APEX MR-1050 Countertop Filter Review


In general, the APEX Countertop Drinking Water Filter MR-1050 does what it claims by the company. It filters the odor and taste of chlorine while increase slightly on the pH to about 7-8.5. The annual maintenance cost is slightly higher than most of the model in the market due to it’s remineralization capability on such a portable device. It is definitely a RECOMMENDED drinking water filter system.





APEX, not be mistaken by APEC, is a southern California based water filter company which has 99% of their product made in-house. They have strict quality control to maintain the standards of their water filter system.

In this APEX MR-1050 review, we explore the key features of the system along with pros and cons and our verdict.

APEX MR-1050 Review

Like most of the best countertop water purifier, APEX MR-1050 uses a single filter cartridge to perform it’s filtration to produce clean water.

Alkaline Remineralization

As most of you might heard that alkaline water has numerous benefits such as neutralizing the acidic in our body and increase the bald taste of the water. This is where APEX has incorporated into their MR-1050 system.

The APEX MR-1050 is a simple counter top single filter system which is capable of remineralized the filtered water with calcium and magnesium. Apart from adding good minerals to the water, it also removes up to 95% of the main harmful minerals such as chlorine, arsenic, mercury, lead and etc.

5 Stage Filtration

APEX incorporated 5 stages of filtration system in a single filter to maximize space while still provides a great taste of it’s alkaline water.

  • MicroFlet Pad – Removes particles such as sand, rust and dust.
  • 5 Micron KDF Layer – Removes microorganism, bacteria and heavy materials.
  • Granular Activate Carbon Layer – Removes odor and taste from chlorine, chloramine and organic chemicals.
  • Alkaline Layer – Remineralized potassium and magnesium.
  • Calcite Layer – Remineralized calcium.


The light weight APEX Countertop Drinking Water Filter System MR-1050 is a portable filtration system which is able to bring along easily when moving to a new place. No plumber is required to dismantle and reinstall this system in your new home.

Easy Installation

Like other countertop drinking water filter system, no professional plumber is needed. Screw on the adapter to most faucet and you are good to go. You can refer to the installation video below:


The filter cartridge is suggested to be replace every 750 gallons. As an average family of four, it will be about 6 months until the filter be replaced. However, the price is slightly expensive for a single filter cartridge due to it’s alkaline capability.

Annual Maintenance Cost: $90


Like most of the product, it comes with 1 year limited warranty for the APEX Countertop MR-1050. This unit is fully built in the USA which assures on the quality during manufacturing.

Technical Specification

Product Weight: 5 lbs
Dimension: 4.5″L x 4.5″W x 12″H
Max Feed Water Pressure: 85 PSI
Flow Rate : 0.75 GPM


The lifespan of the filter is relatively short as compared to other water filter. Hence, it sky-rocketed the annual maintenance cost to $90 per year.

If fluoride is a concern in your source water, this is not the water filter you should be looking for. You can look for the Home Master TMJRF2 which is capable of removing fluoride.

All countertop drinking water filter system is not effective in filtering well water source. It is only recommended for city waters that undergo a first level treatment by the municipal council.

Verdict: Recommended!

Expert View:

The APEX MR-1050 filter has a few features which I would recommend this system to the public. Here are the few reasons:

  • Alkaline Remineralization: Beside filtration, the natural stone increases the pH of the water to make it slightly alkaline.
  • Easy Installation: Installation made easy for this system by connecting the adapter to the faucet.
  • Portability: It is easy to dismantle and move to another location.

Let us know if our APEX MR-1050 review answer all your questions.

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