The Berkey

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

Regular price $ 329.00

Blemished Big Berkey​ Systems: Same Great Performance at Special Price

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 357 reviews
David Wilson

Glad to have it with the unknown elements in the water these days. Water supply in the KC area is the river and or runoff from fertilized fields. The Berky gives me a sense of security when I drink water. Thanks

Douglas McVey
Great tasting!

Extremely happy with our new Berkley filter system....the water tastes great and easy to use. Bought one for our daughter as a house warming gift...Don't tell anyone.

Love the Berkey

We recently bought the 2.25 gallon Big Berkey water filtration system. We love the peace of mind it gives us knowing the water we are drinking is pure. I also like the portability of the system as you can take it on camping trips, etc. The 6000 gallon filtration capacity of 2 filters will provide enough drinking water for about 8 years for my wife and I!

Poor Customer Service

After receiving word that my order had shipped....I waited....and I waited.... In ten days I called, to find out that the order had been pulled before shipping, as the felt that the address was giving the wrong zip code. No one called, they "felt' it was not right, and set it aside.
I have it now, but had to order a siphon, as the newer home faucets will not work. Can't explain better than that, as my husband was in charge of this project. We finally have the siphon, at additional cost and are up and running. We all know the quality of the Berkey, that is why we pay top dollar for it. That having been said, wake up customer service. I am still waiting to hear how sorry they were regarding the mixup. Zip and address were correct, by the way.

Jerry Lybarger
works great

Use at our farm on well water that is already cleaner than our home city water (which is as clean as it gets in this country) except for one thing and the Berkey is cleaning that up well. Love it. Don't need to buy water anymore.