How To Use Your Filters

Brita® Filter FAQs

  • Replacement Filters

    What does Brita® reduce from tap water?

    All Brita® Filters reduce substances found in tap water, including chlorine taste and odor, for better- tasting water. Some of our filters also reduce the health contaminants copper, cadmium, mercury and lead. Substances that Brita® products filter may not be in all users’ water. Also, Brita® Filters ensure a healthy level of fluoride (water additive that promotes strong teeth) is left in the water.*

    *Applies to fluoridated municipal tap water.

    Here’s What Brita®
    Reduces or Removes
    from Tap Water

    Pitcher & Dispenser Filters
    Longlast Standard
    Stream Pitcher
    Filters
    Bottle
    Filters
    Faucet
    Filters
    Chlorine (Taste & Odor) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Lead Yes Yes
    Mercury Yes* Yes
    Cadmium Yes Yes
    Benzene Yes Yes
    Asbestos Yes Yes
    Particulates Yes(Class I) Yes(Class VI) Yes(Class VI) Yes(Class I)
    Copper Yes
    Zinc Yes
    1, 2, 4 - Trichlorobenzene Yes Yes
    TTHMs, Giardia, Atrazine, Lindane, and Trichloroethylene (TCE) Yes
    Additional contaminants Yes** Yes**

    Note, Brita® filters keep a healthy level of fluoride, a water additive that promotes strong teeth

    *Valid for the following systems: Ultramax Jet Black (OB24), Space Saver (OB21), Amalfi (OB32), Grand Color Series (OB36), Pacifica (OB41), Capri (OB43), Mini Plus (OB44), Marina (OB47), Monterey (OB50) and Wave (OB53)

    **See our full list of reduction claims with the Longlast Performance Data Sheet and Faucet Mount Performance Data Sheet for models FF-100 and SAFF-100

  • What pitchers is my filter compatible with?

    The white Brita® Standard Filters are compatible with all standard Brita® pitchers except Brita Stream®.

    The blue Brita Longlast® filters will fit with all Brita® Systems except Brita Stream® and Brita® Infinity, but is only certified at this time with our 9 Volumetric fill models: Space Saver (OB21), Amalfi (OB32), Grand Color Series (OB36), Pacifica (OB41), Capri (OB43), Mini Plus (OB44), Marina (OB47), Monterey (OB50), Wave (OB53).

    And the gray Brita Stream® filters are exclusively for the Filter-As-You-Pour™ Brita Stream® pitchers.

  • How do I prepare and change the filter in my Brita® products?

    You’re just a few simple steps from enjoying great-tasting Brita® filtered water.

    Brita® Pitchers and Dispenser Filters:

    1. Wash hands, then remove filter from bag.
    2. Hand-wash pitcher system periodically with a mild detergent (no abrasive cleaners). Rinse well. Do not wash in dishwasher.
    3. Brita® standard filters require a 15-second rinse prior to insertion. (Brita Longlast® does not require this.)
    4. Insert filter into reservoir by lining up groove in filter with notch in reservoir. Press firmly for a tight seal. Fill the reservoir with cold tap water. Discard your first three pitchers of filtered water, or use to water plants.
    5. Set up your pitcher’s electronic indicator. If using a blue Longlast filter follow enclosed instructions using the sticker provided.

    Stream Brita® Pitcher and Filters:

    1. Flush your new Brita Stream® filter with cold water for 15 seconds.
    2. Insert filter into filter cage with blue ring facing up. Press filter until it clicks.
    3. Install filter cage onto lid with a firm twist.
    4. Activate electronic indicator. Fill pitcher and enjoy great-tasting water.

    Brita® Bottle Filters:

    • Sport Bottles:
      1. Remove filter from filter housing.
      2. Push new filter firmly into housing.
      3. Unscrew cap and fill bottle with cold tap water. Tighten cap firmly.
      4. Squeeze one full bottle of water through the filter to activate before use.
    • Hard Sided Bottles:
      1. Rinse filter under running water for 15 seconds.
      2. Place new filter into housing and press down firmly until filter is flush with straw.
      3. Align lid and straw in unlocked position, then rotate straw to lock.

    Brita® Faucet Filters:

    1. Wash hands with soap and water, then remove Brita® filter from bag.
    2. Flush Brita® Faucet system for 5 minutes to activate the filter and remove any carbon. 
    3. The 100-gallon Brita® filter life begins after the flushing process.

  • How do I read and reset my filter change indicator?

    Brita pitchers/dispensers have three different styles of filter change indicators. Look for the image below that matches your indicator type.

    Choose your filter indicator type below for instructions:
    • Pitchers with Max Fill Line
    • Pitchers without Max Fill Line
    • Sticker Filter Indicator
    • The filter change indicator lets you know when it’s time to replace your filter. It activates when the lid is opened for 5–8 seconds (based on size of reservoir) and measures water use by counting the number of times the reservoir is filled*. The green light will blink next to the filter you’ve selected, indicating a fresh filter. The red light will blink when your filter has reached the end of its certified life, indicating that it’s time to replace the filter. See instructions below.

      Setup for Legacy Filters (White):

      1. To reset the indicator, press the STATUS button and hold it down. If using a standard Brita® filter (white in color), hold down the STATUS button for 2 seconds, then release. All lights will blink simultaneously twice, then the green light next to STANDARD FILTER will blink three times. This indicates that the standard filter mode (40 gallons) has been selected.

      2. If you accidentally select the incorrect mode, repeat the step 1 instructions above until you successfully select the mode that correlates with the filter being used.

      3. The indicator light will blink after each time you fill the reservoir and close lid. A blinking green light indicates that your filter is good.

      4. Check filter life status at any time by pressing Status button for 1 second and releasing. The light corresponding to your current filter status will blink for 1 second.

      5. When 0% of the filter life remains, the red light next to REPLACE will blink, indicating that the filter should be replaced. Replace the filter and reset the indicator (see step 1).

      Setup for LongLast Filters (Blue):

      1.To reset the indicator, press the STATUS button and hold it down. If using the a Brita® LONGLAST® filter (blue in color), hold down the STATUS button for 6 seconds. Do not release until the green light next to LONGLAST® FILTER has blinked green three times by itself. This indicates that the LONGLAST® filter mode (120 gallons) has been selected.

      2. If you accidentally select the incorrect mode, repeat the step 1 instructions above until you successfully select the mode that correlates with the filter being used.

      3. The indicator light will blink after each time you fill the reservoir and close lid. A blinking green light indicates that your filter is good.

      4.Check filter life status at any time by pressing Status button for 1 second and releasing. The light corresponding to your current filter status will blink for 1 second.

      When 0% of the filter life remains, the red light next to REPLACE will blink, indicating that the filter should be replaced. Replace the filter and reset the indicator (see step 1).

      Tips for Accurate Tracking:

      • Open the Fill Lid completely. Always fill the reservoir with water all the way to the provided “Max Fill” line. Close the Fill Lid.
      • Only keep the Fill Lid open for more than 5 seconds if you are filling the reservoir with water.*
      • ALWAYS wait until the reservoir is empty before refilling.*

      * Always fill to the max line to ensure accuracy, and open the reservoir lid only when filling with water.

      A note about LAKE, METRO, and SOHO PITCHERS (Model OB58, OB11): The filter change indicator for Lake, Metro & Soho is activated when you pour, and measures water use based on 8 fl. oz. pours. To fill the Lake Pitcher, place center Fill Lid under faucet and fill the reservoir until the Fill Lid closes. Allow water to filter completely before pouring. The light will blink after water is poured from the pitcher. A blinking green light indicates that the filter is good.

    • The filter change indicator lets you know when it’s time to replace your filter. It is activated each time you pour, and measures water use based on 8 fl. oz. pours. A green blinking light indicates that the filter is good. A yellow light indicates the filter should be replaced soon, while a red light blinking indicates the filter should be replaced. Filter performance is not certified after 40 gallons. Changing your filter regularly helps ensure you have cleaner, great-tasting water.

      Reset your filter change indicator each time you replace your filter:

      1. To reset, press the “RESET” button (on some models called the “STATUS” button) below the lights on the indicator.

      2. Release the button when the green light blinks.

      3. On the Electronic or Volumetric fill models, the indicator light will blink after every time you fill the reservoir and close the Fill Lid. On volumetric pour models the indicator light will blink after every time you pour from the pitcher.

      4. When 0% of the filter life remains, the red light next to REPLACE will blink, indicating that the filter should be replaced. Replace the filter and reset the indicator (see step 1).

      Sticker Filter Indicator instructions:

      The filter change indicator lets you know when it’s time to replace your filter. Timing estimates are based on average household usage*. Changing your filter regularly helps ensure you have cleaner, great-tasting water.

    • The filter change indicator lets you know when it’s time to replace your filter. Timing estimates are based on average household usage*. Changing your filter regularly helps ensure you have cleaner, great-tasting water.

      * For all Pitchers, Dispensers, and Faucet Mount Systems, timing estimates are based on 11glasses per day for the average household. Approximate timing for Brita Water Bottles is based on 64oz per day.

  • How do I use my filter change indicator if I’ve purchased Brita Longlast® Filters?

    Blue Brita Longlast® Filters last up to six months (120 gallons),* three times longer than our Standard™ Filters. If you purchased your Brita® Pitcher or Dispenser before 2019, your filter change indicator may not track Longlast® Filter life. The following questions address how to track Longlast® Filter life for these older models: 

    I have an electronic filter indicator. How do I track my Brita Longlast® Filter life?

    If the electronic filter indicator on your pitcher or dispenser lid looks like the image below, then you’re all set to track Longlast® Filter life. Instructions are in the User Guide. If your electronic filter indicator does not look like the image below, it can only track the filter life of Standard™ Filters, and not Longlast® Filters. To track your filter life, you can sign up for personalized filter change reminder emails so you’ll always know when it’s time to change your filter. 



    I have a sticker filter indicator. How do I track my Brita Longlast® Filter life?

    If your sticker indicator looks like the image below, you’re all set to track Longlast® Filter life. See instructions below.

    If your sticker indicator does not look like the image, it’s an older version. But, you can still use this indicator to track Longlast® Filter life. Place the right side of the sticker on top of the month six months after you change your filter. For example, if you change your filter in January, place the left side of the sticker over “Jan” and place the right side of the sticker diagonally over “June.” Then you’ll know to change your filter in June. To track your filter life, you can also sign up for personalized filter change reminder emails so you’ll always know when it’s time to change your filter.

  • How often should I change my filter?

    It's important to change your filter regularly for optimal performance. If you have hard water, you may need to change filters more often. Use your cling calendar, or activate your electronic filter change indicator, when you install a new filter to help keep track of your usage. Filter replacement depends on filter and product type.

    Pitcher and Dispenser Filters*

    • Brita® Standard (White) Filter: Every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • Brita® Longlast® (Blue) Filter: Every 120 gallons (about 6 months)
    • Brita® Stream® (Gray) Filter: Every 40 gallons (about 2 months)


    Bottles† and Faucet Filtration Systems*
    • Brita® Water Bottles: Every 40 gallons (about 2 months)
    • Brita® Faucet Filtration System Model OPFF-100: Ever 94 gallons (about 4 months).
    • Brita® Faucet Filtration System Model SAFF-100: Every 100 gallons (about 4 months).
    • Brita® Faucet Filtration System Model FF-100: Every 100 gallons (about 4 months).


    • Sign up with My Brita™ to receive filter replacement reminders, money-saving offers and exclusive rewards.

      * Time estimates for Pitchers, Dispensers and Faucet Mount Systems are based on 11 glasses per day for an average household.
      † Approximate timing for Brita® Water Bottles is based on 64 ounces per day.

  • What are micron ratings and why doesn’t Brita® have them?

    A micron rating is a measurement for quantifying the ability of a filter to remove contaminants of a particular size. Brita® filters use technology that cannot be effectively measured with a micron rating.

    Brita® filters are not intended to purify water. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection. Individuals requiring water of special microbiological purity should follow the advice of their doctor or local health officials regarding the use and consumption of their tap water and Brita® filtered water.

  • What happens if I fill the reservoir above the Max Fill line?

    Avoid filling above the MAX FILL line. The purpose of this line is to help you avoid overfilling the reservoir, which can cause water to spill into the handle and leak out of the pitcher.

  • How do I attach my Brita® Faucet Filtration System?

    1. Support the bottom of the filter system with one hand.
    2. Align the insert groove on the lower part of the cartridge with the Filter
    Replacement Indicator at the front of the filter cup.
    3. Insert the filter cartridge into the filter cup until a “click” is heard. Do not force the filter cartridge into the system base. Inserting the new filter cartridge automatically resets and activates the electronic Filter Replacement Indicator.
    4. A green signal will flash, indicating that the filter is engaged.

  • Where can I buy a Brita® Filter?

    Please see our complete list of retailers, or purchase online.

  • Why does the water flow differently through different filters?

    The Brita Longlast® Filter utilizes a different type of filtration technology that requires water to flow through the sides of the filter, instead of the bottom. The Brita Stream® Filter is designed to filter water as you pour  it’s our fastest pitcher filter yet.

  • What does it mean to be certified?

    A “Certified” Brita® product means it has been tested by an accredited third party to meet the performance set by NSF/ANSI Standards.

  • Where can I find more information about the Brita Longlast® filters.

    Read all about the Brita Longlast® here and some frequently asked questions here.

  • Care & Maintenance

    How do I clean my Brita® Faucet Filter?

    If your faucet system hasn’t been used for several days, wet and reactivate the system’s filter by running water through the filter for 30 seconds.

  • What should I avoid with my Brita® Water Bottle Filter?

    Hot water:

    • Don’t filter water that is over 100°F/38°C. Hot water may release some contaminants from your tap water and can severely diminish the system’s filtration abilities. If this happens, you should replace your filter.
    Well water:
    • Don’t fill your Brita® Filtration Bottle with well water that isn’t regularly tested to be microbiologically safe. Filters are designed for use only with municipally treated tapwater or well water that is regularly tested.

  • What should I do if my product breaks or cracks?

    Although built to last, Brita® products can crack or break due to a variety of unfortunate circumstances. We stand by our products and offer both a 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty in case your Brita® gets damaged. Your satisfaction is important to us, whether or not you are within the warranty period. Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us via this page or call 1-800-24-BRITA for support.

  • Can I recycle my Brita®?

    Yes, Brita® has partnered with TerraCycle® to create a free recycling program for Brita® pitchers, dispensers, bottles, faucet systems, filters and filter packaging.

    Visit the Brita® Recycling page to get started, and give your old Brita® products a new life. Be sure to sign up with My Brita™ so you can rack up points for recycling. Simply complete the form on the recycling page, and your free shipping label will be emailed to you. Make sure your waste is dry prior to shipping, pack them in a box, mail and we’ll take it from there. (Tip, you might want to place the Brita® products you’re shipping in a garbage liner or trash bag.) If you have further questions about recycling or shipping labels, please contact Customer Service and we’ll be happy to assist you.

  • What are the black specks in the reservoir of my Brita® Pitcher or Dispenser?

    Seeing carbon particles in the pitcher or dispenser after several weeks of use is normal with our older filters. Our new filters are designed to eliminate black flecks in your water.

  • Is my Brita® BPA-free?

    Yes. All Brita Pitchers, Bottles, Faucet Mounts, Dispensers and Filters are BPA-free.

  • Manuals & Warranties

    Where can I download a product manual?
  • Is my Brita® under warranty?

    We offer a 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee on all Brita® Pitchers, Faucet Filter Systems, Water Bottles and Filters. Call 1-800-24-BRITA (US) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada) for customer assistance.

    Brita® Faucet Filtration System Warranty
    Model OPFF-100

    Brita® LP (Warrantor) warrants your Brita® Faucet Filtration System with Advanced Features (Model FF-100 and SAFF-100) for one year from the date of purchase (except for the filter cartridge, which is warranted for 30 days) against all defects in materials and workmanship, when used in compliance with the user’s guide. If for any reason the product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, call Brita® Consumer Services at 1-800-24-BRITA (U.S.) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada), or ship the unit to the address below and the unit will be repaired or replaced without charge. Please package your unit carefully to avoid damage in transit.

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. The Warrantor assumes no responsibility for incidental or consequential damages; for damages arising out of misuse of the product or the use of any unauthorized attachment; or for damages resulting from the use of the product with a defective water faucet. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

    Should service be required during or after the warranty period, or should you have any questions regarding how to use your Brita® product, please call Brita® Consumer Services at 1-800-24-BRITA (U.S.) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

    In U.S.: Brita® LP
    1221 Broadway
    Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
    94612-1888

    In Canada: BRITA® Canada Corporation
    150 Biscayne Crescent
    Brampton, ON, Canada
    L6W 4V3

    Brita® Faucet Filtration System with Advanced Features
    Model FF-100 and Model SAFF-100) Limited One-year Warranty

    The Brita® LP (Warrantor) warrants your BRITA® On Tap Faucet Filter System (FF-100 and SAFF-100) for one year from the date of purchase (except for the filter cartridge which is warranted for 30 days) against all defects in materials and workmanship, when used in compliance with the user’s guide. If for any reason the product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, call BRITA® Consumer Services at 1-800-24-BRITA (U.S.) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada), or ship the unit to the address below and the unit will be repaired or replaced without charge. Please package your unit carefully to avoid damage in transit.

    This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. The Warrantor assumes no responsibility for incidental or consequential damages; for damages arising out of misuse of the product or the use of any unauthorized attachment; or for damages resulting from the use of the product with a defective water faucet. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

    Should service be required during or after the warranty period, or should you have any questions regarding how to use your Brita® product, please call Brita® Consumer Services at 1-800-24-BRITA (U.S.) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada) Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

    In U.S.: Brita® LP
    1221 Broadway
    Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
    94612-1888

    In Canada: BRITA® Canada Corporation
    150 Biscayne Crescent
    Brampton, ON, Canada
    L6W 4V3

    Brita® Water Filtration Pitcher, Dispenser & Bottle Warranty
    Limited Warranty: Brita® LP warrants to the consumer that FOR THE PERIOD OF NINETY (90) DAYS from the date of purchase, the BRITA® WATER FILTRATION PITCHER/DISPENSER/BOTTLE, when used strictly in accordance with instructions, has the effects on municipally treated, potable tap water described in the enclosed literature. During this 90-day period, if you discover that any parts of the pitcher or dispenser are damaged or broken, whether due to manufacturing, shipping or accidents while in use, we will replace the parts free of charge by calling 1-800-24-BRITA (U.S.) or 1-800-387-6940 (Canada). To the extent permitted by local law, this warranty is in lieu of any other warranty, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness, and precludes any other obligation on the part of the manufacturer, distributor or dealer, including any liability for special, incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. In U.S.: Brita® LP, 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-1888, 1-800-24-BRITA. In Canada: Brita® LP, 150 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton, ON L6W 4V3, 1-800-387-6940.

  • Tell me more about the testing and performance of Brita Longlast® filters.

    Click here for more about the testing and performance of Brita Longlast® filters.

  • Brita Stream® Filters

    Can I use a standard filter in a Brita Stream® Pitcher?

    No, standard filters are not compatible with Brita Stream®. Stream® Filters attach to the lid of a Stream® Pitcher, and feature Filter-As-You-Pour™ Technology.

  • What is the shelf life of a Brita Stream® Filter?

    The shelf life of an unused, packaged filter is indefinite. Filters should be kept in the sealed Brita® bag and stored in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use them.

  • What is Brita Stream® and how does it work?

    The new Brita® Stream® with Filter-As-You-Pour™ Technology delivers great-tasting water when you want it. Brita® Stream® Filters only work with Brita® Stream® pitchers and dispensers. To learn more, watch our Stream® video.

  • How often should I change my Brita Stream® Filter?

    For optimum performance, it's important to change your Brita Stream® filter regularly. Keep your great-tasting filtered water flowing by replacing every 40 gallons or approximately every two months. Users with hard water should replace more frequently.

  • How do I prepare and change my Brita Stream® Filter?

    1. Flush your new Brita Stream® filter with cold water for 15 seconds.
    2. Insert filter into filter cage with blue ring facing up. Press filter until it clicks.
    3. Install filter cage onto lid with a firm twist.
    4. Activate electronic indicator. Fill pitcher and enjoy great-tasting water.

  • How do I set up the filter change indicator on Brita Stream®?

    Reset your filter change indicator each time you replace your Brita Stream® filter. Filter replacement is essential for product to perform as represented.

    1. To reset (or activate) the indicator, press the STATUS button and hold it down for 8 seconds. Red, yellow and green lights will blink simultaneously.
    2. Release the STATUS button when only the green light blinks.
    3. Open the Fill Lid completely and fill the pitcher with water. Close the Fill Lid. If pitcher lid is removed to fill the pitcher, place on a flat surface while filling.
    4. Check filter life status at any time by pressing STATUS button for 1 second. Light will flash green, yellow or red depending on filter life remaining.
    5. The light will also blink after water is poured from the pitcher. A blinking green light indicates that the filter is good.
    6. When 25% of filter life remains (480 pours completed), the yellow light will blink, indicating the filter should be changed SOON. The light will continue to blink yellow through 1% of filter life remaining.

  • Brita Longlast® Filters

    What is the Brita Longlast® Filter and how does it work?

    The Brita Longlast® Filter works 3x longer* than other filters, and reduces even more contaminates, including 99% of lead§. Brita Longlast® Filter fits all Brita® Pitchers, except for Brita Stream® Pitcher and Brita® Infinity Pitcher.

  • Tell me more about the testing and performance of Brita Longlast® filters.

    Click here for more about the testing and performance of Brita Longlast® filters.

  • Will the Brita Longlast® Filter fit my Brita® Pitcher?

    The Brita Longlast® Filter will fit all Brita® Pitchers, except for Brita Stream® Pitcher and Brita® Infinity Pitcher.

  • Can I Use a Brita Longlast® Filter in my Brita Stream® Pitcher?

    No, only the Brita Stream® Filter-As-You-Pour Filter will work in a Brita Stream® Pitcher.

  • How often should I change my Brita Longlast® Filter?

    For optimum performance, it's important to change your Brita Longlast® filter regularly. Keep your great-tasting filtered water flowing by replacing every 120 gallons or approximately every six months. Users with hard water should replace more frequently.

  • How do I prepare and change my Brita Longlast® Filter?

    1. Wash hands, and remove filter from bag.
    2. Hand-wash pitcher system periodically with a mild detergent (no abrasive cleaners).Rinse well. Do not wash in dishwasher.
    3. Insert filter into reservoir by lining up groove in filter with notch in reservoir. Press firmly for a tight seal. Fill the reservoir with cold tap water. Discard your first three pitchers of filtered water, or use to water plants.
    4. Set up your pitcher’s electronic indicator for use with the Longlast Filter, using the sticker provided.

  • How do I use my filter change indicator if I’ve purchased Brita Longlast® Filters?

    Blue Brita Longlast® Filters last up to six months (120 gallons),* three times longer than our Standard™ Filters. If you purchased your Brita® Pitcher or Dispenser before 2019, your filter change indicator may not track Longlast® Filter life. The following questions address how to track Longlast® Filter life for these older models: 

    I have an electronic filter indicator. How do I track my Brita Longlast® Filter life?

    If the electronic filter indicator on your pitcher or dispenser lid looks like the image below, then you’re all set to track Longlast® Filter life. Instructions are in the User Guide. If your electronic filter indicator does not look like the image below, it can only track the filter life of Standard™ Filters, and not Longlast® Filters. To track your filter life, you can sign up for personalized filter change reminder emails so you’ll always know when it’s time to change your filter. 



    I have a sticker filter indicator. How do I track my Brita Longlast® Filter life?

    If your sticker indicator looks like the image below, you’re all set to track Longlast® Filter life. See instructions below.

    If your sticker indicator does not look like the image, it’s an older version. But, you can still use this indicator to track Longlast® Filter life. Place the right side of the sticker on top of the month six months after you change your filter. For example, if you change your filter in January, place the left side of the sticker over “Jan” and place the right side of the sticker diagonally over “June.” Then you’ll know to change your filter in June. To track your filter life, you can also sign up for personalized filter change reminder emails so you’ll always know when it’s time to change your filter.

  • Which pitchers are Longlast Filters compatible with?

    The Longlast Filter is compatible with all Brita Pitchers but is currently only certified for contaminate reduction in 9 models: Space Saver (OB21), Amalfi (OB32), Grand Color Series (OB36), Pacifica (OB41), Capri (OB43), Mini Plus (OB44), Marina (OB47), Monterey (OB50) and Wave (OB53).

  • Does this filter need to be pre-rinsed?

    No, there is no pre-rinse required for the Longlast Filter.

  • Should I set up the filter differently if I bought it a long time ago? (6 mo, 1 yr, 2 yrs etc…)

    No, set-up for these filters is always the same.

    1. Wash hands, then remove filter from bag.
    2. Hand-wash pitcher system periodically with a mild detergent (no abrasive cleaners).
    3. Rinse well. Do not wash in dishwasher.
    4. Insert filter into reservoir by lining up groove in filter with notch in reservoir. Press firmly for a tight seal. Fill the reservoir with cold tap water. Discard your first three pitchers of filtered water, or use to water plants.
    5. Set up your pitcher’s electronic indicator for use with the Longlast Filter, using the sticker provided.

  • How do I know what type of pitcher I have?

    The pitcher name and model number can be found on the dataplate sticker on the bottom of your pitcher

  • Why is this filter so light?

    This filter utilizes a different type of filtering media than the Brita® Standard Filter. The proprietary media in Brita Longlast® weighs less.

  • How does it last 3x longer?

    The Brita Longlast® filter uses a proprietary pleated media which enables enough surface area to filter 120 gallons.

  • Can you show me the differences between the Brita Longlast® Filter and the other Brita® filters?

    See the full product comparison chart.

  • Can I recycle used Brita Longlast® Filters at home?

    No, but Brita Longlast® Filters can be recycled through the TerraCycle® program. Visit Brita.com/recycling-filters for more information.

  • Does this filter work in non-Brita pitchers?

    Although this filter may fit into non-Brita pitchers, it is only certified for contaminate reduction in the following Brita® Pitcher models: Space Saver (OB21),Amalfi (OB32), Grand Color Series (OB36), Pacifica (OB41), Capri (OB43), Mini Plus(OB44), Marina (OB47), Monterey (OB50), and Wave (OB53).

  • Can I use this filter for non-tap water (stream, lake, etc…)?

    No. Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection. Individuals requiring water of special microbiological purity should follow the advice of their doctor or local health officials regarding the use and consumption.

  • I don’t have a pitcher, I have an Ultramax dispenser, can I use this filter?

    The Brita® Longlast filter will fit in your Ultramax dispenser, but it is not certified for contaminant reduction in this model.

  • Why do some filters look different?

    We recently added new filter models to our lineup. While Brita® Standard Filters are white in color, Brita Longlast® Filters are blue. Brita Longlast® and Brita® Standard Filters fit all Brita® Pitchers, except for Brita Stream® Pitchers, which require a gray Brita Stream® Filter.

  • What is the shelf life of a Brita Longlast® Filter?

    The shelf life of an unused, packaged filter is indefinite. Filters should be kept in the sealed Brita® bag and stored in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use them.

  • Recycling

    How do I recycle?

    Recycling is available in a limited capacity through Spring via our TerraCycle® partnership. While Brita® does not currently offer prepaid shipping labels for recycling, we recommend that you hold onto your used Brita® filters, and check back in July for updates to our program.

  • When is recycling open again?

    We’re currently making improvements to our recycling program, and encouraging Brita® owners to hold onto their used Brita® items before sending them in. This small change will help significantly reduce the environmental strain caused by multiple shipments. We recommend collecting a minimum of 5 pounds (around 17 water filters) of used products before shipping. Starting in July, Brita® owners will be able to download one free shipping label per year.

  • How can I learn more about TerraCycle®?

    Visit TerraCycle.com to learn more, and be sure to join the TerraCycle® Recycling Program to help us keep used Brita® products out of landfills.

§vs. Standard Brita Filters, see certifications