Monday, November 2, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: 2-Gallon Cuisinart CleanWater Filtration System (ARV $149) [CLOSED]

I am embarrassed to admit how many bottles of spring water my family goes through in one week. My husband and I had been thinking about installing a faucet filtration system for some time, but we were not convinced, based on feedback from family who have used similar products, that the water would taste good enough for us to drink after being spoiled by bottle water.

When the opportunity presented itself to try a countertop water filtration system by a trusted company like Cuisinart, I thought to myself that this is a sign that we should take the leap and try drinking filtered tap water. Little did I know that this little invention would surpass our expectations. Technology has finally caught up to our needs.

What I thought about our Cuisinart CleanWater Countertop Filtration System:

1) I am extremely excited about this appliance's ability to produce cold, room temperature, and hot water. This is so convenient for making tea, hot chocolate, and instant coffee.

2) This machine is very user-friendly. When the hot or cold lights are on, that means you can dispense hot, cold, or room temperature water by placing your cup, glass, or bottle under the appropriate spigot and then pushing the button marked with the desired temperature.

3) I very much like that I can turn the machine off when it is not in use. Then I need only to turn it back on a few minutes before I know I need hot or cold water. When the indicator lights come on, then I know that it's ready to go. There is also an Energy Saver mode, which allows you to turn off the heater completely.

4) Since the hot water dispensed is well over boiling, there is an important safety feature on this machine. In order to dispense hot water, you must push the safety button up and then depress the hot water button. I think that any household with children would be glad to have this feature.

5) Amongst the many contaminants the CleanWater Filtration System filters out are lead, chlorine, mercury, copper, and much more. The end result is cleaner water that tastes like supermarket brand spring water, which is something my family could easily get use to.

6) The unit comes with one replacement filter, which is nice. Each filter is expected to last up to 48 gallons of water filtration or an average of 3 months time. There is a built-in filter timer that will read "filtering" or "replace" to help remind you to change your filter. You can purchase a subscription for the filters through, but you should be able to find replacement filters at most retailers of the Cuisinart CleanWater System.

7) I also have to point out that the 2-gallon capacity is more than enough for us. I think as the children grow older, it will continue to be enough to suit our needs.

My husband and I are more than pleased with this product. It's brushed stainless steel finish is very attractive, but most importantly this unit saves us money, space, and prevents excessive use of plastic bottles. We actually have room in our refrigerator for food after all the gallon jugs and individual bottles of water have been removed.

You can currently find the Cuisinart CleanWater Filtration System and the replacement parts at and most major retailers of Cuisinart small appliances.

Thank you to Cuisinart for providing us with both a review product and a contest prize free of charge.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a (WCH-1500) Cuisinart CleanWater 2-Gallon Countertop Filtration System.

This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Visit the Cuisinart CleanWater product page. Then leave a comment telling me which of the listed product features is most important to you. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

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Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!