We love the Berkey that we purchased about a month ago. Before Berkey, we only drank bottled spring water, never from the house spigot, now we feel confident our water is safe.
We did purchase the stand, which I would definitely recommend, because it makes access easy with a glass.
One concern I have is: As a short person, I have to stand on a step stool every night to refill the top. The first week, I over-filled the top and it leaked onto the counter. I feel it is mandatory to have a gauge on the unit to determine when to add more water (perhaps, in time, we will be able to get a refill system judged by our usage) . I'd love to hear from other users. Thank You!
Just as important and maybe MORE SO, I think Berkey should devise some sort of indicator when the filters need to be replaced. After all, if the filters are not working anymore, your water is not good. I'd be curious to know, from other long time users or from Berley, how frequently filters are changed for the 2.25 gallon Berkey in a household of 2-4 people under normal use. I feel this is so important.
Thank You, Berkey, and continued success .
Delighted with our Travel Berkey for our 2 adult, 2 dog & 1 cat family. Arkansas has been known for its excellent water quality but I wanted to insure that we don't ingest unwanted chemicals especially heavy metals & pharmaceuticals in the future. My brain is aging & needs all the protection I can provide & our pets have smaller livers & are more vulnerable than we are. Visitors & my husband also agree that our water tastes better. The glass spigot is worth adding so that you know how much usable water you have.
Well you did not honor the survival membership, nor did you have a military discount. I thought I was buying my Berkey equipmwent from directive 21, Jeff the becket guy Gleson. I feel like I was totally ripped off with the prices and lack of discount. Michael
I lived in the jungle in costa rica for two years and was given a smaller berkey by a traveller. It became indispensable to us. My daughter lives in central florida on well water and has diabetes 1, and was continually ill. I thought maybe the water was an issue, so knowing the difference it made in the jungle I purchased the large unit for her and her family along with the shower head filter. The day after she received and installed the filters she called me and said, " Mom, if you never do another thing for me, this water filter and shower head is best thing you ever did for me." She has been feeling great, her skin problems have improved, and she has had fewer digestive issues. I wish you made a whole house system. This Christmas I plan on buying my son's the same for thier familes.
For the month our family has used the 2 1/2 gallon Berkey, it has worked really well for us. It's a good size for our family of 4 and I've personally noticed I don't feel sick after drinking a glass of water like I used to because the contaminants are effectively removed. I definitely recommend spending the extra money for a stand to easily pour into your glass if you will have your Berkey on your counter as we do. The glass spigot for viewing how much water remains is nice to have too but not necessary. I'm glad I spent the extra on that accessory too. I'm very happy with our Berkey and I no longer stress about the contaminants in our water that weren't filtered out with our old Brita.
I love its style and color. More importantly, I love the contaminants it removes
The only negative is that you cannot see when you need to add water other than lifting the top portion off slightly to look down into bottom container.
Here in Long Island (where cancer rates are unnaturally high) a number of key toxins go unregulated so our water company is not required to test and post results. But independent labs reveal that our water is tainted in a number of chemicals known to cause cancer. So I'm delighted I that my Filtered water not only tastes fresh without a chorine scent, but is free of many of the toxins which concern me. it looks nice in my kitchen, too! The size is perfect for two people and a thirsty dog. So no more buying and shlepping bottled water home.
I am satisfied with this product. Thank you for helping me remove chemicals from our drinking water.
We did not have the Berkey Primer the first time we primed the filters. When we got new filters we also purchased the Primer and it made a world of difference. It was well worth it the price.
The Travel Berkey is a great size for the two of us. We like knowing that our water we drink and cook with does not have all of the chemicals in it. Would highly recommend the Travel size for one or two people.
Love the berkey!! Absolutely a must for any family.
I am extremely satisfied with this product, the water taste much better & chemicals are gone from water.
I am so glad I have a Berkey! I have been wanting to drink more water but hated the chlorine smell of our tap water. The Berkey does a great job and is so simple to use. No more smelly water and even my kids have been drinking water all day without me having to ask them to! I am thinking about getting the travel size to keep in my bathroom for at night and also in case we ever go on vacation. I love it!
Water tastes amazing when you use these bottles. Unfortunately my dear daughter LOST this one within 2 weeks of me purchasing it, and I had ordered one for each of us after trying it, so she wants to use (lose) mine now because she liked it so much. So I have to order spares and will put our phone number on hers.
After a lot of extensive research on water filtration, I was impressed with what the Berkey brand claimed to offer. I purchased the Royal Berkey, the glass spigot, 2 black elements, 2 fluoride filters, and the shower head. Everything has exceeded my expectations! I love that it is transportable, stylish looking, and doesn't not require any water pressure. I have had the shower head for only two weeks and I see and feel a noticeable difference in my hair and skin. Even my facialist noticed an improvement and commented on how beautiful my skin looked.
The Royal Berkey was simple to install, easy to use, and gives us peace of mind that we are drinking safe water. I use the water for everything- watering plants, cooking, ice cubes, espresso machine, humidifier. I think the purified water will prolong the life of any mechanism you fill it with. I highly recommend Berkey products. I would encourage anyone who is questioning a purchase to go ahead and do it. It's worth the money and you will notice a difference. You will not be disappointed.
I think my water was poison . I add borax and iodine to my water , now my water is medicine . So convenient , I cook with filtered water now . I drink more water now . Coffee , tea , ice I don't want any tap water in my body .
I am pleased with my new Berkey. I started drinking more water since purchasing this product. I can taste the difference having the water filtered. I like to and bring water with me from the Berkey when I go out. I will no longer buy bottled water.
This is my second Berkey. I use a travel Berkey in my RV. I love both of them. I have well water that can smell slightly like suffer. The Berkey completely eliminates any smell or negative taste from the water. I have used my travel Berkey in areas where there is very nasty tasting water,. i.e. city tap water with chorine and fluoride. and who knows what. The water came out delicious and pure using the Berkey. Berkey water filters are so important for good health. Thank You!
After setting up the water filter I noticed that the water feels 'softer' in my mouth. I know that I am going to enjoy drinking more water this summer! FYI - I found the written instructions for setting up the filter a little confusing so I went on YouTube and was able to watch what to do. It's actually quite simple but purging the filters can make quite a mess and can be hard to hold the pressure with my kitchen faucet! It would be nice if there was an easier way to do it. That's the only reason why it got 4 stars instead of 5.
Really glad we bought the sight glass makes it a lot easier to determine amount of water in bottom of system
Arrived quickly. Easy to assemble. Water tastes great.
I'm really loving my Travel Berkey. It looks great on my kitchen counter and leaves my water tasting great. One thing I didn't take into consideration was that my kitchen faucet does not have a removable aerator. So, priming was a huge pain. Just something to consider.
I love the Berkey Shower Filter with massage head!! Easy to install, the massage shower head is very comfortable and my skin and hair feel less dry and irritated. I'm extremely happy with this product!!
We are extremely happy with our new Berkey! Huge difference between the Berkey and tap water and even bottled water. We drink more water now than we ever have.
I did quite a bit of research before I decided on the Big Berkey. So glad I made this choice. Honestly, had some challenges with the set up of the filters, but your customer service was excellent and guided me to a youtube video that solved my dilemma quickly. The water tastes pure and I no longer worry. My daughter and I drink mostly water. With that said, I needed to make the choice to have a better purification system. I am very happy with your product and your company. While I felt the price was very reasonable, there is no value you can place on your family's health. Thank you for providing us with much needed comfort knowing our water is pure and free of contaminates.
It is well worth the few extra dollars to see the water level of my new Berkey.
I have had a small Berkey for a few years in my motorhome. I am spending the winter in the desert this year and have the best water in the RV Park. Decided to get a larger Berkey for home instead of using those pitchers that do very little.
I purchased the Berkeley Go specifically for an upcoming trip but decided to try it out early. We used it for 2 people and a dog 9 days straight and it conveinantly provided the water we needed. We now leave to California in a couple days and I have no doubt it will be sufficient to adequately provide for all our water needs.
Love, love, love my new Big Berkey! It took a few days for the fluoride filters to flush out the dust, but now the water tastes amazing! The Big Berkey is the perfect size for our family of three. Thank you!
Glad we made this purchase....stand is ideal for a counter top or table. We couldn't live without our Berkey system! Thank you for a great product!
I had to review the video on priming the filters again but it was a lot easier than I rembered great tasting water!
My family was concerned about the fluoride and chlorine in our water. Now that we ha e the Big Berkey our water tastes clean and refreshing. We also no longer have to worry about the fluoride ride. We are very happy with our Big Berkey. Thank you!
Good servicw good price what else is there to say!
I tried other water filters before, this is the best ever!
We have one in both showers. Love that we are able to filter out the chlorine from our bath/shower water.
With all the water problems in Flint, MI, the solutions have caused even more problems. The shower filter has helped me a great deal by removing the excess chlorine which was causing skin problems.
This is my second Berkey filter. I purchased one for my RV a few years back. This winter I have spend two months in the desert warmth and realized how much I love water. Now to mention water is one of the best things we can put in our body. Soooo. I purchased a larger model Berkey for my use at home. I cannot give it a higher recommendation. The filters last very long and are the best in the industry. Water, Water, Water
Since we moved to a town that gets its water from the Ohio river, we have noticed family illnesses for those who have lived in this area their entire lives. Lots of chemical plants were located near here. We wanted to avoid a future of health problems and elected to consume clean water daily.
I am waiting for a friend to install filters so
I can begin to enjoy good tasting water!
After using the Berkey light for a couple of months, the water seems to have a funny taste. What could be causing that to happen? We have the black filters and the white flouride/chloride filters. Do we need to replace the black rubber plugs with the new white ones? I don't notice the taste on the stainless British Berkefeld that we have had for years.
So far the filters are working great. It's a good feeling to know I'm not ingesting all the bad stuff in our city water.
I really like the glass spigot. It helps me to know when I need to refill my Big Berkey. I'm glad I purchased it.
The site glass is needed to know how much water is in the bottom chamber. There is a video that instructs to put magic marker lines on the tube to mark where the water is when one gallon has been drawn off, and also where the level is when two gallons have been drawn off. That is helpful to know how much more I can pour onto the top! If there is a way to put them on the product before sale that would be nice. That is the only reason I did not put 5 stars. There was no debating with myself over buying this tube along with the system right away.
Was very glad I purchased the primer. The process was simple and I really can't imagine having to prime the filters or purge them without the Berkey Primer. Highly recommend with purchase of the purifier.
Received the product when expected with no damage. Instructions were confusing to me at first but after reading several times I finally was able to assemble the unit. I am enjoying fresh filtered water and with the confidence that I am using the best water available to foster good health.
I have been researching filtration systems for months if not a few years now. I didn't want something taking up another spot on my counter but was drawn to the fact that I won't be wasting water while trying to preserve my health. It wasn't until my cousin told me about the Berkey at my brothers funeral service. Yes, he passed four days after being diagnosed with cancer and I think that scared me into making a decision. Not that my water was causing health issues, I just needed to take action and move forward. I LOVE MY BERKEY, not just for the peace of mind but I don't know what I was worried about. We love the water and not only drink it but cook with it and we fill it every morning so that we won't be without. I just noticed the other morning how quickly it does filter when we are running low. My son is in training for the Leadville 100 run and is pretty fanatical about his nutrition and probably uses it the most. The quality of the system itself is terrific I just wish it was fingerprint proof! Thank you for coming into my life.
I'm loving the Big Berkey. its so nice to just flip the handle and have nice fresh clean tasting water.
I had no trouble priming the black filters but purging the white fluoride filters is another story . The instructions said it would take 20 seconds to purge them or until water runs clear. It took way longer than that. More like 30 min or more for each fluoride filter and even then once I thought the water was running clear the first batch of water there was still white dust that settled into the bottom container of the Berkey. After that batch there hasn't been any more white dust in the bottom of the container. I like the idea of not drinking fluoride but it was so difficult holding the filters and pressing them against the faucet for such a long time. My hands were getting so tired. I wish they could come up with an improvement for purging the flouride filters.
I was recently at one of my patient's home; drank a glass of water; and almost vohmitted. It was filled with chlorine and smelled like metal.
now I realize I have to bring my 'travel' Berkey with me; or take mason jars filled to the brim with our Berkey filtered water. There is nothing