GE SmartWater MWF Water Filter Review
This is the story of how I came to purchase the GE SmartWater MWF. About a year and a half ago, I purchased a GE Profile Refrigerator, and I must say that I have been extremely satisfied with it. Having water and ice filtered in an area where the levels of chlorine are extremely high has been a god-send, and one that the GE refrigerator is really good at. At the time I used a GE GWF filter rather than a GE SmartWater MWF.
Everything was fine up until late December of last year when I started seeing black particles (I believe these are called ‘sediments’) when drawing water: at first I though that my refrigerator was faulty, but soon enough I was relieved to see it flashing and saying “Change Filter”. This is when the GE SmartWater MWF came handy.
Switching to the GE SmartWater MWF Refrigerator Water Filter
My old filter was a GWF water filter so when I ordered the new GE SmartWater MWF filters online, I wasn’t sure that it would fit nicely into my fridge. Five days after ordering I received my GE SmartWater MWF, took the old GWF water filter off (took the old adapter out too) and -blessings of modern engineering- it slotted in nicely and effortlessly.
Total set-up time: 5 minutes and no sweat at all to install my GE SmartWater MWF filter.
If you have noticed a slightly darker water color, a funny taste, or anything unusual with your filter you may want to consider buying a replacement water filter for refrigerator. If this is the case, the best option for replacing your old filter is the GE SMartWater MWF model; in my opinion the best water filter generator of its kind (according to my water filter review).
The Benefits of using a GE SmartWater MWF for your GE Refrigerator
A GE SmartWater MWF water filter for your refrigerator allows you to make do with all your bottled water and drink purified, cleaned and great-tasting filtered water.
If your city water has a strong chlorine taste, you will love the GE SmartWater MWF, as it purifies the water and improves its quality.
Another positive aspects I have noticed while doing this review of the GE SmartWater MWF is that after installing my GE SmartWater MWF filter, my refrigerator produced a lot more ice (and of higher quality) than it used to. So that is another ‘bonus’ for the GE SmartWater MWF.
What you need to know about the GE SmartWater MWF
The GE SmartWater MWF Filter is compatible with most GE models and replaces the GWF, GWFA, GWF01, GWF06, MWFA models and Hotpoint HWF, HWFA. If you have used one of those models before, you might need to remove your old adapter first in order to fit in the GE SmartWater MWF filter.
Please note however that if you have one of the following water filters, you may need an adapter: FXRC, FXRT, MXRC, HXRT, WR97X10006, and Kenmore 46-9905.
The GE SmartWater MWF only weighs 11.2 ounces (which is the equivalent to 0.3 kg!) and measures a little more than a extra large coffee cup!
Your GE SmartWater MWF water filter should be changed ideally once every six months to prevent sediment build-up in your water and ice. Practically-wise, the GE SmartWater MWF refrigerator water filter can be fitted easily into your fridge: you do need any special tools or accessories to replace your GE SmartWater MWF. You don’t even need to turn the water off: the switch between your old and new GE SmartWater MWF filters is painless.
What are other people’s reviews of the GE SmartWater MWF filter?
-the GE SmartWater MWF Filter got more that 300 5 Star reviews. Here are a few of those written by Amazon buyers:
It couldn’t be Easier to set up the GE SmartWater MWF
“My GE SmartWater MWF shipped immediately, took it out of the box, ignored all the instructions and warnings as men do, unscrewed the other one, put this one in, filled up 2 big glasses of water to “flush it” and that was it.
Maybe 5mins worth of effort to set up my GE SmartWater MWF?
Not sure what else to say in a review of this item, worked great in our GE fridge.”
The Perfect GWF Replacement
“The GE SmartWater MWF does replace the older GWF filter from GE, I was a little confused by the description but it does fit into the same mount. It is a little smaller but no adapter is needed.”
Water tastes great, (and my wife’s happy): my GE SmartWater MWF review
“When our new GE profile refrigerator flashed it’s “Change Filter” light, I wondered how much this little GE SmartWater MWF filter would cost me to replace. I was surprised…Amazon’s price on the GE SmartWater MWF was not bad. Plus, the original filter lasted us almost 1 year (it’s only my wife and I, but we drink water all the time). My wife is picky about the water chlorine taste, etc., so I was initially very pleased when she was happy with the water taste & quality. And, she hasn’t complained since I installed the GE SmartWater MWF. Thanks GE for including this nice feature, and making it affordable to replace.”
The chlorine smell vanished!
“Our city water has a very strong chlorine smell. With the GE SmartWater MWF, the ice and water from the refrigerator doesn’t smell at all.”
The GE SmartWater MWF is a great product at an amazing price!
“Checked out prices at the Lowes and Home Depot. Couldn’t believe Amazon’s price for the GE SmartWater MWF and purchased immediately. Don’t hesitate.”
How many GE SmartWater MWF Filter can I buy at once?
The GE SmartWater MWF water filter is available in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 packs. As of Spring 2011, the GE SmartWater MWF filter 1-pack retails for less than $32 on Amazon, the 3-pack for $92 and the GE SmartWater MWF 6-pack for $190. There is not a huge amount to be saved whether you buy one GE SmartWater MWF or several packs, but for peace-of-mind’ sake I usually get at least a 3 GE SmartWater MWF pack (this way I do not have to purchase another pack for the next year and half, which also allows me to save me some money on shipping costs)
Where can I buy the GE SmartWater MWF Filter?
At the time of this review, there is an amazing 47% off discount on Amazon on the GE SmartWater MWF compared to buying direct from GE: grab it while it lasts. In fact if you have a look at your local superstore (Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot), you will find that a GE SmartWater MWF filter will set you back double the price that you will get on Amazon! You can purchase the GE SmartWater MWF here.
Where can I find more reviews of the GE SmartWater MWF filter
There are a lot of raving reviews about the GE SmartWater MWF water filter for GE refrigerators. Click here to read all the reviews about the GE SmartWater MWF.