Last Updated on November 28, 2019 by Terry Ohara
ZeroWater Filters and Brita are both great additions that can make tap water safer to drink. Both are with certificated from independent agencies, but for this article, we’ll talk about how much do their results differ, and how much extra budget is needed for such extra filtration.
So I’ve done tons of research about this article, and from what I’ve gathered, ZeroWater 6-cup pitcher offers the elusive taste profile of purified water, while on the other hand, I think Brita delivers more value.
In this review, I’ll focus more on Zero Water Filter vs Brita, but that doesn’t mean that these are the best water filter pitchers out there, there are others which can be ideal for you.
I noted some differences in mineral levels, filtration speed, and taste of course.
The ZeroWater pitcher is definitely more ergonomic, and the one that I used the 10-cup pitcher has a unique design with a spout on the bottom of the pitcher, and that’s great news especially for those who don’t want to lift a heavy pitcher all the time, while on the other hand, you won’t really like the flow rate because it’s so slow.
Other than that, the ZeroWater 6-cup version is more portable and it fits perfectly in your refrigerator, but unlike the 10-cup one, the 6-cup needs refilling more often.
Now, in terms of speed, the Brita filter outperforms ZeroWater with only 40 seconds on average to filter one cup of water, and to be more specific, the ZeroWater filter takes an average of 110 seconds to filter one cup of exceptionally-clean water.
They are the same when it comes to chlorine removal, to be exact, we tried both filters and they were both able to remove all detectable traces of chlorine.
In terms of filter life, Brita rates their standard filter for 40 gallons, while it rates the new Longlast Filter at 120 gallons, while if you compare it to ZeroWater, they have a change of 15 gallons in between for a ZeroWater filter before it becomes unusable and ineffective.
So in other terms, Brita lasts longer, while for the new Longlast filter, after a few weeks and about 10 gallons, the 20% improvement advantage that it had over the Brita filter was gone, which is also another reason which tells that Brita lasts longer.
When it comes to replacing filters, it’s important to note that the ZeroWater system is more effective and better which lets you know what is going on.
In the end, we all want to drink pure water, improved without chlorine and other bacterias that might be there, and using a water filter is the wisest choice you can make. You don’t only benefit in terms of taste, you’ll drink healthier water which can reduce the risk of diseases.