Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ZeroWater - #leadfreewater Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

I'll raise my hand up, I'm guilty of purchasing bottled water and not drinking it out of the tap at home. That's because water from the tap has a metallic taste to it. And, while at camp, I can guarantee that water isn't safe to drink. I try my best to recycle plastic water bottles but it still gets expensive buying it all the time.

Using an exclusive 5-stage Ion Exchange Filter to provide water that is 000 -- free of ANY contaminants -- ZeroWater has given me a solution to purifying my tap water and reducing the purchase of bottled water.

Enjoy pure-tasting water with the latest filter pitcher technology in just minutes. The ZeroWater filtration system combines sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, delivering you great tasting water. This 8-cup pitcher comes with one Ion Exchange filter, a laboratory-grade water testing meter and a guarantee to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water.

ZeroWater’s primary layer of filtration, activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy, removes the chlorine taste you are accustom to with tap water. The Ion Exchange stage removes virtually all dissolved solids that may be left over from public water systems or even leached into your water from piping such as Aluminum, Lead, Zinc, Nitrate and more. Another three stages are included to ensure your water receives the appropriate amount of treatment time to deliver a “000ppm” reading on your laboratory-grade Total Dissolved Solids meter.

Zerowater Pitcher Features:

•10-cup reservoir

•One-hand Pull & Pour-button spout to fill any bottle or cup

•Underneath water filter assembly to ensure water passes through filter and not around filter

•Convenient space-saving design

•Built-in TDS Meter holder

Zerowater 5-Stage Dual Ion-Exchange Filter Features:

•Patented 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system

•Removes virtually all dissolved solids in your water

•The only water filter in its class that meets FDA definition for TDS in purified bottled water.

Before using the ZeroWater Pitcher, there are a few prep and assemply steps. The first is to remove the lid and water reservoir from top of pitcher and remove filter from packaging. The pitcher, lid and reservoir then need to be hand washed and rinsed thoroughly with water. This is important to do because soap residue and leftover water may affect TDS meter readings. After you've twisted the filter into bottom of reservoir and filled it with cold tap water, you have to wait for all the water to pass through the filter before filling again. Once the reservior has been emptied, you can pour the filtered water into a cup or glass. By using the TDS meter, you can ensure a 000 reading. At the point in time when the TDS meter measures 006, it's important to change your filter.

Me and Jason tested the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of our tap water before using the ZeroWater Pitcher and was kind of scared to see the results were 144. Although it's not an absolutely horrible reading, it's still more than I'd like it to be. Most water in the USA falls into the 051-200 grouping, and that's where our number stands. Oh, and just for kicks and grins, we also tested the TDS level of a brand name bottled water. The reading was at 16.

After pouring water into the ZeroWater Pitcher and allowing it to filter, we tested the TDS level again. The proof was right in front of our eyes; The reading was 000! That's certainly an improvement in water quality!

To say that we are impressed with the ZeroWater Pitcher is an understatement. The TDS meter clearly proves that our water is now free of impurities. I can confidently drink my tap water from the ZeroWater Pitcher and know that the only thing I'm drinking is H2O. The pitcher itself is slim in design and has a pretty blue color to it. The spout on the end makes it easy to dispense water right from the fridge, and without making messes. The top of the lid has a built-in TDS meter holder so I can safely place the meter there without fear of losing it. The only downside we encountered is that it takes some time for the tap water to filter through. It's a slow process and the reservoir can only hold so much water, so we have to be a little patient when filling the pitcher with water and waiting for it to filter through. After seeing the results of what the ZeroWater Pitcher can do, I can live with that downside.


Michele P. said...

I hate our tap water as well, and buy lots of bottled water. I will have to check out this pitcher as it looks nice and based on your review filters the water well, I will be heading to Guatemala soon and need a pitcher for my mother in law, and this one looks like it might benefit her as well.

Suburban prep said...

have one of these--LOVE LOVE

Sue Hull said...

I used to have one of these.I couldnt afford the filters.I use it for tea now.Id like to have another one though.

Unknown said...

I would like to have one of these units. I like the meter at the top, givves assurance the water is safe.

Janet W. said...

I'd love to try this and see if I can tell a difference in the taste.