The Berkey

Big Berkey Water Filter - 2.25 Gallons

Sale price $ 258.00 Regular price $ 379.00

The Big Berkey water filter is our most popular system. And our top selling product is now on sale!

Big Berkey Water Filter is perfect for everyday home kitchen use as well as for outdoor activities.

This system comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters (4 for an additional $100)
  • Standard spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs

 The best thing about our Big Berkey water filter is it's a perfect size to satisfy enough water to 2 to 3 people. Its low profile size fits comfortably in most kitchens. The unit is constructed of high-quality stainless steel.

This system can hold up to 4 Black filters and 4 PF-2 fluoride filters which are completely optional. It can not just be used for home but as well as travel and outdoor use for purifying both treated and untreated raw water.

It is also capable of reducing fluoride in your water when used with Berkey's optional PF-2 fluoride filters.  The fluoride filters screw onto the Black filters.

The Black Berkey filters used in the Big Berkey will reduce or remove pathogens, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, VOC's, heavy metals, as well as bad tastes and odors. No other filters can duplicate this performance. Black Berkey filters can be cleaned by using a scotch Brite pad under running water.

*Due to state regulations, we are currently not shipping this product to California or Iowa.

More about the Big Berkey:

Capacity 2.25 Gallons (8.5 Liters)
Diameter 8.5"
Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2's (lower)
Flow Rate 3.5 Gallons per hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 7 Gallons per hour (4 elements)
Height 21" (Includes lid and knob)
Portability The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height.
Serves 1-4 people
Fluoride Removal Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired.


Berkey Water Filters can remove: 

  • Fluoride - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Viruses – Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Pathogenic Bacteria - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Lead - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Arsenic - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Iron - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Mercury - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Chlorine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Trihalomethane(THMs) – Removed to greater than 99.8%.
  • Bisphenol-A - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Chloramines - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Pharmaceuticals - Removed to greater than 99.5%.
  • Petroleum Contaminants - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Methylcycohexane-methane - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Pesticides - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Heavy Metals - Removed to greater than 99.1%.
  • Coliform and e-Coli - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Atrazine - Removed to greater than 99.9%.
  • Uranium - Removed to greater than 97.0%.
  • Gross Alpha emitters - Removed to greater than 98.7%.

For a complete list of contaminants that Berkey Water filter reduced/removed and the Laboratory Results of our filters, please click here.


The Berkey Sale: Get up to 50% OFF on selected items when you buy with Berkey Water Filter Systems. Limited-time offer.


Big Berkey: A Powerful Water Purifier

We know that tap water has already been treated to make them safe to consume, however, that water still has to go a long way from the water treatment plant to your home.

This water still has to go through miles and miles of pipes and it could encounter a lot of things on its way, so how sure are we that it is really safe to consume?

The thing is, the water that we drink should not only be labeled safe, but healthy. So how can you turn tap water into something healthy?

The answer: home water filtration system and one of the most trusted water filters is the Berkey Water Filters.

The Berkey understands that choosing the right water filter for your home can really be a hard task, so we offer you products that are everything you are looking for.

Berkey Water Filters are made in the USA and since we already have an established reputation in the industry and the results of their filtration tests are outstanding, we hold a gold standard when it comes to gravity filtration system.

If you want a Berkey water filter that could serve your family of 4 or 5, then the Big Berkey Water filter is the one you should go for.

The Big Berkey Water Filter

Big Berkey is a versatile water filtration system and it is ideal for home use of a small or a medium sized family but your can also bring it on your travels or other outdoor activities like camping.

It is a powerful system that can purify both treated water and raw untreated water from sources like stagnant ponds, streams, and remote lakes, and it does not require electricity that’s why it is perfect for everyday use. 

The Big Berkey filtration system is very powerful that it is classified as a purifier, it can remove cysts, pathogenic bacteria and other dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, VOCs, trihalomethane or THM and radon 22.2.

How Big Berkey was Made

The Big Berkey has been constructed with the used of 304 stainless steel that has been highly polished, the system of this water filter is equipped with two purification elements and it also makes use of the latest advances in the filtration system technologies.

This is a home system that would serve your family that is why it has a storage capacity of 2.25 gallons or 8.5 liters.

The Big Berkey has been configured with the use of two purification elements from the Black Berkey and it has the capacity to purify up to 3 and a half gallons or 13.3 liters per hour.

Its system can also be expanded into four purification elements making it capable of purifying 7 gallons or 26.5 liters of water per hour.

At $258 with 2 filters, the price of the Big Berkey is most definitely cost effective.  Each of the durable Black Berkey water filters can last up to 3, 000 gallons of water, so that means that the two of them will last for 6000 gallons.

That is actually a lot longer that most of the water filter solutions that you can find in the market. If it can provide 10 gallons a week, then that could be equal to 11 and a half years of safe and healthy drinking water for you and your family.

Just think about all the money you can save if the money you spend on bottled water would instead be invested into a Big Berkey Water Filter.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 128 reviews
Wonderful filter system

Quick delivery, easy set up, we are more than pleased with our Big Berkey 2.25 gal. We were concerned with the use of Toledo city water, and the issues it has had. Also we didn't want to use plastic bottles with the issues they have also, plus the cost and plastic waste. So the Big Berkey has been a blessing, and an answer to all our needs

Definitely recommend it!

I had become concerned about all. the. things. in our "city" water. My husband and I had been purchasing spring water from the grocery store which also concerned me because it could often taste like plastic. We were spending approximately $25 per month for drinking water. The Berkey will pay for itself in about six months and will last for years before the filters need to be changed. We love the taste of the water and knowing that we have checked one more thing off our list that contributes to our health and wellness. Thank you so much!


We are using our Big Berkey water filter everyday and it fits perfectly into our small kitchen. No more lugging water bottles up 3 flights and no worries for the hurricane season.

happy but

you should provide stainless spigot not charge, kinda cheep, other wise so far so good 1 month

Big Berkey

We love our Big Berkey. It was simple to set up and is easy to refill when the water level gets low. The water tastes great and it is a relief to know the water is safe and free of contaminates