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Brita Everyday Water Filter Pitcher In-depth Review

We tested the famous Brita Everyday and were surprised by how well the decade-old filter pitcher is keeping up the race.

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
The Brita Everyday water filter pitcher next to a glass of water

Overall Verdict

The Brita Everyday filter pitcher lives up to its reputation. While not as good as others in removing chlorine in our tests, its NSF-certified filter did the job. The pitcher has an average capacity but excellent flow rate, which allows it to produce more clean water than most other similar capacity pitchers. It may not be the most stylish pitcher, but the Brita build quality is good and looks decent enough on your countertop. Some people may find its lack of convenience features such as a refilling trap door, spigot, or filter life indicator a dealbreaker. However, others will appreciate it as a basic water filter pitcher that does a good job.

Things We Like

  • Excellent flow rate
  • Good fit and finish 
  • Affordable price

Things We Don’t Like

  • Lack of trap door for refilling
  • Short filter life (2 months)

The Brita Everyday is a veteran water filter pitcher which made its debut more than a decade ago and has been in various Best Filter Pitchers lists since. It comes in a basic design and uses one of Brita’s first-generation standard filter cores, so its market appeal is less compared to newer Brita models such as the Brita Style or Marella; still, the Everyday is among the best-sellers of all brands. 

What makes it so popular? Is it because of the Brita moniker, or is this filter pitcher a real keeper? We tested the Brita Everyday for performance, usability, and design to find the answers to these questions.

Key Specs

10 C
Filter life
40 gal
Target contaminants
chlorine, copper, mercury, zinc, cadmium
NSF 42, NSF 53
Product dimensions
L 10.6 in. x W 5.5 in. x H 10.0 in.

Where to Buy Price at publication $23.60

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Compared to Other Water Filter Pitchers

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Analysis and Test Results

7.8 Performance

The Brita has an excellent flow rate, but its effectiveness in removing chlorine and improving water aesthetics is not the best. Interestingly, its standard filter was slightly better at lowering the total dissolved solids (TDS) than some newer Brita models with the Maxtra filter core. 

7.0 Design

As one of the earliest commercial water filter jugs, the Brita Everyday lacks niceties that we take for granted these days, such as a trap door, a light indicator, or spigot. However, it has the strong build and timeless design of a veteran pitcher.

7.9 Usability

Even without handy extras, the Brita Everyday is surprisingly user-friendly. It’s easy to use and maintain thanks to its simple, gimmick-free design. The biggest faux pas is the lack of a trap door, which makes refilling inconvenient.

Behind the review

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Anh NgoSenior Editorial Director

Anh Ngo is a writer with 9 years experience at different media outlets, covering from public news and events to product testing and analysis. At HealthyKitchen101, she works across different departments, communicating closely with its network of writers, editors, and health, tech, and search engine experts to provide a meaningful and pleasant reading experience for visitors.

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Lap is Head of the Research, Testing, and Review Team (RTR Team) at HealthyKitchen101.com, where he directs and supervises the testing of kitchen gadgets and appliances.

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Nguyen Ntk is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer whose philosophy centers around respecting and celebrating the beauty of reality. Through his lenses, Nguyen strives to capture the true essence of objects and events, showcasing and highlighting authentic features without distortion or exaggeration.

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