I grew up at the base of the Cascade mountain range in beautiful Sunriver, Oregon where the skies are magnificently blue and the water is crystal clear. I remember as a kid drinking water straight out of the kitchen tap, it was always icy cold and tasted as water should: clean, crisp and with no aftertaste.
Clean drinking water is one of life’s basic necessities for survival. Unfortunately, there are many in the world without access to clean water. Even in developed nations such as the United States, contaminates are still present in our publicly treated waters. As with our food, there are standard levels as to how much of these contaminates are allowed to remain in our tap water. But it’s alarming to believe that even our treated water - the so-called clean stuff that we’re to trust coming out of our kitchen sinks - is wholly okay to consume. According to a study by the EPA, even bottled water is not necessarily more pure, or more tested, than public tap water.
As a mother, it makes me rest assured that the water from my new GE Cafe refrigerator is providing our family with an extra level of safety. Not only do I love that the refrigerator is the first to dispense HOT water (read all about that fabulous feature here) and has the most amazingly beautiful lighting inside, but its advanced filtration system filters 98% of the 5 most common pharmaceuticals found in our tap water including ibuprofen, progesterone, atenolol, trimethoprim, and fluoxetine (note: the contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users’ water). It is also NSF (the Public Health and Safety Organization) certified to filter contaminants such as cysts, lead, mercury, asbestos, and select pesticides and chemicals. It’s also NSF certified for structural performance and to filter chlorine taste and odor and particulates. We certainly don’t want a bad aftertaste in our wines, so why should we settle for less with our drinking water?! Aside from the clean water it provides, the GE Cafe also dispenses water in accurate measurements. Simply press AutoFill for hands-free water, then Cancel to stop the flow; an especially great feature when filling up a large bottle or pitcher!
Check out the GE Cafe refrigerator and all its amazing features. We love it in our home and are sure you will, too (and, tax season is coming up, so now you know what to do with that rebate!).
For more information about filters and home water treatment units (HWTUs), check out this page on the EPA’s site.
Editorial disclosure: Foodista received a complimentary model of this refrigerator from GE Appliances in exchange for our honest review. We sincerely love this fridge so much that we are in the process of remodeling our 1928 kitchen in order to accommodate it!