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PurHome UC-12


  • 3 in 1 under the counter water filter
  • KDF/GAC filter removes chlorine, heavy metals, and VOC’s
  • Designer faucets available to match any kitchen décor


3-in-1 under the counter water filter provides superior filtration with a built-in pre-filter, KDF55, and carbon.

The KDF/GAC filter cartridge is made from the highest quality coconut shells for superior contaminant reduction in your kitchen water filtration system.

The Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) reduces or removes chlorine, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bad taste and odors from your drinking water while KDF reduces chlorine 99.9%, lead, mercury and other soluble metals.

The redox reaction of KDF also inhibits the growth of bacteria, algae, and fungi. NSF compliant components.Treats up to 12,000 gallons (most competitor's treat only 500 to 5,000 gallons).   Also has a cyst-rated pre-filter built into the cartridge for 99.9% removal of Cryptosporidium & Giardia.

Includes a lead-free chrome faucet spigot, free of charge. 3-year cartridge included! Optional upgraded faucets available.

Optional Faucet Upgrade Finishes:

Optional Faucet Upgrade


What makes our filters better?

Our Filter Housing is the strongest housing on the market.
It will not break or crack. Guaranteed! And our parts are made in the U.S.A. americanflag.gif

Our filter cartridge is tested and rated for optimum performance at 12,000 gallons on city water.

These under counter water filters only need to be replaced on average every 3 years (vs. 6 months for most competitors, making this system the most cost-effective).

1 Gallon/Minute Flow Rate vs. 1/2 for Most Competitors.

Filter has a built-in 1 micron cyst-rated pre-filter to remove Cryptosporidium & Giardia.KDF media is the first stage after sediment to greatly extend the life of the carbon (GAC).GAC media is made from highly adsorbent shells-the most highly adsorbent known.

Lifetime warranty on filter housing & faucet, 3-year prorated warranty on filter cartridge.

60-day Money Back Guarantee.



1. How often do I have to check my KDF/GAC filter for chlorine using the chlorine test strips.
a. If you are filtering city water, you may check yearly or if the filtered water had a chlorine smell or taste.

2. Can you use the Model CT-12 or CTD-12 for filtering well water?
a. Yes, you can filter well water with the KDF/GAC filter, and it isrecommended that you use the Model CTD-12 which has a ceramic prefilterfor bacteria. You should replace the KDF/GAC filter once a year if youlive in a farming community where pesticides are used.

3. What is the flow rate of the countertop and undercounter filter systems.
a. The flow rate is 1 gallon per minute.

4. What happens if water output slows down.
a. If you're using the CTD-12 or UCD-12C filters, the ceramic prefilter is beginning to get blocked with sediment. The ceramic filter should be removed and soaked in warm water to loosen the sediment. Then the filter should be then wiped off with a cloth.

5. Can the KDF/GAC filter get clogged?
a. The KDF/GAC filter may clog if there is too much sediment in your water. It is suggested that you add a prefilter if necessary,these are just $12 to add.

6. When mounting the under the counter water filter faucet in my sink or countertop, what size is required for the faucet to fit.
a. The faucet requires a 1/2" diameter hole for mounting.

7. How do I replace the KDF/GAC filter when it stops removing chlorine?
a. Remove the filter housing using the wrench supplied with your water filter system. The housing has two parts: the base with the metal fittings, or the wide part, and the longer half, called the sump, that screws into the base. Place the wrench over the narrow end of the sump housing and move towards the wider end until it stops. Turn the sump counterclockwise to remove, keeping it over a sink or pail to catch the water. Remove the old cartridge and slide the replacement cartridge into the sump part of the housing with the gold end down (it will only fit one way); on the top of the cartridge you'll see the words "this end up." Place the base of the housing on the sump and tighten(clockwise) completely to prevent leaking.

8. Who makes your filters?
a. We make virtually every part of our water filters, and all parts are made in the USA.

9. Do you have a filter that removes the fluoride that is added to municipal water systems?
a. The KDF/GAC filter will remove some of the fluoride (30 to 50percent) added to municipal water systems. A special fluoride filter is required to remove virtually all of the fluoride which may be added to double or triple models.

10. I have a bacteria problem in my drinking water. What product should I use to remove bacteria?
a. The ceramic filter is used to remove bacteria and cysts. Use the Model UCD-12C or the CTD-12, a double undercounter filter with one ceramic cartridge as a prefilter and the KDF/GAC cartridge as the second filter.

11. Do any of your filters contain silver, which is known to kill bacteria?
a. No, our filters do not contain silver.  Silver is combined with some carbon filters to inhibit bacteria,but it may not be safe to ingest silver. The KDF/GAC filter inhibits bacteria growth and it is 100% safe.

12. Can I use bleach to clean the ceramic filter?
a. No. Don't use bleach to clean the ceramic filter. Soak it in water with a few drops of dish washing soap and then scrub with a soapless dish cleaning pad. The 3M Scotchbrite brand (or similar pad),available at any grocery store, works well. You don't want to put bleach in your drinking water.

13. How often can you clean the ceramic filter before it wears out?
a. Each time you clean the ceramic cartridge, a small amount is warn away. The filter can be cleaned 30 times before it wears out(about once a month). It will filter approximately 12,000 gallons.You'll need to replace the filter if it becomes too thin and weak.

14. Does the KDF filter remove chloramine?
a. No, it does not.  If your municipal water treatment facility uses chloramine, then we suggest you considering installing a whole house water filter such as the X-1000.

15. Many of the filters I've seen use a carbon block filter. What isthe difference between your KDF/GAC filters and the carbon blockfilters?
a. The KDF/GAC filter lasts longer and inhibits bacteria growth. Thecarbon block filter alone allows bacteria to grow, and must be replacedmore frequently.

16. Is the system easy to install?
a. You will need to know basic plumbing techniques to install this system. If you do not know basic plumbing techniques we recommend that you hire a Plumber. The system comes with a threaded EZ cold water adapter. Everyone's Plumbing is different and therefore your Plumber may need to purchase threaded adapters separately.

17.  I live in New York City and have copepods in my tap water.  How should I address? 
a. For an article on copepods in New York City tap water, click here.


Kithcen Water Filtration System Information:

Replace cartridge every 3 years or as necessary by water conditions in your area.

Activated Carbon Stage Filters Chlorine and the following:


1,1 Dichloroethylene
1,2 Dichlorobenzene
1,2 Dichloroethane
1,2 Dichloropropane
1,4 Dichlorobenzene 
CIS-1,2 Dichloroethylene 


Phthalate (di(2-ethylhexyl))
Polychlorinated Biophenyts (PCBs)
Radon (Radionuclide Contaminant)
Trihalomethanes (THMs):
- Chloroform
- Bromoform
- Bromodichloromethane
- Dibromochloromethane
Vinyl Chloride



2,4-D2,4,5-TP (silvex)

Plus, the Patented KDF-55 stage filters (what other carbon-only filters don't have):Copper
Dissolved metals


Size:             12" high, 5" in diameter

Flow rate:     1 gallon/minute


Installation Instructions:



Current Stock:
PurHome UC-12
6.00 LBS
5.00 (in)
5.00 (in)
5.00 (in)
Lifetime Warranty on Filter Housing & Faucet - - Proper maintenance must be followed. KDF/GAC filter must be changed every 3 years. 3 Year Prorated Warranty on KDF/GAC cartridge

Reviews Hide Reviews

A Must For Great Coffee!!

DK on 4th Dec 2011

Completely satisfied with the product, a must for great coffee.This will be the only place I go for water filtration.


17th Jun 2011

We purchased the Purity UC-12 filter system plus the brushed nickel faucet about a year ago and have been very satisfied with it. Planning to buy the same system soon for our daughter's home.

Highly Recommended Under Counter Filter

NL on 17th Jun 2011

I installed this filter over a year ago & am completely satisfied. My water tastes as good as bottled water & is always clear and fresh tasting. The price was great compared to the filters that attach to your faucet that have to be replaced every few mths.

Cartridge effective for 3 years

John on 16th Jun 2011

This is the second house I have installed this filter. I am very satisfied.Lived in first house for 8 years no problems with filter. Present house for 4 years and works fine. Have a problem with dripping from the on/off toggle lever!