Product: APEC RO CTOP Water Filter
Type: Counter Top Drinking Water Filter
Filtration Stage: 4 Stage Reverse Osmosis Filtration System
Product Warranty: 1 year
Suitable For: Rented Apartment, Medium Household
Only a handful of company produce countertop reverse osmosis water filter system, and APEC is one of them. Their flagship model is the ROES-50 under sink water filter which receives tremendous review on Amazon. So how about the APEC RO-CTOP? Let’s check it out.
The BEST Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter…
Reverse Osmosis Technology…
As we all know, reverse osmosis is one of the most effective methods to separate contaminants from the source water.
It is able to filter up to 99% of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the water.
Functionality On Par With Under Sink Water Filter…
Traditionally, countertop water filter is less effective in filtering as compared to under sink water filter. This doesn’t apply to the APEC RO-CTOP.
The quality and functionality of APEC RO-CTOP are on par or better than a lot of the under sink water filters. It is able to produce up to 90 gallons of pure water per day (GPD) while most of the under sink system is at 50 GPD.
Highly Effective and Efficient Filters.
Countertop systems are normally situated next to the faucet, they need to be small, slick and portable. To meet the requirement, APEC needs to get rid of the bulk storage tank.
Reverse osmosis water filter system often has the problem of slow flow rate. APEC increase the flow rate of RO CTOP by adding highly efficient filters into the system.
Filter Details and Functionality…
APEC RO CTOP comprises of 4 filtration stages in individual filters.
- Stage 1 – 5 Micron Sediment Filter: Remove dirts, rust, dust and huge particles.
- Stage 2 – Activated Carbon Filter: Remove odors, the taste of chlorine and VOC.
- Stage 3 – FILMTEC High Rejection TFC Reverse Osmosis Membrane: Remove up to 99% TDS such as arsenic, lead, fluoride, chromium, radium, bacteria, and viruses.
- Stage 4 – Activated Carbon Filter: Remove residual taste before filtered water is served.
Less Hassle of Installation:
Unlike other reverse osmosis systems, the APEC RO CTOP doesn’t require drilling to be fully functional. Just screw on the faucet adapter to a conventional faucet and drain the water for 10 minutes.
Apart from the normal installation of countertop water filter, there is a tube for waste water drainage. Simple attach it into the sink or channel the wastewater for other usages.
Quick Connect is push in connectors which make replacement and installation easy for an individual filter. No tools or wrench is needed when it comes to replacement.
Portability yet Effective…
APEC RO CTOP is a combination of the functionality of an under sink water filter with the portability of a countertop water filter.
No other filters are able to achieve such quality and given such portability for their customers. This product is truly a game changer. It is suitable for all non-commercial usage in every household.
$70 Annual Maintenance Cost…
Apparently, the annual maintenance cost to replace the 4 filters for APEC RO CTOP is even cheaper than some of the countertop water filter. Furthermore, it is the most effective system among the countertop water filters.
The suggested replacement time for the individual filter are listed below:
- Stage 1 & Stage 2 : 6 – 8 months
- Stage 3 & Stage 4 : 2 – 5 years.
1 Year Warranty…
All APEC filters come with a 1-year limited warranty. It covers all manufacturer defects which can be replaced within the warranty period.
Drawbacks for this system…
Reverse osmosis system will produce some amount of wastewater during the process. For APEC RO CTOP, every gallon of clean water will produce up to 3 gallons of wastewater. However, the wastewater can channel for usages such as gardening, dishwashing or laundering.
Technical Specification :
Product Weight: 11 lbs
Dimension: 14″L x 6.5″W x 6″H
Flow Rate: 90 GPD
Feed Water Pressure: 35-90 Psi
Max TDS: 2000ppm
In general, APEC RO CTOP is one of the best countertop water filter in the market. It is able to remove up to 99% contaminants leaving pure drinking water as well as providing the portability as other countertop water filter. It is RECOMMENDED for all household!
Reverse osmosis water is slightly acidic as it contains close to no minerals. Not to worry, it is safe to consume according to the WQA.
To improve the taste of filtered water, you can opt for the alkaline series of the APEC RO CTOP. It is remineralized with calcium and magnesium to make it slightly alkaline and tasty.
P/S: Did we mention that the APEC RO CTOP design and manufacture in the USA?