Comparison of Faucet Mounted Water Filters

When you are buying a faucet mounted water filter, there are a few important aspects that you need to understand.

Faucet mounted filters are not water purifiers. They just filter water. For example, the advanced filtration techniques such as reverse osmosis, ion exchange etc., are not used in faucet mounted water filters. Once you are clear about this difference your buying decision will be easy.

So what does this mean to everyday folks? This means that, if your water is microbiologically unsafe then any amount of filtration using a faucet mounted filter will not help you.

Typically your faucet filter will contain a mesh filter followed by filtration by carbon block and zeolite. The carbon blocks have millions of micro pores which act as the filtration mechanism.

They can effectively remove chemicals such as chlorine and sulfur.

There are also several advantages in using a faucet mounted filter.

  • They are very easy to install by any average user. Due to this they are very popular with renters and apartment dwellers.
  • Most faucet mounted filters provide a bypassing mechanism to choose between filtered and unfiltered water enabling to use the filter only when drinking water is required. This will help you extend the life of your filter.
  • Finally these filters are the least expensive among other types of in-line filters.

The table below will help you to find the right Faucet Mounted Water Filter for your family. You can sort the filters based on price, color, filter life, customer rating etc.

Faucet Mounted
Filter Media
Filter Life
Filter Change Indicator
Color
Customer Rating
Price
Culligan FM-15A Level 3 Faucet Filter
GAC200 gallonsNoWhite3.9/5.0$016.55
DuPont WFFM350XW Electric Metered 200-Gallon Deluxe Faucet Mount Premium Water Filtration Filter
---200 gallonsYesWhite4.3/5.0$021.99
PUR MineralClear Faucet Refill RF-9999 6 Pack
MineralClear technology100 gallonsNoWhite4.4/5.0$053.75
DuPont WFFM350XCH Electric Metered 200-Gallon Deluxe Faucet Mount Premium Water Filtration Filter Chrome
Advanced Four Phase Protection and Filtration200 GallonsYesBrushed Nickel3.8/5.0$028.98
PUR Black-Chrome Advanced Vertical Faucet Mount
Filters over Mineral Core for crisp100 gallonsYesblack and chrome3.7/5.0$029.25
PUR 3-Stage Vertical Faucet Mount in Chrome FM-3700B plus 4 Replacement Filters BONUS PACK
3-Stage Vertical Faucet Mount100 gallonsYesChrome3.5/5.0$045.99
DuPont WFFM350XBN Electric Metered 200-Gallon Deluxe Faucet Mount Premium Water Filtration Filter Brushed Nickel
Advanced Four Phase Protection and Filtration200 GallonsYesBrushed Nickel4.1/5.0$030.38
PUR Advanced Faucet Water Filter Chrome FM-3700B
MineralClear filters100 gallonsYesChrome2.8/5.0$029.27
Brita On Tap Faucet Water Filter System
Carbon filter400 gallonsYesWhite2.8/5.0$024.81
DuPont WFFM300XCH Premier Faucet Mount Horizontal 100-Gallon Capacity Water Filter
Four Phase Protection and Filtration Systems100 gallonsNoChrome4.1/5.0$022.19
Instapure F-2C Teledyne Water Pik Faucet Water Filter Chrome by Instapure
------NoChrome4.0/5.0$016.28
PUR Water Filtration System 1 Faucet mount and 4 Filters Pack
---100 gallonsNoChrome3.4/5.0$027.85
PUR 3-Stage Horizontal Faucet Mount Chrome FM-9400B
Carbon filter100 gallonsYesChrome3.1/5.0$027.99
Brita On Tap Faucet Water Filter System Chrome
Carbon filter750 x 16 ozYesChrome2.4/5.0$023.99
Brita Basic On Tap Faucet Water Filter System
Carbon filter750 x 16 ozNoWhite2.0/5.0$015.99
PUR Black Basic Vertical Faucet Mount by PUR
Carbon filter100 gallonsYesBlack3.8/5.0$022.74