Clearly Filtered Reviews – Pros, Cons & Complaints (New 2021)

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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 30 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 10% 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

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

Clearly Filtered 3-Stage Under Sink Filtration System

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

Clearly Filtered Stainless Steel Filter Water Bottle

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$Water Filter Bottle25 gal$

1. Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Best For:

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

In a Nutshell:

The Clearly Filtered water filter pitcher is the best of its kind. It’s tested to remove 232+ contaminants, more than any other unit on the market, including chlorine (99.9%), chloramine (99.9%), fluoride (between 96.9% and 98.2%), lead (99.5%), pharmaceutical drugs (99.9%), dozens of herbicides and pesticides, chemicals like PFOA, and more than 100 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 10 cups of filtered water which is enough for family use, and you get a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. The latter allows you to send the pitcher back 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 – much more than what you get with most of the competition.

Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Pros & Cons

  • Provides clean, great-tasting drinking water
  • Very thorough filtration
  • NSF standards: 42, 53, 244, 401 & 473
  • All healthy minerals preserved
  • Built in the USA
  • 100% BPA-free Tritan
  • Very simple to use
  • Assembly is a breeze
  • Long lasting filters for low maintenance
  • Fast filter replacements
  • Flushing disk for filter priming included
  • Seller is open to sending replacement filters for free in case of defect
  • Backed by 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Free replacement if pitcher ever breaks (not in case of improper use)

  • Replacements filters are quite pricey
  • For some people filters clogged up quickly reducing flow (not for us)

Read our full Clearly Filtered water pitcher review here or

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 230 potential contaminants can be removed. Apart from chlorine, chloramines, lead, and fluoride, the unit takes care of aluminum (99.9%), chromium 6 (99.4%), TTHMs (99.6%), PFOA (99.9%), and radiological impurities among other pollutants.

As we’re 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:

  • System is built in USA with durable stainless steel hoses
  • 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! 30 days satisfaction guarantee? Check! #PeaceOfMind

All in all, the Clearly Filtered 3-Stage is our go-to under sink water filter system. 5 stars!

Clearly Filtered 3-stage under sink filtration system

Pros & Cons

  • Provides highly pure, safe, and refreshing water
  • Very thorough filtration
  • Tested against NSF Standards 42, 53, 401
  • Built in USA
  • 100% BPA-free
  • Durable stainless steel hoses
  • Easy, non-permanent DIY setup saves time and money + is great for renters
  • Long lasting filters for low maintenance
  • Fast, tool-free filter replacements
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee + lifetime warranty

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

Read our full review here or

3. Clearly Filtered Water Filter Bottles

Best For:

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

In a Nutshell:

Clearly Filtered offers three different water filter bottles:

  1. The durable stainless steel bottle is insulated to keep 20 ounces of water cold for up to 24 hours.
  2. The Tritan plastic bottle can hold up to 24 ounces of water.
  3. The borosilicate glass bottle holds 20 ounces of water just like the stainless steel version but it’s more delicate and not really suited for kids.

All bottles apply the same filtration technology tested according to NSF standards to remove more than 220 contaminants from tap water: Fluoride, chlorine and chloramines, herbicides, lead, mercury, about two dozen pharmaceuticals – you name it!

In other words, they’re among the best if not the best water filter bottles in terms of contaminant removal. And they’re so easy to use, too. All you have to do is fill them with water which you then suck through the filter straw.

The filters are rated at 25 gallons or 6 months of use, whichever comes first. However, one cartridge can last for as long as 100 gallons, says Clearly Filtered.

Clearly Filtered Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Stainless Steel Bottle

Clearly Filtered Tritan Filter Water Bottle

Tritan Bottle

Clearly Filtered Glass Filter Water Bottle

Glass Bottle

Pros & Cons

  • Easy to use
  • Very thorough filtration provides great-tasting drinking water
  • Tested against NSF standards 42, 53, 401
  • All healthy minerals preserved
  • Long lasting filters
  • All materials are BPA, BPS, and phthalate-free to prevent recontamination of the filtered water
  • Built in USA
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee
  • Customer service is fast to respond and very helpful

  • Can be hard to drink out of bottles, pretty strong suction required
  • A few issues with leaks (make sure the silicone ring inside the lid is positioned right)

Read our full review here or

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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.

About the Author Gene Fitzgerald

Gene Fitzgerald has been with BOS since the very beginning. She is head of content creation and has fully immersed herself into the home water treatment industry only to become an expert herself. Outside of BOS, Gene loves reading books on philosophy & social issues, making music, and hiking.
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Leave a Comment:

Logan Miller says August 1, 2019

Do the water bottles remove micro plastics?

    Gene says August 2, 2019

    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.

roxanne says September 19, 2019

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.

    Gene says September 20, 2019

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

Gene says August 11, 2020

Check the lab reports!

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