Product Review: PUR 2 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount

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In May of 2019, I moved into a new apartment in the city. Previously I had been staying out in the country where the tap water was deliciously benign and a water filter was not need or used. I decided to get a water filtration system, but in the chaos of moving in, with an 11 month old none the less, I was too distracted to look into what brands were supposed to be good and what models had got the best reviews. Instead, I scanned the shelves for something that was in my budget and something that was in stock, thus I bought the Glacier Bay faucet, model #FM-3333. Little did I know that research was much needed, although Glacier Bay faucet looks pretty good as I installed it in my bathroom.

The Glacier Bay faucet was easy enough to install to the faucet and the filter was even easier to install inside the filterer so I thought that everything looked like it was going to be smooth sailing. I had never owned a faucet mount water filter before and so I was very excited about that because I would not have to be constantly filling a pitcher with water and I would always have plenty of filtered water for cooking and such. The filter ran out in the amount of time that the box said it would so I was also very pleased about that. I didn’t really have any complaints, except that sometimes it kind of got in the way when I was washing dishes, but honestly that is hardly the model’s fault but rather that whole design of any vertical faucet mount.

I would guess that 4 or 5 months passed and I didn’t have any problems, issues and bad things to say about the PUR 2 Stage Vertical Faucet Mount but then it had sprung a leak. I was always very careful to not bump and bang dishes into the faucet mount so I couldn’t imagine what would have caused the leak. However the day before for some odd reason the one person in the house who hates to wash dishes, never washes dishes had washed some dishes. Clearly they were not as careful, oh the irony, the one time my better half did the dishes he broke the water filter. The leak was minimal, a couple drops would dribble down when I turned on the water, so I wasn’t too disappointed or worried about it.

Fast forward 3 months later, the leak is huge, when you turn the water on it sprays across the room, at this point I am just waiting to finish the filter so I can replace it. I plan on replacing it with something that I have well researched before I buy it though. I learned my lesson there.

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