Brita Water Filters

Excellent way to get good-tasting water

Millions of people have discovered one simple fact about good drinking water: it costs money. Buying bottled water in little bottles or large ones kept as coolers is expensive and when you think about it, it seems silly; after all, this is just water. But there’s a less expensive option and it’s called a Brita water filter, a super way to get champagne-quality water on a beer budget.

There are several different kinds of Brita water filter systems. One of the most popular is the pitcher system. In this Brita pitcher, there is a built-in filter in the lid. You simply fill the pitcher and let the filter to do the rest. According to Brita, the filters reduce copper and eliminate 98 percent of lead in water. Users report much better tasting water than they normally find from their tap.

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The Brita water filter pitcher system isn’t without its faults, however. Although they are cheaper than buying bottled water, some users report the filters can get expensive, especially if you drink a lot of water. If you or your family does use a lot of drinking water, the pitcher system might not be adequately large.

But using the pitcher system with a Brita water filter is sometimes the only option for people who want filtered water and can’t use the sink-attached filter, or don’t want to.

The sink-attached Brita water filter works in a very similar way as the pitcher system. In this case, the filter system is attached to your faucet and the water is filtered before it reaches your glass or coffee pot. It attaches to standard faucet heads and lets you know via an electronic sensor when the filter needs changing. For people who drink a lot of water, make several pots of coffee a day or have thirsty children clamoring for more Kool Aid, this is often the preferred option when buying a Brita water filter.

According to the company, Brita water filters reduce the taste of chlorine in water, reduce lead by 98 percent and reduce contaminants including giardia, cryptosporidium, and sediment. All of its claims are backed up by NSF International, the testing authority for water filtration products.