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APEC Portable Countertop Reverse Osmosis Water Filter System, Installation-Free, fits most STANDARD FAUCET (RO-CTOP)
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APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter Review

Having a good filter system is not only desirable but necessary- there’s no better way to vouch for the quality of water in your home. It will not only make clean water available to the whole family but also save you from frequent visits to the physician.

Although there are multiple filters currently available in the market, reverse osmosis systems seem to be preferred by most people due to their superior performance and ability to provide users with naturally refreshing safe drinking water.

So just in case you want to install a new filter system in your home or replace the existing one, and you are looking for a good reverse osmosis system that will give you the best value for your money, you may want to consider the  APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter.

Built with loads of valuable features, this high performing reverse osmosis system comes with one of the latest water filtration technologies that can remove up to 99% of contaminants and pathogens in your drinking water. It is also designed to correct the mineral imbalances often present in our municipal supplies, thereby providing your whole family with refreshing, quality and good tasting water.

The unit is compact and lightweight (just 7 pounds). It is portable and perfect for rental apartments, condos and travel. With a daily maximum gallon capacity of 90, you can have all the drinking water you want. And to top it all, this system is neither noisy nor subject to frequent breakdowns, which is a major problem with most conventional filter systems. It is no surprise the product was featured in our list of the best countertop reverse osmosis systems currently available.

Special Features

As earlier indicated, there are certain features that will make you fall in love with this filter system. Having an idea of some of these features will help you know what to expect especially if you plan to purchase the product online.

Advanced Filtration

The presence of impurities in water doesn’t only affect the colour but also the quality. The APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter comes with a 4 stage filter system that is able to achieve up to 99% removal of contaminants in your drinking water. This arrangement ensures that even the tiniest toxic micro-organism does not escape all the levels of the filtration system. Thus the resulting drinking water flowing from the system is clear and contains the least amount of pollutants.

Additionally, the filter system is strong and reliable and doesn’t get clogged as water flows through it.

High water efficiency

The low efficiency factor of the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter is one of the features that make it standout from many fixed installation systems. Compared to the 4-6 gallons to 1 gallon of water specification for most filter systems, the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter only requires two gallons of flush (waste) water to produce one gallon of pure drinking water.  And it has the capacity to provide up to 90 gallons of purified water per day (GDP) without any reduction in the quality or taste of the water. It may interest you to know that the capacity of many filter systems in the same fold as the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter does not exceed 50GDP.

So with the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter system, you can be rest assured that you will always have a full tank of pure water but of course this also depends on the size of your family.

Easy Installation

Installing the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter system is quite a breeze and anyone who can read should be able to get the job done. The product comes with all the necessary components you need for the installation onto a faucet with an aerator type end. You don’t have to worry whether the system is going to fit onto your faucets because various adapters are included. There’s no way you won’t find the one for your faucet!

Depending on whether you have some previous experience with DIY projects or not, you should be able to finish the installation within few minutes. The step-by-step instructions are well laid out with graphical illustrations and an online tutorial video is available to help you out in case you get stuck.

Long Filter life

The filters that come with the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter do not only have a high capacity but are also long lasting. This ensures you have access to quality drinking water over an extended period of time without any worries. However, the 1st and 2nd stage filters need to be replaced every six months while the reverse osmosis membrane and 4th filter may be replaced between two to five years, to ensure the optimum performance of the unit. Of course, these replacements depend on your water source and how often you use the unit.

Another good thing about the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter filters is that they are affordable and very easy to change. You don’t need to hire anybody to change them for you.


  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy installation
  • Advanced filtration
  • Produces clean water that tastes great
  • Compact design
  • Very easy to use and maintain
  • Removes up to 99% of contaminants
  • 1 year product warranty
  • Great customer service
  • Employs an advanced QC process
  • Long filter life


  • Long filling time
  • Certain pressures need to be reached before system achieves optimum filtration
  • No storage tank
  • A little expensive

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is this NSF certified?
A: All the components and filters that we used on this system is NSF certified which means that they won’t leach anything back into the water.
Q: Is the plastic in the filters and tubes BPA free?
A: They are also BPA free.
Q: Can the system remove chloramines and chlorine?
A: The system can eliminate up to 99% chlorine, but for chloramines, you will need a separate inline filter.
Q: Is the system able to backflush the membrane at a water ratio of about 1:3 like most of other RO systems?
A: Yes, in fact, the APEC Countertop RO system is set at 1:2 water ratio.
Q: Can this system remove Chromium?
A: Yes, sure it does.
Q: Are all the materials sourced from the USA?
A: The majority of the components used on this system are made in USA or from US manufacturers. All 4 filters included in the system are made in USA.
  • 9.2/10
    Our Rating - 9.2/10


If what you need is a water filter system that can meet your hydration needs without giving you headache during set up, then the APEC Portable Countertop RO Water Filter system will make an ideal choice. Apart from its relatively expensive price (which is worth it) and the absence of a storage tank, the system offers everything you can expect from an RO system. Perhaps, you can always fill your own when you need to. So go for it if you can; you will never regret it.

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