Brita Marella Water Filter Jugs are designed to filter tap water and reduce Chloride, limescale and some metals (lead and copper) in regular tap water. Affordable alternative to bottled water.
Brita jugs do it by means of its “Maxtra+” named activated carbon filter. Maxtra+ filter can be thought as the heart of Brita Marella XL. Maxtra+ Filter is the most important part of the jug and all the improvements and filtration is handled by it. Also Maxtra+ Cartridges are 100 percent recyclable.
Jug have a “Memo” on lid that shows you percentage of filter usage and informs you to replace filter. You must change Maxtra+ filter cartridges every 4-weeks. Notice that, LCD memo lid is working as countdown for 4-weeks. It doesn’t count how much water is filtered. For this reason, I think, if you feel the taste of filtered water started to change, you must change filter cartridge. Brita recommends you change Maxtra+ Cartridge every 150 liter of filtration or 4-weeks. For example, if you don’t change cartridge for a long time, you get only regular tap water taste!
Jug have a “Memo” on lid that shows you percentage of filter usage and informs you to replace filter cartridges.
Does it Really Work?
Brita Marella claims that, it converts regular tap water to great tasting water. But I’m not agree about the taste. Taste of filtered water is very near to regular tap water. Certainly not like a spring water. But it definitely reduce limescale in tap water. You may see it from kettle and iron. Almost no limescale after Brita Marella usage. As a result, that might prolong the life of appliances. I should also notice that tea and coffee gets softened after Brita.
Brita Marella XL has 3.5 Liter capacity, but that doesn’t meant you will produce 3.5L water each time you fill it. In each full tap water fill, you get around 1.5-2.0 Liter of filtered water that’s produced in 2-3 minutes.
Jug can be cleaned in dishwasher (except for lid).
UPDATE: After using 3 weeks, I see that limescale decreased visibly but not fully. Little amount of limescale is seen in the kettle, but not much. That much of limescale is fine for me.
Brita Marella Water Filter Review Summary
Brita Marella Water Filter Jugs are cheap and easy to use water filters for kitchen. Tap water taste doesn’t change much but limescale filtration works
great good. That might prolongs the life of appliances. Reduction of chloride and other metals are also another bonus too.
Best thing with Brita Marella is it’s extremely easy to use. Just fill the jug, wait a few minutes and get highly improved water. Quick and straightforward. If you are living in rural area or having hard water, Brita Marella might be good, easy and affordable for you.