This ZeroWater filter jug removes virtually all dissolved solids, thanks to their unique 5-stage Ion Exchange Filtration system, to provide you with the purest tasting water. It has a capacity of a 10 cup pitcher and 2 cups in reserve, which is great for a big family or at work. This big jug is well made with a soft grip handle. The lid comes with a detachable water quality meter, a small opening spout and a big removable lid for filling the water.
This unusual size jug also features a one-handed, pull and pour button spout to fill any bottle or cup, which is located at the base of the handle.
If you have been following my blog, you will probably know that I was brought up in Singapore and used to drink from the tap as we had soft water and so had less limescale. Since moving to the UK, I have always lived in hard water areas. As I found out, the hardness of your water is not just dependent on your supplier but also on your postcode. While experts say it is generally not harmful to your health, I believe it affects the taste of water and therefore any beverage made from it.
Since I came to the UK, I have been using a water filter religiously for my family. I will use it for cooking, making drinks for children and all sorts. I think it is so much nicer to drink too. I’ve also not had to descale my kettle for years as it still remains clean. This ZeroWater is so much bigger than my usual filter jug and it won’t fit into my small fridge space.
This filtered jug is not based on a monthly cycle to swap the filter. Instead, it is based on the reading of your filtered water. If your meter reads 006, then you will need to change your filter. Before you use this jug, have a quick measure of your tap water, which may read from 002 to 401+. Then verify the filtered water, which should read 000 as its filtration system should filter all dissolved solids from your water, which may include minerals, salts, metals, chemicals and run-off. Moreover, it removes 99% of all fluoride from your water.
Where we live, the water measures on the typical range (TDS 212 for West Midlands), which means the filter will filter 95 to 150 litres of water. It is important to measure your water, whenever you remember! I think with this method, I will likely forget to check it on a regular basis. I very much prefer to have a warning reminder to tell me than having to check with the meter.
To place the water filter into the water tank is easy peasy, all you need to do is to screw it on and lock it in place. The pour of the water is good. I can’t tell much difference between the water from my old branded jug or from ZeroWater. They both taste equally the same but ZeroWater does give me the confidence of getting the purest water by using the meter reading. I like the one-handed, pull and pour button spout which is useful for my children. Now they just need to pull it to the edge of the kitchen worktop and get their water without spilling it all over the place if the jug was too full. The ZeroWater 12 cup is available from Zerowater.co.uk for £39.99 and Amazon. They do come in various other sizes to suit your needs.
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.