How do I know if my Brita filter is bad?
You may notice a different flavor and smell of your water. When your filter is left alone for a long time you will notice the taste of your water begins to change. The smell might even be affected as the minerals and chemicals that your filter was protecting you from come through.
How do you read a Brita filter indicator?
The indicator light will blink after each time you fill the reservoir and close lid. A blinking green light indicates that your filter is good. Check filter life status at any time by pressing Status button for 1 second and releasing. The light corresponding to your current filter status will blink for 1 second.
How long does a Brita filter really last?
The Brita Standard Filter (white) should be replaced after every 40 gallons, or about every two months. The Brita Longlast Filter (blue) needs to be replaced after every 120 gallons, or approximately every six months.
How often should you clean Brita pitcher?
Discard the filter (you should be doing this every two to six months, anyway). Wash the pieces: Scrub the lid and reservoir with dish soap and warm water.
Does Brita need to be refrigerated?
Most manufacturers do recommend refrigeration, though not always with an emphasis on health and safety. “We recommend that you store your Brita system in the refrigerator to get cold, great-tasting water,” reads the manual for the Brita Smart Pitcher OB39/42632, a top performer in our latest water filter review.