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Brita Maxtra Water Filter Cartridges 12 Pack

by Brita
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,268 customer reviews)

RRP: 55.00
Price: 29.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Brita maxtra water filter cartridges reduce limescale, chlorine and impurities
  • Fits all brita maxtra jug systems and brita partner products
  • Each cartridge lasts for approximately one month for optimum performance
  • Convenient ring pull handle for easy exchange
  • No pre-soaking required
  • 100% recyclable
  • Suitable for all water types

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 10 cm ; 998 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.6 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: 104098
  • ASIN: B001T9N51M
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,268 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

BRITA MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridge

BRITA Water Filter Systems Ltd
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The Water Filter Company
  • BRITA invented the pour-through water filter jug in 1966
  • BRITA filtered water is enjoyed every day by over 250 million people in over 60 countries
  • BRITA is passionate and internationally renowned for its expertise in the field of drinking water optimisation.
  • German design with rigorous performance and quality testing.
  • After care service from UK team with 30 day money back guarantee. Register product for replacement parts service.
Why is water so important?

Hydration is vital to daily living. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly. It helps replenish skin tissues and moisturises the skin. Water flushes out toxins from your organs and intrinsic to any well-balanced diet. Your brain is approximately 90% water, so drinking water makes you more alert and increases your ability to concentrate.

Most health professionals agree that the average human requires 2 litres of water (8 glasses) a day, which is easier when you enjoy the taste.

Why filter your water?

Whilst tap water in the UK is safe to drink it can contain high levels of chlorine which can have a very strong smell and taste. Heavy metals such as lead and copper can also be found in tap water due to both domestic plumbing and supply pipelines. Limescale also affects many people living in the UK.

BRITA filtration reduces limescale, chlorine and metals in your water allowing the natural flavours and aromas in tea and coffee to fully develop. Tea gleams clearly and is free from streaks, food flavours can fully unfold and small domestic appliances are protected against limescale build-up.

What can I use BRITA filtered water for?
Tea test, tea made with unfiltered tap water & tea made with BRITA filtered water
Less limescale, more flavour

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and hot beverages can be made of up to 98% water. So why not improve your cuppa by using BRITA filtered water and reducing the limescale, chlorine and impurities which leaves the oily appearance on top of your hot drinks and stop the full flavour from fully developing.

See and taste the difference with your own tea test. One cup of tea made with unfiltered tap water and then one made with freshly BRITA filtered tap water but be sure to use a kettle which is free of limescale, otherwise your boiled filtered water will end up with bits of scale and will impair the taste and aroma of your tea.

Cook fresh, clear and crisp food using filtered water

For cooking and healthy food

Stocks and soups, rice, lentils, pulses, vegetables and fruit all heavily rely on water either as their base or in their preparation. By using BRITA filtered water you're allowing the flavour of your ingredients to really come through and ensure that you get the best results in your cooking.

Cold refreshing filtered water the convenient way

Enjoy the clear, fresh taste

Use it in your cold drinks for refreshing cordials or try something different and use filtered water in iced tea and coffee. You could make fruit filled ice cubes or refreshing ice lollies, delicious sorbets or fruit salad desserts.

Protect small domestic appliances with BRITA water filtration
Prevents limescale build up

You can use filtered water in your small domestic appliances. With the reduction of limescale, this could help prolong the lifetime of your kettle, coffee machine, steamer, rice cooker, steam mop or iron.

MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridge

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How do the water filters work?

Ion exchange resin reduces the heavy metals in your tap water, including lead and copper. It also reduces the carbonate hardness that causes limescale build-up in kettles and affects the taste and aroma of tea and coffee and the flavour of your food. Granulated activated carbon significantly reduces substances that affect the taste and odour of your tap water. They include chlorine, certain pesticides and organic impurities.

MAXTRA Filter Cartridge

The MAXTRA filter cartridge fits all jug systems and BRITA partner products such as kettles and hot beverage machines. Each filter cartridge last approximately one month, filtering up to 100 litres of water. Preparation is quick and easy, with no pre-soaking required and conveniently exchange using the ring pull handle. Each filter cartridge is 100% recyclable.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No more foul tasting water for us 23 Oct 2011
Size Name:4 Pack|Verified Purchase
Length: 3:00 Mins
After years of putting up with foul tasting water, kettles that didn't last for more than a year and tea / coffee with a scummy residue on top I decided to purchase a water filter. We have been using it now for a couple of months and I have noticed a huge difference in the taste of the water, the look of my tea and coffee and also my kettle doesn't seem to be furring up like it used to.

The Brita jug comes with one cartridge and a sensor which tells you when it is time to change it. It suggests four weeks use but the cartridges do say they last for 100 uses which is roughly a jug refill three times a day for the whole month. If you don't use your water jug that much then the cartridge will last a bit longer even if the sensor tells you to change it.

If you have a Brita Maxtra water filter jug then you do need to purchase these Maxtra water filter cartridges, you can't get away with trying to purchase less expensive ones.

These cartridges come in boxes of four or ten with it being more economical to purchase ten. However, the larger box takes up more storage and you need to outlay more money at the start. I tend to go for the boxes of four as I find it hard to purchase items that are going to last ten months and I just plan to buy more when I need them.

Each of the cartridges are individually packaged in the box so they stay fresh until opened which means that it isn't a problem if you do decide to buy the larger pack.

The cartridges easily click into place inside the inner section of the water filter - just remember not to pull off the ring pull part otherwise they will be difficult to remove - I speak from experience here!
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79 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These do the job 3 Mar 2010
Size Name:4 Pack|Verified Purchase
We recently moved to an area of the country that has extremely hard water. I've been using the Brita water filter system here for a year now, and it absolutely does work. There is no trace of hard water deposits in our heavily used kettle, and the water tastes great. If you read and follow the instructions it does not leave little black bits in the water. I use the filter for a good six weeks (rather than the four weeks it calls for) before replacing it, and have still not seen any lime scale. I do a lot of comparison shopping, and Amazon is the cheapest place I have seen to buy them, as well. It is worth it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Value for money 7 Sep 2012
By Vicky S
Size Name:6 Pack|Verified Purchase
I can feel the difference in water !!! They actually do a great job cleaning the water. At last we got rid of that awful smell and taste of chlorine that our water had!
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good price value 31 May 2012
Size Name:6 Pack|Verified Purchase
I bought the 6-pack from Amazon this week for 16, which I believe is a great price for this pack. Price is fluctuating often up and down, pick it up on the right price. 4=pack is also going between 10-14 here, try to catch the 10 mark. All in all, these filters are great, you can see it clearly in the colour of the tea, if not in the taste of water :)
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes hard water neutral 18 May 2010
By L. Hennessy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Size Name:4 Pack|Verified Purchase
Where I live - Twickenham- the water is very hard (I measured it as having a ph of 8.5 yesterday). This isn't unhealthy as such, but it makes limescale build up in the kettle, and from a gardening point of view makes it difficult for plants to get any nutrients from the water when it's that extreme.

These filters make it a lot better, reducing it to an almost neutral reading of 7.2 - which will make my kettle last much longer. Tea, coffee and food all taste better when using them.

They're meant to last for 30 days according to the literature, but I had one working constantly for 2 months without too much deterioration when I was hard up.

Really worth going to the trouble of purchasing - you'll never go back to straight tap water again!

It will also prolong the life of your water-based kitchen devices like the kettle or the espresso machine if you only use water filtered through the jug first.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good value and quality 28 Dec 2011
By rahrah
Size Name:12 Pack|Verified Purchase
Good value when bought in bulk. Since using these in an area that has a lot of limescale I believe these make a difference- I used to have to frequently vinegar treat the kettle (once every 2 months) but have not had to do this once since I started using brita cartridges 9 months ago.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant! 25 Feb 2012
By S
Size Name:4 Pack|Verified Purchase
I won't go back to drinking regular tap water now that I'm used to the filtered, clean, taste of filtered water. Changing these water filters regularly ensures that I always have a supply of good tasting H2O (yes I can tell the difference!) hence keeping me hydrated throughout the day. Considering each filter lasts around a month, they're rather inexpensive to replace. Wish I'd started drinking filtered water years ago...
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Size Name:4 Pack
I've used these for years and am pretty sure that you can get a pack of 4 cheaper in most supermarkets, during offers, particularly when you take postage into account.

I love the filters, but I wish, as with other filter types, that somebody had come up with an alternative and cheaper version which could be used in place of the brand name "maxtra," because, for those of us on a low income these are very expensive and it's possible to get cheaper versions of the standard type filters.

Also, I'm not sure about the 4 week time limit.

As a single person, I'm pretty sure I must use substantially less water than a "typical" family of 4, so I'm wondering why there is no suggestion of being able to extend use for another 2 weeks, which I have to admit to doing when times are hard!
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