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Brita Aluna Water Filter
Member Name: littlem91
Brita Aluna Water Filter
Advantages: Clean water!
Disadvantages: Few minutes a day
This is a godsend for me.
I'm one of those people who mostly lived on fizzy drinks - pepsi max is my favourite, and I can drink.. well far too much, let's leave it at that!
I got the Aluna from Tescos one day - they had it at half price or money off, and the maxtra cartridges were on offer as well so we got some. I'd had a cheap water filter before and it was better but not great, so while I could get a good quality one to try I decided to - and it was worth it.
I've never been able to stand the taste of water, and here it's often white with chlorine.
To use it is simple - you wash the jug, and then fill it partway with cold water, you then take a maxtra cartridge and submerge and shake it until any air inside has gone.
Chuck the water, pop the insert part of the jug into the main part, and the maxtra cartridge fits into that. You then do 2 runs to clear any yuckiness (very technical term that!) out, and 3rd lot of water is fine to drink.
You then hold the button on the top of the jug for 5 seconds, and that will set it to the max - over the next month you will see that move down. As far as I can tell it does work on 1 jug per day, so if you do more than that you will probably need to replace the cartridge sooner.
And the most important part; does it work?
Well I have to go with a resounding YES. I have somewhat.. delicate tastebuds and I can tell a lot of difference. Depending how clear the taste of your water is to begin with will effect how much you notice though.
Going off the Amazon prices of £11 for the jug and £25 for 6 cartridges, the cost per year presuming 1 cartridge a month comes out at just £5 a month - Tescos often have good offers making it cheaper, but either way bottled water would cost an awful lot more!
I suppose the only downside of this is that it isn't there immediately, but it takes perhaps 5 minutes to be ready, so I personally think it's well worth that.
Regarding this jug: The filtered capacity is 2 litres - I tend to do about 1.5 at a time, 2 I would find to be pushing it somewhat. It's a lovely sized jug though for most things, perhaps a little small for a large family however.
The jug itself is just standard plastic - I've knocked it a few times and once knocked it off a worktop and it didn't crack (which incidentally is what happened to my cheap jug!), as plastic jugs go I'd say it's pretty strong, the lid is strong enough for purpose too. Over the spout part is a moving flap which prevents dust or insects etc from getting into your nice fresh water.
The handle is comfortable to hold, and I have no trouble carrying a full jug of water by the handle, you don't feel it could snap off at any moment.
Overall a lovely jug as well.
Summary: What have you got to lose?
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