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.
Berkey vs Competitors
See how the Berkey matches up with some of the main competitors and filtration methods on the market today. We take an in depth look and compare the cost, filtration results, and how each works.
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.
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|Model||Big Berkey||Cergrav||AquaCrock||Pro Big||GSS-2||Gravidyn|
|Base System Cost||$278||$139||$399||$279||$229||$294.95|
|Base Daily Output (GPD)||84||10||18||9||14||24|
|Max Daily Output (GPD)||168||25||18||18.5||20||24|
|Maximum Gallons Per Filter||3,000||535||535||1,500||535||730|
|Replacement Time Limit||No time limit||6 mo.||2 years||10 mo.||6 mo.||6 mo.|
|Price Of Elements (each)||$60||$30||$36||$69.50||$36||$59.95|
|Approx. Cost Per Gallon||2 ¢||5.6 ¢||6.7 ¢||4.6 ¢||6.7 ¢||8.2 ¢|
|Food Color Test||Pass||Fail||Fail||Pass||Fail||Fail|
|Turbidity Flow Rate Test||Pass||Pass||Pass||Pass||Pass||Pass|
|Test Results Available||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Tested to NSF Standards||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NSF Certified Claimed||No||No||No||Yes||No||No|
|Guarantee||6mo./2yr||*||1 Year||1 Year||*||*|
|System Cost w/Max Elements||$388||$274||$399||$353.50||$319||$219|
|System Material||AISI Stainless||HDPE||Ceramic||Stainless||AISI Stainless||Silicone|
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Household Water Filters
|Model||Big Berkey||AQ-4000||Faucet Filter||SY-2300||H-54||Plus FM-3000|
|Replacement Filter Cost||$120||$49||$20||$50||$101||$17.99|
|Price Per Gallon "Cost Of Use"||2 ¢||11 ¢||20 ¢||10 ¢||13.4 ¢||17 ¢|
|Filters Last (gallons)||6000||450||100||500||750||100|
|Total Cost For 6000 Gallons||$278||$627||$1214||$710||$904||$1037|
|Removes Viruses||Yes >99.99%||No||No||No||No||No|
|Removes Chlorine||Yes >99.99%||Yes 99%||Yes 99%||Yes 97%||Yes 88%||Yes 98%|
|Yes >99.99%||Yes 99%||Yes 95%||Yes 98%||Yes 96%|
|Removal of THM's||Yes >99.99%||Yes >99.99%||No||Yes 95%||No||No|
|Removal of VOC's||Yes >99.99%||Yes >99.99%||No||Yes 95%||No||No|
|Removes Lindane||Yes >99.99%||Yes 95%||Yes 99%||Yes 99%||No||Yes|
|Removes Alachlor||Yes >99.99%||Yes 98%||Yes 99%||Yes 99%||No||No|
|Removes Atrazine||Yes >99.99%||Yes 97%||Yes 92%||Yes 97%||No||Yes 96%|
|Removes Benzene||Yes >99.99%||Yes 99%||Yes 96%||yes 99%||No||No|
|Removes TCE||Yes >99.99%||Yes 99%||Yes 99%||Yes 99%||No||No|
|Removes Fluoride||Yes, with the
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