I live in the UK, we cant buy the filters here i have to find a company that will ship to me so added expense. very costly but when it works its great. Perfectly filters our very hard water with a rating in the high 200/300 usually.
However i have experienced the down side and am now unsure about spending out on 8 more filters that i need! The smell and the taste is gross. At first i thought it was my kettle and nearly replaced my expensive KitchenAid, thankfully realised in time it was the filter, the whole house stank!!
I will be sad not to be using this anymore but dont know of any alternative so effective, but the smell and taste that sometime ocurrs has really put me off :(
Reason of review: Inconsistency of it working.
Monetary Loss: $80.
I liked: Great alternative to bottled water, Included meter on containers, Quality of water during lifespan.
I didn't like: Bad taste of 10-day old filters not heavily used, Dead fish filter smell, I hate the lid, Sour taste after only 10 days.