I've been using PUR's faucet mount system for about a year, and have been fairly happy with it. Plus, I was going to cancel my Sparkletts home delivery because the costs were just getting too high. Had been looking at this for a while, and was about to bite at $99 when I saw on Costco this model is on sale. From what I gather, this model, the 200, is being replaced by the 300, which has a chrome front and an "upgraded compressor." I'd rather save the $40. What do you all think?
Intrestingly, right next to these coolers at Costco was a similar looking system selling for just under $180. It was a reverse osmosis water filtering system. Wasn't sure of the quality of the water (and didn't feel like investigating it, but should have I guess.) This seemed like an easier solution for me, otherwise that probably WOULD be the way to go. Thanks for the info.
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posted: Mar. 6, 2006 @ 1:12a
sychosteve said: [Q] Intrestingly, right next to these coolers at Costco was a similar looking system selling for just under $180. It was a reverse osmosis water filtering system. Wasn't sure of the quality of the water (and didn't feel like investigating it, but should have I guess.) This seemed like an easier solution for me, otherwise that probably WOULD be the way to go. Thanks for the info.
I've bought that system before. Watts Premier I believe. Installation is very easy.
Pretty good, only problem with it is the faucet is cheap and you either have to go buy a decent one from the hardware store (extra $30-$40 more) or regret it later when it breaks in about nine months and you have to go spend the money anyway.
posted: Mar. 6, 2006 @ 12:47p
sychosteve said: [Q]You would think so, but I didn't SEE the filters for this when I was at the store tonight. (It takes the same size as the Pitchers and Under Sink units.) I'll check again.
We have one, and the filters seem larger than the normal ones that Costco sells.
We have it for our small business, and it seems like we have to fill it every other day, but we were doing individual-size bottled water, so we are saving money.
Seems like the compressor kicks on and off frequently.
edited because I was asleep when I originally wrote the post.
posted: Mar. 12, 2006 @ 2:16a
I've tried so many products from PUR and Brita, none of them satified me. I used many type of pitcher, different type of filter, device hooked on spigot, counter top stand alone filter (with switch btw filtered and unfiltered water), ... All of them just wasted my money. I drank the water treated by those products, the funny taste was unbearable. I boiled the filted water, and I always found a lot of mineral composite in the tea pot.
Maybe I should blame the quality of California's water rather than those products. If you ever lived or been to Southern California, you can try to drink a cup of running water. The taste is horrible. In fact, the water is a bit white if it's held in a glass.
I bought the Watts Premier Osmsis water filteration systems from my local Costco for $120 + $9.30 Tax (7.75%) about 5 years ago. The system works great. I'm still using it today. The only draw back is the replacement is getting more expensive. When Costco still sold those replacement in store, I only spend $24 - 27 for a full year replacement. Yet, they stop carrying it 2 years ago. I've to ordered it online for $27 with expensive shipping for $11.
actually only water in california is bad. I did service aquariums before and in other states the water is just fine even without filters, suitable for keeping fish and to use as drinking water. In california we cannot even come close to drinking or to see flying elements and metals in our water the min it comes out of our faucets.
posted: Mar. 12, 2006 @ 2:41a
anyone know the model # of the filter used in this contraption?
posted: Apr. 4, 2006 @ 5:02p
I buy the large 10 packs of filters at BJ's, but I use the Brita pitcher filters. The Brita & PUR filters are interchangable.
(RE: Costco - our PUR-200 was damaged when we got it - store had no more - then had another shipped to us - replacement was the PUR-300. Works for me.(
posted: Apr. 5, 2006 @ 4:11a
UPDATE 04/04-Both PUR water coolers have been removed from Costco's website. I assume that means they have chosen not to carry them any longer.
posted: Apr. 19, 2006 @ 9:30a
sychosteve said: [Q]UPDATE 04/04-Both PUR water coolers have been removed from Costco's website. I assume that means they have chosen not to carry them any longer.
Both has been back again at Costco.com. Does anyone know the meaning of "upgraded compressor"? What has been fixed or upgraded in 300 from 200 model?
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