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Caution!!!!

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Buyer BEWARE!!!!
Shocked, horrified, mortified and feeling sick that after 3 years of using Stefani ceramic water filter I find my water comes out worse than before I put it in. I had followed instructions to the letter, I changed and cleaned thoroughly all parts on a regular basis and found my husband and I feeling unwell for no apparent reason UNTILL I stopped using my Stefani water filter. DO NOT BUY.

Purchased in May 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse.


Timothy J.

Timothy J.Perth, WA

Waste of money check the product out before u buy

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Not recommended

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Excitedly bought the 12 litre ceramic filter, constructed and filled it straight away looking forward to that first, refreshing glass. Never happened. Instead, found myself mopping every single drop from my benches and floor after it just leaked from the bottom. Clearly, from the reviews, it's not the first time. Complete waste of money.

Date PurchasedJan 2020
strikey

strikeyGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 19 reviews
  • 5 likes

Unbelievable... love it

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Date PurchasedDec 2010

stevenfry

stevenfrySouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Misleading product

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Purchased from Bunnings for $79. Thought it would be a cheap alternative to the similar products of $300, however after opening the box discovered to find it filters through a plastic bucket when the picture on the box clearly showed it filtering through a porcelain base into a bottom chamber. Looks like a very cheap plastic with two holes drilled in the bottom. The tap also looks like very cheap plastic. Took it back to Bunnings the next day and they were very happy to refund.

Date PurchasedAug 2018

ingam60

ingam60Perth, WA

  • 31 reviews
  • 17 likes

Should have listened to the reviews

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Date PurchasedMay 2018

Nudge

Nudge

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Unit is great, but the taps are useless

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We’ve had our Stefani water purifier for 6 years, it came with the black tap which fell apart a few months after purchase, I replaced it with a tan tap which the man at Bunnings happily took from another style Stefani purifier. The tan tap has just disintegrated so I went to Bunnings to pick up a new tan tap, they don’t have them ! So I bought a black one, after one day of use it has failed !!!!! The unit is useless without a working tap !

Date PurchasedFeb 2012

Jono

JonoGosford

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

10 Years Strong

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Have been using this for about 10 years. No complaints. Replaced the tap once as it eventually wore out. Filters are a reasonable price. Lid has fallen off a few times and broke in two places but was able to fix with silicone. Recommended but will soon be replacing with an undersink system to reclaim bench space as part of kitchen upgrade.

Date PurchasedJul 2008

dont buy

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sounds good but it has a plastic insert, first day water seemed OK, then after all you taste is plastic, the plastic insert also has a strong plastic oder. after 5 days i took the item back for a refund and looked at alternative filters like 12L BENCH TOP WATER PURIFIER SYSTEM from FSA

Date PurchasedAug 2017

There is plastic inside!

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After opening the 8 litre ceramic water filter box at home I got surprised there is plastic inside, the compartment that holds the candles is like a plastic bucket. I couldn't find the information saying the plastic is BPA free anywhere, making me disappointed with the product. I decided to call them to ask about that, and over the phone they afirmed it is BPA free. However I wonder why don't they put such important information neither in the product box nor in the product description in their website.

Date PurchasedMay 2017

PZapp

PZappGold Coast

  • 13 reviews

It's OK but the design could be way better

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We recently bought a 8 litre unit but it's more like a 6 litre as some water is always sitting at the bottom... The tap should be in a better position to avoid this... A 2.5 cm lower from its actual position. Apart from that, it is a cheaper alternative.

Date PurchasedFeb 2017

Parts

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Have tried for replacement lid at supplier and was told they are difficult to deal with and lid was nearly the price of the whole unit..went to stefani direct and was told not available, and best to see if i could find a lid off some other filter that might fit..sad service.

Date PurchasedFeb 2015

Hudson

Hudson

  • 4 reviews

Works ok

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Got the 8 liter water purifier. Took a bit to fix the leaks and the filters work well enough for what I need them to. My biggest issue is that the tap port is located 1/3 of the way up from the bottom of the collection tank. So there is always 1/3 of my water that is stuck at the bottom. For every day purposes that's fine but I use my for brewing and after every filtration session I have to siphon the last 30% out so I don'd have stagnant water, also makes it difficult to calculate how much water I need to collect prior to my brew.

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Hudson
Hudson

I measured the amount of water that I siphoned from the bottom of the tank. Just under 2.5 liters that the tap cannot reach


Ross

RossSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not Fully Ceramic - Contains Plastic

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I recently purchased a stefani ceramic 8 litre water purifier. Unpacked it and realised it has a plastic bucket inside that the unpurified water sits in before going through the filters. This plastic bucket looks shoddy with poorly formed holes for the filters to sit in and it doesn't even say if it is BPA free. Additionally if this does contain BPA chemicals, then the filter candle will not filter it out.

I returned it straight away and asked for a refund. They should not advertise these as ceramic if they contain plastics. They are also made in Brazil.
I have done some research and discovered southern cross pottery, where i will purchase a full ceramic Australian Made water filter.

Dave

DaveGeraldton, Western Australia

Solves our local drinking water issue

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Our local tap water is loaded with minerals explaining the high incidence of kidney stones according to my GP. The Stefani water purifier definitely improves the water quality softening and removing the metallic taste making it satisfying to drink again.

breadmaker

breadmaker

  • 6 reviews

Veryuseful Christmas gift

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Living in an area without reticulated water supply we rely solely on rain water and although we have a filter in our cold water supply, have always boiled our drinking water. This Stefani system makes boiling unnecessary thereby improving convenience as well as power saving. Would hate to be without it now.


Made me sick!

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After 3 months away l came home and had a drink of filtered water the taste made me sick when I looked inside the rubber seals had disintegrated into a pulpy black mess l have pics to prove it! What's going on here!?


Boshy888

Boshy888NSW, 2444

  • 20 reviews
  • 17 likes

12 Months Later & So Far No Faults

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wendy

wendybrisbane

not good leaks!!!!!

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Must b a hair line crack in the base. Was so happy to get this for christmas, Filled it up with water, woke up next morning with water all over the bench. Husband already threw out receipt. Contacted supplier and they replied back next day but wont fix the faulty purifier. Not happy at all!!!
the idea if fresh water
leaks. warranty has to be returned 2weeks from purchase.


Caveat Emptor

Caveat EmptorBrisbane

  • 7 reviews
  • 13 likes

A Great Unit

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I just love my Stefani Ceramic Water Filter!
It is easy to assemble and if done properly you wont have any leaks.
The water tastes beautiful & I find myself drinking more water.
For those who cant afford the extra cost but would like refrigerated water then I suggest get a couple of bottles and keep some water in the frige.
The replacement filters are widely available and very reasonably priced.
A bigger range of colours would be nice


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Questions & Answers

Robert C.

Robert C.asked

How to install the filter

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KIM
KIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yzzlrdetvo


Timu Paerata

Timu Paerataasked

instructions

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KIM
KIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yzzlrdetvo


Betty P.

Betty P.asked

where can i get a replacement lid for my stefani water purifier

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strikey
strikey

You will have to ask at a Mitre 10 store...or maybe Bunnings. But I doubt you will get one in stock and by the time it is ordered, probably not worth it. You better off making some sort of replacement lid yourself. I would use an old dinner plate if its not so ugly.


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