- This system is different from the standard Big Berkey® in that there is no Embossed Berkey® Logo on the unit
- This system comes standard with four 9"Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filters
- The versatile Big Berkey system is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies
- Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
- Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
- Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height
- Maximum Filters: Four 9" Ceramic Filters
- System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, four 9" Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filters, 1 stainless steel lid, 1 Vino spigot, and a rubber gasket to protect the base.
- Height when in use: 19.25"
- Diameter: 8.5"
- Weight: 7 lbs empty
- Serves: 1-4 people
- Up to 4 PF-4 Fluoride and Arsenic Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
*Big Berkey® Non Embossed systems with Super Sterasyl™ Ceramic Filtration Elements were part of the British Berkefeld® Line and come packaged in a British Berkefeld® box (Discontinued), made and assembled in England.
SuperSterasyl Ceramic Filtration Elements
British Berkefeld SuperSterasyl filters use the age-old process of micro-porous filtration used by nature coupled with modern state-of-the-art technology and the highest quality materials to produce one of the finest water filtration systems available anywhere. At the core of the sub-micron ceramic filter is the most basic of elements: Diatomaceous Earth. This is the same substance, which artisans refine into exquisite porcelain and pottery.
The microscopic pores of the ceramic filter element make it an extremely efficient filter for the reduction of particulate matter, pathogenic bacteria and fine sediment from water. Minute particulate matter will quickly plug media style filters, but the ceramics have the added benefit of being re-cleanable and re-useable.
Furthermore, the Super Sterasyl ceramic filter elements contain activated carbon, which reduces unwanted chemical and organic compounds from the water while also improving taste.
If the filtration rate starts to slow down, the filters can be cleaned. To clean, simply scrub the filters with a scotch-brite pad under running water (as in the picture above). If using tap water, the filters will normally only need to be cleaned every 6 months.