The Crystal Quest 8 Stage Countertop Water Filter brings the safety and convenience of a full eight stages of filtration to your countertop water filtration efforts. Hooked up easily by screwing its diverter valve into place over the end of your faucet in place of the usual aerator, this Crystal Quest filter can be installed in moments by any homeowner.
The valve can be switched to bypass or filtration. Bypass allows water to come out directly as normal, while switching over to filtration sends the stream through the 8 layers of media in the filter and out a handy spigot on its side. As is usual with Crystal Quest filters, anywhere from 0.5 to 0.75 gallon per minute can be filtered thus.
10,000 gallon filtering capacity and option of the outer casing color, which comes in sleek stainless steel or clean-looking white.
The filter uses a sequence of sediment filters, 1 micron pads, Eagle REDOX 6500 and 9500 copper-zinc media, ion exchange resin media, and coconut shell granulated carbon to process the water. By the time it emerges, the H2O is pure and safe, with greatly improved flavor, most odors removed, and free of the vast majority of contaminants that it might have been carrying.
The Crystal Quest 8 Stage water filter has most of the same stages as the 7-stage version, but the filter at the 1st Stage is a sediment filter. Coarser than the 1 micron pads later in the sequence, this filter takes out sand and mud, preventing them from clogging up the pads and enabling those to deal with smaller particulates, such as bacteria, rust, and cysts more effectively.
Stage 2 is one of the 1 micron pads for rust, bacteria, and other particles. Stages 3 and 4 are Eagle REDOX 6500 and 9500 copper-zinc media to clear heavy metals and chlorine from the water, while Stage 5 is ion exchange resin that softens the water (removes excessive minerals) and cleans more heavy metals from the flow. Stage 6's coconut shell granulated carbon absorbs and isolates VOCs, followed by Stage 7's 1 micron filter pad and Stage 8's solid carbon block, which make the cleansing job even more thorough.
There are plenty of good reasons for choosing the Crystal Quest 8 Stage Countertop Water Filter, including:
- 8 stages of filtration for the highest level of contaminant removal.
- Easy installation and use.
- 10,000 gallon capacity, plus two case colors.
- Made by a firm with 30 years' experience, which offers a 1 year limited warranty.
Please note if you have a new style pull-out faucet with a sprayer a countertop filter will not work. You will need an under sink system
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
What’s the cost of replacements and when to be replaced and ease of replacements Thanks Anthony
Cartridges in order from Inlet to outlet: And approximate time change of each filter ( times are approximate due to water condition and consumption ) Sediment CQE-RC-04001 $22.95 ( can be rinsed and reused up to 30 times ) Multi Stage Plus CQE-RC-04002 $59.00 (1-3 years or 10,000 gallons ) Carbon Block CQE-RC-04000 $22.95 ( 12 - 18 months )
Does this unit filter out flouride?
No this will not, you would need the fluoride filter. Here is the link to it Crystal Quest Triple Fluoride Water Filter
Which filters (newest technology) and in what order should undersink 8 stage filters be mounted?
If system is product in question CQE-US-00309
Filters will go Inlet to outlet Sediment ( inlet ) Multistage ( Middle ) and Carbon Block ( outlet )
Does this filter system remove PFAs?
Yes it will as carbon will remove PFA's and this system has granular activated carbon and a solid block carbon filter.