Do we like our Berkey water filter | BERKEY WATER FILTER REVIEW

Do we like our Berkey water filter | BERKEY WATER FILTER REVIEW



I get a ton of questions about the big silver thing sitting on my counter. Today I am finally going to share all the ins and outs in this Berkey water filter review. 

This is the Berkey we have: https://www.berkeyfilters.com/collections/berkey-water-filter-systems/products/royal-berkey?a_aid=5b2cf1884101a&a_bid=bef79039
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I just selected none for the 2 additional filters (We run ours with the two included filters) and then checked the box for the 1 x Set of Fluoride Filters. I didn’t add any warranty or maintenance plans.

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Ever since I started sharing videos in my kitchen on my Youtube channel, people have been asking me about the big silver thing sitting out on my countertop.

“What the heck is that thing?!”

I mean, its kind of hard to miss. 

I move it for some beauty shots on my Instagram page, but 99.9% of the time, this is the real look of our farmhouse kitchen. Pretty farm sink, ticking stripe curtain, white quartz counters and a big old eyesore of a stainless steel Berkey. 

But, read on to find out why there is no way I’m moving it off our countertops anytime soon. ie. EVER.

Berkey water filter review video
Is the berkey worth the valuable coutertop real estate
When we were shopping water filter systems, seven + years ago, I had just had my second baby. I was in obsessive research mode about all things health and wellness. I had two tiny humans who depended on me to take care of them, and I didn’t want to mess it up.

It didn’t take long for me to find out that the public water we were consuming was the furthest thing from anything you would want to put in your body. And, being water-drinking health nuts, we were throwing back A LOT of it. 

I quickly found out there were a million different filtration options…reverse osmosis, refrigerator pitcher systems, under counter systems..the list goes on.

I was concerned about drinking water loaded with chlorine, lead, arsenic, viruses and bacteria. 

Our local water has so much chlorine that it actually smells like pool water, especially now that I am so used to drinking it from the Berkey.

The two deciding factors for choosing a berkey water filter 
Price- I didn’t want to have to replace filters every few months. Some of the systems were a little cheaper up fron
Filter quality- 
Testing- The Berkey system allows you to test the filters to be sure they are working properly. (I explain the test in the FAQ below) One time my second daughter knocked the whole system off the counter. I was advised to run the “food dye test” to be sure they didn’t have any hairline fractures that would compromise the filters. I love that this is a possibility with the Berkey. With other filter son the market, you just have to hope that they are filtering properly and its hard to know when they have outlived their functionality. 
Some FAQ about our Berkey water filter system
How do you do the food dye test with the Berkey water filter?
Remove the top portion of the stainless steel system, leaving the black filters securely screwed in.
Place the bottom tip of each filter into a glass jar.
Add eight cups of water and 10 drops of food coloring to the top basin and give it a little stir.
Watch the water come out completely clear into the glass jars below.
If the water in the jars has any tint to it, its time to replace those filters!

This is one of the reasons I decided to purchase the Berkey in the first place. With other filter models, how are you supposed to know if the filters are still doing their job?

With the Berkey I can be confident that my water is still being filtered completely for me and my family. 

What does the Berkey filter out?
According to the Berkey website, Berkeys filter out over 99.99% chlorine, over 99.99% bacteria and viruses, lead, VOC’s, THM’s, lindane, benzene and atrizine. 

Does the Berkey remove lead?
Yes, it does! It removes over 96% of the lead in water. 

How often do you need to change Berkey filters?
Each black filter will last for 3,000 gallons. Each system can house up…

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The Truth About Water Purification In A Wilderness Survival Situation



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How to Filter and Purify Rainwater ( Earthship Style WOM )



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Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable



http://www.ted.com Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.

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How to Choose a Water Filter | Ask This Old House

How to Choose a Water Filter | Ask This Old House



Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains the many options available for filtering drinking water. (See below for a shopping list and steps.)
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3. For greater water filtration convenience and capacity, install an under-sink, dual-filter system that has its own gooseneck faucet.
4. For optimum point-of-use filtration, consider a reverse-osmosis system. Water passes through a series of three filters, resulting in extremely clean, pure drinking water.
5. Whole-house water filters are installed near the water main and are ideal for delivering clean, filtered water to every faucet throughout the entire house.
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Unlimited Filtered Drinking Water For Less Than $35 (Doulton/Berkey)

Unlimited Filtered Drinking Water For Less Than $35 (Doulton/Berkey)



In this video I show you how I made a gravity fed water filter for under $35. It’s a “how to” with the supplies needed and the cost of the project. I made this in less than 1/2 hour so it’s quick, easy and cheap. It also may just save your life some day so it’s super important.

You can use this filter with a Doulton or Berkey filter and you can add the fluoride filter to the bottom if that’s a concern.

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