When we got back from Wales we noticed how much worse our coffee tasted. The water there is lovely but here on the edge of the city it tastes foul. Anyway we started buying those 2 litre bottles of table water and just using those to make coffee. It tastes great but I've been reading that bottled water is not good for you because chemicals from the plastic can leech out into the water. Also I'm using up a lot of plastic. Now we're considering getting a water filter.
Can I have your opinions on this. What does everyone else use?
Post by Lancashire Lass on Aug 18, 2017 15:33:12 GMT
I have a Brita filter jug too. It replaced one the kids used when they all lived at home but I always forget it's in the fridge!!! Where does your water come from Magggzzz? The penines perhaps? I shall see if I can find out where ours is from.
We have used a Brita water filter for years. We use it for tea, coffee and for glasses of water. We used to live in a hard water area where a kettle would fur up at the drop of a hat. We now have softer water, but still use a filter.
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I've just checked online and it says our water comes from the Lake District. We live south of Manchester though and the Lake District is to the north so I feel as if the water has travelled through all the treatment plants in the city before it gets to us. Anyone who has ever driven over the Barton Bridge with the car windows open knows how foul the smell from the treatment plant can be.
We drink filtered water too Magggzz. Also the water authority that supplies our water is one of the very few in the country that does not add flouride, thank goodness. I am totally against fluoridation.
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I entered my postcode to get these details and it said ours doesn't have added flouride as well. OH is very against flouride but my dentist has prescribed me a high flouride toothpaste so that's not really an issue for me. Most of the filters I've looked at don't filter out the flouride. You have to go into a much higher price bracket to get that facility and as we live in a low flouride area without added flouride it seems unnecessary. I think he'll still want it though.
The spell check seems to think flouride should be spelled without the "u". Surely that's not right.
I started to use a filter years ago when we came back from a two week holiday and made tea with tap water, the tea tasted fine but it was gritty, a filter jug soon sorted that out, but we have moved now, and there is less lime in the water here. We use the filter jug for making hot drinks, but I like the tap water to drink, and luckily, no added fluoride here.
Try to stock up when the filters are on special Magggzzz, they are pricey otherwise.
We have a Franke filter fitted to the kitchen tap, Magzzz. It was a bit costly to install but we were building the kitchen so it was all relative at the time!! The filters last 6 months and cost just over £30 each so we worked out that was cheaper than bottled water for us - plus, like you say, our bodies really don't like the side effects of plastic containers! We also now use steel water bottles and fill them from our kitchen tap if we're going out somewhere or to work. I bought them from One Green Bottle - www.onegreenbottle.com/ and they were quick to deliver and are lasting well. Hope that helps!
We have invested in a BRITA kettle - it filters the water as you pour it into the kettle, saving another thing to buy, my son has a special tap which he installed himself so filtered water for everything
Though we live in Scotland which generally has lovely soft water (we were spoiled before and took it for granted)) we are now not connected to the mains due to being in the middle of nowhere so our water comes from a well. And it is very hard. Limescale is a nightmare and the water tastes awful. So we use a brita filter. They are so good. We do get through a LOT of filters though and they aren't too cheap. That being said I would still recommend them.