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Brita Marella Water Filter
Member Name: deehuff
Brita Marella Water Filter
Advantages: Easy to use, produces good tasting water, and it looks good.
Disadvantages: I can't think of any
I bought the Brita Marella Water Filter on an impulse, even though my original Brita Water Filter was still in good working order. I wanted the upgrade to the maxtra filter from the Classic Filter, and the Marella fulfilled this requirement with added benefits.
The Filter Jug
The Marella jug is slimline, so if you want to you can fit it inside your fridge door. It holds a total of 2.4 litres of water: 1.4 litres of filtered water and another 1 litre in the pre-filter inner jug. It's very convenient to use, since the lid makes a tight seal around the inner jug, so there is no danger of unfiltered water spilling into the filtered water area. The top has a flip top lid for filling the jug easily.
The main (outer/filtered water) jug is clear and the inner (unfiltered) reservoir is opaque. There are markings on the outer jug showing how much filtered water is contained inside.
Within the lid is an electronic indicator which you set each time you replace the filter. This then counts off four weeks, reducing by one 25% bar each week, until none are left, at which time you can change the filter and start again.
The maxtra filter doesn't need to be soaked, and once you place it inside the jug you can start filling it straight away (although you should throw away the first two fills of filtered water). When you come to replace it, there's a ring at the top to make it easier to pull out of the jug.
The filtered water definitely tastes better than before filtration, and since it's supposed to remove chlorine, limescale and other impurities, I feel that it must be better for me than unfiltered water.
It's certainly better for my kettle, which gets coated with limescale if I use water straight from the tap. And tea and coffee taste much better if you make it with filtered water.
You can buy the jug with three filters for £15.46 from Amazon.co.uk, or you can get it with 12 filters for £39.99 from Argos. As far as I can make out, the average price of 3 filters is £10, so the jug and 12 filter deal seems like a good one. It would supply one year's worth of filtered water for about £3.33 per month (including the cost of the jug).
This jug looks really good on my kitchen counter. It has clean cool lines, and the water sparkles inside.
The best water filter jug I've had so far.
Summary: Great Filter Jug
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