Big Berkey Water Filter And Dispenser Review


bigberkey225We have been using the Big Berkey water filtration system at home for over a year.  No more trips to the water store.  I was so tired of filling up 2 five gallon jugs every week.  When I thought I was going to throw my back out, I ordered the Big Berkey.

It literally goes everywhere with us.  We took it on a month long camping trip and I  am wondering how we ever camped without this unit.

It's in use all day at our home.  My kids fill up all our water bottles and have them ready for trips to the store, friends homes, and church.  With all the cooking and drinking that happens in our household, we often use more than 5 gallons a day.  Hindsight is telling me that I should have bought a larger unit because we fill our 2.5 gallon system 1-2 times per day.  It's the best tasting water that we have ever drank.

When it comes to water while traveling, I am very particular about what I drink.  I don't want to drink water that is laden with toxic material and sediments.    The reason why I believe the Berkey is the best choice for car camping or base camping is because it has a built in reservoir/dispenser.  I fill it up before I leave our home and we have fresh water when we arrive at our camp site.

You can buy the Big Berkey like we did from Get Berkey. They have real customer service representatives who will discuss the important issues like set up with you.

Get Berkey Water Filters

Amazon sells them too.  This is where I read most of the online reviews about Berkey.  Get Berkey will take care of you.  They have great sales too.  Check their site frequently.  When I bought my system, I got a free chlorine filter for our shower.  In my opinion, showering without a chlorine filter is like walking into a chlorine gas chamber.  You will feel the difference immediately after you install a chlorine filter.


If You Don't Drink Filtered Water Then You Are A Filter

Our family easily easily consumes over 1000 gallons of water a year for cooking and drinking.  Some people think we are crazy by boiling our rice, pasta, and dried beans in filtered water.  Am I crazy?  Not a chance.  A good friend of mine tells his "If you don't use a filter, then you are a filter".  Filter all of your water.  I am getting so serious about this that we are purchasing a chlorine filter for our shower.

Last year I bought a beautiful 25 liter stainless water dispenser to use on camping trips and for home use.  I usually fill it twice a week with a plastic water bottle that we fill at a local water purification store.  I really like clean filtered water but I have to tell you that I am getting tired carrying 2 gallon water jugs back and forth every week from the water store.  Filtered water is not always available while camping.  Even when we buy filtered water at grocery stores while traveling, I often wonder how clean the water really is.

My wife has been after me over the past year to start looking at Berkey water purifiers for home.  This week I did some research on the Berkey water filter.  The testimonies were off the hook.  I mean they were really good.  I think what is really helping Berkey in their marketing efforts is the famous radio talk show host Alex Jones from  He markets the ProPur gravity water filtration system.  There is a lot of buzz on the Internet about this filter too.  It's worth looking at.  I am a bell weather type of guy and want to purchase a long term product that has been around for a long time.  Berkey has been around for years and does not rely heavily on radio show endorsements and marketing.  The decision needs to be your own.  If you click on any of my links, I may or may not get a small commission. It depends on how long the cookie stays in your browser.  I would rather have you own the best water filtration on the planet for everyday use and emergencies than myself be a few bucks richer.

The Big Berkey Is A 2 Gallon Stainless Steel Water Dispenser That Comes With A Free Water Purifier

Last year, as I mentioned earlier, I bought a beautiful stainless steel Dinuba water dispenser.  I paid over $200 for this dispenser.  It does not have any water filtration or purification attached to it.  The Big Berekey is a beautiful 2.25 water dispenser with a water filtration system that will remove both viruses and a whole host undesirable heavy metals and toxins that are in your drinking water.  You can add a fluoride filter which is key for your health.  Fluoride is nasty toxic.  The Berkey black filter will remove 95% of the fluoride.

The List Of The Bad Biolgoical Hazards That Big Berkey Removes From Your Water

The list is long.  I book marked it for you so you jump to the bottom to view it.  If you cannot pronounce it, you really should not be drinking it.  If it ends in "zene" it will kill you.


Carbon Tetrachloride
1, 1-Dichloroethane
1, 2-Dichlorpethane
1, 1-Dichloroethylene
Cis-1, 2-
1, 2-Dichloropropane
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Heptachlor Epoxide
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)


MS2 - Fr Coliphage

Berkey Exceeds Purification Standards - 99.999%


Bromofore, Chloroform, Dibromochloromethane

Removed to below detectable limits - 99.99999%

Pathogenic Bacteria Parasites and Cysts
E. Coli, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas,Aeriginousis, Giardia, Cryptosporidium
Removed to non-detectable levels - 100%

Inorganic Minerals:
Removed to non-detectable levels - greater than 99.9999999%

Heavy Metals
Lead, Mercury, Aluminum, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper
Greater than 95% reduction

Fertilizers and Related Byproducts
Nitrates and Nitrites
Greater than 85% reduction
at 19mg. per liter

The  Berkey Fluoride Filter  reduces 95% of  all fluoride.


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