Grade D+
Cost Performance
NSF 42/53
30 Gal

Only reduces 14 contaminants. Very short filter life only lasts 30 gallons. Frequent filter changes drive up ongoing cost. Very slow drip filtration compared to countertop or under counter systems. Best performing pitcher on the market.


From the manufacturer

While tap water may look clean, Lead can get into your water through leaching Lead service lines, or from Lead contained in household plumbing. PUR, the #1 selling brand in lead filtration among filters certified to reduce lead1, brings you a pitcher that removes 99% of Lead and reduces many other contaminants.


From the manufacturer

  • Certified to remove 99% lead
  • Removes 96% Mercury and 92% of certain Pesticides
  • Reduces Chlorine (taste and odor) and more
  • MAXION® filter technology is PUR's commitment of providing superior filtration and performance, by using activated carbon and ion exchange to reduce more contaminants than any other brand.
  • 7 cup capacity (each cup equals 8oz. glass of water)
  • CleanSensorâ„¢ Monitor filter change light tells you when the filter needs to be changed
  • Filters up to 30 gallons/480 8-oz cups per filter, lasts up to 2 months
  • Slim, space-saving design fits in the fridge
  • Easy to use with comfort-grip handle and easy-fill lid
  • Pour spout cover prevents odors and particulates from getting into your clean water
  • BPA Free
  • Red version comes with removable filter cover
  • All PUR pitcher filters fit in all PUR pitchers/dispenser


Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Number of Reviews: 369

1.0 out of 5 stars
Pour Spout Pukes, Reservoir Too Small - Don't Buy - Get the 11 Cup Classic
By Howell Haus on January 19, 2016
Verified Purchase
I've had both the 11 Cup and 18 Cup filters. Liked them both, and they shared the same filter. We also have the sink tap filter, which we use to fill a glass pitcher with water that sits at room temp to allow any remaining off gassing to occur (chlorine et al). The 11 Cup Classic filter stays in our camper and it developed a crack, which isn't surprising because it gets knocked around a bit. I ordered the 7 Cup Ultimate thinking I might like the slightly smaller size, and maybe Ultimate 'meant something'.

I agree with several other reviews. This crazy thing leaks, i.e., when you go to pour it, water dribbles down from the spout and all over everything else. For that alone I'd give it a one star rating. Additionally, as most other agree, the reservoir at the top is too small and requires more frequent filling in order to fill the pitcher. It's poorly designed, was not tested thoroughly, probably saved them 15% in the manufacture, and offers no references to what material the pitcher is made from, a la, what is my water sitting in ? Leaching from ? This should be stated...

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