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Brita on-tap vs. TAPP Water

by in TAPP Water 2021-11-24

Looking for a comparison of Brita on-tap vs TAPP Water filters? What water filter should you buy? We’ve done a detailed review of Brita on tap in 9 areas to compare how the two faucet water filters compare. This includes design, filtering, taste, water flow, filter cartridge monitoring, sustainability, filtering capacity, warranty and annual cost.

Read through the detailed comparison or jump to the end for a summary and conclusion of TAPP Water vs Brita on tap water filter comparison.

Design

Both products are made of high quality BPA free ABS and PC plastic.

TAPP Water has a Scandinavian white design that fits well in most kitchens without standing out too much. The connector to the faucet is made of stainless steel making it very robust. The filter is also less bulky than it appears with a weight of only 257 grams.

Brita on tap has a combination of white and chrome plastic. The connector is also made of plastic which according to many people makes it less robust and causes more leakage. The filter is also both bigger and heavier at 450 grams.

Winner: TAPP Water

Tie as design is subjective but TAPP-Water feels more robust and much lighter.

Filtering technolog of Brita On tap vs TAPP Water

TAPP Water 5-stage filter removes and reduces over 80 contaminants including chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and limescale.  

Brita on tap is a 3-stage filter removing and reducing chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and bacteria thanks to hollow fiber activated carbon 

TAPP Water beats Brita in terms of limescale removal as well as other substances filtered.

Winner: TAPP Water

TAPP Water thanks to limescale removal.

Taste of the filtered water

Both filters remove chlorine, metal taste and other poor attributes from tap water.

Winner: Tie as both provide good tasting water after filtering.

 

Winner: It’s a draw.

Tie as both provide good tasting water after filtering.

Water throughput / flow 

TAPP Water provides a flow-rate of about 4 L/min or 15 seconds to fill up a 1 liter jug

Brita provides a flow-rate of about 2 L/min or 30 seconds to fill up a 1-liter jug

Winner: TAPP Water

with best flowrate.

CO2 footprint / sustainability 

TAPP Water uses less plastic, less parts and less weight than Brita On Tap. 

The estimated CO2 footprint of TAPP Water for the first year is 1.91 kg and second year 0.42 kg.

The estimated CO2 footprint of Brita On Tap for the first year is 3.54 kg and second year 1.66 kg.

Winner: TAPP Water

thanks to lower weight and 75% less plastic.

Filter monitoring / reminders on when to replace the cartridges

TAPP Water provides email notifications, mobile app and web monitoring and reminders for cartridge replacements.

Brita has a display on the device of how much water has been used.

Winner: It’s a draw.

Tie as both help keep track of and replace the cartridges on time.

Capacity of Brita On tap vs TAPP Water

TAPP Water has a capacity of 1200 liters and estimated 3 months use based on a household of 3 people

Brita has a capacity of 600 liters and estimated 2 months use based on a household of 3 people

Note: Many Brita customers have commented that the capacity is less than 600 L as the filter gets clogged and the flowrate is reduced around 400-500 L. The estimates in terms of time use are based on a household with 2-4 people 

Winner: TAPP Water

with more capacity.

Warranty

TAPP Water 45 day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee with free return and lifetime warranty for subscribers in case your TAPP Water filter gets damaged.

Brita 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty in case your Brita gets damaged

Winner: TAPP Water

Price and cost per year

  • TAPP Water
  • Standalone price for one filter including cartridge:
  • €49-59
  • Cartridge price (individual):
  • €19.98
  • Total price first year (household of 3-4):
  • €89
  • Total price second year:
  • €59
  • Brita on-tap
  • Standalone price for one filter including cartridge:
  • €59.99
  • Cartridge price (individual):
  • €19.98
  • Total price first year (household of 3-4):
  • €119.92-158.90
  • Total price second year:
  • €79.92-119.98
* Range as TAPP Water cartridges are changed every 3 months vs Brita every 2 months

Winner: TAPP Water

as it saves 40-70 euro the first year and 20-60 euro the second year.

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