Water filters that are attached to the water line are usually the go-to choice for most families, but there are circumstances when the installation of one is simply not worth it. For example, if you’re moving between rented houses or if you’re living in a dormitory, installing a filtration system could be too much trouble.
For such scenarios, a portable filter will be the perfect solution. We checked out one of the latest editions of these filters— the Propur big countertop gravity filter, and here’s what we have to say about it.
Propur Water Filter Review: All You Need to Know
This Propur filter has a basic exterior with a smooth cylindrical structure. It measures 22.5 inches in height and 9.25 inches in diameter, which is enough to store 2.75 gallons of water. It is perfect for two to four people, but you can use it for more.
The whole thing is 304 stainless-steel-based, so you won’t be facing rust or durability issues. The chromium steel also adds excellent scratch resistance, but it’s prone to dent, so try not to drop it.
Back to the structure, the filter has two different sections: the filling section and the filtered water section. The upper part has two openings, to which the filter elements connect. Once you’ve fixed the filter elements or “candles”, simply place the first one upon the second, then fill the upper section with water, and it will start to filter it.
The upper part has a fine fitting lid with a high grip knob to allow for easy filling and cleaning of the filter.
The filtration method of this Propur is not very complicated. It uses a dual filter element to separate the impurities like fluoride, pesticides, herbicides, chloramines, bacteria, pharmaceuticals, and much more.
Each of the two filter elements has two different purifying layers. The first layer is of porous ceramic, which can filter out sediments and impurities of larger sizes.
The inner layer of the filter element is a proprietary formula of GAC or Granulated Activated Carbon. This layer can remove more than 220 different types of contaminants, including lead, fluoride, microplastics, among others.
After filtration, the water drops through the opening on the bottom of the filter element. Usually, it comes out drop by drop, so you might have to wait for some time before the bottom compartment fills up. It’s best to fill it at night so you have enough clean water for drinking and cooking during the day.
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Ease of Using
Fitting or using the filter is very easy. All you need to do is unpack all the parts and install them. There will be two semi-closed cylinders. One of them has two holes in the floor, and the other has one on the wall.
The dual-holed piece is the upper deck, and the two filter elements will go inside it. Simply pass the threaded plastic part through the hole and then screw it.
The next thing is to fix the tap on the lower part, and it’s all set. Just place the upper deck on the lower, fill it with water and cover it. Give it some time, then you can start pouring water.