How do I prepare my Classic Alkaline Pitcher before use?

Graeme Updated by Graeme

Before using your Classic Alkaline Pitcher for the first time please do the following:

  1. Wash the pitcher by hand with a natural detergent and water
  2. Condition your filter by placing it under running water for 3-5 minutes while alternating with light shaking to get rid of excess carbon, until the water runs clear.
  3. Insert new filter into upper tank. Press firmly to ensure tight seal.
  4. Prepare your pitcher by running two upper tanks of water through the pitcher. Discard this water or use it for your plants.
  5. Reset clock, press and hold start button until the display blinks three times.

Place a white surface (e.g. a plate) in the sink under the filter. This will let you more easily see the excess carbon pieces.
Do not use dishwasher and do not submerge the lid in water as this can damage the electronic countdown clock.

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