Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 12
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Gregbuquerque Good, but doesn't fit my lifestyle
My parents have owned a Brita pitcher for years, so I figured I'd try one. This is a good size, but it takes a couple uses to figure out the optimum amount of water to add. The taste is fine, but I prefer charcoal filtered water from my fridge. I prefer a quality bottled water over all.
The price seems fair, and the filters aren't that expensive. The indicator goes by time, rather than amount of water used. I'd prefer the latter, but that would add substantial cost to the unit.
It's a bit inconvenient to pull the jug from the fridge for each glass of water. On the counter is better. It's great for working in the yard. For daily water drinking, it won't find much use here.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Spring Clean water with no plastic bottles.
I was so tired of tossing empty plastic bottle after plastic bottle away so I picked this filter up. Itâs the perfect size for fitting on the top shelf in my refrigerator but big enough for it to work for my family. The lid flips open and up for easy filling and the top has a filter life display so there is no guessing when to change it out. The water tastes great and weâve stopped buying plastic water bottles which means we save money and the environment.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Baze Filtered water is great
As far as water filters go, Brita is a great name. This one is the perfect size for a single person, or maybe two people at most, but more than that would need a bigger container. It is very light when empty. It does not drip when you pour the water and it filters it rather quickly. Fits well into a normal sized fridge and in the gallon bins on the door (although I would not recommend that since it does get heavy when full). Only issue I see is the flap when you pour the water out - it seems to stick from time to time, causing a waterfall effect, but this is rare. Not dishwasher safe.
Overall very satisfied with it, and it sure beats paying for water.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Terron Great water pitcher
I had this water pitcher for six months, very good, removes odors, and discolor in tap water. Water taste much better. I highly recommend this product.
September 9, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0Â by HandymanMike Good Concept, needs some fine tuning.
The brita filter is a good design, but not great. It does the job of filtering water, but i have a pet peeve with it.
Most filters, including the ones found in refrigerators, consist of a coarse sand like substance. As particles pass through, they get cought on these beeds. Like any filter, it's very important that you run at least 3 full pitchers through a new filter before use. The reason is that the beads will have smaller beads that can get through the filter, and into the water. after about 3-4 pitchers (maybe two gallons of water) ran through the filter, aka rinsing the filter, the smaller beads will be rinsed out, so only the larger beads remain. However with my filter, it took a good 10+ pitchers, and rinsing the filter itself out a total of 40 minutes to get it working. I don't know if mine was faulty, or if i was doing it wrong, or what. Was very exhausting, but once it worked, it was worth it.
My biggest and only real pet peeves i have with this, is the design. For one, the water poors through the filter very slowly. Yeah typically it has to go through the filter slowly, but it's a bit annoying when you have friends over, and you are going through an entire pitcher a few times every hour. The other is the filters placement. It sits in it's spot vertically, with only gravity holding it in place. so when you start to pour the water, aka the pitcher tilts horizontally, the filter can slide out. When this happens, any unfiltered water above the filter, mixes in with the filtered water. They easily could've included a twist seal. Basically you put the filter in, and rather then it just resting there, you twist it and it locks into place. Such a simple feature, but not included. Yes the filter only plops out if the pitcher is tilted more then horizontally, aka the bottom of the pitcher is higher in the air then the top where the water comes out, however to use all of the water it must be tilted that far. The only way to avoid it is to use all but maybe 20% of what is in the pitcher, and refill it again. that last 20% is what will require tilting it so far that the filter plops out.
Another problem, though not as bad, is the top of it. The lid that you pour water into the filter, flips open, and plops closed. again only gravity holding it closed. In other words when you start to tilt it, it automatically opens. You can simply extend your thumb to keep pressure on it, though smaller hands might find this difficult. again they could've included a simple pop open pop closed, or something, but instead gravity is what's trusted, and gravity does the job, until the system is tilted.
On the lid is an electronic senser that indicates when the filter should be changed. it doesn't take batteries, not solar powered, no rechargable battery, honestly no idea how it would maintain it's power. However, you only turn it on when you check the filter, and it stays on for only a second or two. You only need check it a few times after that month. So while it is a concern that there is no access to the power source, I'd be suprised if you need use an hour of it a year.
All in all a good product. Needs some fine tuning, but if used properly it does just fine.
March 28, 2013