*ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready Pour Pitcher Water Filter Review
*I received this product for free but the opinions are my own.
One of the things that I wrote about in my first post in nearly a year was about wanting to be more environmentally friendly. Don't get me wrong I have recycled for as long as I can remember, but as a recycler I had never really thought about what happened to the items I recycled such as plastic bottles. I have never liked to drink tap water and have always bought bottled water for the gym and for taking to work, but it's only when you see the damage plastic does to the environment, especially the ocean and the animals that live there, that you realise just recycling isn't enough.
I want to make the effort to drink more water, but at the same time I do not want to add to the single use plastic that is out there already. I was recently offered the chance to try out ZeroWater 12 Cup Ready Pour Pitcher Water Filter* which is a great alternative to bottled water.
It's so easy to use you just remove the lid and screw in the filter, fill the reservoir with cold water and let all the water pass through the filter the first time you use it and then empty out the water (I use it to water plants) and then refill it again and you have great tasting water without the impurities from the tap. I hate the taste of tap water which is why I have always bought bottled water, but this tastes as good as bottled water. I just fill it up each morning and drink it throughout the day and this way I can keep track of how much water I have consumed that day.
It even comes with at TDS (total dissolved solids) Water Quality Meter so that you can test the quality of your water. When I tested the water out of the filter it registered as 000. When I tested my unfiltered water from the tap it registered as 70 which is in the typical range according to ZeroWater and doesn't seem that different, but the taste is so much nicer with the water filtered. According to their website ZeroWater reduces 99.6% of all total dissolved solids in drinking water, delivering the purest tasting water in minutes. Based on the reading I got from my unfiltered water I should get approx 150 litres before I need to buy a new filter.
One point to note is that this size pitcher is not designed to fit in your fridge, but there are different sizes and the smallest version which holds 7 cups is designed to fit in your fridge. There is also a pull and pour button sprout which you can use to easily fill up reusable bottles.
ZeroWater Ready Pour Pitchers can be purchased directly from their website here. They cost between £24.99 for a 7 cup Pitcher to £44.99 for the 23 cup pitcher (the 12 cup costs £39.99). The replacement filters come in a range of quantities and cost £19.99 for 1 up to £89.99 for 8. I must say I do like the fact that they offer a range of sizes for the Pitchers and quantities for the filters so you can purchase the right one depending on the size of your household and how much water you are likely to use.
I will definitely carry on using the ZeroWater Pitcher and I'm no longer going to buy bottled water as I have reusable travel bottles that I am using to take water out of the house with me.
This product gets a big thumbs up from me, it reduces my plastic use, I am drinking more water and it's quick and simple to use. It will also save me money not purchasing the bottled water anymore which is always a positive. This is a great product for anyone who is wanting to build a more sustainable lifestyle.