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Now that I’ve shared some of our Berkey water filter mistakes, I want to tell you why we love this product! You can learn more about the benefits of Berkey on their website, but here are a few reasons why I’m very happy with our purchase in this Berkey Water Filter review.

water filter on kitchen countertop next to tea pot

Reasons to Buy a Berkey Water Filter

If you are on the market to buy a Berkey Water filter, feel free to use the promo code “TIDBITS” to save 5% on your purchase.

POST UPDATE: We tested our Berkey water with an independent laboratory. Here are my results and what I think of the Berkey after testing our water.

1) Berkey Removes Contaminants from Your Drinking Water

I first got the Berkey because I noticed our city water was often cloudy, and out of state visitors would complain about the taste of our water.

water being poured in glass

Then I started to read up on what kinds of things the city put into our water, and I decided I did not want that in our bodies.

Berkey has a huge list of contaminants and elements that it filters out, and it leaves you with delicious, drinkable freshwater.  

2) It Works for On-the-Go Lifestyles and for at home

Then the Berkey really came in handy while we lived in our RV and were drinking out of hose water which tasted terrible.

I was so grateful to have it because there was no way we could have had room to store bottled water.

Now in our new home, we are on well water which also has a small amount of iron and other natural elements in it that don’t make our water taste so great.

water filter on kitchen countertop

Again, I rely on this for fresh and clean water. I would say, unless you have a really robust complete home filter system, whether you are on well water, city water or whatever, a Berkey is so great to have.

3) Helps You Be Prepared for Emergencies

It’s also wonderful as an emergency preparedness item, because if traditional water sources aren’t available, you can filter almost any water with this and it is safe to drink.

young girl pouring water into glass from Berkey water filter

4) Helps My Sourdough Starter!

Additionally, I love having it so I can feed my sourdough starter. A starter won’t stay alive if you are feeding it with water that has chlorine in it, which city water usually does.  

5) The Water Filter is Stylish

If you are on the market for one, there are many water filters to choose from, but I feel like the Berkey is the most stylish and it doesn’t offend my design eyes to have it on the counter.

water filter on kitchen countertop

In fact, I think it looks quite nice, and sits out to remind me to drink water!

6) Room temperature water is great for your digestive system!

I’ve had friends ask me if I don’t like not having cold water to drink. We absolutely love drinking room temp water, and if you take a minute to research it, cold water is actually a bit stressful on the digestive system.

water being poured into a Berkey water filter

I drink way more water when it is not ice cold anyway and my kids don’t know any different.  We do have ice, for those hot summer days if needed.

7) Save on buying bottled water

The water filters are made with top quality materials like stainless steel. The replaceable parts in the filters last three and a half years for us, so we drank lots of clean water in that timeframe! I say Berkey is absolutely worth the money because the products last, and we have peace of mind knowing that we are drinking water without contaminants.

water inside of a Berkey water filter

Watch my post on our Berkey Water Filter Mistakes and my reasons why I love our Berkey!

Common Questions about the Berkey Water Filter

What size of Berkey should I buy?

Buy as big as your space will allow and the one that holds enough water for you to consume on a daily basis.

How do I clean the Berkey water filters?

Use a brand new clean sponge or scrubbing brush and running water. Never use a dirty sponge as it will introduce bacteria to your elements and never use soap to avoid plugging them up with contaminates.

How can I save money on the Berkey?

Buy from their scratch and dent sales, buy a used Berkey and replace with new filter elements, or use the coupon code “TIDBITS” on a new purchase.

What size of Berkey is good for a large family?

We have the Royal Berkey, which works perfectly for our family of 6.

Should I get the metal spigot or the black plastic spigot?

We used the plastic spigot for years and didn’t mind it. But once we upgraded and got the metal spigot, it has been much preferred. It looks very nice and handles nicely.

How long do the Berkey water filters last?

With 2 filters in your Berkey and filling it daily, Berkey website suggests 3 years lifespan on your filters. After using ours for 3 years, we felt confirmed on that, as we began to notice they didn’t filter as well after 3.5 years.

How often should you clean your Berkey water filter elements?

This will likely depend on how contaminated the water you are filtering is. You will notice the elements don’t filter the water as quickly or as completely and you will know when to clean the filters.

Use the code “TIDBITS” when buying your Berkey to save a little moolah!

I’d love to hear if you have questions, comments or if you have a Berkey, let us know what you think of it in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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