If your tap water tastes bad at home and you're tired of spending money on bottled water and want to make a more sustainable choice, a water filter jug might be just what you need. Read on for our full test of the ZeroWater Filter Jug.
What is it?
ZeroWater 2.8 liter water filter jug RRP: £ 39.99
- 12 cup, 2.8 liter water filter device
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 29.5 x 15 x 28 cm
- 5-stage ion exchange filtration system that removes practically all dissolved solids from your water
- Digital water quality meter included
- Ready pour spout
- Quick nozzle
I have been living at my current address for 9 years now and have never had a full glass of tap water during this time. I really never lived anywhere where the tap water tastes so disgusting, and it's not just me. My fiance, my daughter, my family and my friends all agree – it's mean.
That means I relied on bottled water to drink water, which I don't like doing because I hate contributing to plastic waste, and I had been considering buying a water filter jug for some time when asked whether I wanted to test a ZeroWater filter jug, I took the chance!
I might not only be able to drink tap water again, but because the tap water tastes so bad here, it would be a good test of the effectiveness of the filter.
ZeroWater reduces 99.6% of all solids dissolved in drinking water, which means that trace metals, salts, pesticides and organic compounds are reduced thanks to the patented 5-stage filter, which claims to be much more effective than a conventional filter jug.
When using the jug for the first time, the filter must be screwed in from below. This creates a seal that ensures that only filtered water drips into the lower collecting container of the jug. Then only the upper part has to be filled with tap water and filtered, which takes a few minutes.
I thought it was really great that the ZeroWater comes with a water purity meter. Therefore we made a comparison and read our tap water before and after filtering.
The display directly from the tap showed 34 (which apparently isn't that bad at all), but after filtering the display read 0. Result! Next came the taste test and the filtered water tasted amazing! I can honestly say that I drank more water in the last week than in the last month.
The 2.8 liter jug is large, very large and does not fit my standard size under the fridge. That means we have to hold the jug sideways in the kitchen. I decant the water into a large flask that fits in the fridge, which means that we finally have cold, filtered water with very little effort! If you want something that also fits in a small refrigerator, you should choose the smaller 1.7-liter ZeroWater.
practicability 4.5 / 5
value 4.5 / 5
Overall rating (4.5 / 5)
I am overjoyed with the performance of this filter jug. It works so much better than I would have hoped for and turns my repellent tap water into something that tastes amazing. After a taste test with filtered tap water from Evian and ZeroWater, tap water undoubtedly wins.
The ZeroWater delivers exceptional results and makes water taste fantasticc
I honestly never expected it to change the taste so much, and I'm sure that I will never use bottled water again. At $ 19.99, the replacement filters aren't particularly cheap (their lifespan depends on how hard the filter has to work), but I'd much rather spend money on a replacement filter than bottled water.
The ZeroWater delivers exceptional results, so the water tastes fantastic and we not only use it at home, but probably also take it with us. If your tap water tastes bad, I really can't recommend the ZeroWater enough.
DISCLOSURE | Many thanks to ZeroWater for delivering the presented product for testing. We were not paid to write this review.
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From snowboarding and kayaking to mountain hikes to meditation, Shell shares her travels and micro adventures here on the blog and in various publications for which she has written, Shell has a particular interest in promoting the well-being and the many advantages of natural therapy.
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