I purchased my pitcher in April of 2017. I didn't use it all the time until sometime in June since I was already in the midst of using a filter system that attached to my faucet. I didn't understand how much work it would be to care for the filter until I started using it on a regular basis. So at this time, I cannot give a good review until someone tells me how to get additional filters and I can give an accurate review. I have search TuraPur's website, Amazon and this is the second request to the company to buy filters.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend