I use the MP880SC from Multipure and I like it a lot. Aside from the great specs, I also appreciate that it can be used under the sink or on the countertop. The SC is the same as the SB, but comes with a diverter valve to hook to your existing faucet so you can install it in about 30 seconds, and it’s particularly good for renters. It is easy to clean, as well. They recommend changing the filter every year, but I change it every six months. I’ve had it for almost two years, and I’m still happy.
In my last apartment, I installed an under the sink water filter made from generic parts, which is a real money saver. Here is a great selection of generic water filter housings (or BFS – Basic Filtration Systems). I used to buy my filters from Best Filters and I liked them. They were very courteous and knowledgeable when I called, and they shipped fast. Their prices are good, too. They also sell the Multipure filters and generic type filters I mentioned above (it would be much less of a pain in the ass to buy a generic filter from Best Filters because they put all the parts together).
In my last few musings on water filtration, I’d like to mention two things:
- Pure Food and Wine / One Lucky Duck (NYC’s awesome raw food restaurant/store) uses a Tensui water filter and they seem very happy with it (at least when I heard them talk about it). Also, if you bring your refillable water bottle into their store/restaurant, they will refill it for you for free.
- If you need to be frightened into buying a water filter, here ya go! Wait, there’s more! Another! Ok, you see where I’m going with this. Filter your damn water.