I am one that has two children that thankfully love water and drink it all day...one thing they do not like? Water that gets warm, so I spend a lot of my putting ice in their cups. This pitcher alleviated me having to do that, so that was a nice plus. The kids didn't complain about the taste, so another plus for Pūr.
The filter removes 95% of mercury and reduces chlorine. All this improves tap water taste, because like my children? I also can not stand to drink tap water that taste funky.
Getting the filter in the pitcher set up was pretty easy and I didn't have any issues. Once the filter is in, the pitcher does gain a bit of weight and then adding the water makes it even more heavy. I found that after filling it twice I had to use two hands to pour, which wasn't ideal. I suppose I could just fill it once to make it easier but I like having a substantial amount so I don't have to stop and refill. It comes with a light to let you know when it is time to replace the filter.
This pitcher is similar in size and shape to others on the market and while I like the convenience of cold water in the fridge I did not like how much room it actually took up.
We have our refrigerator set up at certain heights for the thing we normally buy and store and the pitcher presented problems. I would have had to reorganize things in order for its placement to not be obtrusive.
All in all the Pur pitcher was a great convenience for good tasting water but the size is a big con for our family. Also the thought of buying and keeping up filters more than once a year can be daunting.
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