AQUAPHOR Amethyst is a smart jug to filter tap water and produce high quality drinking water. Aquaphor Amethyst remove unwanted substances (like chloride, limescale, heavy metals et cetera) and you get soft and better water.
By Metin KARAL – Review Editor
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|Material||BPA Free Plastic|
|Total Capacity||2.8 L|
|Filter Capacity||200 L (with MAXFOR+)|
|Dimensions||26.42 x 25.4 x 11.7 cm|
|Compatible||MAXFOR+ / MAXTRA+|
|Dishwasher Safe||Yes (except lid)|
Aquaphor Amethyst has a nice view and gives quality impression. It is easy to carry and pour water. Unlike to Brita Marella XL, Amethyst is narrower and fits to fridge door perfectly. For this reason, it is more convenient then Marella XL. I have also Brita Marella XL, and it is thicker and does not fit to fridge. You will not need extra storage for cold water needs.
Other big PLUS of Aquaphor Amethyst is its refill design. Actually it is much more better than Brita Marella or Aluna. It has a sliding grid on the lid to fill jug easily. I think, it is really very practical and works great. You don’t need to remove lid to refill the jug, like it is in Brita Marella. It is very easy to use and practical.
Another cleverly designed part with Amethyst is “Automatic Mechanical Counter“. Each time you refill your jug, the analog indicator moves down and shows you estimated life of your filter cartridge. When it is down to zero, you understand that it is time to change filter. Very clever and simple design. If you used Brita Aluna before, you will find that it is really great and that works great!
Aquaphor Amethyst has a 2.8L water capacity. But this is not means you will get 2.8L water each time you pour water completely. Some of the water will stay in unfiltered water area. As you pour filtered water, that unfiltered water starts to filter.
Another good thing with Aquaphor Amethyst is filtration speed. It is much faster than Brita Maxtra+. In less than one minute, jug filters all water!
MAXFOR+ Filter Review
Aquaphor Amethyst is compatible with Brita Maxtra+ filter but naturally comes with original Maxfor+ filters. After you finished Maxfor+ filters you can replace it with any Brita maxtra compatible replacement cartridges.
Best thing with Maxfor+ filters is, it is much faster than Brita Maxtra+ filters. In less than one minute, jug filters all water!
On the other hand, Aquaphor Maxfor+ cartridges are good filters. Maxfor+ filters successfully reduce impurities found in tap water. Resulting purified water has better taste and odor.
Maxfor+ contains a patented material, named Aqualen™, which is an ion-exchange fiber material to filter impurities. Aqualen™ also bind heavy metals like lead, iron, mercury.
According to producer company, Maxfor+ effectively reduces water hardness, chlorine, heavy metals, iron, pesticides, organic compounds, and other contaminants. In my real life test I also see that, Maxfor+ filtered water’s taste is much softer than original tap water. I also used Brita Maxtra+ filters and I can conclude that Maxfor+ filter is near to Maxtra+.
Another great thing with Aquaphor Maxfor+ filter is its filtration capacity. Most of the similar water filters has a 100 Liters of filtration capacity, but Maxfor+ has 200 Liters of filtration capacity! Good for budget!
Aquaphor Amethyst Review Summary
Aquaphor Amethyst is a very practical jug to get good quality water in a short time. There are some other competitors on the market, like Brita Marella XL, Aluna etc. I used all Marella XL, Aluna and Amethyst and I can conclude that Amethyst is winner in terms of usability. But if you need large capacity, Brita Marella XL is a better choice.
Only one bad thing with Aquaphor Amethyst: If you fill Amethyst until the lid, some water may pour out of the jug while carrying or pouring. For this reason, you must wait water filtration to fish. No such a thing at Brita Aluna and Marella (minus one point for design scoring)
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AQUAPHOR Amethyst MAXFOR+ Water Jug Review
Written by Metin Karal
Metin Karal is a Computer Engineer and He is interested in reviewing products that He used or liked. He also likes programming in C#. Currently, He is developing a really challenging memory game, PairMem which is available at Official Microsoft Store for free download.