Big Berkey Water Filter Review

Get Big Results With the Big Berkey Water Filter!

One of the most respected brands out there is Berkey. With products designed to cater for all water requirement sizes, there’s one for you. The Travel Berkey, the Royal Berkey or the Imperial. There’s even the Berkey Sport Filtered Water Bottle BPA Free Portable 22oz. If we go camping, we take ours in the back of the RV. Even for a day out at a fair or an event. If we are going to need water, the Big Berkey is one of the first things we load into the vehicle. We love our Big Berkey BK4X2 Countertop Water Filter System with 2 Black Berkey Elements and 2 Fluoride Filters. That extra level of purification with Flouride filters is worth that extra small expense. So let’s look at the Big Berkey Water Filter product range and see.

Is Size Everything?

Go Big or go home, I told myself. So I bought the big one. The Big Berkey  I consider to be one of the best investments I have ever made. Yes, it comes with quite a hefty price tag, but it is also a guarantee for good health. This water purification system is one of the best of its kind. For years, I used to buy cheap, nasty water purification jugs. Yeah, my fault, I know. These cost around $10 & they came with filters that needed replacing every 2-3 months. The water would still taste nasty, probably due to cheap filters.
Then I switched to bottled drinking water. But the problem with that was that I had to go out and buy a big pack every week, which was expensive and time consuming. You don’t mind going out in nice weather, but the rain isn’t good.

I finally got interested in the Berkey range. We were at a campsite and the couple near to us had one. It was the Big Berkey Water Filter they had with them. They seemed to have water day and night. I then researched on water purification systems and bought one online. Only though after reading plenty of great reviews about it. I am so impressed by this system and life is so much easier now. The following is a list of the pros and cons of the Big Berkey System. I must point out that the pros overshadow the cons of this system. Plus it is considered an amazing buy for its price.

Here Are The Pros Of The Big Berkey Water Filter

  • Best for Home Use. They are best suited for home and kitchen use. Much needed to provide clean, good tasting drinking water. They are also great to take camping or in the RV at
  • Superior Filters. They come with superior performance gravity based filters. These do not depend on electricity and are portable due to their size.
  • Not Picky. This Big Berkey Water Filter purifies both treated and untreated water like no other. Be it tap water or water from the pond, the Big Berkey filters about 3.5 gallons of water per hour. Plus it can store up to 2.25 gallons of clean drinking water.
  •  Healthy. It filters out harmful chemicals, contaminants, and bacteria. At the same time keeps the good chemicals intact. Unlike most other filters, the Black Berkey’s are able to filter out even the harmful fluoride elements from the water. This is to give you safer drinking water. I can always drink this water without thinking twice about my health. Fluoride Filter attaches onto the stem of the Black Element, as a post filter. These can filter up to 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters)
  • Easy Assembly. It is a piece of cake to assemble the Big Berkey Water Filter. It took me about 10 minutes to assemble the whole system, just screw in all the parts and it is ready to use. No hassle at all. It is also very easy to clean and use.
  • Great Tasting Water. The end result is purified, tasty clean water, which tasted even better than boiled water. Due to the capacity, there’s plenty to go around too.
  • Affordable Replacement Filters. Affordable, well priced replacements that are long lasting. The Purification Element has a lifespan of 3,000 gallons.

Big Berkey Little Drawbacks

  • Needs Cleaning. One of the drawbacks I noticed was that the filter rate gets slower after use, but there is an easy solution to this. Just clean the filter system and brush the parts and it is good as new.
  • Filters Need Priming. The filters start to get dry sometimes. As such you need to reprime the filters occasionally which is very easy to do.

Final Thoughts

A good water purification system of this quality at this price range is hard to find. This is an excellent product, which comes from a respected brand.  They also sell slight seconds, known as ” Scratch & Dents “. These are great for taking camping or to events, where clean water might be in short supply. and a guarantee for clean, safe drinking water. I highly recommend the Big Berkey Water Filter System. If this version is too big, then check out the other models in the range.

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