Water filtration systems have evolved a lot, and now, it’s not only confined to those mighty units fitted into your walls. You can have a filter on your dining table, kitchen, lawn, or anywhere. Thanks to Brita Water Pitcher Filters. Brita has introduced these small, portable, and efficient water filters into the range. These filters have activated carbon granules that act a sponge through which the water flows. Brita has given different filters with different target impurities and efficiency. Before digging into the working and the actual cleaning guide, let’s go for the range of filters available for you.
Brita Standard: These filters can filter up to 40 gallons of water.
Brita Long Last: It can filter 120 gallons of water that can last up to six months.
Brita Stream: This filter can clean 40 gallons that can last up to two months.
Brita Water bottles: Clean up to 40 gallons with a single replace.
This range of filters works differently to deal with the water impurities inside your mainline water. Like the Brita Standard water filter can filter the large suspended particles from the water. It has activated carbon granules that act as a sponge. Apart from that, there is also an Ion exchange resin, that functions to attract and hold the contaminants like a magnet. Similarly, there are Brita Stream filters; that have this innovation of dual-layered carbon granules that give an added surface area for more impurities absorption.
CLEANING GUIDE FOR THE BRITA PITCHER FILTERS
Now that you have been using the Brita filter for a long time and need it to be cleaned. This guide is about to clean the Brita Pitcher Filter, not to remove it. So, follow this step by step, straightforward approach to get a clean and hygienic Brita Pitcher Filter.
Cleaning the Lid and Washing It:
The very first step in cleaning the Brita Pitcher Filter is to take off the lid of the pitcher gently. You can wash the pitcher in your sinks. Using hot water to wash the removed lid of the pitcher is a good option because it will make it easier to remove the dirt residues clotted on the body. Along with the hot water, you can also use general dishwashers to get more cleaned results. Clean it thoroughly by making sure that each corner and crevices of the lid are cleaned as much as it can be. Here, a precaution needs to be taken for the pitchers having certain electronic circuits in the lid. These must not be immersed in the water. Instead, using a brush or a sponge to wipe out all the dust and dirt would be the best idea.
There also come some pitchers that have the Chrome lid. For such products, here is a small life hack for you. You can mix one teaspoon of vinegar in a cup of warm water. Then gently wipe the lid with a soft cloth, soaked with the mixture.
Now that you have detached the lid and also cleaned it very carefully, its time to remove the filter now. The filter would be a suspended body into the jar, that you need to take out and place aside. It is here important to clarify that filters can’t be washed. They are replaced. However, if you want to clean the filter as well, to some extent, You can rinse it off by placing it into the warm water. After that, place it in a clean place so that it may not get any dust or dirt.
Wash the Reservoir:
After cleaning the lid, take the reservoir out and put it into the sink. The reservoir usually has watermarks on its walls. Put it into the warm water and clean with a dish wash or any dish detergent. After cleaning every corner very minutely, rinse two to three times and then wipe it down with a soft cloth. Wipe both the inside and outside of the reservoir, so that you get the desired cleanliness.
Cleaning the Pitcher:
Heat the water and put pitcher into it. Wash the pitcher in-depth. So that you get the perfectly clean pitcher at the end. Pitchers are built with products that can’t resist excessively hot waters. So, you need to care about the warm water temperature in which you are going to wash the pitcher. Use a sponge, foam, or a soft cloth to carry out the whole cleaning. You can use the different dishwashers, dish detergents, and soaps to clean the pitcher.
Basically, a mild dish detergent that has no abrasiveness in it; can be used finely for the pitcher cleaning. The market has a number of such detergents. You can use any of them: any liquid dish wash, dish soap, or any other powder would work best.
A soft cloth is to be used to scrub the body. Alternatively, you can go for the sponge or a mild scrubber as well.
Rinse and Dry:
After you are done with all the cleaning and washing. Now, its time to rinse it again and again for three to four times. When you are satisfied that it is enoughly cleaned and rinsed. Now its time to dry the pitcher. For that, place it upside down in a rack or on any clean cloth. Keep in mind that the cloth must not have the fur that may get into the pitcher, and then the fibers may come in your drinking water. For urgency, you can also use a paper towel. Never use a tissue for drying. It leaves behind the small parts that later come in the water.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How to take the pitcher apart?
You can use a screwdriver. Place it under the tab at the end of the handle and then move gently. Preferably twist it. The Reservoir will then pop out.
What is the maximum Pitcher filling Volume?
There are lines drawn on the reservoir, but in case they are not. Fill the water until one inch is remaining. That would be enough.
Can I use bleach to clean the molds?
Having molds in the base of the pitcher! You have no other option than replacing it. Using bleaches is harmful because it contains toxic elements that are very fatal to a human. Only use the non-abrasive dish detergents for cleaning.