Review: Turapur Water Filter Pitcher – Scam? Hoax? Read This!

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In our opinion, the Turapur is not the best choice when it comes to water filter pitchers – far from it. It hasn’t been tested nor certified to remove any contaminants from water, there’s no solid scientific evidence that alkaline water or water enriched with hydrogen provides any health benefits, and for what the Turapur does it’s definitely overpriced.

The product we recommend instead is the Clearly Filtered pitcher, independently tested against 5 NSF standards to remove more than 230 different heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, etc.

But first things first: Let’s review the Turapur water filter pitcher in detail!

Turapur vs. Clearly Filtered

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Turapur Water Filter Pitcher

Price:$
# of Contaminants:?
NSF Standards:?
Filter Capacity:90 Gallons
Warranty:3 Years

Our Rating

Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Clearly Filtered Pitcher

Price:$
# of Contaminants:232
NSF Standards:42, 53, 244, 401, P473
Filter Capacity:100 Gallons
Warranty:Lifetime

Our Rating

Turapur Review – Key Features

The Turapur (actually the correct spelling is Turapür) water filter pitcher has 3 key features:

  1. It uses activated carbon to remove bad tastes and odors from water.
  2. Ion exchange resin softens the water.
  3. It produces hydrogen-rich, alkaline water with a pH level of around 9. According to the manufacturer, free hydrogen in water is a powerful antioxidant.

We’ll discuss each of these features in a second.

Turapur Water Pitcher Pros

  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Replacement filters last a full 90 gallons or 60 days which is pretty solid.
  • The pitcher is covered by a 3-year warranty.
  • You get a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Setup

Setting up the Turapur is as simple as with any conventional water filter pitcher:

You remove the filter from its pouch, pull off the 2 stickers at the bottom, and let it soak in water for 15 minutes. Then you place the filter inside the pitcher and push gently until you hear it lock in place. Lastly, run one pitcher of water through the filter to remove any loose carbon fibers. Done!

Maintenance

Remember to replace the filter cartridge every 90 gallons or 2 months. Cost: $17.95 or slightly less if you buy in bulk. Actually, this is not bad.

In addition, for the filter to continue working it requires regular cleaning. Turapur recommends pouring vinegar solution through the pitcher at least once a week.

Manual

Sorry, no manual available online.

Turapur Water Pitcher Cons

Hydrogen Water with Increased pH

Water filtered with the Turapur is supposed to be a “fountain of energy” and “youth”. That’s because the filter pitcher uses magnesium, infrared ceramics, and tourmaline to enrich water with free hydrogen and increase pH.

What do we make of this? First of all, water with a pH value of 9 is alkaline water. Claimed health benefits when used for drinking include feeling more energized, improved digestion, strengthened bones, and slowed aging. However, clinical evidence is very limited and many health professionals discourage drinking alkaline water as it might even pose a health risk.

How about hydrogen water? It may benefit people suffering from metabolic syndrome or those undergoing radiation. But again, clinical literature is sparse.

That said, magnesium only gradually reacts with cold water if at all. But this reaction is necessary to produce the hydrogen in the first place. So it might very well be that the Turapur water filter pitcher does not actually increase hydrogen levels in water. And even if it does, hydrogen is a gas and the lightest element in our universe. So, the Turapur not being airproof, chances are that all potential hydrogen might already have evaporated from your water before you get a change to drink it.

Lack of Contaminant Removal

The activated carbon inside Turapur filter cartridges is NSF certified. However, it seems like the pitcher in combination with the filter media never was. In other words, we are missing independent lab test results for contaminant reduction rates.

What’s more, with activated carbon alone the range of contaminants that can be removed from water is very limited. It mainly adsorbs chlorine, VOCs, and taste and odor. Also, the effectiveness of the filtration depends on how much carbon is being used which determines contact time with the water.

Bottom line: If you want a water filter to get access to clean drinking water, this one is probably not it.

Other Cons

  • The Turapur water filter pitcher softens water. Personally, we don’t see the benefit of drinking softened water. It lacks calcium and possibly other healthy minerals.
  • People have been complaining about the pitcher being difficult to use due to its square shape. Essentially, when you pour water it spurts.
  • Having to clean the Turapur with vinegar once a week is not a big deal, but it’s inconvenient and you don’t have to do it with any other water filter pitcher we know of. Above that, you might need to run additional water through pitcher to get rid of vinegar taste residue which lowers the remaining filtration capacity.

Turapur Filter Review: Our Verdict

The initial cost for the Turapur water filter pitcher is way too high for what you get: Very basic filtration paired with alleged health benefits from alkalinized water enriched with hydrogen (theoretically). 1.5 stars!

By the way, our final verdict also reflects overall online customer feedback. Many people report their water tastes better but that’s about it. They don’t feel any different. Some even called the Turapur pitcher a hoax or scam. We wouldn’t go that far, though.

What to Buy Instead?

As mentioned in the introduction, we recommend you opt for a different product. Our go-to water filter pitcher is the Clearly Filtered. It’s tested against NSF standards 42, 53, 244, 401, and P473 to remove more water contaminants that any other unit on the market, such as chlorine (99.9%), chloramine (99.9%), fluoride (96.9-98.2%), arsenic (99.6%), lead (99.5%), chromium-6 (96.9%), all kinds of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, and pesticides, PFOA, and more than 100 volatile and semi-volatile compounds.

Other than that it’s built in the USA with filters lasting 100 gallons, and backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee + a limited lifetime warranty.

All in all, the Clearly Filtered is for people who don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to the quality of their drinking water. For more details check out our full review here.

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About the Author Gene Fitzgerald

Gene Fitzgerald has been with BOS since the very beginning. She is head of content creation and has fully immersed herself into the home water treatment industry only to become an expert herself. Outside of BOS, Gene loves reading books on philosophy & social issues, making music, and hiking.
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