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PUR Plus 30 Cup Dispenser In-depth Review

This filter dispenser looks like a mini fish tank, but it has well-made components and a strong filter.

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
The PUR Plus 30 cup water dispenser next to a glass of water

Overall Verdict

The PUR Plus 30 cup water filter dispenser features a well-built and effective filter. Its slow flow may be frustrating to some, but if you refill it in time, the spacious reservoir ensures you will have clean water when you need it. Though there are no whistles and bells, its function-oriented design makes the dispenser easy to work with. Assembling, refilling, dispensing, cleaning, and filter replacement each takes less than a few minutes.

Having a large capacity, the PUR Plus 30-cup filter dispenser is a good choice for households of more than two people.

Things We Like

  • Strong build, durable material
  • Effective against chlorine
  • Straightforward filter life indicator
  • Handy spigot

Things We Don’t Like

  • Slow flow rate
  • Basic, unattractive design

Is PUR water pure? We had a great impression with the brand after testing its faucet-mount filter, the FM2500V, which was easy to install and worked great against chlorine, though at an unimpressive flow rate. The unit landed a spot in our Top Faucet Filters compilation and gave us good reasons to have hope for this filter pitcher dispenser.

It turned out that the two have more similarities than differences, even down to their drawbacks. Unfortunately, this one didn’t qualify for our Top Water Filter Pitchers nomination.

Key Specs

Capacity
30 C
Filter life
40 gal
Target contaminants
Chlorine, lead, cadmium, mercury, benzene, asbestos
Certifications
NSF 53
Product dimensions
L 15.4 in. x W 5.5 in. x H 10.2 in.

Where to Buy Price at publication $35.34

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Compared to Other Water Filter Pitchers

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Analysis and Test Results

5.6 Performance

The PUR filter had no problem tackling the high concentration of chlorine in our test water. It produced clear, crisp water; unfortunately, it did so at a speed inappreciable by someone in a hurry. You can rely on this filter dispenser to turn your stale tap water into something more drinkable as long as you remember to refill it immediately after emptying it.

8.7 Design

There’s not much to write home about the design of the PUR 30-cup dispenser—it looked low key and function-oriented, the only flashy part being the indicator lights. We could tell, however, that it was built with good materials and great fit and finish. Even its filter piece felt more solid and durable than most.

8.4 Usability

Its straight-forward design means the PUR Plus 30-cup filter dispenser is user-friendly. It takes mere minutes to put it together or take it apart, and cleaning is pretty much a breeze. While it would be more convenient if we didn't have to remove the entire lid for refilling, there are few other drawbacks to mention about the usability of this dispenser.

Behind the review

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Anh Ngo is a writer with 9 years experience at different media outlets, covering from public news and events to product testing and analysis. At HealthyKitchen101, she works across different departments, communicating closely with its network of writers, editors, and health, tech, and search engine experts to provide a meaningful and pleasant reading experience for visitors.

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