Product Type: Brita kettles
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Filters to the max, Brita Maxtra filter cartridges.
Brita Maxtra Filter Cartridges x 3
Member Name: trayrope
Brita Maxtra Filter Cartridges x 3
Advantages: Easy to find, recyclable, trustworthy.
A couple of years ago I purchased a Brita water filter and a set of six replacement Brita Maxtra cartridges. When the first six cartridges ran out I continued to buy Brita Maxtra cartridges.
I now buy the cartridges in boxes of three from amazon.co.uk as they always seem to have the best prices; they are currently selling a pack of three for £7.89 + £4.59 postage or a pack of four for £13.89 with free delivery. I feel that just over a pound a week is a good price to pay for fresh tasting filtered water, especially when it can cost nearly a pound for a one litre bottle of water in shops.
The cartridges come individually wrapped in the box to keep them fresh. Cartridges need changing every four weeks to ensure you get the best tasting water; I sometimes change mine early if I can taste chlorine in my filtered water.
To change the cartridge you just pull the old one out using the little ring pull centred on top. Wrap the old cartridge in a bag to be recycled at Argos or Tesco. Wash out the filter jug and lid, then fill the jug with fresh cold water, plunge the new cartridge into the water and wiggle around till all the air bubbles have been expelled. Then discard the water and put the filter into the cradle in the jug, push it down till it makes a small click and then reassemble the jug. Fill the jug with water from the tap and allow the water to filter through, discard this water and repeat the process. You can then have lovely filtered water for up to four weeks.
I feel every home should use a water filter of some sort, even though we have clean water on tap in Britain there is still chlorine added to the water and metals such as lead and copper can become present in the water supply from the pipes.
I use filtered water whenever I use water for cooking or to make a hot or cold drink. The Maxtra cartridges reduce the limescale content in the water, therefore reducing the amount of limescale that can get inside your kettle or steamer, and anything that prolongs the life of my electrical appliances is good in my book. I also feel that tea and coffee tastes and looks better when using filtered water. I drink more water now as I think the water tastes a lot fresher and crisper when it has been filtered.
The cartridges have a four part filtration system, first of all the water flows through a fine mesh, the next step is ion filtration, this is where the water travels through a chemical that removes limescale, lead and copper. The third step is a carbon filter that removes chlorine and any pesticides that may of sneaked into the tap water and the final step is another fine mesh filter. Happily with all that filtering it still only takes just over a minute to filter a litre of water, which is no time at all.
I am exceptionally happy with the Brita Maxtra filters and heartily recommend them, I have never had a problem with one in all the time I have used them.
Thank you for reading xx
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Summary: It doesn't cost much to ensure fresh tasting water every day.
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