OK, my thoughts on this system is that it's the best of the ones you have listed. It has clear cartridges and a full size DI
filter. You are, however, paying a bit for the "Kent" name.
I don't like this one because it doesn't have clear cartridges so you can't see the sediment filters. I like to be able to see them so I can sort of judge how dirty they are. I also don't like the undersized inline DI
filter. I prefer the color changing resin for DI
as it gives you an idea of when it's exhausted...or at least you can tell when you really need to start staying of top of your TDS
readings. Also, IMO
, this unit has a lot of unneeded filters. Three carbon filters? You just don't need all that.
This unit doesn't have clear filters housings or a DI
cart. I think the DI
is something you'll want to have. It polishes the water and should give you a TDS
of 0-1 instead of the 10-15 that you'll get from the RO
So. Which one of these is the better deal?
Of the above units, I'd go with the Kent because I think it will give you the best performance. For $10 more, you can get an Aqua FX Barracuda that has a built in pressure gauge and inline TDS
meter. You won't get this with the Kent. For about $125.00, you can get a Dervich 75gpd RO
. It has clear housings, a 1 micron sediment, a 2 micron carbon block, a DOW 75gpd membrane, and a clear inline DI
cart that is refillable. Although I don't much like the inline DI
, I think the Dervich is one you might want to look at if you're looking for a budget unit. It has what you need, nothing you don't need, and it will do the job. JMHO