Best Water Filter Pitcher of 2023: Brita, Zerowater, Aquatru

Best Water Filter Pitchers of 2023 Brita, Zerowater, Aquatru

Hey folks, on the hunt for the ultimate water filter pitcher?  Look no further! Top10gohere‘ve got the lowdown on the top 10 water filter pitcher of 2023.

From Brita to ZeroWater, we’ve tested ’em all. Our list is jam-packed with the good, the bad, and the super-filtery! Keep your H2O tasting fresh and free from nasties. Stick around and find out which pitcher should be the new MVP of your kitchen!

Top 10 Best Water Filter Pitchers

Pur Water Pitcher Filtration System

Pur Water Pitcher Filtration System

Let’s kick things off with Number 10, which is the Pur Water Pitcher Filtration System.

Now, how many of you dread washing dishes? Yep, me too! That’s why I dig this Pur water pitcher—it’s dishwasher safe! Just toss it in the dishwasher and you’re good to go. It has a flip-top design, making it easy to fill and pour, and filters out chlorine and some heavy metals.

The downside is its 7-cup capacity—you might find yourself making frequent trips to the sink. On the bright side, you can choose from fun colors like lime, blush, and blue. They also offer an 11-cup option for those looking to minimize refill trips.

Hydros Glass Slim Pitcher

Hydros Glass Slim Pitcher

Moving on to Number 9—the Hydros Glass Slim Pitcher. If you’re after something basic but effective, this is your guy.

It comes in a slim design, saving fridge space and weighs less than 4 pounds when filled. It filters water almost instantly, removing chlorine and sediment. However, it has a small opening, so be careful when filling it up; otherwise, you might have a mini waterfall on your hands.

Berkey Gravity-Fed Water Filter

Berkey Gravity-Fed Water Filter

Number 8 is a bit special; it’s the Berkey Gravity-Fed Water Filter.

This beast removes over 200 contaminants, including chlorine, heavy metals, and even pharmaceuticals. But listen up—this guy can even remove viruses! Now that’s impressive. It’s not the easiest to set up, and you might have to put in some elbow grease, but the performance is worth it.

The one downside? It filters a bit slowly in lab tests, but real-world users didn’t seem to have this issue.

LifeStraw Home 7-Cup Glass Water Filter Pitcher

LifeStraw Home 7-Cup Glass Water Filter Pitcher

Let’s talk glass at Number 7, with the LifeStraw Home 7-Cup Glass Water Filter Pitcher.

This small titan removes more than 30 contaminants, from chlorine to pharmaceuticals and even E.coli. It’s lightweight, easy to hold, and comes in both glass and plastic options. The drawback? Its low capacity means frequent refilling, and the filter takes time to get flowing.

Aarke Glass Water Filter Pitcher

Aarke Glass Water Filter Pitcher

Up next, Number 6—the Aarke Glass Water Filter Pitcher. Forget disposable plastic cartridges; Aarke uses a stainless-steel water filter that you can refill.

Just swap out the granules in the steel filter when it’s time, and you’re good to go. It tackles chlorine, copper, lead, and limescale like a champ.

Size-wise, you’re looking at a 10-cup capacity. Refilling is a breeze with its removable lid, so no more juggling or awkward spills. Design-wise, it’s a total eye-catcher. We’re talking a blend of glass and stainless steel that oozes modern sophistication.

So if you’re all about aesthetics, this one’s for you. But heads up—it’s pricier than your average plastic pitcher.

Oh, and it’s got this neat silicone bumper to keep it from skidding around your countertop. If you’re not into it, no worries—just take it off. So, if you’re up for a bit of a splurge and care about sustainability, Aarke is totally worth it.

Larq PureVis Water Pitcher

Larq PureVis Water Pitcher

At Number 5, we’ve got the Larq PureVis Water Pitcher. This thing is next level.

It uses UV light to say “adios” to E. coli and Salmonella—something most other pitchers overlook when they remove chlorine. Oh, and it nixes a whopping 45 contaminants, from nasty microplastics to heavy metals and more! Yeah, we double-checked that with third-party tests, so it’s legit.

The tech-side? Super user-friendly. The Larq app is a breeze to set up, though we noticed it can be a bit finicky with tracking filter changes. Aesthetics? Spot on. Sleek design, plus an easy-pour spout that won’t make a mess.

Installation is a piece of cake, and guess what? It’s dishwasher-safe—well, except for the UV wand, which you’ll have to hand-wash. But it’s small, so no biggie.

The catch? Yearly filter replacement costs can add up, but for all you’re getting, we think it’s a fair trade-off.

Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher

Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher

Moving into the top 4—let’s chat about the Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher.

This one actually looks cool with its wooden handle—and it’s super easy to use. Nicole Papantaniou, our Kitchen Gizmo Guru, can’t get enough of that stylish handle, and how chill it is to pour from this pitcher.

It’s almost ready to rock right outta the box, just remember to give that filter a quick soak first (the packaging even doubles as a soaking bag, how neat is that?).

Filling this thing up? A breeze. Just stick it under the tap and the top flap does its thing, opening up all by itself. Now, it might not be The Flash of water filters, but at 74 seconds per cup, it’s not slacking.

While it doesn’t zap as many nasties as some other pitchers, it does kick chlorine to the curb and tackles four heavy metals, making your water taste way better. We checked that with third-party lab tests, so it’s all good!

ZeroWater 10-Cup 5-Stage Water Filter Pitcher

ZeroWater 10-Cup 5-Stage Water Filter Pitcher

Taking the bronze at Number 3 is the ZeroWater 10-Cup 5-Stage Water Filter Pitcher.

This 10-Cup 5-Stage bad boy lets you pour from the top OR dispense straight from a cool push-button spigot at the bottom—yeah, it’s basically the Transformer of water pitchers.

And it comes with this nifty Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) meter that shows you the level of stuff like calcium, sodium, and other minerals in your water. We ran this through our Lab tests, and that meter was quick as a flash.

Wondering when to swap out the filter? Just dunk the TDS meter into the water and give it a read. ZeroWater says to change the filter when it hits 006, but hey, taste is a personal thing, right? You might dig more or fewer minerals in your H2O.

Pick between a 10-cup or a 12-cup size, but heads up—the yearly filter-replacement cost is a bit steep. Still, for what it does, it’s a game-changer.

AquaTru Connect Smart Countertop Water Purifier

AquaTru Connect Smart Countertop Water Purifier

In second place, we have the AquaTru Connect Smart Countertop Water Purifier.

This beast kicks out over 80 contaminants, from chlorine and lead to some pretty gnarly stuff like pharmaceuticals. And yeah, we verified that with some independent lab tests, so it’s legit!

This gizmo comes with three rad filters. The pre/carbon one scrubs out particles and improves taste. The reverse osmosis filter? That’s your microscopic bouncer, kicking out nasties down to 1/10,000 of a micron.

And if you’re picky about your water tasting like a mountain stream or whatever, you can opt for a Ph+ mineral boost alkaline carbon VOC filter. They say it makes your water taste like Evian or Arrowhead.

Oh, and shoutout to the AquaTru App for keeping track of when you gotta change the filter and even how many gallons you’ve purified. The dispenser holds a whopping 16 cups, so you’re not stuck refilling it all the time. But yo, heads up—this thing ain’t cheap. It’ll set you back around $485 upfront, although the filters last longer so it kinda balances out in the long run.

Brita Everyday Water Filter Pitcher with Elite Filter

Brita Everyday Water Filter Pitcher

Finally, the champion of water filter pitchers—the Brita Everyday Water Filter Pitcher with Elite Filter. Trust me, this one aced our tests, knocking out over 30 nasty contaminants like chlorine, heavy metals, and even some sketchy pharmaceuticals. We double-checked all this with third-party labs, so you know it’s no joke!

What’s even cooler? It’s a speed demon, filtering a cup of water in just 38 seconds. And listen to this—Brita says the filter will keep rollin’ for about six months before you gotta swap it out. Even our tech guru Rachel Rothman has one at home and loves it, especially ’cause it keeps up with her thirsty fam without needing constant filter changes.

The pitcher holds a solid 10 cups, and guess what? The Elite filters are a serious upgrade from Brita’s basic ones. They last longer, kick lead to the curb, and don’t leave you with those annoying black carbon specks in your water.

Heads up, though—if you tip the pitcher too far, the filter can pop out. But if that bugs you, you can level up to the Tahoe pitcher. It’s got a smart light indicator and keeps that filter locked in place. All in all, it’s quality and value in one neat package!.


That’s a wrap, peeps! We’ve spilled the tea—or should we say, water—on the best filter pitchers of 2023.

Whether you’re a Brita believer or a ZeroWater zealot, there’s something here for every thirsty soul. Keep those cups filled with clean, crisp H2O and your taste buds happy. Now go out and grab your filter game-changer! Cheers to making tap water taste like it’s fresh from a mountain stream!

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