KitchenAid Water Filter Review : Find The Right Water Filter for Your Unit

KitchenAid Water Filter Review

When you need a replacement KitchenAid water filter for your refrigerator, it is best to use a genuine part made by EveryDrop™.

KitchenAid refrigerators use EveryDrop™ ice and water refrigerator filters. EveryDrop™ makes eight state-of-the-art filters that fit various fridge models. Every one of these filters reduces chlorine taste and odor.

Some models also reduce common contaminants, such as cysts, class I particulates, industrial chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, lead and turbidity.

Find out which EveryDrop™ water filter you need to continue dispensing healthy and refreshing ice and water directly from your KitchenAid fridge.

The KitchenAid Water Filter?

EveryDrop™ water filters are compatible with KitchenAid, Amana, Jenn-Air, Maytag and Whirlpool refrigerators.

Of the eight refrigerator ice and water filters made by this brand, seven are compatible with KitchenAid units. EveryDrop™ also makes an external water dispenser system that connects to the water line and attaches magnetically to the side of any fridge. 

We review all of the water filters compatible with KitchenAid refrigerator models, focusing on the types of contaminants that these filters reduce, as well as the capacity, flow rate and cost of replacement filters.

Product Specifications: KitchenAid Water Filter

Depending on your fridge design, the replacement KitchenAid water filter you need may be any of the eight EveryDrop™ refrigerator filters, except for EveryDrop™ Filter 7,  which only fits Jenn-Air and Maytag refrigerators. We also review the universally-compatible EveryDrop™ Water Dispenser, which can work on any fridge.

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EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 1

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 1 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 2

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 2 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 3

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 3 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 4

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 4 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 5

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 5 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 6

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 6 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 7

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 7 kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Water Dispenser

Whirlpool kitchenaid water filter

Perfilter Refrigerator Water Filter

Perfilter kitchenaid water filter

Zen Water Filter

Zen Water Systems kitchenaid water filter

Pure Green Water Filter

Pure Green Water Filter kitchenaid water filter

EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 1

The EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 1 is an NSF-rated mechanical and chemical water filter that reduces levels of 24 contaminants in drinking water. These substances include three common pharmaceuticals, eight pesticides, eight industrial chemicals, as well as asbestos, chlorine taste and odor, cysts particulates, class I turbidity and lead. These substances may not be present in every water supply, but this filter will significantly reduce any amounts that are present.

The pharmaceuticals reduced by the EveryDrop™ Filter 1 include atenolol, trimethoprim and estrone. The pesticides filtered include atrazine, carbofuran, endrin, lindane, linuron, p-Dichlorobenzene, toxaphene and 2,4-D. This filter model also lowers levels of common industrial chemicals found in some water supplies, such as benzene, nonylphenol, ethylbenzene, o-dichlorobenzene, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene and styrene.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 1 removes up to 97% of chlorine taste and odor and 99.9% of class I particulates from drinking water. The amount of lead removed depends on the pH level of the water. This EveryDrop™ filter removes up to 99.3% of lead from water with a pH of 6.5, or 98.6% of lead in water with a pH of 8.5. They also eliminate more than 90% of most other substances, as well as more than 80% of atrazine, carbofuran, endrin, ethylbenzene and 2,4-D.

This filter has a flow rate of 0.75 gallons (2.84 liters) per minute and a 200-gallon (757-liter) capacity. You should flush at least four gallons (15.142 liters) of water through the filter cartridge prior to consuming any water dispensed from your refrigerator after replacing the filter.

Like other EveryDrop™ filters on compatible KitchenAid models, these filters are installed in the front of the fridge in a recessed slot in the bottom kickplate grille of these refrigerators. Filter replacement can take as little as 10 seconds. This replacement KitchenAid water filter is model number EDR1RXD1 (W10295370A) and replacement filter model P8RFWB2L.


EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 2

The EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 2 also reduces levels of 24 common water contaminants. Like the EveryDrop™ Filter 1, this model has a flow rate of 0.75 gallons (2.84 liters) per minute and a 200-gallon (757-liter) capacity. The EveryDrop™ Filter 2 is model number EDR2RXD1 or W10413645A and replacement cartridge model P9RFWB2L for system P9WB2L.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 2 also installs simply in a few seconds in the bottom front of a compatible KitchenAid fridge. You should flush at least four gallons (15.142 liters) of water through this cartridge prior to consuming water. Switch out this filter based on the status of the filter change indicator or every six months, whichever comes first.


EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 3

The EveryDrop™ Ice &Water Refrigerator Filter 3 reduces up to 66 contaminants, 42 more than EveryDrop™ Filters 1 and 2. In addition to the pollutants filtered by these other models, the EveryDrop™ Filter 3 also lowers the presence of MTBE, trihalomethanes, mercury and 44 VOCs from drinking water in compatible fridge models.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 3 is a mechanical and chemical water filter with a flow rate of 0.5 gallons (1.9 liters) per minute, which is slightly slower than the EveryDrop™ Filter 1 or EveryDrop™ Filter 2 models, allowing for the filtration of more contaminants. The EveryDrop™ Filter 3 is model EDR3RXD1 or 4395841, and this model uses replacement cartridge P1RFWB2 for system models P1WB2 and P1WB2L.

The EveryDrop™ 3 also boasts easy installation on the bottom front of compatible fridge models. Installation should take less than 10 seconds. Replace the EveryDrop™ Filter 3 every six months or when the filter reaches its capacity.



EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 4

The EveryDrop Refrigerator Filter 4 reduces levels of 23 contaminants, including all of the pharmaceuticals filtered by the other models in this series as well as carbamazepine and meprobamate in addition to a wider range of pesticides including DEET and metolachlor.

The EveryDrop 4 also lowers levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A in drinking water as well as asbestos, lead, and mercury.

The EveryDrop™  Filter 4 reduces the levels of 23 contaminants, including all of the pharmaceuticals filtered by the other models in this series, as well as carbamazepine and meprobamate. This is in addition to a wide range of pesticides, including DEET and metolachlor. The EveryDrop™ Filter 4 also lowers levels of the industrial chemical bisphenol A in drinking water, as well as asbestos, lead and mercury.

Though the EveryDrop™ Filter 4 reduces fewer substances than EveryDrop™ Filters 1, 2 and 3, it has the same fast flow rate as Filters 1 and 2. The EveryDrop™ Filter 4 dispenses filtered water at a rate of 0.78 gallons per minute (2.95 liters) and has a capacity of 300 gallons (1,134 liters), which is 100 gallons or 378 liters more than the EveryDrop™ Filters 1-3 in this series. 

The EveryDrop™ Filter 4 is model number EDR4RXD1 or UKF8001 and relies on replacement cartridge UKF8001 for system models UKF8001AXX-300 and 67003523-750.


EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 5

The EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 5 lowers levels of 16 contaminants, fewer than the EveryDrop™ Filters 1-4. This filter limits levels of the pharmaceuticals atenolol, estrone and trimethoprim. Levels of the pesticides atrazine, p-dichlorobenzene, linuron, toxaphene, and 2,4 D become reduced to more than safe levels.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 5 also filters out two industrial chemicals, benzene and nonylphenol. In addition to these substances, the EveryDrop™ Filter 5 also diminishes the odor and taste of chlorine while reducing the amount of class I particulates in water and eliminating turbidity. This filter also reduces the presence of asbestos, waterborne parasite cysts, and the metals mercury and lead.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 5 is model EDR5RXD1 or 4396508 and is replacement cartridge PNL240V for system model PWF-NL240V. This mechanical and chemical KitchenAid water filter has a slower flow rate of 0.5 gallons (1.9 liters) per minute, comparable to the EveryDrop™ Filter 3.



EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 6

The EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 6 works to lower the presence of nine contaminants in drinking water. This adds up to 15 fewer contaminants than the EveryDrop™ Filter 1 or 2, 57 fewer contaminants than Filter 3, 14 fewer than Filter 4, and seven fewer than Filter 5.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 6 does not filter traces of pharmaceuticals but removes chlorine taste and odor, class I particulates, lead, mercury, and a variety of pesticides and industrial chemicals. This filter limits levels of the pesticides p-Dichlorobenzene and toxaphene, and also chemicals such as benzene, ethylbenzene, o-Dichlorobenzene and 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 6 has a flow rate of 0.5 gallons (1.9 liters) per minute and a capacity of 300 gallons (757 liters) with indicator or 120 gallons (454 liters) without indicator. This filter dispenses water at the same rate as the EveryDrop™ Filter 3 and EveryDrop™ Filter 5, removing a narrower spectrum of contaminants. This filter is model EDR6D1 or 4396701 and is replacement cartridge NL120V or L200V for system models WF-NL120V and WF-L200V.


EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 7

The EveryDrop™ Filter 7 is not compatible with KitchenAid refrigerators, but the EveryDrop™ Filter 8 fits certain KitchenAid and Whirlpool refrigerator models. The EveryDrop™ Filter 7 filters four contaminants, which is the fewest of any compatible EveryDrop™ filter. This model reduces the taste and odor of chlorine, class I particulates, cysts, lead and turbidity. This filter does not eliminate traces of industrial chemicals, pesticides or pharmaceuticals in drinking water.

The EveryDrop™ Filter 7 is a mechanical and chemical filter with a 200-gallon (757-liter) capacity and a flow rate of 0.5 gallons per minute (1.9 liters), which is the same as the EveryDrop™ Filter 3, EveryDrop™ Filter 5, and EveryDrop™ Filter 6. The ​EveryDrop™ Filter 7 is model number EDR8D1 or 8171413 and replacement cartridge NLCS200 for system models WFI-NLCS200 and WFI-NLC200.



EveryDrop™ Water Dispenser

This pressurized water dispenser attaches magnetically to the front or side of any refrigerator model. The EveryDrop™ dispenser is certified to reduce up to 28 contaminants, which is more than any water filtration pitcher available on the market. 

You will need to connect this filter to your water line, and it does not provide chilled water. The EveryDrop™ Water Dispenser uses the EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filter 1, which has a flow rate of 0.75 gallons (2.84 liters) per minute and a 200-gallon (757-liter) capacity.


Pricing

The MSRP of the EveryDrop™ Water Dispenser is , though you may find this product for sale for as low as $49.99. You can purchase replacement EveryDrop™ Ice & Water Refrigerator Filters for $49.99 from the manufacturer for one replacement cartridge or $89.99 for two cartridges, netting a $9.99 discount.

In addition to this discount, purchasing a two-pack of replacement filters ensures that you will have filtered water for 12 months with no delay when you need to buy or order another certified genuine EveryDrop™ replacement water filter.

You should switch out the water filter in a KitchenAid refrigerator when the filter change indicator alerts you that the filter has reached its capacity or every six months, whichever comes first. It is important to follow the installation instructions for these filters to prevent leakage during installation or use. EveryDrop™ filters are designed for quick and easy installation in as little as 10 seconds.

Customers have the option to subscribe directly to the manufacturer and have filters shipped every nine or 12 months. You can also find genuine filters on most major online retailers and in home appliance stores that carry KitchenAid or Whirlpool appliances.

Although you may find replacement KitchenAid water filters from independent brands that are compatible with your refrigerator model for a lower price than certified genuine EveryDrop™ water filters, these filters may not perform as well or last as long as authorized filters.

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Pros

  • Genuine certified KitchenAid water filters are NSF-rated to reduce more than 90% of most common contaminants
  • Some filter models reduce industrial chemicals, pesticides and pharmaceuticals as well as asbestos, chlorine, cysts, mercury and lead
  • Authentic EveryDrop™ water filters maintain the high quality and safety of water for guaranteed capacity or up to six months
  • Discounts for subscribing through the manufacturer or ordering two or more filters

Cons

  • Slightly more expensive than other models for guaranteed performance

Conclusion: KitchenAid Water Filter

When you need a replacement KitchenAid water filter for your refrigerator, it is best to use a genuine part made by EveryDrop™. No other brand of filter is certified for use in KitchenAid fridges. Consult your fridge manual or look up your model number online to find the right ice and water filter for your unit.


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