Aqua Blue Barrier

Barrier is a Russian-based company that produces two pitchers, the Premia and the larger Grand. The latter boasts a pitcher that can hold 1.9 quarts and a filter that can process 95 gallons of water (more than twice as much as most others).

The Aqua Blue Barrier Premia pitcher

It lists 14 contaminants that are filtered – beyond the standard chlorine and heavy metals, the company says the pitcher’s filter can remove most lead, antibiotics, petroleum contaminants, aluminum and DDT.

Online the Grand is $28, complete with a filter and a timer to tell you when a new filter is needed. The Premia holds five cups of water and fits into the refrigerator.

Replacement filters are about $11.