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Brita Fjord Cool
Member Name: rasda101
Brita Fjord Cool
Date: 12/11/11, updated on 01/12/11 (25 review reads)
Advantages: great taste
Disadvantages: small size (depends on need)
I recently bought the Brita Fjord Cool jug from Amazon for around £22, after reading a rather disconcerting article about tap water. The jug is marketed as removing impurities from your tap water to make it taste better, which it certainly does as the water taste crisp and clear.
It has a capacity of 1.5 litres of filtered water, I think this is sufficient as it lasts quite a long time, however if you use a lot of water it might be better opting for a larger capacity jug. It also has a slim design which makes it easier to fit in the fridge door, where it slots in quite nicely. It is quite large however so depending on the size of your fridge you might have to move things around to make room for it.
The flip top makes it easy to fill, it's just like filling a kettle and there is also a spout cover to keep the filtered water clean. There is also a soft grip handle to make it easier to hold which is particularly useful as it can get a bit slippery especially if it's wet.
The filter is easy and quick to set up and there is an indicator to tell you when to change the filter.
The jug comes with one MAXTRA filter and the filters last a reasonable amount of time. You can get replacement filters for around £14 for a pack of 4 filters.
The aim of this product is to make water cleaner and taste better and I can definitely tell the difference. The filtered water tastes crisp and there is such a difference compared to tap water. I also noticed the difference in tea and especially coffee as it makes the flavour seem a lot stronger. It does a great job for the price.
Summary: good filter for the price
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