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Big Berkey Water Filter – 8.5 Litres

(47 customer reviews)

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Suitable for: 1-4 people

Capacity: 8.5 liters (2.25 Gallons)

Height: 50 cm (19.25″)

Diameter: 21.6 cm (8.5″)

Weight: 3.2 kgs (7 lbs)


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Big Berkey® System (2.25 gal)


*The Berkey® stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.

  • The Big Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, but can be expanded up to 4 elements
  • The versatile Big Berkey® System is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13″ in height
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (in upper chamber)
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (expandable up to 4), 1 stainless steel lid,1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button, and 2 blocking plugs
  • Height when in use: 19.25″
  • Diameter: 8.5″
  • Weight: 7 lbs empty
  • For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-4 people
  • Fully configured, this system can serve up to 85-170 people a day, during an emergency
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 3.5 gallons (13.3 liters) per hour
    • Configured with 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 7.0 gallons (26.5 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4 Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
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Berkey® stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA.

*Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

Labeling may vary to fulfill orders during periods of heavy demand


Made for the Extreme, Enjoyed Every Day

Berkey® Systems are powerful, freestanding water purifiers that sit on a countertop or stand. Simply pour water from virtually any source into the top chamber of the system, and dispense purified water easily from the lower chamber through a handy spigot. The systems are easy to use—no electricity, tools or plumbing needed. Enjoy clean, delicious purified water that retains the healthy minerals your body needs for an average of less than 2 cents per gallon.


The Gold Standard in Gravity-Fed Water Purification

Berkey® Systems equipped with Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove greater than 99.999% of viruses and greater than 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, while also removing or dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment and even radiologicals. Each pair of long-lasting Black Berkey® Purification Elements can treat up to 6,000 gallons (or about 5 years of typical use) before needing replacement. If desired, Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Elements may be installed on each Black Berkey® Purification Element.


Benefits that Offer You Freedom

  • In control and confident- Take control of your tap water. Berkey® water purification systems address a broad universe of potential contaminants, giving you peace of mind.
  • Loving every sip- When your water tastes great, you drink more of it. Enjoy nourishing purified water that retains the beneficial minerals your body needs.
  • Ready for any adventure– Travel the world, hit the trail or relax at the lake. Portable and powerful Berkey® water purification systems reduce harmful contaminants from raw water sources like streams, lakes and ponds.
  • Prepared and empowered– Be ready for natural disasters and sudden emergencies. Berkey® water purification systems can purify raw, untreated water in situations where a potable source of water is not available.


Specifications for the Big Berkey® System

The 2.25 gallon Big Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, and is ideal for 1-4 people for everyday use.

  • Holds up to 2.25 gallons of purified water
  • Includes 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements standard
  • Expandable to 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements total
  • System is 8.5″ in diameter x 19.25″ in height
  • Shipping weight: approximately 9 lbs.
  • AISI 304 stainless steel construction


Included in the box:

  • Upper and lower stainless steel chambers
  • 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements
  • 1 stainless steel lid, knob and screw
  • 1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base
  • 2 wing nuts, 2 washers
  • 1 priming button
  • 2 blocking plugs


Black Berkey® Purification Filters


Contaminants Removed 203 contaminants are removed including, but not limited to; viruses (99.999%), pathogenic bacteria (99.9999%), Chloramine (below lab detectable limit), trihalomethanes (99.8%), pharmaceuticals (99.9%), pesticides (below lab detectable limit),heavy metals
Product Dimensions 2.25 x 2.25 x 9.75 inches
Composition Carbon composite containing high-grade coconut shell carbon combined with a proprietary blend of 5 other types of media.
Certifications The Black Berkey® purification element formulation has been tested by State and EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 531
Lifespan 3,000 gallons per filter. (6,000 gallons per set of 2)



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customer reviews ( 47 reviews)

  1. Our experience with was really great!

  2. Great product and great service

  3. Excellent comparable product works great.

  4. Worked great!! Delivered with no hassle!

  5. Filter is great, shipping was fast

  6. amazing filter! water tastes so fresh
    after wanting a big berkey for so long i finally decided to buy it!
    love my purchase!

  7. big fan of the berkey water filters!!!

  8. Truly an amazing product
    just moved from the UK, the water had a funny taste to it
    now it has a better taste!
    love my berkey !

  9. shipping was fast!
    the berkey will be one of the best health investments you will make!
    bought mine in 2017 and have been using it everyday

  10. love our new big berkey! stylish and compact + the water tastes great!

  11. amazing product, water is much better. got the shipment withing 2 days and everything was packaged nicely! lots of my friends were asking about the filter and they liked it very much.

  12. water tastes amazing! was referred by my friend! truly in love with the berkey!

  13. Filters the water well
    Taste’s amazing
    Looks good in the kitchen

  14. Love the big model!
    family of 3.
    – Easy to refill
    – Stylish Look
    – Large Water Capacity (Used for cooking and drinking)

  15. Best invention ever.
    buy this for the betterment of your OWN wellbeing!

  16. Always does as it’s intended to perform. Never fails. No problem ever with these! cheers!

  17. I could not be happier with our new Big Berkey filter. It is amazing! Great product and price overall.

  18. Great product, great value.

  19. Best Water Filtering device EVER!

  20. Fantastic product!

  21. Very effective

  22. Installed the system this past weekend, and so far it seems to be working very well.!

  23. After using it for a while now, I love the taste, and the convenience, sitting in the corner of the sink area and it’s very easy to use, most of all I don’t have to replace the filter for a long long time to save money.

  24. Highly recommend.

  25. Love it, removes city water taste in Quebec

  26. Fresh drinking water and no plastic bottles to screw up the environment! buy one now!

  27. Perfect size for my needs

  28. No more Chemicals! woo-hoo!!

  29. High quality system, convenient installation.

  30. Water purification at its best

  31. Great product, great company, great service. Iv been using an Berkey system for two years, and I cant imagine how I ever got on without it.

  32. WOW!!! I would give this 10 stars if I could!

  33. If you want the best bottled water taste at your tap, this is for you

  34. Say goodbye to buying cases of water

  35. I have been very impressed with this product. I’ve owned several filter systems before. This one is definitely more superior. The water taste is good. And, best of all, the water is amazing

  36. A Great Filter!

  37. We’ve been using Berkey Water Filters for many years and they’ve all been great! The reason why I’ve purchased this unit was only to replace our old pitcher system from brita which was getting to slow and held less water

  38. We purchased 2 extra black filters, so it produces water quickly.
    Best gift we got for ourselves this holiday season

  39. Love our Berkey!

  40. Using this system for 4 years. Do not know what i would be without it!

  41. Love this product. Water tastes great after filtering.

  42. I have been learning about how important it is to keep my body in a slightly alkaline state, and so I really wanted my drinking water to be alkaline.
    love the Berkey!

  43. Great service. Fast delivery – Thanks to the customer service team who were very nice.

  44. Great product. Great Customer Service

  45. They are basically one of the best filters out there. Saved me so much money during this pandemic, i lost my job and needed to save back on money

    I can make orange drinks with the clear water these give out!

    Thanks for the amazing help – Jamie

  46. We LOVE our Big Berkey!!!

  47. Great product, saves me a lot of money during this crazy pandemic situation!

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