Water Pitcher FiltersWater pitcher filters like the Pur water filter pitcher and Brita water pitcher filters have become quite popular as an in home water purification system. They are both highly advertised products that offer convenience and affordability. You can find these appliances on most discount and department store shelves today. Cost vary anywhere from twelve to thirty dollars per unit.

The initial price of the Brita water pitcher filters and the Pur water filter pitcher has made it very affordable for people to own a home water filter. And all you have to do is fill up the device with tap water and put it in the refrigerator until you need a nice cold glass of pure water making it very easy to use. But the bottom line is are you really getting your money’s worth?

I’ve never purchased  Brita water pitcher filters…

or a Pur water filter pitcher but I’ve been to people’s homes that have had them. Now I’ve been drinking filtered water for most of my adult life so I know what a clean refreshing pure glass of water tastes like. The premise behind any quality water filter is to remove chlorine and other impurities and to also improve the taste. What I discovered is that these water pitcher filters did not do an adequate job of this to say the least.

The first glass of water I had from one of these water pitcher filters I detected a fairly strong smell and taste of chlorine. I told them they needed to replace the filter since it wasn’t doing the job of removing this toxic chemical. They informed me they had just put in a new filter. I was shocked and dismayed. A good water filter will remove almost 100% of the chlorine when new and degrade in effectiveness over time eventually needing replacement. It was obvious these water pitcher filters weren’t doing the job they were intended to do from the get-go.

I did a little research and found out that even though these water pitcher filters…

had a cheap upfront cost, in the long run they ended up costing a lot more than you might expect. In fact you will end up spending up to thirty five cents per gallon for water that is dubiously filtered through the Brita,  the Pur, and many other top brands of water pitcher filters.

Compare that to penny’s per gallon for water filtered through a high quality counter top water filter, under counter water filter, or a whole house water filter such as the Aquasana Rhino and you will be saving a considerable amount of money in the long run. Plus you will be assured of getting the highest quality and healthiest pure water that you have been paying for. All in all water pitcher filters really are neither effective or cost effective.