How does the AlkalineUP filter work?
Using the AlkalineUP filter you obtain alkaline water. The filtration removes chlorine and substances which may interfere with the taste and smell. The water from the AlkalineUP filter is mineralized and, therefore, as in the case of the magnesium MineralUP filter is not recommended for cooking. Daily drinking of alkaline water can raise the whole body pH. It can also enhance vitality, help provide a balanced diet and maintain the acid- balance of the body. Alkaline water is appreciated both in the Far East, the US and Europe. They have a long tradition of use in Japan and South Korea.
Is it worth filtering soft water?
Yes, if you mind the smell and taste (eg. Chlorine). We recommend a Dafi AlkalineUP filter. It doesn’t affect the sodium and potassium level.
Do the filters completely remove minerals contained in the tap water?
During the filtration process tap water is purified from the substances which may impair its odor, taste and colour. Only the excess of salts responsible for scale is removed. In addition, the filter stops mechanical impurities: sand, rust and fine suspensions. Filtered water cannot be compared with distilled water, which is completely demineralized and is not suitable for drinking. Dafi MineralUP and AlkalineUP filters mineralize the water with extra magnesium ions.
Do the filters remove manganese and iron?
We do not offer filters which remove manganese and iron.
What to do if the filter does not let the water flow?
It happens that the mix will work incorrectly when the filtering compound is too tight. It causes the water flow to be slowed down or even to stop. If it happens, you should shake the filter vigorously. If that does not work, contact us and we will replace your filter with a new one.
Little black specks have appeared in the jug after the first use. Are they dangerous?
It is a natural phenomenon. These are activated carbon particles which form part of the filter blend. These molecules will not, in any case, adversely affect health. The granular activated carbon is manufactured from coconut shell. Like every product of a natural origin, coconut shells are characterized by a natural variability of structure. Finally, non-adhering, small activated carbon particles can pass, along with the water filtered at the bottom of the pot. The carbon particles within the filter cartridge are responsible for the removal of impurities. The carbon used in the filter is natural and is similar to that used to treat indigestion.
What to do if the filter mix is leaking out?
Our production lines are fully automated, there may have been an insufficiently welded filtering mesh with the filter cap or it wrapped around, causing a leak from the deposit. Despite the improvement of our control processes, such mistakes sometimes happen. With each notified case of this type we immediately replace the filter with a new one.
After opening the foil, drops of water can be seen
Water droplets are an effect of sterilizing filter with water vapor at 100 ° C. This steam condenses so the interior remains moist - it is beneficial to maintain the optimal parameters of a filter.
Must the filter be constantly immersed in water?
The filter should be submerged in water, but if you sometimes forget about it, it will not significantly affect the properties of the filtration.
Why does green film appear on the bottom of the jug?
This is because algae growth may occur in the wet and the exposed environment. To prevent it, keep the jug in the shade or in the refrigerator and wash it when you replace the cartridge.
How to remove white coating, which has been deposited on the jug lid?
To prevent contamination of the jug with each replacement of the filter, wash all the pitcher elements with water and dishwashing liquid. scale, which can possibly settle on a pitcher, can be removed using water with vinegar or citric acid.
Can Dafi pitcher be washed in the dishwasher?
The dishwasher can wash all the elements of a pitcher, except for the cover with the LED indicator, which should be carefully washed by hand to avoid flooding the electronics.
How to dispose of used filters?
The old filters can be disposed of by simply throwing them into the trash. The material of which they are made is entirely recyclable, and the filtering cartridge content poses no threat to the environment at all.
Do the jug filters remove bacteria from the water?
None of our filters remove bacteria from the water. Tap water is disinfected by the chlorine used in water pipes. Filter jugs remove the chlorine by filtration. The filter cartridge includes activated carbon which is impregnated with silver, it is a barrier against microbial growth, but without bactericidal properties.
What ingredients do Dafi Standard filters contain?
The filling is composed of activated carbon and ion exchange resin.
Activated carbon acts like a sponge - it absorbs chlorine and its derivatives, detergents and pesticides and organic impurities. This is similar to coal, which we buy at the pharmacy in the case of food poisoning and that is used in gas masks. It is a natural substance acquired mostly from the burning of coconut husks. Carbon removes odours from the water and improves its taste. In addition, it is impregnated with silver - it protects the interior of the filter from the development of microorganisms.
The ion exchange resin removes the excess salt which causes water hardness that is the cause of scaling in home appliances.
The raw materials we use come from German manufacturers and have the necessary quality certificates.
Can the replaceable filter be used for longer than one month if you rarely filter the water?
If you replace the filter within a few days of the expiry date, it will not cause a significant decrease in the quality of filtered water. However, to achieve the optimal parameters of the drinking water, the filter should be replaced after a month.
How long does the LED sensor work and can you replace the internal battery ?
The battery mounted inside provides five years of appropriate work. The battery is not replaceable.
What is the water filter picher made of?
Crystal Glass Filtering Pitcher is made of innovative light and thin borosilicate lab glass. It is characterized by high chemical resitance. The rest details: as lid, funnel and handle are made of best quality food grade plastics, which are BPA Free. Astra Filtering Picher is made from certified plastics that do not contain BPA (bisphenols type A), approved for contact with water by the relevant institutions. All pitchers from Dafi filtering system are approved by the Polish National Institute of Health. Our pitchers have got also a positive opinion from the Institute of Mother and Child, regarding their safety.
How often should I change the filter?
Each type of filter should be changed 30 days after unpacking and its insertion into the jug. Set the indicator, located on the jug lid, every time you replace a filter. It will ensure, that your filter is always fresh and ready to use.
The manual indicator shows the day and month of the next filter replacement. The LED sensor turns red one month after the replacement. The LED sensor also has a function that indicates the need to prepare for the filter replacement one week before the due date, when the LED is yellow.
Can filtered water be given to children and infants?
According to the Polish Institute of Mother and Child, filtered water is safe and recommended for consumption and the preparation of meals for children over 1 year old, after boiling.
Tap water has different mineral contents and other elements depending on the source and the land from where it came from. In accordance with the standards for an infant up to 1 year old, water used to drink and prepare meals should have a constant composition. Regardless of the water intake, it should be chemically and bacteriological clean. Moreover, until the baby reaches 1 year of age, you should boil any water - both filtered tap water or bottled water.
Can you drink filtered water directly without boiling?
Yes, adults can satisfy their thirst with tap water filtered with a Dafi jug. It’s safe, clean and tasty. The water that flows in the tap meets the strict standards of the European Union and the Minister of Health. You may not know, but sometimes the standards for tap water are even stricter than those of bottled water.
What is the term of validity for the replaceable filters?
The expiry date of each filter is indicated on the packaging. After unpacking, it is suitable for use up to one month, regardless of the amount of filtered water.
How long should the filtration process last?
The filtration process continues as long as the water flows through the filter and can vary from one to several minutes.
1. Every time before inserting a new filter - wash the individual parts using warm water with a mild detergent. Then reassemble them.
2. Insert the replacement filter in the tap water tank by gently pushing it.
3. Place the lid by initially inserting the front part of the funnel and then push the handle.
4. Before the first use of each replacement filter, you need to filter and pour out the tap water twice.
(This vents the filter and removes loose activated carbon micro particles). This water can be used eg. for watering flowers.
5. Finally, set the filter change reminder. Use the indicator on the jug lid.
If you have a manual indicator: set the cursor to the date of the month when first inserting the new filter.
If you own a jug with an LED indicator: hold the button on the jug lid until it flashes blue, from that moment it will count one month. A yellow light means you should prepare to replace the filter. After 30 days, the LED turns red and you must then replace the filter.
What is a filter pitcher for?
A filter pitcher is used to purify tap water, which has been purified by the water utility.
By using a filter pitcher, tap water becomes ideal for drinking and cooking because of the increased quality.
In addition, the filter prevents limescale inside kettles.
A carbon filter is placed in the filtering bottle. It removes the unpleasant taste and smell of chlorine, which is used to disinfect water. The activated carbon found in the replacable filter is obtained from coconut shells. It ensures high filtration efficiency. Thanks to the fact that the bottle is small and ergonomic, you can always have it with you and use it wherever there is access to tap water.
How often should I change the filter?
The filter should be replaced every four weeks.
What should you do before using the filter bottle for the first time?
The first time you use a filtering bottle / filter, it is important to follow the instructions:
- 1. Wash all parts of the bottle (except the filter) using warm water and dishwashing liquid.
- 2. Rinse the filter under running cold water (approximately 30 seconds).
- 3. Fill 2/3 of the bottle with cold tap water, place the filter inside and turn the mouthpiece.
- 4. Shake the bottle vigorously several times. Water can take on a grayish shade - this is a natural phenomenon. Pour out water and rinse the bottle.
- 5. Fill the bottle with cold tap water, install the filter and mouthpiece. Press hard to empty the entire bottle through the mouthpiece. Rinse the bottle and repeat the process.
- 6. Fill the bottle with cold tap water. The water is suitable for consumption.
What is the efficiency of one filter?
One filter treats about 300 liters of water (equivalent to two hundred and one-and-half bottles with water from the store).
Is it possible to filter water from a different intake than a water pipe?
No. The filter bottle was created for tap water and its purpose is to remove typical impurities that may appear in it. Perfectly deals with the reduction of chlorine, which has a negative impact on the taste and smell of water.
Is it possible to filter water with the addition of, for example, lemon juice?
The filtering bottle has been designed to remove contaminants that can be found in tap water. It is not recommended to use it for filtration of tap water with flavoring additives.
What materials is the filtering bottle made of?
Dafi filtering bottles are made of high quality plastic free of harmful Bisphenol A. Thanks to this, they are completely safe for health.
Can the bottle be used by children?
The filtering bottle can be used under the supervision of parents by healthy children over 3 years of age. Children should avoid using separate or small parts of the filtering bottle that may enter the esophagus and cause choking hazard.
What does the replacable filter consist of?
The filter consists of compressed carbon under high pressure obtained from the combustion of coconut shells. It makes it completely safe for human health. The same type of coal is used as a medicine for digestive problems.
What is the expiry date of the unpacked filter?
The expiration date of the unpacked filter is 5 years. It is important to remember about proper storage, i.e. at room temperature, in a dry and shady place.
Does filtration change the taste of consumed water?
As a result of contact of the carbon filter with water, in addition to the reduction of possible contaminants, the taste of water may change (it depends on the quality of the tap water). In addition, filtration affects the increase in pH of filtered water in relation to tap water, which is a beneficial phenomenon.
A carbon deposit appeared in the water. Is this a filter defect?
No. The filter consists of compressed activated carbon. It may happen that its particles appear in the water. They are not dangerous to health in any way, because the carbon filter is a substance of natural origin. The same type of coal is used as a medicine for digestive problems.
Some coal crumbled from the filter, can I still use it?
Yes. The filter consists of compressed carbon, but its form has no effect on the filtration efficiency.
Can the filtering bottle be stored in the refrigerator?
Yes. The water from the filtering bottle can be stored in the fridge without any problems. It is not recommended to freeze the carbon filter.
After what time of filling the bottle the water should be consumed?
To ensure freshness and cleanliness, it is recommended to use water within 12 hours of filling the bottle.
Should the filter be kept wet all the time?
No. The filter works equally well whether it is kept wet or dry. During a longer break in the use of the bottle, the filter should be stored in a dry and cool place (eg in a refrigerator).
How can I dispose of the filter?
The filter itself contains completely natural carbon and can easily get into the trash can. The housing consists of plastics and should be placed in a container intended for storage.
Is it possible to filter hot tap water?
Only cold tap water should be filtered.
Under what conditions do you store the filter during a break in its use?
For hygienic reasons, the filter should be stored in a dry and cool place (eg in a refrigerator), and the bottle should be washed with water and dish soap.
How to care for the purity of the filtering bottle?
The filtering bottle should be washed regularly in warm water and liquid. NOTE: The bottles should not be washed in a dishwasher and be scalded with water at a temperature above 50°C.