My Review of the New Improved Clearly Filtered Water Pitcher
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Are you looking for information about the new and improved Clearly Filtered water filter pitcher?
Well then, you've come to the right place.
I got ahold of one to try out, so I can tell you all about it. After you read this review, you'll be able to decide if it's the right filter for you.
Clearly Filtered Pitcher Key Features
Clearly Filtered gave their Clean Water Pitcher a complete overhaul in 2018.
These changes have taken it from being a pretty good filter to an excellent filter.
New Advanced Filtration Technology
Have you ever noticed how many different brands of water filter pitchers there are out there?
Many of them are private label products. By that I mean that the parts are manufactured by one company and then sold under another company's brand name.
That explains why so many of the pitchers look suspiciously similar.
In fact, Clearly Filtered used to have its filters made by another company called Seychelle.
But that all changed in 2018.
Instead of continuing to use someone else's filters, Clearly Filtered developed their own filtration technology, which they dubbed "Affinity".
It's a proprietary blend of filter media that effectively removes over 220 unhealthy contaminants from water.
(By the way, this is the same filter technology used in the Clearly Filtered under-the-sink water filter.)
The new filter element might look similar to the old one on the outside, but it's whole lot better. More details about that a little further down the page.
The pitcher itself has a new look and design, too, as you can see here.
It holds two quarts - same as before - but there are two significant changes to the design.
- Medical Grade Tritan Plastic - All the plastic parts, including the lid and handle, are now made of this superior quality BPA free plastic. It's not only safer, but it's also more durable.
- "Water Dam" - This feature keeps the unfiltered water in the reservoir from getting into the filtered water in the bottom when you're pouring. So, no more waiting for all the water to filter through before you can use any.
In case that's hard to see, here's a short video of me demonstrating how the water dam works -
Most water filter pitchers have a warranty of one to three months. But Clearly Filtered offers a lifetime replacement warranty on theirs.
Asaiah Passwater, the company's President and CEO, told me that they have very few returns, and they're proud of their lifetime satisfaction rating of over 92%.
This is a company dedicated to customer satisfaction. If you ever have any problems with your pitcher, they'll make it right.
Clearly Filtered Contaminant Reduction
This filter removes over 220 contaminants from your water.
Here's a partial list along with the reduction percentage:
- chlorine 99.9%
- chloramine 99.9%
- fluoride 98.0%
- lead 99.5%
- arsenic 99.6%
- chromium-6 96.9%
- iron 99.4%
- pharmaceuticals 99.9%
- radiologicals 99.9%
- herbicides 99.9%
- pesticides 99.9%
- BPA 99.9%
- PFOA 99.9%
- phthalates 99.9%
- nitrate 99.3%
- VOCs 99.9%
- semi-volatile compounds 99.9%
- E. coli (bacteria) 99.9%
- cryptosporidium (parasite) 99.9%
- giardia (parasite) 99.9%
- klebsiella pneumoniae (bacteria) 99.9%
- pseudomona aeruginosa (bacteria) 99.9%
Clearly Filtered does not remove viruses. Most pitcher style filters don't. The only exception I know of is the Propur water filter pitcher.
It also doesn't remove healthy minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium from the water. That's characteristic of all charcoal based water filters, and most people think that's a good thing.
You can access the independent lab test results here if you'd like to see the complete list of all the contaminants that Clearly Filtered reduces.
Filter Life and Replacement
The filter itself is good for 100 gallons. So that means it'll last for two to six months, depending on how many people are using it.
It's simple to replace. Just screw off the old one and screw on the new one.
Before installing a new filter, you should prime it according to the instructions that come with it. It's not essential, but the initial flow will be better if you do it.
There isn't any kind of indicator to tell you when it's time to change the filter. So you'll want to try to keep track of how much water you're putting through the filter.
The top reservoir holds a half gallon. So, for instance, if you fill it twice a day, you're filtering a gallon a day. At that rate, the filter will last for 100 days, or a little more than three months.
You'll also be able to tell that the filter is used up if the water starts to taste and/or smell funny.
Replacement filters are available online.
You can save 15% on replacement filters forever by joining Clearly Filtered's VIP Filter Program. They'll ship a replacement filter to you for free on the schedule that you choose.
It's a great way to save money, plus you won't have the hassle of reordering every few months.
What Comes in the Box
When you buy a Clearly Filtered Clean Water Pitcher, you get:
- pitcher and lid
- one filter element
- flushing disk to prime the filter
You can also buy bundles combining a pitcher with replacement filters - either three or six. That'll save you some money and save you from having to order replacements for a while.
Those bundles are available from Clearly Filtered.
Clearly Filtered Pros and Cons
What People Like
- Makes water taste great!
- Fast filtering
- Convenient size pitcher
- Removes 220+ contaminants
- Made in the USA
- Long filter life
- No spill lid
- Excellent customer service
Don't Like So Much
- Flap on spout sometimes sticks
- Can't prime filter using pull-down or pull-out faucets
- No filter life indicator
- No fill hole on lid; have to take off lid to add water
Where to Buy Clearly Filtered
Clearly Filtered pitchers are sold online. You can check the current price and availability at Amazon by clicking here.
Or, you can order directly from Clearly Filtered and have it shipped for free. You can also join the VIP Filter Program at the same time, if you like.
Clearly Filtered Discount Code
Here's another way you can save money when you buy from Clearly Filtered.
Enter the code SAFEHEALTHYHOME2020 when you checkout at the Clearly Filtered website and receive an additional 10% off!
That's on top of the VIP Filter subscription program. What a great deal!
Verdict: Highly Recommended!
Out of the many water filter pitchers I've researched and reviewed, the new improved Clearly Filtered is my favorite right now.
It does a superb job of reducing contaminants, and the filter lasts a good long while.
I also love the new pitcher design and the fact that it's made from medical grade plastic.
And, considering that it comes with a lifetime warranty, you really can't go wrong with this pitcher.
So, if this sound like a good fit for you, go grab one today!
[You might also be interested in reading my guide to The Best Water Filter Pitchers. There you can see how Clearly Filtered compares to Aquagear, Alexapure, Propur, Zerowater, and others.]