While you can drink water straight from Singapore’s tap, it is better to buy a water filter or 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 in the water. A water filter, on the other hand, can remove all of the above. In this issue of Best of Home 2020, we introduce the 15 Best Water Purifiers & Water Filters in Singapore.
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15 Best Water Purifiers and Water Filters in Singapore
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 diarrhea, indigestion, intestinal dysbacteriosis, and hyperacidity. With the use of iDUO S5, it 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 bacterias. 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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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.
Why buy this:
- Scores high in the value for money and quality criteria
- Instantly dispenses at 4 temperature settings
- Automated UV nozzle sterilisation
- 4 stages of filtration system for clean water
- Ease of maintenance: Self-maintaining system
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. I absolutely love the dark brown design, and 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. The 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.
Smart and user-friendly features
Wells The One is incredibly easy to use, with an easy-to-use 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).
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.
Powerful purification with 9-step filtering 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.
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.
Why buy this:
- Space-saving, modern minimalist design for modern kitchens
- 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)
- Complete water purification process
- Automatic sterilizing system for perfect hygiene
Wells promo code:
Use coupon code TWV2020 and quote at showroom for $600 discount
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 a 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!
Why buy this:
- Clean and safe drinking water for you and your family
- 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
- Beautiful and modern design, serves as a great gift as well!
SOMA promo code:
Use promo code WEDDINGVOW on SOMA’s website to get 10% off storewide*
Slim and space-saving with water purification function
One of the best water purifiers in Singapore with a mind-boggling width of 8cm, the FreshDew® Hot & Cool Dispenser has the slimmest design compared to other water dispensers in Singapore. Perfect for newer homes in Singapore which generally comes with a smaller kitchen space and countertop surface area, you can even mount this top-selling product on the wall, giving your kitchen a spacious vibe. Sporting a minimalist tankless design, the FreshDew® Hot & Cool Dispenser is a great addition to any modern home.
Healthy alkaline water with Tomal 4 Bullet series
With Tomal Global’s multi bullet series, you can choose up to 4 different filters which include the ability to remove ultra-fine particles such as bacteria, parasites, and pesticides. What we like about the Tomal 4 Bullet Series is that it provides us with alkaline water, having heard of the health benefits of drinking alkaline water. This is exactly what the fourth alkaline cartridge provides, adding essential and antioxidant minerals back into the water.
Easy refilling of water via drinking tap
We found the drinking tap to be immensely convenient for refilling our water jugs throughout the day. Best of all, we no longer need to spend time boiling water in a kettle as the FreshDew® Hot & Cool Dispenser dispenses hot water on demand. How exactly it achieves that with an 8cm width and a tankless design remains a mystery to us. But hey, that’s great technology! While they are still improving the coolness of the water, you’ll also be pleased to know that your cartridges will last for a year, and replacement is quick and simple without requiring a technician or a call-back service. Check out their great reviews here.
Why buy this:
- Tomal 4 Bullet series for filtered alkaline water and added essential minerals and antioxidants
- Space-saving with the slimmest design in Singapore (8cm width)
- Minimalist design for modern homes
- Long life span refills
- Hot water on demand
Tomal Global promo code:
Use the code TWV10 on Tomal Global’s website for a 10% discount off.
First motorless tankless water purifier in Singapore
The first motorless water dispenser in Singapore, Livingcare’s Jewel series, is unlike any other. A motorless system means that it consumes absolutely no energy when on standby, making it more eco-friendly. It also automatically shuts down when not in use, both helping with your monthly electricity bill. Moreover, since it is tankless, your household can now enjoy uncontaminated, fresh water straight from the source.
Lightweight and svelte, Jewel dispensers fit in small spaces (perfect for HDB homes) and complements any interior effortlessly at only 13cm wide. It is a great upgrade to the usual bulky water purifiers that make our kitchen counters look cluttered.
What’s more, if you are a fan of colours, you are in for an absolute treat: Jewel series comes in an exclusive range of pretty pastel colours that’s unlike any other dispensers islandwide! Choose from the shades of Flamingo Pink, Powder Blue, and Seafoam Mint. Or if you prefer minimalism, try the Chiffon White and Midnight Black versions.
Advanced 5 stage filtration technology
As we know, bacteria and unwanted chemicals remain in our water if not purified. Thankfully, the Jewel dispensers ensure 99.9% elimination of tap water impurities through multi-stage filtration. Employing advanced 5 stage filtration technology, tap water undergoes sediment, pre-carbon, alkaline antioxidants, nano membrane, and active carbon filters for our complete safety.
Alkaline option for more health benefits
Much to our delight, Jewel dispensers bring not only convenience but most critically, health into your living spaces. Aside from the usual hot, cold, and lukewarm water, Jewel also adds in 100% alkaline water to the pool of options. Brimming with antioxidants, natural alkaline water promotes body pH balance by neutralizing excess build-up of acidic waste. It enhances hydration, helping you feel more energized and revitalized on a daily basis. Alkaline water is also reported to naturally slow down the aging process for a youthful glow, making it perfect for both older and younger members of the family.
Why buy this:
- Compact, sleek, and stylish water purifier
- Multi-stage filtration for maximum elimination of bacteria and impurities
- Motorless and tankless system
- 7 instant Hot and/(&) Cold temperatures
- Optional alkaline water
- Comes with a 3-year warranty and free installation
The Philips On Tap 4-Layer Purifier is a convenient and great way to get purified water for drinking and cooking. It is compact, easy to install, gives you instant access to pure water. The 4-layer filter effectively removes bacteria, harmful organic compounds, and chlorine, while retaining the good minerals.
This water purifier utilises a micro-pure filter that consists of a hi-tech hollow-fibre membrane. This membrane contains more than 520 billion micro-pores for the efficient removal of 99.99% of all bacteria. The granula activated carbon will remove unpleasant chlorine, bad taste and odours. Installation is also quick and fuss-free (no need to hire a plumber), as it comes with a number of Quick-Fit tap adaptors to faciliate easy installation.
The water control system is also easy to use, with a lever that you can simply flip to toggle between filtered and unfiltered water, ensuring that your filter is only used when required. For unfiltered water, you can also have 2 different water settings – stream or spray. The Philips water filters in Singapore also comes with a colour-coded Pure Protect alert, that shows you when you need to change the filter on time. When the membrane turns dark grey or rusty brown, it is time to change the filter. Changing the filter is quick and easy with the quick twist mechanism. You can easily eject the old one and replace it with a new filter.
Why buy this water purifier:
- Compact, easy to install
- 4-layer filtration system that removes up to 99.99% bacteria
- QuickFit tap adaptors will fit most taps, making for easy installation
- For a cheaper alternative, you can check out the Philips On-Tap Water Purifier AWP3702/00.
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 convenient indicator to check when the filter needs changing. Installation is easy, while its compact design works for any kitchen.
Why buy this water filter in Singapore:
- Unique 4 step purifying process
- Removes almost all known bacteria in tap water
- Convenient lifespan indicator
- Compact design
When it comes to water dispensers and water filters in Singapore, no brand really does it quite as well as 3M. They have over 75 years of experience to bring you the most advanced technology and the highest quality filters to bring you the cleanest water possible for home use. This 3M CounterTop Water Filter CTM03 fits nicely into stylish kitchens. The filter removes 99.5% of filterable cyst and removes harmful chemicals such as benzene, chlorine, lead, mercury. It also removes odour and improves the taste and quality of your tap water. Furthermore, the filtration cartridge is easy to change, and even comes with a doulton pre-filter that prevents built-in filter blockage to extend its lifespan (one cartridge produces up to 14,000 glasses of clean water!).
If you prefer a water filter or water purifier in Singapore that is under your sink and tucked away from sight, check out the 3M Under Sink Water Filtration System.
Why buy this water filter:
- Sleek design for stylish kitchens
- Extremely effective in removing harmful particles and chemicals.
- Comes with a Doulton Pre-Filter to prevent blockage, extending the lifespan of the filter cartridge
The 4 stages of the Augienb water purifier work efficiently to remove water sediment, dust, mud, rust, bacteria and prevents bacteria from moving into the water supply. To prevent algae, the filter shell is of premium quality, ensuring a long life span to protect your water standards. In addition to this, no electricity is needed to power this filter, meaning your bills won’t soar with using this water purifier.
The first stage begins with the PP cotton which removes the sediment, iron, and algae. Next, the pre-activated carbon then removes any discolouration, smell, and heavy metals present, therefore guaranteeing no unpleasant taste or odour while you drink or cook with the water. Following which, imported activated carbon removes organic matter like bacteria, viruses, and heavy metal ions that could potentially cause you illness. Finally, the last filtration is the ultrafiltration membrane that deeply removes bacteria and viruses, so you can even wash your dishes and make tea with completely distilled water.
Why buy this water filter:
- 4 effective filtration stages removing harmful microbes
- Multifunctional water usage including drinking, cooking and washing dishes
- No electricity needed, uses water pressure for power
- There is an upgraded version that has a 7-stage water filtration process. Check out the AUGIENB 7 Stage Water Filter
The Siemens water purifiers in Singapore feature a coconut shell activated carbon which removes large impure particles such as dust, improving the quality and taste of the water. The activated carbon absorption removes residual chlorine. In addition, an easy setup and installation mean no hassle on the user’s end. The filter will last for up to 6 months and the filter will turn brown to indicate that it needs changing.
Why buy this water purifier in Singapore:
- Easy installation
- Coconut shell activated carbon removes large particles
- Durable and long-lasting
- Filter turns brown to remind you to change it
Originating from Japan, the modern Novita faucet system features a 2 step ultra-purification, which begins with the granular activated carbon, removing up to 99% of chlorine and improving the taste and quality of the water. Thereafter, the advanced ultra hollow membrane filter, bacteria and other microbes are sifted, while retaining beneficial minerals.
A conserving sprinkle option saves up to 33% more water for an eco-friendly choice, and the filter has been designed with a helpful lifespan indicator so you know exactly when to change. Furthermore, each filter can last approximately 1,500L of purified water, based on a 10-litre daily usage. Check here for the water purifier filter replacement.
Why buy this water purifier in Singapore:
- Shower option saves up to 33% water usage
- 2 step ultra purification filters
- Digital lifespan indicator shows when to change the filter
- Removes up to 99.9% of chlorine and bacteria
- Check out the Novita Bundle Deal: Faucet Water Purifier NP200 & Filter Pack for a great deal for both items.
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 while 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.
Why buy this water filter:
- Removes 99.9% of all pollutants
- Produces no secondary pollution
- Crafted with the highest quality materials
- Portable, convenient for moving house
The Joyoung water filter has 5 stages of filtration, which significantly improves your water quality. Processing your tap water through the 304 stainless steel filter results in tiny impurities being removed. The second ceramic filter then works to remove harmful chemicals. The next level absorbs leftover chlorine, rust, and improves the taste of the water through the coconut shell activated carbon. At the 4th stage, the filtration level uses high precision PP cotton which prevents suspended impurities, and the final filter of 304 stainless steel stops tiny impurities entering the water.
What’s great is that its filter element can be cleaned and they can be used for up to 2 years. Furthermore, the faucet is easily and quickly installed and fits from 13 to 22mm.
Why buy this water filter in Singapore:
- Five filtration stages for high quality, purified water
- Easily cleaned without electricity, usable for up to 2 years
- Easy and simple installation for faucets
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:
Why buy this water filter:
- Does not require installation
- Portable and can be used anywhere in the house
- Reduces impurities in your water
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 electronics and appliances. It is also a great place to compare the prices of water purifiers in Singapore.
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I hope that our guide on the 14 Best Water Purifiers and Water Filters in Singapore has helped you to buy the best water filter in Singapore for your home. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful. Also, do check out our other buying guides below!
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