Excellent water filter system and affordable
This water filter is excellent. We have had ongoing water taste problems and the Brita jug filters the water to leave it tasting like water - nothing else! It filters quickly so that the water is ready to use within a minute or two. We have been using this product for approximately 1 month now and we are extremely happy with it.
Good design, Easy to Use, Water tastes Great
I bought a replacement Brita Marella water jug after my last 5 year old Brita jug's digital timer stopped working and around the same time the lid on the spout snapped off. I think the capacity is a little smaller than my previous model, but apart from that it works a treat.
The only downside is the cost of the water filters - much cheaper to buy them in bulk rather than 1 at a time.
Stupid digital timer thing
I own two of these now, simply because they were the only type available when I wanted to buy. I have a rural property and use rainwater and occasionally settled dam water, both are perfectly drinkable as they are but it is nice to have a final filter stage before drinking or filling the kettle.
I bought them a couple of years apart, and the design has changed very slightly between the two, but both of them have the stupid digital timer thingy. Both of these timers conked out long before the first cartridge change was due, making them utterl...y useless. Guests ask why I need a water jug with a digital timer. How paranoid I must be about water quality to need an onboard microprocessor to monitor my cartridge changes. Quite honestly, it is an absurd overcomplication. I would MUCH prefer a simple (manually-operated, battery-free, sustainable) click-wheel that I could simply set to the month I last replaced the filter. I am perfectly capable of deciding for myself when to replace the filter, based on when it was last replaced and the circumstances since (usage, water quality fluctuations etc). A stupid digital counter that needs batteries and doesn't even work properly is, in my opinion, wasteful and irresponsible and should be criticized mercilessly until it is dead. The jug itself is perfectly good, handy to keep in the fridge or beside the bed, and having two of them works well for me, but that piece of junk timer really lets down an otherwise good product.
Questions & Answers
How do you take out the meter from the lid?
The lid on the one just bought cannot be made to fit tightly at all or is it just me?
If you still have the receipt take it back. I have another jug that has the same issue and trust me it continues and becomes very amnoying. It should not be happening. Even if you don't have your receipt go back to the shop and see if they can show you what's causing it at least, failing that write to the company. Surely they can send a replacement.
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