BRITA Waterbar WD 3020 Water Filter Kit, Great buy for a small kitchen

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.

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    Great tasting filtered water. . Given it 3 stars because the cartridges are expensive but the product is very good.
    1. Great tasting filtered water. . Given it 3 stars because the cartridges are expensive but the product is very good.
      1. Great tap – but some handy tips and caveats. 3 stars rather than 5 because the instructions didn’t deal with everything (but see my hand hints below which deal with the issues), and also the design gives rise to some practical issues (overall though, i like the tap and filter, and can live with its design issues; and it’s way cheaper than grohe’s offering which i was looking to buy, especially as i don’t need carbonated water or extra cooled water (which is what the grohe filter offers), as the normal tap water temperature is fine for me) – see below. Does have a positive effect on the water – the filtered water is clearer, it tastes better (removes the chlorine smell and taste), and feels like you’re drinking bottled water. The wd 3020 design looks great. Water pressure from the main tap is very good, from the filtered tap it is much lower, but ok for pouring a glass at a time (it’s a run rate like you would find at a water fountain). It has a led light up on the tap handle to show when the filter needs to be changed. Installation is relatively easily (i’ve never changed a tap and managed to do it), but block out a whole half day on a weekend to do it – see handy hints below. The base of the tap is not very big for putting on the sink (it needed to be a few mm bigger i guess) – i found water seeping/leaking through underneath into the cabinet as a result – but see handy tips below. The led light in the tap handle has a battery which will need to be replaced from time to time – you need to check that you can turn that handle fully forward and pull the led unit out – on my sink, i will need to loosen the tap and rotate it, as i won’t have enough space to pull the unit out due to the backing of my sink behind the tap (you will see what i mean when you get the unit, ie you need free space equivalent to the height of the led unit to be able to pull the unit out). It’s not clear from the instructions how you pull the led unit out – see handy tip below.
  2. Great tap – but some handy tips and caveats. 3 stars rather than 5 because the instructions didn’t deal with everything (but see my hand hints below which deal with the issues), and also the design gives rise to some practical issues (overall though, i like the tap and filter, and can live with its design issues; and it’s way cheaper than grohe’s offering which i was looking to buy, especially as i don’t need carbonated water or extra cooled water (which is what the grohe filter offers), as the normal tap water temperature is fine for me) – see below. Does have a positive effect on the water – the filtered water is clearer, it tastes better (removes the chlorine smell and taste), and feels like you’re drinking bottled water. The wd 3020 design looks great. Water pressure from the main tap is very good, from the filtered tap it is much lower, but ok for pouring a glass at a time (it’s a run rate like you would find at a water fountain). It has a led light up on the tap handle to show when the filter needs to be changed. Installation is relatively easily (i’ve never changed a tap and managed to do it), but block out a whole half day on a weekend to do it – see handy hints below. The base of the tap is not very big for putting on the sink (it needed to be a few mm bigger i guess) – i found water seeping/leaking through underneath into the cabinet as a result – but see handy tips below. The led light in the tap handle has a battery which will need to be replaced from time to time – you need to check that you can turn that handle fully forward and pull the led unit out – on my sink, i will need to loosen the tap and rotate it, as i won’t have enough space to pull the unit out due to the backing of my sink behind the tap (you will see what i mean when you get the unit, ie you need free space equivalent to the height of the led unit to be able to pull the unit out). It’s not clear from the instructions how you pull the led unit out – see handy tip below.
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    Easy to install, water tastes better. High quality tap, transforms the look of the kitchen.
    1. Easy to install, water tastes better. High quality tap, transforms the look of the kitchen.
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    Great tap, bought it due to my american fridge (which dispensed filtered water) breaking and needed an easy way to dispense filtered water and didn’t want to replace the fridge. The tap is perfect, good quality tap and easy to fit, i was a little dubious given the comments regarding the european fittings, but i am fortunate enough to have a brother who is a plumber, even so and despite me relaying the customer feedback regarding fitting, it was quick and easy to fit, he said i could have easily done it myself as everything i needed came in the box. His advice to anyone fitting one themselves is the instructions say the connectors are to be hand tight, just make sure it’s as tight as you can get it by hand, and when in position, give them one last check before switching the water back on. I would definitely recommend this product, worth every penny.
    1. Great tap, bought it due to my american fridge (which dispensed filtered water) breaking and needed an easy way to dispense filtered water and didn’t want to replace the fridge. The tap is perfect, good quality tap and easy to fit, i was a little dubious given the comments regarding the european fittings, but i am fortunate enough to have a brother who is a plumber, even so and despite me relaying the customer feedback regarding fitting, it was quick and easy to fit, he said i could have easily done it myself as everything i needed came in the box. His advice to anyone fitting one themselves is the instructions say the connectors are to be hand tight, just make sure it’s as tight as you can get it by hand, and when in position, give them one last check before switching the water back on. I would definitely recommend this product, worth every penny.
      1. The methven deva works with the mono water filtration tap. The methven deva works with the mono water filtration tap. With twin objectives, it brings together hot, cold and purified drinking water available as one kitchen area mono mixing machine. It functions two independent outlets to ‘avoid cross contaminants’ of purified drinking water.
  5. The methven deva works with the mono water filtration tap. The methven deva works with the mono water filtration tap. With twin objectives, it brings together hot, cold and purified drinking water available as one kitchen area mono mixing machine. It functions two independent outlets to ‘avoid cross contaminants’ of purified drinking water.
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    The actual tap is ok but the fittings are non standard for uk it was a nightmare to install.
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    The actual tap is ok but the fittings are non standard for uk it was a nightmare to install.
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    Excellent product, the filter is great. Excellent product, the filter is great, much better than the small filters in brita jug- i bought the new kettle at the same time as the tap with filter and after 5 months there is no limescale in the kettle at all. Filter also lasts very long – we are using it for cooking, drinking and watering the plants for about 5 months, and the light is still green ( based on two people living in the house).
    1. Excellent product, the filter is great. Excellent product, the filter is great, much better than the small filters in brita jug- i bought the new kettle at the same time as the tap with filter and after 5 months there is no limescale in the kettle at all. Filter also lasts very long – we are using it for cooking, drinking and watering the plants for about 5 months, and the light is still green ( based on two people living in the house).
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    Would have been even better if brita water tap was towards right.
    1. I have had a couple of these filter taps units. First tap suffered from a failure of the plastic tube within the neck supplying the filtered water, but it was within the warranty period, and having been supplied directly from amazon, they provided a replacement without issue. Very happy with their service, to the extent i felt confident to order another for a relative. Basically a very good way of filtering excess hardness & chemicals from chlorinated tap water. Replacement filters can be found at good discounts from high street retailers from time to time if you keep your eyes open.
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    I have had a couple of these filter taps units. First tap suffered from a failure of the plastic tube within the neck supplying the filtered water, but it was within the warranty period, and having been supplied directly from amazon, they provided a replacement without issue. Very happy with their service, to the extent i felt confident to order another for a relative. Basically a very good way of filtering excess hardness & chemicals from chlorinated tap water. Replacement filters can be found at good discounts from high street retailers from time to time if you keep your eyes open.
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    Could immediately taste the difference, no more eau a la thames.
  12. This review is from : BRITA Waterbar WD 3020 Water Filter Kit with Cartridge Status Indicator Includes 1 Cartridge

    Could immediately taste the difference, no more eau a la thames.
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    Our tap water tastes like swimming pool water. Our tap water tastes like swimming pool water. Sometimes it’s as if someone’s snuck turps in to my glass of water (my wife promises she’d rather push me down the stairs than poison me). As i’m a plumber i usually buy £30 tap’s off ebay and change them after a couple of year when they’re knackered so am not used to spending this much. Quality feels like a £80-£100 tap. It was very very easy to fit and the fixing is very sturdy. Uk adaptors are supplied but a little more thought could have been put in to them as they aren’t great. Some ptfe tape helped matters. I’d rather have purchased a proper adaptor but i don’t mind botching my own stuff. The filtered water passed the taste challenge.
    1. Our tap water tastes like swimming pool water. Our tap water tastes like swimming pool water. Sometimes it’s as if someone’s snuck turps in to my glass of water (my wife promises she’d rather push me down the stairs than poison me). As i’m a plumber i usually buy £30 tap’s off ebay and change them after a couple of year when they’re knackered so am not used to spending this much. Quality feels like a £80-£100 tap. It was very very easy to fit and the fixing is very sturdy. Uk adaptors are supplied but a little more thought could have been put in to them as they aren’t great. Some ptfe tape helped matters. I’d rather have purchased a proper adaptor but i don’t mind botching my own stuff. The filtered water passed the taste challenge.
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    Great looking tap, nice to use, shame it has euro spec plumbing fittings which require adaptors from a plumbers merchants. Ok, a very good tap, so far. I have read mixed reviews in the past about them leaking, but mine is fine so far, but its only been installed just over a week. I do have one significant gripe though – i ordered this expecting it to be a fully uk compliant tap – it came from italy with european sized connections which meant that i had to spend a further £20 in a local plumbers merchants to get the parts necessary to connect from a euro spec to a uk spec. There is also a slight concern in that even my specialist plumbers merchants, when they looked at the tap, advised that they wouldn’t stock spares or replaccement parts if anything failed – this is very poor – whilst amazon can sell goods from international retailers, surely as an item for sale to the uk market the product should be spec’d for a uk consumers – particularly with plumbing items where sizes and connections vary between europe and the uk?.
  15. This review is from : BRITA Waterbar WD 3020 Water Filter Kit with Cartridge Status Indicator Includes 1 Cartridge

    Great looking tap, nice to use, shame it has euro spec plumbing fittings which require adaptors from a plumbers merchants. Ok, a very good tap, so far. I have read mixed reviews in the past about them leaking, but mine is fine so far, but its only been installed just over a week. I do have one significant gripe though – i ordered this expecting it to be a fully uk compliant tap – it came from italy with european sized connections which meant that i had to spend a further £20 in a local plumbers merchants to get the parts necessary to connect from a euro spec to a uk spec. There is also a slight concern in that even my specialist plumbers merchants, when they looked at the tap, advised that they wouldn’t stock spares or replaccement parts if anything failed – this is very poor – whilst amazon can sell goods from international retailers, surely as an item for sale to the uk market the product should be spec’d for a uk consumers – particularly with plumbing items where sizes and connections vary between europe and the uk?.

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