Big Berkey Water Filter System - 2.25 Gallons

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MSRP: $299.00
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Product Overview

The Big Berkey comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters (4 for an additional $110)
  • Plastic spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs
  • 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) (+$60)
  • PF-2 Fluoride Filters (Set of 4) (+$120)
  • Water Level Spigot (+$45)
  • Berkey Sport Bottle (+$34.95)
  • Stainless Steel Wire Stand (+$37)
  • Replacement Parts Kit (+$25)
  • Berkey Filter Primer (+$23)
  • Stainless Steel Spigot (+$23

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
    It's the way water is supposed to taste.

    Posted by Lisa Blackwell on 19th Mar 2018

    My family and I love it clean, clear . It makes my tea, coffee taste so much better, I really enjoy my coffee now. I cook with the water , I feel like we drink and eat much healthier. Thank You Berkey.

  • 5

    Posted by Myra on 11th Feb 2018

    I love my unit! I was a little confused on installation but I YouTube a site that walked me through it! I haven't tried the food coloring yet but I will. Wish I had purchased the stand but funds were tight! This will save a lot from buying bottle water!

    Thank you!

  • 5
    Best thing I have done for myself for 2018

    Posted by Cathy Rose on 2nd Feb 2018

    I have been wanting a water filtration system for a long time. I finally chose this one thanks to listening to Dr. Jay Davidson.

  • 5
    Top quality water filter system

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2018

    The workmanship and design are excellent. The company shipped it quickly.

  • 5
    Great Product! Fast shipping

    Posted by Anne Pico on 7th Oct 2017

    Big Berkey is a simple elegant solution to our city fluoridated chlorinated water. Small enough not to take up too much counter space but big enough and fast enough to do the job even with company. Assembly was simple once we understood how to attach the fluoride filters - no illustration for this was available except for the black Berkey filters (one of which arrived with a chunk missing - we we're told this was inconsequential. ) Better instructions need to be enclosed but this is a great product!

  • 5

    Posted by Roberta on 10th Jul 2017

    Moved to a home with well/septic and needed a water filter system. My daughter in Utah recommended this because of it's ability to clear the water of contaminants including fluoride. It takes a couple of days for the filters to be totally saturated and have a quick turn around time, but then they are fine. Easy to install. I hated using bottle water and all the waste!

  • 5
    Rescued From Hauling Bottles of Water From the Store

    Posted by Eileen 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!

  • 5
    Very pleased with our Berkey

    Posted by Janice 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.

  • 5
    Worth the price

    Posted by james on 6th Feb 2017

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