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Brita pitchers are relatively low-maintenance, but it will need to be cleaned. While it’s hard to imagine it getting dirty, being that it only holds water, it can pick up dirt and even grow mold if under the lid, if it is not cleaned. So, you will need to know how to clean a Brita pitcher. Luckily, once you know how cleaning a Brita pitcher is easy and won’t take much time. If you aren’t sure how to clean a Brita pitcher, just keep reading to learn how.

Before we offer instructions, you should know that if you don’t have a Brita pitcher, but you do have another water filter pitcher, this cleaning procedure will work the same for your pitcher, too. Water pitchers are helpful for removing zinc, copper, mercury, and other contaminants from your water. Even if you think your water is fine, filtering it throughout the house with an in-house filter, a faucet filter, or even a countertop filter, will ensure that less contaminants get to you or your family through your water.

How to Clean a Brita Filter – Required Items

You should have most of the items you need on hand when it comes to cleaning a Brita pitcher. If you don’t have something, it will certainly be easy to find at any grocery store.

The items you need include:

  • Mild dish soap
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Mixing cup
  • Towel

Depending on how long you’ve had your Brita pitcher, you may also need to replace your filter. According to Brita, you should expect to replace your filter every 2 months or 40 gallons for the standard pitcher and 6 months or 120 gallons for the long last filter.


How to Clean a Brita Pitcher

You might have noticed from the items you need, it’s really just soap and water. As you might have guessed in your quest to learn how to clean a Brita pitcher, the cleaning part isn’t going to be difficult. You’ll really want to pay most attention to rinsing and drying. Obviously, you won’t want any leftover soap in your water. Just follow these easy steps and you’ll never have to wonder how to clean a Brita pitcher again.


Steps for Cleaning a Brita Pitcher

You will want to begin by removing the water filter. If it does not need changed you can just sit it to the side. You won’t need it again until you’re putting the pitcher back together. If you’ve already filtered 40 gallons of water or it’s been longer than two months, you will want to have a new filter standing by, so you can replace the old one with the new when you put everything back together.

Now it’s time to get cleaning! For this you just need some basic soap and water. It’s going to be easiest if you make a solution of soapy water rather than pouring soap into the pitcher itself. At this point you’ll be able to sponge away anything on the inside and outside of the pitcher.

Once you’ve got everything all washed up, you can rinse the unit off with clean water and a soft towel. After all the soap has been removed you can leave the system out to dry. You’ll want to make sure that the water has all evaporated and that the Brita is completely dry. As soon as it’s dry, you can put it back together, placing the lid on and adding the filter.

That’s all there is to it! Hopefully this explains everything you know. Do you still have questions about how to clean a Brita pitcher? If so, let us know in the comments!

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