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5.0 out of 5 stars No more foul tasting water for us, 23 Oct 2011
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This review is from: BRITA Maxtra Water Filter Cartridges 4 Pack (Kitchen & Home)
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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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Initial post: 2 Jul 2012 18:12:03 BDT
Lego Man says:
Does the jug need to be washed with detergent on a regular basis?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 17:06:36 BDT
PsychoPigeon says:
Wouldn't use detergent, some baking soda and vinegar will do the job

Posted on 12 Sep 2012 15:00:51 BDT
the best way to solve the problem with your iron is. if you have a dehumidifier, is to use the water from the catchment tray as it provides excellent demineralised water

Posted on 7 Aug 2013 21:48:12 BDT
Lego Man says:
You say not to pull the ring pull and then you say to pull the ring pull to remove it. Which is it?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2013 06:43:21 BDT
Stephen says:
You could read the review which states; "just remember not to pull OFF the ring pull"

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2013 10:36:52 BDT
Lego Man says:
The ring doesn't matter. It makes no difference to the functioning of the filter cartridge, and I was easily able to remove the old filter by simply grasping the two gripped sections of the filter and pulling it out, just as I had used them to fit it in place 4 weeks previously. The ring is irrelevant, making no difference to the product in practical use.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2014 08:04:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Apr 2014 08:05:27 BDT
Paul S says:
There's always one :p

She clearly states that she 'pulled the ring off in the beginning' but 'Don't pull the ring off ""AS IT IS USED TO REMOVE THE FILTER"" - most would deduce from this that she was explaining that in the beginning she erroneously removed the ring thinking it was some seal and to HELP others she is warning us of this and explaining why you shouldn't...

The Key is She said 'Don't pull the ring OFF not 'Pull/Don't Pull' - So on initial fitting, do not pull the ring OFF the filter and when it is time to replace said filter, then pull the ring to remove THE FILTER!!

I know how old this post is but you may still confuse some poor soul :-o


In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2014 03:24:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Apr 2014 03:30:05 BDT
Lego Man says:
Stephen and Paul S, my first comment was made before I saw the item in the flesh The video reviewer says she ''pulled it off, advises don't pull it off, then use the ring to pull it out...'' I pointed out an obvious stupid part of the review which was not clear to those who didn't know what she was on about. And if you want to accuse anyone of stupidity, then perhaps pick on those who don't read instructions. Even though they are entirely diagramatic, the instructions are clear and at no point is the user advised to remove the ring. It is merely an aid to remove the filter when it's time to replace it. My comment of 7 Aug 2013 was made before I purchased the item; my comment of 21 Sep 2013 was made after I'd used the product for some time. I think you owe me an apology, because I have been grievously offended and falsely accused of stupidity!
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