I am not a great reviewer, but I figured I'd share my experience so someone else may benefit from it.
First the good stuff, the filter performs its duty of cleaning the water, I have no complains there. Water tastes great and the flow is even. In general is a good product.
Now the cons; ok, I may be a little picky, but bear with me.
- Price: this product is pricey. $15 cheaper in the US if you shop around and $10 cheaper at Amazon.com. The problem is that Amazon US charges $10 for shipping so it comes to the same total price. I'd rather boost our economy and not the one in the south, so I got it from Canada (very fast shipping too!)
- Presentation: the housing is white, I prefer the old model that was clear so you could see how clean (or disgusting, in my case) the filter was. Also, the front plate (the one facing you when the filter is installed) leaves a gap all around in its hole in the fridge. This plate comes off, which I tried to replace with the old filter's plate, but the old one won't come off. The old filter feels a lot sturdier.
- Performance: As I said, the filter does its job; my issue is with the little nozzles that connect to the water supply. If I press the release button to take the filter out water sprays all over the place as if under pressure. This never happened with the old filters. If you turn the new one with the nozzles pointing down, water will drip out. I suspect the old filter had some back-flow valve in it that this new one is missing.
Overall it is a good product and you don't have to worry about its negatives for 6 to 12 months. I do not think it is worth the $39 I paid for it, but the $28 (or cheaper) that it goes for in the US is closer to the mark.
Thanks for reading