Water Filter Cartridges for Fresh, Clean H2O

Water filters only work for as long as the cartridges are effective. Most jugs and taps require monthly replacements, so investing in a multipack makes sense.

Woman drinking water.
Keep your clean water supply in stock with multiple water cartridges.Pexels

Bottled water is not only expensive, but also bad for the environment (in terms of both packaging and import/export miles), while the water that comes straight from the tap can contain high levels of chlorine, lead, and other heavy metals and particles. Water filters are a great option for reducing potentially harmful elements and ensuring a fresh, clean taste. Your kettle will also thank you, as filtering water reduces limescale. But remember to replace cartridges regularly. Here’s what to look for.

BRITA MAXTRA+ water filter cartridges, compatible with all BRITA jugs for chlorine and limescale reduction, 6 pack

Long-Term

Suitable for most models, and made of recyclable materials.Amazon

All water is not created equal. Depending on where you live, the water you get from your tap can vary widely. Filter jugs and taps are particularly helpful for those who live in hard water areas, where the water has more deposits, which also build up more quickly inside kettles.

BRITA P1000 water filter cartridge, compatible with all BRITA filter taps for chlorine and limescale reduction, 1 pack

No Jug Necessary

If constantly refilling a bottle is too much hassle, these can be fitted directly to a sink.Amazon

In very hard-water areas indeed, it might be worth investing in a filter tap or waterbar system, which provides fresh, free-flowing water, with reduced heavy metals etc, for cooking as well as drinking and boiling. Just like jugs, however, waterbar systems require their cartridges to be replaced regularly.

Waterdrop TÜV SÜD, NSF Certified Water Filter Replacement Brita Maxtra Plus Cartridges for All Old Brita Jugs and Water Flow Tank, Reduces Chlorine (Not Suitable for New Jugs) (6)

Charitable Support

The brand also helps children in Sub-Saharan Africa.Amazon

Some cartridges are only compatible with particular brands and models of jugs while others are more generic, suitable for a broad range of filter brands. Check carefully before you buy though, as some cheaper, generic makes may not fit older or newer jugs.

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