The Brita pitcher filtration system is a must have. It keeps your water very clean and much safer than regular tap water. The filters last for a long time and the convenient tracker on the top lets you know when the filter is good, almost ready, and ready to be changed. It holds a good amount of water so filling it up is limited to once or twice per day, depending on how much water you started with and how much you drink. I would not recommend this for pets though because the filters start to get too expensive. The only annoying thing about it is you cannot pour water out while there is water left to be filtered because the unfiltered water will also pour out. It takes awhile to filter after you have been using it awhile, but if you keep up with refilling the pitcher, that is not a problem. I also like that it comes in different colors so you can have more than one or personalized themes.