Water You Really Drinking? GE’s New APF Technology

Post by Megan Stulberg (with help from Alexandra Courts and Aine Davis)

We love water! And we’re sure you do too, even if you don’t actively think about it. It keeps our skin clear, our digestive systems working and our bodies…well, alive. We rely heavily on water to make every Vegan Girlfriend recipe, whether it be cooking something on stovetop or rinsing out a blender. Personally, my favourite way to drink water is to chug an icy glass back after a long run.

A little birdie told us that according to an Associated Press survey, two in 10 Americans’ drinking water tested positive for pharmaceuticals including ibuprofen (Advil) and progesterone (found in birth control pills, WTF?). Yeah, no thanks. And then another little birdie told us that GE Appliances recently introduced Advanced Pharmaceutical Filtration Technology, which removes 15 different contaminants and 94-ish% of top 5 trace pharmaceuticals. To put it simply: GE Appliances figured out a way to make water cleaner and it’s worth the investment.

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If you’re reading along like “I thought this was a recipe blog, why should I care about water?” then think about it like this. A runner wouldn’t be able to perform to the best of their ability in worn-down sneakers. We are nothing without our relevant resources.

Having a reliable fridge is so, so important as a food blogger. I was in university when we started Vegan Girlfriend and when you’re a full-time student with a part-time job in downtown Toronto…your kitchen is going to be pretty bleak. That being said, our fridge/water situation was a disaster! We were skeptical about apartment’s water quality in the first place, so we used a filtration pitcher but could barely even fill it up in our tiny sink properly. Now that I’m a fully-formed adult with my own place and choosing a fridge is even an option…I’m definitely scoping a new GE fridge out as my next big investment.

So how does it work? GE offers the Advanced Pharmaceutical Filtration Technology (let’s call it APF for short) across its new, accessibly priced refrigeration collection. The water filters on all APF fridges remove chlorine taste and odour, cysts, lead, asbestos and other contaminants — like those pesky pharmaceuticals we mentioned earlier. Good riddance.

Alex and Aine will be posting some more about GE’s fridge perks on our Instagram feed over the next few days. In the meantime, you can learn more about GE’s APF Technology on their website here.

What would you fill your new water-friendly fridge with? Tell us in the comment section below!

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*Disclaimer*: This is a sponsored post for GE Appliances, but all views are our own. For inquiries about sponsored posts, please email vegangirlfriend@gmail.com.

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