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Brita Elemaris Meter
Member Name: newby2
Brita Elemaris Meter
Advantages: looks good, fits in fridge door
I go through stages of either drinking tons of water and spending most of my day popping backwards and forwards to the toilet or the other extreme where I drink no water during the day at all and opt mainly for copious amounts of strong sweetened tea. No matter what stage I am at however I always make sure I use a water filter to either get my glasses of water from or to fill the kettle with the filtered water from the jug.
This Brita Water filter was one that we had at work and I liked it so much I decided to upgrade my old and rather worn out water filter at home and replace it with this one.
==Price and availability==
I know for a fact that the one that we have at work was bought from Tesco for around the £20 region as I had asked my manager where she had bought it from when I was interested in getting the same one for home. After having a search online however I found that I was able to pick it up a lot cheaper from eBay and decided rather than get the measly Tesco points that are always a draw I would stick to saving myself £7 and buy from eBay. The postage was free and picking it up for £13 I thought was a very good deal.
==Look and Design==
The style of this particular water filter was what first attracted me to buying it as the black design seemed to look pretty good and also fitted well into my kitchens colour scheme of black and red. The filter of the jug is one of the newer chunkier style ones as opposed to the more cylindrical filters of my old jug. This didn't matter too much as I had used up all my old filters and the price of buying the newer filter doesn't differ that much from the price of the old ones.
The water filter itself holds a nice amount of water in the filtered section of the jug (1.4 litres to be exact) and there is always the space in the section of the jug where the water waiting to be filtered through is kept and this brings the total amount of water being held in the jug at any one time up to a decent 2.4 total capacity. When full right up the jug can feel quite heavy but this is really expected with the amount of water that is in it and this would be the case with any water jug.
The handle on the water jug is a nice and chunky one which has a slight rubber coating on the inside on the handle and this proves to add more grip and support when picking up the jug and generally makes it easier and more comfortable to hold onto.
The section where the water is poured into he jug is situated right on top of the jug in a central position and doesn't need anything opening or turning like my old jug did but has a flap like area which opens when running tap water is poured on top of it. When the jug is filled up to capacity this flip area will slowly close and will not allow any more water to be poured into it so there is no chance of over filling it.
There is a digital reader on the top of the water filter which to be fair I don't often pay much attention to even though I probably should. At first this was a novel idea and I would look to check the options that were on offer but as time goes on I make sure I write on my calendar when the water filter needs changing and don't bother with checking the reader. The digital section does however give readings on the hardness of the water in the filter, the volume of the water contained in the jug and the time it has been in there. There is a brief description on how this all works in the leaflet that came with the filter but as per usual with me I haven't really taken too much interest in the instructions because I all I really want is clean and fresh filtered water which tastes nice and is kept cold.
The jug itself is a nice size and its sleek and relatively slimline design means that it can easily fit into my fridge door as well as the top shelf in my fridge. This is ideal as my last jug was just too chunky for the fridge door and I ended up having to keep it out on the kitchen work top and then fill up a separate jug with the filtered water to be kept in the fridge. This is a lot less hassle free and far easier and more practical to use.
The spout that the water filter has is nicely shaped so that I never manage to spill any water when pouring out a glass or filling up my kettle. The cover over the spout always opens freely and again unlike my last jug doesn't get stuck and cause water to be spilt everywhere.
Not only does this jug look good but it also works really well too. The main reasons I like it so much is that it is easy to fill up and also to replace the cartridges whilst being a good size to fit easily into the fridge door. The jug itself is suitable to go into the dishwasher but of course the lid will need hand washing due to the digital reader on the top. The black design does mean that water marks are shown up quite a bit so the hand washing of the lid does need to be done on a fairly regular basis also.
The new style chunky cartridges can be picked up very easily now and Tesco do a multi packet of 6 for around £16 which isn't too bad considering that this is 6 months worth of filtered water.
The best part about this filter has got to be the lovely fresh water that comes from using it. The water does taste a lot cleaner and fresher than when not using it and I notice that when using the filtered water in my kettle for my cups of tea I don't have to de-scale the kettle as much as I was when using just regular tap water. The tea has a nicer look and again a far better crisper taste to it.
I would have to say I highly recommend this water filter. It looks good, was a cheap price, is the perfect size and styling for what I wanted and I have come across no faults with it whatsoever. Well worth the money and because of that I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation is well deserved.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Summary: A great item
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