Brita Grand Water Filter Pitcher Review
Over the years there have been exceptional cases water crisis all over the world. It is not everywhere that you will get to enjoy the convenience of drinking available safe drinking water. Most of us either purchase purified drinking water or create our own.
Water contamination is the reason why there are leading companies who offer water filters to bring you healthier water to drink. One of these companies is Brita.
For over 25 years, Brita has worked to give its customers healthier and great-tasting water by developing products focused on this goal.
Their filters and containers reduce contaminants and unpleasant odors and clean your water so you can drink it safely.
Brita has a wide variety of products. It has pitchers and dispensers which are BPA-free, space-efficient, designed with a soft and efficient handle and have electronic filter indicator.
Another outcome would be its bottles which are suitable for people who are always on-the-go.
This brand also manufactures faucet mounts which can easily be installed and removes a large percentage of contaminants.
In this review, we will talk about one of Brita's pitchers.
Now you can stay hydrated without added bulk in your refrigerator or countertop. This product is improved with the increased capacity of ten cups, as compared to the usual size of pitchers which is eight cups only.
Choose from a variety of colors from red, green, white, black, and blue.
This pitcher is design with an improved filter fit and locking lid to prevent the water from spilling out and to keep your it clean and fresh. It is perfect for both personal use at home and even at work.
- Height - 10.16 in.
- Width - 5.77 in.
- Length – 11 in.
- Weight - 2.48 lbs.
How Does it Work?
This product has cartridges that are built in layers. Each layer is responsible for filtering out separate harmful contaminants.
The water passes through two layers of sieve and bottom filter mesh screens. The first layer removes the larger contaminants such as rust, sand, or dirt.
After which, the water goes through the second layer which then transfers the remaining smaller harmful pollutants.
The next step after the water has passed the mesh screens, it will now go through ion-exchange breads.
These beads release the sodium in the water and retain the other minerals.
Lastly, the activated carbon filter will remove most of the remaining contaminants in the water. This process then effectively removes the residual foul tastes and odors in the water.
The obvious one, the Grand pitcher, has an improved capacity of 10 cups (or 0.6 gallons). It is still a medium size, but usually, pitchers of the same nature only fill up to 8 cups of water. Now you can refrain from refilling over and over more often.
This product is certified free from bisphenol-A (BPA), a substance that is usually found in plastics and is harmful to people of all ages.
BPA has been proven to cause health problems such as asthma, metabolic disease, reproductive disease, etc.
This BPA free Brita filter reduces the chlorine taste and harmful contaminants found in tap water such as odor, copper, mercury, and cadmium.
Improved ergonomic design
This filter pitcher is designed with an easy-fill lid that makes it easier for you to slide and refill water once it is all consumed. This lid also locks so you don’t have to worry about your water spilling easily.
Apart from that, this pitcher also has handles that are designed with a soft grip so the pitcher will not slide off your hand. This also allows you to carry your pitcher around easily.
The filter itself is also designed with an easy-grip handle, so it is easier for you to unmount when it’s time for a new filter.
Electronic filter change indicator
This product is equipped with an electronic indicator which will notify you when the filters need changing.
The sensor turns yellow when the filters approach their maximum filtering capacity.
It will then turn red when it needs to be replaced. This filter indicator is automatic, easy to use, and easily resets at the press of a button.
Regarding changing filters, you won’t have to do it every now and then as this product is equipped with long-lasting filters.
In fact, with an average consumption of 2 gallons a day, you may only have to change the filters once every two months. On an average, you may also need to change filters after 40 gallons.
Effective in removing contaminants
Of course, the most critical factor to be considered in buying filters is its ability to block or remove contaminants.
This pitcher has been proven to be effective in removing chlorine, zinc, mercury, copper, cadmium, and more pollutants. Hence, providing you with clean and healthy water.
All of the Brita pitchers, including the Grand, requires very little maintenance for care and upkeep. To maintain your filter pitcher, you just have to simply handwash the lid and reservoir with a mild detergent.
After this, wipe the lid with a soft sponge soaked in a solution. One teaspoon of white vinegar in a cup of water would suffice.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to change your filter?
The electronic filter change indicator lets you know when it is already time to change your filter. Changing your filtering is easy.
Just remove the old filter using the easy-grip handle on the top. After which, flush the new filter with cold water for 15 seconds.
Line up the notch in the Brita pitcher with a groove in the filter. Lastly, press the new filter firmly to ensure a tight seal.
Which filter should I use?
You can use the standard filters as they are all compatible with pitchers, except for the Stream Pitchers.
There are different types of pitcher filters. How to identify them?
You can identify the different filters by referring to their colors: white is for Brita Standard, blue is for Brita Longlast and gray for Brita Stream.
Does Brita Grand Water Filter Pitcher remove lead?
Yes, the Grand Water Filter Pitcher can remove lead on top of other contaminants if used with Longlast filter.
If I want to read and reset my filter change indicator, what should I do?
As mentioned, the electronic filter change indicator is designed in your pitcher to make it easy for you to know when to replace your filter.
There is a green blinking light which indicates that the filter is good and can still be used. The yellow light tells you that the filter should be replaced soon. Lastly, the red light blink indicates the filter should already be replaced.
To reset your filter, follow the steps below:
- To reset, press the “RESET” button (on some models called the “STATUS” button) below the lights on the indicator.
- Keep pressing the button until the green light blinks, that is when you should release it.
- After this, open the fill lid completely. As a note, remember to always fill the reservoir with water all the way to the provided “Max Fill” line. Close the fill lid afterward.
- The electronic and volumetric models will have an indicator light that will blink every time the reserve is filled, and the lid is closed. Volumetric models will flash every time you spill water from the pitcher.
- It is essential that you change your filter regularly to help ensure you have cleaner great-tasting water.
- Can I use the dishwasher in cleaning the Brita parts?
No, the Brita pitchers are not safe to be cleaned in a dishwasher. Also, do not use abrasive cleaners as it will damage your pitcher.
- How long can you store water in your pitcher?
To be able to store your water longer, keep your pitcher in a calm and shady place. Stay away from the direct ray of sunlight because bright light and warmth help algae grow.
Your home is where you should feel most safe at. This includes being able to drink water safely, at the very least. The Brita Grand Water Filter Pitcher gives you this privilege without putting so much effort.
This pitcher is designed for you to have a pleasant experience. Enjoy the maximum ergonomic design, an electronic filter change indicator, and much more.
Apart from the mentioned benefits, when you use this or any filter, there is, you will save money from purchasing bottled water every now and then. You also protect the environment by not consuming plastic which these bottled waters are made from.