Here’s Why Everyone Needs a BRITA Flow Water Filter Tank

January 15, 2019 47 comments

Here’s Why Everyone Needs a BRITA Flow Water Filter Tank

We’ve been testing out the BRITA Flow water filter tank for the past month in order to really put it through its paces. This is a stylish, large capacity design (5.2 L filtered and 8.2 L total capacity). It’s also dishwasher safe (except the lid). It has a super convenient dispense tap and a sliding lid for easy refilling.

We love the electronic memo reminder that notifies you when to replace the filter cartridge.

It takes a MAXTRA+ filter cartridge and these are said to last around a month. Now, I personally drink an absolute ton of water and we as a family have been testing this out for the past month and the cartridge is still only halfway used. So, I’m really happy with that. I think one of the things that holds people back when investing in a water filter. Is that they’re concerned that the cartridges will be super expensive and they’ll be having to change them every week. Which of course adds up. Rest assured that this one is very economical. We as a household go through at least this entire tank of filtered water a day, sometimes more.

Micro carbon pearls reduce chlorine and organic impurities which affect taste and odour of food and drink.

The Ion exchange pearls reduce limescale and metals protecting kettles and enhancing flavour and aroma of tea and coffee. Now, this is incredible. I’m ashamed to say it, but when we were previously using a water filter jug I’d never considered using filtered water in the kettle before. But, now that we have more filtered water than we know what to do with, I tried it. And let me tell you, I’m never going back. Tea tastes so much better with this thing, it’s incredible.

Admittedly, despite having many people in my life tell me it’s impossible, I’m one of those people that can taste the difference between tap water, filtered water and mineral water. Probably because I drink so much of it. If you only drank diet coke all day, everyday and replaced it with an economy version, I bet you’d be able to taste the difference.

After a couple of days of using this. I instinctively went to the ordinary kitchen tap to fill my glass and I noticed for the first time that the tap water had a definite chloriney, chemically scent to it. Which I simply had not noticed before we started testing out this filter. Probably because I’d just become accustomed to living in a hard water area.

So, for sure, we as a family will be happily sticking with the BRITA tank for the foreseeable.

The product dimensions are 21.7 x 30.7 x 22.4 cm. It might be a squeeze but I think you should be able to fit it on a shelf in most refrigerators. If not however, it wouldn’t look out of place on a kitchen counter and I know that a few of our friends do store them this way too.

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  1. Don’t wait until your thirsty to drink water, as thirst is your body’s way of telling you you’ve let yourself get dehydrated from not drinking enough.

  2. Lots of good points raised in the article and in the comments. I shall stop buy bottled water and start drinking from my Brita Jug instead of just using it for the kettle. Thanks.

  3. A dermatologist told me to have one glass of water for every alcoholic drink! Fun way to drink more? Seriously, having a glass before eac( meal is my tip.

  4. Total agreement from me that water tastes different if it’s not filtered! I can’t stand the taste of tap water. It even tastes worse some places than others but I’ve yet to find a tap anywhere that I find the water drinkable without filtering it.

  5. I dont drink enough water but I’ve been thinking about getting a bottle from amazon that has marks along the bottle to show you how much water you should have drunk by a certain time. It’s designed to help you drink so much water each hour so the recommended amount of water can be spread out throughout the day.

  6. I now routinely have a glass of water on waking up, before a coffee. Its good for you too to cleanse and flush the toxins. I can’t do without my coffee, but this is helpful for drinking that extra glass of water,

  7. I don’t need a way to make me drink more water as I am on diuretics and, hence, constantly very thirsty. For me at least, fizzy water is far better at quenching thirst; I have no idea why!

  8. Jazz up the water with flavours. A different one each day will get you thinking about it more and remembering to drink it. I like cucumber in my water. Put it in overnight.

  9. Build a glass of water into your daily routine…combine it with things you do regularly, like drink a glass while waiting for your toast to pop/kettle to boil.

  10. Always keep bottles of water in the fridge, always take one when leaving the house and always keep a bottle next to my bed and make sure it’s my first drink of the day

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