How Do You Clean a Brita Water Pitcher?

Clean a Brita water pitcher with a mild soap and water cleanser on both the inside and outside of the pitcher, followed by a light rinse to remove any soapy residue. Thorough removal of the soapy mixture is needed to ensure that the water produced after cleaning does not taste of soap.

  1. Remove the filter

    Remove the filter from the pitcher and set it aside for reuse after cleaning. If the filter system has filtered over 40 gallons of water, insert a new filter once cleaning is completed.

  2. Clean the pitcher

    Make a liquid cleanser by combining warm water with mild detergent until the detergent suds up. Use a sponge to wash the interior and exterior of the filter with the cleanser. If the lid of the pitcher is made of chrome, then substitute a cup of water mixed with a teaspoon of white vinegar to clean the lid instead. Rinse off the soap by wiping the pitcher with a piece of cloth dampened in clean water.

  3. Dry the pitcher and the lid

    Air dry the pitcher upside-down, to remove any water that has gotten into the coverings or handle. Replace the filter in the pitcher, and then replace the lid.