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Foodservice success starts here.

Learn how increasing water quality can improve your business's bottom line.


Give your restaurant an advantage with 3M™ Water Filtration Products for foodservice.

  • Reduce damaging particulates that may be in your water with 3M™ Water Filtration Products for foodservice. Our filtration solutions also help to reduce the amount of chloramine that can impact the taste and appearance of your beverages, work to minimize the chlorine taste and odor that can give ice an off-taste, and reduce the likelihood of water hardness that can cause scale buildup in your expensive equipment. When you reduce factors that can negatively impact your business, you increase customer satisfaction, the longevity of your appliances and your bottom line.

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Help avoid scale build-up and achieve clearer, better-tasting ice — all while maintaining the efficiency of your equipment with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea

Skip scale build-up, unpleasant taste and inconsistent flavor in your coffee and hot tea by increasing the quality of your water with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.


High-quality water and filtration can help you achieve better-tasting espresso beverages while maintaining the efficiency of your equipment.


Space saving 3M™ Dual Port and Dual Flow systems are engineered to provide high flow rate, high-capacity water to your restaurant equipment all within a small footprint design.

Steam Equipment and Combi

Reduce scale build-up on your steam tables and combi ovens while maintaining the efficiency of your equipment with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

Cold Beverage

Help ensure your beverages are as refreshing as your customers expect them to be with 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

Applications in Restaurants and QSRs

3M filtration is trusted in restaurants 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 maximize product consistency and operational continuity.

Brewed Coffee and Hot Tea

When it comes to hot beverages, even if you use the right grind and brew at the right temperature, you could still end up with bitter-tasting coffee if you’re not using filtered water. Scale buildup, excess particulates and excess chlorine and chloramine can lead to costly downtime and shorter service life of your equipment. Plus, excess chlorine and organic residue can cause beverages to taste bitter or off-brand.

These problems can lead to inconsistent service and beverage quality — and potential lost business. 3M™ Water Filtration Products can help maintain coffee and tea clarity, consistency and full flavor while helping you keep your restaurant’s hot beverage equipment operating efficiently.

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A single cartridge can deliver 56,000+ 8-oz cups of coffee.*

*Based on the 3,500 gallon capacity of the BREW110-MS and BREW115-MS.


Excessive chlorine or chloramine in your water can contribute to oxidation of parts and fittings, which can reduce service life and can cause bitter-tasting beverages. Help your espresso beverages taste better while also maintaining the efficiency of your equipment with high-quality water and filtration. Learn more about easy-to-install and maintain 3M™ Water Filtration Products.

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Water can make up to 93% of an espresso.

Ice may not be on your restaurant or QSR's menu, but it’s the one item that impacts almost every visitor experience. If it’s not crystal clear and odorless, it can quickly start to make a bad impression on your customers. Particulates and dissolved minerals in your water can cause scale buildup that can damage ice making machines.

3M™ Water Filtration Products for ice applications provide built-in scale inhibition as well as chlorine taste, odor and particulate reduction. That means you can help ensure your restaurant’s ice will look and taste great — and help avoid expensive equipment repairs and downtime.

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96%+ average chlorine taste and odor reduction*

*Based on NSF/ANSI 42 testing of the ICE120, ICE140, ICE160, and ICE190 for the reduction of chlorine, taste, & odor.

Steam Ovens

Ever wonder what you’d do if you lost your most versatile piece of kitchen equipment — your combi oven — to a mechanical breakdown? Hard water is especially problematic for combi ovens. When water is converted to steam, it leaves impurities behind. These impurities cling to the solid surfaces and can cause problems. Over time, you’ll notice hard scale build-up, increased operating costs and maintenance downtime.

3M™ Water Filtration Products can help reduce impurities, downtime for repairs and worry — so you can focus on your customers. When you take care of your water, your combi oven will take care of you.

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Scale buildup can decrease efficiency by up to 25% over the life of the product.

Cold Beverage

The most refreshing beverages are the beverages that taste exactly like they’re supposed to. High particulate matter and excess chlorine and chloramine residual can negatively impact the look and taste of your cold beverages — and customers will notice. Excess particulates can also cause maintenance issues and shorten the service life of expensive beverage machines.

Help ensure your beverages are as refreshing as your customers expect them to be with 3M™ Water Filtration Products. They feature Sanitary Quick Change design for fast and easy change outs and reduce excess particles to help reduce scale buildup in your cold beverage equipment.

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96%+ average chlorine taste and odor reduction*

*Based on NSF/ANSI 42 testing of the BEV120, BEV140, BEV160, and BEV190 for the reduction of chlorine, taste, & odor.


In the restaurant business, you use every inch of your space as efficiently as possible. 3M™ Dual Port and 3M™ Dual Flow systems from 3M™ Water Filtration Products are designed to provide high flow rate, high capacity water to a variety of restaurant equipment.

These centralized systems can help simplify your water filtration needs with one space-saving unit. They’re easy to maintain and can be expanded as your business grows. The filters can last up to 12 months, are easy to change and require no activation steps.

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Space-saving design for a small footprint

Watch our Water 101 video series.

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.

Find the right 3M water filter for all your needs.

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    Consider these factors when choosing a water filter:

    • Hardness of incoming water
    • Quality of incoming water (sediment, disinfectants and contaminants)
    • Machine capacity
    • Daily production/water used per day


    *Product Selection and Use: This tool is intended to provide guidance on products for a foodservice
    application. Since there are many factors that can affect a product’s use, the customer and user remain
    responsible for determining whether the 3M product is suitable and appropriate for the user’s specific
    application, including user evaluating the 3M product in user’s application.

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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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.

Find more filtration resources from 3M.

To help reduce food and beverage quality impacts, business interruptions, added cost and, ultimately, reduced customer satisfaction, follow recommended guidelines on when to change your 3M water filter. Knowing more about what affects your local water quality will help you manage integrating water filtration into your business.

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    Replacement Cartridges

    Already have a 3M filter? Check out our replacement cartridge page to learn:

    - Where to buy a 3M water filter cartridge

    - Why you need to replace

    - When and how to change

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    Additional Resources

    Looking for something more specific? Check out other resource pages:

    - Find a Dealer

    - Find My Filter

    - Foodservice FAQs

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Need help?

Customer Service: 800-630-0778

Technical Service: 866-990-9785

Customer Service: 800-630-0778

Technical Service: 866-990-9785