07 August 2014

Brita Marella and Mavea Elemaris Water Filter Review Singapore

We've combined the review of these 2 water filters because we think that they are using the same filter.
Brita Marella

2.4 litres (1.4 litres of filtered water)
Bundle price: SGD $95 (+3 filters) - Takasimaya / Tang Basement
Filter price: SGD 38 for a pack (3 filters)
each filter = 140 L water

This Brita Marella is using the a maxtra catridge, reduces taste and aroma impairing substances such as chlorine, chlorine compounds, organic impurities and limescale - for a great natural taste.
permanently absorbs metals such as lead and copper, which may be present in old household piping, for more well being.

This filter is an one stage filtration (even though the said this is a 4-stages filtration):

Step 1: Intensive pre-filtration:
The water flows through a fine mesh filter.

Step 2: Ion exchange filtration:
The ion exchange resin reduces limescale (carbonate hardness), certain heavy metals (like lead and copper).

Step 3: Activated carbon filtration:
The activated carbon significantly reduces substances that affect smell and taste such as chlorine and organic impurities as well as certain pesticides.

Step 4: Intensive final filtration:
The special fine mesh filter retains the particle mixture

The advantage of this filter: There's no need to immerse into the water for 15 minutes before using it, faster filtering and reduced black particles in the water.

The contents of the BRITA MAXTRA and Classic cartridge consists of ion exchange resin and granulated activated carbon. The improved performance is derived mainly from the optimization of the cartridge shape and mixture. In addition the MAXTRA FlowControl provides a consistent flow rate over the lifetime of the cartridge.  

Tested and Certified by NSF International against NSF/ANSI Standard 42 for the reduction of chlorine taste and odor and NSF/ANSI Standard 53 for Cadmium, Copper, and Mercury.

What is the difference between the BRITA MAXTRA cartridge and the BRITA Classic cartridge?
- Improved performance on limescale reduction (+20% vs. BRITA Classic cartridge *)
- Superior performance on reduction of substances that affect smell and taste (chlorine, TCP, geosmin, certain organic impurities)
- Consistent flow rate over the lifetime of the cartridge

Brita FAQs

MAVEA Elemaris 

Water Jug (2 Liter) price: USD $28.99 (Amazon)
Filter price: USD 17.73 for a pack (3 filters) Amazon
each filter = 150 L water

Certified by the Water Quality Association to NSF standards 42 and 53 to reduce:

Chlorine taste and odor
Heavy Metals (mercury, cadmium, copper)
Agricultural Chemicals (atrazine, simazine)
Industrial Pollutants (benzene, tetrachloroethylene)

utilizes MAVEA Maxtra advanced technology filter, which is clean, fast and safe: micro-screen reduces release of black bits, and no pre-soaking is required to activate filter.

Optimal mixture of activated carbon and ion exchange resin beads that work together to improve water taste and reduce contaminants
Activated Carbon - absorbs chlorine and organic compounds like chemicals and pesticides
Ion Exchange Beads – capture heavy metals and reduce water hardness
Silverized - The filter media is silverized to inhibit the growth of bacteria to maximize the filter life .

we suspect that this is the exactly the same filter like brita maxtra.  what I like about this brand is that their counter seems more advance than the other counter.

The MAVEA filter change indicator measures filter life 3-ways. You recieve a signal to replace the filter based on the length of time the filter's been in use, your consumption, and quality of your water.

The Good:
+ Available in Singapore
+ Good quality build and solid
+ No pre-soaking neede
+ Water flow is good

The Bad:
- useless counter (it's only a time counter)
- filter performance is lower compared the rest (Pur and Novita)
- Doesn't filter pollutants

The Good: 
+ Better quality compared to Brita
+ Better filter counter
+ Filter is cheaper compared to Brita
+ No pre-soaking needed
+ Water flow is good

The Bad: 
- filter performance is lower compared the rest (Pur and Novita)
- Not Available in Singapore, need to order online via amazon

So should you get this Novita Water Pitcher? Read the summary Water Filter Pitcher / Jug Singapore Novita vs Brita vs Pur review

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