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Brita on-tap vs EcoPro by TAPP Water filter comparison and review

Looking for a comparison of Brita on-tap vs EcoPro or EcoPro Compact TAPP Water filters? What water filter should you buy?

We’ve done a detailed review of Brita on tap in 9 areas to compare how the two faucet water filters compare. This includes filtering, taste, water flow, filter cartridge monitoring, sustainability, filtering capacity, warranty and annual cost.

The review applies to EcoPro and EcoPro Compact (spanish only) with the only difference being that EcoPro Compact has less capacity.

Read through the detailed comparison or jump to the end for a summary and conclusion of EcoPro by TAPP Water vs Brita on tap water filter comparison.

Filtering technology of Brita On tap vs EcoPro by TAPP Water

EcoPro 5-stage filter removes and reduces over 100 contaminants including chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and limescale. TAPP Water is also the only faucet water filter brand that openly shares the 3rd party lab reports and certifications.

Brita on tap is a 3-stage filter removing and reducing chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and bacteria thanks to hollow fiber activated carbon 

EcoPro beats Brita in terms of limescale removal as well as other substances filtered.

Winner: EcoPro thanks to limescale removal and independent lab tests

Taste comparison

Both filters remove chlorine, metal taste and other poor attributes from tap water. 9 out of 10 people in the test could not distinguish bottled water to filtered water by EcoPro or Brita.

Winner: Tie as both provide good tasting water after filtering.

Water throughput / flow 

EcoPro provides a flow-rate of about 4 L/min or 15 seconds to fill up a 1 liter jug

Brita provides a flow-rate of about 2 L/min or 30 seconds to fill up a 1-liter jug

Winner: EcoPro

CO2 footprint / sustainability 

EcoPro by TAPP Water uses less plastic, less parts and less weight than Brita On Tap. 

The estimated CO2 footprint of EcoPro for the first year is 1.91 kg and second year 0.42 kg.

The estimated CO2 footprint of Brita On Tap for the first year is 3.54 kg and second year 1.66 kg. 

Winner: EcoPro thanks to lower weight and 75% less plastic.

Filter monitoring / reminders on when to replace the cartridges

TAPP WAter provides email notifications, mobile app and web monitoring and reminders for cartridge replacements.

Brita has a display on the device of how much water has been used.

Winner: Tie as both help keep track of and replace the cartridges on time.

Capacity of Brita On tap vs EcoPro

EcoPro has a capacity of 1200 liters and estimated 3 months use based on a household of 3 people

Note: EcoPro Compact has lower capacity of about 300 L / filter due to the compact design and size. Price refects this.

Brita has a capacity of 600 liters and estimated 2 months use based on a household of 3 people

Note: Many Brita customers have commented that the capacity is less than 600 L as the filter gets clogged and the flowrate is reduced around 400-500 L. The estimates in terms of time use are based on a household with 2-4 people 

Winner: EcoPro with more capacity

Design / Materials

Both products are made of high quality BPA free ABS and PC plastic.

EcoPro has a Scandinavian white design that fits well in most kitchens without standing out too much. The connector to the faucet is made of stainless steel making it very robust. The filter is also less bulky than it appears with a weight of only 257 grams.

Brita on tap has a combination of white and chrome plastic. The connector is also made of plastic which according to many people makes it less robust and causes more leakage. The filter is also both bigger and heavier at 450 grams.

Winner: Tie as design is subjective but EcoPro feels more robust and much lighter 

Warranty

EcoPro 45-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee with free return and lifetime warranty for subscribers in case your TAPP Water filter gets damaged.

Brita 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty in case your Brita gets damaged

Winner: EcoPro

Price and cost per year 

EcoPro By TAPP WaterBrita On-Tap
Standalone price for one filter including cartridge€49-59€59.99
Cartridge price (individual)€19.98€19.98
Total price first year (household of 3-4)€89€119.92 – 158.90*
Total price second year€59€79.92 – 119.98*
* Range as TAPP cartridges are changed every 3 months vs Brita every 2 months

Winner: EcoPro as it saves 40-70 euro the first year and 20-60 euro the second year

Summary and conclusion of Brita on tap vs EcoPro by TAPP Water

What water filter should you choose? 

In our comparison EcoPro beat Brita on tap in 6 areas and tied for another 3 out of 9 in total. The obvious winner overall is EcoPro by TAPP Water if you are looking for a great faucet water filter.

Water Filter ComparisonEcoProBRITA ON TAP
Independent testingEcoPro by TAPP Water is independently tested with results available to download.No lab tests available
Filtering 100+ contaminants including chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics, bacteria and limescale.  Chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and bacteria.
TasteGood tasting water after filteringGood tasting water after filtering
Water throughput / flow 15 seconds to fill up a 1 liter jug30 seconds to fill up a 1-liter jug
CO2 footprint / sustainability First year: 1.91 kgSecond year: 0.42 kg.First year: 3.54 kg Second year: 1.66 kg.
Filter monitoring / reminders on when to replace the cartridgesEmail reminders, mobile notifications and web monitoring.
Display on the device of how much water has been used.
Capacity 1200 liters and estimated 3 months use600 liters and estimated 2 months use 
Warranty45 day30-day
Money-back guarantee100% money-back guarantee with free return and lifetime warranty for subscribers.100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.
Price cost per yearPrice for first year: €89
Price per year for 4 cartridges: €59
Price for first year: €119-158.90
Price per year for 4-6 cartridges: €79-119.98
Loyalty ProgramSubscription price is lowered every yearNo loyalty program

See our other comparisons including: 

Brita Pitchers vs TAPP

PUR, Culligan and Zerowater vs TAPP

Berkey vs TAPP 

Geyser vs TAPP

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