The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020

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water filter - The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020

There’s nothing better than a nice, cold glass of water. Except of course, a nice, cold glass of filtered water, so you can be sure there’s no nasties hidden away inside. And that leads into the next question. What’s the right water filter pitcher for you? Let’s take a look together. 

Product

Key Features

Dimensions

Price

71vdxYViGvL. AC SL1500  - The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020
  • Soft grip handle. 
  • Electronic display for showing when filter needs changing.
  • Height: 10.16”
  • Width: 5.77”
  • Length/Depth: 11”
  • Weight: 2.48lbs.
  • Holds around 10 cups of water.
616hEdDJXRL. AC SL1200  - The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020
  • Comfort grip handle.
  • Filters much more quickly than others.
  • Sensor light indicator for when filter needs changing.
  • Height: 11.25”  
  • Width: 6.75” 
  • Length/ Depth: 10.63”
  • Weight: 2.5lbs
  • Holds around 11 cups of water.
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  • Claim to remove more contaminants through a 5 stage filtration, including being the only product to remove lead.
  • Height: 12.25” 
  • Width: 6” 
  • Length/ Depth: 11.63” 
  • Weight: 1lb
  • Holds 10 cups of water.
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  • Larger storage, nice design. 
  • Filters out 65% of fluoride - something no other filter claims to filter.
  • Height: 11.02”
  • Width: 6.1”
  • Length/ Depth: 11.8” 
  • Weight: 2.65lbs
  • Holds around 3.5liters, or 14.5 cups of water.
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  • 7 Stage Water Filter System
  • Produces more than 200 gallons of filtered water per filter - around 5 times more than most.
  • Height: 10.4”
  • Width: 5.3”
  • Length/ Depth: 10”
  • Weight: 2lbs
  • Holds around 10 cups of water. 

Product

PH RESTORE Alkaline Water Pitcher Ionizer

Dimensions

11 x 5.5 x 10.2 inches

Weight

2.1 pounds

Manufacturer

Invigorated Living

Customer Reviews

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Price

$$$

Product

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher

Dimensions

11 x 10.8 x 5.5 inches

Weight

2.4 pounds

Manufacturer

Aquagear®

Customer Reviews

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Price

$$$

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Clear Genius Water Pitcher Filtration System FWP-1

Dimensions

10 x 5 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1.8 pounds

Manufacturer

Clear Genius

Customer Reviews

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Price

$

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DRAGONN Alkaline Water Pitcher

Dimensions

12.1 x 5 x 4 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

DRAGONN

Customer Reviews

95 %
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Price

$$

Product

Brita 10 Cup Everyday BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter

Dimensions

10.9 x 5.6 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

Brita

Customer Reviews

95 %
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Price

$$

Product

PH RESTORE Alkaline Water Pitcher Ionizer

Dimensions

11 x 5.5 x 10.2 inches

Weight

2.1 pounds

Manufacturer

Invigorated Living

Customer Reviews

90 %
100

Price

$$$

Product

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher

Dimensions

11 x 10.8 x 5.5 inches

Weight

2.4 pounds

Manufacturer

Aquagear®

Customer Reviews

90 %
100

Price

$$$

Product

Clear Genius Water Pitcher Filtration System FWP-1

Dimensions

10 x 5 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1.8 pounds

Manufacturer

Clear Genius

Customer Reviews

100 %
100

Price

$

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DRAGONN Alkaline Water Pitcher

Dimensions

12.1 x 5 x 4 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

DRAGONN

Customer Reviews

95 %
100

Price

$$

Product

Brita 10 Cup Everyday BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter

Dimensions

10.9 x 5.6 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

Brita

Customer Reviews

95 %
100

Price

$$

Product

PH RESTORE Alkaline Water Pitcher Ionizer

Dimensions

11 x 5.5 x 10.2 inches

Weight

2.1 pounds

Manufacturer

Invigorated Living

Customer Reviews

75 %
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Price

$$$

Product

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher

Dimensions

11 x 10.8 x 5.5 inches

Weight

2.4 pounds

Manufacturer

Aquagear®

Customer Reviews

75 %
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Price

$$$

Product

Clear Genius Water Pitcher Filtration System FWP-1

Dimensions

10 x 5 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1.8 pounds

Manufacturer

Clear Genius

Customer Reviews

75 %
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Price

$

Product

DRAGONN Alkaline Water Pitcher

Dimensions

12.1 x 5 x 4 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

DRAGONN

Customer Reviews

75 %
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Price

$$

Product

Brita 10 Cup Everyday BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter

Dimensions

10.9 x 5.6 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

Brita

Customer Reviews

75 %
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Price

$$

Product

PH RESTORE Alkaline Water Pitcher Ionizer

Dimensions

11 x 5.5 x 10.2 inches

Weight

2.1 pounds

Manufacturer

Invigorated Living

Customer Reviews

75 %
Fill Counter

Price

$$$

Product

Aquagear Water Filter Pitcher

Dimensions

11 x 10.8 x 5.5 inches

Weight

2.4 pounds

Manufacturer

Aquagear®

Customer Reviews

75 %
Fill Counter

Price

$$$

Product

Clear Genius Water Pitcher Filtration System FWP-1

Dimensions

10 x 5 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1.8 pounds

Manufacturer

Clear Genius

Customer Reviews

75 %
Fill Counter

Price

$

Product

DRAGONN Alkaline Water Pitcher

Dimensions

12.1 x 5 x 4 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

DRAGONN

Customer Reviews

75 %
Fill Counter

Price

$$

Product

Brita 10 Cup Everyday BPA Free Water Pitcher with 1 Filter

Dimensions

10.9 x 5.6 x 10.5 inches

Weight

1 pounds

Manufacturer

Brita

Customer Reviews

75 %
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Price

$$

71vdxYViGvL. AC SL1500  - The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020

First I tried the Brita Grand Pitcher. We all know that Brita is a really big brand in this space, so it was time to see what the fuss was about.

Pros

  • It definitely functions well, and the filtration happens relatively quickly so no need to wait too long for that well earned glass of water.
  • It fits into most fridge doors too which is another plus.
  • The replacement filters are a reasonable price due to the fact that they can be bought via many retailers both physical and online, so no matter where you are, you can easily replace them. 

Cons

  • However, the flaps are a little flimsy so you will need to be very careful and not lackadaisical when you pour the water, as otherwise they may break. 

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Next up I gave the other big player in the market a run out PUR.

Pros

  • First impressions were of a really nice design, that fit well with my kitchen and I liked the sleekness of the lid display - a simple light indicator to let me know when to change the filters.
  • Like the Brita, the filters are readily available in a wide selection of retailers online and in stores, making the prices reasonable and meaning I can always have filtered water.
  • The lid is fitted very well too, making it harder to break, or leak. 

Cons

  • On the flip side, I did find after about a week of use that I had to unclog the filter already - which didn’t fill me with much confidence that the water was properly filtered after that.

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So, for the first time in my life I tried a water filter that was not either Brita or Pur.

Pros

  • I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect at first, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a water filter that works to a really high level - filtering out more TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) than the other 2.
  • It also lasted for ages, a friend of mine has told me that theirs doesn’t need changing for almost 6 months at a time. It’s a good design too that seems to work.

Cons

  • Because of the high quality filters, it does tend to mean that replacements are quite on the pricey side.
  • You also won’t find them quite as freely in stores like the Pur or Brita ones.
  • There is a tap dispenser as well as a spout option, however, when you try to use the tap dispenser it won’t work very well so it just adds a random object jutting out to make it non-streamlined for my fridge. 

71jY5vWjWrL. SL1500  - The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020

Pros

  • First off, the Naples Naturals isn’t just a normal filter, it is an Alkaline Water filter which is going to appeal to some of you guys, and put off the rest.
  • This is a real advantage to those who have a higher acidity level in their stomach and want something that will help to soothe that by drinking alkaline water.

Cons

  • The downside here really is the filter though - In getting the pitcher ready for use, you have to put water through the filter 3 times and dump the water. After I did these 3, on the 4th one, the filter clogged up. The instructions say this happens in "exceptional cases”, however, I tried again and again on the 4th fill up, it became clogged again. The remedy is to take the reservoir out of the pitcher and tap the filter repeatedly.

61X13REwl9L. AC SL1500  - The 5 Best Water Filter Pitchers That You Have To Check Out in 2020

Next up, it was time for the incredibly named, Waterdrop Chubby. 

Pros

  • Firstly, I really loved the design of this one. The look and especially the handle really reminded me of a baby cup, but you can tell it’s designed for anyone to be able to handle well, including those with arthritic hands/ fingers.
  • The filters are really well priced and the water filters through quickly, but thoroughly so you don’t have to wait long for a nice glass of properly filtered water. 

Cons

  • I did find that the lid sometimes wanted to jump off whilst I was pouring, so make sure to pour it carefully.
  • I was also a little concerned with how fast the filtering worked, as it made me a little nervous as to how much filtering actually happened. However, when drinking, there was a definite difference in the taste of the water. This may not be a good filter for those who live in typically high TDS areas. 

Tips on How to Choose The Best Water Filter Pitcher

When it comes to selecting a water filter pitcher that’s best for you, there’s simply no “one size fits all” answer. It all depends on factors like your budget, convenience and cost of buying replacement filters, the intended users, where you live, and how sturdy it may be. 

The first thing you should know is that water is pumped from dams through pipes to water filtration plants and then to storage reservoirs. From there, it mostly flows by gravity to people's homes, schools and businesses in pipes called water mains. Some rain falling in catchments infiltrates into the ground and is called groundwater. 

Each water filtration plant may have a slightly different treatment process, depending on where the water is sourced, or local suggestions on what needs to be filtered. This is why when you travel overseas or sometimes even interstate, you have to drink from bottled water unless a filter is available. 

Consider the Water Source in your Local Area

When looking at what water filter to choose, you need to first think about where you live, as some areas are higher in TDS than others. For example, Arizona is known for having a high level of TDS in the water supply, and this means you will need a filter that can filter out more than in other areas. It also means you may need to get ready to pay more on the replacement filters. 

Consider the Replacement Filters

This is not just a once off purchase, as you will have to restock on the filters every 1-6 months, depending on the filter. Most are within 1-2 months. You should be able to get packs of 2 for $10-$20 for most water filter pitchers. 

Consider this ongoing cost as part of the purchase, and buy accordingly. If convenience in being able to replace the filters pretty much wherever you are is a concern, then Pur or Brita are most likely the best bet. However, if you live in a city centre somewhere, then chances are you can find replacement filters for any brand. 

Consider the Size of Your Fridge

In the same way that water filter pitchers vary in size, so too do fridges. Remember that to work properly the pitcher will need to stand upright, most likely making its home in the fridge door, where space tends to be a premium. Going for a larger pitcher with more volume might seem like a good convenient idea, until you can’t fit it in your fridge! 

Consider All The Likely Users

If it’s just you in the home who will use it, then job done, I guess. However, if you’re like me then you have kids and grandparents and close friends using it. Not everyone will be as careful as you might be - and you don’t want to have a family episode just because your water filter pitcher wasn’t sturdy enough for your 5 year old to work it. 

Quick Video Guide

Whilst I was looking I came across this great youtube video, breaking down a lot of the pros and cons of some water filter pitchers too. He didn’t look at all of the same pitchers that I did, but most of them will be similar and it’s still relevant!

My Final Verdict

After trying the 5 different water filter pitchers for a good period of time, I of course had to pick out the best one for me. I live in an Inner City with a fairly low comparative level of TDS so I didn’t need to have a filter that had more than 5 stages.

Going into it, I was sure that I would settle on a Brita or a Pur, but in the end I found the Waterdrop Chubby perfect for me and my family, due to the sturdiness, speed of filtration, and the handle being both child and grandparent friendly. 

And if you're looking for a water filter dispenser, check out my another article of the 5 Best Water Filter Dispensers 2020.

Having problems with your PUR water filter? Get some useful tips from my comprehensive guide of the most common 20 PUR water filter problems and how to fix them.

Happy reading! Leave me a comment for a further chat. 

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