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Royal Doulton is the maker of British Berkefeld filters, and these portable filters are marketed under both names.

The British Berkefeld water filter shares many characteristics with the Rolls Royce automobile. Both are old marques, both are made in Great Britain, and each, in its respective field, represents the pinnacle of quality. The British Berkefeld SS-4 uses ceramic "Super Sterasyl" filters to reduce up to 99.99% of particulates, cysts, parasites and pathogenic bacteria including but not limited to E. Coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Salmonella Typhi. These filters will reduce chlorine, rust, sediment and organic chemicals with nominal particulate filtration rating efficiencies of 99.99% filtration at 0.9 microns, 99.9% at 0.5 microns, and 98% at 0.2 microns.

The durable ceramic filters can be cleaned many times with a soft brush or Scotch Brite pad. Each element will filter up to 2000 gallons, depending on water turbidity. Filtration rate is 1 gallon per hour for the 4-filter unit and 1/2 gallon per hour for the 2-filter unit. These filters work by gravity, so electricity is not required. Easy to follow assembly and operating instructions are included. Housing is gleaming, hygienic stainless steel. For durable, proven, foolproof delivery of pure water, British Berkefeld is the ultimate answer, as it has been for many years.


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British Berkefeld Gravity
Water Purifier




Interior view of ceramic filter elements. Rubber plugs are provided so you can operate with fewer elements if desired.

British Berkefeld Water Purifier

The British Berkefeld water purifier shares many characteristics with the Rolls Royce automobile. Both are old marques, both are made in Great Britain, and each, in its respective field, represents the pinnacle of quality. The British Berkefeld SS-4 uses ceramic "Super Sterasyl" filters to reduce up to 99.99% of particulates, cysts, parasites and pathogenic bacteria including but not limited to E. Coli, Cryptosporidium, Giardia and Salmonella Typhi. These purifiers will reduce chlorine, rust, sediment and organic chemicals with nominal particulate filtration rating efficiencies of 99.99% filtration at 0.9 microns, 99.9% at 0.5 microns, and 98% at 0.2 microns.

The durable ceramic filter elements
can be cleaned many times with a soft brush or Scotch Brite pad. Each element will purify up to 2000 gallons, depending on water turbidity. Filtration rate is 1 gallon per hour for the 4-filter unit and 1/2 gallon per hour for the 2-filter unit. These purifiers work by gravity, so electricity is not required. Easy to follow assembly and operating instructions are included. Housing is gleaming, hygienic stainless steel. British Berkefeld filters reflect a commitment to the "KISS Principle" of simplicity.

The SS-4 and SS-2 models are identical except
for the number of filter elements they come with. If you buy an SS-4 you can removed two elements, plugging the holes with the provided rubber plugs, and operate it exactly as if you'd bought the SS-2 (while having two spare filter elements.) Likewise, you can purchase the SS-2 and increase filtration speed later by adding two more elements if you wish. Dimensions are 8"W x 19"H assembled, 8"W x 13.5"H nested for storage. Upper tank holds 1.7 gallons when four of the 9" filter elements are in use, and capacity of the lower tank is 2 gallons (we've seen other capacities claimed; these are our measurements.)

Optional PF-4 Reduction Elements: The optional PF-4 elements are designed to be used in conjunction with the standard filter elements. They reduce MTBE, fluoride, lead and arsenic. They are attached on the underside of the upper (reservoir) tank, directly underneath each of the standard filter elements that are attached inside the reservoir. (To further clarify the PF-4 installation, this means that the PF-4 filter elements are positioned within the filtered-water tank, and when the filtered-water tank is full, the PF-4 elements will be submerged.)

British Berkefeld water purifiers are
also sold under the name "Royal Doulton Water Filter." The filters are absolutely identical under either name.
For durable, proven, foolproof delivery of extremely pure water, British Berkefeld has been the ultimate answer for many years, and remains so.


Replacement Filter Elements: The standard filter elements are sold in sets of two. The optional PF-4 filter elements are sold in sets of four. Note: British Berkefeld also refers to filter elements as "candles."

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