Aquasana Water

Feeling SO guilty for *still* buying bottled water, AND being a certifiable plasticphobe (just the idea of any thing leaching into my water/food gives me the willies) I finally decided on Aquasana system, the Filter Combo Pack.

I set it up (was easy) and had my first taste — NOT good. I could taste that “faucet-water” flavor…so I thought, anyway. I decided it was probably psychological, since I hate the taste of faucet water, and that I simply convinced myself I tasted it. So I decided to do a taste test, with it and the bottled water I’ve been drinking for years now, Glaceau’s Smart Water (“vapor distilled + electrolytes”). Yep, I could taste the diff gray confused ???

BUT, I thought I’d give it another test — I really don’t want to admit it’s crap!

I have a Capresso electric water kettle which I use everyday. I’m on my second one. I never *ever,* not once put anything but the Smart Water in it; and the kettle remained perfectly clear and looking brand new (before it conked out right at the one-year warranty mark), having no deposits from hard water or any other junk that faucet water leaves on glassware. So this made me feel really good about the Smart Water, too.

After less than 1 week of using the Aquasana-filtered water, this is what my kettle — previously pristine — looks like NOW:


I wasn’t CRAZY — well, at least I wasn’t imagining it! Here’s a smaller pic: Photobucket

UGH. See all the scum?!!!!!!!!! dismayed yellow That center should be completely polished-perfect clear like this picture shows:

I just can’t bring myself to buy bottled water, though…Photobucket It’s just too awful a sin against the earth. So I’m shamed into drinking less than optimal water…for now.

Apprehensive, but-happy-to-no-longer-be-contributing-to-the-MOUNTAINS
-of-plastic-evils- -assaulting-Mama-Earth Smiles
Pox_sm row smiles



  1. Anon said,

    May 30, 2009 at 9:28 am

    It sounds like you need a combination system of Reverse Osmosis + activated carbon block, and perhaps some silver for added protection. The “scum” as you call it, is probably minerals, which (depending on what they are) could be helpful.

    I am curious what you are using now for your water.

    • poxacuatl said,

      May 30, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Personally, I would avoid ingesting silver.
      I have a built-in filter now.

  2. October 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    […] My review of the AquaSana water still stands. And, if pressed, I’ll still buy the Smart Water before any other of the plastic-bottled waters, as I mention in that post. Considering the outrageous price of buying water — (isn’t it pathetic…BUYING water?! How absurd that clean water is not a given. Ugh X2) – and the glass costing more to boot, it’s just another reason to be happy to be an ETLer, since we don’t need to drink a well a day, getting most of what we need through eating the most nutritious foods available, with all their natural “juice” (water) intact. But, VOSS is definitely the top of the line in my book […]

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