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If wellness and a healthy home are of top priority to you, a water filter should be a staple in your kitchen. Having cold, clean water at the ready is an easy way to encourage yourself to stay hydrated (something we all struggle with!) and filtered water is often healthier than straight-from-the-sink tap water, which can contain extras like chlorine, heavy metals, and limescale.
Here’s the thing, though: There are very few water purifiers out there that are stylish and eco-friendly. Many incorporate disposable plastic capsules or filters that need to be swapped out monthly, creating additional unnecessary waste. As for the aesthetics? Well, they’re not really there—making it more likely that you’ll want to squirrel your water purifier into the corner of the refrigerator instead of proudly having it out and about.
Luckily, Aarke is here to help. The stylish Swedish brand marries sleek industrial design with innovative products that promise to reimagine (and reinvigorate) your home beverage experience. You may recognize the brand from their streamlined countertop carbonator that’s as functional as it is eye-catching. It’s no surprise, then, that the brand followed up that hitmaker with probably the most beautiful water purifier we’ve ever seen.
Part stainless steel, part glass carafe, the Aarke water purifier is reminiscent of a French press, but it’s the interior that hides the real magic. The core of the vessel is a stainless steel hopper and filter cartridge that can be filled with the included filter granules developed by Aarke in collaboration with Austrian BWT, one of the leading water technology companies in the world. Each bag of filter granules can purify 120 liters of water, which typically lasts around four weeks. At that point, instead of swapping out one plastic filter cartridge for another, you just rinse out the old granules and refill them with a new batch that comes in a recycled bag.
When it comes to selecting your filter granules, you actually have two choices: Aarke Pure, which reduced chlorine, heavy metals, and limescale, or Aarke Enriched, which cleans your H20 in the same way but also adds magnesium, turning your tap water into alkaline water through an increased pH value. Either way, you’ve scored yourself healthier drinking water and a gorgeous vessel that you’ll be proud to display during every dinner party, brunch spread, and TikTok video (yeah, it’s that pretty).