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Set yourself up for success with 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions.

  • When you have confidence in the quality of your water, you’ll have confidence that your beverages are served at their best—and that means happy customers. You’ll also have assurance that your equipment is protected from scale buildup that can lead to downtime and expensive repairs or replacement costs. Best of all, you’ll know that your filtration system is easy to maintain and provides the flow rate you need to keep up with the pace of your business.

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Your water quality can cause scale build-up, unpleasant taste and odour in your ice machine. 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration can help make your ice clearer and better tasting while helping to maintain the efficiency of your equipment.

Coffee, Tea and Hot Water Boilers

Scale build-up, unpleasant taste and odor, and inconsistent flavor in your coffee and hot tea can be affected by your water quality. Better water filtration can help make your coffee and hot tea better tasting and help maintain equipment efficiency


Your water quality can cause scale build-up, unpleasant taste and odour in your expensive espresso machines. Your water filtration makes a difference and can help your espresso taste better and help to maintain the efficiency of your equipment.


When filtering water in a variety of your restaurant equipment, you want to save space. Dual Port and Dual Flow systems from 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration are designed to provide high flow rate, high-capacity water to a variety of restaurant equipment.

Steam Equipment and Combi Ovens

Scale build-up on your steam tables and Combi ovens can be caused by your water quality. 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration can help prevent this scale build-up which can help maintain the efficiency of your equipment and your operation

Post Mix / Cold Beverage

High particulates, excess chlorine and chloramine residual can negatively impact the look and taste of your cold beverages. Help ensure your beverages are as refreshing as your customers expect them to be with 3M™ Foodservice Water Filtration solutions

Filtration Solutions for Coffee and Tea Applications

3M filtration is trusted in cafes, coffee and tea shops around the world for performance, convenience and quality. Get efficient and effective solutions, easy-to-use and easy-to-maintain systems and reliable results, that maximise product consistency and operational continuity.

Coffee, Tea & Hot Water Boilers

Coffee you can count on.

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    The key to consistent coffee is the water you use to brew it. If your water is off-tasting or contains chlorine, chloramines, sediment or other particles, it can greatly impact the taste and appearance of your coffee. Scale buildup from water hardness or minerals, excess particulates and corrosion from excess chlorine and chloramines, can lead to costly maintenance downtime or shortened machine life.

    You can help ensure consistent tasting beverages and smooth-running equipment with a water filtration system from 3M designed for coffee applications.

    • Systems can be tailored to suit your unique needs — from basic filtration to reduce chlorine taste and odour to being able to control the total dissolved solids (TDS) in your water.
    • Compact design saves valuable space.
    • Easy-to-maintain with quick filter change-outs.
    • Select systems featuring Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.), meaning your filters last longer with fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Brew at your best with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for hot beverages.

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Espresso that’s always good to go.

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    Your customers have high expectations when they order espresso drinks. They’re paying a premium price for what better be a premium-tasting beverage. If your water isn’t up to par, it can have a negative impact on the taste of your espresso drinks. You already have a lot of things you have to get right, from the right ingredients to the right temperature — your water doesn’t have to be one of them. 

    You can control the quality of the water you use with a 3M water filtration system designed for espresso applications. These innovative systems can be tailored to suit your needs with different levels and types of filtration.

    • Go with a basic level to help reduce the damaging impact of oxidisation with scale inhibitors.
    • Opt for a fixed blend of water hardness back into your water at 25%.
    • You could also choose a system that lets you adjust your own custom TDS blend for more control.

     Whichever 3M water filtration solution for espresso equipment you choose, you can help your equipment run smoother and last longer. They can help reduce scale that can diminish machine performance. Or help reduce damaging effects of calcium and magnesium that can build up in the boiler, reducing efficiency and increasing your maintenance costs — while reducing service life.    

    Help meet your customers high expectations with select 3M™ Water Filtration Solutions for espresso machines.

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Ice Machines

Better ice, clearly.

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    Your ice is 100% water. So if you’re not using quality water, it may show in the taste and appearance of one your most served items. A 3M water filtration system designed for ice machines can help ensure your ice looks clear and is great tasting.  

    • Help reduce chlorine taste and odor and sediment.
    • Scale reduction to help reduce scale build-up on evaporator plates.
    • Help reduce corrosion of metallic components and clogging of distribution nozzles and solenoid valves.
    • Help extend the life of pumps, valves, seals and more.
    • Eliminate the need for a separate prefilter.  

    Select 3M water filtration solutions for ice applications feature Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) which provides built-in scale inhibition as well as chlorine taste and odour and particulate reduction. This can help to reduce service calls and downtime — increasing your bottom line.    

    Help ensure your ice is clear and great tasting with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for ice machines.

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Post-Mix & Cold Beverage Machines

Refreshingly reliable.

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    We’ve all ordered our favorite soft drink at one time or another and instantly knew something was off about the taste. People expect the drinks they’re familiar with taste the same every time they order it.

    A big factor, in the taste of drinks from post-mix and cold beverage equipments, is the water they are created with. A 3M water filtration system for post-mix and cold beverage applications can help ensure the taste and quality of drinks and more.    

    • Get over 96% chlorine taste and odour reduction*.
    • Chlorine and chloramines reduction available — especially important for popular diet beverages.
    • Help reduce excess abrasive sediment that can shorten the life of pumps, seals, O-rings and valves.
    • 2-in-1 systems available for machines that also have ice makers.
    • Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) for fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Help ensure your cold beverages taste the way they should with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for post-mix and cold beverage equipments.

    *Based on NSF/ANSI 42 testing of the HF10, HF20, HF40, HF60 and HF90 for the reduction of chlorine, taste, & odour.

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Combi Ovens

Full steam ahead.

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    Combi ovens are complex pieces of equipment and as such are one of your most expensive investments. You can help protect yours and keep it running efficiently with a 3M water filtration system for combi oven.    

    • Reduce scale build-up that can lead to increased cleanings and potentially cause damage.
    • Reduce chlorine, chloramines and chlorides that can cause corrosion on parts and fittings, reducing service life.
    • Limit excess scale that can increase energy consumption and block blowdown drains, leading to costly maintenance.
    • Get Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) for fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.

    Help protect one of your most expensive and critical pieces of equipment with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for combi ovens.

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Multi-Equipment Applications

Multiple upsides for multi-uses.

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    The water you use flows throughout your business, helping you deliver the hot and cold beverages, ice and food you serve every day. You know that you need quality water to deliver quality products. Ensuring every machine gets the right water can be a daunting task. A 3M water filtration solution for multi-equipment applications can simplify day-to-day business life with one single system to serve multiple machines.    

    • Simplify filter change-out schedules.
    • Save valuable space with one compact system.
    • Have a single source for maintenance and technical support.
    • Deliver different water qualities to different pieces of equipment.
    • Help protect all your valuable machines from costly downtime, maintenance and shortened life.
    • Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology (I.M.P.A.C.T.) for fewer change-outs and lower replacement costs while reducing waste.    

    Help ensure your valuable machines operate in harmony with a 3M™ Water Filtration Solution for multi-equipment applications.

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Water 101 Videos

Check out our Water 101 video series to learn about water quality issues in each common foodservice application - ice, coffee, espresso, cold beverage, steam, and multi-equipment - and the filtration solutions you may need to help improve the quality of water feeding your important machinery.

Why choose a 3M commercial foodservice water filter?

3M™ High Flow Series Products include the option of replacement filters featuring Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology ("I.M.P.A.C.T.") that provides excellent cartridge life and economy. You'll see some key benefits including:

  • Single-cartridge flow rates and capacities previously only available with three- or four-cartridge systems¹
  • Up to 12-month cartridge life
  • Fast and easy cartridge changes with our Sanitary Quick Change design (SQC)
  • Direct or easily adaptable connections to existing plumbing lines
  • Certification to NSF Standard 53 for cyst reduction² (For select High Flow series products)
  • Reduction of 99.99 percent of waterborne bacteria³ (For select High Flow series products)
  • Scale inhibition available on select models

¹ Filters featuring the Integrated Membrane Pre-Activated Carbon Technology ("I.M.P.A.C.T.") media can clearly be identified by the icon on the product label
² Based on the use of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts.
³ As demonstrated with 99.99% reduction of surrogate organism E. coli (ATCC 11229) and P. fluorescens (ATCC 49642) in manufacturer’s lab test.

See how our HF90 model, part of the 3M™ High Flow Series, helps you achieve great, consistent taste and helps protect machinery.

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Polypropylene housing

Pleated Membrane

Media with pleated membrane design¹ helps provide cyst² and bacteria³ protection, plus excellent sediment holding capabilities with minimal pressure drop

Carbon Block

Carbon block technology has more than four times the chlorine taste and odor-reduction capacity of the leading competitor’s pre-coat filter

Pleated Membrane

Pleated membrane media has six times the surface area of the leading competitor’s filter

Prefilter Wrap

Cartridges feature a five-micron prefilter wrap

Key Resources

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