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Brita Elemaris Meter
Member Name: Nickyjp77
Brita Elemaris Meter
Advantages: Easy to use and wash.
Disadvantages: The filter meter hasn't been reliable.
Living in a very hard water area I decided to invest in a water filter jug to improve the quality of our water. To be honest I didn't do a lot of research into which jug to buy but I know Brita are reputable brand and I was impressed by the look and the meter that tells you when the filter needs replacing.
The jug came with a couple of filters. I have found that Brita's own brand filters are quite expensive, having said this supermarkets from time to time have them on offer so they can be picked up cheaper.
The jug can be completely dismantled easily to be washed and is dishwasher safe. A great feature of this model is the shutter in the lid; all you have to do is put the jug under the tap and the pressure of the water opens the shutter to fill it up quickly (this is far better than others I've seen where the whole lid has to be removed). It also fits in the fridge door with no problem.
The only problem I have had is with the meter. This is a small device that clips into the lid and tells you how much use is left in the filter. After only a couple of months the first meter's screen went blank, I phoned Brita who sent me a new meter in the post immediately. After around four months the second meter stopped working and I must admit that I haven't bother to replace it, I know roughly how often the meter indicated that the filter needed changing so I just switch filters when I think it needs doing.
I have definitely noticed a difference in the quality of my drinking water. I also use it in my kettle; because of the hard water I was forever using limescale removal solutions in the kettle and found that I needed to replace kettles more regularly than I had needed to when I lived in an area with soft water. I 'de-limescale' my kettle far less frequently and haven't needed to replace it for over a year!
On the whole this is a great, easy to use water filter. I've had problems with the meter but that doesn't mean everyone will and Brita were extremely helpful when I contacted them.
Summary: A good looking easy to use filter. The meter didn't last but good customer service from Brita.
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