Easy to fit, simple to use, just remember that the filtered water comes out behind the normal outlet – took a little getting used to – user problem thoughfilters on the expensive side so look out for specials on amazon – 3 packs best value so far.
You were trained to use this water filter from childhood. The brita 3020 dolce water filter tap replaced the ikea installed mixer tap in my kitchen. Straight up the design of this tap is far superior with the water flowing down rather than at an angle there is far less splash. If your worktop is made from a difficult to work with material (e. Stone) you might have difficulty installing the tap if the existing down pipe hole doesn’t fit/ match. Brita have diagrams on their website with measurements if you need to check. You also need some room on top for mixer tap as it pulls away as well as swings and you need some room for it; my tap just fit without hitting the splash back guard. Besides some space for the tap you also need some room under your sync to fit a fairly large filter – it can be mounted horizontally or vertically if you have a shelf. The last component is a countdown clock; something brita ought to make part of their website or a phone app then reminds you to biu a filter rather than a single function clock they ship with each tap. Before installation i looked at my pipes and decided based on all the plastic pipes i decided to use the installation service rather than risk and accidental break. Oraganising the installation was very easy being a matter of a phone call. I was given a 4 hour window; luckily for me the plumber came (on a saturday) right at the start of the window at 8am. They swapped out the existing tap in about 45 minutes; tidying up after himself and was gone in under an hour. The elephant in the room is the filter cartridges don’t last forever and are quite expensive.
BRITA Waterbar WD 3020 Water Filter Kit with Cartridge Status Indicator Includes 1 Cartridge
- Turn tap water into fresh BRITA filtered water on demand.
- 3-Way dispensing of hot, cold and fresh BRITA filtered water.
- Includes 1x BRITA P1000 water filter cartridge
- Uses BRITA P1000 filter cartridge, which reduces limescale, chlorine and impurities for great tasting water.
- Each P1000 filter cartridge lasts approximately 3 months – that’s 4 a year.
- The P1000 can be fitted horizontally or vertically and can be exchanged tool free in minutes.
- Each cartridge is recyclable
- Feel assured with BRITA’s 30 day money back guarantee and replacement parts service.
To start with, if you don’t do your own plumbing, this comes supplied with a free fitting offer available if purchased before 31/1/14. It has a tester to see if your water is hard or very hard as there are 2 settings on the tap filter to cope with your water type. If washing up etc with hot and cold, you do not use the filter. But when making a cold drink, or filling the kettle you operate the brita branded lever for filtered water. (we have used a brita jug for drinks and the kettle for donkey’s years and wouldn’t be without it. We live in dorset which is a chalk area. For the first 3 weeks of a new jug filter the water is clear and you get no scale or milkyness in your kettle. For the last week, you notice scale appear until you change the cartridge).
I got this filter aswell as another and im very pleased with them. The £30 filters are well worth it when considering just how much i spend on bottled water, and also the fact that since its easily acessible on the sink tap, everyone in the family actually does use it, unlike the water bottles which the kids through sheer laziness often dont bother to pour a glass from. Aswell as that the taps do feel strong, im not so sure they should be such a shiny chrome which would get dull after all that water splashes on it, it should be less shiny so that this doesnt happen as much. So far the taps are running great, my only concern is that they wont last very long, my house seems to be cursed with taps dripping even when we dont over tighten them in my home, and considering the mechanism in this is more complicated im not hoping for much. The taps met what i was expecting and im pleased, although it doesnt do anything to amaze me so its a solid 4 stars.
For the same price as a decent quality tap you can buy this with the brita filter. It was easy and quick to get the engineer to install it. Would definitely recommend this.
BRITA Waterbar WD 3020 Water Filter Kit with Cartridge Status Indicator Includes 1 Cartridge : This tap comes with the offer of free installation included in the price but i chose to install it myself. All the parts required are included and it was a very straightforward plumbing job,well within the capabilities of the average handyperson. The tap itself seems to be well manufactured and the filtered water is excellent. A cartridge is supposed to last about 90 days and are currently £43. 75 each from amazon although a bit of research may find them cheaper elsewhere. I will try to edit this review when it’s time to change the cartridge and provide details of how long 1 cartridge does last.