Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Holland Great Product
Easy to install. I have had a counter mounted filtration system for 15 odd years. It needed to be replaced and this unit fit all my filtration requirements. Easy to install and hook up. Future filter cost (which will be much less expensive) was also a deciding factor. Very satisfied.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by snowak Buyer Beware!
I paid to have product installed only to find out the product was defective. GE will not reimburse for the installation as per page 4 of their warranty. Lesson learned: don't buy GE products!
March 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FS77 Good, but not great.
I bought this filter to replace a faucet-mount type that I have never really had success with - either they leak or they simply fall off when bumped. That got annoying very quickly, and the lost space under the faucet didn't help. I did not want (or didn't have room for) a filtration unit with a separate faucet, so I decided on one of the full-flow units. I picked this one because I figured the filters would be readily available at Home Depot (they are).
The unit itself is solid and the filtered water is as good as or better than my "top of the line" Pur faucet-mount. My only complaint with this unit is the installation. On the unit itself, there are 3/8" OD push-to-connect fittings. It comes with 6' of the appropriate PEX tubing. GE includes a 1/2" FIP to 3/8" OD push-to-connect fitting along with the unit, which is brilliant because all you have to do is thread the fitting onto your existing faucet stem and push the tubing in (I love Sharkbite-type fittings and all of their variants).
Great. That's half the installation right there. What GE instructs you to do for the other half is create a compression joint with the tubing, which is difficult to do leak-free. Ideally, you would use one of the pre-cut ends on the tubing (not your own cut, which almost certainly won't be straight). I did this, and it still leaked. Something about a plastic tubing insert, a plastic ferrule, and PEX tubing just didn't work. The joint never seemed tight and leaked when under pressure.
Fortunately, I had planned ahead and picked up another fitting (Watts PL-3027) for this purpose. It is 1/2" MIP to 3/8" OD push-to-connect, so what I ended up doing was using my existing braided line to connect to the fitting (thus allowing the use of the rubber cone washer inside the supply line) and then the rest of the install was just push-to-connect from that fitting to the filter housing. Everything worked fine after that. It's a longer hose run and it creates an additional joint, but I have a lot more faith in these joints than I do in a homemade PEX compression joint. There's also the added benefit that should I need to change the connection, I can easily reconnect with my existing supply line.
All in all, I'd recommend it because for the price and the filter capacity (2,000 gallons versus 100 for a filter mount) you can't go wrong. It takes up very little space under the sink so that shouldn't be an issue. The only issue is as stated above - get a fitting (make sure you get the right one!) so you can use your existing braided line and avoid making your own compression joint.
December 31, 2010
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SAChndlr Good for removing chlorine odor and bad taste but not for removing TDS
I had this installed under my kitchen sink about a week back. It does a good job of removing chlorine odor and bad taste. However when I tested the water with a TDS meter it gave a 540+ ppm. TDS stands for Total dissolvable solids and according to federal regulations drinkable water should have less than 500 ppm. So this filter is not good at removing TDS.
August 4, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cruyf Couple issues
The ease of set up and taste of the water was great. The water does come out a bit cloudy, but it clears up in seconds. I did find that the device leaks if the filter gets to the end of the life. You need to start checking about a month before its normal life cycle.
July 20, 2009
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EricW So far so good, but cuts water pressure
I used to have a Pur faucet filter, but I replaced my sink and faucet with a single hole sink and pull out faucet and could no longer use that filter. I'm on city water and use a good deal of water for drinking and cooking. While I haven't gotten sick from the unfiltered water, it always tasted "chloriney". I searched around for a solution, found this one, read some reviews and thought this was a good solution for my needs- no need to put in an additional tap, nor use the pesky faucet mounted filter. And it didn't cost too much compared to some of the systems out there.
Having worked on fuel, nitrous and air lines for automotive applications, the installation was a walk in the park. I used the advice of one of the previous posters and used the adapter ($2 part, also from HD). Instead of using a razor to cut the tubing, I used some coax cable cutters- designed not to flatten down the cable/tubing. I put it in in less than 10 minutes. Had a leak at first but that was my fault of not fully tightening a connector- real easy to correct.
So far so good, it definitely removes the chlorine taste out of the water. My biggest (minor) complaint is it cuts down the water pressure from the cold tap. Being on city water, I have pretty good PSI to begin with. But thinking about it, anything requiring "higher pressure" is usually done with the hot tap (e.g., washing dishes and hands) which is not reduced i pressure. Other stuff like trying to run pasta or fruit/veggies under water takes a little getting used to but is still pretty effective. I wish Consumer Reports reviewed this model, they test for flow rate and filtering effectiveness to see how it stacks up against more expensive units.
We'll see how long the filter lasts. It has a indicator for 6 month change, but I'd rather see a flashing light such as the one on the Pur faucet filter this unit was replacing. Living alone, I bet I use much less cold water than say a family of 4. At $30 a filter, I don't want to prematurely replace it. Guess I'll have to judge by how much the chlorine taste comes back lol.
January 26, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sg99 Excellent unit
I've had it a year and half now, and just installed my third filter cartridge. This system is excellent, providing filtered cold water for the kitchen faucet as well as the refrigerator icemaker. Unlike other under-sink filters that require a separate small spigot and only s-l-o-w-l-y fill a drinking glass, this system flows enough water to fill an entire coffeepot in reasonable time. Installation was easy, although I did have to go around the corner to the hardware store for a couple of fittings and valves to put it in just the way I wanted in our old house. For a more typical kitchen with all modern faucets and plumbing, it should be a breeze. Definitely recommend!
August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fixerman Ge Water Filter
I researched the internet and read lots of reviews before I decited to pick the filter. Needless to say I was a little leary about the push in lines. After figuring where to locate the filter , I marked the holes and mounted the top unit. I removed the cold line to sink and installed the line in the kit. Don't laugh, a plummer hooked a shutoff valve for the dishwasher on the cold water side (dishwashers are only connected to hot water) the only thing you have to worry about is cutting the tubing straight. I used a heavy duty razor knife. Push the lines in as far as thety will go. once the lines were installed I installed the filter and every thing was good. We live in Florida and are on public water and the water has a odor and taste. Not any more the water is good as in northern mountains . I would highly recommend this unit.
February 6, 2011