Single Bench Top Water Filter System

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A high-quality American-made benchtop water filter system with filter of your choice (QMPBT-Bench Top). Provides delicious, clean water at a fraction of the cost of bottled water.

Available with your choice of filter. Filter options available for reducing all common contaminants including sediment, Chlorine, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Chemicals, Sediment, Algae, Bad Taste & Odours.

A simple way to obtain safe, healthy and great tasting water. Benchtop systems also eliminate the need to buy bottled water and help the environment.

Key Features

  • High-quality American Made Components
  • Excellent contaminant reduction rates.
  • Retains healthy minerals.
  • Produces water that is delicious, healthy and safe.
  • Portable unit which can be used on trips.
  • Simple installation process which doesn’t require a plumber.
  • Comes with everything you need including fittings, filter cartridge, houisng and spanner.
  • Cartridges are universal 10″ x 2.5″ size, which can be purchased anywhere.
  • Typical filter cartridge lifespan of 12 months (can vary based on usage and water quality)
  • Creates water that is perfect for cooking, washing food, drinking, watering plants, giving to pets, using in aquariums, and more!

Benchtop Water Filter System – What’s In The Box?

  • USA-made QMP 10″ x 2.5″ Filter Housing
  • Single bend spout for dispensing water (attached to housing)
  • 1 meter low pressure 1/4 tubing (attached to housing)
  • Black lever diverter (attached to tubing)
  • 899 adaptor (used if you have a 23mm internal thread on your spout)
  • Filter of your choice

This system is supplied completely assembled and ready for installation. 

Filter comes with 1 metre of flexible tubing so the filter can be placed away from your sink’s working area. Included is an adaptor to convert the standard female aerator thread to an external male thread to attach the diverter valve.

Supplied also includes a housing spanner, which can be used to undo the housing (only hand tighten the housing when closing).

Benchtop System – Thread Sizes

The inside thread of the diverter valve measures 21mm (across threads) which will suit older spouts with a male thread once the aerator is removed.

If your tap spout has an internal thread of 24mm once you remove the aerator you will need to use the included 899 adaptor.

Other adapters are available to suit larger threads for out side taps which makes this filter ideal to use at home and when you are traveling. If you need any other fittings just contact us.

Benchtop Water Filter System – Filter Options

Use the drop down box to select the filter you prefer.

Here is a short explanation of the capabilities of each filter type:

Options 1: 1025CB1 (Town Water)

Budget 1 micron carbon block for town water supplies. 1025CB1 1 micron carbon block filter made in China. Basic filter to reduce sediment and improve taste and odour of water.

Option 2: GTS1-10 (Tank & Town Water)

USA Made Silver Impregnated 1 micron carbon filter. A great all round filter with an excellent flow. Silver impregnation makes the carbon bacteriostatic, which means it is resistant to bacterial growth inside of the filter cartridge itself (great for untreated tank water).

Option 3: WC04  (Town Water and Heavy Metal Reduction).

WC04 American Made Multipure 0.45 micron carbon block filter. Our most popular 10″ water filter.

Capable of removing sediment and a wide range of chemicals including complex molecules like chloramines. Also reduces heavy metals including lead and copper. One of the highest quality carbon blocks on the market.

Option 4: PB1-PFAS  (Town Water Chemical PFAS Reduction).

The PB1-PFAS is a dense carbon block rated for PFAS, Lead, Chloramine, VOC, and chlorine reduction.  Ultra fine 0.5 filtration.

Option 5: UltraCarb (Town & Tank Water, Bacteria Reduction)

For maximum protection on from bacteria. British Made Doulton Ultra Carb ceramic filter 0.9 micron. When the filter gets dirty and the flow rate is reduced simply clean with a scouring pad under running water to improve the flow.

Option 6: OM1025Phos/GAC (Town Water, Scale Reduction)

For town water that has scale or for coffee machines. Reduces chlorine taste and odours and reduces scale built up.

Option 7:  1025 Cerametix 10″ (Town Water, Bacteria and Fluoride reduction)

Top of the range cartridge for Town water. Cleanable Ceramic outside and a carbon block core. Reduces Chloramines >99% Bacteria >99.9% Fluoride >92% along with many other contaminates including heavy metals.

When the filter gets dirty and the flow rate is reduced simply clean with a scouring pad under running water to improve the flow.

Alternative to the CT15 and CNB1 bench top filters

Benchtop Water Filter System – Specifications

  • Dimensions: 300H x 130W
  • Replacement filter size: 10″ x 2.5″
  • Housing country of manufacturer: United States
  • Colour: White with stainless steel components

How To Install Your Bench Top Water Filter

  1. Remove the aerator screen from the tap spout by unscrewing.
  2. If your spout has an external thread then the diverter valve will screw straight onto it.
  3. If your spout has an internal thread then you will need to screw the threaded adaptor supplied into
    the spout before attaching the diverter valve.
  4. If you find water is leaking from the diverter attachment, check the o-ring is still in place.
    If the o-ring is present but the unit is still leaking, tighten more. A pair of multi-grips can be used to give it a small final nip
  5. When the lever is straight down this allows you to run hot & cold water for washing up.
    To produce purified water turn on the cold water tap then turn the lever across, this diverters the
    water through the filter and out the filter spout.
  6. All carbon filters need to be flushed for the first 5 litres or, until water becomes clear and has no
    bubbles – this removes any carbon fines and air from new filters.
  7. If water appears to have tiny bubbles (or a white appearance), this is caused by air being trapped
    in the filter and will go away with use or flushing.

Important Usage Notes

  • Never filter hot water.
  • Maximum filter life is 12 months.
  • Flush Carbon Filters before using

How to Clean Benchtop System and Replace Filters

  1. Turn the system upside down and undo the sump by unscrewing from the right turning to the left.
  2. Empty out any residual water.
  3. Remove and dispose of old filter, then use a bottlebrush to clean inside the filter housing and up
    inside the head.
  4. Carefully remove and clean O-ring, then use some veggie or cooking oil on the O-ring to keep it
    supple – this prolongs their life and makes the sumps easier to undo at next filter change.
    Ensure the lubricated O-ring is put back into place, otherwise it could be damaged causing the
    system to leak.
  5. Screw the filter sump and housing head together and firmly hand-tighten.
  6. Never use a housing spanner to tighten the filter sump – these are for unscrewing only.
  7. Flush filters for 5 litres as per above. Mark the date on the filter or a calendar when the next
    replacement filter is due.
  8. Contact us for Spare Parts, Replacement Filters and technical advice.

Bench Top Water Filters – Frequently Asked Questions

Are Bench Top Filters As Good As Under Sink Filters?

Yes. Our QMP bench top systems use the exact same 10″ filters as a standard 10″ x 2.5″ Under Sink Water Filter System.

The main difference you might see is that most under sink installations are twin systems, with two different filters. This can give the system additional protection against contaminants like sediment or fluoride.

That being said, you can also have twin or triple bench top systems. The only downside of these systems being their bulky size.

Will I Need A Plumber To Install A Bench Top Water Filter?

No, you won’t. Installing the system is simple. Just remove the aerator and screw on the benchtop water filter adaptor. After that, you will just need to flush your water filter for 5-10 litres.

When you purchase your system, we will send complete instructions on installation. There are also informative videos online and you can call us for help if required.

The Bench Top Water Filter Diverter Is Leaking, What Should I Do?

The diverter is the part of the system that screws onto the tap spout. If water is coming out of the diverter, check the following:

1. Are All O-rings Present?
There will be a small o-ring that sits inside the top of the diverter. This helps it form a seal with the tap spout. If this o-ring is missing or damaged, then it may cause water to leak from the side of the diverter.

2. Is The Diverter On Tight Enough?
In most cases, the diverter only needs to be screwed on hand-tight to form a good seal. However, if it is leaking after installation, give it a small nip with a pair of multi-grips or pliers.

How Long Do Benchtop Water Filters Last?

The lifespan of each filter will vary based on several factors, including:

  • How Much Water You Are Using Daily
  • How Good The Water Is Where You Live
  • What Contaminants You Are FIlter Out (Certain filter medias have less capacity)
  • The Size Of The Filter
  • How Many Stages Are In Your System

In general terms, the average household will get about 12 months from a single benchtop system with standard 10″ carbon block filter. Fluoride filters tend to have less capacity so need to be changed more often. The lifespan of sediment filters will really depend on how much sediment is in your water.

I Have Water Leaking From The Base Of My Bench Top System, What Should I Do?

If you have a white 10″ QMP housing, there will be an o-ring in the base of the housing. This forms a seal when you screw the housing shut.

Water leaks from this section can be caused by:

  • The Housing Isn’t Screwed Together Tightly Enough
    Give it another twist to make sure it is on tightly enough. In most cases, the housing only needs to be screwed on hand-tight, but you may need to give it a small tweak with your housing spanner. Avoid over-tightening the unit as you can damage the o-ring.
  • The O-ring Is Perished Or Damaged
    Take a closer look at the condition of the o-ring. If there are any tears or the o-ring looks very flat, it may be time to replace it.
  • Damage To The Housing
    The plastic housing can crack if it has been dropped or massively over-tightened. To see if this is the case, inspect it for hairline cracks.

Pros and Cons Of Bench Top Water Filters

Like any water filtration system, bench top water filters have their set of advantages and disadvantages. Here are the pros and cons of bench top filter systems.

Pros of Bench Top Water Filters

Simple To Install

One of the main reasons to choose a bench top water filter is that they can be installed in a matter of minutes.

You just need to unscrew the aerator on the end of your kitchen spout and screw on the bench top filter attachment. It couldn’t be easier.

To use the system, you flick the black lever on the adaptor into the on position and collect filtered water from the unit’s spout.

You won’t need a plumber to install it, which means cost savings.

An Affordable Way To Filter Your Water

Benchtop water filter systems tend to be less expensive than under sink systems simply because there are less components involved.

An under sink system usually need a pressure limiting valve, shut off tap, a metal bracket, additional fittings and extra tubing. This all increases the cost of the system.

Easy To Find Replacement Filters

Our most popular bench top water filter system uses 10″ x 2.5″ double open ended filters — the most common water filter form factor.

All water filter stores and many hardware stores stock this type of filter, which means finding replacements is simple!

A Fantastic Option For Renters

One of the challenges of renting is that you may not be allowed to make any substantial changes to the property you are living in.

This means you may not be able to drill a hole in the sink or counter top to fit a dedicated drinking tap for an under sink system. Installing a whole house water filter is also usually out of the question.

Bench top water filters don’t require any changes to the kitchen to be installed. They simply screw onto the kitchen spout.

They fit the vast majority of spouts including spouts with an internal thread (call or email us if you are unsure about the suitability of your spout for a bench top system).

Many Types Of Water Filters To Choose From

Another advantage of using a benchtop system with standard 10″ filters is that there are dozens of compatible filters to choose from.

You can choose a filter with the ideal flow rate, micron rating, lifespan, capacity, and contaminant removal capabilities.

Some of the options include:

  • Very fine carbon blocks for chemical and heavy metal removal
  • Granular activated filters for chemical removal at high flow rates
  • Ceramic filters for bacteria removal
  • Fluoride reduction filters
  • Silver impregnated carbon filters which reduce the risk of bacterial growth in the housing
  • Mixed media filters with a combination of filtration approaches

If you need any help finding the right filter for your requirements, give us a call or send an email.

The Entire Unit Is Portable

The compact size and easy installation of benchtop water filters means they are a great choice for portable water filtration.

You can take your water filter with you on holidays or when staying at a family member’s home. Installing it only takes a few minutes so you will always have pure, delicious water available when outside of your home.

Cons Of Bench Top Water Filters

They Take Up Space On Your Countertop

Bench top units are designed to sit on a countertop, which means they will be taking up some room in your kitchen.

This may be an issue if you have a small kitchen or limited space on the bench. In these situations, an under sink unit may be a better option.

Another good option for getting around this problem is installing your bench top water filter in your laundry. You can then fill up containers of drinking water as needed without losing precious counter top space in your kitchen

Doesn't Fit All Spouts

Bench top water filter systems cannot connect to certain types of spouts. For example, you may find it difficult to connect if you have a:

  • Tap imported from overseas, which uses a non-standard aerator thread
  • Very thin spout which is normally used in a caravan or RV
  • Flexi tap with an adjustable neck (they often don’t have a thread in the centre part)

Some of these issues can be overcome by using a Plain Spout Internal Adaptor or 3 Screw Adaptor .

1 review for Single Bench Top Water Filter System

  1. Paul Fitzpatrick (verified owner)

    I bought the bench top filter system with the WC04 Carbon Block Filter 2 years ago. It has been working well so far, providing delicious, clean-tasting water.

    I live in a regional area, so we have a lot of sediment in the water and the filter still lasts a full year. We also have chloramines in the water and this filter removes them. Would highly recommend it!

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