Brita Under Sink Water Filter System

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Brita Under Sink Water Filter System

Why Water Filter?

The fact that 60% of our bodies are water makes it necessary for us to drink water. This helps us stay properly hydrated. Though half of the adults do not drink enough water.

All of the cells and organs in your body need water to function properly. When you’re dehydrated, your body may struggle to maintain normal body temperature, you may experience digestive issues including constipation, your blood pressure can rise due to the thickening of your blood, and your organs will not get the amount of oxygen that they need, among many other negative health impacts.

Drinking water is also important to your overall health because people who drink more water generally consume less soda, alcohol, and energy drinks. They tend to have better diets than those who turn to processed drinks and be healthier overall.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that if you get water from a private well, you get it tested at a state-certified lab at least annually. If you get water from a public system, you’ll get a report from the EPA on the quality of your drinking water that will come with your water bill and tell you what contaminants your water may have.

The CDC warns that many contaminants can be hardly seen, tasted, or smelled. If you confirm your water source may have harmful amounts of arsenic, nitrates, chlorine, lead, or other contaminants, you’ll want a water filter that can specifically address those concerns.

Unlike other options that are out there for water filtration products, Brita under sink water filter system can be of use almost as soon as you open the box, so you can start drinking more water right away. Below is the description of Brita under sink water filter system as reviewed by consumers.

Brita under sink water filter system

Brita under the sink water filter system is a German brand best-known maker of water filter pitchers. The company has sold water filters in Europe for decades and was one of the first companies to offer these products in the United States. For some years, Brita’s products were licensed and distributed by Clorox, but the company has since reclaimed its rights.

Brita under sink water filter system is an inexpensive pitcher with basic features that are for daily use. Because it doesn’t have a digital filter reminder, users get encouraged to track the number of replenishment or substitute the filter every two months. The design is simple and easy to use. The lid on this filter pitcher doesn’t lock in place, so pouring get done with care. The company has listened to its customers and plans to release Everyday pitchers with covers that fit tightly. Packages are marked as new and improved.

The Filters

This model uses Brita’s standard pitcher and dispenser filters, so consumers can get Brita’s filtration results at a competitive price. The filters are readily available and come in multi-packs. They don’t need to get soaked before use–they simply must run under tap water for 15 seconds.

The filter contains activated carbon made from coconut shells. The proprietary media removes organic contaminants as well as the taste and smell of chlorine. Carbon gets combined with white ion-exchange particles. These polymer beads have a large surface area and help to remove metals and heavy metals that are in drinking water. Brita recommends changing the filter after two months or 40 gallons of use. Since the pitcher has a 10-cup capacity, the filter should get changed after 64 refills.

PROS:

  • The ideal water for cooking
  • Brita’s new filters purify water faster and don’t require soaking
  • Filters are competitively priced and easy to find
  • Great tasting water
  • There’s no need to worry about digital filter meters getting wet or failing
  • Storage is easy thanks to the pitcher’s compact size of 11 inches tall, 10.5 inches long and 5.6 inches wide

CONS:

  • The Everyday pitcher does not have a flap covering the spout as other Brita models do
  • The hollow handle fills with water and is difficult to clean
  • It’s difficult to remove the reservoir for cleaning since there is no handle or tab for lifting
  • Although Brita advertises its improved filter design, granules may still leak into the water

 

 

Reasons to Have a Water Purifier Pitcher

  1. Removal of Harmful Contaminants

Tap water is not always safe straight out of the faucet. Some pitchers come with ion-exchange resins and other media that can reduce the levels of certain heavy metals, including lead, chromium, copper, and others

  1. Convenience

Water filter pitchers are typically small, counter-top friendly, and easy to carry around. They take mere minutes to assemble, require minimal maintenance and are not attached to the plumbing.

  1. Eco-friendliness

Since they can make tap water safer and better tasting, filter pitchers can reduce your need for bottled water.

  1. Affordability

At under a hundred dollars each, and with no installation fees, filter pitchers are significantly cheaper than counter-top or under-sink filters.

Recommendation

We don’t recommend relying on even the best water filter pitchers for serious water problems. However, they can be useful as an extra line of defense along with other filtration systems for drinking water.