Brita Pitcher Water Filtration System (5 Cups). Slim design, fits into refrigerator door. Certified to reduce lead, chlorine (taste and odor), and sediment. Protects against harmful contaminants. Activated carbon and ion exchange resin work together to filter tap water. More economical than bottled water and easier than carrying heavy bottle. Replace filter every 40 gallons or about 2 months, it's essential for product to perform as represented.
Slim water pitcher with filter from Brita
Filter uses an ion resin exchange to reduce lead, copper, mercury, cadmium, zinc, and other impurities from drinking water
Pitcher fits into refrigerator door shelves for compact storage; ideal for a single person or small family household
Filters should be changed every 40 gallons or 2 months; do not use with microbiologically unsafe water
Capacity: five 8-ounce glasses of filtered water
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208 of 212 found the following review helpful:
Durable, Stylish, PracticalMar 26, 2007
By B. Sites
We got this pitcher as a wedding gift and we've been using it now for over 3 years. It's the same picther, we aren't particularly careful with it, and still it looks and works like when we first got it. It's a great size and fits nicely in our fridge. The sides stay clear (unlike some pitchers that yellow) and the top is solid. We were so happy with it we got one for someone else as a wedding gift some time ago.
Some others have mentioned black granules, but we've only seen them in the top of the pitcher (the filter area, not the area that filtered-water goes that you drink). It's our non-scientific understanding that those are part of the carbon-filtering system in the Brita filters. In the 3 years of use, I don't think we've ever seen them in our filtered drinking water - if we have, it was maybe once.
The only other con for the pitcher is you may have to wait a while to fill it. The top part that holds water that is passing through the Brita filter is smaller than the part that holds filtered water, so it takes about two to three fills of the top part to fill the filtered part. The filtering is also a little slow, but not a problem.
148 of 150 found the following review helpful:
Great for a small fridgeNov 01, 2007
By Karen Bock-Losee This is my second Brita Slim Pitcher - the first served me well for a long time, until I dropped it on a brick patio. It's great for a small fridge like mine. I hate the waste of bottled water and use my Brita to fill a Nalgene bottle instead. One of my favorite features is the the dial that tells me when to replace the filter (because I can never remember when I put the last one in...)
I've owned Pur and GE water pitchers, but always go back to Brita.
One last comment - if you soak a new filter for 15 minutes in a glass of water before using it for the first time as per the directions you won't see ANY "black granules" (charcoal) in your water.
113 of 127 found the following review helpful:
Great for College StudentsNov 04, 2005
By Diaspora Chic
The cost of bottled water adds up and can burn a hole in your wallet, especially if you're a starving student. The Brita pitcher is affordable and saves you more money. And it's also a healthy approach to drinking sodas which adds a great deal of sugar and pounds. Don't let the size fool you. It's not heavy and doesn't take up room. I highly recommend getting this product as to buying spring water in bulk and gallons. You won't feel that you're wasting money and you will get six to eight glasses of water each day.
27 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Works great, but a bit smallSep 24, 2005
By eternityduck I got this for my dorm room, and for three girls, this pitcher is too small. This one, the smallest available, is too big for tiny dorm fridges, so you might as well get something bigger that'll let you go longer between refills.
Otherwise, this worked great. I got this because the water in New Haven is comparable to pool water, and the chlorine taste and smell completely disappears after using the filter. Good stuff.
233 of 284 found the following review helpful:
Used to be good. Now the filters are TERRIBLE!Apr 14, 2006
By Shannon Bradford I've used Brita pitchers/filters for years. They used to be very good. In the last couple of years however their quality control has gotten worse and worse. The last few filters I bought all leaked large amounts of the black granules (about a teaspoonful a week). I don't like having black granules swimming in my glass of water. We're using filters to get rid of junk not add it in! When I contacted Brita about this several times via email they wouldn't respond (other than to send me an automated response saying they'd get back to me within a few days).
Buy a different brand. Brita is becoming a joke due to very poor quality control.
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