Stelton water filter jug Brita compatible
- dimensions : ø 11cm, height 27.5cm
- tariff code : 3923299099
- material: FDA (Food & Drugs Administration, US ) approved plastic
- compatible with Brita Maxtra® cartridges
- delivered with one cartidge
- design: Erik Magnussen (Sweden) for Stelton
FAITES VOTRE CHOIX :
3 good reasons
- you are a fan of Stelton and Swedish design (so are we).
- you are a fan of the Brita filtering system but not of the design of their jugs.
- you do not have a water filter jug yet and wish to invest straight away in a design classic that you can proudly exhibit on your table even during your gala dinners.
how does it work?
Those of you who know about the brilliant Brita® system will not be confused, and the rest of you will quickly understand.
WHICH FILTERING CARTRIDGE FOR THE BRITA COMPATIBLE STELTON JUG?
The Stelton water filter jug uses Brita Maxtra cartridges, very common model, available in supermarkets.
START-UP AND USE OF A WATER FILTER JUG
To take advantage of the benefits of filtered water, you need to respect the instructions for use:
- clean the jug with water and washing up liquid
- remove the cartridge from its packaging
- immerse in water and move it back and forth to eliminate potential air bubbles stuck in the filtering particles
- install the filter by placing it in the receptacle (beware of the position of guides that ensure the correct positioning of the cartridge)
- pass through the filter 3 times the content of the jug to rinse it and eliminate any potential impurities.
The jug is now operational. With an intensive use, a Classic Brita filter needs to be changed every 4 weeks (this represents 100 to 150 litres of water).
- you should regularly clean the jug that, as opposed to disposable plastic bottles, is used time and time again. The water filter jug considerably improves the consumption of tap water but it must be clean to avoid the development of bacteria.
- the filter must be immersed as far as possible: do not leave the water filter jug empty, and fill it as soon as it no longer full
- since filtering considerably reduces the content of chlorine in water (chlorine is added by the network managers precisely to avoid the development of bacteria and fungi), you need to place the jug in the fridge after use or ensure a sustained rate of consumption of water from the jug.
WHAT DOES ONE DO WITH FILTERED WATER?
In view of its reduced chlorine content and its improved taste, filtered water is perfect for:
- expresso machines and coffee machines (less frequent descaling, better taste)
- preparation of tea and coffee (taste)
- preparation of pasta, rice and other things to boil
- put in the iron (decent ersatz to distilled water)
FILTRATION IN SHORT
The principle of water filtration was extended to our water jugs a few years ago: it was until then reserved for professional or domestic water installations to purify water and above all get rid of its limescale centrally.
The principle involves filtering the water with a fine filter and mixed materials in the cartridge in granular form:
- ion exchange resin: captures part of the limescale (tartar) and heavy metals (lead, copper)
- activated carbon: considerably reduces the content in chlorine, pesticides and organic impurities that degrade the taste of tap water (binchotan is also activated carbon)
- pre and post- filtration: mechanically retains particles from the network or the plumbing.
IS FILTERED WATER MORE HEALTHY THAN TAP WATER?
Tap water is perfectly healthy - at least in the European Union - and meets extremely strict standards from a sanitary point of view.
Filtering water brings a real attractiveness, essentially for the improvement of taste and the anti limescale treatment.
Having said that, a poorly maintained jug (water filter or not) will always be more favourable to the development of bacteria than water coming from the tap: beware therefore to maintain the water filter jug perfectly clean: regular cleaning, preferably by hand (acrylic goes in the dish washer, but the heat degrades its appearance) with washing up liquid is compulsory.
eco-responsible - 100 plastic bottles per annum and per person in France... switching to tap water reduces rubbish
economical- tap water is 100 to 500 times cheaper than bottle water; furthermore filtered water will greatly spare your coffee machine and your iron
design - an ultra-classic shape from Erik Magnussen for Stelton, with millions of units already sold throughout the world