Review: Propur PMC-3000 Countertop Water Filtration System

    Propur PMC-3000 Countertop

    Propur PMC-3000 Countertop Water Filtration System

    •    Price: $$
    •    Filt. Capacity: 12 months
    •    Annual Cost: ~$80.00
    •    Warranty: 1 Year

    This Propur review features the PMC-3000 countertop water filtration system.

    According to Propur, the system removes more than 200 different contaminants that might be lurking in your water and also helps to improve its taste and odor.

    The PMC-3000 fits most standard faucets with a removable aerator and installs within minutes – no tools required. An optional adapter for other faucet types is provided by the company.

    Furthermore, no cleaning is required as the filter contains neither resins nor beads, but makes use of multiple stages of infused microstructure media (whatever that means).

    What We Like

    The main advantage of the Propur PMC-3000 countertop is the sophisticated filtration process. It was thoroughly tested (not certified) against NSF Standard 42 and Standard 53.

    Here is an excerpt of the lab report:

    The filter reduces or removes

    • VOCs and semivolatile contaminants – >99.8%
    • TTHMs – >99.9%
    • Aluminum – >99.7%
    • Arsenic(III) + arsenic(V) – >98.0%
    • Chromium(III) + chromium(VI) – 98.3%
    • Lead – >99.4%
    • Nickel – >99.0%
    • Mercury – >91.5%
    • Chloramines – >96.7%
    • Residual chlorine – >95.5%
    • Cyanide – 99.9+%
    • Sodium fluoride – 90.0%
    • Nitrates – 61.3%
    • Nitrites – 72.4%
    • Sulfate – 62.5%
    • TDS – 86.7%
    • Turbidity – 92.5%
    • Pesticides – >95.0%
    • Herbicides – >99.9%
    • Pharmaceutical drugs – >99.5%
    • PFOA – >99.0%
    • PFOS – >99.0%
    • Microplastic – >99.9% (after 50 gallons)

    *Propur advises against the use with microbiologically unsafe water without adequate disinfection.

    Other advantages are the diverter valve that allows you to easily switch between filtered and unfiltered water for an increased filter lifespan, the BPA & BPS-free plastic tubing and housing, and the 1-year limited warranty on the system + replacement filters.

    Propur PMC-3000 Countertop Water Filtration System

    Setup

    Like we said, the PMC-3000 installs within minutes. Here is how:

    1. The filter is pre-installed so no need to worry about that.
    2. Remove the aerator from your faucet if there is one.
    3. Screw the diverter valve onto the faucet. You might need to use the provided adapter. Be careful not to over-tighten.
    4. Before using the water, you need to condition the filter. Slowly turn on the cold water to allow the unit to fill. This might take a few minutes. Holding the unit upside-down will prevent possible air locks.
    5. You can place the system on your counter as soon as water starts to flow out the outlet tube.
    6. Flush the system for a full 10 minutes, possibly longer if need be (at least 3 gallons) to remove any loose carbon fines.

    The unit is now ready for use.

    Maintenance

    Changing the filter cartridge is even easier than hooking up the system in the first place. Simply hold the unit upside-down and unscrew the housing (careful to prevent spilling). Now you can replace the old cartridge with a new one and screw the housing back on. Remember to recondition (see above)

    How do you know when to replace the filter?

    A reduction in flow rate is a good indicator, or as soon as you notice a change in water aesthetics – think taste or smell.

    A good rule of thumb is replacing the filter on an annual basis, although the life expectancy may vary depending on the condition and quality of the feed water and how much water you use per day.

    Manual

    Looking for a manual? You can find one right here.

    What We Don’t Like

    Not much, except that the system seems a bit overpriced and the replacement filters are not exactly cheap either.

    Our Verdict

    The Propur PMC-3000 countertop water filtration system is easy to install and works great providing water of the highest purity. Customers are more than happy with their purchase and so are we! 4.5 stars!

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