I’ve been fighting an almost constant battle against kidney stones for going on 20 years now.
One of the arrows in my quiver has been using a filtering water pitcher to remove the impurities from my drinking water.
I’ve tried several different brands of filtering pitchers, including multiple models from both Brita and PUR.
I’ve generally been happy with them, but here lately it seems like every other commercial on TV is pitching the Zero Water pitchers.
After seeing the head-to-head comparison between Zero Water and Brita for about the zillionth time I decided to give the Zero Water a try.
I checked out the various Zero Water offerings and finally decided on their ZeroWater 12-Cup Ready Pour Pitcher.
Like probably most everyone else who gets one, the first thing I did after my pitcher arrived was use the included “dissolved solids” meter to compare the filtered water from the Zero Water pitcher to my tap water.
And sure enough, the water from the Zero Water pitcher tested to 0 – a perfect score. The water from the tap tested to 226.
Of course one might naturally be skeptical of these tests because the meter was supplied by Zero Water, but since the meter has no way of knowing where the water it was testing came from the test should be on the up-and up, right?
Anyway, the ultimate test for me is how good does the water from the Zero Water taste compared to the tap water.
In short, the difference was astounding!
I’d always been very satisfied with the flavor of the water I drank, but the water from the Zero Water simply blew me away.
I’ve never had plain water taste this good in my life, and that includes the expensive bottled water that I used to drink.
Now that you know how much I love my new Zero Water pitcher I feel it’s only fair to point out what could be a serious downside – the cost.
In addition to the Zero Water pitcher itself being more expensive than those from competing brands, the replacement filters they use are also quite pricey.
Personally, I plan to keep using the Zero Water pitcher even with the extra cost because of the reduced risk of getting another kidney stone (I absolutely detest them!) and the great flavor of the water.
But if those things aren’t important to you then a different brand of pitcher should be serve you just fine.
As for me, it’ll be Zero Water forever unless something changes in a big way!
By the way, I was glad to run across this short video that seems to validate my decision to stay with Zero Water despite the extra cost:
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen
by clicking the “square” icon in the lower right-hand
corner of the video.
Bottom line: If you’re in the market for a good filtering water pitcher I really don’t believe you’ll find another brand that’s as good as Zero Water. Just be prepared to pay a premium over what you’d pay for a competing brand.
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