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Water Filter Pitchers?

What are you using?
I have had the Brita. Was sort of OK.
Then switched to a Zero Water. Terrible. Stinks of Fish after only 4 weeks. Expensive filters.

Thanks.
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Been using a Mavea for 2 years now, no problems. Water filters bit more expensive than Brita, can get them around 6.88 per or 19.99 for 3 (on sale) on Amazon.
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ateddybear wrote: Been using a Mavea for 2 years now, no problems. Water filters bit more expensive than Brita, can get them around 6.88 per or 19.99 for 3 (on sale) on Amazon.
Thank you. They are on my list.
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Doesn't Brita own Mavea? Have you tried: Pur Cr-6000C 2-Stage Oval Water Pitcher With Led Indicator? Carried in US but can be bought from Amazon
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Yes, Brita Germany = Mavea.
Brita (Canada) = some third party company who bought the brand from Brita Germany.

Another way to look at it:
Mavea = new generation
Brita (Canada) = old tech

Never used Mavea, but I'm okay with Brita.
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rabbit wrote: Yes, Brita Germany = Mavea.
Brita (Canada) = some third party company who bought the brand from Brita Germany.

Another way to look at it:
Mavea = new generation
Brita (Canada) = old tech

Never used Mavea, but I'm okay with Brita.
Hmm, never knew that.

As far as the smelling like fish goes, did you ever clean it? I had a cheap water bottle do this or seemed to after I started taking an antibiotic for strep throat. May have just been bad timing.

I was looking at the stainless steel brita filter eArlier on Amazon but it was too expensive just to have the look and had bad reviews. Seems like zero water is off my list now as well
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Thank you to all for your valuable help. Great information.
Looks like I will go to the Mavea.

Picked one up at Home Outfitters. 15% discount on everything this weekend.
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Update.
Had the Mavea for a month now. What do I think of it? Absolutely no comparison to the Zero Water.
The design is far superior to Zero. Far easier to take out of the `Fridge. Does not overfill and flow into the filtered water. Has an instant read out of the filter level. No fishy smell. Tastes great.
Price on the Zero filter averages out at about $21 cdn. with taxes. Maeva filter $9.0 with taxes.
Zero water have a lot of hype. Filters this, filters that, etc. To me it is all about taste and smell.
Happy that I came here and gave me the choices. Thank you.
Mavea wins hands down.
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Pitcher filters are too expensive for what they do. You are much better off on a cost per litre basis to put in a relatively cheap single stage under-the-sink filter like this Culligan model from Amazon for $65 - https://www.amazon.ca/Culligan-US-EZ-1- ... ter+filter. The filters (about $30 each) are good for 3000 gallons (assuming US gallons which would be over 11,000 L) vs the standard Brita filter (about $7 each) is good for approx 100 gallons (which would be approx 370 L). If you do the math, filtered water from an under-sink-filter cost 0.2 cents a litre while a Brita would cost 1.9 cents a litre.
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craftsman wrote: Pitcher filters are too expensive for what they do. You are much better off on a cost per litre basis to put in a relatively cheap single stage under-the-sink filter like this Culligan model from Amazon for $65 - https://www.amazon.ca/Culligan-US-EZ-1- ... ter+filter. The filters (about $30 each) are good for 3000 gallons (assuming US gallons which would be over 11,000 L) vs the standard Brita filter (about $7 each) is good for approx 100 gallons (which would be approx 370 L). If you do the math, filtered water from an under-sink-filter cost 0.2 cents a litre while a Brita would cost 1.9 cents a litre.
I had been thinking about something like this. I have a Culligan Shop near me. Thank you.

For sale. Reasonable new water filter. Lol.
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A nice side benefit of an under-the-sink filter is that you don't have to fill the &*%&) pitcher as well! :)
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redpattison wrote: What are you using?
I have had the Brita. Was sort of OK.
Then switched to a Zero Water. Terrible. Stinks of Fish after only 4 weeks. Expensive filters.

Thanks.
How about water boiler? No filter need to buy. It remove chlorine and remove any bacteria.

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