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I want to like it more
on May 20, 2013
The Berkey water purifier bottle does what it claims, making water safer to drink. The positive is the filtration is wonderful and you have a piece of mind with almost any water. The negatives are two, it takes a bit of used to because you have to squeeze and suck through the straw to drink and it's not an easy effort like drinking a large pop soda, the other more serious one is I've seen cases where the straw on top has "mold" develop, YUCK. The straw inside the bottle is easy to replace if necessary but not the top one. This is over time as you use the water bottle. Sure you can wash the inside of the bottle and replace the inside straw but you can't do anything for the straw on top outside of the bottle and it's not replaceable so you end up having a filter that can last and last, but you're sucking on the same dirty straw for months. :(
Until Berkey decides to fix it, it's just okay (3 stars). I like the filtration but it's not a product I have rave or heavily recommend. I suppose a q-tip with bleach may work and you just flush out water through it a bit but Berkey should really reconsider resolving the issue.
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