Best Water Filters 2019

Best Water Filters 2019

What drinking water filter should you buy in 2019? 2018 was a year when interest in drinking water gathered pace. Tap water issues were reported by EWG and EPA in the US and similar organisations around Europe. Plastic pollution in our oceans and nature was elevated as a global crisis. Testing by Orbs across 4 continents even found microplastics in 83% of all tap water samples.

For many people it was an eye opener and interest in water filters is at an all time high.

Here’s a top list of the best water filters to buy in 2019:

1. Mitte counter-top filter

Best Water Filters 2019

Are you looking for the best water filters? This is the Rolls Royce of water filters. Mitte purifies water with a distillation-based method removing pretty much any potential contaminant. Then, Mitte makes the water healthy by enhancing it with essential minerals.

In simple terms the water is first heated to boiling temperature. Then the water vapor rises to a condenser where cooling water lowers the temperature so the vapor is condensed, collected and stored. The contaminants stay behind in a small container with an average of 3% waste according to Mitte. The result is clean fresh tap water.

To start with Mitte offers 3 different kinds of mineral cartridges including Balance, Vitality and Alkaline lasting about 3 months each.

Cost:

Retails at $499 and currently available for $399 pre-order price on Indiegogo

Where to buy:

https://mitte.co/

2. TAPP 2 faucet filter

Best Water Filters 2019

This is the Dyson of water filters. It’s small, affordable, environmentally friendly, easy to use and probably one of the best water filters. TAPP 2 filters over 80 common contaminants including e.g. chlorine, pesticides, herbicide, lead, most pharmaceuticals and microplastics. It’s the best best water filter on tap available. 

The water flows through activated carbon which is one of the most absorbent material known to man, and it is uniquely efficient because of millions of tiny pores that it can absorb. The highly compressed carbon block used in TAPP 2 filters particles as small as 1 micron but leaves most of the healthy minerals.

The cartridges are made of organic coconut shell and biodegradable plastic and need to be replaced approximately every 3 months. Once used they can be disposed with compostable waste.

TAPP offers two versions of the filter including a smart connected version that monitors filter status, savings, eliminated bottles, CO2 reduction and a standard version.

Cost:

From €49 or €60 per year.

Where to buy:

3. Soma

Best Water Filters 2019

When Soma came out with their first carafe in 2013 it was a fresh redesign of the carafe filter. Since then they’ve kept going strong with a new and improved version launched in 2017.

Soma uses activated coconut shell carbon which is certified to reduce chlorine, improve taste and odor. The casing is made of plant based material. Simply put it delivers great tasting water with minimal plastic waste.

Soma offers several sizes and versions. We especially like the glass version because of it’s slick design and minimal use of plastic.

Cost:

$49 for carafe + first filter

Where to buy:

http://drinksoma.com

4. TAPP 1 faucet filter

Best Water Filters 2019

This is the first generation of faucet water filters by TAPP. During the past year it’s become a household brand in Europe thanks to its easy of use, affordability and quality.

TAPP 1 uses activated carbon to remove or reduce over 70 contaminants including e.g. chlorine, Volitile Organic Compounds (VOCs), pesticides, herbicides as well as poor taste and odor.

We like it because it’s affordable, efficient and high quality. Water leakage is considerably less than other similar products and water flow is very good.

Cost:

€60 (60 GBP) per year for the yearly subscription service including the filter unit and 4 cartridges

€39 (34 GBP) for the standalone filter with one filter.

Where to buy:

http://tappwater.co or Amazon (Europe only)

5. Aquasana whole house filter

Best Water Filters 2019

For house and apartment owners that want filtered water everywhere a whole house filter can be a good option. After extensive testing our top choice is Aquasana whole house filters.

Aquasana Rhino includes a pre-filter for sediment, a copper-zinc & mineral stone to reduce water soluble heavy metals, and scale and inhibits bacteria and algae growth and activated carbon to reduce herbicides, pesticides and other chemical compounds that may be present.

We like the filtering technology which is water and energy efficient versus e.g. reverse osmosis (RO). Each filter lasts 4 million liters of water or probably a year or more.

Cost:

Approximately $3000 incl water softenere + installation cost.

Where to buy:

https://www.aquasana.com/whole-house-water-filters

So what is the best water filter?

It’s really up to the needs and budget of each household. Each has pros and cons bit if you want something simple and affordable that works for most households then try out TAPP 2.

Also read our comparison of the best tap water filters.

Happy 2019 and enjoy your drinking water!

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