geyser euro water filter vs tapp 2 water filter

Geyser Water Filter vs TAPP Faucet Water Filter

Thinking about buying a Geyser EURO vs TAPP Faucet Filter? We’ve tested, reviewed and benchmarked Geyser water filters vs TAPP 2 Twist as well as other popular brands including Brita, Culligan and PUR faucet water filters

This benchmark of Geyser vs TAPP is based on 7 criteria including design, filtering capabilities, water flow, ease to install, cartridge material and yearly cost. First we look at each of these attributes and then summarize all at the end.
 
So let’s get started with the Geyser water filter vs TAPP:
 

1. Design and quality of Geyser EURO vs TAPP

Shape and colours are subjective to measure. However, industrial design can be assessed in terms of functionality, robustness and simplicity.

Geyser Euro Tap Water Filter

Geyser EURO faucet water filter: 
Looks slick with stainless steel casing. The entire casing is made of relatively thin ABS plastic with chrome plating. The sample we bought broke when we tried changing the cartridge for the second time and became unusable.

TAPP 2 Twist tap water filter - TAPP Water

TAPP 2 Twist faucet water filter:
 Scandinavian design is white with beautiful rounded lines making it look good on almost any faucet. Thick robust ABS plastic housing. We’ve used it for 2 years now without anything breaking and it still looks great.

 
 2. Filtering capabilities
This is potentially the most complicated water filter comparison metric. Generally all the filters do a good job removing chlorine to improve taste. Therefore the most important thing is to look for the specific contaminants that you are concerned about such as microplastics or lead.
 

Here’s what each of the filters claim to remove.
Geyser EURO 
Removes particles of active chlorine, organochlorine and organic compounds, iron, excess calcium and magnesium salts, pesticides, heavy metal cations and anions, microorganisms and microbes. Claims to soften the water but in reality the ion-exchange filtering only prohibits limescale formation.
Note: The proprietary Aragon filtering may be considered a risk as there is no publicised research on how it works and if it’s efficient.

TAPP 2  
Removes 80+ contaminants including microplastics, chlorine, chloramine, limescale, heavy metals (95% of lead), nitrates, pesticides, herbicides, chlorine by-products, most bacteria and more. Does not filter/remove healthy minerals.
Note: Uses 5-stage filtering including Polypropylene screen wrapper, activated carbon adsorption, carbon block microfiltration, proprietary limescale inhibitor formula and strainer mesh.
  
 

3. Water flow water filter comparison

One of the main complaints about faucet and pitcher water filters is slow water flow. The flow makes a big difference when filling up a glass, water pitcher or washing fruits and vegetables. 

Here’s an overview of the specified and tested flow per product
  • Geyser Faucet Water filter – 4 liters / min but splashes very hard in the sink 
  • TAPP 2 – 4 liters / min
 

4. Ease to install and faucet fit

The advantage of faucet filters is generally that they can be installed and used without any tools or need for a plumber.
 
  • Geyser EURO Faucet Water filter  – easy to install on all standard faucets with a robust stainless steel faucet attachment adapter causing minimal leakage. There are no adapters provided if the standard ones that come with it don’t fit. 
    Note: The included manual comes in Spanish only. 
  • TAPP 2 – easy to install on all standard faucets and many others thanks to a large set of extra adapters. We experienced no leakage thanks to the stainless steel faucet connector.
    Note: TAPP Water provides a great online manual that guides users through the process and provides help with any issues including extra adapters.
 

5. Cartridge material and disposal

All the filters in our previous water filter comparison used cartridges made of ABS plastic that had to be replaced with the filter. Both TAPP Water and Geyser provide a better solution. 
  • Geyser faucet water filter provides a relatively affordable carbon block that is exchanged without having to replaced the casing. 
    Note: The “key for cartridge removal” is a bit complicated to use. This fits onto the bottom of the filter where the water comes out. Fit this tool (which is rather a sloppy fit) onto the filter, turn to remove and the tool expands and slips from the lug. Not very clever. We gave up after several attempts and found a tip to use a piece of folded kitchen towel and a pipe wrench. It worked.
  • TAPP 2 has a smart solution where only the filter is replaced without the plastic casing. This reduces the plastic waste by 85% versus other filers such as Brita, Culligan and PUR according to TAPP Water. The cartridges are very easy to replace.
The cartridges from TAPP Water and Geyser both go in other organic waste for the landfill as they contain some materials that may not compost/biodegrade.
 

6. Filter cartridge / refill replacement

How often does the filter cartridges need to be replaced and how do you know that it’s the right time? This is really important as you want to know when the filter is really due to be changed based on your consumption.
 
In our comparison of Geyser EURO vs TAPP Water Filter we concluded:
  • Geyser EURO stats 3000 liters maximum capacity but it’s not clear what this is based on. The recommendation is to change the cartridge when the water starts tasting bad or if the pressure reduces. Both are poor indicators as in the case of poor tasting water it may mean that you’ve been drinking contaminated water for some time as the taste buds adjusts. Same thing is true for a clogged filter. Many users (see Amazon reviews) state that they change the filter every 2-3 months.
  • TAPP 2 offers two alternatives including a smart monitoring solution based on usage and time and a manual calendar to set the replacement date. It’s recommended to change the cartridges at least every 3 months even though the capacity is 1200 liters. The recommended volume is based on efficient filtering of the listed contaminants that the filter removes.
 

7. Yearly cost Water Filter Comparison

Geyser EURO
Filter: €46.90
Cartridges: €19.00 per filter lasting 3 months =  €76 per year
Note: See comment above about cartridge changes.
Total first year: €103.90

TAPP 2 Twist
Filter: €59
Cartridges: €59 per year for subscribers including 4 cartridges
 Total first year: €89 for subscription
 
Note: The prices are list prices on each companies website and Amazon for single units or 2-packs as of July 2020. 
 
 

Summary Water Filter Comparison

Here’s the final summary of Geyser EURO Water Filter vs TAP 2 Twist: 
 

Criteria

Geyser EURO

TAPP 2 Faucet Filter

1. Design

Stainless Steel Look

White Scandinavian Design

2. Filtering capability

Claims 60+ Contaminants incl chlorine, heavy metals, pathogens, etc Note: Unknown proprietary technology

Independently tested for 70+ contaminants incl microplastics and lead

3. Water flow

2-4 l/min Note: Hard splashing spray

4 l/min

4. Ease to install

Easy for standard faucets. No adapters

Easy for standard faucets with free adapeters

5. Cartridge material

ABS plastic + Aragon

Recycleable ABS & Carbon Block

6. Filter replacement

When water starts tasting bad or pressure is lower (every 3 months)

Every 3 months calendar reminder or MyTAPP monitoring and notifications

7. Annual cost estimate

€103 first year

€89 per year

Source: Websites and Amazon feature and price check July 2020

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2 thoughts on “Geyser Water Filter vs TAPP Faucet Water Filter”

    1. Hi Manuel!

      The Flowater filter is the same as TAPP 2. It’s just sold through our partner Flowater in the US. Therefore all comparisons with TAPP 2 would be the same for the Flowater Faucet Filter.

      The TAPP Water Team

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