Alexapure Pro Review – Is It Worth Your Money?
Should you filter your water? Getting a water filtration system is a wonderful way to ensure that you and your family are drinking the healthiest and most clean water possible.
It’s more economical and environmentally friendly than getting your water in plastic bottles, generally tastes better than tap water and is free from certain contaminants, such as pesticides, metals and bacteria.
There are many choices out there when it comes to the best water filtration system for clean water. This article reviews the Alexapure Pro. It’s a countertop water filter, so you don’t have to worry about hiring a plumber to get it installed. Alexapure Pro is a well-known name that uses some groundbreaking technology, yet they are not inexpensive ─ so read on!
Alexapure Pro Stainless Steel Water Filtration System
Removes up to 99.99% of 200 different water contaminants, including E. coli, lead, chlorine, bacteria and viruses.
- Gravity-fed water filter means no electricity or batteries are needed.
- Uses a gravity block-core filter with a hybrid ceramic shell.
- Made to travel with you while camping, in emergencies, etc.
- Weighs 3.65 kg.
- Has a 2.25 gallon capacity.
What is Alexapure Water Filter?
Alexapure is a company that was started by Matt Redhawk when he and his wife were expecting their first child. He was concerned about the quality of drinking water his family would be consuming, and as he puts it, he set out “to find the holy grail of water filtration.” Since he didn’t find it, he decided to invent a water filtration system, and he started the Alexapure family of products.
The Alexapure Pro was Matt’s first invention, which went through strict testing and many modifications before he was satisfied. The finished product is has a gravity filter that uses groundbreaking technology to ensure your family is drinking the purest water possible.
Is It Really Groundbreaking?
The Alexapure Pro is just under $300. Yet why is it so groundbreaking? There are so many countertop water filter options out there. So, should you really invest in the Alexapure Pro? Well, for one thing, it’s easily portable and filters up to 5,000 gallons of water before needing a replacement water filter. Also, it doesn’t require any batteries, plumbing or electricity to operate. So, if you’re considering this Alexapure review as a camping enthusiast or live in an area where you don’t have access to an outlet, it could be a good choice for you.
The water filtration system itself is a carbon-block core in a hybrid-ceramic shell that’s infused with silver. The silver acts as an antibacterial agent, which is absolutely necessary if you are going to be using this filter to remove contaminants from unverified water sources such as while camping. The flow rate is going to depend entirely on the water quality you are filtering.
Firstly, the Alexapure Pro works via its gravity water filter system. Unfiltered water is poured into the top chamber. The ceramic hybrid exterior filters out larger contaminant molecules, and the silver acts as an antibacterial agent to prevent bacteria from growing inside the filter. The carbon block filters out the smaller molecules of contaminants such as viruses. Clean, drinkable water filters into the bottom chamber, where there’s a spigot to dispense the water.
The Alexapure Pro comes with one filter, but there is room to use up to four filters at once. This allows for quicker filtration, so it may be the way to go if you’re filtering water with high turbidity.
At just around 8 pounds and dimensions of 22.5’’ x 8.25,’’ it’s fairly easy to pack it up and go. Its filter is advertised to be powerful enough to turn even the most brackish water into clear, clean water. Of course, if you’re using it to continuously filter water with high turbidity, you’ll need to change the filter more often than if you were simply using it to ensure the drinking water in your home is pure water, free of chlorine and other common water contaminants.
There is a 30-day, no-questions-asked money back guarantee with the Alexapure Pro water filter. Unfortunately, it is only valid for the above stated time, which is not very long compared to other water filtration devices, and it’s is only valid on unopened products. For all other returns, Alexapure uses a case-by-case method, which means that this purchase is not entirely risk-free if you use it and decide that it’s not right for you or your family.
So what exactly does the Alexapure Pro take out of your water?
The Alexapure Pro water filtration system removes 99.99% of 206 contaminants, including:
- Heavy metals
The water filter is made with NSF and FDA approved materials and is tested to NSF and ANSI standards.
If you’re using your Alexapure water filter intermittently, you do have the option of storing the filter and reusing it. For storage of up to a few weeks, you can simply put it into an airtight container or a zip lock bag filled with water. For storing it longer than that, you’ll need to air dry it before placing it into an airtight container or zip lock bag. When you’re ready to use the filter again, you’ll need to rehydrate it with alcohol and water.
What’s in the Box?
The Alexapure Pro water filter is reputed to be very simple to put together and comes ready-to-go with a non-slip black rubber base ring, upper and lower stainless steel chambers, the gravity block filter with its hybrid ceramic shell, the spigot and knob assembly, a lid, and food-grade nitrile and silicone rubber plugs. Its assembled height is 22” and it’s only 14” when stored. It’s just below 9” in diameter.
Pros and Cons
With all the hype surrounding the Alexapure Pro, how do the pros and cons really break down for this water filter? I’ve listed what it can and can’t do for you.
- Sleek, lightweight, easily portable pure water filtration system
- No prepping of filter needed (unless previously stored for a long period of time)
- No plumbing, batteries or electricity needed
- High capacity filter of up to 5,000 gallons
- Raw water capacity of 8.5 liters
- Filter capacity of 8.5 liters
- Able to handle water with high turbidity
- Warranty only covers 30 days on unopened product, while competitor gravity water filter products usually have a 1-5 year warranty on their product
- Replacement filters are usually somewhat expensive
What People Are Saying
The Alexapure Pro reviews are mixed, as reviews for all products generally are, but they do have a high customer satisfaction rating. On Amazon.com, 76% of customers give them a 5-star review while only 9% gave a 1-star review. Here are some of the reviews:
- One customer gave her Alexapure Pro water filtration system a five-star review, as she found that she had saved an incredible amount of money she had been previously using on bottled water. She works in a community that has brown tap water and finds the Alexapure pitcher of water comes out clean and drinkable. She also bought one to eliminate the smell of chlorine from her home water and both machines work very well. She does mention that the system used with the brown water needs a replacement filter more often than the one she uses at home.
- Another customer who gave a five-star review has had her Alexapure Pro water filter for a year and only replaced the filter after 8 months.
- There are Alexapure Pro reviews stating that the filter makes water taste great, and the customers “love it” and are pleased with their purchases.
- One customer found that his filter became clogged within three months of use. He feels that his city water is “rough,” but this should make no difference, as the filter is advertised for up to 5,000 gallons. Customer service suggested he scrub it, but he has found that scrubbing it made very little difference on the performance of the filter.
- One customer states that the filter element worked very slowly and that the top reservoir would still be half full after 8 to 10 hours. It was sent back and the customer received a new one, which they state worked as promised initially, but then slowed down within a week to one gallon per 8 to 10 hours.
- Many customers who gave one-star reviews for the water filtration system found that the stainless steel rusted or that the filter clogged, or that the water wasn’t filtered as quickly as promised. Another common complaint was that the price of the replacement filter is almost as expensive as the entire water filter system.
Cleaning and Care
The Alexapure Pro is meant to be a hassle-free, easy to assemble and use filtration system. As with any other investment, though, it’s important to take care of it and to keep it in secure when not in use.
As stated above, the filter element can be stored for short periods of time in a sealable bag or other airtight container as long as it is submerged in water. If you’re planning on storing it for longer than a few weeks, it will need to be completely air-dried and then stored in an airtight container or sealable bag. To use it again, it will need to be cleaned in a solution of alcohol and water.
It is recommended that you clean the exterior of the filters when you notice that the rate of flow is reduced. Reduction of flow happens when minerals build up on the filter. To do this cleaning, remove the filter carefully from the upper chamber and then scrub the exterior of the filters with a scour pad and clean water. Do not use soap, though. When you’re finished scrubbing, rise with clean water and replace in the upper chamber.
The outer surfaces can be cleaned using a soft cloth and water. It is recommended that you rinse the interior of the chambers with water before first use.
Here are a few frequently asked questions about the Alexapure Pro water filtration system.
What kind of water can I put into it?
You can put any type of freshwater into the Alexapure Pro water filter. This is part of what makes it great for camping or emergency preparedness. Salt water will ruin the filter, so never put salt water into your Alexapure Pro.
What is the Alexapure Pro made out of?
The Alexapure Pro has a stainless steel exterior, with a hybrid ceramic-carbon block filter. The other components such as handles are made out of food grade nitrile and silicone rubber.
Is it easy to store?
This water filtration system breaks down fairly well. It’s stored dimensions are 14” and the largest diameter is less than 9.” It weighs less than 8 lbs.
How much water can the water filter hold?
The upper chamber holds 8.5 liters or 2.25 gallons and the lower chamber holds the same amount.
What does the filter remove from the water?
This is a very long list, so here are just a few of the contaminants that are removed by the Alexapure Pro filter.
- Glyphosate, also known as Roundup, and other herbicides
- Radioactive substances
- VOC’s (volatile organic substances)
The Alexapure Pro water filtration system takes up to 99.99% of these contaminants out of the water it filters. It is made to NSF/ANSI standards using NSF/FDA approved materials.
Does this water filter remove beneficial minerals?
No, filters such as these do not remove minerals like calcium and magnesium.
Will this filter change the pH of my water?
Yes, the pH will change slightly because when contaminants, which are acidic, are removed, the water becomes slightly more alkaline or basic.
How often do I have to change the filter?
This depends entirely on what type of water you’re filtering. The Alexapure Pro water filtration system has the filter capacity of up to 5,000 gallons of water, but if you’re filtering water with a high mineral content or high turbidity, you’ll have to clean it or change it more often.