Aquasana Tops 2023 “Best Of” Lists

At Aquasana, we are passionate about helping people get access to clean, fresh, healthy water. So we’re proud to have our products featured in 2023 on a variety of websites and publications highlighting best water filter products on the market.

By: Rachel Carollo

Let’s explore some of these 2023 awards, what it takes to be voted one of “the best” water filters, why Aquasana products were selected, and which systems are the best filters for your clean water needs. 

Where our Whole House water filters were featured

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, 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 top Whole House water filtration systems remove contaminants like chlorine 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. Named in the “Best Whole House Water Filtration Systems” by Men’s Journal for its robust filtering system and also included in Bob Vila’s “Best Filter / Softening Combo” for its ability to protect appliances and fixtures from hard water and residue buildup when paired with our Salt-Free Water Conditioner upgrade. The Rhino® Whole House unit offers additional upgrades such as bypass kits and bacteria killing UV filters. Learn how to transform the water in your home with Aquasana’s Whole House systems

Where our Under Sink water filters were featured

These publications selected our Under Sink water filters as top picks for 2023: 

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 cleaner, healthier 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. For those that want their filtered water to come out of their existing faucet, a Direct Connect filter is a great option. 

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 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 like Aquasana’s SmartFlow® Reverse Osmosis utilize 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.  

Good Housekeeping named Aquasana’s Claryum® 3-Stage Max Flow Under Sink Water Filter  The best under-the-sink water filter”, while Wirecutter selected Claryum® 2-Stage Under Counter Filter for that distinction. Consumer Reports also chose the Claryum® 2-Stage Under Sink Filter for its ability to reduce PFAS (also known as “Forever Chemicals”) from water. 

Learn more about Aquasana’s award-winning Under Sink 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 78 contaminants from water, while keeping healthy minerals like calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The Clean Water Machine also uses powered filtration, which filters water more quickly and efficiently than Countertop and pitcher water filters that use gravity to filter. 


One of the best features of Countertop filters is that they require very little or zero installation. These systems make it easy for people to adopt a healthy lifestyle by introducing water filtration into their homes.  


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

Better Homes & Gardens earmarked Aquasana’s Clean Water Machine as “Best Overall” Countertop water filter pick because of its “lightening fast” filtration speed, “sleek and modern” design, and “5 out of 5” water taste.  

Upgrade your tap water with Aquasana’s Countertop water filter

Showcasing the best Shower water filters

Aquasana’s Shower Filter racked up the awards in 2023. Here are some of the publications that featured this popular product: 

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 Shower Filter

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 can 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 replacement in mind. 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 Filter

Not sure which shower water filter is best? New York Magazine’s Good Housekeeping lists Aquasana’s Premium Shower Filter with Massaging Handheld Wand as one of their picks for the best shower water filter system due to its “combination of performance, value and ease of use.” Yahoo News agrees, saying, “if you like a strong, high-pressure shower and filtered water, this one is for you.” 

Learn more about Aquasana's popular Shower Filter and find the right option for your needs. 

Find the best water filter for you

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. Check out Aquasana’s wide array of highly-touted systems or get in touch with our friendly team to learn more!