The Berkey

Blemished Big Berkey Water Filter (2.25 gal) (Limit one unit per order)

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 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 the 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 344 reviews
Jerry S.
H2Oh, this water is good…

After years of buying and lugging plastic gallons of purified water from the big box stores, I decided that it was time to purchase a Big Berkey. Is the price tag a little intimidating? Yes, but comparatively, the BB was the way to go and I can taste the difference in water flavor.
I opted for the additional fluoride and arsenic removal filters w/ original order so I can’t compare/contrast the flavor w/out them. I also purchased a sight glass spigot to gauge the amount of water to add and it’s been helpful.
The BB is easy to assemble and comes with clear, printed instructions. There are several consumer videos online explaining how to assemble as well. It looks great on the countertop and takes up very little space. It’s an amazing product, the filters have a very long life (6000gal) before needing replacement and overall, I highly recommend it!

Juli S Mason
Love it once it is set up!

My water has never tasted better! However setting up the filters required the purchase of an additional piece of equipment and a couple of YouTube videos....very frustrating.

Chiqui Jimenez
Product/ customer services

The product is great! but I’m dissatisfied with the customer services, I did call and left a message regarding the installation process after I watched the video and follow the paper instructions but not one on your end had the courtesy to call me back.

Jacqueline Linder
Video is OK but a live assistant would be better

I like the Big Berkey. The water in our town is bad and it makes me feel better to know that I'm swallowing clean water. The only problem I had was setting it up! I'm an 85-year old female who lives alone and all that assemblage was quite a project. Had to call someone for assistance in twisting and tightening the spigot, the plugs, the knob on the lid,etc. My fingers are not very strong anymore! NOW that it's put together, I'm quite happy with it.

Phillip Quink
Our Berkey

A few years ago we got our first Berkey when the water in the Animas River was contaminated by decisions made by the EPA…then we went on to get another Berkey for each of our daughters. Our latest Berkey is in Ware, Massachusetts since the water quality is so poor there. Our neighbors got a Berkey on our recommendation and have recommended it to many others there. I guess we have probably sold in excess of a dozen Berkeys for you and we will be needing one more for our Grandson as he begins his single life.