Legacy 105 Water Filter Comparisons

Compare the Top 12 Water Filters for Your Drinking Water

Look for… the Cleanest Water for the Least Money.
Highest Capacity. Highest Flow Rate. Chloramine Reduction.

In major cities like Miami, San Francisco and about 400 other cities in the U.S. chloramine is used to disinfect water. The ammonia in chloramine negatively impacts taste, turns stainless steel gray, and causes coffee machines to corrode.

  Multi-Pure
CBVOCSB
Amway
eSpring
EverPure
H-300
American Plumber
Pentek US-1500
Culligan
US-EZ4
Aquasana
AQ5300
PUR
FM3333B
White
General Ecology
Seagull
IV X-1F
Shaklee
MTS 2000
Brita
35214
Zero
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Filtration Method Hollow-Carbon with micro- structure Solid Carbon block Carbon block Pre-Coated Granuals Not stated Carbon Block Activated Carbon & Catalytic Carbon Activated Carbon "Structured Matrix" Coconut Shell Carbon Carbon Block Activated Carbon Fiber Cloth
Type of Filter Under the Sink Under the Sink Under the Sink Under the Sink Under the Sink Under the Sink Under the Sink Faucet Mount Under the Sink Counter Top Faucet Mount Pitcher
Tested to what NSF Standard 42 & 53 42 & 53 42, 53 42 & 53 42 & 53 42 42 & 53 None None, EPA for Cysts, Bacteria & Viruses Only 42 & 53 53 No Claim
Bad Tastes & Odors from: Chlorine, Chloramine, Ammonia, Hydrogen sulfite, Metallic tastes Chlorine, Chloramine Chlorine, Chloramine Yes Chlorine only Chlorine, Chloramine Chlorine, Chloramine No Claim Chlorine Yes Chlorine No Claim
Reduces Chlorine for: 8,000 Gallons for 750 gallons Yes 300 gallons Yes 50% Yes No Claim Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Reduces Chloramine for 4,000 gallons NO for 1320 gallons NO NO Yes Yes No No No No No Claim
Cysts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Claim
Viruses (Are killed by Chlorine or Chloramine) No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No
MTBE Yes Yes Yes No for 500 gallons Yes Yes No No Claim No No No
Total Orgainc Compounds (TOCs) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Claim No Claim No No Claim No
Particulate/Sediment Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron Class V: 20 microns No Claim No Claim for Class Class I: 1/2 – 1 micron No Class Claim Yes
Tannins Yes No Claim No Claim No Claim No Claim No No Claim No Claim No Claim No Claim No Claim No Claim
Turbidity Yes Yes No Claim Yes No Claim Yes Yes No Claim Yes Yes No Claim No Claim
VOCs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No
Quick Change Cartridge (No tools required) Yes No No No No Yes No N/A No n/a n/a n/a
Flow Rate (in Gallons Per Minute) 2.2 3/4 1/2 1/2 6/10 1/2 1/2 3/4 1 7/10 No Claim n/a
Has bacteriostat agent to combat the growth and reproduction of bacteria within the cartridge. Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Requires giving up your sink sprayer for faucet No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No n/a
Warranty 5 Yr. on housing Lifetime on Housing 2 Yr. Limited 1 Yr. Limited ? 2 Yr. Limited 1 Yr. 2 Yr.   ? No Claim 90 Days
Manufactured  in USA ? China ? ? ? ? ? USA ? ? ?
Max. Capacity of Filter in Gallons 8,000:Chlorine
4,000:Chloramine
750 1320 300 1000 without MTBE 500 600 Up to 100 1000 1000 100 22.5
Initial Cost $159.98 $429.95 $615.40 $299 $178.49 $110.99 $174.99 $25.99 $562.00 $220.20 $23.99 $34.99 /10 cup pitcher
One Filter Cartridge Replacement Cost $85.98 $69.95 $101.45 $84 $27.09 $52.99 $55.24 $19.99 $98.00 $104.70 $21.49 n/a
1st Year Cost $159.98 $639.80 $744.24 $1055 $232.67 $375.94 $395.95 $605.70 $758.00 $429.60 $647.20 Thousands of dollars and landfills full of plastic
2nd Year Cost $85.98 $279.80 $230.29 $840 $81.27 w/o MTBE $317.94 $274.20 $599.70 $294.00 $314.10 $644.70
Total Two Yr Cost @ 3000 gal. per year $245.96 $919.60 $974.53 $1895 $313.94 $693.88 $670.15 $1205.40 $1052 $743.70 $1291.90 $9300
Per Gallon Cost in Cents 4 15.32 16.24 31.58 5.23 11.56 11.17 20.09 17.53 12.4 21.53 $1.55
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  Last Update: 3/24/14