My parents began purchasing purified water bottles about 5 years ago, which is about the same time I stopped drinking our tap water. Compared to the filtered water bottles, our tap water tasted like metal. The only time I ever drank tap water was if we ran out of water bottles. We have never tried purifying our own tap water before, so I realize that over the years we have been wasting a lot of money on bottled water.
I had the opportunity to review a ZeroWater pitcher recently, and I was completely shocked with my experience with it. For starters, the ZeroWater pitcher has an Ion Exchange water filtration system that includes 5-levels of filters that work to remove all of the dissolved solids from tap water. This allows your tap water to be drinkable and taste very pure because it reduces minerals like lead and chromium from your water (you can learn more about the amazing Ion Exchange Filter here). The ZeroWater pitcher comes with a TDS meter that measures the total dissolved solids in your water, and using the ZeroWater filter allows you to achieve a TDS reading of “0″ dissolved solids in your water.
When the ZeroWater pitcher arrived, I was so excited to test our tap water using the TDS meter that came inside to see how many dissolved minerals are in our tap water. Below are my results:
- Our Tap Water: 105
- Filtered Water Bottle: 143
- Zero Water: 000
I was absolutely shocked to find that our tap water is actually a lot better to drink than the brand of filtered water bottles we buy regularly! We have been wasting so much money! I’m so glad to have this ZeroWater pitcher in my household now, because it allows us to experience the taste of crisp, clean water. The water from our ZeroWater pitcher has a pure taste to it, and you can notice the difference right away.
The ZeroWater pitcher holds about 10 cups of water and doesn’t take up much space in our fridge.. What I love about this pitcher is that there is an extra spout at the bottom so you can use it while the pitcher is inside the fridge, without having to take the entire thing out. The spout is also perfect for younger children who are too small to hold the pitcher. There is also an area on top of the pitcher where you can place the TDS meter, which I think is very handy.
One thing I should mention is that the ZeroWater pitcher does take a bit of time to filter the water, so you might become impatient waiting for the water to filter. Just remember that your water is going through 5 levels of filtration to ensure you’re getting the best tasting water, so it’s definitely worth the wait! We absolutely love our ZeroWater pitcher. It’s a great investment every family should make!