The pitcher has to be the worst-designed pitcher in the history of man. It's square, but not quite, so you can't put the liner, or the cover, in any direction. In fact, it's very easy to get it stuck. Second, there is no place for air intake while you're pouring, so that it comes out in a trickle.
The water tastes good. This is a plus. But I had been under the misperception that it would remove fluoride. It does not.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend