ome water filter systems can run into the hundreds of dollars. For a relatively cheap, convenient and efficient option we recommend a filter pitcher. Below we have listed the best water filter pitchers on the market.
1. PUR 18-Cup Dispenser DS-1800Z
With a filter life of up to 40 gallons and an 18 cup capacity the PUR water dispenser is the largest and best option for a water filter pitcher. Certified for the removal of 13 contaminants as well as removing up to 95% of mercury, 96% of trace level pharmaceutical and reducing chlorine with its unique carbon filter ensures amazing tasting filtered water with zero odor. The slim design allowseasy storage in the fridge as well as hassle free refilling.
With a filter change indicator sticker and an average filter life of 40 gallons which is roughly equivalent to 2 months, this compact 10-cup capacity Brita Everyday pitcher provides water free of chlorine taste and odor, while also with removing zinc, copper and mercury.
3. Mavea 1001125 Elemaris XL Water Filtration Pitcher
A smart attractive pitcher with filter change indicator that is calculated on time in use, volume of water and water hardness. While the Mavea water filtration pitcher has only half the capacity of the Pur pitcher, what it lacks in volume it makes up in style and design. Available in a number of colors such as ruby red, black, eggplant and others is a BPA free German made product that is certified to reduce chlorine taste and odor, remove heavy metals and lime scale leaving behind beneficial elements such as magnesium and potassium producing great tasting water rich in healthy minerals without contaminants.
4. ZeroWater ZP-010 Pitcher
If the best filtration available is important to you in making a buying decision this is definitely the pitcher to consider with 5 stage filtration technology producing water with 0 particles per million reading’s it removes all impurities including aluminium, mercury, zinc, chlorine. This pitcher also comes with a battery operated TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) meter which will indicate when the filter needs replacing. Whilst the capacity isn’t the largest at 10 cups it is compact and also includes a handy dispenser at the bottom allowing you to access water without removing the pitcher from the fridge.
Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Best Water Filter Pitcher
You have decided on purchasing a water filter pitcher but you are unsure as to which is the right pitcher to purchase. What features should you be looking for? With so many water filter pitchers available today it can be confusing. We’ve listed below the major considerations in choosing a pitcher which will ultimately fulfill your needs
- What is it that you aim to remove from the water? Has your water been tested so you know exactly what elements make up your current water? Are you trying to remove chlorine or chlorine by products? If so many filters aren’t up to the task. Carbon filter based filtered water pitchers are only capable of reducing chlorine and the associated odor. Most of the staged filters are able to remove all traces of chlorine.
- Do you have a design or size in mind? After deciding on a pitcher that is capable of producing the water you desire it’s time to look at size and design. You and everyone has unique needs when it comes to size as space available in your fridge will likely determine the size of the pitcher you can accommodate. Family size will also be a consideration as you may choose a larger capacity pitcher to ensure you always have cold filtered water available to everyone in your home. Different circumstances will call for different needs.
Finally budget may also be a deciding factor with pitchers ranging from $20 upto $70 +. The quality of the water produced by the pitcher is proportional to the cost, better filtration Designs and systems will cost more than say a regular carbon filter. Keep in mind that the replacement cartridge price will also differ according to brand and technology.