2. ZeroWater 23 Cup Water Dispenser and Filtration System
By utilizing a 5-stage filtration system, you can expect pure and great tasting water from this ZeroWater 23 cup water dispenser. So pure in fact that you receive a “000” reading on the included TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) water testing meter. This is something that couldn’t be said about the conventional two-stage carbon filters you normally see in water filter pitchers.
This 5-stage ion exchange system works so well in fact that the Water Quality Association recognized ZeroWater’s dual ion exchange filtration pitchers and dispensers and the first and only to receive the NSF International’s certification. They received this reward for being able to reduce and remove copper, iron, zinc, lead, aluminum, mercury, chlorine, Hexavalent Chromium and hydrogen sulfide in tap water. By combining their activated carbon and dual ion exchange technologies, their filtration system can also virtually eliminate all dissolved solids in tap water which makes it the only model to meet the requirement from the FDA for TDS in purified bottled water.
Besides just providing pure and great tasting water, the ZeroWater 23 cup water dispenser and filtration system is also extremely easy-to-use and refill as well. By simply lifting up the flip-up lid you can pour water over the top without ever even taking it out of the fridge. All you have to do then is press the push-button spout, and you can easily get fresh water. Connected to the spout is laboratory grade TDS water testing meter. I find this feature extremely useful but be warned it does require two 1.5-volt button cell batteries to operate; luckily these do come included. By using this TDS meter, you can be positive that there are no dissolved solids in your water which can negatively affect the taste. Once the number goes up from “000”, you will know it’s time to change the filter.
While most large pitchers take up a lot of space in the fridge, there will be no worry when it comes to this model. By having a sleek and compact design, it takes up a lot less room than you think. The only complaint I have is if you live in an area where your water has a high TDS you will need to replace filters frequently which can get a little expensive. To find out what the TDS reading is of the water in your area you have to visit their website. If you do happen to live in an area with a TDS of over 300 you can expect a short lifespan for your filter.