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A countertop tap water filter is one of the most popular and most effective water filter systems for clean drinking water.
Countertop water filters can remove many harmful contaminants in water, depending on the filtration methods used. The most effective countertop filters utilize more than one filtration method.
The filters I recommend employ selective filtration, meaning they remove water contaminants without filtering out the naturally occurring minerals in water that are beneficial to the body.
Even though there are many good brands to choose from, the following are my top 4 picks for tap water filters.
Each offers varying degrees of filtration of unhealthy contaminants in water while leaving essential minerals in the water for optimal health benefits.
Aquasana and Crystal Quest offer high-quality countertop systems ranging in price from about $80 to $400.
AlkaViva countertop systems are water filtration systems that use electrolysis to ionize and alkalize drinking water, offering the additional health benefits of molecular hydrogen. The technology of these systems also bring a higher price point, ranging from about $1,500 to $4,000.
Aquasana Countertop Water Filter
Aquasana offers one countertop model, the AQ-4000, which is the top rated water filter system in America. It is also rated best buy for performance and value by Consumer Digest for several years and winner of Health Magazine’s “healthiest product” award for 2010. This water filter is a great value for the price!
Crystal Quest Countertop Water Filters
Crystal Quest offers several countertop multi-stage water filters to choose from, including specialty water filters for specific contaminants in your tap water. Good customer service and 30+ years of manufacturing expertise. Also a great value for the price.
AlkaViva Countertop UltraWater® Ionizers
AlkaViva offers exceptional multi-stage countertop water filters that also ionize the water. The additional benefits of high-quality water ionization include the properties of micro-clustering (which provides superior cellular hydration), alkalinity, and anti-oxidant potency. Proven technology, performance and durability from one of the world’s leading ionizer manufacturers.
Further reading . . .
If you are just getting started with home water filtration, you might want to check out Tap Water Filters -- A Simple 3-Step Selection Process to find out what’s in your tap water, the most popular water purification methods and water filter types.
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