The best water filters to help you ditch the plastic

Save yourself some pennies and help the environment by ditching single-use plastic bottled water by investing in a water filter

Best Water Filters

by Ellen Kinsey |
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Nothing beats a refreshingly cold glass of water to quench your thirst. But not all water is created equal. Save yourself some money, and the environment, and ditch the bottled water and buy yourself a water filter.

But are there benefits of purifying water, I hear you ask? Do water filters make any difference to bog standard tap water? In short, yes. Water filters help to remove the impurities which can make tap water taste a bit off. Through removing traces of chlorine and minerals like lead and copper, your water will be free from that peculiar metallic taste and tasting its best.

Whether you want a jug of freshly purified water on the go in the fridge at all times, or a water bottle to take with you wherever you go – we’ve got you covered:


Best water filters:

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BRITA Marella Water Filter (starter pack)

This high-tech offering from brand leaders, BRITA, has an electronic memo reminder screen which alerts you when it's time to change your water filter, allowing you to get the most out of each filter. The Micro Carbon Pearls in the filter promise to reduce chlorine and impurities, whilst the addition of Ion Exchange Pearls removes the presence of metals and protects against limescale build up. The jugs slim design helps it fit perfectly into most fridge doors. Filtered Water Capacity: 1.4LTotal Capacity: 2.4LAverage Filter Life: 4 weeks_Includes 1 x BRITA Marella Water Filter Jug & 3 x MAXTRA+ Filter Cartridges_

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BRITA Elemaris XL Water Filter

This XL option from BRITA includes all of the functions of the previous water filter jug, but the electronic screen also measures the hardness of your water and volume usage, as well as a reminder when it's time to change the filter. It's also worth mentioning that the BRITA filters are recyclable, and BRITA state that one MAXTRA+ filter is able to filter the equivalent of 100 1 litre bottles of single use bottled water - so it is definitely a more sustainable choice.Filtered Water Capacity: 2.4LTotal Capacity: 3.5LAverage Filter Life: 4 weeks_Includes_ 1 x BRITA Elemaris XL Water Filter Jug & 1 x MAXTRA+ Filter Cartridges

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AmazonBasics Water Filter Jug

Amazon's affordable option is the perfect size to keep in the fridge and does everything you need from a water filter – and even comes with a filter replacement indicator. Could you ask for much more?Filtered Water Capacity: 1.4LTotal Capacity: 2.3LAverage Filter Life: 4 weeksDishwasher safe.Includes 1 x AmazonBasics Water Filter Jug & 1 x AmazonBasics Water Filter Cartridge

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BRITA Flow Water XL Filter Tank

If you're in need of a large quantity of purified water, BRITA have you covered. This water tank holds an impressive 5.2 litres of filtered water but is still compact enough to fit on the shelf of most fridges. The tap makes it super convenient, and like the other BRITA filters mentioned previously, it comes with an electronic filter change reminder. Filtered Water Capacity: 5.2LTotal Capacity: 8.2LAverage Filter Life: 4 weeks_Includes_ 1 x BRITA Flow XL Water Filter Tank & 1 x MAXTRA+ Filter Cartridges

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BRITA Water Filter Bottle

Having used one of these BRITA water bottles for years myself, I'm not surprised it is Amazon's Number 1 Best Seller for filtering bottles. The filtering MicroDiscs filter the water whilst you drink, leaving your water tasting fresh and free from contaminates, but promises to leave key minerals such magnesium and calcium. The water bottle is durable and secure from leaks and comes with a pull-out mouthpiece. Other colour options are available.Total Capacity: 0.6LAverage Filter Life: 4 weeks/ 60 litresDishwasher safe.Includes 1 x BRITA Water Filter Bottle & 1 x MicroDisc filter

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BRITA Water Filter Bottle Active

BRITA have designed this water filtering bottle specifically for sport. It is lightweight, durable and has a carry hoop – making it a great option is you're often on the go.Total Capacity: 0.6LAverage Filter Life: 4 weeks/ 60 litresDishwasher safe.Includes 1 x BRITA Water Filter Bottle Active & 1 x MicroDisc filter

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Bobble Water Bottle (with carry cap)

Bobble's filtering water bottle is lightweight and great for travelling with the addition of its carry cap. Made from recycled plastic, it's a great environmentally friendly option.Total Capacity: 0.55LAverage Filter Life: 2 months/ 150 litres_Includes 1 x Bobble Water Bottle with filter_

All water purifiers need their filters replacing, usually around every four weeks or so. Below are the replacement filters for the recommended products above:

BRITA MAXTRA+ Water Filter Cartridges - Pack of 6
Price: $44.99

BRITA Microdisc Replacement Filters u2013 Pack of 3

Rrp: $22.24

Price: $16.76

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