Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Review: PUR Filter (and GIVEAWAY!)

A while back, I blogged that we have 5 gallon jugs of water delivered to the house because my husband won't drink tap water (with good reason! he got sick when Milwaukee's water supply was contaminated in the 90's and has been leery ever since.)

A lovely PR person for PUR came across that post and contacted me wondering if I'd like to try out the PUR Water Pitcher with LED Indicator. I received it 2 months ago and have been using it steadily ever since. I was prompted to write this review tonight because the blinking red light on the pitcher let me know that the filter needs to be replaced. I'm extremely happy that the filter lasted almost 2 months -- considering that we filled it at least once a day, sometimes more.

The filter gets rid of tons of things -- including nasty cryptospridium. I often threw in a few lemon slices or cucumber slices to flavor the water, and we easily drank a pitcher a day. In our family of 5, we could use a bigger pitcher -- and I see that they do make a larger size (PUR 2-Stage Water Dispenser)

The pitcher we've used holds 55 ounces of filtered water. Each time I re-filled the pitcher, I pressed the small light on the top. When it was green, I knew the filter was still effective -- as soon as it turned red I knew it was time to replace the filter. I really liked this feature, as I could see myself forgetting how long a filter had been used, and not replacing it for months.

The filters run around $20 for 3, which should last my family about 6 months. That is definitely less than the cost of bottled water delivery!

The taste of the water was fresh and crisp. Our tap water doesn't taste bad - but it does have a funny taste most of the time. I didn't notice any funny taste after it was filtered through the pitcher.

My husband was willing to drink it, which meant that our water delivery bill went down in the last 2 months. He did still drink from the large jugs, but was okay with our kids drinking from the PUR filtered water, and would drink from it himself sometimes.

PUR wants to send one of my readers a PUR pitcher to try for themselves! Leave a comment on this post and tell me how much water you try to drink in a day! Comments will be accepted until the end of the day on Sunday, August 2, 2009.


  1. Weney Fells4:28 AM

    I have used Pur before and it is very nice although I have never used the pitcher. I have used the one that connects to the faucet. The water is so hot here in the summer that it would be nice to be able to put it in the fridge and get it cold. Win or not I will have to think about the pitcher :)

  2. Hi Mel!

    I would really put one of these to good use. Thanks for posting!

  3. Our family of 7 drinks almost 5 gallons of water a day...yes I know we change the big big gallon jug that often. I really liked the cost of only $20 for 3 filters, and no heavy lifting. Something I may have to consider in these tough times. It would be nice to have that extra $40 a month. Hope we win!

  4. We have a filter on our refrigerator and no one will drink the tap water due to the chlorine flavor, this might be easier as the fridge takes a LONG time to give you a cup of water.

  5. I also don't drink tap water and we just moved to a house with a fridge that does not have the built in water filter [I lost my old fridge that had the filtered water in the door in the divorce], so I am VERY SAD! I'm buying jugs of filtered water right now, but my kids and I drink a ton of water, so this would be AWESOME for us! Please enter me in the drawing. :)

  6. We'd love to try this out.

  7. Bunny6:52 PM

    I love the filters, and having a reminder of when to change the filter would be really handy. I'm trying to drink about 100oz a day, But my tap water isn't good for people with kidney issues apparently. I don't want to go through that again...

  8. We used to have the big PUR dispenser and went through a whole one a day between making coffee and drinking water. Then we remodeled our kitchen and have a second tap just for filtered drinking water. I love that, but before it was practical, having the dispenser was really great.


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