7 Best Water Filter Jugs for 2019 in the UK

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SaleBestseller No. 1
BRITA Marella water filter jug starter pack,  includes 3 MAXTRA+ , Blue -Fridge fit
1,070 Reviews
BRITA Marella water filter jug starter pack, includes 3 MAXTRA+ , Blue -Fridge fit
  • Slim, fridge door fit with 1.4 Litre filtered water capacity, 2.4 Litre total capacity, dishwasher safe (except lid) with flip top lid for easy refilling
  • 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
  • Micro carbon pearls reduce chlorine and organic impurities improving taste and odour of food and drink
  • Ion exchange pearls permanently absorb metals and reduce limescale protecting appliances against scale build up
SaleBestseller No. 2
BRITA Marella water filter jug, MAXTRA+, Blue - XL size
1,396 Reviews
BRITA Marella water filter jug, MAXTRA+, Blue - XL size
  • Large, countertop design with 2.4 Litre filtered water capacity, 3.5 Litre total capacity -dishwasher safe (except lid)
  • 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
  • Includes new formula MAXTRA+ filter cartridge with 25% finer mesh for better reduction of coarse particles
  • Micro carbon pearls reduce chlorine and organic impurities which affect taste and odour of food and drink
Bestseller No. 3
BRITA Marella water filter jug half year pack,  includes 6 MAXTRA+ , White - Fridge fit
484 Reviews
BRITA Marella water filter jug half year pack, includes 6 MAXTRA+ , White - Fridge fit
  • Slim, fridge door fit with 1.4 Litre filtered water capacity, 2.4 Litre total capacity, dishwasher safe (except lid) with flip top lid for easy refilling
  • 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
  • Micro carbon pearls reduce chlorine and organic impurities improving taste and odour of food and drink
  • Ion exchange pearls permanently absorb metals and reduce limescale protecting appliances against scale build up

1. BRITA Style XL Water Filter Jug


BRITA Style Water Filter Jug and Cartridge

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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.

At a Glance

Weight948 gr
Dimensions11 x 26.5 x 27.5 cm
Filtered Water Capacity1.4 Litre
Total Capacity2.4 litres
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 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 is time to replace the filter cartridge.

2. ZeroWater 7 Cup ZP-007RP


ZeroWater 7 Cup ZP-007RP 1.7 Litre Blue Water Filter Jug

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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. 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.

At a Glance

Weight1.02 Kg
Dimensions24.1 x 26.7 x 12.4 cm
Capacity1.7 Litres
Available ColoursBlue, White, Clear
BPA-Free MaterialFilters 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.

3. Phox Alkaline Water Filter Jug


Phox CMIBJCK003747 Jug-Leading 5 Stage Filtration Process

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If you found the total elimination of all minerals a bit disturbing in our previous lick, then this one is probably a better option for you.

It is true that the majority of water filters remove contaminants indiscriminately, without discerning between the bad and the nutrients, especially minerals and electrolytes. The Phox Alkaline Water Filter Jug has come to rectify that.

At a Glance

Weight1.16 Kg
Dimensions23 x 15 x 25 cm
Capacity3.5 litres
Adding Electrolytes for Tastier, More Alkaline Water
With a Filter Life Span of 350L
5-Stage Filtering Process, RemovingChlorine

Heavy Metals

Contaminants & Odour

All Made from Organic Coconut Shells
BPA Free
With Natural Coconut Shell Active Carbon Designed to Absorb Dangerous Water Contaminants
Each Filter Saves You from 350 Plastic Bottles & Saves the Planet From 28 Kg Of Carbon Emission
Because of The Added Minerals & Electrolytes Afford the Water a Ph Of 8 – 9.5 (Alkaline), Giving it Anti-Oxidant Properties

Why We Loved It

Phox is a brand dedicated to alkaline water. Just consider that each of its jugs comes with pH testing drops, allowing you to verify your water’s pH.

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. Still, its most distinguishing trait is its five-stage filtration process. Why? Because it not only traps elements from your water, it also adds nutrients to it, mainly electrolytes and important minerals, which are essential for our body’s rejuvenation.

On the other hand, the added electrolytes increase the TDS reading and give the water a salty aftertaste, giving coffee beverages an interesting taste.

Naturally, aside from the water’s quality, much depend on your personal preferences regarding taste. If you do love alkaline water and support those that believe it to be great for human health, you have surely found one of the best options in our list.

4. BRITA Aluna Water Filter Jug – The Cheap Choice


BRITA Aluna Cool Water Filter Jug and Cartridge

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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.

At a Glance

Weight862 gr
Dimensions11 x 26.5 x 27.5 cm
Volume Capacity2.4 litres
Filtered Water Capacity1.4 Litres
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.

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


BRITA Elemaris XL Water Filter Jug and Cartridge

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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.

At a Glance

Weight998 gr
Dimensions25.6 x 13.4 x 26.6 cm
Total Volume Capacity3.5 litres
Filtered Water Capacity2 Litres
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 rise 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 preferable 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


ZeroWater ZP-010 10 Cup Pitcher with Free TDS Meter

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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.

At a Glance

Weight1.49 Kg
Dimensions31.1 x 15.2 x 29.5 cm
Total Volume Capacity2.3 litres
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


Epic Pure Water Filter Jug

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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

Weight1.12 Kg
Dimensions25 x 14 x 25.5 cm
Total Capacity3.50 litres
Filtered Volume Capacity2 litres
Material100% 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.

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Iris Carson

Iris is in love with her home up in the hillsides of Cotswolds, and really believes that the place we live should always breathe security, cosiness and warmth – be it a city-centre apartment, a small town residence, or a nice little cottage out in the countryside. Loving gardening, as well as home appliances that can save us time and energy that we can then devote to more important aspects of our daily life, Iris prefers testing all items, products and gadgets herself instead of relying on the opinions of others.

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