"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-29-2022, 11:18 AM   #1
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: ISRAEL
Posts: 472
Do you filter your tap kitchen water for drinking?

is it true that they collect a lot of bad germs even if replaced every year?

__________________
COOKING ISN'T GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION IN THE RIGHT WAY
EAT MORE HEARTY FOOD FOR A BETTER WORLD

"WITH NO VISION NATIONS FALL"
SEEING-TO-BELIEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 12:24 PM   #2
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,918
Yes. I do. And change filter once a year
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 01:03 PM   #3
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: ISRAEL
Posts: 472
what kind of filtering system do you you?!
i use a simple under the sink filter (only one filter).
__________________
COOKING ISN'T GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION IN THE RIGHT WAY
EAT MORE HEARTY FOOD FOR A BETTER WORLD

"WITH NO VISION NATIONS FALL"
SEEING-TO-BELIEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 01:54 PM   #4
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Caracas
Posts: 1,317
"Do you filter your tap kitchen water for drinking?"

No.
karadekoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 01:57 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 28,038
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
We filter almost all the water we use for drinking and cooking. We use a Britta filter and change it every 8 weeks. My BIL only filters the water he uses for making tea, to get rid of the chlorine. He can taste the difference. I don't know if I taste the difference, because we always use filtered water in the kettle. Also, they may add more chlorine to the water in Cornwall than we get in our water supply.
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 01:59 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Sir_Loin_of_Beef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sandy Eggo
Posts: 11,990
I have a 30 cup Britta dispenser in the refrigerator for drinking. I also have a Britta pitcher on the countertop for cooking and coffee.
__________________
The older I get, the harder it is to tolerate STUPID!
Sir_Loin_of_Beef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 03:58 PM   #7
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: ISRAEL
Posts: 472
i'm not sure why britta filters are making some kind of sour taste to the water especially upon the replacement of the filter.
can't they overcome the sour taste somehow?
__________________
COOKING ISN'T GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION IN THE RIGHT WAY
EAT MORE HEARTY FOOD FOR A BETTER WORLD

"WITH NO VISION NATIONS FALL"
SEEING-TO-BELIEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 04:17 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 16,480
We have our own well and have no need to filter our water. It's sweet and tasty. However, I do use bottled spring water when I make bread, per Alton Brown.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 04:35 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 28,038
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEEING-TO-BELIEVE View Post
i'm not sure why britta filters are making some kind of sour taste to the water especially upon the replacement of the filter.
can't they overcome the sour taste somehow?
That's odd. I have never noticed a sour taste to the Britta water.

You wrote that it is especially on replacement of the filter. Does the sour taste fade over the weeks until the next replacement?
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 04:47 PM   #10
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: ISRAEL
Posts: 472
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
That's odd. I have never noticed a sour taste to the Britta water.

You wrote that it is especially on replacement of the filter. Does the sour taste fade over the weeks until the next replacement?

my sister has a britta jar and i always noticed tangy/sour taste in the water.
when you replace to a new filter and initialize it by dipping it in water it is still having this taste for a while. it takes some time until it is not very noticeable. but it is still noticeable to some degree.




at least by me


someone wrote elsewhere that the filters under the sink are collecting a lot of bad things tthat you shouldn't drink.


this led me to ask it here and hopefully someone will have a reliable answer on that.
__________________
COOKING ISN'T GETTING ENOUGH ATTENTION IN THE RIGHT WAY
EAT MORE HEARTY FOOD FOR A BETTER WORLD

"WITH NO VISION NATIONS FALL"
SEEING-TO-BELIEVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2022, 08:23 PM   #11
Cook
 
LVDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2022
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 65
Yes. Always have. Grew up in the 'burbs of NY and our lake water was brown. Always. These days in NV we have a countertop tank, and a filtered pitcher in the fridge. Add a shot of colloidal silver and we're good to go.
LVDeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2022, 06:55 AM   #12
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
We have our own well and have no need to filter our water. It's sweet and tasty. However, I do use bottled spring water when I make bread, per Alton Brown.
Wouldn't well water be hard?
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2022, 07:50 AM   #13
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 16,480
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
Wouldn't well water be hard?
Ours isn't. Guess it might depend on the source.
__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2022, 09:31 AM   #14
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,918
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie H View Post
Ours isn't. Guess it might depend on the source.
Then you are lucky.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
drink, kitchen, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.