MAVEA Water Filtration
MAVEA filtration technology relies on activated carbon and ion exchange resin beads that work together in a unique system. MAVEA improves water taste and reduces limescale and other contaminants, like cadmium, copper, mercury, atrazine, simazine, benzene and tetrachloroethylene.
The filter cartridge works in four easy steps:
Step 1: Intensive Pre-Filtration. Water flows through a fine mesh filter.
Step 2: Ion Exchange Filtration. Ion exchange resin reduces lime scale (carbonate hardness), cadmium, copper, and mercury.
Step 3: Activated Carbon Filtration. Reduces substances that affect smell and taste such as chlorine, benzene, tetrachloroethylene, atrazine, and simazine.
Step 4: Intensive Final Filtration. Special fine mesh filter retains the particle mixture.
It takes just a minute to filter the water, and you’ll change the cartridge about every two months (the cartridge Smart Meter will tell you exactly when to change the filter).
MAVEA Answers Frequently-Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits of MAVEA filtered water?
A: Tap water, while safe to drink, may contain substances which affect its taste, smell, appearance and overall quality. MAVEA filtered water significantly reduces chlorine taste and odor making your drinking water crystal clear and refreshingly delicious. Additionally, MAVEA filtered water makes your coffee and tea taste better, because they develop their full flavor. Even your ice cubes look and taste better.
Q: Does MAVEA remove fluoride that may be present in tap water?
A: Fluoride is a water additive (used in municipal tap water) that promotes strong teeth. A study conducted by an independent water quality expert confirmed that MAVEA cartridge maintains the fluoride in the water. Applies to fluoridated municipal tap water.
Q: How does MAVEA prolong the lifetime of domestic appliances (e.g. coffee machines)?
A: Using MAVEA filtered water increases the lifetime of domestic appliances like coffee machines, by reducing the build up of limescale deposits, which can damage water heating equipment. (Limescale reduction certified in internal tests.)
Q: What are the functional benefits of the MAVEA cartridge?
A: The installation of MAVEA cartridges is very fast and easy. No additional, time-consuming pre-soaking is needed! The system parts fit perfectly: with its oval shape the cartridge fits in the hollow of the reservoir. You will notice a “click” as the cartridge fits securely into place.
Q: Which substances does the MAVEA cartridge reduce?
A: MAVEA water filter cartridge reduces limescale (based on internal tests), chlorine taste and odor, organic impurities (benzene and tetrachloroethylene), metals (mercury, cadmium and copper), and certain pesticides (simazine andatrazine)
Q: How does the MAVEA make its products safe?
A: MAVEA subjects all products and the raw materials used in the manufacturing process to extremely strict external and internal controls. In addition, to maximize safety, each MAVEA cartridge is hygienically sealed.
Q: How does MAVEA take care of quality control?
A: Raw materials and finished products are rigorously controlled and tested against defined quality measures during the production process. In addition, independent institutes and scientists continuously test MAVEA products and production facilities.
Q: Do I have to keep the MAVEA cartridge immersed in water at all times?
A: No, due to the design of the cartridge, MAVEA cartridges keep their moisture, so that there is no further need to keep the cartridge immersed in water.
Q: How long does the cartridge last?
A: Water quality varies considerably; this in turn has an effect on the life of a cartridge. To ensure that your MAVEA filter is always working well we recommend that the cartridge is changed regularly, at least every 8 weeks or 40 gallons /150L The MAVEA Meter will let you know when to change your cartridge.
Q: What is the best way to store my water filter when I’m away from home for long periods?
A: Should your MAVEA system not be in use for a prolonged period (e.g. vacation), we recommend that you discard any water left inside the tank and leave the cartridge inside the funnel. Before using the system again take out the cartridge and clean the tank and the funnel. Now prepare the cartridge as if inserting a new one (immerse in cold water, shake to remove air, fit cartridge into place, discard first two fillings). You can now use your cartridge for the remaining time based on a total life time of eight weeks.