I purchased this model of Brita Water Pitchers due to it's slimmer size than some of their other models. It does take up less space on the refrigerator shelf as a result and that's a plus for me. This model Brita Pitcher doesn't have a lot of fancy indicators to tell you when it's time to replace the filter but I have learned that those do not work so well anyway. This is a lower cost model and uses standard replacement filters, It averages about 8 decent sized cups of water per pitcher and removes the chlorine taste and smell from my tap water. I use it primarily for the dog's water since the chemicals in our tap water make him throw up a lot. However, I do drink water from this Brita Pitcher as well. It tastes much better than water from the tap so for me it works great. I cannot stand the taste of tap water and where I live in SC, the tap water has an odor. The filters for this product totally remove that odor, which is a huge plus. Replacement filters are rather inexpensive and I usually change the filter once a month.