How long can I use the filter cartridges?
In order to achieve an optimal filter effect, you should replace the filter cartridge every 8 weeks. The useful lifespan depends on the quality and on the degree of hardness of your tap water.
How many liters of filter capacity do the cartridges have?
The filter capacity depends on the water quality and hardness of your tap water. Under normal conditions of use, we guarantee a filter capacity of 40 Gallons for the ‘Magnesium Mineralizer’ cartridge (oval) up to Making, the ‘Magnesium Mineralizer’-filter
cartridge one of the most effective filter cartridges on the market.
What do I have to consider before using and replacing the filter cartridge for the first time?
Before the first use or replacement of a used filter cartridge, clean the jug, funnel and lid of the BWT water filtering system with mild soap water and rinse thoroughly with clean warm water. Do not use any scrubbing cleaning agents or scrubbing sponges,
as scratch marks may be left on the BWT Magnesium Mineralizer water filtering system. The jug and funnel are dishwasher safe. The lid may not be cleaned in the dishwasher.
In order to achieve an optimal filtering effect, we recommend you put the filter cartridge into tap water and leave it for 5 minutes and then pour away.
After this, insert the new filter cartridge into the funnel of the water filtering system by applying gentle pressure.
The lid of the BWT water filtering system is equipped with the automatic ‘Easy-Fill’ filling system. Therefore, it is not necessary to remove the lid when filling the jug. The Easy-Fill system opens automatically
when the water jet hits the opening and closes automatically again after filling. Pour away the first filling of filtered water and refill the BWT water filtering system. The BWT Magnesium Mineralizer water filtering system
is now ready for use.
What do I have to consider when filtering?
The BWT water filtering system may only be filled and used with cold water which is known to be safe and meets the legal requirements.
The water filter is not suitable for the production of drinking water; i.e. the filter is not suitable for the treatment of contaminated water.
The BWT filtered water is intended for short-term use. It may not be exposed to direct sunlight and is to be stored in a cool place no longer than 24 hours. If the filtered water stands in the water filtering system
for longer than 24 hours, white marks may be left in the jug through the evaporation of the water, which can easily be removed by cleaning.
After more than 8 cups of water have been filtered in one process, a pause of at least 15 minutes should be respected.
Permanent water contact with the filter cartridge is not absolutely necessary in order to guarantee the durable functioning of the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge keeps functioning even if it is not immersed
in water for a longer time.
If you are requested by the authorities to boil tap water as a result of contamination, this also applies to BWT filtered water. When the authorities approve the tap water again as being harmless to health, the
filter cartridge must be exchanged. The water filtering system must be cleaned.
For certain groups of persons, e.g. persons with restricted immune defences and for the preparation of baby food, the BWT filtered water like any other water, must be boiled.
According to the recommendations of the WHO, the filter cartridge contains small quantities of silver, in order to avoid the growth of germs within the filter.
The filter cartridge must be replaced at least every 8 weeks after the first use.
Where is the best to store the filtered water?
Ideally, you should store the filtered water in your fridge. Our models fit into most commercially available refrigerator doors.
How does the "Easy Control" electronic exchange indicator work?
The Easy-Control device counts exactly the number of fillings and the useful lifespan left and a flashing indicator reminds you when it is time to change the filter.
Please note that the Easy-Control feature indicates the number of fillings (the volume of the funnel varies according to the BWT water filtering system) and not the number of liters filtered.
The filter cartridge should be changed at least every 8 weeks, even if the capacity (number of fillings) of the filter cartridge has not yet been reached. This is indicated by the flashing of the Easy-Control display.
Counting pause with non-use
Unique and money-saving: For periods of non-use, the time can be stopped and at reuse be started again. The current number of fillings is displayed when filling or by pushing the Easy-Control key once. The indicator
turns off after 30 seconds.
Table water filter with Easy Control
All 7 cup BWT table water filter models.
How does filling work best?
Place the "Easy-Fill" opening directly under the water tap and hold the water filter slightly tipped to the front in order to avoid water splashes. Open the water tap and direct the water jet into the front opening side of the flap. Fill the funnel as
full as possible. The water now automatically runs through the filter cartridge.
How do I best care for my filtering system?
At each replacement, the BWT water filtering system should be cleaned with mild soapy water and rinsed thoroughly with hot water. Do not use any scrubbing cleaning agents or scrubbing sponges, as scratch marks may be left on the water filtering system.
The jug and funnel are dishwasher safe.
During use of the BWT water filtering system, limescale stains may be caused in particular on the lid of the BWT water filtering system through the drying of water drops. The limescale stains can be removed with
a commercially available decalcifying agent/limescale remover.
The lid including "Easy Control" must not be cleaned in the dishwasher
How do I detach the "Easy-Control" in order to clean the lid?
We recommend leaving the lid with the ‘Easy Control’ in the lid inserted and cleaning it by hand as the ‘Easy Control’ is not dishwasher safe. If necessary, to remove the "Easy Control" completely from the lid, please press gently underneath the lid against
the protruding plastic lug with a screwdriver and carefully push the "Easy Control" to the top until it is loose. After removing the "Easy Control", fix it in place again by gently fitting/clicking it back in.
What do I do with used filter cartridges?
Always observe the local provisions for disposal!
• Filter cartridges and filter filling: Dispose of used filter cartridges and filter fillings with household waste.
• Packing material: Dispose of foil and cardboard packaging (locally possible) in separate waste containers. This makes a contribution to environmental protection.
• Water filtering system: The water filtering system should be disposed of in separate waste containers (locally possible). This makes a contribution to environmental.
• The ‘Easy-Control’ exchange indicator is an electronic component part, which is to be disposed according to the locally applicable provisions and legal regulations. The exchange indicator can be removed from the lid
by means of a screwdriver placed on at the rim of the ‘Easy-Control’ device. The ‘Easy-Control’ device should only be removed from the lid for disposal.
A part is defective, broken or similar?
Within the scope of legal warranty, we will replace the defective part completely (e.g. the lid) and send you a spare part without charge. In principle, BWT grants a manufacturer’s guarantee of two years on the water filtering system you have bought.
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What are the black bits in the pouch when I open a new filter?
These bits are filter ingredients from highly activated Coconut Shell carbon.
Due to rough treatment (throwing) during transportation, the carbon can break into small particles and fall out of the filter into the sealed pouch.
These bits or dust bits can be washed away before or washed out during the first fillings. Our carbon is highly activated and has an extra-large capacity, because of this however, is more brittle and effected during transport.
It is considered one of the most effective media to reduce Chlorine, Chlorine compounds as well as organic substances. The carbon does not have any effect on your health. In fact, the same carbon dust, particularly from coconut
shell is a natural coloring ingredient in food products.
What does the filter actually remove?
The highly activated coconut shell carbon, effectively removes Chlorine, Chlorine Compounds, taste and odor impairing substances, whereby the weak Acid Ion Exchange Resin reduces heavy metals like Zinc, Mercury, Copper and Lead.
Is the BWT filter compatible with other Pitcher models?
The Filter is compatible with the BWT pitcher models, 5 Cup Compact, 6 Cup Vida, 7 Cup Penguin and the 8 Cup Slim. It also fits into filters with an oval cartridge shape.
What types of exchange indicators are available?
There are three (3) different indicators.
The 5 Cup Compact jug has a manual indicator where you set the date of the last change of filter as a reference to the time frame of maximum 8 weeks.
The 6 Cup Vida has a timer that will provide a % reading at the display and counts down to 0% as an indication to change the filter.
The Penguin 7 Cup and Slim 8 Cup have a Counter with integrated timer. The device counts the no. of fillings and shows them on the display. At the same time the Timer function
of the device will measure the time and indicates the recommendation to exchange, depending on what has been reached first. Either after 8 weeks or when more then 100, respectively 85 fillings with the 8 Cup pitcher, has been
reached. This device is not measuring 100% but is accepted by the NSF as a PMD and gives a good indication when to change the filter. It also has a “Pause” function to stop the counting of time, when you leave the home for
a longer period. In such a case, just pour the water out completely and let the filter dry out. Upon return, just discard the first filling and continue using the filter. The device will start counting when you initiate the
first filling. No need for any additional activation.