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Clean, clear, crisp water from Brita!
Brita Maxtra Filter Cartridges x 3
Member Name: katykicker
Brita Maxtra Filter Cartridges x 3
Advantages: Cartridges allow me to have pure, filtered, clean, chilled water.
Earlier this year I purchased a Brita water filter, which I use regularly and love, and it takes these Brita Maxtra cartridges. When I purchased my water filter it had one cartridge with it and I purchased 3 cartridges for £10.00 in Tesco around the same time so I had a nice stock. I have since purchased 6 cartridges from the Amazon website for around £16.00 which is a price that is on offer quite regularly from what I hear.
These Brita Maxtra cartridges are designed to last for one month and as such this makes them around 60-70p per week to use and this really is a very low price for me to have filtered cold water on offer. I have been drinking filtered water more than I would water from the tap and one of the big advantages for me is that I now always have cold filtered water available in my fridge when I need or want a drink. I feel that the price per week overall is very cheap and absolutely worth it. The price is cheaper than just one large bottle of water and I was previously buying quite a lot of bottled water.
These cartridges are individually wrapped within their box and the packaging is simple to just cut open. I find that it takes just a few seconds to remove the old filter and replace it with a new one. The cartridges have their own cut out space within my Brita filter and I fill my filter up with water, put the cartirdge in place and shake it around until all the air bubbles are removed and then once clicked into place I just run 1 litre of water through the filter about 4 or 5 times and I always rinse the filter before I place it into the water filter. Overall fitting is easy and very straight forward so I have no complaints about that at all. Each cartridge lasts one month roughly and there is an electronic screen on my filter that I can reset when I put a filter in place to ensure that I know when the filter needs changing again. There has never been a time around the one month mark where I can taste the chlorine in my water once again but I change it anyway just to ensure that I keep on top of it and do it regularly.
I must say that I have noticed a huge difference in the taste and appearance of my water. Recently there have been ongoing water works where I live, a new build site, and in my area generally, Essex, and as such I have noticed my water is more cloudy than normal. I have been running it for 30 seconds or so and still finding that it hasn't cleared completely. This is an annoyance and something that has been ongoing for a few months now, and mainly what prompted me to start using a water filter, but this filter leaves me with crystal clear looking water. My water always has a chlorinated taste and I can definitely taste that this water has been filtered and is more crisp and clear tasting than normal. The difference is there in both looks and taste and I wasn't sure that would be the case when I first purchased a water filter. This makes the Brita Maxtra cartridges, and the filter they go in, worth every penny for me and this is the reason why I am rating these cartridges 5/5 stars.
I love having clean, clear, cold water on hand whenever I want it and these maxtra cartridges allow me to do this. They work very hard at filtering the water and removing impurities. I have had no problem with carbon or other nasties releasing from the filter and this is another plus point for me as I have had water filters in the past and always been disappointed to find bits floating in the water. Recently there was a little bit of dirt in the water, at the top of my filter, and because of the cartridge this was not able to be released into the filtered water underneath which was very pleasing to me as I didn't want to pour out all my water just to remove it. I use filtered water for drinking, in cooking, for giving to my pets to drink and for most other purposes where water is being drunk in my home. I absolutely love the taste of this filtered water and use it for almost everything I can at home. I rarely drink fizzy drinks and squash now but when I do I make my own drinks using the Sodastream and I can really taste the difference when using filtered water, using the Brita Maxtra, compared to tap water.
These Brita Maxtra cartridges work well, with their four part filtration system, and remove chlorine, limescale and impurities from the water. This really is noticeable to me and I am firmly recommending these cartridges - 5/5 from me. There are a couple of irrelevant sections under the quick rating section so I have just wrote those 5/5 anyway.
Summary: A fantastic cartridge from Brita.
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