Brita is a water filter that removes contaminants from tap water. Calcium and magnesium salts can build up in the water as a result of these pollutants over time. This can result in lower performance and, in certain situations, filter clogging, making it difficult to operate. Many families have a Brita filtering pitcher. Filters can become clogged with sediment, but regular cleaning will maintain them in good working order.
You’d assume your Brita pitcher wouldn’t become dirty because all it does is keep beautiful, clean water cold in a bacteria-free environment. However, it becomes filthy, just like anything else that is regularly exposed to water and is frequently handled. While Brita pitchers don’t require as much attention as other kitchen appliances, they still require a thorough cleaning every now and then.
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What You Need to Clean Brita Pitcher
- Laundry detergent
- Vinegar of white
- Drying rack or dish towel
- A new filter was introduced
Instructions to Clean Brita Pitcher
1. Remove the lid and reservoir from the pitcher by pouring out any excess water, removing the filter, and dismantling the pitcher.
2. Clean the parts, Using dish soap and warm water, scrub the lid and reservoir.
3. Get rid of mildew, Mix one teaspoon white vinegar with one cup of water if you still have mildewy particles. Scrub the mildew away with your sponge dipped in the solution.
4. In the meantime, prepare the replacement filter according to the instructions that came with your pitcher.
Metal things, such as pitchers, will corrode quickly, thus this method will not work. So don’t throw them into the pot right away. Rather, soak them for several hours in lukewarm water first. Remove them from the water once they’ve been wet and allow them to thoroughly dry. After that, use a soft brush to scrape away any dirt. Finally, give them a good wash and boil them for 20 minutes. Make sure your pitcher is unplugged first.
Using soap and bottle brush to clean Pitcher
Aside from a bowl full of warm water and a bottle brush, this approach takes no extra equipment:
1. Soak your pitcher for 15 minutes in hot water.
2. Drain it and use a moist towel to clean the exterior surface. Now carefully rub the pitcher with the bristles of the bottle brush dipped in warm water.
Without using chemicals, you may clean your Brita pitcher manually. In the bottom of the pitcher, pour 1 tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap. Allow for a 10-minute resting period. After that, drain all of the dirty water from the pitcher and rinse it with pure water. Using paper towels dry it and store it safely till the next time.
Clean using vinegar
Combine same portions of water and vinegar to clean your Brita pitcher. Allow to sit overnight after pouring the contents into the pitcher. Deplete any surplus water from pitcher before rinsing it with new water. If necessary, repeat the steps. If you’re worried about residue after cleaning, add some lemon juice to the mix.
Clean Brita Pitchers using bleach
Another method for removing difficult stains is to use bleach. Use 1/4 spoon of domestic bleach per gallon of water instead of the distilled water as described above. Because bleach emits strong fumes, use extreme caution when using it. If at all possible, wear gloves and goggles. Avoid inhaling the vapours as well. After you’re done, thoroughly rinse the pitcher with normal water.
Clean by hand wash
Your Brita pitcher can also be manually cleaned. Just fill the pitcher halfway with warm or cold water. To dislodge any material caught in the bottom of the pitcher, gently swirl the water around. Allow the pitcher to drain by gently lifting it. Now go through the steps again. If soap is required, only use it. Bleach-based cleansers, for example, should be avoided.
Clean using baking soda
Baking soda has a variety of applications, but its primary function is to absorb odours.
1. Combine 2 tbsp baking soda and 4 gallons boiling water in a large mixing bowl.
2. Continue to stir vigorously until the powder has completely dissolved.
3. Pour the contents of the pitcher down the spout and let aside overnight.
4. Use up the solution and clean the pitcher with new water. You might wish to repeat this step two or three times to guarantee that all traces have been removed.
How can you keep a Brita pitcher from getting moldy?
1. Make sure the filter is changed regularly.
2. Instead of keeping your pitcher and bottle on the counter in a dark location, keep them in the fridge.
3. At the absolute least, clean your Brita device once a month.
How Often Should Be Changed Brita Filters?
The amounts of water you filter through your Brita filter, as well as the filter you own, determine how often you should change it. Use this timeline as a general reference or activate the electronic filter replacement signal on your Brita pitcher. Brita Stream Filter (grey) should be updated every 40 gallons, or every two months. These figures are based on a home filtering roughly 11 glasses of water per day; if yours filters considerably more or much less, feel free to adapt your timetable.
How to Replace Brita Filters
Your Brita water pitcher’s used filter should be removed. After that, run cold water for 15 seconds through the new filter. Line aligns the filter’s groove with the ridge on the water pitcher before inserting it. Your water filter will be ready to use after that.
Recycle Brita Filters
It may seem wasteful to throw out a filter every two to six months, but Brita has teamed up with Terra Cycle to divert filters from landfills.