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PUR Faucet Water Filter (FM2500V) In-depth Review

Planning to upgrade your kitchen with the PUR Faucet Water Filter (FM2500V)? Check out our hands-on review in this article!

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
The grey, plastic PUR FM2500V faucet-mount filter mounted on a kitchen faucet dispensing clean water into a cup underneath.

Overall Verdict

If you're looking for an affordable and easy-to-use faucet-mount water filter, the PUR Plus FM2500V may be a good option for you.

It offers excellent chlorine filtering ability, is easy and convenient to use, and can be quickly installed and serviced. However, its low flow rate in filtering mode can be problematic if you’re looking for a filter that can offer a high-pressure stream of clean water on demand.

And while the design looks fairly aesthetically pleasing, the plastic housing may not be as durable as the pricier models with stainless steel housing.

Things We Like

  • Excellent chlorine filtering ability
  • Easy installation and servicing with "one-click" system
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • A filter change indicator

Things We Don’t Like

  • Low flow rate in filtering mode
  • Weak grip on faucet due to the one-click system
  • Flimsy routing valve’s handle
  • The plastic construction can be problematic for long-term durability

Thanks to its highly successful lines of water-filtering pitchers, PUR has been one of the top brands in the residential-grade water filtering industry for years. And if you’re looking for a faucet water filter to upgrade your kitchen, the company has options in its catalog for you, too.

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at one of the more popular options: the PUR Plus FM2500V. Though its performance wasn’t quite as good as we had hoped, it’s still a very compelling option compared to the other best water faucet filters on the market.

Key Specs

Filtering flow rate
0.44 GPM
Capacity
100 gals
Qualifications
NSF/ANSI Standard 42
Dimensions
L6.5 x W2.5 x H5.5 inches
Weight
1 pound
Warranty
2-year

Where to Buy Price at publication $21.81

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Analysis and Test Results

6.8 Performance

Before testing the FM2500V, we tested the PUR Plus PFM3500V, which uses the same filtering cartridge as this model. So, right out of the gate, we already expected their performance to be similar to one another.

And indeed, their results are fairly similar: the PUR Faucet Water Filter (FM2500V) has excellent chlorine filtering ability (it was able to take out all traces of the chemical in the chlorinated water we pumped through it.)

However, its flow rate in filtering mode wasn’t good. At 0.3 GPM, it failed our flow rate test with — at the moment — the lowest score of all models we’ve tested.

7.8 Design

The build quality of the PUR water filter faucet (FM2500V) is quite high. We found no noticeable design or manufacturing flaws in the unit we received.

However, we have reservations about the fully-plastic construction of the housing. It doesn’t bode well for the filter’s long-term durability (there is a pricier version made from stainless steel that you can check out, called PUR Plus FM4000B, which should be more durable and last longer.)

9.4 Usability

The PUR water filter faucet (FM2500V) — like most faucet-mount filters — is extremely to use once properly installed.

PUR gives this filter a special “one-click installation” system, simplifying installation greatly. However, compared to faucet-mount filters that use a more traditional swivel collar locking mechanism, the PUR FM2500V’s grip on the faucet is less secure.

As for ease of use, the only needs to learn the flipping motion of the routing valve’s handle, and that’s that. After 1-2 months, the replacement process is straightforward once the filter has run its course (the filter includes a filter change indicator at the front that can tell you exactly when you need to change it out.)

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