I’m just about to purchase a water filter. I was thinking of getting the big momma 1.13-gallon tank (Brita Ultra-Max Dispenser). The easy-to-use dispenser would be nice to fill up water bottles or cups. And it’s so monster huge, I won’t have to be refilling the thing all the time. But then several different reviews said there was a problem with mold on this design:
Mold: If you do not let this filter dry within a maximum of two days, you will get mold. This mold will probably make you ill (sore throat) (Conversely if you look at it from another point of view – it will strengthen your immune system). To avoid this problem, the water dispenser should be washed every week at very least (to safe you should wash it more often). I have never had this problem with Brita’s other products
So I thought I’d go with the pitcher version (Brita Deluxe Water Pitcher). The biggest one i could find is this 80 ounce sucker. But then the amazon reviews were complaining about how the lid didn’t stay on, and so many people talked about how they spill water all over.
Some of the reviews for Brita said people should go with Pur, it’s better quality. According to the reviews for the Pur 2 Stage Water Dispenser #DS-1800Z, there wasn’t anything significantly bad about this dispenser. In fact, there were even several reviews about how people used a Brita, and then found the Pur to be much better. So there you go, Pur is better than Brita.
Now which Pur to get?
I’m getting the Horizontal faucet chrome and the oval pitcher.