Big Berkey Water Filter System - 2.25 Gallons

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Product Overview

The Big Berkey comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters
  • Plastic spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs
  • Prime Rite™ Universal Primer (Item #1 on diagram) - For priming Black Berkey and PF-2 fluoride filters
  • Prime Rite™ Fluoride Element Adaptor (Item #2 on diagram) - Attaches to Universal Primer and PF-2 filters for priming
  • Anti-Airlock Clip (Vapor Lock Clip) (Item #3 on diagram)
  • Red Food Dye Vials x2 (Item #4 on diagram) - For testing Black Berkey Filters

This system can hold up to 4 Black filters and 4 PF-2 fluoride filters (optional)

Optional Accessories

Add one or more of these accessories to your order, and get 5% off the system and accessories. (Discount applied when added to cart)

  • PF-2 Fluoride Filters (Set of 2)
  • PF-2 Fluoride Filters (Set of 4)
  • Water Level Spigot
  • Berkey Sport Bottle
  • Stainless Steel Wire Stand
  • Replacement Parts Kit
  • Berkey Filter Primer - For priming Black Berkey filters when a pressurized water source is not available
  • Stainless Steel Spigot

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.


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  • 5
    Big Berkey Water Filter System - 2.25 Gallons

    Posted by John Gibbon on 28th May 2021

    If you are looking for an attractive counter top water filter that does serious filtering, this is it. The 2.25 gallons is considerably larger than your plastic filter pitchers or fridge units so you don't need to refill it as often. The water comes out tasting as fresh as you can imagine - think fresh spring or well but without any aftertaste. Plus this unit filters much more than just a few biologic pathogens and the local water system's chlorine. Check the Berkey website for just how effective these filters are. Although not cheap, this is by far the best gravity fed home water filter I have come across for quality and thoroughness of filtration.

  • 5
    Big Berkey. I love it!

    Posted by Christine Murphy on 21st Apr 2021

    I love this.

  • 5
    Very happy with the product

    Posted by David Lay on 17th Apr 2021

    The taste of my water is amazing. We recently had an issue with the town water tower running dry. When they finally restored the water, the Berkeley system did an awesome job of cleaning and purifying the water. It cleaned out all the junk! Absolutely worth the investment!

  • 5
    2.2 gallon

    Posted by Ann McMillan on 17th Mar 2021

    I really wish I had known about this water purifier years ago. We have been drinking dirty water for years. The coffee taste is the best and the same for every cup. The water taste good, not chemical taste. And the bonus is the decanter looks amazing on the shelf. Thank you so much..

  • 5
    Big Berkey

    Posted by Mike and Carla Butaud on 11th Dec 2020

    We LOVE our Big Berkey! The water is GREAT...and no more paying for and hauling heavy jugs of water!

  • 5
    Great filter

    Posted by FABIENNE THEODORE on 3rd Nov 2020

    The assembly was super easy. The water is filtered fast and the taste is excellent. My daughter tastes the water and is going to buy one too.

  • 5
    it works. and we LOVE IT

    Posted by taylor schlette on 29th Oct 2020

    it cleans the water. it was simple to set up. havent purchased a plastic bottle of water since we started using it. worth the money. waters tastes so good.

  • 5
    Love pure clean water

    Posted by Donna Cox on 29th Oct 2019

    Love the taste of this filtered water great product and easy to use!

  • 5
    Big Berkey!

    Posted by Patricia on 18th Apr 2019

    We purchased the Big Berkey for emergency water filtration. We were pleased at the quality of this product. We had looked at all the different ones out there and noticed that they ALL compared themselves to Berkey, so they must be the standard. You get what you pay for!