Looking to purchase a Santevia Gravity water dispenser?
It’s a great dispenser. We recommend purchasing it.
This review will cover the features, what we like, and what we don’t like. And yes, it’s a countertop water filter that produces alkaline water. Alkaline water allegedly has some nice benefits.
Anyway, this is guide will cover everything you need to know and want to know about the Santevia alkaline filter.
The features on any countertop alkaline filter are somewhat lackluster. You really just plug these into the wall, pour water into the container, and it dispenses clean water. Here is a feature list though.
What We Like
Well, there is a lot to like about this system. First, it produces alkaline water right on your countertop. This is much cheaper than going out the grocery store to purchase alkaline water.
That gets expensive fast. So, this unit pays for itself in a relatively short amount of time.
Moving on from price, this unit looks good. It has white plastic, which we don’t like. However, it has clear BPA-free plastic that holds the water. This makes it look modern and like it actually belongs in a modern kitchen.
Maintenance and upkeep is pretty simple. It’s an alkaline filter, which means that you really only need to change out the filters every six months. It’s not too difficult. The system also won’t leak on you or anything.
As for filtration, the Santevia has a decent amount of filters and can remove quite a bit of contaminants. It has an activated carbon filter with a 0.3 micron size that removes a lot of bacteria, heavy metals, and chlorine.
The big thing that this unit has is a fluoride filter. It removes 99% of fluoride from water. However, the most effective way to remove fluoride is still reverse osmosis (100% removal). 99% is obviously still extremely good in terms of fluoride removal.
Finally, this unit does not use any electricity. It’s a gravity filter, which means that the water is forced through the different filters. This saves an outlet and it saves some electric. Plus, it makes much less likely to break because it doesn’t have electrical components.
Electricity near water is just a recipe for disaster.
Overall, there is a lot to like about this system. The advantages definitely outweigh the few disadvantages.
What We Don’t Like
Despite the long list of features we like, there are still a few features that we don’t like.
First, this unit is made up of plastic. Sure, it’s BPA-free plastic, but it still might contain harmful chemicals. However, we much prefer if the units made up of glass as we don’t trust petrochemicals near our drinking water. This knocks them down a few points in our opinion.
Honestly, a filter at this price point should have more glass components.
The warranty is also a little short at only 90 days. They make up for this with their excellent customer service though. We can’t complain about that.
Don’t let the lack of glass scare you away. We don’t like plastic. However, many homeowners do not seem to mind. If you don’t mind the plastic, then you should not have any issue with this system.
Overall, this isn’t a bad system. We recommend it to anyone that is looking for an alkaline water filter.
Just avoid it if you want to avoid any plastic touching your water (a hard feat in the 21st century).