comes out of the faucet more slowly) .75 gal/ per min. .50 gal/ per min. (50% slower than Multipure - means you have to wait longer to fill up your glass or pan!) .58 gal/ per min
40% less than Multipure - this is a common complaint

Reduces
Asbestos

YES >99.9%

YES - but only 99%

YES >99%

Reduces
Mercury

YES > 99%

YES - but only 95.8 - 96.5%

NO

Reduces MTBE

YES > 96.6%

YES > but only 86.6%

NO

Reduces
Toxaphene

YES > 92.9%

NO

YES >93.6%

Reduces PCBs

YES > 99.9%

NO

NO

Reduces
Chlordane

YES >99.5%

NO

YES 99.5%

Reduces
Turbidity

YES > 99%

YES - 99%

YES 98.4%

Reduces Chlorine

YES >99%

YES but only 97.4%

YES 97.5%

Reduces Lead

YES >99.3%

YES 99.3%

YES >99.3%

Reduces Cysts

YES > 99.95%

YES 99.99%

YES 99.99%

Reduces THMs
(Trilhalomethanes)

YES > 99.8%

YES > but only 95%

YES > but only 98.7%

Reduces VOCs

YES

YES

YES

Reduces Lindane

YES > 99%

YES > 99%

YES > 99%

Reduces Alachlor

YES > 98%

YES > 98%

YES > but only 97.5%

Reduces Atrazine

YES > 97%

YES > 97%

YES > but only 95%

Reduces Benzene

YES > 99%

YES > 99%

YES >96.6%

Reduces TCE

YES > 99%

YES > 99%

YES > but only 96.9%
UNDER THE NEW NSF STANDARD 401 CERTIFICATION THE AQUADOME ALSO REDUCES THE FOLLOWING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS, HERBICIDES, PESTICIDES (INCLUDING DEET), AND CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS INCLUDING BPA:
Atenolol Reduction
Bisphenol A (BPA) Reduction
Carbamazepine Reduction
DEET Reduction
Estrone Reduction
Ibuprofen Reduction
Linuron Reduction
Meprobamate Reduction
Metolachlor Reduction
Naproxen Reduction
Nonylphenol Reduction
Phenytoin Reduction
TCEP Reduction
TCPP Reduction
Trimethoprim Reduction
YES!
NO! NO!
SATSIFACTION GUARANTEE 90 Days 90 Days 30 Days
WARRANTY YES - LIFETIME* ONLY 1 year ONLY 1 year

NOTE: All Aquasana figures based on "Performance Data Sheet" from their own Company web site, all Brita figures are based on their own data sheet and Multipure figures are based on the Multipure data sheet. This information was checked and compiled on 06-02-15. If you find ANY wrong information please contact it and I will correct it immediately.
*Warranty is on the housing; filters and tubing will have to occasionally be replaced

The chart above I designed to compare water filters shows clearly that between Multipure vs. Brita vs. Aquasana, Multipure is the BEST BUY. (Note that Consumer Reports magazine also names the Multipure MP750SB ("Aquaversa") as a BEST BUY!)

Comparing water filters further, here is a comparison between Aquasana and Multipure based on the State of California certifications:

Here's Aquasana's State of California Dept. of Health Services Certificate for their counter-top model:
OH WAIT! The Aquasana 4000 series does not even have a California Dept. of Health Services Certificate, so we cannot compare them!
But below you can see the Multipure Certificate for the State of California!

Multipure's State of California Dept. of Health Services Certificate for their 750 Models (now called Aquaversa), and others (the certificate is the same for the MPAD/Aquadome):

Multipure CA Certification

As you can clearly see, Multipure's water filter reduces more contaminants than the Aquasana. To be exact, the Multipure systems are California-Certified (AND NSF-Certified) to reduce the following three contaminants which the Aquasana does not:

(The following information about these contaminants is taken from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's web page.)

Chlordane - "Liver or nervous system problems; increased risk of cancer"
PCB's - "Skin changes; thymus gland problems; immune deficiencies; reproductive or nervous system difficulties; increased risk of cancer"
Toxaphene - "Kidney, liver, or thyroid problems; increased risk of cancer"

Furthermore, Multipure's Aquasana is certified for 15 contaminants of health concern under NSF Standard 401 which the Aquasana 4000 series is not.

  • So after carefully comparing Multipure to Aquasana here are our conclusions based on the facts:

  • NSF Certification for the Multipure Aquadome shows that it reduces more contaminants than the Aquasana 4000
  • Multipure filters are also certified by the states of Iowa, Wisconsin and Colorado (all the states that regulate drinking water systems) and Aquasana's are not. This gives Multipure more credibility.
  • Multipure offers a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all their water filter system housings whereas the Aquasana 4000 warranty is only for ONE YEAR.

Once again, based on the simple facts, Multipure is obviously the best choice.

WATER FILTER REVIEWS:

The Brita faucet model has an average of 2 and 1/4 stars out of 5 at Amazon.com:

"I see a lot of previous reviews from other people who got sucked into this product. It's the biggest waste of $30 I have ever spent. It leaks, sprays water all over my kitchen, and if I, heaven forbid, turn the water on past low, it will just fall off. I know the initial assumption is "operator error", but I assure you, as an engineer who works for a consumer products company, I have installed the thing correctly. I have the most standard faucet you could find, and it leaks everywhere. When I contacted Brita about the poor quality of their product, they ignored me and never responded. And you better hope you never have to move. I am moving right now, and the little plastic adapter literally disintegrated in the faucet head and is stuck there. When I tried to remove it, the plastic just kept snapping off until now it is embedded into the faucet, which will probably now need to be replaced because of it. DO NOT BUY BRITA and DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS PRODUCT!" - K. Wayne

The Aquasana has an average of 3.7 stars out of 5 at Amazon: (they seem to be afraid for us to show the actual reviews they have received at amazon.com so I cannot publish them here**. I suggest you go to the following link and read the reviews on the Aquasana AQ-4000W Countertop Water Filter System and see what Aquasana doesn't want you to read!
**I received a letter from Aquasana's attorney stating:
" ... you have re-published false and misleading claims about Aquasana you allege were made by "real people across the internet. Assuming for the sake of argument you did not
plant the unfavorable reviews, by republishing false and disparaging information, you are every
bit as liable as the original author. Your conduct violates the Federal Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. § 1125 et seq.)."

Hmmm. Think someone doesn't want you to know that Aquasana's have some negative reviews online? So go to this link and see for yourself! LOL.
Aquasana AQ-4000W Countertop Water Filter System

The Multipure has an average of 4.5 stars out of 5 at Amazon:

"You can't go wrong with this one. I've owned it for almost a year, works perfectly. You only need to change the filter once a year. Is small enough to fit anywhere on the countertop you want to place it near the sink(s). Never drips, never a problem.

Looks attractive too in stainless steel. Easy to keep clean.

Can't recommend it highly enough.
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"I've had this filter for 6 months and I am very pleased. Installation took just minutes without any tools. Filtered tap water tastes exactly like the Arrowhead bottled water that I used to buy, and it might even be cleaner... If you are comparing models, note that this particular filter also reduces Arsenic, a rare feature among countertop filters." [Note: only the 880 and RO models filter arsenic]
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"This is a great water filter system that I have been using for years. I understand that the water is very highly filtered and much better than the regular Brita pitcher system I previously used. I also only have to change the filter once per year, and that's fairly easy to do. I think it also may be cheaper in the long run than the Brita, even with with initial high cost. Though it sits on the counter-top behind my kitchen water faucet, it is not in the way and looks nice-enough. The included faucet connectors worked well for my standard faucet. Highly recommended."
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"We've had ours about a year or two now and it works great, water tastes great. Everyone in Berkeley seems to buy this brand after all their research so I admit I didn't do any myself but i'm happy with the results! "
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Based on the water filter reviews it is clear that Multipure comes out ahead with a higher rating and higher customer satisfaction than the others. Add this to the better warranty, more contaminants being reduced, NSF Certification to reduce more contaminants, and there is no doubt that the Multipure filters are not only the best filters but also cost less to operate.*

If you have any questions, please contact me here.

It is my hope that everyone will get off the plastic bottle habit and Go Green by using a filter that is certified by NSF to reduce the widest range of contaminants!

*This calculation is based on paying average prices on Multipure's cheapest counter-top system, the Aquadome and replacement filters for the Aquadome at $69.95, verses $59.99 (MSRP) every six months for an Aquasana replacement filter vs. paying $69.95 every 12 months for a Multipure replacement filter. At the end of 2 years you will have substantially less money invested into the Multipure than the Aquasana. From that point forward the Multipure will cost about $69/year to operate whereas the Aquasana will cost about $96-120/year to operate. Brita will cost more.

NOTE THE LINKS TO AMAZON ON THIS PAGE WILL LEAD TO MY RECEIVING A SMALL COMMISSION SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BUY ANYTHING WHILE YOU ARE THERE! Small price to pay for the TRUTH! THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE!

THANK YOU FOR READING MY PAGE ON BRITA VS MULTIPURE AND AQUASANA VS MULTIPURE, TO COMPARE WATER FILTERS AND READ WATER FILTER REVIEWS!

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