Doulton, Royal Water Filter from the United Kingdom, the First Countertop filter

(Last Updated On: September 17, 2016)

Doulton provides its customers, whatever their situation, with top quality, UK manufactured water filters that perform consistently every time and gives them clean, healthy, great-tasting water anytime, anywhere. Doulton water filters have now been manufactured continuously in the UK for more than 185 years. In the 19th Century, the River Thames was London’s main water supply… and sewer. Henry Doulton discovered that filtering water through a porous ceramic could stop people becoming sick from cholera and other water-borne diseases. Queen Victoria was an early and long-standing Doulton customer! As we know, Doulton is the best countertop filter.

Doulton history

Doulton has the famous Ceramic Filter Candle, which in general, the smaller the pore size of a filter and the more complicated the path the water takes through the filter medium, the more effective it is at removing particles from water.  A ceramic has a small and complex pore structure, making it an ideal filter medium.

Millions of ceramic filter candles are produced annually, which sell to 140 countries worldwide. This global success is because Doulton drinking water filters are so versatile – they will do a job on any water supply:

  • Highly effective barrier to particles and pathogens a pore structure down to 0.2 microns to offer maximum protection
  • Long Life / Long term value
    the filters may be cleaned, when used on turbid water, which allows re-use and gives 6-12 months life
  • Natural
    the ceramic is made from 100% natural earths and uses coconut shell carbon
  • Minerals maintained
    the filters do not remove those minerals from the water which are beneficial to health
  • Enhanced anti-bacterial properties
    Doulton filters feature BioTect technology that safeguards against bacterial growth on the filter
  • Multi-stage filtration in one cartridge
    other filter media can be put inside the ceramic filer candle.  Activated carbon can be incorporate to remove chlorine, or an ion exchange resin to remove heavy metals such as lead

The UltraCarb Ceramic Filter Candle has great four filtration stages in one cartridge:

ultracarb-ceramic-filter-candleThe ultracarb ceramic filter candle final appearance looks as follows:


doulton-filter-structureFirst stage, Natural diatom ceramic, has strong filtering capability, aperture diatom ceramic surface of the hair is 1/25000, which can remove all pathogenic bacteria and visible impurities, but also retains the human body needs minerals and trace elements.

Second stage, Silver ions, containing in the diatom ceramic, with bactericidal effect, you can kill all the bacteria, to ensure the safety of water quality and health.

Third stage, High density extrusion activated carbon filter in the innermost layer, has strong adsorption, can effectively remove chlorine and organic matter, can remove the odor, taste and smell of bleaching powder such as rust, ensure that the water is fresh, sweet and no peculiar smell.

The Last stage, ATS ion exchange resin, containing in the activated carbon, remove the lead, mercury, aluminum and other heavy metals and harmful chemicals in the water, to further ensure the health and safety of water.

Pure natural diatom ceramic filter, washable filter, recycling use. After washing the filter, the diatom ceramic filter can be used up to two years.


Fairey Industrial Ceramics Limited (FICL) is the sole manufacturer of the world famous range of Doulton ceramic drinking water filters. All Doulton ceramic water filter products are manufactured in FICL’s factory based in North Staffordshire, UK, the traditional home of the ceramic industry in England. All stages of FICL’s drinking water filter production process adhere to the stringent BS EN ISO 9001 quality standards.  FICL holds the coveted NSF and WRAS certificates, demonstrating that our drinking water filters have passed the highest international testing standards.


Not only the filter material, all the filter product pass the famous certification, and pass the testing:


All Doulton products are designed to be highly efficient, reliable and easy to use.

doulton design

Separate detachable structure to ensure the convenience of product installation and filter element replacement.

Doulton seperate structure design

Because there are so many brands provide the great under sink filter solution, so Doulton maybe is not the best one. But for the countertop type, Doulton is the best! It is so quite easy to connect the faucet and provide the clean healthy water with the Fairy valve.


There are three main countertop filters:


doulton w9331032

Doulton W9331032 is the most famous countertop filter, easy to use, trusted capacity, small size and healthy material.


doulton w9331208

Doulton W9331208 is the same feature as Doulton W9331032, just the translucent appearance, looks very cool.


doulton w9380003

Doulton W9380003 add an additional and specialty replacement filter cartridge on the basis of the basic section. It is a double check activated carbon,removes naturally occurring or added fluoride, keep the great taste and remove the odor.

Bottled water is expensive to buy, produces a lot of plastic waste, and the carbon footprint of transporting those bottles of water is enormous.Healthy water that doesn’t cost the Earth. Installing a filter system in your home offers a much greener as well as cheaper alternative way of drinking good quality water.

Some comments from the customer:

“I have had this Doulton Countertop Water Filter with Ceramic Ultracarb Filter since 1995, which I bought for $135! No price inflation here! Very sturdy and efficient system. The filter does its job for one person for about 6-12 months, depending on usage. There’s a built-in (inadvertent?)safety feature that prevents using the filter when it’s no longer functional: the water flow weakens, then eventually stops. If this happens, one unscrews the canister, and cleans the filter candle with a brush, or after 2 or 3 cleanings, replaces the filter. The goop that gums up the works is what I would have been drinking without the filter! Yuck! Nothing is more compelling for water purification than a used-up filter! Don’t live at home without it! Highly recommended, and very reasonably priced.”

“Excellent product for water filter. We had a osmosis system in the house but moved to an apartment and bought a Doulton filter, and it is excellent.”

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