Welcome to our Woder Water Filter Review. In this comprehensive guide and review, we’ll focus on Woder’s under-sink water filtration systems, particularly the latest 10K Gen3 model. Since most people are accustomed to having a Brita or PUR water filter pitcher in the kitchen, they often don’t think about all the great filtration options currently available.
In our opinion, under-sink water filtration systems are far better than standard water filter pitchers. With an under-sink system, you get the advantage of crisp-tasting purified water on tap.
And the greatest advantage? The high-flow Woder filter connects directly to your existing cold water line, providing you with filtered water that flows directly from your primary sink faucet.
Let’s start by exploring the core features of the Woder under-sink water filter. After that, we’ll see what to expect from Woder filtered water, and then we’ll compare Woder vs Cuzn.
Woder Water Filter Features & Overview
- The Woder 10K-Gen3-DC filter removes 99.99% of lead, chlorine, chromium 6, mercury, heavy metals, VOCs, and other common water contaminants while leaving essential minerals intact
- Filters are independently tested to meet NSF/ANSI Standards
- Easy installation that does not require a plumber or drilling (includes all required parts)
- Compatible with municipally treated water, not intended for well water
- Flow Rate: 2 GPM at 65 PSIG
- Filter Life: 3 years or 10,000 gallons (whichever comes first)
- Filter Type: Silver nitrate impregnated granular activated carbon, ion exchange, and catalytic adsorption
- Dimensions: 3″ x 3″ x 15″
- Weight: 2.95 lbs
What to expect?
Before we write our own review, we investigate current information to see what trends we can identify. Here’s what we found during our deep dive into Woder water filters:
- Keep in mind that ppm and TDS are not accurate measurements of water quality. Woder filters do not significantly lower TDS. Instead, they remove water contaminants while leaving essential minerals intact. This is the way nature intended water to be. For example, Fiji Water TDS is far from zero. Do you think natural artesian Fiji Water is unhealthy? Of course not.
- Do note that the Woder filters are independently tested to meet NSF/ANSI Standards, unlike Brita water filters. Does this make them bad? Not necessarily, although, I would like to see Woder lab test results firsthand to confirm their filters remove contaminants at the advertised rates.
- You may find that the filter doesn’t remain effective the full 3 years as advertised.
- The Woder filter is certainly a more affordable alternative to a reverse osmosis system, and depending on the quality of your tap water, you may notice no difference in taste between Woder filtered water and reverse osmosis water.
- Woder filtered water is far better tasting than chlorinated tap water.
- The system is worth the money, especially when compared to the price/quality of a water filter pitcher or faucet filter.
- Installation is indeed easy.
- The Woder filter is a better and healthier option than ZeroWater since it leaves essential minerals intact.
- The water flow is strong, although, you may notice a drop in pressure before the stated 3-year filter life ends.
- One of the advantages of the Woder system over a reverse osmosis system is the Woder system doesn’t create wastewater. RO systems make gallons of wastewater for each gallon of filtered RO water.
Woder vs Cuzn
- Woder filters contain granular activated carbon, ion exchange resin, and silver nitrate
- Cuzn filters contain granular acid-washed coconut shell activated carbon and KDF-55
- Both systems remove impurities while leaving essential minerals intact (you will not notice a drop in PPM or TDS)
- Both systems connect to your existing cold water supply line under your sink
- The Cuzn filter life is 50,000 gallons or 5 years, and the Woder filter life is 10,000 gallons or 3 years
- Both filters include a bacteriostatic element to inhibit mold and bacterial growth
- The Cuzn filter is made in the USA
- Cuzn customer service has better marks and appears more engaged than Woder
Overall, the Cuzn UC-200 is an impressive under-sink water filter that’s the superior choice. It’s worth the extra money to buy a filter that’s made in the USA alone.
The customer service team appears engaged and more willing to help. We also like the longer filter life, the addition of KDF-55 filter media, and the higher level of company transparency offered by Cuzn. They appear more mom-and-pop to us.
However, in our Frizzlife vs Woder comparison, we chose Woder as the superior option because Woder’s selective filtration technology is sound and up to date. Of the three brands, Cuzn is #1.
Woder Installation Video
Below is a video demonstrating how to install the Woder 10K Gen3 system:
Our Woder Water Filter Review
Now it’s time for our water filter review. Is a Woder filter worth the money or are there better water filtration options for your home? Here’s what we like about the Woder filter:
- Under-sink inline water filters are one of the most convenient systems on the market, and they create no wastewater, unlike a reverse osmosis system.
- The Woder filter is powerful enough on its own to treat most municipal water throughout the country. The types of filter media are proven effective to remove chlorine taste & odor, lead, mercury, and other common water contaminants.
- The long filter life is a great selling point. Even if the filter doesn’t last the full 3 years, it’s still a great price compared to replacing a water pitcher filter every month or two.
- The Woder system is a better choice than a faucet filter because it’s more powerful, gives you more bang for your buck, and the popular PUR and Brita faucet filters are notorious for leaking.
- We like that the materials are BPA-free.
- The easy installation that almost anyone can handle
Here’s what we don’t like:
- We prefer to buy filters made in the USA when we can.
- Woder customer service could be more engaged.
- The filter life not enduring the advertised time period
- The filters are third-party tested to meet NSF/ANSI Standards.
- Woder lauds its Selective Filtration™ technology, yet conceals what exactly is inside the filter.
Final Score: 8.25/10
After analyzing the current Woder water filter information and checking out the guts of this system, we’re confident that it’s a satisfactory under-sink filtration system.
The Woder 10K Gen3 is certainly a step up from a water filter pitcher or standard faucet filter. Overall, the Woder filter will give you your money’s worth, and the easy installation/convenience of having filtered water on tap at your main sink faucet is a luxury.