More and more Hong Kong households are investing in a water filter or water purifier. Here’s where to shop for yourself.
Why do we love switching to water filters as opposed to boiling water in a kettle or buying water bottles? It saves plastic, cuts down electricity and is so simple to install – it can fit on any tap and you simply change the filter every four months or so. An eco-friendly choice and apt for small Hong Kong apartments, you can shop water filters and water purifiers across the many department stores in the city – and here are our top picks for your easy shopping!
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BRITA, Marella 2.4L Water Filter Jug, $548
Practical and needs pretty much no installation, the BRITA water filter jug effectively removes lead and chlorine whilst maintaining essential water minerals. Coming with a pack of six water filters, the jug will flash to remind you to change the filter every four weeks – very handy for the forgetful!
Philips, WP3812 On Tap Water Purifier, $698
The Micro X-Pure filter gives you safe and pure water by removing bacteria, soluble lead, harmful organic compounds and chlorine, but also keeps all good minerals in your water. We’ve been using this filter for a couple of months now and trust us when it say it’s easy to install on your tap and you simply turn the knob for filtered water.
WaterChef, C7000 Premium Countertop Water Filtration System, $2,750
This compact countertop water filter has a whooping 1,000-gallon water capacity and comes with a lifetime warranty! The solid carbon block filtration provides unsurpassed contaminant reduction for a broad range of common tap water contaminants while allowing beneficial minerals (such as calcium, magnesium and potassium) to remain in the water.
Cleansui, EF102 Faucet Mounted Water Purifier With Extra Filter, $1,896
This sleek water filter can be directly installed on your tap. It comes with three water flow modes (straight unfiltered, shower unfiltered and straight filtered) and the digital filter life indicator shows the current flow rate and when to change the filter.
JVG, Paragon Filter CP-4, $1,880
Under-tap filtration means the silk gets less bulky and it comes with installation so that’s one less thing off your hands. The JVG Paragon Filter carbon block is made of natural coconut shell, known for efficiently filtering ultra-fine particles. The five-step filtration not only removes unwanted chemicals but also any unpleasant odour.
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LARQ, Self-Cleaning UV Water Bottle, $898
Take hydration into your own hands with LARQ’s self-cleaning water bottle providing on-the-go water purification. With just a touch of a button, the LARQ bottle uses a proprietary and patented UV-C LED light to purify your drinking water. It is rechargeable via USB and one full battery can last three to four weeks.
Editor’s Note: All listed prices were correct at the time of publication.