Water Filter Pitchers and Water Dispensers
The cheapest models of water filters fall into the category of water filter pitchers and water dispensers. They are responsible for solving common water quality problems, such as removing bad odors and improving the taste of tap water, but these kinds of water filters have little effect in dealing with harmful contaminates presence in tap water.
Pitchers found on the market usually carries a volume of 5 to 10 cups of water, where large water dispensers are able to hold 18 cups (around 4-5 litres), families could choose either one based on their consumption.
remove bad odors and tastes
does not remove contaminates
takes 5-10 minutes before water is ready for drink
the larger the dispenser is, the more room it occupies in the fridge for storage; but a small one may not be enough for household consumption
plastic pitchers may contain health-problem-related chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA)
NSF 42 +53
Buy products which is freed from health-problem-related chemicals
Before purchasing a water pitcher, ensure the model you are getting do not contain harmful elements and is save to use in the long run. Clear2O, Brita and Pur products are BPA (bisphenol A) free.
Are you an absentminded person who always forget to replace filters? Filter indicator could help. Water pitchers and dispensers are usually installed with filter indicators to remind owners it is the time to replace filters.
Electronic (recommended) – the feel of high class and low effort electronic indicator would automatically count down the days of filter used and resets simply by pressing a button.
Dial – a dial is attached to the pitcher so that owners have to manually set the next replacement date as to remind themselves.
Manually – if there is no indicator installed on your dispenser, you have to mark it on your calendar or place a sticker on the pitcher to remind yourself.
Comparison and Reviews of Water Pitchers and Dispensers
Brita dominates the pitchers and dispensers market by providing varies models with attractive designs and capacity. It is one of the most popular manufacturer of pitchers and dispensers.