Elegant (and User-Friendly) Carafes For Purified Water

Elegant (and User-Friendly) Carafes For Purified Water

Laurie Siegel
Sep 19, 2011

By now we all know the dangers of certain plastics- I'm taking to you #s 3, 6 and 7! And even the 'good' plastics (1, 2, 4 and 5) are known to leach into food and water under certain conditions- hello heatwave in New York City. So many of us prefer to avoid plastic-bottled water in general. Yet, even those refrigerator Brita-type filters still rely on a plastic vessel. In lieu of plastic then, some people go basic tap, some go in-faucet charcoal filter, some go under-sink purifier that cleans the water before it reaches the faucet. But considering that, for many of us, design is a dangerously close second priority to health, the question becomes: what do you store your cleansed water in?

Many of the most design-conscious glass or metal vessels are merely 8 ounce, single-serve 'bedside' pieces, not very useful for multi-usage refrigerator storage. Additionally, bigger options are often open at the top; and you definitely want a lid- love leftover vegan curry. Hate vegan curry flavored water. So here's a list of the most elegantly-designed, family-sized carafes:

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1 Minima Decanter by Cecilie Manz for Holmegaard, $59.99 for the small from Nova 68
2 Menu Jakob Munk Carafe, $50 from AllModern
3 Fia Carafe by Nin Jobs for Design House Stockholm, $69 from Switch Modern
4 Bormioli Rocco Giara Clear Glass Bottle With Stopper, $12 from Amazon
5 Blomus ACQUA 1.5 L Water Carafe Floz Design, $56 from Amazon

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