Berkey vs. Brita Water Filters

When you buy water filter systems, you want to make sure you have all the information especially if you're getting your information online. Educating yourself about the limits and benefits of each product is essential for being able to make a well-informed purchase. Berkey wants to help you by giving valuable product comparison information to assist you as you look at a variety of filters. Berkey water filters are superior in construction, design and filtering ability, but don't just take our word for it. Let's see how Berkey stacks up against the competition.

Maximum filtering capacity:

The largest Berkey water filter system, Crown Berkey, is capable of filtering six gallons of water at a time and comes with a lifetime warranty and free shipping while our travel model still is capable of filtering up to one and a half gallons of water at a time, which means you will always be able to get a substantial amount of clean, fresh, water to drink no matter where you go.

Brita water filter systems available for family and community purchase are currently only available in the pitcher size. The maximum filtering capacity of the largest Brita filter is 80 ounces or a little over half a gallon of water.

Filter Replacement Cost Per Year:

A good filtering system keeps costs down by maximizing the life of the filters so that you don't have to keep replacing them. Even though Berkey systems have a higher initial cost to purchase the whole system, the cost to replace the filters per year is only seventeen dollars total. That estimate is based on filtering roughly eighteen gallons a week for a grand total of nine-hundred thirty-six gallons a year! Just seventeen dollars a year will buy you peace of mind about the quality of your drinking water with a lot more left over!

Brita filtering systems must be replaced regularly, and as a result, the costs for replacing these filters are extremely high. It's estimated that at the same rate of eighteen gallons a week, the cost to continually buy Brita filters would be roughly one-hundred ninety-three dollars a year, an astronomically high number. As you can see, our Berkey filters are the standout winner here hands down in affordability and upkeep costs.

Filtering Capability:

As you shop online for your water filtering system, the most important question to consider is what exactly does the filter you are considering remove? At Berkey, we are proud to say that our filters are capable of removing 100% of pathogens from regular drinking water. That's right, there were no pathogens found in water filtered by a Berkey filter. These filters were rigorously tested by state and EPA laboratories to confirm these results which were absolutely phenomenal.

Currently, Brita filters are capable of removing certain pharmaceutical contaminants like Acetaminophen, Naproxen, and Progesterone, but do not completely eliminate other common contaminants regularly found in drinking water. Their pitchers filters are able to reduce heavy metals like copper, mercury and the chlorine content of your drinking water but not fully get rid of them at this time. Their tap water filter systems are only able to reduce the content of lead, herb and pesticides, chlorine, and sediment, but not fully eliminate these harmful elements from your drinking water.

The Choice is Simple

Brita water filter systems have been exceedingly popular as the water filter systems purchase choice for many years, but the numbers don't lie. Brita filters simply lack the quality and filtering capability necessary. Berkey filters are the winner hands down in quality, longevity, long term affordability, and filtering capability. Browse our online inventory to find a water filter system that fits your needs. Buy Berkey with confidence, knowing that you are getting a superior product that will give you the cleanest drinking water by far.
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