The are expensive but I have tried the "less expensive" substitutes and they just don't last like these do. By the time you by 2 or 3 of the cheaper ones you're paying as much as 1 of these and don't have the hassle of changing them as often.
I ordered 2 Kenmore on the Sears website 2 Kenmore 9690 200 gal. water filters and was incorrectly sent 2 Kenmore 9999 water filters. Better warehouse quality control is needed by Sears.
the packaging was horrific smashed broken boxes never happened before but it was horrible
Perfect fit and no concern that it is a knock-off with questionable materials.