Carafe® Pitchers are our most affordable option for great-tasting, healthy water. They are easy to use and portable, giving you healthy water at home, at the office, or even on vacation! All Carafes have our patented Aquaspace Compound for chemical reduction, with additional options for Fluoride & Heavy Metal removal and Alkaline water also available. All water filter pitchers will remove:
Taste & Odor, Organic & Inorganic Compounds, Lead, Chlorine, Gases including Radon, Argon, Krypton, Trihalomethanes, Organic Halides, Industrial Solvents, Herbicides & Pesticides, Trace Pharmaceuticals & Hormones, 55 of the most common VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) including Chloroform & Benzene. See full VOC list here.
All Pitchers and Carafes are BPA & Phthalate-FREE
Carafe Filters FAQ
Filtering your tap water is an excellent way to ensure that the way you are hydrating is safe for you and your family. The quality of your source and the state of your plumbing can deeply affect the water that comes out of your tap. Carafe Pitchers are an excellent option that offers an easy way to filter at an affordable price. These pitchers fit snugly inside your fridge and require no installation into your piping system or faucets, so they are ready to use from the moment of purchase.
How Does the Filtration Process Work?
Similar to other filtration brands, within each Carafe is a patented filter compound that utilizes chemical reduction to remove the undesirable elements such as chlorine, lead, herbicides, and unwanted flavors and odors. However, essential minerals that your tap water might also contain, easily pass through the filter and still remain Some Carafes additionally extract heavy metals and organic materials using a unique process called adsorption.
Adsorption uses the carbon within the filter to act like a magnet. This attracts many of the unwanted contaminants within the water towards the carbon compound, removing them. The contaminants, like lead, stick to the carbon filtration compound, while the H2O molecules and minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium do not. This allows not only clean, but healthy water with essential minerals to pass through.
Do the Filters Go Bad?
Every filter slowly loses effectiveness over time, so changing out your filter is required and knowing when to change out your pitcher’s filter is extremely important. It’s best to think of carbon filters like a parking lot. There are a limited number of parking spots.
As contaminated water passes through the “parking lot,” the contaminants take up one parking spot at a time. Once these contaminants are in the parking spot, they will never leave. So naturally, over time the parking spots fill up, and eventually there are no more spots in the parking lot. Once there are no more spots (the carbon has pulled out as many contaminants as possible), the impurities will flow through the filter (as there is nowhere left to park).
In order to prevent reduced effectiveness, it’s important to maintain the proper schedule for switching out your filters. Every type of Carafe Pitcher has a unique filter, each with different lifespans, so make sure to check how long your specific filter will last and follow the proper maintenance required.
Which Filter Should I Choose?
Which brand you trust to provide your drinking water is even more important than changing out your filter regularly. Not all filtration systems are made equal. Most pitchers remove impurities that leave a poor taste in your mouth like chlorine and hydrogen sulfide, and common contaminants like lead, but not many are able to retain beneficial minerals that are essential for good health..
When looking at different filtration systems, also make sure to note if it has been NSF certified. This rating is used to indicate a product meets a strict standard for sanitation and efficiency. All Carafe Pitchers remove lead and have been NSF certified, so you can feel safe knowing the water you are drinking is clean and healthy.
The Carafe Pitchers also come in different models as well. The original model is the most basic and removes the standard contaminants. An elevated model offers the same filtration system with added fluoride and heavy metal reduction. Contrary to common beliefs, man-made fluoride can be harmful to the body. It can lead to stained and weakened teeth as well as potentially more serious conditions like arthritis, dementia, and cancers. This model takes out the fluoride that is in your tap water to provide you an upgraded level of quality.
Another filtration option is the Alkaline Mineral Filter. This unique filter has the ability to introduce calcium, magnesium, and potassium into the water as it filters through to increase the nutritional value of the water. It also raises the pH level to a value of 9.0, which is the optimum level for drinking water, as recommended by the author of Reverse Aging, Sang Whang, while also reducing its Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP). By reducing the ORP, it then holds antioxidant properties.
Aquaspace’s Carafe Pitchers also offer an additional option to maximize the potential health benefits of your water by incorporating both the Alkaline Mineral Filter and the Fluoride and Heavy Metal Reduction models. This provides the health benefits of the alkaline system as well as the added removal of fluoride and heavy metals to give you an optimized drinking experience for you and your family.