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Big Berkey Water Filter System - 2.25 Gallons

  • Big Berkey Water Filter
  • Black Berkey Filters
Price:
$258.00
SKU:
BK4x2-BB
Condition:
New
Shipping:
Free Shipping On Orders Over $50 (US Continental 48 States)
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Product Description

The Big Berkey comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters (4 for an additional $100)
  • Standard spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs

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 up to 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.

*Lifetime warranty applies to stainless steel tanks, lid, lid knob, plugs, and plastic spigot. Lifetime warranty does not cover any filters nor any accidental damage. Black Berkey filters have a 2 year pro-rated warranty.

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA SURROGATE>99.9999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 6):
Raoultella terrigena

VIRUSES>99.999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 4):
MS2 - Coliphage
Fr Coliphage

TRIHALOMETHANES - Removed to >99.8%
Below lab detectable limits:
Bromodichloromethane
Bromoform
Chloroform
Dibromochloromethane


INORGANIC MINERALS
Removed to below lab detectable limits:
Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)
Chloramine

ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
Rust, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors

Heavy Metals
CONTAMINANT Reduced Up To
Lead >97.5%
Mercury >98%
Aluminum >75%
Cadmium >99.5%
Chromium >95%
Copper >95%
Antimony >97.5%
Barium >80%
Cobalt >95%
Chromium 6 >99.85%
Molybdenum >90%
Nickel >95%
Vanadium >87.5%

 

Also Reduces
CONTAMINANT Reduced Up To
Arsenic >99%
MBAS >96.67%
Nitrites >95%
Selenium >97.5%
Thallium >99.5%

 

Fluoride
Black Berkey filters do not remove fluoride. Berkey makes a fluoride filter called the PF-2 that can be added on to the Black filters.  For more information about the PF-2 fluoride filters, click here.

The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below lab detectable limits 

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA)
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,2-Trichloroethane
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
1,1-Dichloroethane (1,1-DCA)
1,1-Dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE)
1,1-Dichloropropene
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,3-Trichloropropane
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
1,2-Dibromoethane
1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (CFC 123a)
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichlorobenzene-d4
1,2-Dichloroethane
1,2-Dichloropropane
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
1,3-Dichloropropene
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
2,2-Dichloropropane
2,4,5-T
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
2,4-D
2,4-DB
2-Butanone (MEK)
2-Chlorotoluene
2-Hexanone
2-Methyl-2-propanol
3,5-Dichlorobenzoic Acid
3-Hydroxycarbofuran
4-Bromofluorobenzene
4-Chlorotoluene
4-Isopropyltoluene
4-Methyl-2-pentanone
4-Nitrophenol
5-Hydroxydicamba
Acetone
Acifluorfen
Alachlor
Aldicarb
Aldicarb Sulfone
Aldicarb Sulfoxide
Aldrin
alpha-Chlorodane
Ametryn
Aroclor (1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260)
Atraton
Atrazine
Baygon
Bentazon
Benzene
Bromacil
Bromoacetic Acid
Bromobenzene
Bromochloromethane
Bromodichloromethane
Bromomethane
Bromoform
Butachlor
Butylate
Carbaryl
Carbofuran
Carbon Tetrachloride
Carboxin
Chloramben
Chlordane
Chloroacetic Acid
Chlorobenzene
Chloroethane
Chloroform
Chloromethane
Chlorpropham
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
cis-Nonachlor
Cycloate
Dacthal Acid
Dalapon
Diazinona
Dibromoacetic Acid
Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
Dibromomethane
Dicamba
Dichloroacetic Acid
Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
Dichloromethane
Dichlorvos
Diclorprop
Dieldrin
Dinoseb
Diphenamid
Disulfoton
Disulfoton Sulfone
Disulfoton Sulfoxidea
Endrin
EPTC
Ethoprop
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Fenamiphos
Fenarimol
Fluorobenzene
Fluridone
gamma-Chlorodane
Glyphosate
Halo acidic Acids (HAA5)
Heptachlor
Heptachlor Epoxide
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachlorobutadiene (CCC)
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Hexazinone
Isopropylbenzene (Cumene)
Lindane (Gamma-BHC)
Merphos
Methiocarb
Methomyl
Methoxychlor
Methyl Paraoxon
Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
Metolachlor
Metribuzin
Mevinphos
MGK 264
Molinate
Monochlorobenzene
m-Xylenes
Naphthalene
Napropamide
n-Butylbenzene
Norflurazon
n-Propylbenzene
Oxamyl
o-Xylene
Pebulate
Pentachlorophenol
Picloram
Prometon
Prometryn
Pronamidea
Propazine
p-Xylenes
sec-Butylbenzene
Simazine
Simetryn
Stirofos
Styrene
Tebuthiuron
Terbacil
Terbufos
Terbutryn
tert-Butylbenzene
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
Thiobencarb
Toluene
Toxaphene
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
trans-Nonachlor
Triademefon
Tribromoacetic Acid
Trichloroacetic Acid
Trichloroethene (TCE)
Trichloroethylene
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC 11)
Tricyclazole
Vernolate
Vinyl Chloride


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  1. Rescued From Hauling Bottles of Water From the Store 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Mar 2017

    It is such a blessing to have a Big Berkey and NOT have to lug huge packages of bottled water home from the store every week! I love my Berkey!!

    If you also get the white filters that take out Fluoride, be patient. Initially the water has a plastic tang to it..................but after processing water thru your Berkey for about a week the plastic taste disappears.

    The first week I would process the water again thru a Brita pitcher before drinking it, and that removed the plastic flavor.

    After that initial period, the water straight out of Big Berkey taste like...........nothing but water!


  2. Very pleased with our Berkey 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Feb 2017

    We've had our Big Berkey about a month and are completely satisfied. I'm a big water drinker and it's been perfect for 2 of us, plus the water tastes so good. It's easy to maintain and looks beautiful on our countertop. I initially resisted the Berkey because I didn't know where we'd put it without it sticking out like a sore thumb. The place I decided on partially blocks a cabinet door (I can open it halfway), but hasn't been a problem at all. If I need to open that cabinet completely, I just remove the top of the Berkey - no biggie. We had a cheap filter system before this and consider the Berkey a giant leap forward for our health. Also... want to mention that I ordered the Big Berkey on a Tues and we received the shipment on Thurs! Talk about fast service.


  3. Worth the price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Feb 2017

    I have noticed a huge difference in my water's taste. Love the product


  4. Best Water Filter 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Dec 2016

    This was a gift to my son, a chiropractor who researched this product. He says it is the best filter available for the price. I did taste the water and it is very "clean" just as water should be. He also bought one for his daughter. We are now thinking about purchasing one for ourselves! We have good well water, but I'm sure they have to add certain chemicals (by law). Looking forward to our purchase for clean, healthful water!


  5. minerals! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Sep 2016

    how did i miss the fact that RO water does not contain minerals? after lugging home huge jugs of water from the store for years, i discovered berkey and now get to keep my teeth and also, no more back problems! also my carbon footprint is much improved.


  6. No more costly bottled water for me 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Aug 2016

    For the price of 4 months of bottled water delivery I now own Berky and no longer have to deal with heavy 5 gallon bottles that I must hoist up onto the dispenser.The best part? I still get to enjoy clear, fresh, fluoride free water!

    Get this product today!!


  7. Excellent Filtration Device 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Jul 2016

    Love the taste! It really softens up the hard water from the spigot. Nicely designed container as well!


  8. Great water with little effort! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th May 2016

    I just moved from a home where I had a whole house softener and filter system. After drinking that water for the last 13 years, I had become a bit of a water snob. When I downsized and moved into an apartment with city water I knew I would not like it. The Berkey system gives me the great water I love and the price tag was way less than the $1500.00 plus yearly maintenance I had in my previous home.


  9. So...Happy 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2016

    Absolutely love the water quality. Filters water quickly. I am using 4 filters & the 4 fluoride filters. The only disappointment I have is that I wished I had purchased the next size up. I am filling the 2.25 gallon once or twice a day for 2 of us. But the larger size would not have fit under my cupboard. Next time!


  10. very happy with this purchase 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2016

    it performs very well and we now love the taste of our drinking water


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