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I was going to compare several water pitcher filtration systems here, but then I came across the Brita Everyday (in combination with the Brita Longlast filter) and decided there was little to no reason to continue the search.
So let’s make this relatively short and sweet.
There’s really only one pitcher water filter I think you should consider. It’s the Brita Everyday.
I’ll go into the details of why below, but if you are in a hurry and just want to check the pricing and availability of the Everyday at Amazon, you can click the link below.
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With the Longlast, the Everyday Is a No-Brainer
The Brita Everyday pitcher does not come bundled with the Longlast filter. You have to purchase the filter separately, but it’s definitely worth it.
The vast majority of pitcher filters will last you about 2 months. The Longlast should provide the average family with about 6 months of filtered water. That’s three times as long for a fraction of the price. This makes the Everyday / Longlast your best pitcher / filter combination for the money.
There’s nothing fancy about working with any filtering pitcher, but the Brita Everyday is especially easy to use. The lift-off lid makes it simple to open and drop in a filter.
If you’re unsure how to do this though, check out the video below. The information you really want starts at about 3:40. Even though the filter shown isn’t a Longlast, the process is the same.
When it comes time to clean your pitcher, you’ll find seamless surfaces that make scrubbing a breeze. (You can see this in the first part of the video above.)
The Longlast Filters More Than Most
The Brita Longlast water pitcher filter can handle up to 120 gallons of water before you need to get a new one. Again, that’s about 3 times more than the average.
It also filters out a lot more of the “bad guys” than the average filter.
The Longlast meets National Science Foundation (NSF) standards known as Standard 42 and Standard 53 for gravity-fed water filters.
Standard 42 pertains to taste. The Longlast removes over 97% of the chlorine compounds that can affect how your water tastes.
Standard 53 pertains to contaminants. The Longlast removes most of the asbestos, benzene, cadmium, lead, and mercury that could be in your water.
The Longlast is also certified under Standard 401. This means it removes several “emerging contaminants”. These are pharmaceuticals and pesticides that can be in some water supplies.
The Brita ranks quite highly both at Amazon (4.4 of 5 stars) and at Brita’s own website (4.6 of 5 stars).
Conclusions about the Brita Everyday Water Pitcher
A pitcher that filters water is a fairly simple device, so there’s not a lot you can say about it. The Brita Everyday is currently the best pitcher filtration device available (when used with a Brita Longlast filter) for the reasons given above.
One of the best parts of this whole deal is that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to purchase one. Yes, you have to figure in the cost of replacing the filter, but you have to do that with any filtration system. The Longlast, as its name suggests, lasts a long time, compared to other similar filters.