The simpler and quicker it is to change your filter, the better. Competitive filters require pre soaking of up to twenty minutes. There is no pre-soaking necessary with MAVEA.
You're probably used to seeing tiny black particles floating in your water - these are fragments from you filter's carbon element. Don't expect to see them when you upgrade with a MAVEA. This is due to the micro-screen we incorporate into all our filter designs.
Approximately 85% of the households in North America have hard water, so we've tuned our filter to significantly reduce water hardness that can result in white, chalky lime-scale build up in appliances and cookware.
Silverization helps support hygienic conditions within the filter and system. Many competitive filters do not use silver due to cost. All MAVEA cartridges are silverized, to inhibit the growth of bacteria and prolong the life of the filter.
MAVEA is the only company that supports it's filters with a comprehensive filter take back and recycle program. You can bring your used filters to recycling bins in stores or just mail them back to MAVEA. The component parts are broken down, cleaned, and re-used in non-food applications - nothing goes to the landfill.
* This replacement filter has not been certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI or BSI Standards in any system not produced by MAVEA LLC.
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