The Berkey

Blemished Big Berkey Water Filter (2.25 gal)

Regular price $ 220.00

Blemished Big Berkey​ Systems: Same Great Performance at Special Price($58 Off)

The versatile Big Berkey System is ideal for small to medium-sized families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies

Blemished systems enable you to enjoy economic savings while being assured that the performance of your Berkey​ system has by no means been compromised. Cosmetically blemished Berkey​ systems come with the same warrantied Black Berkey​ Purification Elements that have made Berkey​ Water Filter the leader in the industry.

Blemished Berkey​ systems are identified by a distinctive “B” stamped on the upper and lower stainless steel chambers, which indicates that the chambers ARE NOT warrantied against cosmetic defects.

However, the ​Black Berkey​ Purification Elements carry the standard 2-year pro-rated limited warranty,​ which provides you with the same performance and longevity that you would experience with any of our non-blemished Berkey​ systems.

Berkey stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.

  • The Black Berkey Purification Elements are the only part of this product that is covered under the manufacturer's warranty
  • Blemished systems are sold as is - no refunds or exchanges on blemished canisters
  • These systems are slightly blemished with a minor cosmetic dent or scratch on the stainless steel canister only; there are no functional or performance defects with these systems
  • This system comes standard with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements but can be expanded to 4 elements
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber) 
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable up to 4), 1 stainless steel lid,1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button, and 2 blocking plugs
  • Height when in use: 19.25"
  • Diameter: 8.5"
  • Weight: 7 llbs empty
  • Serves: 1-4 people
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with two Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Big Berkey System can produce up to 3.5 gallons (13.3 liters) per hour
    • Configured with four Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Big Berkey System can produce up to 7.0 gallons (26.5 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4 Berkey PF-2  Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired

*Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines.

*Labeling may vary to fulfill orders during periods of heavy demand.

Customer Reviews

Based on 200 reviews
I finally got my Berkey!

I have wanted a Berkey for over 20 years and for whatever reason, just never did it. I'm an environmental engineer that deals with contaminated groundwater and putting treatment systems on contaminated wells, so I have always known the importance of filtering out contaminants from drinking water. I've been filling up gallon jugs of water from the local UV water kiosk for years and hauling gallons and gallons. I've done my research and always knew that Berkey was the only way I wanted to go. It took me getting a small bonus at work to finally treat myself and come to to my senses and think - what I am I doing? - just buy the Berkey! So, I finally did it and couldn't be happier. No more hauling water - I have the greatest filtered water any time I want. The Big Berkey is so sleek and nice looking and provides quite enough water for me to use in cooking, making tea and for drinking (me and the dogs). The assembly was fairly easy and was happy that the spout did not leak! The only one thing that I wish was easier for the installation is the priming of the filters. Using the little rubber gasket to hold between the faucet and the filter is a little less than perfect - water goes spurting all over if you don't line it up just right and get a really good seal. But this is definitely not a reason not to get a Berkey and follow all installation directions. So happy with my purchase and looking forward to many, many years of clean drinking water.


My husband and I are loving our Berkey. Easy to set up, use, and our water has never smelled or tasted fresher. Thank you.

great water

This one was for my son's family. I've had one for a few years. I love mine. My son's trying to find a spot for it.....

I love it.

Makes my life a dream.

Blemished Berkey???

If my Berkey filter was a blemished model I have been unable to find a blemish. It arrived in perfect condition, was easy to assemble, and I have the satisfaction that I am drinking pure, noncontaminated water. I am so happy with this purchase.