Sunday, January 31, 2010

Zuvo Water Purator - Review

I'm currently on a diet trying to make healthier choices for my body and one of the key aspects of this is to drink a lot more water.  Water is my drink of choice.  Very rarely do I reach for soda or iced tea because to me, there is nothing more refreshing than a good ol' glass of H2O.  But when I'm not paying attention, I notice that I barely even drink two glasses in a given day.  Part of the reason is that I don't think of it, but mainly it's the fact that I don't want to use up our bottled water too quickly.  

I could drink from my tap, yes, but that's not at all appealing. Our water comes from a well buried on our property, so it is not treated like your typical city water.  We've had it tested and it has passed with flying colors, but still tastes funny, maybe due to the rotten egg smell (sulfur) we get when we run the faucet. 

The plastic bottles I normally purchase take a toll on the environment, so I'd really like to put an end to bottled water altogether.  With the Zuvo Water Purator it's as easy as pie.  Zuvo means 'to your health' in Latin.  It uses special technology to filter my water so that it's free of bacteria and taste as great as my favorite bottled water but without the leftover plastic containers to dispose of.

This is how it works:
I was able to install my Zuvo above the counter, by unscrewing the aeration nozzle and gasket from my faucet and attaching the Zuvo's diverter valve directly to the faucet.  The unit can be bypassed easily using the valve on the side for when you need hot water from your faucet, as the device is only intended to be used with cold water.
As you can see by the photo above, the unit is rather large and stands over a foot tall.  This is the one drawback to the Zuvo.  There is butler kit available that you can use to mount the unit under the sink, but you must have an extra hole in your counter to install the butler faucet if you don't already have one there.   The Zuvo sells for $299.99 and you can choose between the black or silver.  Overall it's a fantastic device that is a bit of an eyesore, but it provides you with pure drinking water for pennies on the gallon.

No compensation was provided for this review post.  Zuvo sent me their filtration system to try in my home, and I've offered my honest opinion.  Yours may differ.

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