Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ALEXL Not for everyone
We have this but we stop using it. This pitcher is only ideal for a couple or for one person, but not for a family with kids. You end up waiting for the water to get filtered and you have to refill a thousand times. It is better to get the bigger version if the household has more than 2 persons.
June 4, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cadence Durable Pitcher
We have had this model of Brita pitcher for many years now and has never broken or cracked. It is a bit difficult to clean as there are many crevices but overall a great buy. It is only good for one to two people though as the filtering does take some time.
November 14, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gizfarris Fresh water
Why buy water when you can just filter your tap water in just a few minutes? It's a lot handier and cost a lot less. Well worth the money.
December 24, 2007
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Victor Good quality water, Poorly designed pitcher
The Brita space saver pitcher does a good job when it comes to filtering the water. The taste was significantly better than the unfiltered tap water. However, the design of the pitcher has several flaws, which leads to the poor rating. First of all the lid of the pitcher which is terrible, it won't just stay attached on the pitcher and makes a mess when pouring the water. No matter how you attach it, it falls apart. The other thing is the leaking carbon from the filter, It just does not stop. Every time I pour water on the top compartment, I see the carbon filter particles leaking in the water. I know they are not harmful, but sill its not a good sight seeing them after a week's use. A definite design flaw. I would definitely not recommend buying this pitcher.
May 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarterB Works well like other in the Brita product line.
This pitcher is a straightforward model. Pour in tap water and it filters it into the bottom. One filter is included. Brief instructions are also provided on how to best clean the pitcher and prepare the filter for first use (discard the first three pitchers of water to eliminate loose carbon flakes from the filter.).
An interesting addition to this model is the built in "Calendar Minder" in the lid. It tracks how many times water is poured through the spout and indicates with a flashing light if the filter is still good or if replacement is suggested. It doesn't monitor the actual volume of water poured so there is still so wiggle room for your own discretion.
Overall, the main function is still to filter water. It does that and provides a clean taste.
May 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HoustonWifey777 Love Brita!
I had gotten the larger 64oz Brita Pitcher and loved it so much that I went ahead and got this smaller one. I like this one just the same, although I think that the larger size is more useful because a family of 4 can go thru alot of water in just one day, requiring several trips to the sink for refills.
The Calendar Minder is great for reminding you when to change the filter.
If you have a large household, or if you regularly drink 8 cups of water per day (the recommended 64 ounces) then I'd recommend the larger Brita Pitcher .... but if it's just you, then you'll probably enjoy this smaller, space saving size.
October 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AF12 Terrible design
I haven't even tasted the water yet and I'm rating this poorly. That's because I can't pour water out of this without the lid popping off. For some reason, the lip around the edge of the lid is so shallow it can't stay on when the pitcher is angled down to get the last of the water out. Also, the white container inside that holds the filter dislodges at a near horizontal angle which only exasperates the lid problem. The handle is also very suspect. There is a thin piece of plastic that for some odd reason is designed to move around quite a bit. I have no idea what benefit this might bring but its incredibly cheap, falls off easily, and is guaranteed to break, leaving you with a very uncomfortable handle. I feel Brita is really banking on their name selling the product, not the product standing up for itself. Oh, and it's $2 more expensive than it's equivalent competitor.
July 2, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DavidR Pretty good H2O!
Considering how simple Brita carbon-based filters are it's surprisingly efficient at filtering the water to the point of smelling and tasting better which says a lot. After all taste is probably the main determinant when judging water quality (aside from it looking clean of course).
That being said, if you're looking for a simple and inexpensive way to improve your drinking water quality this is the way to go! But if you're looking for a higher level of water purification, you may want to look into some sort of UV or Reverse Osmosis filtration method.
June 1, 2013