Brita™ Water Pitcher Filter Review

In this review, we will compare the Brita filter to the two Epic Water Filter pitcher filters based on available data. You will be happy to know that each Epic Water Filter lasts for 150 gallons per filter. Sadly, you will be switching your Brita filter about every other month since their filters only last about 40 gallons. According to Brita's website "Our replacement filters reduce many of the undesired extras that come out of your tap. Our redesigned filters no longer require pre-soak, and won't leave black flecks in your water. Replace every 40 gallons or every two months for best results."

Also, you might wonder what does the Brita standard granular activated carbon filter really remove? According to their testing "Your Brita pitcher and dispenser filter helps reduce the amount of chlorine, copper, cadmium and mercury — all of which may be found in tap water."

And what does Brita think about fluoride? This comes directly from Brita's website "Some municipal tap water contains fluoride. Brita® filters keep a healthy level of fluoride, a water additive that promotes strong teeth."  

Brand Name: Brita™
Manufacturer: Brita GmbH 
Models:  UltraMax Dispenser, Monterey, Grand, Slim, Lake, Capri, Wave, Metro, Soho, Almafi, Everyday, Pacifica, Space Saver, Stainless, Infinity Wifi
ASIN: B004GNGID0, B015SY3VGM, B015SY3W7K, B00006J6WX, B07H8T3QP4
Type of Filter: All Brita's use GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) - See GAC Filters vs Carbon Block Filters

So how does Brita compare against Epic Water Filters at removing real contaminants found in tap water? Or, you might have wondered: does my Brita really work? Does my Brita remove lead? Does my Brita remove fluoride? Does my Brita remove chlorine? Does my Brita remove PFC, PFOA, PFOS, PFAS? Let's take a look. 

Compared to: Epic Water Filters Nano & Pure Water Filter Pitchers

Designed to remove up to 99.99% of all tap water contaminants, the Epic Pure Water Filter Pitcher and the Epic Nano Water Filter Pitchers are the most sensible choice in water purification today. All filters are replaceable and tested to the highest industry standards. Our filters are tested to and exceed NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, 401, P473, & P231(Nano only) for contaminant reduction. With each filter capable of purifying 150 gallons (568 litres) of water, water filter pitchers from Epic Water Filters are not only a great economical choice but a great environmental one as it is our mission to reduce the use of plastic water bottles. 

Below you will find a video of our "Seriously Dirty Water Challenge" between Brita and Epic Water Filters along with a chart showing a comparison between the different filter technologies. Read onto see how we measure up.

Brand Name: Epic Water Filters
Manufacturer: Epic Water Filters
Type of Filter: 
1. Pure - Solid Carbon Block 
2. Nano - Patented American Made Nanotechnology wrapped fabric. 

Brita™ is a registered trademark of Brita GmbH based in Taunusstein, Germany. Epic Water Filters™ is a registered trademark of Epic Life, Inc. based in the Colorado. 

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April Jones
A Colorado based hiker, nature lover & water quality expert