While you can drink water straight from Singapore’s tap, it is better to buy a water filter or a water purifier, or even a water dispenser with purification functions for your home. A good water filter can effectively remove impurities, bacteria, and chemicals in your water to ensure that it is clean and safe for drinking. While we are very lucky that Singapore maintains our water system well, there is still chlorine present in the water and dirt in the pipes. Hence, it is much safer to get your water filtered or boiled before drinking, especially for younger children. Even though boiling with a kettle removes bacteria in your water, it cannot remove the chemicals. A water filter, on the other hand, can remove all of the above. In this issue of Best of Home 2020, we introduce the Best Water Filters and Water Purifiers in Singapore.
Best Water Purifiers and Water Filters in Singapore
1. Wells The One
An award-winning ergonomic system water purifier
Probably one of the most stunning and modern designs that we have seen in a water purifier, Wells breaks free from traditional designs, separating the main purifying system from the faucet dispenser with its gorgeous Wells The One system water purifier. This ergonomic design garnered two major awards: iF Design Award 2019 and Good Design Award 2019, and Red Dot Design Award 2019. Among the 3 colours available, I absolutely love the one in dark brown but can foresee homeowners also loving the white and red options to match their modern kitchen interiors.
What’s great about this water purifier is how convenient and space-saving it is. As the world’s slimmest water dispenser, its ultra-small premium design (8.8 cm diameter; 33.7 cm height) allows it to be installed anywhere, be it on top of your kitchen island or next to your sink. Furthermore, on top of aesthetics, the tankless design helps to improve the overall hygiene of your purifier and even saves electricity as well.
Smart and user-friendly features
Wells The One is incredibly easy to use, with a user-friendly 2.8 full-colour display and one-wheel touch, allowing users to easily adjust both water volume and temperature. You can choose from the 6 different water temperature options (cold, room temperature, body temperature or 36.5°C, 50°C for baby formula, 70°C for tea, or 85°C for coffee), and 4 volume options (120 ml, 250 ml, 550 ml, or continuous). Wells The One also lets you drink alkaline water, in case you prefer that over regular drinking water.
Moreover, this smart water purifier has a passive infrared sensor that detects your presence and prompts the preparation of the device, so it will be ready to dispense water by the time you are in front of it. Its faucet also has a 180° spin capability that allows you to dispense water in whichever direction you want!
Powerful purification with a 9-step nanofiltration system
Wells The One employs an immensely thorough water filtering process with its Wells Multi-carbon Plus filter and Nano Clean Filter. This system removes nine types of heavy metals, micro-particles, and harmful viruses and bacteria such as norovirus, colon bacillus, and Staphylococcus aureus which causes food poisoning and other diseases. To date, this 9-step nanofiltration is one of the most comprehensive filtration systems on the market, so you are sure to get safe drinking water at all times.
Hygienic sterilizing system
Equipped with water-repellent super bio water pipes, you no longer need to worry about replacing the pipes. Wells The One utilizes a moisture electrolyzing technique to sterilize all water pipes every three days.
Moreover, this sterilizing system includes an auto water drainage system that drains all water pipes and circulates newly purified water when the purifier has not been in use for 24 hours.
I highly recommend you to check out their website which covers the features comprehensively.
What we love about Wells the One:
- Space-saving, modern minimalist design for modern kitchen
- Six water temperature options (cold, room temperature, 36.5°C, 50°C, 70°C, or 85°C)
- Filters made with eco-friendly materials certified by US National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
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2. Hydroflux WISH Water Purifier
Quality water purifier with stainless steel flow path and faucet
The first of its kind in Singapore, the Hydroflux WISH Water Purifier redefines your idea of a typical water dispenser. It provides water at 5 different instant temperatures. Quench your thirst with 5°C water, cook your cup noodles at 85°C water, or maybe enjoy something in between (25°C, 45°C, 75°C) – the choices are endless. What’s even better is that you can easily access water based on your preferred temperature. Simply turn the display dial and press the “W” button to dispense water, making it an ideal appliance to hydrate the entire family.
Completely hygienic with multiple levels of filtration
What’s on the inside of a water purifier is actually more important than its outer appearance. To maintain the hygiene level of the WISH Water Purifier, the inner tube pathways and nozzles are made of stainless steel. This means that the product is highly resistant to contamination and corrosion, offering superior hygiene as compared to those with PVC piping. And most importantly, the water you drink is safe! You can also notice how this purifier employs a tankless system, so the water comes directly from the water source and is never reused.
Moreover, water undergoes a total of 6 stages of filtration in just one filter, removing 99.9% of all sorts of bacteria and norovirus, allowing for the perfect water purification performance. This filter contains 4 major minerals, provides both alkaline and non-alkaline filters, and has passed 81 water purification tests, so you can rest assured you’re only getting the purest drinking water. For added sterilisation, the WISH water purifier also uses pasteurisation heat treatment to destroy any remaining bacteria and microorganisms found in the device.
Smart water purifier with Bluetooth speaker
This may sound surreal but you can also use the WISH Water Purifier to play your desired soundtrack while cooking in the kitchen. Just connect your mobile device via Bluetooth! Furthermore, the purifier is designed to take care of your health in different ways. It comes with 16 built-in tunes, also known as “Brain Music”, that are specially curated to help your brain recover from fatigue as you drink water.
Why buy this:
- A sleek and one-of-a-kind design fit for modern homes
- 5 temperature options between hot & cold in one water dispenser
- A water purifier with Bluetooth speaker function
- Corrosion-resistant materials provide a high hygiene level
- Smart sterilisation feature
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3. Sterra Water Purifier
The ultimate convenience at the touch of a button
If you are looking for an excellent yet value-for-money water purifier, check out the Sterra Water Purifier, a high-quality water dispenser made in Korea at a very competitive price point. Incredibly convenient to use, it instantly dispenses in 4 temperature settings: cold (4 degree Celsius), room (25 degree Celsius), warm (40 degree Celsius), and hot (87 degree Celsius) making it convenient for you to get a cold brew or a hot coffee in just a matter of seconds.
Moreover, if you wish to save yourself from the hassle of filling your glass, you can dispense water automatically at any volume: 120ml, 250ml, 550ml, or no limit.
Automated sterilisation and self-maintaining system
What’s great about the Sterra water purifier is that it features the latest technological advancement with an automated UV sterilisation via UV-C LED at the nozzle that keeps your water clean and pure all the time. It also has a self-maintaining mechanism powered by electrolytic sterilisation that cleans the internal stainless steel pipes responsible for transporting water within the purifier.
4-stage filtration mechanism
Through its 4-stage filtration mechanism, the water purifier ensures that you and your family have access to ultra clean water. The pre-carbon block filter serves to filter out dust, rust and sand while absorbing and removing various organic compounds such as residual chlorine and disinfectant. Next, the UF and post-carbon block filter efficiently filters out harmful contaminants and pathogenic bacteria via its ultra small micropores of 0.01 microns. The filter also absorbs the remaining gas and carbon to remove odours for a fresher water taste!
Moreover, the Sterra Water Purifier has a filter change indicator that notifies you whenever your filters need to be changed. The filters can be changed very easily without the need for a technician, saving you time and money in the long run.
What we love about Sterra:
- Scores high in the value for money and quality criteria
- Instantly dispenses at 4 temperature settings
- Automated UV nozzle sterilisation
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4. iDUO S5 Alkaline Water Ionizer
Ionized water for extensive health benefits
Drinking plenty of water is good for you. But drinking ionized water is even better with its multitude of health benefits, including boosting your body’s immunity, neutralizing over-acidity, and energizing your tired body.
With the iDUO S5, your ordinary drinking water will undergo a process of ionization to produce negatively charged electrons that refresh, rejuvenate, and enhance your overall wellness. What’s impressive is that the iDUO S5 is even certified as a medical device by the Korea Medical Devices Industry Association.
Produces water with varying pH levels
The iDUO S5 is equipped to provide continuous electrolysis of water with a flow sensor. It has the ability to provide water with different levels of pH. The iDUO S5 has 4 preset levels of alkaline water that is commonly used for drinking and cooking (pH 8.5, 9, 9.5, and 10), 2 preset levels of acidic water that is best used for beauty and cleaning purposes (pH 5 and 5.5), and 1 preset level of neutral pH 7 filtered water that is ideal for taking medications.
Improves gastrointestinal health
Unfiltered water can sometimes cause gastrointestinal health problems such as chronic diarrhoea, indigestion, intestinal dysbacteriosis, and hyperacidity. The use of iDUO S5 can help you avoid the four common gastrointestinal problems.
10 multilayer filtration system
Built with a patented 10 multilayer filter, the iDUO S5 produces delicious, purified, alkaline drinking water. Its high-quality filtration system removes impurities such as sediments, disinfectants, chemicals, residues, and bacteria. Furthermore, it improves the taste of water with natural far-infrared minerals and negative ions.
Why buy this:
- Certified as a medical device by the Korea Medical Devices Industry Association
- Ionized water for extensive health benefits
- Drink water with varying pH levels for varying purposes
- High-quality patented 10 multilayers filter for clean, healthy, and tasty water
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5. Coral Pure Natural Premium 9
Developed and crafted especially for Singapore water
It is true that there are quite a lot of water purification systems available in Singapore. Coral Pure Natural is unlike any other brand, as it is the only brand that developed a premium water purifier system that caters especially to Singapore’s water. Their latest addition, Premium 9, goes above and beyond by offering more than 15 stages of filtration at the most competitive price. Every system is locally assembled, run in, and tested in Coral Pure’s factory before actual installation.
On top of that, the Premium 9 belongs to the rare group of water purifiers in Singapore with a USA NSF ANSI 58 Certified Filter (at 0.0001 microns). This filter is able to remove up to 100% of the toxic fluoride ions and harmful TDS found in tap water, which can lead to health conditions like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and a whole lot more. The Premium 9 also boasts filters that are NSF ANSI 42, 53, 58 & 61 Certified, which also helps in removing other impurities (i.e., TDS, toxic heavy metals, chloride, and sulphate ) found in tap water. Not all water purifiers can do this as some contaminants can be really difficult to remove. See more of their customers’ life-changing testimonials.
Money back guarantee on Highest Spec filtration and Health Improvement
According to Coral Pure Natural, the high-quality drinking water (100% natural alkaline) obtained from the Premium 9 is similar to natural spring water found in longevity villages and islands, which simply means that it can effectively boost your immune system, defer ageing, and improve your overall health. Know more about the health benefits of buying the Premium 9. It is highly beneficial for users of all ages, too! All of these may be hard to believe at first, but Coral Pure Natural offers a Health Improvement Guarantee for your peace of mind. Basically, you can try out the Premium 9 for 3 to 6 months, and if you fail to notice any health improvement – you get a full refund.
In addition to being healthy, drinking water from the Premium 9 is known for its smoothness and soft and sweet natural taste, which also makes Coral Pure stand out among any other brands. Your kids will surely love it!
Designed for modern homes
As much as we love its water-purifying features, we are also in awe of the Premium 9’s modern design. Slim and stylish, it is the perfect addition to your modern home. We also like how it can dispense water at 7 temperature levels (Ambient, 45°C, 55°C, 75°C, 85°C, 90°C, and 100°C) and in 3 volumes (250mL, 500mL, 1000mL). Really efficient!
What we love about Coral Pure Natural Premium 9:
- World-class and heavy-duty filters for high-quality natural alkaline hydrogen crystal energising mineral water
- Removes the most toxic impurities (i.e., fluoride & chloride ions, heavy metals)
- Antioxidants with multiple health benefits
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6. SOMA 10-Cup Pitcher
Safe drinking water for you and the less fortunate
Featured in The Business Times Weekend, SOMA is a brand based in San Francisco producing stylish water filtration pitchers made from biodegradable materials. What we absolutely love about SOMA is that every time someone purchases their filter, they donate part of their proceeds to a non-government organisation charity:water to provide clean drinking water to those in need in rural areas.
This will greatly help in reducing waterborne illnesses in rural areas. In 2018, donations from SOMA helped fund a pipe water system in Nepal, helping 146 people in the process. So every time you drink SOMA-filtered water, you are also playing a part to help improve the lives of many!
SOMA filtration technology
The SOMA 10-cup Pitcher provides clean and safe drinking water via an NSF Standard 53 and 42 Certified filtration system. This efficiently helps to filter harmful elements such as mercury, copper, chlorine, cadmium, zinc, and unwanted taste and odour.
Besides this, the SOMA pitcher is made with safe and sustainable materials. The reservoir and the pitcher itself are made of shatterproof BPA-free plastic, while the handle is made from sustainable bamboo. Its filter is made with 65% plant-based, renewable materials, and can last 150 litres or up to two months.
Sleek and thoughtful design
The simple and minimalistic design of the SOMA 10-cup Pitcher looks great and is a perfect addition to modern homes, especially those with a Scandinavian theme. Moreover, it has been thoughtfully designed for you to get your 8 glasses of water a day. Simply finish one pitcher a day for optimum hydration!
What we love about SOMA:
- Part of the proceeds from buying the filters benefit the less fortunate via charity:water
- NSF Standard 53 and 42 Certified filtration system
- Green and sustainable materials used
Use coupon code WEDDINGVOW to get 10% off (not valid with other promotions or discounts)
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7. Apure Titan Water Purifier
Healthy water through research-based technology
As your modern-day water dispenser, the Apure Titan™ Water Purifier provides families all over Singapore with the freshest water they need for healthy living. Backed by research, this water purifier features an advanced reverse osmosis purification system for consistently dependable pure water. Basically, with the help of Titan™’s UvPure technology, the purifier disinfects water at a molecular level to eliminate up to 99.99% of unsafe water-based pathogens like bacteria, viruses, micro-organisms, and 8 types of heavy metals. The water will also pass through a 6-step filtration process to ensure the most pristine water in every sip.
And since this water purifier is tankless, not only is it more compact, but it also ensures that there will be no risk of secondary pollutants arising. The tankless system is also, in a way, more sustainable, as it consumes less energy and prevents water wastage.
Easy-to-use water purifier for modern homes
Beyond being a comprehensive water purifier and steriliser, the Titan™ is also a water dispenser. Sleek and stylish, it is the perfect dispenser for your modern home! Don’t worry, the dispenser is quite easy to use with its all-in-one ergonomic screen; you’d have absolute control with its 6 user-friendly touch controls, not to mention the integrated clock and timer.
Moreover, the Titan™ has an instant heating and cooling temperature system, so you can get a glass of cold water or a cup of hot water with just a press of a button. As a bonus, you can dispense the water in the perfect amount you need! And should you become preoccupied with other tasks, the Titan™ comes with an energy-saving re-boil option, bringing the water for your warm beverage back to its optimum temperature.
Worry-free sanitation with smart technology
In addition to all these useful features, we also love how the Titan™ is unlike your basic water purifier and steriliser. Thanks to smart technology, the Titan is equipped with self-cleaning abilities, which allows you to save on yearly maintenance and costly service fees. The Titan also notifies users automatically when its filters need replacing, which can be done in less than 10 seconds.
Every Titan™ purchase comes with 3 free filter replacement sets (worth $299), a 2-year full warranty, a lifetime warranty for the touch panel, and free installation & delivery. And should you decide to purchase this water purifier now, Apure has a Limited Time Promo that includes a free 18-month supply of filter sets, a $600 cash discount, and free installation & delivery.
What we love about Apure Titan water purifier:
- Eliminates 99.99% of unsafe water-based pathogens
- Functions as an accurate dispenser with 3 temp choices and water volume options
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8. OSIM UPure 2 Water Filter
OSIM’s 4 step-purifying process efficiently removes nearly every last bacteria particle known to reside in tap water. There is a replaceable double filtration cartridge and a convenient indicator to check when the filter needs changing. Installation is easy, and its compact design works for any kitchen.
What we love about OSIM water filter:
- Unique 4-step purifying process
- Removes almost all known bacteria in tap water
- Convenient lifespan indicator and compact design
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9. Konka Tap Water Purifier and Filter
Drinking water is a good way of getting liquids in our bodies as it has no calories. But drinking unfiltered water can cause many diseases and harmful bacteria in our bodies. Thanks to the Konka Tap Water Purifier and Water Filter’s nine-stage fine filtration system it purifies deeply the water from the faucet and we can always enjoy a cup of water without worrying about our health. It’s very easy to use with only 2 water switch modes: the first is tap water mode for washing the dishes and watering plants. The second is the water purification mode for drinking water, cooking rice and washing your veggies and fruits. What’s great about this is that you don’t have to worry about your electricity bills because the filter has no power consumption. In addition, the ceramic-composite filter is light and compact absolutely hassle-free to install.
What we love about this Konka water filter:
- 9-level filtering system: deep purification
- No power consumption
- Ceramic-composite filter
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10. AmGlow 6-Stage Water Filter System
As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Water is life and clean water means health.” It is essential to have a water filter in the house, but a 6-stage water filtering system? That’s one step up. AmGlow 6-stage Water Filter is a top-notch filtering system with Alkaline and Ultrafiltration that is a must-have for every household. With its 6-stage filtration system, it removes 99.9% of water impurities such as chlorine, microorganism, lead, bacteria, and other contaminants.
Our water can sometimes smell bad but the water filter granular activated carbon filter takes out dissolved organic compounds that make your water free from the foul odour. During the filtering process, it turns tap water into Alkaline which increases the pH water value and at the same time restores the water’s healthy compound by adding minerals such as calcium, sodium, and as well as potassium. In addition, the package comes with a gooseneck faucet.
What we love about this water filter:
- 100% BPA free
- Free Installation and 1-year warranty
- Ultrafiltration that purifies water
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11. Doulton HCP CounterTop Water Filter BTU2504
If you are looking for advanced water filters in Singapore, look no further than the Doulton Biotect water filter. By removing pathogens, bacteria, particles, cysts, lead, mercury, and cadmium, water quality is therefore guaranteed to be as pure as possible. It does not produce any secondary pollution from being made with the finest and purest materials. Moreover, cleaning is easy and it is also portable to shift onto different taps.
With 4 filtration levels, 99.9% of all contaminants are removed, leaving only the natural flavour of water with minerals.
What we love about Doulton:
- Removes 99.9% of all pollutants
- Produces no secondary pollution
- Crafted with the highest quality materials
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12. Ruhens Ice – Water Filter Singapore
When it comes to multi-purpose filters, we believe Ruhens Ice is a contender. Not only is it a tankless water purifier that can purify your drinking water, but it can also make ice and hot water at the touch of a button! It can also dispense 5 temperatures in an instant: 4°C of cold water, 20°C of room temperature, 40°C of hot water, 60°C of optimal temperature for sterilising baby bottles and 87°C of hot water! There is also an ice cube size indicator to help you choose the right size ice cube (large and small cubes). The best part is that you can choose from pre-set quantities of 120ml, 250ml and 550ml and manually dose the desired amount.
To be honest, we believe this is one of the best investments you can make because you get a water dispenser, ice maker, purifier, and steriliser all in one machine!
What we love about Ruhens Ice:
- 5 different temperature selections
- With ice cube size indicator
- Triple UV care for sterilising ice
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13. Brita Marella Water Pitcher
If you are on a tight budget when looking for a water purifier in Singapore and do not want the hassle of any installation, you can opt for this Brita water filter jug. You can immediately fill this jug up with water, and have the water go through its filter cartridge to remove impurities and even algae before drinking.
The downside of this water filter is that it takes time, and you have to wait for the water to pass through the filter, hence is not so suitable to use for cooking needs. You cannot get purified water on demand and it carries a limited quantity. I would suggest this only if you are on a tight budget, and for personal use.
BRITA’s German design ensures that you get a quality jug. The company has a 50-year reputation and expertise in water filtration. Check out how to set up the Brita Water Filter below:
What we love about Brita water pitcher:
- Does not require installation
- Portable and can be used anywhere in the house
- Reduces impurities in your water
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14. Mistral 2L Compact Water Filter Jug
Singapore along with its neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia is known to have high humidity due to its geographical location. Especially during the summer season it can be extremely hot and drinking lukewarm water from the faucet is not enough to quench our thirst. Good thing we got Mistral Compact Water Filter Jug, drinking filtered water from the refrigerator has never been this convenient. It has an aqua optima unique 5-step purification that removes impurities such as chlorine, leads, bacteria and more making our tap water even safer to drink. The filter has a life indicator that shows you when the filter needs to be changed.
Compact and economical
What’s great about this is the design is compact and more economical than a water bottle. Also, it doesn’t take up too much space inside your refrigerator and has a 2-litre water capacity that saves you trip from re-filling water again and again in your faucet. The package includes a pack of 30-day aqua optima evolve filters.
What we love about Mistral water filter:
- Economical than a water bottle
- Easy-fill pour-through lid
- Has filter life indicator
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15. LivingCare 5 Stages Undersink Water Filtration System
Consider getting yours from LivingCare if you like the 5-stage filter technology of most faucet filters but prefer to be discreet and hidden away. The Premium Carbon, Nano pH+, Prime UF Membrane, and Active Carbon filters in this under-sink water filtration system ensure your water is free of harmful contaminants and rich in minerals and antioxidants! This simply means you can get 99% bacteria and contaminant-free water straight from your faucet.
What we love about LivingCare under-sink water filter:
- Brimming with antioxidants
- 99% free of bacteria & contaminants
- Purified water straight out of a faucet
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FAQ: Water Filters in Singapore
What are the key differences between a water filter and a water purifier?
- Water Filter: A water filter is designed to remove larger particles, sediments, and certain contaminants from water. It can improve water quality by reducing visible impurities and enhancing taste.
- Water Purifier: A water purifier goes beyond filtration by targeting a wider range of contaminants, including bacteria, viruses, and chemical pollutants. Its primary goal is to provide water that meets higher purity standards.
- Contaminant Removal:
- Water Filter: Filters generally remove sediments, chlorine, some heavy metals, and larger particles. They might not effectively eliminate microorganisms and certain chemical contaminants.
- Water Purifier: Purifiers are equipped to remove or neutralise a broader spectrum of impurities, including microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, as well as chemical pollutants.
- Water Quality Enhancement:
- Water Filter: Filters focus on enhancing the aesthetic quality of water by reducing odour, taste, and appearance issues.
- Water Purifier: Purifiers address both aesthetic and health-related concerns by eliminating harmful microorganisms and chemical contaminants that could pose health risks.
Where to buy a water filter in Singapore?
You used to only be able to buy water filters in Singapore from stores, but now you can purchase them online for the ultimate convenience and even enjoy discounted prices! Shopee and Lazada are my go-to for shopping for water filters in Singapore. It is also a great place to compare the prices of water purifiers in Singapore.
Ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water is a vital consideration. By highlighting a diverse range of filtration systems, from faucet-mounted to under-sink options, we hope that our guide on the Best Water Purifiers and Water Filters in Singapore has helped you find the best water filter for your home. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful.
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