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The 10 Best Water Filters To Buy for Home and Outdoor Use in 2022

Man pouring a glass of water.

It’s not rocket science that having access to clean water is a fundamental human need, and water is not something we should take for granted. Sure, the water coming out of your tap might look clean, but do you really think that your drinking water is clean? Nope. This is why a water filter is a must-have kitchen appliance. Not only does the best water filter safeguard you from all sorts of contaminants that could potentially harm you and your loved ones, but it also helps improves the taste and smell of water. Luckily, there are a plethora of water filters that you can include in your kitchen or emergency kit list. Here are our top picks for 2022.

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Best Water Filter Overall: Brita 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispenser

Brita 18 Cup UltraMax Water Dispense on a white background.

Brita water filters are both the OGs and the reigning champs. This large-capacity water filter holds enough liquid to be used to fill pots for cooking or to deliver multiple chilled servings of water between refills. And pro tip: Fill it, let the water run down through the filter, then top off the upper compartment before returning it to the fridge for even more purified refreshment.

Best Faucet Filter: PUR PFM400H Faucet Water Filtration System

Pur PFM400H Faucet Water Filtration System on a white background.

For three decades, Pur has made H2O contaminant-free with its innovative water filtration system, and we certainly love the features of the company’s PFM400H faucet filter. Guaranteed to reduce contaminants such as lead and mercury, this wallet-friendly filter can be easily connected with most kitchen faucets and has a MineralClear core to ensure that you have a supply of fresh drinking water at your disposal, helping you save the environment and a year’s worth of bottled water.

Best Countertop Filter: Apex Quality Countertop Drinking Water Filter

Apex Quality Countertop Drinking Water Filter on a white background.

This sleek, minimalist water filter is designed to tie in with most standard sink faucets and can redirect the flow of the water through its five-stage filtration system, producing water that is free of more than 99% of common harmful materials you really don’t want to drink. And note that there is an even lower-priced option without the chrome exterior.

Best Under-Sink Filter: APEX Water Systems ROES-50 Essence Series

APEX Water Systems ROES-50 Essence Series on a white background.

With this water filtration system installed underneath your sink, you can create water that is every bit as pure as the stuff you would pay $1.50 a bottle for at the store. It uses the exact same reverse osmosis system that many bottled water companies trust to create clean, pure water. And don’t worry — it’s pretty easy to install as a do-it-yourself project.

Best Water Filter for Emergency Prep: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter held by a hand outdoor.

While of course you never want to have to drink from a puddle, a river, or a bucket filled with old rainwater, if you have a LifeStraw water filter, you can do so with relative impunity. You can also stick this filter into a cup of questionable water that came out of your own tap. It’s an under-$20 investment that might have a stellar ROI if it keeps you safe and hydrated someday.

Best Water Filter for RVs, Hotels, and More: Sawyer Products SP134 TAP Water Filtration System

Sawyer Products SP134 TAP Water Filtration System attached to a tap.

This easy-to-use filter can be popped onto almost any standard faucet that you’d find in a kitchen, motel, RV, and beyond, so it’s perfect for travel in uncertain times (and uncertain places). It can even be screwed onto a hose or outdoor spigot for clean water anywhere you have a water source.

Other Water Filters We Love

Hydros 8-Cup Water Filter Pitcher

Hydros 8-Cup Water Filter Pitcher on a white background.

This handsome water pitcher looks great on the table, so you won’t mind having to use a water filter to provide clean drinking water to your guests. And it filters fast, so you can keep everyone well hydrated.

Katadyn Hike Microfilter Water Filter

Katadyn Hike Microfilter Water Filter on a white background.

A go-to water filter for camping and backpacking, this compact and portable water filter is perfect for filling bottles and bladders from streams, lakes, and even puddles. The whole package tucks away small enough for use by long-distance hikers and mountaineers.

ZeroWater 20 Cup Water Filter Pitcher

ZeroWater ZP-010 Water Filter Pitcher on a white background.

Take out the guesswork with this filtering water pitcher which tells you the quality of your water in real-time. When it’s time to change that filter, you’ll know it, which brings peace of mind — and more safety.

Whirlpool WHESFC Prio Series Whole Home Filter

Whirlpool WHESFC Prio Series Whole Home Filter on a white background.

Why settle for just one tap with clean water when you can clean every drop (or molecule) of water flowing out of every tap in the house? Not to mention every shower, ice maker, tub, and so on.

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The 10 Best Energy Drinks to Buy in 2022
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It's hard to beat those roasted coffee beans to get things going in the morning or a nice cold beer, a glass of your best wine, or a finger or two of bourbon to wind things down again in the evening. During the course of a normal day, water is usually your best bet. Before a long run, a steep hike, a serious HIIT session, or whenever there's work to be done but you feel yourself flagging, go ahead and grab an energy drink. (And drink it, too, because these caffeine-rich, ginseng-laced, vitamin-packed beverages have little benefit if simply held in the hand.)

Consumed in relative moderation, energy drinks are a great way to give your body the added edge needed to push harder during workouts and longer physically and to stay focused and on task mentally. Just don't confuse an energy drink with a sports drink, because while tasty and exhilarating, they are not hydrating and can't replace water or a sports drink. (And probably best not to mix them with alcohol, not that that's going to stop anyone.) Still unsure what to get? Here are 10 energy drinks worth the sips.
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10 Best Large Air Fryers in 2022
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Thanks to their versatility and ease of use, air fryers have become an essential kitchen tool for your home cooking arsenal. In fact, some air fryers are equipped with so many pre-programmed cooking functions that, if you wanted it to, an air fryer could become your primary cooking appliance.

If that's the case, you probably want an air fryer large enough to accommodate more than a few quarts of tater tots. Fortunately, now there are air fryers that let you cook a 12-inch pizza, a whole turkey, and other great air fryer recipes. If you're in the market for a large-capacity air fryer, keep in mind that they can be sizable, so make sure you have the space to accommodate one. Also, most large air fryers are of the oven variety. If you want a basket-style air fryer, the most air frying capacity you'll find is around eight quarts. Now, let's check out some of the best large air fryers to buy in 2022.
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Like all kitchen appliances, blenders come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Depending on your needs, there's a blender out there designed to do it all -- crush ice, heat soups, chop food, and even blend on the go. Whether you're shopping for a blender that fits in small spaces or a machine to make morning smoothies on the road, a portable blender is the mobile appliance of your dreams. Offering both freedom and flexibility, portable blenders are made with lightweight, compact designs that can fit into gym bags or suitcases for easy, spill-proof transportation of the blender cups and the base.

There are many ways to power a portable blender, some are cordless with rechargeable battery options while others need to be plugged in. While most portable blenders are not suitable for heavy-duty use or large portions, depending on the wattage and blade strength there are some portable blenders tough enough to handle bigger kitchen jobs like grinding and dicing.  Here, we're sharing the nine best portable blenders to buy so you can make the smoothest blended beverages whenever you want no matter where you are.
Nutribullet GO Portable Blender

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