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BRITA MAXTRA Water Filter Cartridges - 6 Pack
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115 of 124 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2010
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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112 of 122 people found the following review helpful
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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59 of 67 people found the following review helpful
on 31 May 2012
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2015
Works as intended! Do remember to treat the cartridge before use to remove any loose filter beads.
Though the beads are claimed to be edible, it looks unsightly in a glass of water! Treating the cartridge will only take a few minutes which will allow it to serve it's purpose for a month or more!

Water filtered through these cartridges will inherit a slight hint of sweetness initially, which will fade in distinction over the days. I would like to assume it to be the taste of properly filtered water!

Overall, I highly recommend this product.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2012
(Live in London, you need Brita)

added a customer photo to the product, I was surprised how effective these are

same Tap Water boiled for 10 mins, one is filtered with Brita other one straight from Tap
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2012
One of these filters lasts about 2 months for me living in a country with high lime content in the tap water. I drink at least a litre a day so i reckon thats pretty good going.

Cant realy compare this with other filters as this is my first experience with one but i couldnt reccomend the britta water filter more.

Evrerybody i give a glass of filtered water to can realy notice in comparison to unfiltered water and you can littaraly taste when the filter is full as the difference is huge.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2009
As these items are manufacturer made there is no difference in the product quality if bought elsewhere therefore it comes down to price and this gives a very good unit price for the filters.
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40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2010
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2012
My exotic birds got ill drinking the local tap water!
I started filtering my water and after 3 months i decided to weigh the used Britta filter compared to a soaked new one ....
old dirty filter 3 times the weight of a soaked new one!
I wont be drinking tap water after opening the filter to examine the contents of our so called clean tap drinking water!
and my exotic birds you ask?
In pristine condition and healthy as can be !
Thank you Britta! Bought with a Bosch Hot water dispenser, and a 2 Lt. Britta water jug.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 28 February 2013
Really simple to fit - I love my Brita water jug and surprsingly these filters seem to last an awful long time - am hoping these last at least a month each as my husband seems to drink at least a jug a day of water.
Easy to fit a new filter and easy to see when you need a new one nice and simple really pleased with these
Multi pack means I dont have to remember to be gettng them every month and cuts down on wastage - now just got to findout if I can recycle the old ones anywhere.
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