Do Brita Filters Work?

Brita filters are some of the most popular water filters on the market.

They filter out any impurities and keep good minerals and electrolytes. They remove chlorine, lead, copper, and more.

Do Brita Filters Work

Brita has stated that their filters work like a sieve, straining through pure water and leaving any impurities behind. Brita filters are popular, but do they filter your water effectively? Let’s find out more.

What Brita Products Are There?

There are many Brita products depending on what use you have them. These include pitchers, replacement filters, bottles, faucet filters, and dispensers. 

Let’s look at their most popular filters.

Cascade Stream Pitcher

The cascade stream pitcher costs $40 and has a cup capacity of 12. You should change the filter every two months, and there is an electronic filter sensor on the, telling you how often you need to change it.

The time you need to change it may be more frequent if the water is hard in your area.

Everyday Pitcher With Filter

This pitcher is for everyday use, and you can keep it in the fridge. It has a 10-cup capacity, and the filter may last up to 6 months. The longevity will depend on the hardness of the water in your local area. 

Ultraslim Water Dispenser

This water dispenser costs slightly over $40 and can hold over 25 cups (ca. 6 l). It needs its filter changing at least every two months. The filter needs to be changed more often because the water continuously streams through it.

Ultramax Water Dispenser With Long Lasting Filter

The Ultramax water dispenser costs slightly over $40 and can hold over 18 cups. Additionally, it can store up to a gallon of fresh water. Its filter can last up to 6 months and removes 99% of lead. 

Filtering Water Bottle – Hard Plastic

Perhaps one of Brita’s most popular products, it holds 36 ounces of water and can be put in the dishwasher. The filter in this bottle needs replacing every two months, but this also depends on where you live.

What Do Brita Filters Remove?

What Do Brita Filters Remove

Brita filters are incredibly effective at removing harmful substances not designed for consumption. These include: 

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Zinc
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene 
  • Chlorine
  • Copper

Why Filter Water?

The public consensus about filtering water differs, but it is common to filter water in the US. In the US, water filters remove any contaminants from the water before it becomes available at the faucet. 

Hard water has a different taste and smells than soft water, and soft water tends to be more palatable for many people. The viscosity of the water is slightly softer and thinner when the water is filtered, too.

The taste of soft water is less than the taste of hard water, but drinking hard water is better for your body and immune system. 

The Use Of Fluoride

A lot of public water systems use fluoride to filter their water. It is not harmful, but it can reduce tooth decay. It may be one of the reasons that people in the US tend to have better dental hygiene than in other areas of the world. 


Chlorine is used in public water systems to kill and disinfect any potential germs and bacteria within the water. Although you shouldn’t ingest chlorine, small amounts do not act as a harmful substance to humans. 

Why Use Brita Filters Over Public Filtration? 

Public water filtration is fine, but as we know from the information above, some chemicals aren’t wanted when filtering your water. Public water filtration systems cannot always remove these. 

People with health issues may prefer to use Brita filters as opposed to public filtration systems because they may be susceptible to being affected by some chemicals present within the latter.

In the US, you can find out what chemicals are in the publicly filtered water to determine if it is safe to drink for those with health issues. It is called a customer confidence report. 

Do Brita Filters Work? 

So, do Brita filters work? Brita filters do work, and they are effective at filtering out the majority of impurities present in water. However, they do not remove all impurities, which is a common misconception many people may have about the filters.

Brita filters manage to reduce the contaminants of lead, copper, chlorine, and any bacteria, but it does not eliminate them. 

Their filters are activated carbon-based, meaning the impurities will get trapped in the filter, reacting with the activated carbon. The different kinds of Brita filters use various ways of filtering, but they all achieve filtered water by catching the flow of water and filtering it thoroughly. 

Activated carbon filters are very effective, but they are in no way the most effective types of filters on the market. The best filters are type three filters, and Brita filters are type one filters. 

Final Thoughts

Brita filters are effective small filters that are affordable. They are pretty good at filtering water, although they do not eliminate the impurities in hard water. 

Thank you for reading!

Mandy Anderson
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