Drinking enough water every day is one of those essential things that many people neglect. The benefits of staying hydrated are countless, and they include improved alertness, better joint health, and clearer skin. One of the best ways to stay hydrated is to turn drinking water into a subconscious habit. If you keep a reusable water bottle with you when you go out, the fact that it’s with you makes it more likely that you’ll reach for it.
When you’re at home or the office, keeping a water filter nearby or in the fridge will encourage you to drink water while you’re at your desk or on the couch. Filtered water tastes better than tap, and filters remove some of the impurities found in tap water. Plus, if you’re a regular coffee drinker and you use a drip coffee maker or espresso machine, using filtered water can potentially improve the taste and extend the life of your machine. Read on for some of our picks for the best water filter pitchers you can buy on Amazon.
1. Brita Large 10 Cup Water Filter Pitcher
This Brita filter is designed to reduce impurities like copper, cadmium, and mercury found in tap water. The large size makes it easy to refill it once or twice and have enough water throughout the day.
Pros: Improved taste over tap, large capacity.
Cons: Reservoir is hard to remove for cleaning, and the lid must be entirely removed to refill reservoir.
2. Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher
This filter is considerably more expensive than others, but it’s designed to do more. It’s designed to filter out lead, fluoride, and mercury. Plus, they donate clean water to those in need.
Pros: Made in the US, filters out more contaminants than other kinds of filters.
Cons: Filtration takes a long time.
3. Brita Small 5 Cup Water Filter Pitcher
This 5 cup pitcher comes with an electronic indicator that notifies you when it’s time to change your filter. It has the same filter capabilities as the larger 10-cup Brita option, just in a smaller container.
Pros: Electronic indicator for changing the filter, available in charming colors like red and turquoise.
Cons: Several users found it annoying that the entire top had to be removed to refill the reservoir, rather than having a flip-top design.