I was raised on well water in the mountains. We didn’t have much, but we had great water out of the tap. An icy cold glass of water in the summertime was as close to Heaven on Earth as you could get in Appalachia.
When I moved to city and to suburb, the tap water tasted bad to me. It smelled flat, and sometimes even faintly of chlorine. We’ve had many filter pitchers, bought bottled water, and now have a refrigerator with a built-in filtering system. Anything to have water-flavored water.
I felt a tiny bit silly reviewing the ZeroWater pitcher since we have a fridge with built-in water filtration, but I wondered if we could get even closer to that pure-tasting water I grew up with.
The ZeroWater pitcher was easy to set up, easy to fill, and it looks good in my fridge. It’s slim and has a pour spout at the base of the handle. I don’t even have to take it out of the fridge to dispense water.
My husband likes to fill our kettle with water filtered through our fridge. Also, I like to get water I cook with from the same place. We think it tastes better and removes impurities from the tap water.
The coolest feature of the pitcher is the resting place on top that holds the testing meter that checks for TDS, or Total Dissolved Solids.
See my own results from testing the TDS in the water my family drinks. The TDS meter detects particles per million, or PPM.
I tested everything in the same glass, and I tested the ZeroWater pitcher first, in case the glass had soap or other particulates in it.
I was very surprised that the filter in our fridge does only a slightly better job than NOTHING at all. Also, I *knew* the cold water out of the tap would be cleaner than the hot water.
If you want more info about getting a ZeroWater pitcher for yourself, check out their Facebook page or go directly to their site.
If you use the coupon code MC30, you can get 30% off a 10-cup ZeroWater pitcher. Feel free to share this coupon code if you know someone who is shopping for a new filter pitcher.
Also, I have a giveaway right here. Two winners will each win their own ZeroWater pitcher, to have and to hold.
Giveaway runs now through Sunday, April 29 at noon. Good luck!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of ZeroWater and received a water pitcher to facilitate my review, two pitchers to give away, and extra filters to thank me for taking the time to participate.”
I don’t care for city water, either. But that’s not what I was going to comment on. The important thing is this: I have those glasses, too, and they were featured in Bon Appetit (I think) a few months ago as a Cool Thing That Hip People Like. We are so chic!
Wow, they are cool? Mine are about ten years old. My dad gave me a gift certificate to a nice catalog like Cooks.com and I bought a set of Duralex small and large tumblers.
They are very sturdy and have lasted longer than the Ikea water glasses I bought 2 years ago. I really love the Duralex.
(and also… my TDS reading was 70!)
That’s quite good. Mine wasn’t that good filtered by my fridge’s carbon filter.
Still, it’s no 0. 😉 Good luck to you in the giveaway.
Wow, that is cool. I’m off to look at their site. I hate the taste of tap water. I grew up on well water too. That is all I drink at my parents house when I visit 🙂 My kids think it tastes funny, I tell that is what water should taste like! The website says my area avg 174! I do have a filter but I don’t think it is a good one.
Thanks, I’ve never heard of this before!
I would be scared to test my water. We have hard water. We do have the built in filter for the fridge. Just bought a new filter for it this week and the water already taste better.
They don’t have a reading for our area. That’s what we get for living in the middle of nowhere. 🙂 I do know our water is horrible though. I am going to have to look into the ZeroWater pitcher.
The score was 166 for my area….hmm, could this be part of the issue with our dishwasher?? Dh says it’s calcium buildup.
I hope I win a ZeroWater!
Kristi R. says
I’m curious now about my water. I have city water and it tastes better than any water around here. My parents used to be on well water and it was the best. Now they are on the county water and it is just okay.
I’d like my water to be pure and particle free!
Kristi R. says
I just checked and my TDS reading is 87 while my parents reading is 45.
Sarah C says
Average reading in my area: 104
Leslie A. says
424 – EEK! We use a Brita water pitcher, but I wonder how well a job it actually does…
Susan in the Boonies says
210! Wow, that’s higher than the readings you got.
Best line of the post: “I was very surprised that the filter in our fridge does only a slightly better job than NOTHING at all.”
For some strange reason they didn’t have our exact zip code – but the next town over had a reading of 154 – which according to my math is no where close to zero!
The water is pretty bad in TX, so would love to win the water filter. Good tasting water translates into more water consumption!
Wendy Rozema says
my score is 273!
I think my coffee had a lower score.