The Big Berkey comes standard with the following:
This system can hold up to 4 Black filters and 4 PF-2 fluoride filters (optional)
Optional: With system purchase, we offer one of the items below at 50% off the MSRP (Make your selection above):
This item cannot be shipped to California or Iowa.
The Big Berkey is the most popular size that Berkey makes. It holds enough water to satisfy 2 to 3 people, and it's unobtrusive size fits easily in most kitchens.
The Big Berkey can hold up to 4 Black Berkey filters, but can be used with only 2 filters by plugging the extra filter holes. (Two plugs are included.) The advantage of using 4 filters in the system is that it will filter the water faster. However, many of our customers choose to only use 2 filters at a time, and find that it's sufficient for their needs. Each set of 2 Black Berkey filters will purify 6000 gallons. The standard system comes with 2 Black Berkey filters. Please use our filter calculator to get an estimate of how long your Black filters will last.
The Big Berkey is also capable of reducing fluoride in your water when used with Berkey's optional PF-2 fluoride filters. The fluoride filters screw onto the Black filters.
The Big Berkey is powerful enough to purify stagnant pond water, yet perfect for everyday use. Because it works by gravity, it requires no electricity to operate. The system is very easy to operate. Simply pour your unfiltered water in the top chamber. Gravity pushes the water through the filters and your purified water is stored in the bottom chamber.
The unit has a height of 19", and a diameter of 8.5". It is made of grade 304 polished stainless steel. The system has a water storage capacity of approximately 2.25 gallons.
The Black Berkey filters used in the Big Berkey will reduce or remove pathogens, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, VOC's, heavy metals, as well as bad tastes and odors. Black Berkey filters can be cleaned by using a scotch brite pad under running water.
PATHOGENIC BACTERIA SURROGATE>99.9999%
ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.
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Posted by Diana Tredway on 23rd Oct 2015
I've been waiting a long time to purchase my Berkey and I love it. The water is so good
Posted by Shannon on 21st Oct 2015
I'm in love with my new Big Berkey. My water tastes good and I feel great knowing my kids are drinking it.
Posted by Naomi Jacobs and David Schwartz on 19th Oct 2015
We recently purchased the 2.25 gallon Big Berkey and it does a great job. We are keeping our travel size for the time being. There are two issues to note. First, it takes awhile for the weird smell and taste to go away after being primed. You may want to use the water for cooking instead of drinking for the first week or two, or use it in smoothies so the "newness" isn't so noticeable. Secondly, you'll get a hang of not overfilling it, sometimes by making the mistake of overfilling it. The water goes through pretty quickly with 4 filters, so the bottom chamber fills up very quickly. In fact, we heard sort of a whooshing noise as the water went way too high, and trickled out. That doesn't mean there's something wrong with the filter. If anything, it's working so efficiently that you'll have usable water in no time. If we had it to do over, we would have gotten the Big Berkey first with the 4 filters. We'd recommend it to anybody, especially over the plastic Brita filter.
Posted by Greg on 2nd Oct 2015
This is the best tasting water we have had since being a child. I purchased a stand off of Amazon that is 30" high with a 9.5 inch circumference for it to fit on. The Big Berkley with two filters is good enough for two people.
Posted by LJ on 9th Sep 2015
Knowing that our illustrious leaders are not planning to help the common people when troubles break out, I have purchased two of these products so I can help my family and friends.
The water purification process is excellent. The peace of mind is priceless.
Posted by BETTY on 3rd Sep 2015
I have had my Berkey for 4 years and it was the best thing I ever spent money on. I save tons of money on bottle water.. Our water every August (the lake turns over as they say) taste like dirt. This filters out All BAD taste .. I highly recommend this for everybody...
Posted by Louis Scenna on 19th Aug 2015
This product was a very pleasant surprise to me because I did not think it would make our water taste much better.
I was totally surprised by the pure taste of our water after filtering thru the Berkey system. I also found myself drinking much more water, coffee and tea at home now.
Just a great product.
Posted by Kerry on 20th Jul 2015
Great service, great product. This will be the last water filter system I ever buy! (Though I hope I live long enough to need a couple of replacement filters some day.) Wish I would've purchased the stand and water level viewing tube also.
Posted by Diane on 20th Jul 2015
Berkey Products are top of the line. I have been completely satisfied with the quality of all the products I have purchased.
Posted by Bill on 2nd Jul 2015
Wish I had found you sooner but I will recommend your products to all that I can. Keep up the great work you are doing.
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