Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Filter Review
The Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Filter has a sleek design and is very easy to install. It comes with two adapters that you can use for your sink to make sure it fits properly. The box says that it will filter 200 gallons of water or replace the filter every 2 months. Not many people go though 200 gallons of water in 2 months, most people drink on average less than a gallon a day. So, that would be about 60 gallons in two months. Unless of course you use it to wash dishes, give water to pets or have several other people in your household.
The filter life for the Culligan FM-25, with an estimated 6-months before you have to replace the filter. It also comes with a 2 to 5 year warranty, which means that you can replace it if it breaks. Culligan is one of the best brands in the water filter game but they do not specialize in faucet water filters and this is there only model and it’s a pretty darn good one.
You can tell just from looking at the design that it’s meant not to break easily, like many of the PUR filters have been known to do. Many people also prefer the taste of the water over other filters. However, the housing does tend to crack after several months and this is covered under the Culligan 5 year warranty.
Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Filter Features
- Reduces Bad Taste, Odor and Lead and other contaminants
- Compact Design
- Polished Chrome Finish
- Simple design allows for easy, no-tools-needed installation; to activate filter, simply pull the diverter tab
- 2 Year Limited Warranty. Faucet adapters included may not fit all consumer faucets. See product details and click on user guide—-see page 2 for installation.
Check the size of your faucet
One complaint about this unit is that it doesn’t fit many common kitchen faucets. If you have a standard faucet than it will work fine but if you have a different style then you might have a problem. It does come with two adapters that you can choose from which should work on about 90% of kitchen faucets. That being said, the fitting is metal which means that it’s less likes to leak water out of the faucet and spray out.
Auto Turn Off Valve
Once you are finished using the filtered water function it automatically turns itself off. This is of course so you don’t waste the filtered water. This is the only filter on the market with this feature and the faults with many others is that you need to manually turn the switch when you want to stop filtering water. This is one of the best improvements that I have seen in the new faucet water filters on the market today.
What Do The Customers Have To Say?
From all my research, the Culligan FM-25 is superior in design and functionality to the PUR and Brita brands currently on the market. The biggest complaint about other brands is that they are cheap looking. The Culligan FM-25 is a heavy duty water faucet filter that can filter up to 200 gallons of water, where as the others only filter about 100 gallons. Culligan also has excellent customer service and and 800 number you can call with any questions.
I am rating this faucet water filter a 9.5/10 which is one of the best ratings I have given. Many of the other filters are much more prone to cracking and leaking and are cheaply made. The Culligan FM-25 produces cool clean water that tastes great, the filter life is very long, the design is sleep and the customer service at Culligan is excellent.