Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cupajoanna Only lasted 2 months!
We installed our Glacier Bay Ultimate filtration unit at the end of July. It's now the end of September and the flow rate has become insanely slow. We are only a 2 member household, and we have one of the best water sources in the world (NYC water), and yet these filters only lasted 2 months! This should have lasted us at least 6 months due to our water usage (I drink a lot of water, but it's only 120 ounces a day, and I'm away from home at least 10 days a month!), and my husband asked me to find replacement filters as it takes a really long time to fill up even a glass of water. I timed it, and it takes about 70 seconds to fill 12 ounces. Our old filtration unit (which was a countertop model and cost a fraction of this unit) took maybe 10 seconds to fill the same amount.
Now I'm wondering if we should throw out the $200 filtration system because $75 every 2 months seems ridiculous.
September 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Adob Effective but poor flow
This system was easy to install, yet needed about $16 in parts to make it fit a standard water line. Filter works great, water tastes good, but the flow is SLOW. Ordering my first set of replacement filters (which are quite pricey), so hope they work better. If not, I will look for a different model.
September 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYgurl Good but expensive
We love the water filter system. It fits nicely under our sink and makes the water taste one hundred percent better. But the filters are way over priced. Especially compared to other (brand name) makes. Having to spend $75 (w/Tax) on filters every six months is a high cost. In reality, it would actually be cheaper to get bottled water actually delivered to our house. Or we could purchase the bottled water system and get the bottles refilled. The downside to this is the space that the machine takes up in a footprint. It is why we chose to go with an under sink system to begin with.
Now if the filters lasted longer (say a YEAR), instead of only six months, then I'd be much more happy about the costs involved. I love that the system even has a blinking light to let us know when it's time to change the filters. However, in this case, I'm just not pleased with the price of the filters. Yes, they are and have made a noticeable difference in taste of our water, but is it worth it?
For now, we will continue to purchase the filters. But if you look at the numbers, and if broken down over the course of a year, it works out at $12.50 per MONTH for filtered water. It's a high amount for sure. They really should look into why their filters are so much higher in cost over other comparable filters.
July 19, 2016