Tuesday, September 29, 2015

How My Faucet Affects My Day

Hey everyone!

I'm sure by now we all know that in the months leading up to October, LadyGoats is obsessing over Halloween. You'll get your post on that! However, today, I want to share with you why my coffee tastes better.

Before we begin, though, I have to legally tell you that I was provided with a free faucet in exchange for my feedback. No, they're not bribing me. If I hated it, I'd tell you. All of the opinions given are my own, nobody told me what to say.

So here's what I have to say..


YAY!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen that I recently installed a new faucet and that I was going to live with it for a while before letting you know what I think.

And I think I love it.

This is the Pfister Clarify with Xtract. Pfister and GE partnered to create a faucet with a built-in filter, so you're getting filtered water straight from your faucet. Yeah, yeah... that's pretty cool, but you can get the same thing by adding another line, drilling another hole in your sink and adding an under-cabinet filtration system. Except you don't have to.

This is a big deal for ME because, while we have filtered water in the fridge, it takes forrrr evvvv errrr to fill up a cup. It was getting to a point where Mr. Goats suggested that we get a 5-gal water dispenser. I'm sorry, but no.

Needless to say, when Pfister asked if I would like to review this project, I may have screamed "OMG YESSS I NEED THIS IN MY LIIIIIIFE!!!" at the computer. Twice.

Since we'd recently installed a faucet, Mr. Goats and I were pretty comfortable with the procedure. The extra steps are to install the filtration system, which is covered in the manual and very easy to follow.

In fact, the only thing I had a problem with was the built-in baseplate seal. The baseplate comes with what's called the Pforever seal, but it wasn't able to cover all three of the holes on my sink.



It seems like a truly great idea, but it was just too narrow at the ends, and there was no way we could maneuver it to completely cover all of the holes.

But it was a simple fix.


I ran and got some coffee... and some silicone... and ran a bead around the baseplate making it water tight.

You guys, the mess.... it's real life.

Anyhow, the faucet is installed, and we now use filtered water to make coffee (Seriously you guys, it's AMAZING!!), tea, and in cooking. I thought it would be nice to have this just to stop Mr. Goats from buying a water dispenser, but... It seriously makes my coffee taste better!!


To compare, I think it tastes better than the fridge filter, but not life-shatteringly better. The girls don't even notice a difference.

Long story short, I love it.

How's your water filtration system? Do you argue over the beauty-over-function of a water dispenser, or have you surrendered?

2 comments: