For this post, I have put together a collection of the best refrigerator water filters currently available.
UPDATED: September 20th, 2018.
Filters help to reduce contaminants in your water such as:
Chlorine Taste & Odor - chlorine is widely used in water treatment as disinfectants but may add particular odor and taste to the water.
Heavy Metals & Chemicals - such as lead and other common industrial contaminants with high toxicities can infiltrate water source and endanger your health.
Microbial Cysts - parasites such as cyrptosporidium is commonly found in lakes and rivers. It has high resistance over disinfectants such as chlorine thus can remain longer inside water.
With these filters, enjoy fresh filtered water right from your refrigerator dispenser.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Refrigerator Water Filters.
1. General Electric MWF Refrigerator Water Filter
GE guaranteed fit: Compatible with select GE side-by-side and bottom-freezer refrigerators.
Premium filtration: Certified to reduce chlorine-resistant cysts, lead, select pharmaceuticals and 15 other contaminants.
Twist and lock design: Simple design provides easy, tool-free, no-mess filter replacement.
Max. Filtered Water Flow (gpm): 0.5.
Six-month filter life: For best filtration results, filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or 300 gallons.
GE's most advanced filtration Tested and verified to filter five trace pharmaceuticals, including ibuprofen, progesterone and others.
Replaces GWF, GWFA, GWF01, GWF06, MWFA
2. Samsung Genuine DA29-00020B Refrigerator Water Filter
Removes over 99% of numerous potentially harmful contaminants, using a high grade carbon block.
Samsung Genuine Water Filters are guaranteed to reduce contaminants, for fresh-tasting water.
Comes in two package types.
All Samsung water filters are tested and certified.
3. Frigidaire WF2CB PureSource2 Refrigerator Water Filter
Replacement for Frigidaire filters FC-100, FC100, WF2CB, SWF2CB, NGFC 2000, NGFC2000, NGFC-2000.
Designed for use on refrigerators after 2004 with filtration systems located in the front, right top.
Reduces cysts by 99.99% Particulates (Class 1) by 98.5%, Turbidity by 99.70%, Lead by 99.30% Particulates (class III) by 98.6%, Mercury by 91%.
Reduces Herbicides 1,4-D by 96%, Alachlor by 98%, Atraxine by 98%, Pesticides Lindane by 92%, Toxaphene by 87.5%.
Reduces chlorine taste and order as well as sediment.
4. EveryDrop by Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
EveryDrop Filter 1 is the only filter Certified by Whirlpool Corporation to work with your Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, JennAir, and Amana refrigerator.
NSF Certified to Reduce the Most Contaminants.
Reduces 24 contaminants, including pharmaceuticals, waterborne parasites, lead, and pesticides.
The only Genuine Replacement for the discontinued W10295370A.
Used in side-by-side, top freezer and bottom freezer refrigerators which accept Filter 1.
Replace filter every 6 months or 200 gallons to maximize contaminant reduction
5. Waterdrop UKF8001 Refrigerator Water Filter
Premium coconut carbon block filter is certified to significantly improve taste and quality of water.
Perfectly fits the original without water leakage.
High-quality refrigerator water filter provides up to 6 months or 750 gallons of clean and fresh water.
Fits Maytag: UKF8001, UKF8001AXX, UKF8001-750, UKF8001P, UKF8001AXXP, 67002269, 67002671, 67003523, 67003526, 67003527, 67003528, 67003591, 67003727, 67006474, 67006637, 12589201, 12589203, 12589206, 12589208, 12589210; Whirlpool (EveryDrop): OWF51, WF50-NI500, WF50-WI500, 67003523, WF50-KWI500, WF50-NI300, WF50-KNI300, OWF50-WI500, OWF50-NI300, GI6FDRXXY07; Kitchenaid: 4396395, 8171032, 8171249, KBFS25ETSS01.
A professional fridge filter indicator is also included, which will remind you to replace the filter on regular basis.
6. Crystala Frigidaire Refrigerator Water Filter
Compatible with Puresource, Gallery, Professional Series Fridge and some Electrolux Models.
Fits Kenmore 469999 242017800,242017801 PS2364646, A0094E28261.
Organic Carbon Block Triple Filtration Technology
Makes for cleaner, clearer, better-tasting drinking water.
Reduces Lead, Iron, Mercury, and Other Contaminants.
Filter Life: 6 Months or 200 gallons.
7. GE RPWFE Refrigerator Water Filter
Works with any refrigerator that currently uses GE’s RPWF or RPWFE filters.
Used in selected GE french-door refrigerators.
GE’s most advanced filtration.
Tested and verified to filter five trace pharmaceuticals.
Certified to reduce chlorine-resistant cysts, lead, select pharmaceuticals and 15 other contaminants.
Easy filter replacement: No tools of water-turnoff required to replace cartridge inside refrigerator.
For best filtration results, filter cartridge should be replaced every six months or 300 gallons.
8. Kenmore 9690 Refrigerator Water Filter
Kenmore-46-9690 is compatible with part numbers 9690, 469690, 46-9690 4609690000, 46-9690, and ADQ36006102.
Fits refrigerator model number 72053.
Used to improve the taste and clarity of water used in your refrigerator.
Activated granular carbon filter designed to improve taste.
Cellulose filter rated to .52 microns for improvements in sediment reduction.
Filters impurities such as cysts and sediment.
9. Maytag UKF8001 Refrigerator Water Filter
Uses activated sourced coconut shell for the best water purification.
Designed to meet or exceed the OEM filter that it replaces, using the latest filtration technology.
Removes up to 95% - 99% of dangerous contaminants including: asbestos, benzene, chlorine taste, cysts, lead, and particulates.
Fits the following:
Amana / Whirlpool (EveryDrop) : (Models) WF50 OWF50 WF51 OWF51 OWF50-NI300 WF50-KNI300 WF50-NI500 OWF50-WI500 WF50-KWI500 ASD2326HES AFI2538AES GI6FDRXXY07 WRX735SDBM
Sears / Kenmore : (Models) 46-9005 4690005 9005 9005P 46-9006 469006 9006 9006P 46-9992 469992 9992 9992P 469005750 469005-750 46-9005-750 469006750 469006-750 46-9006-750 04609005000 04609006000 Puriclean II: 670032526 67003527 67003528
Maytag (EveryDrop) & PUR : (Models) FILTER 4 UKF8001 UKF8001AXX UKF8001-750 UKF8001P UKF8001AXXP 67002269 67002671 67003523 67003526 67003527 67003528 67003591 67003727 67006474 67006637 12589201 12589203 12589206 12589208 12589210 Kitchenaid : (Models) 43966395 8171032 8171249 KBFS25ETSS01
Viking : RWFFR 67006475 WF295
Jenn-Air & more
10. AquaCrest DA29-00020B Refrigerator Water Filter
Advanced coconut carbon block filter can remove chlorine, bad taste, unpleasant odor and retain beneficial minerals in your tap water.
Enjoy fresh water by replacing your water filter every 6 months or 300 gallons, whichever comes first.
Designed to fit the original.
Easy for installation and operation. No tools required.
Samsung DA29-00020B, DA29-00020A, DA2900020A, DA29-00019A, DA2900019A, 04609101000, 09101, 46-9101, 469101, 9101, DA-97-08006A, DA-97-08006A-B, DA-97-08006B,DA97-08006A-B, HAF-CIN, HAF-CIN-EXP, HAF-CINEXP, HAFCIN
Pure Line PL-200, ICEPURE RWF0700A
ClearWater Filters CWMF021
Pureza filters PF7,
Aqua Fresh WF294,
I hope this list of the best refrigerator water filters was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C