Comparing Berkey Water Filters

By comparison, Berkey water filters outperform commercially available water filters from both the portable and household water filter categories. Take a look at these Berkey water filter comparison charts and you can see for yourself that Berkey outperforms the competition in almost every category. Households across America trust water filters manufactured by Berkey. Water filter comparison should encompass more than initial retail cost. When researching water filter systems, you will immediately find that most of them only qualify as filters. Disposable filters that you buy at bargain prices online require frequent changes. Shop around, and before you make a final purchase, ask what the final cost per filtered gallon of water will be.

The cleanable Black Berkey water filters last 10 times longer than our competition and are so powerful that they even remove viruses. This ability to filter viruses qualifies our water filters as water purifiers. Side by side, the long-lasting Black Berkey is available at the best price. Berkey water filters rise to the top of all charts that compare water filter systems. With Berkey, you get a quality filter that surpasses standards for filtering out pathogenic bacteria and viruses listed in the Water and Purification Standard used by the Army. For the best filtration at the best price, Berkey water filters have no competition. Don’t just take our word for it: Do your own research and find out why Berkey water filters are the ultimate in water filtration.

Portable Water Filters

Even though our portable water filter systems are smaller in size, they all contain the same Black Berkey filter element delivering the same clean water you expect with our larger models. Our travel sizes make it convenient to use our dependable filtration systems in small RV campers, summer cabins, or anywhere storage space may be limited. Because our filters are cleanable, it is possible that you won’t need to replace the filter elements for years! Add the dependability of our filtration systems to the flexibility to use them under a wide range of situations and environments and it is easy to see why so many people already turn to Berkey for their water filtration needs.

Below is a chart to compare the Berkey Water Filter System to our competition in the portable water filter industry.

[Portable Water Filter Comparison Chart on Web page]

* Information not published

 COMPANY  BERKEY AQUACERA
AQUACROCK PRO PUR
DOULTON KATADYN

 MODEL

BIG BERKEY

CERAGRAV

AQUACROCK

PRO BIG

GSS-2

GRAVIDYN

VIRUS REMOVAL  [A]                    



YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

ELEMENT RATING



Purifier 

Filter

Filter

Filter

Filter

Filter

BASE SYSTEM COST



$258

$139

$399

$239

$229

$219.95

BASE DAILY OUTPUT (GPD)



84

10

18

9

14

24

MAX DAILY OUTPUT  (GPD)



168

25

18

18.5

20

24

PEOPLE SERVED     [B]

16

6

5

4

5

6

MAXIMUM GALLONS PER FILTER

3000

535 

535 

1500 

535

730

REPLACEMENT TIME LIMIT

No time limit

6 mo. 

2 year

12 mo.

6 Mo.

6 Mo.

PRICE OF ELEMENTS (EACH)

$54.50

$30

$36

$49.50

$36

$56

APPROX. COST PER GALLON



1.8 Cents

5.6 

6.7 

3.3 

6.7 

7.6 

FOOD COLOR TEST              [I]



Pass

Fail

Fail

Pass

Fail

Fail

TURBIDITY FLOW RATE TEST[J]



Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

TEST RESULTS AVAILABLE



Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

TESTED TO NSF STANDARDS



Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

NSF CERTIFIED CALIMED



No

No

No

Yes  

No

No

GUARANTEE

6 MO./ 2Yr

*

1 Year

2 Year

*

*

SYSTEM COST W/MAX ELEMENTS



$363

$274

$399

$338

$319.99

$219.95

SYSTEM MATERIAL



AISI Stainless

HDPE

Ceramic

Stainless

AISI Stainless

Silicone

* Information not published

Household Water Filters

Below is a chart that compares the Berkey Water Filter to other commercially available household water filters.

 BRAND BERKEY AQUASANA BRITA CULLIGAN EVERPURE PUR
 MODEL Big Berkey AQ-4000 Faucet Filter SY-2300 H-54 Plus FM-3000
RETAIL PRICE $258 $99
 $34.95
 $159.95 $359.99 $49.99
REPLACEMENT FILTER COST $107 $48
$20 $50.39 $100.99 $20
PER GALLON "COST OF USE" 1.6 cents
9.6
20
10
13.5
20
Filters last  (gallons)



 6000
 500
 100
 500
 750
 100
TOTAL COST FOR 6000 GALLONS $258 $627 $1214
$710
$904
$1229
REMOVES VIRUSES YES >99.999%



 NO NO NO NO NO
REMOVES CHLORINE YES >99.999%
 YES 99%
YES 99%
YES 97%
YES 88%
YES 98%
REMOVES LEAD



YES 96%
YES >99%
YES 99%
YES 95%
YES 98%
YES 96%
REMOVAL OF CYSTS YES>99.999999% 
YES>99.99%
YES>99% YES 99%
YES>99% YES 99%
REMOVAL OF THM's YES >99.999% YES>99% NO YES 95%
NO NO
REMOVAL OF VOC'S YES >99.999% YES>99%
NO YES 95%
NO NO
REMOVES LINDANE



YES >99.999% YES>95% YES 99%
YES 99%
NO YES
REMOVES ALOCHLOR YES >99.999% YES>98%
YES 99%
YES 98%
 NO NO
REMOVES ATRIZINE YES >99.999% YES>97% YES 92%
YES 97%
NO YES 96%
REMOVES BENZENE YES >99.999% YES>99% YES 96%
YES 99%
NO NO
REMOVES TCE YES >99.999% YES>99% YES 99%
YES 99%
NO NO
REMOVES FLUORIDE YES With the add on  Berkey PF-2
 * * * * YES
* MANUFACTURER WEBSITE DOES NOT STATE
 

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