The nice thing about this product is that it comes in multiple prices depending on the finish you want. Chrome and stainless steel will run you close to $40, and the less expensive black plastic finish will cost $20. We recommend the metal models as they will provide more longevity, plastic products seem to have more issues with leaks.
Either way, PUR stands behind its products with a fabulous 2-year warranty.
The PUR FM-3700 is certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) to NSF 42 and 53 to reduce over 70 contaminants. It reduces over 99% of lead and other harmful contaminants and over 97% of chlorine.
It filters through a mixture of carbon and ion-exchange filtration. For exact contaminant removal, see the PUR FM-3700 performance data sheet, here are some of the main contaminants and percent removed:
- Lead: >99.7%
- Chlorine: 96%
- Asbestos: >99%
- Emerging compounds: >94.8%
- VOCs: 99.3%
The filters on the FM-3700 will last for three months or 100 gallons, whichever comes first.
To know when it’s time to change your filter, a modern LED indicator displays the filter status and will let users know when it’s time to swap out filters.
At just under $50, this product is worth every penny for it’s filtering capabilities. Filter replacements will cost $15, making it affordable.
If you change the filters every three months, you’re looking at a cost of $60 to run your system per year. With a total five year cost including system purchase of approx. $315. The average price of a bottle of water is $1.45, so if you consumed a bottle of water every day for 5 years, it would cost you $2,646.25. Tap water costs 0.004 per gallon, which is 1/300th the cost of bottled water.
A nice additional feature is that this model has a 360-degree swivel making it great for all your dishwashing needs – look out big pots and pans!
Installing this filter is a breeze with one-click twist and lock installation, so you should have your new filtration system up and running in a matter of minutes. It also has a bypass valve for any moments you don’t want to filter any water and have a stronger flow.