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 Gary on 30th Jan 2015
I have not attached the fluoride filters yet because I wanted to do the red dye test - it passed. I think that the water tastes great! I have a very minor leak around the spigot that I have to address. Otherwise everything is good. If given the option, I would purchase it again.
Posted by York on 24th Jan 2015
We were using filtered water from our refrigerator which was better than water from the tap, but now our water does not have any aftertastes. We also feel more comfortable drinking something that we know has been purified of chemicals and other residues. We were especially happy to find a filter that also removes fluoride.
Posted by Mark on 31st Oct 2014
My tap water is so chlorinated that it is undrinkable. I have been looking for a water filter for years that would truly remove all the undesired heavy metals, fluoride etc. This filter is perfect for my family of 4. It is worth every penny. I consider this a health investment and would recommend it to everyone. We can now drink our tap water!
Posted by Skyfemme on 18th Oct 2014
While we had a bit of difficulty priming the black filters due to the type of faucet we have, we were eventually able to get them primed and installed. Really would help to have some type of rubber funnel that fits securely on all faucets and filters as the water sprayed out everywhere as we're trying to prime. Obviously, this was a big issue for us. HOWEVER, WE LOVE OUR BERKEY WATER FILTER!!! The water is delicious and no longer has the chlorine odor or take. Coffee is grand! Thank you!
Posted by Frank Johnsen on 15th Oct 2014
I have a well and live close to a river. With all rain we have had and the run off I do not know what effect it had on my water supply. With my Big Berkey I don't have to worry about the quality of the water any more, and my coffee tastes better.
Posted by John on 15th Oct 2014
LOVE IT! I needed a water filtration system for health issues and I have been searching for one for over 7 months. The water tastes GREAT and my daughter (she's 10) loves it as well. Don't forget the price! Unbeatable! I started to recommend this product to a lot of my friends and fellow survivors.
Posted by Bebe Robinson on 10th Sep 2014
What a difference! We have terrible tap water and the Berkey makes it so clean and delicious. It's easy to put together, very convenient to refill (we even created a hose system) and we love the water! A special thanks to Lisa who helped me on the purchase and had it shipped the very next day.
Posted by Liz on 19th Jul 2014
One year later Im so happy with Berkey filter. Glad To purchase the 2.2 instead of smaller.
Posted by Kathy Neff on 21st May 2014
I am very impressed with the quality and appearance of the Berkey. The water tastes great and I feel a great comfort knowing that my well water is purified with the filters and is safe to drink. The water has always been of good quality, but with the changes in the weather and water tables, this is wonderful insurance.
Posted by Jim on 15th May 2014
We are real happy with the Berkey water filter. We haven't had it very long but, so far we are very happy. The water tastes good and no fluoride! It's a win win.
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