Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mastadruma WATER SO PURE, SO DELICIOUS, SO EASY!
Today I am giving my review for the Aquasana AQ-5200 under the sink water purification home system.
Out of the box, this complex system is laid out simply and with minimal pieces. The main filtration unit comes assembled with both filters already connected. There is a battery in the top to activate it. 2 pieces of plastic tubing, the above the sink faucet, and all the connection rings and fittings.
The instructions are simple. Aquasana did a great job on the install manual. You WILL NOT have a problem installing this in the 45 minute recommended install period. First, start by turning off your cold water. I love that they state the obvious. Believe me, not all instructions state the obvious and that leads to a lot of problems.
I will say that the only downside is that there is no mention of how to mount the faucet to your sink. The obvious choice is to remove your sink sprayer, but who wants to do that? The sprayer is so useful. I had to go to my local Home Depot and buy a 7/8" Milwaukee Bi-Metal Hole Saw and a Milwaukee 3/8" twist release arbor. This allowed me to properly drill out a faucet hole in my sink. (see pictures below).
I RECOMMEND LAYING DOWN MULTIPLE STRIPS OF BLUE PAINTERS TAPE BEFORE DRILLING! This will eliminate scratching your sink and it will also catch metal shards and make for an easy clean up.
Another small con is that the tubes that feed water into the system and that feed water out to the faucet just snugly feed into the filter. If these hoses get moved, they leak. It's as if the gravity gets disturbed, the water will leak. This is no bueno! I had to keep checking back to make sure that my cabinet wasn't filling with water.
Once the system was finally installed and all the fittings tightened, I ran the system for the recommended 10 minutes. Everything works great!
THE WATER TASTES GREAT! The faucet is beautiful and it compliments my sink and kitchen!
BUY THIS FILTER! Drink healthy water and feel good that you and your family and friends are getting pure water.
HAPPY 8 GLASSES A DAY!
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner AquasanaTwo Stage Under Counter Water Filtration System
Installation was very simple as described. Water taste much better than city supplied
February 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Allthingsvu Great Tasting Water
The 2 stage filtration system is simple to install. One person can set it up but 2 people would be ideal. Luckily we already had a dish washer air gap hole on our granite so no hole drilling was required. All was needed was 2 screws to hold the filtration system in place. Looks great on the granite. Very convenient for drinking water. However, the flow is slow. To fill up a pot would take over a few minutes. The brushed nickle finish is very nice.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joan So far so good.
I did not install this but had my handyman do it so I can only speak to the end use results. It looks very nice in the brushed nickel and yes the water comes out very slow. I can only say it's probably because it goes through two filter cartridges versus the one unit filtration system I used to have so maybe it's better filtration? I do not know. The water tastes ok but I am in Wisconsin where we have extremely hard water and it always tastes kind of funny to me compared to other parts of the country where I have lived.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janet Water filter under sink
Great alternative to bottled water. Convenient to use. Taste is great!
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobM Great Tasting Water!!!
Compact and easy to install. Works perfectly and provides clean and great tasting water.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BigRick Not Bad for the Price....
I purchased a reverse omisis system but only to find out it is to big and bulky to put under my sink. So i opted for this unit instead and took the other one back. Since i have water and ice on my fridge, i wanted this on my sink to use when i steam vegie or make pasta etc etc. It is perfect for that. Installation was easy compared to the rev om system. The filters are easy to change when the time comes. tHE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE ABOUT THIS SYSTEM IS THE BASE PART OF THE WATER OUTLET THAT IS AT THE BOTTOM WHERE IT MEETS THE SINK. i THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN WIDER AND MORE STURDY. Overall, i am very happy with this unit and look forward to using it for time to come...
September 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike47115 Needs better hardware
This filter system performs very well. We bought it for the brushed finish and the triple stage filtering. Good tasting water. My only criticism is in the mounting. The faucet constantly works itself loose. The plate covering the standard size sink hole is very thin, barely covering the entire hole. Its so thin it flexes when the faucet is handled eventually loosening the holding nut underneath. Should have provided an insert for the hole or sturdier mounting plates. The system itself is great, but aggravating.
February 9, 2015