Welcome to our Frizzlife Under Sink Water Filter System Review. In this comprehensive review and guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the Frizzlife water filter before you buy it. We’ll also compare Frizzlife vs Woder to determine which filter is better for your home and gives you more bang for your buck.
Since different contaminants affect different parts of the country, you’ll discover which filter does a better job of delivering delicious purified water on tap in your kitchen.
Before we get started, I want to point out that the Frizzlife filter is also compatible with most refrigerator water dispensers as long as you have a water line running to your fridge.
We’ll take a closer look at how to install the Frizzlife filter as an inline refrigerator water filter later in the review. Let’s begin with the core features of the Frizzlife under sink water filter system.
Frizzlife Features & Overview
- The Frizzlife filter employs a 5-micron sediment pre-filter and .5-micron carbon block filter that does the heavy lifting to remove up to 99.99% of lead, heavy metals, sediment, chlorine (taste & Odor)
- A key feature we like is the Frizzlife filter leaves essential minerals intact, unlike what you find with a ZeroWater filter which strips all essential minerals from your tap water with the use of a thick layer of ion-exchange resin
- Note that you will not experience a decrease in TDS with the Frizzlife filter because the essential minerals are left intact. In fact, 0 TDS water is not healthy and is a health myth peddled by ZeroWater to sell its filters.
- Filter Life: 2 years or 1,600 gallons (Frizzlife recommends changing the filter every 6-8 months for better efficiency)
- Another feature we like is the filter housing. Instead of tossing out the housing and the cartridge, you simply replace the inner cartridge and keep the housing (this reduces waste and the cost of replacement filters #ad).
- Stainless steel faucet and standard 3/8″ brass feed water adaptor included with model MP99 (no plumbing required, though you may need to drill a small 1/2″ hole in your sink to pass the faucet through) (Model MK99 connects directly to your existing cold water line)
- Built-in auto shut off is a convenience feature that allows you to change the filter in minutes without turning off your water supply
- Flow Rate: 1.5 GPM at 40 PSIG
- Frizzlife filters are third-party tested to meet NSF Standards 42 & 53 for chlorine and lead removal
- Includes plastic filter wrench for easy installation and filter replacement
- Includes the system mount and all other supplies you need to complete the installation, including the water tubing
What to expect?
We always take a close look at the current info on a product to identify positive and negative trends to pass along to you before you buy. Here’s what we found during our deep dive into the Frizzlife:
- The Frizzlife MP99 faucet isn’t long enough to pass through a thick granite countertop. This type of faucet will pass through any metal sink, which is much thinner than granite. Keep this in mind before you buy.
- You’ll most likely love the taste of Frizzlife filtered water. We expected this because the filter leaves essential minerals intact, which also leaves the pH intact. Water with a higher pH tastes better than acidic water to most people.
- The faucet matches most kitchens
- Installation is quite easy (clear instructions), and you may opt to install the system without the mount
- The flow rate lives up to the 1.5 GPM advertised rate
- The Frizzlife under sink filter is undoubtedly a better home water filtration option than a Brita or PUR faucet filter
- Frizzlife customer service is friendly and quick to help
- The filter does an impressive job of removing chlorine taste and odor
Frizzlife vs Woder
Another popular inline water filtration option is the Woder 10K Gen3 system. How does this system stack up against the Frizzlife filter? Below are the key differences between the two systems:
- The Frizzlife system costs a good chunk less
- Woder does not include a faucet with its system. Instead, it connects directly to your existing cold water line, and the filtered water flows from your main sink faucet.
- The Woder system has an impressive filter life: a minimum of 3 years or 10,000 gallons vs Frizzlife 2 years or 1,600 gallons
- Woder replacement filters #ad cost more, although, in the long run, Woder filters cost roughly the same or less than Frizzlife
- Both filters leave essential minerals intact
- Both filters are third-party tested to remove the same range of water contaminants, including Chromium 6
- Flow rate for the Woder is 2 GPM, and Frizzlife is 1.5 GPM
- One advantage of purchasing the Woder filter is the addition of silver in the activated carbon filter media. Silver possesses powerful natural antibacterial properties and is a fantastic addition to carbon filter media.
- The biggest difference: Woder uses granular carbon filter media along with ion exchange and catalytic adsorption to selectively remove contaminants while leaving essential minerals intact. Frizzlife uses .5-micron carbon block filtration which relies on removing contaminants that are larger than .5-micron.
We give the nod to Woder because their filtration technology is more advanced. Selective filtration technology is cutting edge and quickly becoming the gold standard.
Without going into too great of detail, this selective technology is similar to what ZeroWater uses with its ion-exchange resin, yet better.
Clearly Filtered uses similar filtration technology in its pitcher filters as Woder. The reason this type of filtration is more advanced than ZeroWater’s is that it leaves essential minerals intact because the ion exchange resin in Woder filters removes contaminants, not essential minerals like you’ll find with the ZeroWater filter.
Does this mean the Frizzlife filter is bad? No, not at all. It’s still quite effective and does an excellent job of removing chlorine and lead. Unless your water is full of contaminants, Frizzlife and Woder will both get the job done.
As far as installation goes, both systems are easy to install. The key difference is Frizzlife offers a system with a faucet (MP99) and a system that connects directly to your cold water line (MK99) similar to the Woder system.
Frizzlife MK99 vs MP99
Frizzlife offers two models that use the same filter – the MK99 and MP99 model.
The only difference is the MK99 does not come with a faucet and the MP99 does. The MK99 system connects directly to your existing cold water line, and the filtered water flows from your main faucet.
Frizzlife Water Filter Installation
The Frizzlife water filter installation is mostly straightforward and should not require a plumber. The trickiest part is drilling a 1/2″ hole through your metal sink if you choose to purchase the MP99 model and do not have an existing hole in your sink to pass the faucet through.
You may be able to use an existing soap dispenser hole depending on its size.
Should you decide to cut your own hole, we recommend using a carbide hole saw to get a clean cut. Click Here #ad or the image below to view the type of hole saw we recommend at Amazon:
Below is a video demonstration showing exactly how to install the Frizzlife filter under your sink:
Do you want to install the Frizzlife MP99 as an inline filter for your refrigerator water dispenser and icemaker?
We recommend our guide to install an alkaline water filter for your refrigerator. The method is the same.
We also recommend Frizzlife’s icemaker fridge water line kit to complete the installation. Click Here #ad to view the kit at Amazon.
Our Frizzlife Water Filter Review
Now that you know everything there is to know about the Frizzlife filter, it’s time for our Frizzlife water filter review. We’ve reviewed a vast number of water filters and have a massive pool of water filtration knowledge that’s continuing to expand.
Here’s what we like:
- The Frizzlife filter is a far better option than most standard water filter pitchers because of its long filter life, fast flow rate, superior filtering power, and convenience. We prefer to have filtered water on tap as opposed to waiting on a pitcher filter.
- Under-sink water filters are more convenient than countertop water filters since they take up less space. If you’re a homeowner, an under-sink filter is a better choice. If you’re a renter, you may want to stick with a countertop water filter since it’s more portable and requires no alterations, or choose the MK99 model.
- The price is reasonable
- Water from the Frizzlife is undoubtedly delicious and better tasting than chlorinated tap water
- The Frizzlife filtration system is a better choice than a faucet water filter. Faucet water filters are great in theory, but they all come with their own set of problems that outweigh the pros of using one.
- Lastly, we like that Frizzlife filters leave essential minerals intact. Essential minerals act as pH buffers for better-tasting, healthier water. It’s not that you need the minerals since most people get all their minerals from food, it’s that demineralized water is hungry to leach minerals and is often acidic due to its affinity for soaking up carbon dioxide in the air that becomes carbonic acid.
Here’s what we don’t like:
- We saw no mention of BPA-free plastic parts. We’d like to see Frizzlife confirm their parts are BPA-free.
- The filters are third-party tested to meet NSF Standards 42 & 53
- We prefer to buy American-made filters when we can
Overall Score: 8/10
After reading through the current Frizzlife info and inspecting the guts of this system, we’re confident that it’s a reliable system and worth the money.
Don’t expect it to be reverse osmosis quality, but do expect it to be better than what you get with a Brita water pitcher filter. Considering the long filter life, Frizzlife requires less upkeep and gives you round-the-clock filtered water on tap. What’s not to love about that?