Today I’m excited to share with you a product that we love and use daily – the Berkey water filter. And you’ll have a chance to win a Berkey filter system yourself! I want to be clear up front that I was sent a Travel Berkey free of charge, but I have owned a Big Berkey that I bought myself almost five years ago. I always strive to give honest reviews, and this one is based on long-time experience with this product.
Maybe you’ve heard of Berkey but thought it was too expensive. You definitely need to think again, because Berkey filters last for YEARS. The reason I bought a Berkey filter was to both have cleaner drinking water and to save money.
At the time, we were using our refrigerator filter which only lasted 6 months and was expensive to replace. I was getting tired of the expense, and I knew that it wasn’t a great filter.
I looked into the Berkey filter and was impressed with the long list of contaminants it removes, including chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides, and more. The fine pores of the filter also prevent bacteria and viruses from passing through. It can even be used for filtering water from streams, ponds, lakes, etc. Can you say that about the filter you are currently using?
On average the black filters last about five years. I’m going on five years and recently did the recommended red food coloring test. Mine passed without a trace of red getting through the filter, so it’s still going strong. In the end, it’s cheaper for me than what I was using, and I get a much better filter.
When we lived in a house that used city water, I needed to clean the outside of the filters occasionally (my system contains two black filters). I would notice the flow of water passing through the filters was slowing. Upon removal, I could see a brownish film on the outside of the filters that was easily cleaned off with a brush and water. It was also a good time to give the whole system a thorough cleaning.
For the past two years we’ve been on well water, and the Berkey has worked well with that also.
There are multiple sizes of Berkey filters. Don’t let the term “travel” fool you. The Travel Berkey is not for taking on a walk. It holds 1 .5 gallons of water. It’s perfect for small families. There are larger ones for big families too.
The Berkey comes with an upper and lower chamber. The filters are in the upper chamber, which you fill with water. The filtered water goes into the lower chamber which has a spigot. I recommend getting a Berkey that is big enough to provide drinking water for one day. We fill ours at night so it is ready to go in the morning.
We are very happy with the clean taste of the water and the peace of mind we have from knowing it’s clean.
One lucky winner will receive a 1.5 gallon Travel Berkey with two black filters.
There are two ways to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post telling me why you are interested in trying a Berkey system (or what you think of it if you own one).
- Follow The Berkey Facebook page and leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.
This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older and is open through Tuesday, August 20, 2019. No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
Update: This giveaway is closed. The winner was comment #7 – Shirley Braden!