I have had this pitcher for six weeks, and my experience is not good.
I have had a sore throat for the past four weeks, a very painful one at that. Never having had this issue before, my doctor put me on antibiotics for a bacterial infection. When the sore throat was back after the meds were finished, I thought this started with my new water pitcher. I went back to my previous filter system and had no more issues.
Use at your discretion.
P.S. I am very careful and followed all directions for care and maintenance. When I had the TuraPur water tested it was contaminated. Lesson learned.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Specifically, how was the water contaminated? What tests were run and what were the results?