- Can remove up over 200 different contaminants
- Enhances water taste and pleasant smell
- Has a decent capacity for holding 64 oz of water
Water Pitch Advance Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher Review
An alkaline water filter pitcher is one of the best ways to ensure your drinking water is safe and clean, especially when you want a portable water filtration system for use at home. It’s not only able to filter out various harmful contaminants, but it also transforms your regular water into alkaline water which offers a lot of health benefits, from neutralizing the body’s acidity to promoting cell growth and much more.
The Water Pitch Advance Alkaline Filtering water pitcher is a perfect example. This pitcher competes with the best models on the market from brands like Brita and PUR, mainly because of its high-performance filtering ability. It utilizes a more advanced filtration system than the others, which removes up to 99.99% of over 200 different contaminants found in water including chlorine and other toxic chemicals, heavy metals, inorganic contaminants, and many more.
The filter also has an alkalizing effect. It effectively raises the pH up to around 9 to 9.5 while still being able to retain essential minerals like calcium and magnesium, resulting in healthy mineralized water that offers multiple benefits including increased energy levels, slowed aging process, and improved overall health.
Besides that, the filtration speed is fairly fast and the pitcher has a decent holding capacity, enough for a small family. The lifespan of the filters is pretty decent too and the whole unit seems solidly built and durable. It’s compact in size too, so it doesn’t take much space either.
In this post, we’ll share our in-depth review of this pitcher to give you a complete picture of everything about it, including its performance, ease of use, maintenance, and what other users say about it. Let’s get started.
The filters of this Water Pitch Advance Alkaline filtering water pitcher utilize a proprietary Ionic Adsorption Micron Filtration Technology, otherwise known as IAMF. These filters have been independently tested by different accredited US and international laboratories to meet NSF standards 42 and 53 for contaminants reduction.
The IAMF is an advanced filtration technology that uses porous, BPA-free, micro filters that consist of the finest-granulated activated carbon (coconut carbon) adsorbing media.
The media is made up of thousands of interconnected Omni-directional 2-micron pores, which result in a “tortuous path” that ensures the greatest amount of reduction and removal per contaminant. It’s able to effectively remove up to 99.9% of over 200 different contaminants ranging from aesthetic contaminants, heavy metals, chemical ones, inorganic pollutants, and including radiological contaminants.
It removes 99.99% of chlorine, chloramine, and other chlorine byproducts and aesthetic contaminants like unpleasant taste and odors, and sediments such as silt, rust, and sand.
The chemical contaminants removed by the filters include VOCs, trihalomethanes (THMs), PFOA, PFOS, PCBs, PCEs, DDT, MTBE’s, glyphosate, pesticides, benzene, detergents, herbicides, and pharmaceuticals.
They as well remove 99.99% of the majority of dissolved solids and heavy metals commonly found in water, including, lead, mercury, chromium 6, asbestos, aluminum, cadmium, copper, arsenic, and nitrates & nitrites. These filters equally remove gross beta, alpha radium 226, uranium, plutonium, radon 22, cesium 134, and cesium 137, all of which are radiological contaminants.
They do remove fluoride too, although not to the amount specified by the manufacturer. Water Pitch claims that they can get rid of up to 90% of fluoride, but in our test, the reduction was only about 75%. We used a challenge solution with 4 ppm of fluoride which is around four times what you’d expect to get in city water. It’s still a decent rate though. It won’t remove all the fluoride in your water if the levels are very high but it will definitely get rid of most of it.
Moreover, not all filtering water pitchers can quite well remove contaminants like PFAS, PFOA, or PFOS. These are tough contaminants that are amongst the most difficult to remove from drinking water. Most regular filtering water pitchers can’t remove them but this Water Pitch model does so effectively.
Also, there aren’t many water filters that are advanced enough to get rid of Radiological contaminants like uranium, radon 222, and radium 226 but this one does. It offers a very high-performance filtering ability not seen with most filtering water pitchers out there.
Besides the advanced water filtration media, this water pitcher features an alkaline filter that effectively raises the pH of the water up to 9.5. The filter also infuses healthy minerals (magnesium and calcium) into the water, while still maintaining those that were already present.
It equally decreases the water microclusters from around 12 molecules down to about 4 to 6, which enhances hydration at the cellular level. With the smaller molecules, the alkaline water is more quickly and easily absorbed by the body’s cells – it doesn’t leave you feeling “bloated” or “stuffed” compared to drinking regular water.
As we mentioned earlier, the alkaline water itself does offer lots of health benefits too. It provides detoxification as it enables the body to flush out toxins more quickly. It can neutralize the body’s acidity, promote healthy cell growth, and even result in increased energy levels. It can also slow down rapid aging.
The water can remain alkaline in the pitcher for more than 90 days, so you can even transfer it to bottles and store it in the fridge without worrying that it will become less alkaline.
Overall, you’ll be impressed like many with the exemplary taste and quality of the alkaline water produced by this filtering water pitcher. It tastes great with no smell at all and it’s crisp and certainly clean.
The only downside is that you can use municipal or other treated water. The filters are not designed for use with well water or any other untreated water as they are not able to remove microbiological contaminants like bacteria or viruses.
The only harmful microscopic pathogens they are able to filter are cysts and pores such as giardia, cryptosporidium, and e-Colli. They are as well not able to remove iron or sodium, so they are definitely not suitable for use with well water, saltwater, or ocean water.
Capacity and Using the Pitcher
The pitcher has a 64 oz holding capacity which is equivalent to 8 cups of filtered alkaline water. That’s a pretty decent capacity. It’s not too much or too little but just good enough to suit individuals and smaller households.
The capacity of the unfiltered water reservoir is equally slightly big, almost half that of the pitcher, meaning you won’t have to refill many times to get the pitcher full – it takes just one refill. There’s a filling flap right on top of the lid to make the filling easier. You don’t need to take off the whole lid.
However, the reservoir is white and non-clear. You can’t tell when it’s full or empty hence you can end up overfilling it if you don’t look through the small opening when filling it.
The filtering speed is quite fast compared to other water filter pitchers when you flush out the filters. The unit starts filtering the water right away. It takes about 2 to 4 minutes for the entire water in the top reservoir to go through the filters, meaning you’ll have to wait only around 8 minutes to fill the pitcher.
The speed does get slower over time as the filters’ lifespan comes to an end. It can also slow down quickly if your water is highly contaminated, especially with sediments. However, they can always be re-flushed once more to increase flow.
When it comes to actually pour the clean water, you don’t really get a clean pour as the flip on the spout doesn’t always open. It slightly sticks together, so you have to give it help by holding it open with one hand while pouring, otherwise, it obstructs the flow of water causing it to burst out and spill all over.
The lid is secure though. It stays firmly on, even when pouring at a steep rake which is great considering that in most other water filter pitchers it tends to come off if you don’t hold it in place when you pour.
However, it can come off if you pour the water in the pitcher while there’s still water in the upper reservoir. Moreover, the reservoir is completely open hence any unfiltered water in there can get poured out along with your already filtered water. You need to wait until the reservoir is empty to avoid cross-contaminating the clean water when pouring it into a glass.
The handle of the unit is sturdy and comfortable to hold. It doesn’t cause fatigue although the unit can be a bit heavy when you fill the pitcher past the filters.
There’s little to do with regards to assembling this pitcher. You only have to remove the lid if it’s already attached and screw in the filters if they are not already installed and you’re good to go. You need to first flush the filters before use even though they come pre-flushed at the factory. The unit comes with a red flushing bulb to help you do this.
You just screw it onto the filter, hold it under the tip of the faucet, and then turn the water on so that it starts flushing through the filter. You have to let it run for at least 3 minutes for adequate flushing. This will ensure any loose carbon dust gets rinsed off, plus it will also activate the filters.
You’ll need good water pressure to ensure they are flushed properly as the media inside has to be completely saturated before they can work correctly. It may take several flushing sometimes to get the water flowing smoothly during the initial use and a few periodic flushes afterward if the flow rate starts to slow way down, but not always.
The package consists of the water pitcher unit, the two filters, and the red flushing bulb.
Maintaining a water filter pitcher is a breeze and it’s the same thing with this one too. The major task is replacing the filters. The unit uses two filters and each has a filtration capacity of 100 gallons which sums up to 200 gallons overall. Under normal use, these filters can last approximately 4 to 6 months for a family of four. This time frame will vary though, mainly depending on the quality of the water being filtered through and the rate of usage.
With fairly clean source water and average daily usage, they can work effectively to their full 6-month lifespan. However, if the water is highly contaminated, then the filters can last 4 months or less. Some users even reported that their filters were clogged after only a month of use. Therefore, their lifespan is highly dependent on the quality of the source water being filtered, plus how often the filters are used.
Knowing when to change the filters is a bit tricky because there’s no digital indicator to let you know when it’s time to change them. You can only tell this when you note the water flow is greatly diminished which isn’t always reliable because improper use or maintenance can cause premature clogging, especially when dealing with overly turbid water.
Re-flushing the filters may resolve the clogging and improve the flow of water through the filters but in case that doesn’t help then that would mean it’s time to replace them.
The process of changing the filter itself is easy. You just unscrew the old used filters and then screw in the new ones, flush them to rinse off any loose carbon dust, and activate them, and you are done. Water Pitch offers the replacement filters as a two-pack or as singles.
The pitcher itself can come apart easily, so you can dismantle it for cleaning which is important since the minerals added by alkaline filter media will eventually result in a build-up in your pitcher. The design of the pitcher has little nooks and crannies hence it will collect less of the sediments, plus it will be easier to clean. However, it’s not dishwasher safe, so you’ll have to clean it by hand.
The design of this water pitcher is no different from the others out there. It’s simple and pleasant to look at. The pitcher itself is made of plastic in the USA. The plastic is BPA-free and FDA-approved hence it meets all the major health standards – no toxins will be leaching into the water.
The plastic material is of good quality too. The pitcher feels very sturdy and durable. It’s able to withstand regular usage for quite a long time and it’s not likely to break easily when dropped. The filters are equally strong and durable. Even the lid is very strong and fits firmly on top of the pitcher.
As for the size, the pitcher is slightly compact. It measures around 11 x 5.5 x 10.5 inches, which is sufficiently small to fit snugly in most fridges. It won’t take up much space on the counter either, plus it’s really portable although some may find it heavy to carry or hold when the pitcher is filled with the alkaline filtered water.
An alkaline water filter pitcher is indeed a great investment for every household and this Water Pitch model proves to be one of the best options in the market today. It offers a high-performance filtering ability, capable of removing over 200 different contaminants, more than most other water filter pitchers. It also effectively raises the water alkalinity up to 9.0 – 9.5pH while keeping the healthy minerals. The pitcher’s capacity is decent and the filtering speed is equally very good.
Generally, this is an ideal option for anyone looking for an alkaline water filter pitcher for a small family or individual use. The only major notable downside is that you can only use it on municipal water as it’s not able to filter microbiological contaminants like bacteria or viruses. However, Water Pitch will have an Advanced Micro Filtration Pitcher available in early 2022 that will remove even more contaminants.
Stay tuned for more products at www.WaterPitch.com.
Things we like
- Can remove up over 200 different contaminants
- Enhances water taste and pleasant smell
- Has a decent capacity for holding 64 oz of water
- The speed of filling water is fairly fast
- Relatively easy to assemble and replace filters
- Made of sturdy and durable materials
Things we don't like
- Has non-clear and white reservoir
- Unable to use with well water and remove bacteria or viruses
Historical Price Chart
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