Aquasana Water Filters Featured in 100+ Best Water Filter Lists

We're proud to share that Aquasana water filters were featured in 100+ "Best Water Filter" guides in 2021. Find out why so many people consider Aquasana water filters the best choice for those in need of clean, healthy water.

By: Rachel Carollo

At Aquasana, we're passionate about helping people get access to clean, healthy water by making best-in-class water filtration systems for the home and on the go. Over the past year, our family of award-winning water filters received high praise and numerous media accolades. In fact, we’re thrilled to share that Aquasana’s whole house systems, under sink filters, countertop units, and filter bottles were featured in more than 100 roundup stories of the “Best Water Filters of 2021.”

To celebrate, we’re sharing some of these award highlights, along with details of what it takes to be named one of the country’s “best” water filters, why Aquasana’s filters were selected, and most importantly which are the best choices to tackle your home’s clean water needs.

Here Are The Publications That Showed Our Whole House House Filters Some Love:

All of these publications selected our Rhino® 1,000,000 Gallons as a top pick for 2021.

What Makes a Whole House System “The Best”?

Whole house water filters are the epitome of personal filtered water technology. These comprehensive systems filter water as it comes into a home or business, making all of the water that runs through your pipes cleaner and healthier.

City Water vs Well Water Options

Whether you get your water from a well or local utilities, the best whole house water filters can be customized for your specific water.

Versatile Upgrades

Great whole house systems offer upgrade options like eco-friendly salt-free water conditioners and bacteria-killing UV filters.

Consistent Water Pressure

No one likes to deal with low water pressure. The best whole house water filter systems will provide strong, consistent water pressure.

No Contaminants or Chemicals

The best whole house water filtration systems remove contaminants like chlorine, sediment, heavy metals, pesticides, and VOCs without the use of chemicals.

Choosing the Best Whole House Water Filter

It can seem difficult to find all these perks in one whole house system, which is why only the best whole house water filtration systems offer everything.

Take Aquasana’s Rhino® Whole House system, for example, which was named the “Best Whole House Water Filtration System”  by Men’s Journal for its robust filtering capabilities. Check out what the leading men’s magazine had to say: 

“The company is one of the renowned names in the world of Whole House water filter systems."  

“What is better than a whole house water filter that exhibits dual functionality by purifying gallons of water and softening it, too, therefore cutting the cost of a whole other water softening system? We bet nothing.”  

“This is the brand for you if you’re looking for an ideal whole house water filter system that cuts down the cost of extra repair and maintenance and provides an efficiently working filter!” 

The Rhino® Whole House unit also offers add-on options for eco-friendly, salt-free water conditioners and bacteria killing UV filters. Learn how to transform the water in your home with Aquasana’s whole house systems

People Had Great Things To Say About Our Under Sink Water Filters, Too:

What Makes an Under Sink Water Filter “The Best”?

If you’re specifically interested in filtering your drinking and cooking water, the best under sink water filters provide great convenience and utility. Under sink water filters are a great option to easily turn ordinary tap water into fresh, clean water for a single sink or room.

What to Look For in an Under Sink Water Filtration System

Maximum Contaminant Filtration

The best under sink water filters provide filtration technology that is tested and certified to NSF/ANSI standards 42, 53, and 401 for the reduction of chlorine, chloramines, lead, and PFOA/PFOS. They should also be able to reduce mercury, chlorine-resistant cysts, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, and pharmaceuticals.

Dedicated Faucets

The top under sink water filters come with an all-metal, dedicated faucet that keeps filtered water flowing at a quick, consistent rate, and matches your kitchen and bathroom aesthetics.

Easy Filter Replacements

The best under sink water filters last longer and are easy to replace. Under sink water filters can work so well that you forget they are there. This can make it easy to forget to regularly change your water filter. A filter subscription program will help to ensure that your filters are always changed on time.

Reverse Osmosis

Reverse Osmosis is the only proven water filtration method to effectively remove fluoride. It also reduces dangerous contaminants like nitrates, nitrites, lead, radium, and arsenic. The best under sink water filtration brands will offer reverse osmosis as an option, for households concerned with fluoride in their tap water.


You don’t want to remove everything from your water. The best reverse osmosis under sink water filters utilizes a process called remineralization. This process reintroduces healthy minerals that are lost in the reverse osmosis process, to improve water pH balance for optimal-alkaline drinking water.

Choosing the Best Under Sink Filter

Finding the best under sink water filter has never been easier, with plenty of options for your needs and budget.  

Check out what some of the country’s top media outlets had to say about Aquasana’s under sink filtration systems, from the 2-Stage Filtration System to the 3-Stage Max Flow. 

"We recommend the Aquasana AQ-5200 because its certifications are among the best of any system we’ve found." – New York Times Wirecutter 

"Remember when we said you need to get the best? It seems like Aquasana can only outdo itself. Take the same list-leading contaminant-removing efficiency (10 times more than the average) and add a handy check-performance indicator that keeps you in the loop, so you'll always know when it's time for a replacement. Plus, they're throwing in a faucet. That's right. A stylish, chrome faucet to pour your now-purified water out of. (Win-win!)” – Country Living [Claryum 3-Stage Max Flow]

“It [the Claryum 3-Stage Max Flow] filters out chlorine, heavy metals, cysts, herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, and more. Not to mention, it’s the one GH Environmental Sciences Lab director, Birnur Aral, Ph.D. has in her own home! ‘I use filtered water for absolutely everything from cooking to coffee-making, so tabletop water filters can’t keep up with my use,” she says. “With this one, there’s no need to refill any carafes or tanks.’” – Good Housekeeping  

Learn more about Aquasana’s award-winning under sink water filters.

Check Out Who Featured Our Countertop Water Filters:

What Makes a Countertop Water Filter “The Best”?

Countertop water filters are perfect for households where permanent installation isn’t an option, and are a great choice for renters, RVers, campers, and more.

What to Look For in a Countertop Water Filter

Advanced Filtration

The best countertop water filters employ a filtration process that reduces the maximum number of contaminants. Take Aquasana’s Clean Water Machine, which uses sub-micron filtration, micron filtration, adsorption, and ion exchange. Together, these technologies will reduce up to 99% of 77 contaminants from water, while keeping healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The Clean Water Machine also uses powered filtration, which enables water to be filtered more quickly and efficiently than countertop water filters that utilize gravity filtration.

Design Variety

Just because you are choosing the more economical option doesn’t mean that you have to settle. The best countertop water filters provide options that allow you to choose between systems with or without a pitcher, or a countertop filter that connects directly to your faucet.


As more of us try to be environmentally conscientious, we gravitate towards water filters that have the least impact on the environment. The best countertop water filters use minimal disposal plastic parts and mitigate the need for single-use plastic water bottles.

Choosing the Best Countertop Water Filter

Good Housekeeping named Aquasana’s Clean Water Machine as it’s “Best of the Test” award-winner for best countertop water filter in the country because of its comprehensive filtration and large reservoir. For the best water filter pitchers and dedicated countertop water filters, The Spruce Eats singled out Aquasana’s Clean Water Machine with Pitcher and Claryum® Countertop (as did water filters as top picks in their respective categories.  

Upgrade your tap water with Aquasana’s countertop water filters.

We Don't Mean To Brag, But People Really Love Our Shower Filters:

What Makes a Shower Water Filter “The Best”?

Unfiltered tap water can contain unwanted chemicals like chlorine that are harsh on your hair and skin. The best shower water filters remove harmful chemicals and annoying sediments. They are also more affordable than whole house systems, and easy to install and use.

What to Look For in a Water Filter for Showers

Remove Harsh Chemicals

Harsh chemicals that are routinely found in tap water can drastically affect your hair and skin health. As the hot water in your shower evaporates, chlorine and other chemicals seep into your hair, skin, and even your lungs. The best shower water filters should reduce the chlorine in tap water to ensure a clean, refreshing shower experience.

Easy Installation

No one wants to hire a plumber to install a shower head upgrade. The best shower water filters should be quick and easy to install, without the need to call a professional.

Filter Replacements

The best shower water filters are designed with easy to replace filters. You should also look for a company that provides a filter subscription program that delivers straight to your door, so that you never have to worry about ordering more filters.

High Flow Rate

Optimal flow rates allow the best shower water filters to filter your water, without reducing water pressure. Look for a shower filter that provides at least 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM), to ensure consistent water pressure.

Choosing the Best Shower Water Filter

Not sure which shower water filter is best? Check out what Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Forbes, and more, had to say about Aquasana’s Premium Shower Filters. 

"Aquasana is a trusted brand when it comes to water filtration, and its shower filter lives up to those standards.” – Real Simple 

"The Aquasana Shower Filter is a convenient solution. All you have to do is install the unit to your shower head, and you’ll be able to wash up with freshly filtered water." – Forbes 

“Swap your regular fixture for this showerhead filter for cleaner water and better air quality. It combines copper-zinc and carbon filters to remove more than 90% of chlorine in shower water while enhancing the pH balance and reducing synthetic chemicals.” – Better Homes & Gardens 

"A solid choice if you want an effective shower filter in an alternative design.” – Chicago Tribune 

Check out Aquasana’s collection of shower water filters to learn more and see options.

And More Good News People Think Our Filter Bottles Are Pretty Great, Too:

What Makes a Filtered Water Bottle “The Best”?

Filtered water bottles are perfect for people who want clean, fresh water, no matter where they are. The best filtered water bottles don’t sacrifice utility for filtration.

What to Look For in a Filtered Water Bottle

Comprehensive Filtration

The best filtered water bottles remove bacteria, lead, chlorine, cryptosporidium, and giardia from unfiltered water whether you’re at work or at the airport.

Filtering Speed

Most people don’t want to wait around for their bottled water to slowly filter through. The best filtered water bottles fill and filter quickly, so that you can stay hydrated while on the move.

Protective Design

Too many filtered water bottles give up durability and utility. The best filtered water bottles are tough enough to handle everything from long hikes to routine public transportation.

Easy Filter Replacement

Replacing your water bottle filter should be quick and easy. The best water bottles make their filters easy to buy and replace. Buying a name brand water bottle will also help to ensure that your filter model is available for years to come.

Choosing the Best Filtered Water Bottle

Aquasana’s Stainless Steel Clean Water Bottle was ranked as the best filtered water bottle by Good Housekeeping due to its superior filtration and fast filtering. For parents, Red Tricycle recommends Aquasana’s water bottles because they keep water cool and come with a lifetime warranty so you have peace of mind with your children’s drinking water. 

“If you’re traveling and not sure about water quality, this water bottle will give you peace of mind. One of the few reusable bottles that filters more than chlorine, this one claims to nix lead, bacteria, chlorine and other contaminants from your water. We love how quickly it works — the glass version was a favorite of our kitchen appliance experts. It keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours.” – Good Housekeeping 

The best filtered water on the go, wherever you go with Aquasana’s filtered water bottles.

Find the Best Water Filter 

Still not sure which water filter is best? With so many options to choose from, you might want to get some expert advice on which water filter works for your needs. Be sure to check out Aquasana’s product listings or get in touch with our friendly team!