7 Best Water Filter Jugs in the UK

Budget
BRITA Aluna Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and Impuities, White, 2.4 L
Value-for-Money
BRITA Elemaris XL water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, White, 3.5L
The Best
Epic Pure Water Filter Jug, Without BPA, Removes Fluoride, Lead, Chromium 6, Removes PFOS PFOA,...
Title
BRITA Aluna Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and Impuities, White, 2.4 L
BRITA Elemaris XL water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, White, 3.5L
Epic Pure Water Filter Jug, Without BPA, Removes Fluoride, Lead, Chromium 6, Removes PFOS PFOA,...
Rating
Total Capacity
2.4 litres
3.5 litres
3.50 litres
Filtered Volume Capacity
1.4 Litres
2 Litres
2 litres
Material
Plastic
Polypropylene
100% BPA-Free Food Grade Material
Price
£10.50
£17.49
£59.00
Budget
BRITA Aluna Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and Impuities, White, 2.4 L
Title
BRITA Aluna Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and Impuities, White, 2.4 L
Rating
Total Capacity
2.4 litres
Filtered Volume Capacity
1.4 Litres
Material
Plastic
Price
£10.50
Value-for-Money
BRITA Elemaris XL water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, White, 3.5L
Title
BRITA Elemaris XL water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, White, 3.5L
Rating
Total Capacity
3.5 litres
Filtered Volume Capacity
2 Litres
Material
Polypropylene
Price
£17.49
The Best
Epic Pure Water Filter Jug, Without BPA, Removes Fluoride, Lead, Chromium 6, Removes PFOS PFOA,...
Title
Epic Pure Water Filter Jug, Without BPA, Removes Fluoride, Lead, Chromium 6, Removes PFOS PFOA,...
Rating
Total Capacity
3.50 litres
Filtered Volume Capacity
2 litres
Material
100% BPA-Free Food Grade Material
Price
£59.00

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Top 3 Best-Sellers right now

SaleBestseller No. 1
BRITA Marella Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, Graphite,...
10,984 Reviews
BRITA Marella Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, Graphite,...
  • Slim design, fits most fridge doors with 1.4 Litre filtered water capacity, 2.4 Litre total capacity...
  • Includes 'PerfectFit’ feature for optimal filtration guarantee with MAXTRA+ filters
  • Fresh tasting water without plastic bottle waste for just a few pence per litre
  • Features flip lid for easy filling and electronic 'memo' cartridge replacement reminder
Bestseller No. 2
BRITA Marella Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, White,...
6,675 Reviews
BRITA Marella Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, White,...
  • Slim design, fits most fridge doors with 1.4 Litre filtered water capacity, 2.4 Litre total capacity...
  • Includes 'PerfectFit’ feature for optimal filtration guarantee with MAXTRA+ filters
  • Fresh tasting water without plastic bottle waste for just a few pence per litre
  • Features flip lid for easy filling and electronic 'memo' cartridge replacement reminder
SaleBestseller No. 3
BRITA Marella Fridge water filter jug for reduction of chlorine, limescale and impuities, Blue,...
  • Slim design, fits most fridge doors with 1.4 Litre filtered water capacity, 2.4 Litre total capacity...
  • Includes 'PerfectFit’ feature for optimal filtration guarantee with MAXTRA+ filters
  • Fresh tasting water without plastic bottle waste for just a few pence per litre
  • Features flip lid for easy filling and electronic 'memo' cartridge replacement reminder

1. BRITA Aluna Water Filter Jug – The Cheap Choice

Introduction

Brita’s Aluna model is considered by many the best water filter jug in the market today, addressing several issues of the previous designs. Regardless of whether you place it in the top or a few ranks below, Brita’s Aluna boasts a great number of features and characteristics that worth your consideration.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: BRITA
  • Model: S0500
  • Weight: 862 gr
  • Dimensions: 11 x 26.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Volume Capacity: 2.4 litres
  • Filtered Water Capacity: 1.4 Litres
  • Material: Plastic
  • Slim Design, Fitting Fridge Door,
  • Dishwasher Safe, Except the Lid
  • Including Enhanced Formula MAXTRA+ Filter Cartridge, with 25% Finer Mesh for Better Coarse Particles Reduction – Lasts around 1 Month
  • With Micro Carbon Pearls Reducing Chlorine & Organic Impurities for Better Taste & Odour
  • Ion Exchange Pearls Permanently Absorbing Lead & Copper & Reducing Limescale, Protecting Household Appliances
  • Electronic Memo – Reminder Notifies You When to Replace Filter Cartridge

Why We Loved It

Contrary to most of its predecessors, the BRITA Aluna S0500 features a much slimmer and sleeker design, fitting easily into any standard-sized fridge door. Its robust plastic material withstands several bumps and falls without cracking – just note that the plastic body and handle may have sharp edges. It is also very easy to clean since it can be safely put in a dishwasher; just remember to leave the lid out!

Notice that the Aluna does not have a flip-top lid, which makes it a bit tricky to replace the lid after filling it with water.

It uses the famed MAXTRA+ for its filtration process, trapping chlorine impurities and limescale and averting its concentration in home appliances – which always improves the water’s taste and odour.

Aluna’s exceptional efficiency has even convinced the strict earned UK Tea Academy to recommend BRITA for its excellent water quality!

Aluna’s MicroFlow filtering technology is equally efficient in ridding impurities that are known to affect the water’s taste and odour. The MAXTRA+ cartridges are 25% finer than those of Brita’s previous models, affording much better results. Note also that they are 100% recyclable, further reducing in this way their carbon footprint after each replacement.

A nice and handy feature is Aluna’s memo, which reminds you to replace the filter cartridge on time.

Bear also in mind that the Aluna comes with a free replacement of all parts, as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee.

2. BRITA Marella XL Water Filter

Introduction

Another one of Brita’s water filter jugs, Marella is well-designed, solidly constructed, efficient, and – most of all – reasonably priced for what it offers.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: BRITA
  • Model: S0631 (Marella XL)
  • Colour: Blue
  • Capacity: 3.5 litres
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 970 g
  • Dimensions: 14.7 x 25.8 x 25.6 cm
  • Featuring Micro Carbon Pearls which reduce chlorine and organic impurities improving taste and odour of food and drink
  • BRITA MAXTRA+ contains Ion Exchange Pearls which permanently absorb metals and reduce limescale protecting appliances against scale build-up
  • Electronic memo reminder display, notifying you when it is time to replace the Maxtra cartridge
  • Large countertop design with 2.4 Litre filtered water capacity (3.5 Litre total capacity)
  • Included in the package:
    1 x BRITA Marella water filter jug
    1 x MAXTRA+ filter cartridge (lasts 4 weeks and is recyclable)
  • 30-day money-back guarantee and free replacement parts service

Why We Loved It

Brita Marella XL uses the MAXTRA+ cartridge type and comes with a filter technology that is ideal for hot and cold drinks, as well as cooking. But we are getting ahead of ourselves though. Let us start with the basics.

The jug itself catches the eye with its elegant style and design, as well as its size. It holds 2.4 litres of filtered water and 3.5 litres in total. Obviously designed for families, it is considerably larger than most water filter jags of its price range. On the other hand, this means that it will probably not fit into your fridge door.

Its most distinguishing trait, though, is its Micro Carbon Pearls, which reduce chlorine and organic impurities improving taste and odour of food and drink. Design-wise, we only wish the lid flaps were a bit sturdier, along with the handle, which is both solid and comfortable.

The filtering is both efficient (especially regarding chlorine) and relatively fast. It requires more or less around 5 minutes to filter a litre of water. It is also equipped with a filter exchange reminder and all its parts are dishwasher safe, except the lid.

Overall, we were surprised to see such efficiency and construction quality for such a low price.

3. BRITA Style XL Water Filter Jug

Introduction

There is a reason we start our list with a Brita jug. It is a brand synonymous with water filtering and has gained an envied reputation for the efficiency and sturdiness of its products.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: BRITA
  • Model: S0670
  • Weight: 948 gr
  • Dimensions: 11 x 26.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Filtered Water Capacity: 1.4 Litre
  • Total Capacity: 2.4 litres
  • Material: Plastic
  • Enhance Slim Fridge Door Fitting Design
  • Dishwasher Safe (Except Lid)
  • Smart LED Light, Measuring Time & Volume & Notifying When Filter Cartridge Needs to be Replaced
  • Including Enhanced Formula MAXTRA+ Filter Cartridge, with 25% Finer Mesh for Better Coarse Particles Reduction – Lasts around 1 Month
  • With Micro Carbon Pearls Reducing Chlorine & Organic Impurities for Better Taste & Odour
  • Ion Exchange Pearls Permanently Absorbing Lead & Copper & Reducing Limescale, Protecting Household Appliances

Why We Loved It

Aside from its great looks and sturdy plastic material (which is also Dishwasher safe, save the lid), the XL S0670 is thoughtfully designed to fit in the fridge door, despite its impressive 2.4 total capacity, which translates to a filtered water capacity of 1.4 litres – more than enough for a couple or a family with a couple of children.

Next, we have its fantastic filtering system. Brita promises a far better taste and odour from the usual nonsense we call tap water and stays true to its word. You will sense the difference from the first sip, which will leave you with a cleaner, more natural mouthfeel. You will notice the absence of this sweet or salty aftertaste, which is now so common in the tap or bottled water that we barely notice it anymore.

But it is not just the taste. After testing the filtered water, we detected a significant 25% TDS drop, preserving the necessary amount of minerals but clearing out the heavy chalkiness, limescale and chlorine that afford tap water its usual unpleasant taste.

Its enhanced formula maxtra+ filter cartridge, equipped with a finer mesh, ensures a much better coarse particles reduction, while the micro carbon pearls rid the water from excessive chlorine and clean it from organic impurities. Last, the filter’s ion-exchange pearls absorb lead and copper elements, while reducing limescale – which is vital for the operational life of household appliances that use water, like steam-irons.

Even more impressive was the fact that the filtered water’s pH dropped from 8 to a palatable 6.5; that is great news for people who prefer a more acidic than alkaline water. Note also that this type of water is ideal for coffees.

Another handy feature is the measuring time and water volume mechanism, designed to notify you when it’s time to replace the filter cartridge.

4. ZeroWater 7 Cup ZP-007RP

Introduction

ZeroWater stands out for a very important reason: it is the only water filter pitcher certified for chromium 6 reduction! Chromium 6 is a cancer-causing chemical, which became widely known after the Erin Brockovich film. The high concentration of this compound poses a great danger to our health and having a water filter jug that is certified for reducing it can only be good news for the whole family.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: ZeroWater
  • Model: ZP-007RP
  • Available Colours: Blue, White, Clear
  • Weight: 1.02 Kg
  • Dimensions: 24.1 x 26.7 x 12.4 cm
  • Capacity: 1.7 Litres
  • BPA-Free Material:
    Filters made of BPA and BPS Free Polypropylene
    Jug elements made of BPA and BPS Free Polypropylene and ABS Plastic
  • 7 Cup Water Jug
  • Unique 5-Stage Water Filtration, Capable of Removing Microplastics of Three Microns in Size
  • NSF Certified for Reducing Lead & Other Heavy Metals Particles
  • With a Lab Grade Digital Water Quality Meter, Showing the exact Total Dissolved Solid Reading of your Water

Why We Loved It

Designed to fit the standard UK fridge doors nicely, this 1.7-litre jug claims to deliver “the purest drinking water on the market” – and we found no reason to doubt it.

Constructed from 100% BPA-free material (filters made of BPA and BPS free polypropylene and the jug itself of BPA and BPS free polypropylene and ABS plastic), ZeroWater’s advanced five-stage filtering system removes almost total dissolved solids, boasting an average purification rate of 99.6%. Note also that it is equipped with a lab-grade TDS meter, notifying of how good a job it does! Working rather slowly, the ZeroWater’s filtration system traps solids in consequent mesh sieves gradually. The water moves through an activated carbon bed and then resin beads exchange calcium and magnesium ions for sodium.

As expected, our TDS test proved the efficiency of the ZeroWater filtration system, reducing the total dissolved solids of the tap water at a rate of more than 97%! We did not notice any changes in the ph.

So, the ZeroWater ZP-007RP delivers exceptional purity and the softer, fresher and lighter water you have ever tasted, with zero film coating on the mouth after drinking it. Note, though, that you also get zero minerals in your filtered water, which some may find problematic.

5. BRITA Elemaris XL Water Filter Jug – Value-for-Money

Introduction

Featuring a modern design and coming in a wide range of colours, the Elemaris XL jug is ideal for large families. True, it may not be the most elegant of our picks, but it is probably the most rigorous, affording truly excellent results with its five-step filtration system. Let us take a closer look.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: BRITA
  • Model: 1000816
  • Colour: White
  • Weight: 998 gr
  • Dimensions: 25.6 x 13.4 x 26.6 cm
  • Total Volume Capacity: 3.5 litres
  • Filtered Water Capacity: 2 Litres
  • Material: Polypropylene
  • Electronic Memo Cartridge Exchange Indicator
  • Maxtra Cartridge for Optimum Removal of
    Chlorine
    Limescale
    Impurities
  • Flip Top Through Lid for Easy One-Hand Filling
  • Soft Grip Handle
  • Non-Slip Base

Why We Loved It

As mentioned, BRITA’s Elemaris XL Water Filter Jug was not designed to win fans with its looks, but with its efficiency and array of extra features; these indeed raise it to prominence among its competitors.

The Elemaris XL is equipped with Brita’s standard – and exceptional – MAXTRA+ filter with MicroPore technology, which, as mentioned before, have proven again and again how efficiently they trap and reduce impurities and water contaminants, making it an ideal solution and alternative to the use, transportation and storing of plastic water bottles.

As mentioned, it has a rather impressive capacity that makes it a much-preferred choice for large families or water buffs. It also has a meter calculating the optimum cartridge exchange frequency based on the hardness of your local water, as well as other factors, such as volume consumption and time.

Despite its increased capacity, the jug’s weight remains below one kg, making it easy to carry around and refill. Its plastic material is both sturdy and light, while its smart push mechanism allows you to pour water one-handed and fill your glass straight from your fridge.

6. ZeroWater ZP-010 Pitcher

Introduction

If you are looking for a water filter jug capable of removing virtually all dissolved solids, delivering the purest tasting water and being certified for lead & chromium reduction, then ZeroWater ZP-010 will not fail you.

Reducing more TDS than most of its competitors – a staggering 99% of total dissolved solids against a mere 50% of most other jugs and pitchers -, the ZeroWater is also NSF certified to reduce lead and other heavy metals. Thanks to its pour-through system and five-stage ion exchange technology, it succeeds in delivering the best filtration possible and removing virtually all total dissolved solids – a claim none of its competitors can make.

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At a Glance

  • Brand: ZeroWater
  • Model: MAIN-16842
  • Weight: 1.49 Kg
  • Dimensions: 31.1 x 15.2 x 29.5 cm
  • Total Volume Capacity: 2.3 litres
  • Material: Plastic
  • The Only Filter Pitcher Certified by NSF to Reduce both Lead and Chromium
  • 5-Stage Filtration, Removing 99.6% of Dissolved Solids
  • One-Handed “Push to Dispense” Spout to Fill Any Bottle or Cup
  • Total Dissolved Solids – ZP-010

Why We Loved It

You mean aside from utilising a premium 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system and reducing total dissolved solids at a 99.6% rate? Well, let us see.

First of all, tests from disinterested organisations have proven its ability to reduce Fluoride, Chloride and other inorganics, thus being the only filter in its class to reach a 000-010ppm.

Its revolutionary filtration technology works in five stages:

  • First, its coarse filter removes fine particles and sediment.
  • Next, a distributor maximises the contact time.
  • Then, a multi-layer system takes action, using activated carbon and oxidation reduction alloy, removing the characteristic chlorine taste of the tap water.
  • Stage 4 utilises a comprehensive ion exchange array and is the one that basically removes virtually all dissolved solids, including aluminium, lead, zinc, and nitrate.
  • The final stage uses a non-woven membrane to remove the finest particles.

So, apart from providing crisp and refreshingly tasting water, the ZP-010 gives you a water quality equal to that of distilled or purified water, hence its certification for reducing lead below the UK Water Services Providers standards (10μg/l), as well as pharmaceuticals, arsenic and fluoride, at an outstanding rate of 99%.

What is even more important, is its NSF certification of reducing the carcinogenic Chromium 6 by 99.7%!

7. Epicwater Filter Jug – The Best Choice

Introduction

Last, in our list, the Epic Pure Water Filter Jug is aptly named and often described as revolutionary. Capable of eliminating all water contaminants, from VOC’s to heavy metals, fluoride and pharmaceuticals, it provides drinking water in its purest form.

At a Glance

  • Brand: Epic
  • Model: EW-WFP TAPB
  • Weight: 1.12 Kg
  • Dimensions: 25 x 14 x 25.5 cm
  • Total Capacity: 3.50 litres
  • Filtered Volume Capacity: 2 litres
  • Material: 100% BPA-Free Food Grade Material
  • 5-Stage Triple Capacity Filters, Each Producing 570 litres of Fresh, contaminant-free Water
  • Capable of Removing 99.99% of All Tap Water Contaminants
  • Replaceable filters are 100% BPA-free, 100% FDA-Approved Food Grade Materials, 100% Recyclable, 100% Vegan

Why We Loved It

True, it is pricey – but that does not mean it is not worth every penny of its price tag.

First of all, Epicwater’s filters last four times longer than those of its competitors. Second, its large 3.5-litre capacity is equipped with a revolutionary five-stage filtration system, capable of removing fluoride, lead, microorganisms, pesticides and chemicals, while retaining calcium and magnesium.

That is what makes Epicwater so revolutionary. It can discern between harmful dissolved solids and “good” ones, while boasting a clean mouthfeel aftertaste, with no patina and a most subtle sweetness.

Designed to remove up to 99.99% of all contaminants, all its filters are tested and exceed NSF/ANSI Standards 42, 53, and 401 for contaminant reduction. Note that each filter is able of purifying 570 litres of tap water, while the average filter life is around four months, depending on daily usage and tap water quality.

Water Filter Jugs – Health Benefits

The importance of drinking crystal-clear water hardly needs any stressing. Clean, filtered water is a dire necessity and, unfortunately, none of us, where we may live, can take it for granted.

Sure, in some countries tap water is much cleaner than others, but still, contaminants, harmful elements and chemical may easily creep in our pipes and end up in our glass and fridge. Besides, we need to remember that water reacts with the metallic surface of the pipeline system, giving it a coppery, eerie taste – not to mention chlorine, lead or other substances, some of which are proven to be carcinogenic.

Over time, these can accumulate in the body and contribute to various health ailments. It’s harmful to you and even more so for growing children and people with compromised and weak immune systems.

Our water’s taste is not a trifle. Studies have shown that the unpleasant taste of tap water is responsible, to some degree, for the fact that children prefer sugar beverages to plain water – a habit that poses a great danger to their health and development.

So, no matter how efficient our national water treatment plants are, no matter how diligent our water agencies do their job, they can only protect our water to a certain degree. The rest is up to us.

Water filter jugs are a great ally for families that value clean water and consider it a vital part of their everyday diet. Consider just some of the benefits of using a water filter jug.

  • Shielding your Health

We start with the greatest of them all: the protection of your body from various maladies and diseases caused by water contaminants. For water to play its vital role, it must be consumed in its purest form, tasteless, odourless, colourless. Only then can it give your tissues, organs and immune system the necessary boost for your daily functions.

Note also, that a water filter jug will remove up to 99% of the chlorine in your drinking water – and chlorine, in great quantities, has been associated with cancer.

  • Improved Safety

We wouldn’t exaggerate if we said that your water filter jug is your last line of defence between your body and innumerable toxins that are possibly present in your tap water. Its use makes water consumption much safer, removing dangerous contaminants such as lead and chromium. Some water filter jugs can even “discern” between bad and good elements, preserving healthy mineral deposits and ridding just the ones that may cause trouble.

  • Necessary for Kids

If water is so vital for the rejuvenation of grown-up, one could easily fathom its importance for a child, whose organs and tissues need all the help they can get to develop normally and avert or minimise the risk of future health issues. The same applies of course to the foetus of a pregnant woman.

  • It Saves you Money

If you use bottled water in your house or work, then a water filter jug can save you much money – and energy, if you consider all the carrying around of bottles from the supermarket! By buying a reliable filter, you can drink water of much better quality, while cutting on your monthly expenses.

  • Helping our Planet

Since you won’t have to buy plastic bottles any more, you will contribute to the global effort of reducing our carbon footprint and minimising the production of plastic, thus protecting planet Earth and giving next generations a chance of a healthier environment.

  • Far Better Taste and Odour!

Your water filter jug removes residual chemicals and allows your drinking water to bring out its natural and neutral taste and odour, which, surprisingly enough, is more refreshing and rejuvenating than any given beverage.

  • Ease of Use

Last, water filter jugs are nice and easy to use. Just refill them and place them in your fridge or table. Some of them are a bit heavier than conventional jugs, because of the filter, but nothing you cannot handle single-handed.