- Does its job: water quality is high in appearance and taste
- Sleek design is pleasing to the eye
- LED Indicator helps gauge when filter needs changing (based on filter use, not just length since installing)
- Fits well in refrigerator
- Good reputation
- Replacement filters easy to find
- Plastic quality is cheaper than some would like
- Spout is open, not covered, making water susceptible to fridge odor if not refreshed regularly
Pur is known as one of the top makers of filtered water pitchers. Along with Brita, Pur’s pitchers are widely available in many department, chain, and big box stores. Therefore, replacement filters are relatively easy to come by, and this includes filters for the Pur CR-6000C 2-Stage Oval Water Pitcher with LED Indicator.
This particular pitcher does exactly what its name implies. It is a water pitcher that you fill with water from the top; it goes through a replaceable carbon filter, which catches a number of undesired and often unhealthy contaminants that may be present in the tap water it receives. On the lid of the pitcher there is an LED indicator, which is designed to give the user an idea of when the filter is in need of replacement.
The lifespan of the replaceable filter for the Pur CR-6000C 2-Stage Oval Water Pitcher with LED Indicator is stated, by Pur, to be 40 gallons or 2 months. Unlike a similar Brita pitcher, whose filter gauge measures the 2 month time span, the LED indicator on top of this pitcher is designed to sense how much use the pitcher has received. In this way, it is more accurate to the actual ‘wear and tear’ of the filter, but some users report that tipping the pitcher slightly, or pouring a small glass of water rather than a whole glass, will throw of the indicator’s measurements, as it is measuring the number of glasses poured, not the amount of water that has passed through.
On the whole, customers speak very highly of the water quality that the Pur CR-6000C 2-Stage Oval Water Pitcher with LED Indicator produces. They report that it is clean, clear, and free of odors, even in areas known for hard water.
However, one consistent complaint is that the pitcher is poorly made. Some people report that the plastic is thin and feels as though it could crack if the pitcher is not carried with two hands (suggesting that it is flimsy and cannot support its own weight when full of water). In addition, its spout is not covered, leaving it susceptible to fridge odor and dust. But on the whole, customers report a high rate of satisfaction with this filtered pitcher.
Bottom line: The Pur CR-6000C 2-Stage Oval Water Pitcher with LED Indicator does a great job of making great tasting water. Some people find the plastic a little thin for their liking, but most customers are satisfied with the pitcher’s appearance. Its replaceable filters are designed to remove heavy metals and a number of impurities from tap water. This pitcher has a good reputation for effective filtering when replaced according to the manufacturer’s instructions.