Clearly Filtered Reviews – Pros, Cons & Complaints (New 2019)

Clearly Filtered, Inc. started in 2011 with its “mission to provide people with the tools to take control of their water and live healthier lives“.

Today, the company which is based in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA has provided these tools to people living in more than 50 countries on 6 different continents.

In this review series, we are going to take a look at:

Why Clearly Filtered?

What are some good reasons to choose Clearly Filtered over the competition?

  • Guaranteed Contaminant Reduction – Most importantly, the Clearly Filtered pitcher, under sink system and bottle were independently tested and verified by EPA-accredited laboratories against NSF standards for guaranteed contaminant reduction. As for the pitcher, the tested standards are 42, 53, 244, 401 & 473, making it the most thoroughly tested water filter pitcher we know.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee – You get a 100% satisfaction guarantee for the first 90 days after purchasing a Clearly Filtered product. If you don’t like it for whatever reason you can simply return it for a full refund.
  • Quick & Easy Setup – All Clearly Filtered water filters can be set up in no time and without the need for calling a professional. A great way to make some extra savings.
  • Zero Maintenance – Apart from filter replacements and a little bit of cleaning here and there, Clearly Filtered products are completely maintenance-free.
  • VIP Filter Program – If you enroll in the VIP Program, replacement filters for your pitcher or under sink system will be shipped to you automatically. This is not only convenient, you also get free shipping + a 15% discount.
  • Reliable Customer Service – We’ve only heard good things about the company’s customer service: Quick to respond, knowledgeable and helpful.

We will be covering all other product-specific benefits in each individual review.

Clearly Filtered Water Filter Reviews

ModelOur RatingPriceTypeFiltration CapacityAnnual Cost
Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Clearly Filtered Pitcher

4 and a half stars rating


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$Filter Pitcher100 gal~$140.00
Clearly Filtered 3-stage under sink filtration system

Clearly Filtered 3-Stage Under Sink Filtration System

4 and a half stars rating


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$$$Under Counter Drinking Water System2,000 gal~$400.00
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Clearly Filtered Stainless Steel Filter Water Bottle

4 stars rating


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$Water Filter Bottle25 gal~$90.00

1. Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Best For:

  • Singles or small families
  • Making water ready for drinking

In a Nutshell:

The Clearly Filtered Pitcher is for people who really, really care about their drinking water. From a water quality perspective, it is one of the best, maybe even the best purifying pitcher on the market right now (it definitely is the most thoroughly tested).

The pitcher was independently tested to 5 different NSF standards: 42, 53, 244, 401 & 473. This guarantees that over 220 possible contaminants can be reduced, including chlorine (99.9%), chloramine (99.9%), fluoride (between 96.9% and 98.2%), E Coli (99.9%) and other pathogens, lead (99.5%), about a dozen pharmaceutical drugs (99.9%), dozens of herbicides and pesticides, chemicals like BPA, PFOA and nitrate (≥97%), and lastly more than 100 volatile organic compounds/semi-volatile compounds (the vast majority to 99.9%) – and this is only an excerpt!

Meanwhile, healthy minerals are kept in the water adding to your daily nutritional intake.

Other than that, the pitcher is easy to use and refill, it can hold the standard 8 cups of filtered water which is enough for small families, and you get a 90-day satisfaction guarantee. The latter allows you to send back the pitcher for a full refund if you don’t like it. Plus, if the pitcher ever breaks, Clearly Filtered will replace it free of charge (not in case of improper use).

Filtration capacity: 100 gallons per cartridge or around 4 months on average.

Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Provides great-tasting drinking water
  • Very thorough filtration considering that this is a filter pitcher
  • NSF tested against Standards 42, 53, 244, 401 & 473
  • All minerals preserved
  • 100% BPA-free
  • Very simple to use
  • Assembly is a breeze
  • Low in maintenance
  • Long lasting filters
  • Fast filter replacements
  • Flushing disk for filter priming included
  • Seller is open to sending replacement filters for free in case of defect
  • Backed by 90-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Free replacement if pitcher ever breaks (not in case of improper use)

Cons
  • Pricey, especially replacements filters
  • For some users, filters clogged up quickly reducing flow
  • A handful of customers received a pitcher with a broken handle
  • Issues with initial filter priming (not for us)
  • Cases of leaking filters (not for us)
  • Lid falls off when pouring (not for us, simply hold in place with thumb or other hand)

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2. Clearly Filtered 3-Stage Under Sink Filtration System

Best For:

  • (Heavily) contaminated tap water or properly disinfected well water
  • Making water ready for drinking
  • Small to larger families

In a Nutshell:

Just like the Clearly Filtered pitcher, the Clearly Filtered 3-stage under sink filtration system provides you with highly pure, safe and refreshing water, but this time right from your kitchen faucet.

Again, over 200 potential contaminants can be removed. Apart from the standard pollutants such as chlorine, chloramines, lead and fluoride, the unit also takes care of aluminum (99.9%), chromium 6 (99.4%), TTHMs (99.6%), PFOA (99,9%) and radiological impurities.

As you are already used to, the sophisticated filtration process has been tested and verified by EPA-accredited laboratories against NSF standards 42, 53 and 401 – some of the best test results we have ever seen!

More benefits:

  • All system parts are made in the US with stainless steel rather than cheap plastic tubing for durability
  • Easy setup without the need for calling a plumber and no permanent changes to plumbing system required
  • Super fast filter replacements thanks to twist on/off design

Lifetime warranty? Check! 90 days satisfaction guarantee? Check! #PeaceOfMind

Clearly Filtered 3-stage under sink filtration system

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Provides highly pure, safe and refreshing water
  • Very thorough filtration
  • Tested against NSF Standards 42, 53, 401
  • 100% made in USA
  • 100% BPA-free
  • Durable stainless steel tubing
  • Easy DIY setup
  • Long lasting filters
  • Fast filter replacements
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee + lifetime warranty

Cons
  • Pricey, especially replacements filters
  • Reduces water pressure by about 20 to 25% (keep in mind that thorough filtration takes time)

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3. Clearly Filtered Stainless Steel Filter Water Bottle

Best For:

  • Contaminated tap water
  • Making water ready for drinking
  • Single person

In a Nutshell:

Next up is the Clearly Filtered Stainless Steel Filter Water Bottle, an ideal travel companion that is so convenient to use.

All you have to do is fill up the bottle (up to 27 ounces) and tighten the filter + straw and cap. The water is being filtered while you suck it through the straw.

Just like pitcher and under sink system, the Clearly Filtered bottle filter has also been tested according to NSF standards. It has shown to remove:

  • Fluoride – >99.0%
  • Lead – 99.9%
  • Mercury – 99.9%
  • More than 20 pharmaceutical drugs – all 99.9%
  • Herbicides including Glyphosate – all 99.9%
  • And literally dozens of pesticides, semi-volatile compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – all 99.9%

All in all, these are great test results, especially when you take into account that we are talking about a bottle filter.

By the way, filters are rated at 25 gallons or 4-6 months of use, whichever comes first. However, a cartridge can last for as long as 100 gallons, says Clearly Filtered.

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Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Very thorough filtration
  • Tested against NSF standards
  • All healthy minerals preserved
  • Long lasting filters
  • 90-day satisfaction guarantee

Cons
  • Pricey replacement filters
  • Can be hard to drink out of bottle, pretty strong sucking required
  • A few issues with leaks (might have been due to incorrect handling)
  • Not suited for field use (tap water only)

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If you have any questions about Clearly Filtered water filters please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

And remember to revisit this page from time to time as we are going to add new Clearly Filtered reviews occasionally.

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4 comments
Logan Miller says a few months ago

Do the water bottles remove micro plastics?

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    Gene says a few months ago

    Hey Logan,
    I would guess so, although micro plastics are not included in the test data. That said, they are much, much larger than all the other contaminants that the bottle filters can remove.

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roxanne says last month

I have an older model pitcher. do the new filters fit? Do you have your own filters cause I’ve seen a bunch with other names on them.

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    Gene says last month

    Hey Roxanne,
    Yes, the new filters should fit. I guess there are a bunch of aftermarket filters available by now.

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