I have no sophistication on water quality, other than taste, smell and visuals. I replaced the filter in our KitchenAid fridge, the replaced filter was "way past due". The ice showed improvement within 2-3 cycles, with cubes looking much clearer. Also, at the end of an iced beverage, there was no mineral residue in the bottom of the glass. I put "fridge filter replace" in my calendar for 9-months based upon an initial estimate of our water quality and usage.
This appears to be among the best of the refrigerator filters. According to the package, it filters more bad stuff than most others claim. It's all a matter of trust though. No leaks. Water tastes good. Almost pretty.
Wonderful water filter. I hadn't changed my water filter since I purchased the refrigerator back in 2018. I know, crazy.
I'm not a water drinker and my wife drinks bottled water. I had noticed that the ice had an after taste. I thought it was from the food in the fridge. It wasn't until I started reading about the bacteria or metals in the water that could cause bodily harm.
After doing a lot of reading and comparison shopping on water filters, I found the perfect filter here on Clatterans. Within several days, I tasted a noticeable difference in my ice. It no longer had that after taste or smell. I am very pleased and healthier. Great filter and the price is just right.
This filter does cost more, but it fits and works. I bought a 3 pack on eBay for $45. Great deal? Nope. The filters look identical and are packaged identically to the real product, except for a sticker placed over the made in America printing. I tried all three and all three wouldn't seal because they wouldn't twist on far enough! They also had unwashed carbon and turned the water black. I tried to flush the one that slightly leaked, but even after about 3 gallons, the water was still black. I put the old filter back in and everything was fine. I ordered this one from Clatterans, installed it with no leaking and it does just as it should be. I did get a refund from the eBay merchant, but they didn't want their filters back.
The water and ice with this filter taste great and that is why I gave it five stars. In my opinion, you can save yourself the web surfing time and just get this filter if it fits your refrigerator. My old filter was stuck in the up position and I could not get a grip on it to remove it. I took a small hammer and tapped the filter on the side at the rear and it came loose so I could pull the filter downward and twist it counter-clockwise to remove it. It took more effort than I expected to twist off but that may not be typical. Twist the new filter on clockwise, push it up and close the cover. Run water for two minutes to purge the filter. Enjoy the clean tasty water.
These filters are pricey, but to me, they are worth every penny. I have looked around for any other alternative that is rated as highly as these for a contaminant reduction, finally, decided to buy this one.
Do yourself a favor: if you're actually trying to filter your water, get this filter. I've had 3 now, all worked perfectly.
This model replaces the older style and flows water faster... a good thing.
Delivery was fine.
Price is Right and this sweet little filter will do your Whirlpool Refrigerator right. Lasts about 6 months or 300 gallons. That's a lot of ice out of that stainless steel cooler of wonderment and worth every cent from the Clatterans water filter.
Clatterans CL-Z011 Replacement for Whirlpool EDR4RXD1 Whirlpool Filter 4 & Maytag UKF8001 Water Filter, 3-Pack