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Brita Elemaris Meter
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Brita Elemaris Meter
Date: 01/09/11, updated on 01/09/11 (173 review reads)
Advantages: Design and function that works
The water in Majorca don't taste like what it oughta! - Well it aint just Majorca I can tell you that. Well if your reading this review you pretty much know what this is, lets cut to the chase, its a jug you put water in the top, it filters it and out comes better tasting water.
So why bother buying one I hear you ask? Well if like me you live in a hard water area or just have naff tasting water why wouldn't you? I swear the water hear is that hard it puts Bruce Willis to shame, in fact I reckon if I left my tap dripping I would have stalagmites within a week. And yes it is Stalagmites and not stalactites - Stalactites come down like tights - well in reality tights have to go up to come down but they are better when they come down and its how I remember it. However in theory the tap would produce both stalactites and stalagmites.
Anyway I digress, as mentioned the water is hard and some not so bright spark at the water company thought it clever to compensate by adding more chlorine - at times I think I would be better off popping down the local pool to fill the kettle if it wasnt for all the kids that pi** in it.
Price well they are not cheap compared to not owning one, you can get some deals 50% off on occasion, they come in two sizes I believe the large and slim one (I own the slim model holds 1.25l), but both identical in function and design. They fill in a couple of minutes and the water pours out well - does what its supposed to do.
They have altered the design slightly and now instead of having the battery powered filter level stuck in the lid someone at Brita world has realised it may actually be useful to be able to remove this fo cleaning purposes. Theyve also added two prongs that sit inside the top filling part to monitor how often its filled - before it was just set as 30days, so if you dont use your jug much then in theory it shouldnt flash up as needing replacing as soon.
You have to buy the maxtra filters generally £10 for 3 but again deals around so at £3 ish a month its cheap enough.
Any downsides - well if you've actually read this review then you will have learnt the water here is very hard, even filling up the jug a few times a day over a week the limescale collects around the lid and can cause it to stick on occasion - the solution is to clean the thing every so often (or use a dishwasher)
Why Brita? - why not? they are the market leader and filters can be purchased everywhere.
Summary: For hard, chemical tasting water you need a Brita water filter (other brands are available)
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