Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by thirstyforgoodwater Great tasting water... for 1 week
I bought the 23 cup dispenser. I was so impressed by the great taste and zero meter reading on the first day I bought it. I told my friends and family about this great product. But I also told them to hold off on purchasing their own until I've had an opportunity to test it for a month. I had read many reviews about how often the filter needed to be replaced. Majority said it started getting the sour taste around the 3rd week and the smell will start on the 4th week. I was willing to replace the filter every month. I had found a great deal for an 8 pack online which averages about $12 per filter. I could afford that.
Today is my 10th day and the water started tasting sour. I love the taste of water with a wedge of lemon in it, but it makes me queasy to know this sour taste is coming from the filter that is harboring all the impurities for the last 10 days.
My tap water measures about 450. On the first day I got the Zerowater, my reading was Zero. On the 10th day, it is now 35. The instruction says to replace the filter when it's over 6. I didn't check everyday so I don't know when it tipped over 6. That means I would have to replace it every few days!
I also experienced the issue with the very slow filtering and the need to "burp" it. Slow meaning I filled the top reservoir with water before going to bed and 8 hours later it hadn't fully filtered down all the water. I didn't have to disassemble the filter. There are two round holes at the top of the filter. I was able to put my chopstick tip into the holes and gently push down on the filter and it "burped" the air out.
I was so hoping this product would last one month, but unfortunately it only lasted 10 days. I can't afford to replace the $12 filter every few days. I'll need to start up my search again.
August 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Great system & convenient to use, but not cost effective to use veres buying a gallon of bottle water in my area.
Do the math on the cost of the filter replacement before buying.
A single filter is rated for 16 gallons, 2-pk filter $29. 97. = about .94 cents a gallon.
Then add the cost of the filtration system. In my area, Buying a gallon of water from store is cheaper then using this system. It is a good system, It's easy & convenient to use & does take the chlorine taste & odor out of my faucet water but the replacement filters would need to come down in cost before its cost effective to use in my area. For that reason, I would not recommend it to those like myself looking to save money verse buying a gallon of bottle water.
But I would highly recommend it to those looking for the convenient of not buying & bringing bottle water home. For that reason, It's well worth buying & using.
March 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 23 cup Zero water dispenser
The water where we live has a 400+ particulate count - the zero water makes a huge difference. However, that being said, we needed to change the filter after 2 weeks - the filters are not cheap. I am sure they would last in an area whose water is not so bad.
May 1, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AznasWarrior TASTY WATER
Finally I can drink water from home instead of purchasing cases of water with harmful chemicals in the plastic bottles.. Sometimes I can go thru a few cases of water in a couple of weeks.. So in a months time i spend as much as this zero water pitcher. I have had mine for 2 months now and still have not had to change the filter.. My water reading previously was 156 and the instructions on the zero water system has to change the filter when it reaches a 6. This is a very good product.
April 28, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MamaThree Superb at first but then...
At first I was absolutely amazed at this product and how good the water turned out! After 12 days of using this product, it failed! I measured the water at night, and the reading was zero. Then the next day I filled the pitcher and did a reading, it was at four, but still under the 6 level, but here's the catch. The water was absolutely the most horrible tasting water, super sour- rotten tasting. I called the company and they are sending me a new filter, but upon going back and reading more reviews I am noticing that more and more people are having this same problem! Works great for a week or so and then the filters give out. My water is well under the median, and I should get at least 40 gallons, but mine did not even come close. I would say I got maybe 10 gallons before it turned sour. I also followed the directions to a T.
I'm curious to see how the replacement filter holds up, but if 10 gallons is the max it is simply not worth it!
October 4, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bear Filter problem & meter curiosity
We bought 2 of these. Everything was fine until soon after changing out the filter - suddenly water stopped passing thru filter when pitcher was more than 1/4 full. Tried another replacement filter - bad from the get go. Put the old filter (which had dried out on a shelf during this time) back on & it still worked perfectly & where it had been reading 30+ now read 0 for a bit. On the bad filters, ZeroWater said to poke a hole in the bottom & in all the screen places on the top as air sometimes gets trapped in the filter. Told them about the old filter still working AFTER it dried out. They had no answer - offered to send us new filters. Curious thing with the meters. They read somewhat different on the same sample of water, and after reinstalling our old filter which had been reading 30+, the sample water (half thru this filter/half thru new bad filter) read 1. How could this be? Why do the 2 meters read different on the same sample of water? ZeroWater didn't answer these questions.
March 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by minuet1 don't buy
Worked for okay for a week. Though, never able to get it lower than 009 from over 400. Then, the water started tasting like vinegar, despite emptying the whole thing and refilling.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wanderer Great water,
We've used the larger tank on a standup cooler for years. The cooler finally died and we did not want to go to the expense of replacing it at this time. This is the best compromise for our needs. The only "defect" that we have found is that there occasionally can be drip from the spout after the button has been released. Suggust you keep your glass under the spout til you're sure the water has stopped.
March 27, 2013