Quite a while back, the folks at Mavea were kind enough to send me one of their water filtration systems to try out. It's taken me a while to get around to writing about it, but my wife and I have been using it steadily, and we both agree that it is a superior replacement to our old filter pitcher.
We especially liked the fact that you don't have to pre-soak the filter and that the lid automatically opens when you pour water in and closes when the pitcher is full.
9 great things about the Mavea water filtration system
1. It boasts an attractive and stylish design, available in 5 cool colours: ruby red, white, black, sage green or rich aubergine.
2. Unlike other water filtration systems, there's no need to pre-soak the filter. One less task to perform.
3. It uses a microscreen that reduces black particle release into your water. Unlike our previous water filtration system, we haven't had any black particles in our water in the month-and-a-half we've had our Mavea.
4. The filter inhibits the growth of bacteria.
5. Mavea meter (the micro computer that tells you when to change the filter) is more sophisticated than other water filtration systems. It marks more than just the passage of time, as other systems do. It also notes the amount of water you use and the quality of water (hardness) that passes through the filter, to optimize filter life and more accurately tell you when to change your filter.
6. Convenient pour-through lid automatically opens when you pour water into the system and closes when the reservoir is full.
7. If you're environmentally inclined, Mavea's filter take-back program is for you. You can drop off your used filter at participating retail outlets or visit the Mavea website and follow the guidelines for shipping the filter to Mavea, at their cost!
8. The Mavea system is WQA (Water Quality Association) tested and certified to reduce: heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium; the taste and smell of chlorine; the presence of agricultural chemicals; and industrial pollutants such as benzene.
9. It makes great clean, great tasting water that is pure enough to add to your Scotch, so you can make a delicious full-flavoured Scotch and water every time! (Ok, that wasn't in the Mavea brochure or promo material, but still, a great point mentioned to me by one of the public relations folks that sent me the pitcher.)
How do you prefer your Scotch? Straight up? With water? On the rocks?