Big Berkey Water Filter
Is It Worth The Hype?

Big Berkey water filter is the most popular water filter manufactured by Berkey. Even though it is called “Big Berkey”, this type of Berkey filter is actually not the largest of the group.

Big Berkey water filters are actually 8.5” in diameter and a little under 20” in height, when in use.

Perhaps the name was given because of the “big” effect that it has on purification.

The Big Berkey is able to effectively purify water whether it is treated or untreated from almost any source and supply filtered water at a flow rate of 3.5 gallons to 7 gallons per hour.

Furthermore, Big Berkey can filter up to 12,000 gallons of tap water.

The storage capacity of 2.25 gallons is one of Berkey’s largest storage capacity.

The stainless steel design offers maximum durability and strength to consistently operate at a high level regardless of the conditions indoors or outdoors.

The Big Berkey filter is ideally for 2-3 persons; however, you can purchase 2 additional filter elements that will allow you to adequately serve 3-4 persons.


  • Removes contaminants that will harm your health and leaves the minerals. Removes chlorine, lead, THM’s, VOC’s, some bacteria and some parasites.

    All good minerals remain in the water so you are guaranteed a healthy glass of water when on the go. Most importantly, these filters will get rid of the bad taste and odour of any type of water. It’s like drinking spring water all the time.

  • Perfect for indoors or outdoors. The filter is a versatile water filter and is effective both indoors and outdoors. Whether you are home or travelling across country, the Big Berkey will consistently provide good tasting filtered water.

    It is like having your personal bottle water on the go but much better. So regardless of where the filter is operating, it will operate effectively.

  • Easy installation. Just follow the manual. Once you follow the instructions then the installation process will be smooth and easy.

    The only way you will have problems is if you try to install the filter on your own. Installation is so easy that you don’t need any tools to assemble the filter.

  • Maintenance is not difficult. Maintenance for the Big Berkey water filter requires cleaning the filter system every now and then.

    No need to call in a plumber or repair personnel. Little or no maintenance required. This will save you both time and money.

  • Big Berkey filter is very attractive. The stainless steel design gives it a professional and elegant look. This water filter is the type of filter that you want to carry around and show your friends.


  • Big Berkey prices start from $250 upwards. This price may be a little too high for some persons.

    Consumers may be tempted to opt for aa cheaper under counter or travelling water filter. For what it can do, the price of the Big Berkey is actually worth it.

  • Cleaning Big Berkey water filters has always been a problem for Berkey water filter customers, especially first time water filter buyers.

    We suggest that you follow the instructions and always remember to flush the filter after you clean it.

Here is a brief overview of the Big Berkey filter from


If you have the money, $250 is well worth the price. Remember that the Big Berkey Water filter can be used both indoors and outdoors and it is durable.

In fact, it even comes with a 90 day money back guarantee so your really have nothing to lose. Big Berkey water filter is no doubt one of the best travelling water filters on the market.

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