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 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.
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 Melisssa 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.
Posted by Rebecca 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!
Posted by Linda Rogers on 29th Mar 2016
it performs very well and we now love the taste of our drinking water
Posted by Dr. Steve on 29th Mar 2016
Used the prior version while in West Africa and am pleased to have the new iteration.
Posted by Kelly on 25th Mar 2016
My water is awful, full of iron and I've been buying gallon bottles of water to drink. Since I bought the berkey my water is amazing! The taste is great! Well worth every penny spent! No more buying gallon bottles!
Posted by Mel on 20th Mar 2016
Great tasting water.
No more plastic "bottles".
Peace of mind.
Am recommending Berkey to everyone I know.
Posted by T Cristian on 1st Feb 2016
The Big Berkey is everything I'd hoped it would be. Although I initially put the nozzle on wrong and it leaked (as some reviews pointed out), I immediately called customer service and they made sure I installed properly. No problems whatsoever.
Posted by justin on 6th Jan 2016
All the places that ive been in the world . I wish i had this wonderful device 30 years ago. I truly recommend everyone purchase this product .
Posted by Bonnie on 28th Dec 2015
I had the larger system before and gave it to my family with children. Now I am using the Big Berkey, which is adequate for my needs: drinking water, dog's water, humidifier, ice, etc. It is small enough that it can sit on my kitchen counter. I use Mason Jars to fill up reserves of water so I always have a ready supply.
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
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