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an updated version of the old standby
on February 21, 2015
A redesigned version of the Brita filter that, like many of you, I have been using for years. This new version is the same height as the old (see picture) but with a redesigned top.
Pre-soaking is no longer required, and a new mesh is meant to prevent carbon flecks from leaking into the water. The flecks were always harmless, but unsightly. That new top is also a lot easier to grab-- I have one pitcher where I've needed to use pliers to get a decent enough grip to remove the wet (old-style) filters. Hopefully this new design lets me do the job by hand.
This filter still does what Brita has always done. Remove chlorine, sediment, zinc to make your water taste better, and reduce various other metallic/toxic contaminants that may be present. It makes tap water taste better, potentially makes the water safer, and costs far less than bottled water. Besides that, filtering is much more environmentally-friendly than bottled water (mostly for eliminating the energy costs of packaging and transporting bottled water).
These filters are a good product in a new design, and they continue to be well-priced at Amazon. Recommended.