Here are five sexy water filters that are most likely to match your sense of style, and kitchen decor.
All are designed to fit on a countertop or inside your refrigerator.
What’s not on the list are under-the-counter, whole-house, or built-in refrigerator water filters.
After all, there’s no need to hide water filters as stylish and modern as these.
We also didn’t include products that weren’t considered actual “filters,” such as decanters and water dispensers (with or without filtration media).
These are in no particular order. Which water filter matches your style the most?
Style: Art Deco / Neoclassical
Brand: Fferrone Design
These decanter-style water filters are simple, beautiful and designed to use the type of drop-in water filter cartridges that most pitcher-filters (such as Britta) use.
They are somewhat pricey, especially when you compare cost by water volume and filtering capacity, but we love the look. It’s hard to go wrong with glass.
Style: Classic Steel
Brand: Berkey Filters
Model: Royal Berkey
Stainless steel never seems to go out of fashion.
Berkey filters have been one of the most popular and stylish countertop filters for decades, and look great in any kitchen.
The Royal Berkey model (shown here) is the right size for most families and countertop spaces.
Our favorite feature is that the filter media isn’t designed to be disposed of and replaced every couple of months.
You just need to clean them once in a while, and they should last several years.
This is the cheapest option, by far, if you factor in filter replacement costs.
Style: iFilter Minimalism
Model: Cypress Countertop Filter
The Brondell Cypress unit would look great in a modern loft or apartment, right beside your iPhone, smart watch, and personal assistant devices.
It’s just your standard three-stage water filter, but looks like something you should be able to control from a phone app (you can’t).
Other than the sleek, minimalist design, our favorite feature is the simple push-button water dispenser.
Model: WA99 Reverse Osmosis
If the Brondell unit was an iPhone filter, then the Frizzlife is an Android filter.
The coolest thing about the Frizzlife WA99 (other than having a dopalicious brand name) is that you can select your cup size to automatically get the right amount of water dispensed.
The display also shows total dissolved solids (TDS) in the water.
Style: Modern Retro
Model: 700 GDP
The Brio RO system is designed to go under the sink, which is why it didn’t make the list above.
But why make a water filter that looks this cool only to hide it? This filter provides reverse osmosis (RO) water, if you’re into that sort of thing.
We think RO water tastes flat, like something from the glass you left on the bedside table overnight, but there’s no accounting for taste (pun intended).
That faux wood mid-mod design tho!