Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 378
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heph 2nd Time Around
I purchased a filter just like this one in October 1998 at a major reatail store for $58; and, it was non digital. I gave it to my parents, and it still works great! Not wanting to use bottled water, and buying a new home, I decided to purchase another one. It's 2008, ten years later; the filter is digital, which I am so enjoying, I got it from Walmart, and it's $20 less. Now that's rolling back the times in a good way. Not to mention that I keep telling people, "You know, this filtered water tastes better than brandname bottled water." Thanks Walmart.
Tip from my mother: Keep an extra 1 gallon container of unfiltered water in the refrigerator, and when the filter is empty you can refill with cold water.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ladyjuliet Great water filter!
The Brita Ultramax is a great alternative if you want an easy and convenient water filatration system and cannot do faucet-mounted. The Ultramax holds a little more water than one of the traditional pitchers and the easy spigot-style dispenser makes filling up water bottles or other containers with small mouths easy. With the digital filter "reminder" it's easy to see when you need a new filter. The product is also easy to clean. It can be easily placed on a counter top or even in the refrigerator. I definitely recommend it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by 20somethingmom I'm a believer
My family has been using this for almost 1 month now and so far we are very pleased. I liked the recommendation from the previous reviewer about keeping a jug of cold unfiltered water on reserve, so that you never have to wait for the water to get cold. The water tastes great and others who have tried it say it tastes much better than bottled water ad I have to agree! I purchased this in the store and it was close to ten dollars cheaper. I also went to Brita's website and printed off a five dollar off coupon.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveWebShopping Gooood
Very easy to use. Perfect size for countertop.
Rated 3 out of 5 by sundaylover FILTER REPLACEMENT IS TEDIOUS
Because you have to empty 2 full containers when you refill the product should have a better way to drain =( and FILTERS ARE EXPENSIVE!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by rona88 A very good value
I bought this product so that I don't have to keep on buying water bottles.It is pretty good..
Rated 5 out of 5 by kmh12345 It doesn't take too many cases of bottled water to pay for the Britta water filter. It results in a water equal to or better than bottled water and there is far less plastic in the landfill. I liked mine so well I bought another one for my sister!
Rated 5 out of 5 by brave123 Brita Ultramax is great!
My wife purchased this dispenser 2 yrs. ago and it is one of the few things that we use everyday. Love it and recommend to all!
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopscot Excellent Product
We have used this filter non-stop since buying. It provides excellent tasting, cool water every time. Easy to fill and use and never gets left out of the fridge.
Rated 5 out of 5 by hotrod200 Perfect for the fridge
Me and my wife bought this product after our wedding because the water in our apartment tastes like dirt. We filled it, placed it in the fridge, and came back to great tasting water. It is very convenient and holds a lot of water which cuts down on refills. It doesn't take long to filter and the filter is easy to replace when needed. Would buy this product again in a second!
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewMom110 Good for our small family
Our refrigerator doesn't have a water dispenser, so I use this every day to get a satisfyingly cold glass of water on demand, to mix with my toddler's juice, and for infant bottles. Since my husband and I both work and the kids are with a sitter during the day, it only gets evening use. I refill it about every other day, and it fits well in my fridge without feeling overwhelming. A LOT simpler than pouring from an upright pitcher!
Rated 1 out of 5 by Elmira76 Leaks
I purchased one and within a week it started leaking at the base of the water spout so I decided to return it and get a new one. Well within a month the 2nd one started to leak in the same spot. Very dissapointed since it's a great concept.
Rated 2 out of 5 by IronAngelLynn ....Not what i expected!!
Well, the water is good, and having the spout is nice, but the digital thing is a scam. You can start the digital timer and never use the item, and i two months it will tell you that the filter is no good, even if it is brand new. The digital reader never even touchs the water or filter. But the water is good. Oh and if you fill up the water in the reservour then the tank is full.... but if you even put just a little too much then you get water trying to come out the sides of the tank from the top.
Rated 2 out of 5 by SADUQI If you think it is like bottle water you are rong
My biggest concern is that this filter will give the quality of bottle water .In fact , there is improvement in the water taste .However , in scale of 1-10 comparing it to bottle water I give it 3 .So, don't you ever think you will get the quality of bottle water.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gma2Lydia LOVE the LARGE size!
We drink water ALL DAY! We used to use the pitcher but we were constantly filling it. This one we can refill every night and it's good for the day, unless it's ice cube making day, lol! Has it's own space designated in the fridge and we LOVE IT. I now use the pitcher container to refill through the top so it's super easy!
Rated 3 out of 5 by PoopyBoo Nice
love it@ water tastes great! only problem is that you can't get the white part out to clean the bottom.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alfienuone Dispenser
I love going to the fridge and getting water from my Brita dispenser. I have difficulty drinking water from the tap. Brita makes my tap water so pleasure to drink. I don't buy bottled water and I don't buy or drink sugary drink. My brita water supply all thirst and and liquid requirement for my body.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deltalead13 Removal of White Insert
Hi everyone, this is just a little tip for those of you that are having a difficult time in taking the white insert out.
I don't know if many of you are trying to pull the insert via the side walls of the insert. The side walls are smooth and have no ridges on them so it is kinda difficult to get a grip on it. If you look at your dispenser and look at the back side of it, you will see a notch out. Take a small screwdriver or a butter knife and pry forward the insert. Keep in mind that you DO NOT HAVE TO EXERT THAT MUCH FORCE. Pry it forward until it "pops". Once it "pops" it will allow you to grab hold of it with your fingernails as well as the front side by the spigot. You'll notice that both front and back have a slight ridge to it, I'm assuming that the ridges are there to keep the insert from floating upwards when the dispenser if completely full. At this point it is very easy to slide up and out.
On a separate note, some have complained that the spigot leaks. That is also not a hard fix. You can go to any local hardware store or big box home improvement center and buy the flat rubber washers to have as a replacement. When you clean the unit, I would recommend unscrewing the spigot and inspecting the rubber washer. Sometimes you can get small pieces of debris stuck in it or it just may be worn. Fluctuation of temps will make the rubber contract and expand as well, which can cause leakage. Also clean the rubber piece with warm soapy water. Do not over-tighten the nut when replacing the spigot as this can stress crack the dispenser, hand tightening should suffice.
I hope this helps those of you who already have the Ultramax Dispenser and helps those that are looking to purchasing the unit.
And no, I do not work for Brita, Being in construction, I'm just one of those guys that likes to know exactly how things work and how they are built! Hahaha
Rated 5 out of 5 by robert102938 Great, great, great!!!
I bought an Ultramax just a few days ago and I LOVE IT!!! It's very easy to operate, just make sure you hand wash it about every week if you leave it outside. Fungus and mold like to grow in the inside of the dispenser. You can also leave it inside the refrigerator if you want nice cold water.The Indicator is great and if you've got the model without the digital indicator, it's great too, but it uses a sticker that reminds you. I bought our first dispenser in August 1995 when it was called the Optimax. We still use it today; it's just a little dirty.Still working like a charm for over 10 years!I highly reccoment this product.
Rated 3 out of 5 by COOL Can't find a dispenser that works
I completed everything in your contact section, but could not submit it, because the product section would not drop down.
I had a dispenser for 3or 4 yrs and it leaked all over my fridge; my gr dau came to visit and I believe she did something to it. I keep trying to find one and checked out three so far and the filters do not fit flush so the water is not being filtered. when filled the dispenser leaves a space between it and the filter. Has there been a recall? Can you find me a dispenser that works? HELP!!!!!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cactus like the good fresh taste
we like the fresh taste. we carried well water in from the country until I retired. we didn't like the treated city water and went with your Brita filtering system.
Rated 4 out of 5 by aHealthierMe Water Reservoir in Fridge
1) Having the water reservoir on the top shelf in the fridge reminds us to drink more water.
2) We like our water cold, but don't always want ice cubes.
3) The reservoir is very big, so we don't have to fill it as often.
4) I grew up with well water, but am on city water now and it just tastes "over processed". The Brita filter takes some of that "extra" stuff out, so the water tastes better.
Rated 2 out of 5 Great for A Water Drinking Family
This would be great if it never had to be cleaned. Its impossible to remove the insert to clean the inside of the dispenser.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iambeautiful56 Awesome Product
Terrific flavor and I enjoy the feeling of having no worries about the water going into my body.
Rated 2 out of 5 by mballa1 Design needs tweaking
I'm returning the one that I purchased because of 2 problems 1)it's a pain to refill--you have to wrestle the components apart--some kind of handle or lever would be a great addition.
2) once the water level falls below the spigot it no longer empties, creating sanitation concerns.. Sacrifice 2 or 3 cups water and create a slanted ledge in the base that would allow your filtered water to empty naturally without dumping it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunshineSheryl Great Tasting Water Makes Great Tasting Drinks
Using the Ultramax in our kitchen allows us to have access to Brita Water for all our drinks i.e. coffee, tea, etc. as well as for cooking, boiling pasta and making soups. Having this great tasting water makes all of our foods and drinks taste Great!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MandaLou So easy to use
I let it fill easily in the sink, fits well in the fridge, no in and out of the pitcher... it's so easy! And it tastes amazing.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luvmyjoey15 Great product
This is the best purchase I've ever made. Even our dog prefers Brita water!
Rated 5 out of 5 by jane44 sp convenient for me
I first purchased as had moved and didn't like tast of chlorinated water. Don't see the dispenser in stores here--that had been discontinued!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 This is a great fixture, the kids love it.
I am trying to find where I can purchase the rubber 'o' ring for my dispenser. Thank You