Best water filter jugs you can keep in the fridge

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We are set to have one of the most scorching summers to date, which makes it all the more pressing to stay hydrated.

According to the NHS, we should be drinking around six to eight glasses of water everyday - a feat some of us don’t come close to.

Make it easier than ever to rehydrate with fresher and tastier H2O from a filtered jug. For water connoisseurs who believe they can tell the difference between tap, bottled and even different brands, these jugs are a game changer.

Not only will you be treated to cleaner and colder water, but a water filter jug will also help you reduce your single-use plastic consumption. You already bring your trusteed tote to the supermarket so this is the next step to help you do your bit to keep plastic out of the ocean. Just use the filtered jug to fill up any reusable bottle and you have better tasting water on the go. They are also far more economical than purchasing bottled water - win, win. You can also use it to fill your Nespresso, coffee machine or kettle to prevent it clogging with limescale.

Look out for sturdy, durable jugs with cost-effective and easily-accessible rechargeable cartridges.

Shop our pick of the best now.

Water Filter Jugs

BRITA Marella XL Water Filter

Capacity: 3.5L

Fits in fridge door? Large fridges

Dishwasher safe: Yes

Boost the taste of your water with this jug from the market leaders in water filtration. Brita’s Marella variation is kitted out with a filter made up of micro carbon pearls that remove impurities, metals and limescale to prevent your appliances from clogging as well as leaving you with a fresher flavour in your glass. There is also a memo to tell you when it’s time to replace the cartridge. It has an XL design with a larger 2.4L capacity with a flip lid to make it easier to fill.

£15.73 | Amazon

evian (re)new water bubble

Capacity: 5L

Fits in fridge door? No

Dishwasher safe: No

Cut down on your single-use plastic waste consumption and still enjoy the superior taste of evian with this new concept from the bottle water brand. The device has a sleek design that was created by Virgil Abloh - the founder of Off-White, Louis Vuitton menswear design and evian’s Creative Advisor for Sustainable Innovation Design and so will fit seamlessly atop your counter. It works by simply replacing the bubble that is collapsible. The base is made from recycled plastic and all in all, by switching to this product, it reduces your plastic usage by 60 per cent over the 1.5L evian bottles - and the cost is purse-saving too. Replacement bubbles are £7.99 for two.

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£40 for base and bubble | Tesco

Soma 10 Cup Water Filter Pitcher with Oak Handle

Capacity: 1.3L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: All but Pitcher

There are two different sizes of the Soma jug - offered in either six or 10 cups - that offer delicious filtered water with every glass. This contemporary design features a shatterproof plastic construction and wooden handle for ease in pouring. The stylish filter is made from coconut and helps tp filter zinc, chlorine, mercury and copper.

£39 | Amazon

Stelton Water Filter Jug

Capacity: 0.8L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

In line with your Scandi-chic interiors, this minimalistic water jug puts design elements at the forefront without sacrificing on functionality. With every glass poured, you will enjoy better tasting water free from impurities, hardness or nasties where the filter works to remove any scent, discolouration or chalk. It is made from a durable plastic and can be fitted with Brita water filters.

£29 | Amazon

ZeroWater 1.7 Litre Water Filter Jug

Capacity: 1.7L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: No

This jug houses up to seven glasses of H2O to ensure that you are getting your daily recommended amount. It cleans the water through an impressive five stage filtration process to remove carbon and unwanted substances. When purchasing the jug, a free water quality filter is included so you put the filter to the test. It has a slim, compact design and will fit in most fridge doors.

£28.60 | Amazon

BLACK + BLUM Eau Carafe with Charcoal Water Filter

Capacity: 1.1L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: Yes

This stylish carafe harnesses the filtering powers of charcoal to leave you with cleaner, tastier water taking inspiration from ancient Japanese traditions. Just fill the jug with tap water and in four to eight hours, you will have pure chemical-free water where the contaminants have been replaced with minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium. What’s more, it lasts for as long as six months. The jug itself has an hand-blown ergonomic design for ease in holding while remaining compact to fit in most fridge doors.

£34.95 | Amazon

Brita Elemaris Meter XL Water Filter Jug

Capacity: 3.5L

Fits in fridge door? Large fridges

Dishwasher safe: All except lid

Without a doubt the most trusted filtering brand, you can always rely on BRITA to deliver a great glass of water. Seeing as no one has time to wait around for a slow dripping filter, they’ve kitted out the new Elimaris jug with a large top compartment and speedy filtration system, helping to cut down the processing time . A sturdy feeling model, the cartridge is easy to click into place and a digital gauge on the lid will give you a heads up when it’s time to change. Reducing both chlorine and limescale, the taste of hard water was noticeably improved.

£28 | Amazon

BRITA Flow Water XL Filter Tank

Capacity: 8.2L

Fits in fridge door? No

Dishwasher safe: All but lid

Filter jugs are great but the need to refill them regularly can become a bit of drag if you’re the forgetful type. That’s where BRITA’s Optimax model comes in. More of a cooler than a jug, it can hold an impressive five litres without compromising on quality or taste.

This option will suit those with large families and it proves extra handy for filling up cooking pans. One thing to watch out for, it’s easy to fill and has a decent pre-filtration capacity, but it can get heavy quickly - particularly if it’s a long walk from the tap to the fridge – so some might find it easier to fill it up with a jug.

£31.29 | Amazon

Zero Water Filter Pitcher

Capacity: 2.3L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: No

Though this may not be the prettiest of the bunch, it’s certainly the most rigorous, trumping the usual two step filtration system of most jugs with its impressive five. Claiming to remove 99.6 per cent of all total dissolved solids, it certainly offered a cleaner and sweeter taste than the other models. The plastic is both sturdy and light whilst the push mechanism means you can pour one-handed so that you can fill your glass straight from the fridge.

£34.99 | Amazon

Bobble 2L Water Filter Jug

Capacity: 2L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: No

Best known for its jazzy BPA-free filtering bottles, Bobble has moved on to the big stuff. The two-litre jug uses a carbon filter to remove chlorine whilst looking cute doing it. This is the jug you can put out on the dinner table without it looking totally out of place and whist it doesn’t pack as much of a purification punch as the BRITA, it’s good enough for a simple spring clean of your water and will leave it tasting fresh. Simply replace the filter every two months for the best results.

£17.99 | Amazon

Aqua Optima Oria Jug + 10 filters

Capacity: 2.8L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: No

Holding almost three litres, this jug is spacious but still fits easily into the fridge door. With a slide opening in the lid, it proved easy to fill up as well as quick to filter. The five step filtration system can be thanked for the pure and clean taste of your water as it gets rid of everything from pesticides and herbicides, to chlorine and limescale. It’s only drawback is the lack of meter, meaning you’ll have to set up your own notification to remind you to change the filter.

£35 | Amazon

pH Replenish Glass Alkaline Water Jug

Capacity: 1.8L

Fits in fridge door? Yes

Dishwasher safe: Yes

Eliminate the need for single-use plastic with this jug. This pH Replenish Glass Alkaline Water Jugcomes with two different components, a filter which sits at the top, and an additional colander that you can use for fruit infusions, tea, coffee, wine or juice. The filter is made up of small molecular sized balls that remove impurities and re-mineralises the water for improved flavour. The jug itself is made from durable borosilicate glass and stainless steel to ensure it stands the test of time.

£44.97 | Amazon

Verdict:

You can count on the market leaders to offer great tasting water with every drop. The Brita Marella XL Water Filter is ideal for families with the larger capacity, handy reminder to tell you when it’s time to change the cartridge and space-saving, practical design.

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