There exist many ways of getting super fresh and clean water. For example, it can be thanks to faucet water filters, mounted faucets, countertop water filters etc. Some of these products are expensive, some not. Everything depends on a budget and usually a choice is made counting for some exact sum of money. Therefore, the most inexpensive but very comfortable way to drink tasty drinking water is by buying a water filter pitcher. On the other side of the story, they are not only inexpensive but also extremely easy to use, as they don’t need any tools or instruments to be assembled. Below you can see a chart of the proposed water filter pitchers that are of a good quality. Hopefully, reading this review, you will make your choice in the end and start a healthy life without contaminants and all bad elements that are contained in the hard water running from a regular tap.
Best water filter pitchers
PUR 18-CUP dispenser DS-1800Z
- Removes: chemicals, bad taste and odor in water
- Capacity: 18-cup
If to start, then start with the best. According to the features, this water filter faucet is really one of the best, thanks to its ability to filter the water on a high level, presence of 18-cup capacity, availability of a carbon filter that removes such harmful elements as mercury 95 percent, trace levels 96 percent as well as pharmaceuticals and chlorine. Meanwhile it reduces and removes all these bad elements, it leaves good ones, such as fluoride behind. Due to this ideal carbon filter technology, the water filter pitcher is capable of producing delicious drinking water whenever you wish.
Yet another its advantage is the design – it is very modern and consequently will suit any kitchen, it will not take much place as it is a slim and not high unit. Therefore, you can easily keep it in the fridge and refill in the kitchen sink whenever it is needed. Though you will need to change the filter after every 40 gallons of water.
Brita everyday water filter pitcher
- Removes: hlorine taste and odor, zinc taste, copper, mercury and cadmium
- Capacity: 10-cup
Comparing with the previous water filter pitcher, this one has a smaller capacity, to be precise – 10-cups though it doesn’t mean it is worse. Its main function is to reduce unpleasant odors and smells as well as remove copper, lead, zinс and mercury thanks to carbon ion-axchange resin filter.
Exactly like the PUR 18-CUP DISPENSER DS-1800Z, its filter is capable of producing 40 gallons of water and after about 2 months you will need to change it with a new one (look at the sticker filter indicator, to know when is the accurate time to do it.)
Mavea 1001125 Elemaris XL Water Filtration Pitcher
- Removes: chlorine taste and odor, industrial pollutants, heavy metals and agricultural chemicals
- Capacity: 9-cup
Let’s start with the pros of this particular model. First of all it is very modern and will suit any kitchen (can also be found in several colors: ruby, black, eggplant and a few others), stylish, effective, filters water quickly, produces amazingly tasty drinking water.
Yet another its advantage is that the manufacturer is German, so it is a German quality brand that is able to reduce unpleasant odors and smells, chlorine, industrial pollutants, agricultural chemicals and, of course, heavy metals. In one word, it removes all the contaminants though leaves good for health elements, such as magnesium, calcium, and silica. All the materials it is made of are of a very high-class quality and therefore as a result of using it, a person gets an excellent taste including beneficial minerals, clean and fresh water for him/her and his/her family.
In the manual you will see an exact date or month when you need to change the filter with a new one, because this particular model has a very smart user-friendly technology – a unique smart meter, it is like a calculator, that looks after the amount of water that has already been filtered as well as hardness of water and makes a conclusion when it is the right time to replace it.
As for the cons – it is capable of holding only 9-cups and that’s twice smaller if comparing with Pur.
ZeroWater ZP-010 Pitcher
Comparing two models ZeroWater and Pur, it becomes clear that their price is the same but other features differ. For instance, the ZeroWater has the whole 5 stages of filtration, therefore this filtration is better and more efficient. That’s why this technology is better than Pur carbon water filtration. Also, it is capable of removing all the contaminants, such zinc, lead, chlorine, mercury and other industrial chemicals.
All the previously mentioned water filter pitchers have carbon water filtration, whereas ZenWater has its unique 5-stage technology, thanks to which the water is cleaned from all impurities and bad elements and in the end result produces 000 ppm water. Also to know when the right time to change the filter is, you should simply look at the Total Dissolved Solids meter. Apart from showing you the time when you need to change the filter, it is also made to test the water and watch its terrific performance.
And the last pro – its size is pretty small, therefore, will be very easy to keep it in the fridge (its capacity is 10 cups). Moreover for more comfort, there is a handy dispenser, taking it out you can fill it with water and put back, without taking the whole unit out.
- Removes: lead, chromium and mercury, chlorine taste and door
- Capacity: 10-cup
Advantages of having a water filter pitcher:
compact size (will fit to any fridge)
extremely easy to install (no tools are needed)
the water in the fridge will always be filtered from all the possible contaminants, stay fresh and cold
the presence of different types of filtration
inexpensive, reasonable priced models, though with high quality and performance.
Ability to keep them not only in the fridge but also take them while travelling, camping ect. Their light weight allows it.
the process of water filtration takes a long time though it is only about 10 minutes.
Countertop water filters as well as faucet have a more advanced water filtration system, therefore filter the water better than pitchers.