While Australia has pretty clean & safe drinking water compared to many other countries, you may still choose to filter your water either for health reasons or purely for taste. While systems that are plumbed in to your kitchen can run in to hundreds or even thousands of dollars, we have an amazing entry level fluoride water filter that gives you change from $50 with a filter that lasts you 3,000 litres and costs less than 1 cent per litre (Brita costs around 13 cents per litre to run and does not filter out any fluoride).
The ecobud Gentoo water filter jugs (pictured above) are 1.5 litre in capacity. They look like a Brita Jug, except they filter out more and over a 3 month period, they're cheaper to run.
What does the ecobud Gentoo filter out?
The ecobud Gentoo jug removes chlorine from your drinking water, contaminants and bacteria and up to 98% of fluoride.
How much does it cost to run?
The filter cartridges in the ecobud Gentoo water filter can be used for up to 3 months or anywhere between 600 to 800 litres, depending on the quality of your water. We compared the initial purchase price of the jug and 12 months of filter cartridges with the Brita Jug and here's what we came up with.
ecobud Gentoo - $103.80 for first 12 months (covers approx 2,400 to 3,200 litres of water)
- initial purchase $49.95 + 3 replacement cartridges at $17.95 each
Brita Marella - a bare minimum of $125.95 for 12 months (but only covers 700 litres of water)
- initial purchase $34.95 + at least 7 x 8 week / 100 litre Maxtra cartridges at $13 each
As you can see, the per litre pricing and the entire 12 month price is cheaper with the ecobud Gentoo. This means you can easily afford to filter all the water you cook with as well as the water you drink. It really is a no brainer if you're deciding which jug to purchase. You'll never go back to a Brita jug after purchasing the ecobud Gentoo.
*Brita pricing was pulled from the Harvey Normal website and were correct at the time of posting this blog. While these products can sometimes be purchased on sale, the Brita jug does not add minerals or alkalise your drinking water, nor does it filter our any of the fluoride in your drinking water.
What are our customers saying about the ecobud Gentoo water filter jug?
These jugs are a 5 star rated product in our store. Here's what some of our customers have said about the Gentoo jugs.
Really happy to have found and affordable way to filter the fluoride out of my drinking water. Water tastes great and it fits under my tap in my kitchen sink.
I have ditched my Brita jug. The water tastes better and it filters out way more. Best price online too, what a bargain.
Great jug! Water tastes good, easy to use and always clean water. Ever since I've gotten the jug, I've only been drinking water (and anything you can make with it)
The Gentoo jugs are always on sale at Shop Naturally as we think it's important for every family to be able to afford good quality drinking water. With the $10 you save on your Gentoo jug, you can jump over to our water bottle category and select one of our quality drink bottles to fill up and carry with you when you're out and about. Replacement cartridges are always on sale too, with a further discount for purchasing either 2 or 3 in the same transaction.