The Berkey

Blemished Royal Berkey Water Filter (3.25 gal)

Regular price $ 244.00

Blemished Royal Berkey​ Systems: Same Great Performance at Special Price($61 Off)

The versatile Royal Berkey System is ideal for use at home with medium-sized families, travel, outdoor activities, or during 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.

The 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 only; there are no functional or performance defects with these systems
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel 
  • This system comes standard with two Black Berkey Purification Elements but can be expanded to 4
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel 
  • Storage capacity of about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25" in height
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chamber, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable up to 4), 1 stainless steel lid, 1 spigot, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button,2 blocking plugs, 1 rubber gasket to protect the base
  • Height when in use: 23"
  • Diameter: 9.5"
  • Weight: 8 lbs empty
  • Serves: 2-6 people
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Royal Berkey System can purify up to 4 gallons (15.1 liters) per hour
    • Configured with 4 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Royal Berkey System can purify up to 8 gallons (30.3 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4 Berkey PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements can be installed in the lower chamber if desired

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 224 reviews
Caroline Gonzalez
Almost perfect

Love the Berkeley. I must get used to drinking non reversed osmosis water again. Only wish the spigot filled the water bottles faster.

Bought a second Berkey

After 2 years, I'm still so happy to have my Berkey! Our preteen grandsons drink much more water when they're visiting - I guess they intuitively know the water is better than what they get out of their fridge dispenser :). When we bought a family ranch, my d-i-l bought a second Royal (unfortunately without the sight-glass spigot I consider to be essential) to have there. The portability potential in case we had to get out of our big-city burbs is what made the difference to me when I was comparing the best of the filters available. I also didn't want to have to add minerals to RMO water. After 2 years, I'm still completely happy with my choice.

Sharon Deters
Bigger is better

I got a Big Berkey for my son and family because they liked my water so much [I have a Big Berkey]. But they were filling it several times a day. That's when I decided to up grade them to the Royal Berkey. Now they still drink a lot of water just don't have to fill it so often. My daughter had been using different faucet filters on her city water but didn't like the taste soooo she bought a Big Berkey also. Our family now has gotten four Berkey's and we also got extra filters just to have on hand. Never hurts to be prepared.

Jason Provo
Lots and lots of great tasting water

This unit might have been overkill for 2 adults but we drink a LOT of water. I also use the water for bread baking, cooking, coffee and tea.

Its easy to assemble, much easier to keep clean than our old filtered "pitcher" and the water is cool and refreshing.

Extremely happy

Brian P
Best feature EVER

An amazing system! Everyone should invest in a Berkey system!
It’s the best easiest precaution you can buy.