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 103 reviews
LOVE Berkey &...

Dont forget sight glass spigot! would also buy one size larger than what “sounds” right. Loaded it up with max filters & love it... humidifiers, aromatherapy, drinking, cooking, plants, pets, drinking.... Love having safe, great water to use everywhere possible! WITH the sight glass, berkey’s a pleasure (who knew it’s easy to overflow Berkey without the sight glass, ooops!).

Awesome product

We love our berkey!

Takes the bad taste from my well water

I wanted to be able to drink my sulfur-y tasting well water without losing all the minerals and the Berkey did the job, that is why I am giving five stars. I considered removing a star because you lose more than a gallon between what doesn't reach the filters in the top and the water below the spigot, but didn't. Just be aware of the lost volume, you may want to order larger than your anticipated use. Also it annoys me how small the spigot opening is because it takes forever if you need a large volume at once. I have the stainless steel spigot, but it looks similar in size to the plastic one that comes with the unit. Unless you have a big family, it will take a while to get your ROI because of the cost of the unit. With the cost of water here, for me at one gallon a day it will take two years. But then again, I don't have to lug jugs home from the grocery so there is value in that. Plus the filters are supposed to be long lasting. On the plus side, I'm surrounded by farm fields so there is value in getting any possible sulfates and herbicides out of my water.

Royal Berkey is Great

I am very pleased with my purchase of the Royal Berkey. The water tastes great and has eliminated chlorine smell/taste in our water. I also use it for cooking and washing vegetables, which makes me glad I opted for the larger model. The initial setup was a bit tedious in that when using the fluoride filters, you have to really get rid of "manufacturer's dust", as was explained to me by customer service; who by the way was very helpful. Wish there was a hard copy of the manual, but it can be downloaded online. I have recommended this product to my friends as I feel it is a good investment, especially if you are concerned about the quality of your water and our environment. Thank you Berkey!

Finally bought a Berkey

First encountered the Berkey in my sister's home years ago, really enjoyed the water. I bought one this year and really like the difference it makes in the flavor and safety of our water. Why I waited so long, I do not know!
The filters have changed over the years, but the product succeeds in its delivery. I did have to take the filters outside to prime them, as the kitchen faucet would not work with the priming adapter. That is okay, the adapter worked outside, got it done on both sets of filters and the Berkey was put into action.
If you are on the fence about buying one, I recommend you buy one! The value of a Berkey is incredible, it pays for itself in no time, you will be glad you made the purchase!