Crystal Quest

This pitcher is larger than others, holding up to 12 cups, but its biggest selling point is a “four-stage filter” that will process 2,000 gallons over a 6- to 12-month lifespan. It comes in clear or blue, and costs about $25. The replacement filters are about $15.50 (and cost less if you buy more).

Crystal Quest water-filter pitcher in blue

The company says its filter removes chlorine, heavy metals including lead, copper and aluminum, as well as “other dissolved metals.” Crystal Quest also says its Eagle Redox Alloy filter is “antimicrobial” and will inhibit bacterial growth (algae, fungi and more).