The Brita Grand and Atlantis, the Pur CR-6000, and ZeroWater's 8-cup unit are some water-filtering pitchers. Many of the manufacturers make a wide variety of pitcher filtration products in various sizes from single-serving styles to larger containers. The products typically have a filter that must be replaced after a certain amount of use in order continue to remove particulates effectively.
Brita may be the most recognized name in water filtration pitchers, and it does have a wide selection from which to choose. The Grand is a large 10-cup pitcher that is bisphenol A-free and helps filter out chlorine, copper, cadmium and mercury. It is available in a wide range of colors and patterns to match the user's kitchen decor. The company's Atlantis pitcher is a smaller 6-cup container with the same filtration system as the Grand. Its filter is designed to process up to 40 gallons of water.
The ZeroWater pitcher comes in stainless steel and has the company's five-stage filtration system. ZeroWater claims that this filter removes 99.6 percent of all dissolved solids. Good Housekeeping also performed laboratory tests that concluded it performed very well at removing pharmaceuticals commonly found in tap water, including fluoxetine, ibuprofen, atrazine and DEET.
The Pur CR-6000 7-cup pitcher also performed well in the Good Housekeeping test. It was noted that it worked best before nearing the end of the two-month filter life.