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05-05-2008, 02:15 PM
Does anyone know about the Brita Water pitcher? Ever used it?
Would ya buy one?
05-05-2008, 02:17 PM
We used one before we purchased our reverse osmosis system...I think the Brita is decent but I don't think it is able to filter fluoride, which is a must for me....
05-05-2008, 02:35 PM
I used one for quite some time. We're going to get something for our new home. Only one they have here now is connected to the fridge. I'd get R-O but we need to clear up our IRS challenge before doing that now.:rolleyes:
05-05-2008, 03:07 PM
I just feel they don't get enough out of water to drink.....( Oh how I miss well water from the north )...I even tried a spout one for awhile and had my water tested and yikes.....I am in a dilemma right now looking for something not too pricey..What's RO....
I have friends who like their Brita pitcher and faucet attachment though....
Water~a true dilemma ...
05-05-2008, 03:11 PM
I apologize for not getting technical with what I found was not being removed from my water but I think this choice also should reflect where you live. Your water may not be as bad from the tap as I think mine is....
05-05-2008, 04:26 PM
I have one. Works good enough for me :)
05-05-2008, 05:13 PM
We have a brita, it works great and there's a noticeable difference in taste.
Our water is fairly good where I live, but better filtered through the brita.
But no, unfortunately it doesn't filter out flouride. I'm not sure if any of the off the shelf filters do.
05-05-2008, 08:59 PM
i looove my brita. have used them for - oh gosh - maybe 20 years???
05-05-2008, 10:49 PM
I have a PUR water pitcher. I love it. I bought a Britta because the filters were cheaper but I went back to the PUR because it tasted better. I live in Florida and the tap water tastes like it is straight out of a swimming pool.
05-06-2008, 07:53 AM
I used it at one point and thought it was great.
05-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Everyone would want an Reverse Osmoses (I assume that is the misspelled version of what an RO is) But for the price I wondered if a Brita wold work.
Sounds like a go to me.
05-08-2008, 11:27 AM
River Mom, you have the right idea. Do what you can afford to do. We have been using Brita pitchers for some time as our city water is very high in calcium, and iron. There is also a lot of other stuff in it that I cannot remember but anyways it does not taste very good out of the tap. The Brita filter definitely improves that taste of our water and although it doesn't remove everything that I would like it to, it is the best that we can afford right now. I figure anything that helps you to want to drink more water the better off you are. I know that if left to sit out for an hour or so the chlorine is supposed to evaporate out but I am not sure of flouride/flourine. Someday I hope to get our local water treatment people to quit putting that stuff in the water. Especially since we have to pay for it. Both in taxes and our health.
05-08-2008, 12:17 PM
I use one and I like it, and it's affordable right now.
does anyone know where we can check our city tap water anaylysis (how much flouride etc is in it)? I live in Toronto, ontario, canada.
thanks for posting this, I have been wondering about brita's power : )
05-09-2008, 01:53 AM
I had a pitcher, worked great, then I moved to the faucet mounted device, which gives me 3 types of sprays, it's awesome, and I'll never drink water without it... saves so much money on bottled water!
05-09-2008, 01:09 PM
Pitaya, go to your Water Dept and they should be able to give you that information!
I use the Brita pitcher myself. Our water isn't BAD here but, I prefer the the NO SMELL (not that it stinks but there is some odor and taste) and no taste version of it. I know what you speak of tho. Fresh spring water when I lived in Lake County was the absolute best. I love what it did for my hair too! My in-laws lived on top of a mountain and when they drilled they went through some shale and got down to a fresh water spring! I used to bring jugs of it home when we were living in the city.
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