Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Brita Water Pitcher Reviewed

Easy Way To Filter Water

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My Brita Water Pitcher
Recently, I purchased a Brita Water Pitcher to use in my home. We have a serious problem with hard lime scale in our water so I was looking for something that would help with having water that was fit for drinking, cooking and using in my coffee maker.

My daughter is the one who clued me in on this amazing little pitcher. I had spent a few days at her place while she was gone on a business trip. Her water is even worse than ours is! She had purchased a Brita to use for her water needs and showed me how to use it before she left. I was duly impressed with how easy it is to use and how much better the water tasted. 

After arriving back home, I decided that this water filter system was perfect for our house, too. It is so very easy to use! After placing the filter into the top part of the pitcher, you just fill up the reservoir and let it filter the water to the area below. Yep, it is that easy!

I purchased the 10 cup capacity model and I love it! A neat feature on the top of the pitcher is a little indicator that tells you when you need to replace the filter. The manufacturer states that an average household will need to change the filter about every two months. My daughter told me that her filter lasts about 40 to 45 days. Obviously, it depends on how much water you use as to the mileage you will get out of one filter. 

The filter takes care of that chlorine taste and odor if it exists in your water. It also takes out copper, mercury and cadmium that might be found in your tap water. It also removes lime scale from your water. For several years now, I have purchased distilled water to use in my coffee maker. It made the coffee taste better for one thing and it also helped my coffee maker to last longer due to no lime build up on the inside. Now, I can use the water that has been filtered in my pitcher. Even though, I have to purchase replacement filters every so often, the cost per gallon works out to be cheaper than buying the distilled water as we have been doing. So, in my case I will be saving money.

If you have hard water like we do, you know that when you boil water for cooking there is a lime residue left in your pan. I hate that! I spend extra time trying to get the scale out of my pans. Now, with the Brita, I can use water from the pitcher and not have to waste more water by cleaning the pan of scale left behind.

I am really happy with my new purchase and am grateful that I learned something from my daughter. The pitcher is easy to use, relatively inexpensive and I feel that it will pay for itself in a short period of time. Plus the water that we now consume will be healthier for our bodies.

How about you? Have you considered getting a pitcher that filters your water? Possibly, you already have one; if so, are you glad you purchased it?



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6 comments:

  1. I've used a Brita pitcher for years for the same reason you need one - lime deposits in coffee maker & pans, plus the drinking water tastes SO much better (and no doubt is better for me.). I used the same pitcher for about 20 years until recently the little indicator that told me when to change the filter quit working. Time to purchase a new pitcher, as I still have filters waiting to be used. :) I figure 20 years is really good millage on one pitcher! I totally agree with your recommendation, Bev.

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    1. Oh that testimony of the 20 years is great to know! Thanks Miss Elf!

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  2. Oh, I hadn't even realized it, but I bet that is what our daughter needs! She is always complaining about their yucky water and how much better ours is here. I am so glad you told me about this water filter pitcher. I'm going to ask her today if she would use it. If so, I'll send her one today. Thank you Bev!

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  3. Have always wondered about the Brita - thanks for the info!

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  4. This sounds like a great solution for those who are using hard tap water. We solved our problem with a reverse osmosis unit. Our well water was almost two hard to measure so we also had to get a water softener. But it's not good to drink soft water. Wish they had something that would filter my shower and dish water! My water is hard here, but the reverse osmosis unit makes any other filter unnecessary.

    I had never heard of the Brita, but will be sure to recommend it to anyone I know who seems in need of one.

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  5. We've had several over the years. Just like you said, they're ideal. I love the idea of keeping it in the fridge as well - versus something that attaches to the tap. My mom and brother have properties with wells and use a water treatment system - couldn't believe how amazing it worked!

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