Doulton W9331031 Countertop Filter with SuperCarb Video Transcript
Hey everyone, Tony the Filter Doctor here. Today weíre looking at the Doulton W9331031. This is Doultonís countertop filter system that features the SuperCarb ceramic filter element.
This is a high quality unit. Now the W9331031 features Doultonís SuperCarb ceramic filter element. Iíll remove the sump here and then show you this element. It screws into the base and has a robust rubber O-ring to create a perfect seal, so that you get the kind of filtration you expect.
Of course, the filter features Doultonís typical ceramic technology with imbedded silver. Itís important to note that this is not silver impregnating. Imbedding the silver is a superior process that does not allow the silver to escape the ceramic and end up in your drinking water. And you want the silver, because it causes the filter to be self-sterilizing and bacteriostatic, which means microorganisms cannot live and grow on this filter media. But you donít want the silver to escape into your drinking water, and that wonít be a problem with the Doulton product.
Now, inside of the SuperCarb filter is an activated carbon core, and of course, activated carbon removes a vast array of inorganic and organic contaminants, as well as a variety of volatile organic compounds, known as VOCís. And, of course, the carbon block inside will remove chlorine taste and odor and generally make the water more palatable.
Now, the best feature of these ceramic elements is the reusability factor. You can remove it and under running water, wash it with a green Scotchbrite, then reinstall and youíre back in business. And you can do this up to fifty times. Now, it really depends on how rough you are with the filter when cleaning it, of course, but if youíre gentle with it, you can get approximately fifty reuses out of the ceramic.
But, you should note that if you are concerned with the organic or inorganic contaminants that the carbon removes, or with the chlorine or other things that are removed by the carbon block, then the filter will need to be replaced approximately every six months or 600 gallons, because the carbon core will become exhausted long before the ceramic shell becomes too thin to provide good filtration.
Now, of course, the ceramic filter is extremely tight and highly effective at removing microorganisms. In fact, it provides 0.9 micron absolute filtration. That gives you 99.99% capture of microbial cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia and 99.99% reduction of pathogenic bacteria like salmonella, e coli, and cholera. This will give you extremely safe water that is also good tasting.
The entire unit is NSF Standard 42 and 53 certified. Standard 42 pertains to the materials. These are BPA free plastics and lead free metals in the diverter valve and in the spigot. And NSF Standard 53 pertains to the reduction of microbial cysts like cryptosporidium and giardia.
Now, the entire unit attaches very easily to your kitchen faucet with this handy diverter valve. This has female threads and a rubber washer; simply screw that onto the male threads on your faucet and then use the diverter valve to divert water from the faucet into the filter unit.
Now, this unit does come with a couple of adaptors, but beware, there is not a 100% guarantee that this will be the appropriate adaptor for your faucet. I know thatís a bummer, but itís not the manufacturerís fault, see faucet manufacturers are no longer maintaining a standard thread size, so there are literally dozens of unique thread types out there now. And they simply cannot supply all of the adaptors for all the variety of faucet threads. So, if you donít receive the appropriate adaptor for your faucet, you will need to take a visit to your local hardware store where you can almost certainly get the right adaptor.
Again, this is the Doulton W9331031, countertop filter system featuring the SuperCarb ceramic filter element.
Iím your host Tony the Filter Doctor. Thanks for watching.
See detailed specifications and purchase the Doulton W9331031 here.