I was very excited to get my pitcher, and the first time I tasted the water, I LOVED IT! Everyone who came to see me, I insisted that they tasted it (I'm sure TuraPur made some sales because of my enthusiasm). However, what I have found disappointing is that if you leave your glass of water sitting for more than 15-20 minutes, it changes from a pure clean, refreshing taste to a horrible dirty water taste!
I have gone back to buying bottled water. I do drink it, but only when I know I'm going to swig it back in one go! I thought it was just me, but my family and house guests have all said the same thing; whatever process it goes through it reverts and is worse than just drinking tap water! Not a great buy and not cheap either.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Wow, I thought it was just me that found the taste horrible after it sits out for a while, so weird. So the only way to get rid of the yucky taste is I pour it into my TuraPur Water Filter first then into the TuraPur. I've only had it three days, so not sure about the benefits yet.