Review: Nakii Water Filter Pitcher (*New 2024)

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The Nakii Water Filter Pitcher is a stylish and affordable 4-stage system that claims to remove rust, sediment, chlorine, lead, and other contaminants from water.

Besides, filtration speed is incredibly fast – a bit too fast, in fact (more on this below).

In this review, we’ll analyze the Nakii Water Filter Pitcher and see if it’s right for you!

Nakii NFP-100 Water Filter Pitcher

Nakii NFP-100 Water Filter Pitcher

Price: $
Filter Process: Sediment Filtration, Ion Exchange, Activated Carbon
Filter Life: 150 Gallons
Total Storage Volume: 10 Cups
Annual Cost: ~$20

Overall Rating: 3.0/5.0 ⓘRating based on filtration performance, filter life, price and yearly cost, NSF testing/certification, customer support, product warranty, our testing/experience, user feedback, and other factors.

Nakii Water Filter Pitcher – All Specs

  • Model: NFP-100
  • Annual Maintenance Cost: ~$20
  • Filter Media/Process: Sediment Filtration, Ion Exchange Resin, Activated Carbon
  • Flow rate: 0.34 gpm
  • Filtering Capacity: 150 gal
  • Total Storage Volume: 10 Cups
  • Filtered Water Capacity: 7.5 Cups
  • WxHxD: 3.75”x10.75”x8.25”
  • Water Temperature: 41-73 °F
  • NSF Certifications: Standard 42, 372
  • Warranty: 120 Days (Limited)

Nakii Water Filter – Key Features

The Nakii Water Filter Pitcher purifies water using four filter stages.

Here’s how they work:

  • Stage 1 traps coarse dirt particles like sediments and rust.
  • Stage 2 is an ion exchange resin that reduces heavy metals like mercury and lead.
  • Stage 3 is an activated carbon filter that reduces chlorine (86.5%) and organic chemicals.
  • Stage 4 is a sediment post-filter that does a final cleanse and removes any lingering particles.

Filtration rate is 0.34 gallons per minute – really fast!

Total storage capacity: 10 cups which is pretty average.

Filter life: 150 gallons.

Nakii Water Pitcher Pros

The biggest upside to the Nakii NFP-100 is that it’s very affordable to buy and maintain (annual maintenance costs around $20).

Also, it has a sleek, space-saving design; the design is aesthetically pleasing and functional, so it fits neatly into your fridge. The pitcher is also made with BPA-free plastic.

The Nakii’s filtration rate of 0.34 gallons per minute is fast, so there’s no need to wait too long before getting a drink. The filtration process also retains healthy minerals in water, which is great.

Last but not least, the pitcher has a pour-through spout, so you don’t have to open the filter when filling.

What Contaminants Are Being Removed?

With their pitcher, Nakii claims to remove rust, sediment, and other suspended substances, lead, mercury, and other heavy metals, 86.5% chlorine, and phenol, benzene, and other organic compounds.

Nakii NFP-100 Water Filter Pitcher

The Nakii NFP-100 – learn more on

Assembly and Filter Priming

This pitcher is easy to assemble and use – no technical knowledge is required.

Here’s what to do:

Please consider these instructions as a general guideline. Always make sure to check and follow your user manual before getting started.
  1. Flush the filter for at least 10 minutes before use.
  2. Position the filter into the reservoir by aligning the groove in the filter with the notch in the reservoir. Press it tightly, then close the pitcher’s lid.
  3. Before using the pitcher, adjust the calibration knob on the lid to the current month (remember to reset the indicator each time).
  4. When the unfiltered water chamber is empty, raise the outlet lip and pour filtered water into your glass.

The Package (Parts)

  • Nakii water filter pitcher
  • Filter cartridge


As mentioned, Nakii pitcher cartridges should be changed every 150 gallons of water or after four months (whichever comes first). One replacement filters comes in at around $20 which is cheap.

  1. To remove the filter cartridge, remove the unfiltered water chamber from the jug.
  2. Then push the base upwards with your fingers.
  3. The filter will move upwards and be much easier to remove.

Nakii also recommends handwashing parts of the jug with warm, soapy water. (Don’t use corrosive chemicals or solvents to clean. Also avoid abrasive pads.)

The water filter should be kept out of sunlight and away from heat.


Here is a link to the official manual:

NSF and Other Certifications

The Nakii Water Filter Pitcher is certified against NSF standards 42 and 372. NSF 42 clears it for reduction of aesthetic chlorine, taste and odor, while NSF 372 affirms that the product has low lead content and is thus safe to use with drinking water.

Earlier Product Versions

There are no earlier versions of this product.

Nakii Pitcher Cons

The Nakii pitcher filters water really fast; while this might sound like a pro, it really isn’t. With such fast filtration, water and filter media have limited contact time so that it’s hard to imagine the filter removes a lot of contaminants (thorough filtration takes time).

That’s also probably why past Nakii pitcher users complained that their filtered water still tasted like bleach. To buttress that point, Nakii only has a single NSF certification and that is for chlorine reduction. So, that’s the only thing we’re sure it removes, despite Nakii’s claims of removing other contaminants.

We also don’t like the short 120-day limited warranty.

Nakii Water Filter Review: Our Verdict + Best for

We like the affordable price. We like the looks. But because filtration is so fast, we doubt that the Nakii NFP-100 water filter pitcher does much. After all, thorough water filtration takes time. Without any additional testing/certification data, it’s only 3 stars.

Our Rating in Detail:

  • Filtration Performance: 2.5/5.0
  • Filter Capacity (Life): 5.0/5.0
  • Purchase Price: 5.0/5.0
  • Annual Cost: 5.0/5.0
  • Overall: 3.0/5.0

Comparison to Other Water Filter Pitchers

Almost done! Let’s compare the Nakii Water Filter Pitcher to two competitors: the Clearly Filtered and the Epic Pure/Nano.

Clearly Filtered Water Filter Pitcher

Clearly Filtered

Price: $$$
Filter Method(s): Carbon + Composite Shell
Filter Capacity: 100 gal
Total Storage: 17 Cups
Annually: ~$150

Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0 ⓘRating based on filtration performance, filter life, price and yearly cost, NSF testing/certification, customer support, product warranty, our testing/experience, user feedback, and other factors.

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Epic Pure Water Filtration Pitcher

Epic Pure

Price: $$$
Filter Method(s): Carbon Block, Ion Exchange
Filter Capacity: 150 gal
Total Storage: 14.8 Cups
Annually: ~$90 to $135

Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0 ⓘRating based on filtration performance, filter life, price and yearly cost, NSF testing/certification, customer support, product warranty, our testing/experience, user feedback, and other factors.

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Nakii NFP-100 Water Filter Pitcher

Nakii NFP-100

Price: $
Filter Method(s): Sediment Filtration, Ion Exchange, Activated Carbon
Filter Capacity: 150 gal
Total Storage: 10 Cups
Annually: ~$20

Overall Rating: 3.0/5.0 ⓘRating based on filtration performance, filter life, price and yearly cost, NSF testing/certification, customer support, product warranty, our testing/experience, user feedback, and other factors.

The Clearly Filtered Pitcher is a high-end option (full review here). It’s been third-party tested for NSF standards 42, 53, and 401, and the results show that it effectively reduces/removes more than 365 water contaminants. We’ve never seen a water pitcher undergo such rigorous testing, and the results are exceptional. The Clearly Filtered Pitcher removes contaminants like chloramine, pesticides, VOCs, DBPs, chlorine, chromium-6, lead, semi-volatile compounds, arsenic, radiologicals, fluoride, PFAS and pharmaceuticals.

Filter life is 100 gallons (or four months), which is not as much as with the Nakii. Total storage is 17 cups and 10 cups filtered volume. The pitcher has a detachable lid that makes refilling a breeze, and it’s built in the USA with BPA-free materials.

Clearly Filtered offers a limited lifetime warranty – much better than Nakii’s 120-day warranty – and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. But while the Clearly Filtered has a lot of nice features, it’s more expensive to buy and maintain.

The next pitcher we’ll be looking at is the Epic Pure/Nano. It’s more on the budget-friendly side but still powerful. The Epic Pure is a pitcher which works best for fluoridated tap water, while the Epic Nano filters microorganism-containing well water.

Epic pitchers targets over 200 contaminants. They are NSF-tested against standards 42, 53, and 401, and the Epic Nano has an extra testing for P231 for microorganisms.

Epic filters effectively remove contaminants like nitrate, sulfate, arsenic, fluoride, lead, mercury, pharmaceuticals, PFOA, disinfection byproducts, hexavalent chromium, chlorine, PFOS, and much more.

Filter life is a long 150 gallons, more than with the Clearly Filtered and equal to the Nakii. The pitcher is made in the USA with BPA-free materials, and is backed by a lifetime warranty with a hitch-free return policy.

Epic buyers also benefit from the company’s recycling program: You get a free replacement filter when you send four used filters to Epic. The company offers discounts to first responders, teachers, students, military personnel, seniors, medical staff, and owners and employees of non-profit organizations.

Bottom line: We’d pick the Clearly Filtered first. If you want to spend less, go with one of Epic’s pitchers. The Nakii Water Filter Pitcher comes in last.

This completes our review of the Nakii Water Filter Pitcher. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!

About the Author Gene Fitzgerald

Gene Fitzgerald is one of the founders of BOS and currently head of content creation. She has 8+ years of experience as a water treatment specialist under her belt making her our senior scientist. Outside of BOS, Gene loves reading books on philosophy & social issues, making music, and hiking.
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Hugh Hunsinger says February 2, 2024 on January 24 2024 and on oct 27 2023 ran separate tests and modern castle actually ran two tapwaterscore tests and all 3 show that clearly water and epic do not remove nitrates contradicting the lab results. Since this is a major contaminate it might help for you to tear it as well

    Gene says February 5, 2024

    Thanks for sharing, Hugh. We are doing our own lab testing of both pitchers right now. We’ll update our website accordingly if need be.

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