ZeroWater’s 12-cup water filter jug is the first in its class to benefit from a sealed lid and reservoir which allows filtered water to be poured while water which hasn’t yet been filtered remains in the reservoir. This adds a further 2 cups of capacity to the 10 cups of filtered water in the jug. It also features a one-handed, pull and pour button spout for easy pouring from the fridge or for filling bottles. Unlike other leading water filter jugs, ZeroWater benefits from a patented, 5-stage Ion Exchange Filtration system which removes virtually all dissolved solids from your water. This provides great tasting water without the dissolved solids which may include Minerals, Salts, Metals, Chemicals and Runoff. Moreover, it reduces 99% of all Fluoride and other inorganics, such as Nitrates, from your water.
The first thing I noticed after using this jug for a bit, was that it is huge. It is not made for smaller fridges in little flats. I had to remove a shelf in the fridge to fit it in. I think a family size fridge would be perfect for it. It holds 12 cups, which is around 3litres of water. This size is perfect, as you should be drinking 2 litres a day, so there’s a little leftover.
ZeroWater 5-Stage Dual Ion-Exchange Filter Features:
- Certified* to reduce Lead and Chromium
- Premium 5-Stage Dual-Ion Exchange filtration system
- Ion-Exchange system that removes virtually all dissolved solids in your water
- The FDA requires the TDS level in PURIFIED bottled water to reach 000-010ppm. ZeroWater is the only filter in its class to achieve this level.
ZeroWater offers a variety of sizes from 7 cups to 23 cups. This means you can find the right size for your set up. I think the smaller 7 cup jug would be perfect for a smaller fridge.
Some assembly is required with the ZeroWater Jug, but the instructions provided are easy to read. Following the instructions is suggested, as this can help avoid any leaks.
After putting it all together, you can then fill it. As the water needs to go through the filter, you’ll have to fill it 3 or 4 times to fill up the jug itself. The filter slows the water down a lot, and you will need to make sure the top section is empty before using the jug.
ZeroWater 12-cup Water Filter Jug Review
You have two options for pouring with the 12 cup jug. You can pour as normal, or use the water tap on the back. The tap is slower, as you’d expect. But offers a much easier way to dispense the water.
ZeroWater is so sure of their filter, they included a TDS Meter. Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) refer to minerals, salts, metals including lead, chemicals, fluoride and runoff polluting your drinking water. ZeroWater Technology is the only water filtration system to remove 99.6% of TDS, equivalent to TDS in purified bottled water.
I used the TDS Meter and it showed the filtered water as 000, which is great. The water from my tap was showing as 70 TDS, so this is a massive improvement. The taste was phenomenal, with it being obvious that impurities had been removed.
The filter lifespan is based on the quality of your water. The worse the water, the harder the filter has to work. So for my TDS, I can expect around 150 litres of water. You can use the TDS meter to check the quality of the water. Anything above 005 will mean you have to replace the filter. You can buy ZeroWater filters from Amazon, or ZeroWater directly. The prices range from £19.99 for one filter to £89.99 for eight.
Overall the ZeroWater 12-cup water filter jug does exactly what it sets out to do. Finally, check out our other lifestyle reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.