By Sheila Anthony
It can take up to 15 minutes for a typical water filter pitcher to fill. And waiting for tantalizingly clean, great-tasting water to slowly trickle into the pitcher’s tank frequently requires guru-like patience. But let’s face it: Life is hectic. Time is short. Thirst is real.
If only there were a pitcher that was always filled with pure, refreshing water.
A water pitcher that “magically” refills itself with filtered water
The Brio Amphora RO Undersink Filtration System includes a 2.5-liter carafe that automatically refills itself. You never have to wait to enjoy delicious, filtered water because with the Amphora, you’ll always reach for a full carafe.
How does this miraculous refilling happen? With something called Autofill Technology. The carafe’s smart base has a connected spout, and the two can “speak” to each other. The base knows when the carafe is running low and signals to the spout to refill it with freshly filtered water. The carafe lid’s built-in sensor then signals to the system when the carafe is full, and the system automatically shuts off.
You don’t have to do anything.
In a durable impact-resistant polymer that’s BPA- and PFOA-free, the carafe features a large, lightly textured handle for comfortable gripping and easy pouring. Its fitted lid is leak-proof and has a grated opening so you can enhance your water with ice or fruit slices. The carafe is also portable, making clean, healthy drinking water readily available at the dinner table or anywhere else you might like it.
The Amphora is also great right in the kitchen where you can create soups and stews using only the purest, freshest water.
A convenient and compact tankless filtration unit
Filtered water for the carafe is provided by a compact under-sink unit that has no cumbersome water tank. And because the sleek, minimalist design has a small footprint, it preserves much-needed storage space. The unit is also easy to install. With only 3 lines to connect, installation typically takes less than an hour.
Powerful 5-in-1 filtration
A single cartridge houses a powerful 5-stage filtration process that includes reverse osmosis, which features a semipermeable membrane with a pore size of 0.0001 micron. To put that in perspective, a single human hair ranges in width from 20 to 200 microns, depending on the thickness of the person’s hair.
With the 5-stage filtration, you can count on chlorine taste and odor removal, but the process will also reduce by 99.97% harmful contaminants like arsenic, chromium, lead, and other heavy metals; protozoa like Cryptosporidium and Giardia; bacteria like Salmonella and E. coli; and viruses like hepatitis A and norovirus. The filtration process results in nothing but clean, crisp water.
Reliably long-lived, the filter typically lasts 12 to 24 months before it needs to be replaced. And the unit’s top-load design makes changing the filter a cinch. It requires only a twist-and-lock removal and a twist-and-lock installation. And a filter-life indicator light on the front of the unit lets you see at a glance if the filter needs to be changed.
A commitment to a healthier life
The link between the consumption of sweet beverages and type 2 diabetes is well known. People who have just 1 to 2 sweet beverages per day have a 26% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who rarely have sugary drinks And there is growing evidence that type 2 diabetes may increase the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
When fresh, delicious drinking water is easily and consistently available, you and your family enjoy immediate access to a healthy alternative to sugary sodas and juices, with the added benefit of children developing a life-long water habit.
A meaningful reduction in single-use plastic
According to theguardian.com, “annual [global] consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021….” Even worse, “Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected were turned into new bottles. Instead most plastic bottles produced end up in landfill or in the ocean.”
Once in landfill and oceans, plastic bottles deteriorate, leaching toxic chemicals into the soil and seas. In turn, those chemicals turn up in our groundwater and oceans, threatening not just our health, but the health of every living thing on the planet.
An in-home filtration system combined with reusable stainless steel or glass sports bottles can substantially reduce your reliance on single-use plastic bottles. The more we “ditch the plastic,” the more we lessen ecological stress on our planet.
Rigorously iterated and meticulously engineered, the Amphora is the newest example of the Brio design approach that’s laser-focused on helping you navigate your life by offering technologically advanced coolers and filtration systems that are intuitive to use, support healthy, sustainable lifestyles, and free up precious time.
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