With Alkaline water pitchers available in the market, now you don’t have to worry about spending thousands of dollars water ionizer machines. Yes, by spending a few bucks on an alkaline water pitcher, you can now enjoy all the benefits of drinking alkaline water.
This review covers an iconic water pitcher named EHM Ultra-premium Alkaline Water Pitcher designed and manufactured by a Chinese company named EHS. Established in 2009, the company earned great fame in supplying not only water pitchers but also water ionizers, and alkaline water bottle flasks in North America and Southeast Asia.
EHM alkaline water pitcher functions with a single filter to decrease the amount of fluoride and chlorine as well as the pH levels to give better alkaline water at the other end of the pitcher.
Its assembly is quite easy. You just need to fix the filter into the reservoir after washing the pitcher.
However, make sure that you don’t wash the lid and just soak it with a damp cloth. The product is eco-friendly as it exempts the option to buy plastic bottles. The unit comes without a countdown meter so, take care that you replace the filter every two months.
How Does it Filter?
EHM has three different water pitcher models currently available in the market which are alkaline based. They make use of 2 separate filtration cartridges.
There is no known information about how well this filtration pitcher performs in eliminating pollutants.
EHM Alkaline Filter Cartridge
This basic cartridge is used in both EHM pitcher’s original versions. The filter is further divided into 7 different groups.
- Filter Gauze: It is the very first coating after entering and is used to capture all the sediments.
- Ion Exchange Resin: Its basic purpose is to discharge negative ions into the water.
- Activated Carbon: Color, flavor, and chlorine are filtered from the source water.
- Far Infrared Ceramic Balls: It helps to remineralize water and acts as an antioxidant.
- Natural Mineral Stones: This layer helps to remineralize the Calcium and Magnesium in water.
- Alkaline Ceramic Mineral Balls: This coating helps increase the level of pH of the water.
- PP Pad: Trap the small particles from the filter cartridge, leaving the system with clean water.
The filtration cartridge comes in numerous colors out of which you may choose your favorite while checking out.
HM Sureflow Cartridge Filter
This is primarily included for the EHM ULTRA premium pitcher. The inflow rate is quicker. Although it was touted as having a 6 layered filter, it comes in 3 different layers only.
Nano-metal cluster media (Nano-KDF): It is intended to remove heavy metal ions and residual chlorine from water and decrease organic pollutant concentrations so that the growth of micro-organisms may be eliminated.
Activated carbon core: Reduces the taste and odors of water from the source.
Tourmaline ceramic filter Cartridge: It remineralizes H2O with negative ions, increases its pH level, and adds some beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and antioxidants in it.
EHM did not mention confirming the capability of the filtration cartridge on having their product certified by either NSF or WQA.
Most consumers, though, decided that it was different than the normal tap water, and raised the pH relative to the container.
The whole pitcher measures around 10 3/8 “wide and can contain up to 3.5 liters of water per fill. Be cautious that you dot fill it to the brim at once so that spilling may be avoided, particularly when the pitcher is moved.
The pitcher will continue to filter until the water reaches the reservoir bottom which is at the top of the filter. If you keep filling it up further, it’s going to stay in the tank, and you’re going to have problems pouring.
EHM maintains that their pitchers are built in a state-of-the-art manufacturing process with exceptional quality and stringent quality control.
Maintenance and Replacement
EHM is slightly better than conventional water-pitchers in terms of lifespan and replacement.
EHM recommends removing the filter tank once it exceeds 300 liters or 80 gallons of gas.
If you refill the water twice a day, you’ll have to remove the cartridge every 2-3 months. True that this period is a relatively short life as the filters cost you money and you’ll often have to buy them.
It is twice as large as Brita which can only handle 40 gallons.
Doesn’t last longer than 2 months