Water is a Must

The other day my interns came up to me and asked for something called a water filter pitcher for the shared break room. I was a bit taken aback as I thought we already had one. It is absolutely essential to have clean water in the workplace that is available to everyone at any time of the day. You can’t work properly if you’re dehydrated. I apologized profusely to my interns, exclaiming that I thought we already had one. I immediately jumped straight online to research the best water filter pitchers out there.

After just a few minutes of browsing, I stumbled upon multiple sites, all claiming to have the answers of which water filter is the best on the current market. I thought that I would take some information and provide it to you guys here just in case you’re in need of one. Below is a short list of just a few of these water filters. I have taken care to provide a brief summary for each and label the many pros and cons to owning each of the models. I hope that you find what you’re looking for. After all, water is a must.

 

BWT

BWT

The favorite on the best water filter pitcher reviews site, the BWT is a water filter pitcher with a large capacity of 2.7L. The BWT has won many awards for its ingenious design and efficient filtration system. This model is also fairly inexpensive, so this is definitely one to look out for if you’re on a tighter budget. This model is ideal if you live alone or only tend to provide water for one other person as the water reservoir is not the largest on the market.

Pros:

  •         Red Dot’s “Innovation of the year” winner 2014
  •         EESC “Best product” 2014
  •         Added magnesium removes contaminants from water as well as provide a health boost to your diet
  •         Cartridges have silver that prevents the growth of bacteria and prolongs the life of the cartridge
  •         Relatively inexpensive model
  •         Easy to fill, the whole lid does not need to be removed

Cons:

  •         Not practical for large groups due to the limited reservoir
  •         Small in size
  •         Takes a while to filter water
  •         Cartridge replacements can be quite expensive

 

Watts

Watts

If you need to provide filtered water for a much larger group, then consider purchasing the Watts whole house water filter. This particular model is rated very highly on the whole house water filter reviews site. This filter is one of the least expensive models on the current market. This model does away with fancy features like timers and instead focuses on the filtration system and the large water reservoir. This is the perfect, inexpensive option for a larger household or an office-like situation where a large number of people need to be catered for.

Pros:

  •         Cheaper than other Culligan models that use the same sediment cartridges
  •         Certified by the NSF
  •         Made from heavy-duty plastic components for extra durability
  •         Stainless-steel inserts
  •         Very good quality control
  •         Replacement filters are inexpensive
  •         Will fit any standard 10” cartridge

Cons:

  •         Whilst relatively inexpensive, you may still need to pay for a professional installation
  •         No timer, you need to manually swap filters when you deem it necessary
  •         Mounting bracket may be needed
  •         Mainly made from plastic
  •         Filters reportedly do not last very long
  •         Plastic can develop cracks if tightened too much

 

Brita Everyday 10-Cup

Brita Everyday 10-Cup

A classic model that has been used in many households for several years now, the Brita Everyday 10-Cup is a highly practical and reliable model that is perfectly suited for use in just about every average household. This model has a larger water reservoir than the BWT does but is still designed for use by only a few people at a time, nowhere near as much as the Watts.

Pros:

  •         Nearly double the capacity of the BWT model
  •         Recommended for use for entire households, not just one or two people
  •         Compact enough to fit safely inside a fridge
  •         Replacement cartridges are inexpensive
  •         Cartridges are certified to NSF standards
  •         Can fit any of Brita’s other cartridges
  •         Highly practical and user-friendly

Cons:

  •         Does not thoroughly filter out lead, which can be a major problem depending on your particular water supply
  •         Cheap-feeling plastic