Brita pitchers are indeed ANSI, and NSF-certified to eliminate harmful contaminants. But, just like any other water filter, they get dirty inside (with dissolved solid particles) and require routine cleaning to avoid the unwanted growth of mildew and mold inside it.
Cleaning the Brita Pitcher of your home becomes a simple task if the required steps are performed properly. However, many people get confused with useless guides on the web and risk breaking their pitcher while performing the first step of the Brita filter’s cleaning, taking the pitcher apart.
Want a detailed guide on how to take apart Brita Pitcher for cleaning? Great! We promise a simple, to-the-point guide to help you complete your work in record time.
How To Take Apart Brita: Step-By-Step Guide
A Brita Pitcher is so designed that you can quickly separate each component. It comprises two separate containers:
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Though it’s not that hard to open a Brita Pitcher, many people fear breaking the device while opening it. I tried my hand at successfully opening the Pitcher after failing five times, so I am sharing the steps that will help you open your Brita Pitcher very easily.
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As the cleaning process gets completed:
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How To Clean a Brita Pitcher: 5 Smart Tips [Maintainance]
Wanna know the ways to ensure the longevity of your Brita Pitcher? Then, here, I am sharing some smart cleaning tips to maintain Brita Pitcher efficiently.
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How To Take Apart Brita Pitcher FAQs:
How long does a Brita filter last for one person?
A standard filter of Brita or Brita filter pitcher model, as claimed by Brita, lasts for nearly two months. So, you need to change the Brita standard water treatment system every two months or after it has served you nearly forty gallons of water.
Also, the filters of Brita Pitchers are three times more long-lasting than the normal filters and reduce the amount of chlorine, lead, cadmium, particulate matter, and mercury very effectively from your drinking water, thus improving its taste and odor.
How To Prevent Mold In Brita Pitcher?
To prevent green mold in your Brita Pitcher, ensure that you replace its filter on time. Also, don’t keep your pitcher in the dark area on the counter. Instead, keep it inside the refrigerator.
Every time you handle the filter, wash your hands very nicely with soap. Clean your Brita Pitcher at least once a month with mild dish detergent to prevent mold growth.
What happens if you don’t replace Brita filter?
If you don’t replace your Brita filter on time, the contaminants, including bacteria, might not get eliminated, making your water polluted and eventually harming your health.
So, changing the filter on time is crucial to stop the unfiltered water from coming through the machine. After replacing the filter, a stream of water filled with carbon dust may come out at first, but eventually, the tap water becomes contamination-free.
How long does it take a Brita pitcher to purify water?
The ANSI or NSF industry-standard certified Clean Pitcher of Brita/Dispenser Filters takes approximately ten to fifteen minutes to purify water. Many customers have also confided that their machines have filtered the contaminants faster than expected. The Brita Pitcher’s faucet filter instantly purifies water from one’s tap.
Can I put lemon in my Brita pitcher?
You can put lemon or other fruit pieces inside your pitcher and some ice cubes to make and serve the low-calorie beverage. This beverage is healthy, and it is fun to have it.
Adarsh is a Health & Nutrition Sciences graduate with expertise in environmental health. He is associated with ventures like Glacier Fresh Filter.
Through Aqua Professor, he intends to provide helpful information to every home to help them make smarter decisions.
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inside the handle of this pitcher turn black, how do I take it apart the handle , not the pitcher but the inside of the handle of the pitcher, mold captured there we can’t reach, Thank you
To take apart the Brita pitcher’s handle, you can see this video: https://youtu.be/kph4_qGhhwY. To remove mold in the Brita pitcher, follow these steps:
1. Take apart the filter element in the pitcher (see the article and the video link)
2. Soak the remaining pitcher in 1/4 bleach per 1 gallon of water for an hour
3. Rinse with a solution of a few drops of dish soap in warm water.
4. Let the pitcher dry.
5. Install a new filter element, and you are good to go!