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Brita Aluna S0500 Water Filter Pitcher In-depth Review

The flow rate is slow, but the Brita Aluna is still a well-designed and well-made water filter pitcher recommended for personal use.

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Tested Using Methodology v1.0
Gloved hand holding the Brita Aluna water filter pitcher

Overall Verdict

The Brita Aluna S0500 is a compact, stylish, and user-friendly water filter pitcher. It’s highly effective against chlorine and is certified to reduce amounts of numerous other dangerous contaminants, producing water that tastes and smells crisp.

Admittedly, it’s not the fastest working filter, but is good enough for a one- or two-person home.

Things We Like

  • Slim design
  • Stylish look
  • Fridge door friendly
  • Transparent reservoir

Things We Don’t Like

  • Short filter life (26 gal)
  • Slow flow rate

If you’re looking for a fridge-door friendly water filter pitcher, you’ve probably come across the Brita Aluna. Using the Maxtra+ filter, this pitcher promises “ideal-tasting water” for drinking, brewing tea and coffee, and preparing meals.

In this comprehensive review, we explore the features and performance of the Brita Aluna and whether it lives up to advertising claims.

Key Specs

Capacity
10 C
Filter life
26 gal
Target contaminants
chlorine
Certifications
TÜV SÜD
Product dimensions
L 9.6 in. x W 3.9 in. x H 10.2 in.

Where to Buy Price at publication $31.55

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Analysis and Test Results

6.1 Performance

The Brita Aluna water filter pitcher uses the Maxtra, a new Brita filter that’s more effective against chlorine and other contaminants than the standard filter. The water it filters tastes great with healthy levels of total dissolved solids (TDS). This filter, however, doesn’t offer the fastest flow rate. It took almost a minute to process a glass of water in our test.

8.9 Design

The Brita S0500 Aluna has a sturdy, durable design with a minimalist touch. It won’t make a statement on your dining room table, but will mingle in easily. Thanks to its compact size, the lack of a spigot doesn’t affect its ease of use, although a refilling trap door would be useful. 

As a new-generation filter, the Maxtra is not only better designed and less prone to leaking materials, but it’s also easier to install. There were no major faux pas to complain about.

8.2 Usability

Without tricky parts and components, the Brita Aluna is easy to use, assemble, take apart, and clean. The short filter life means you’ll have to replace it more often than most, but it takes little effort. The pitcher would score higher if there were a trap door for refilling.

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