Looking for a comparison of Brita on-tap vs TAPP 2 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 design, filtering, taste, water flow, filter cartridge monitoring, sustainability, filtering capacity, warranty and annual cost.
Read through the detailed comparison or jump to the end for a summary and conclusion of TAPP 2 vs Brita on tap water filter comparison.
Both products are made of high quality BPA free ABS and PC plastic.
TAPP 2 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 TAPP 2 feels more robust and much lighter
TAPP 2 5-stage filter removes and reduces over 80 contaminants including chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and limescale.
Brita on tap is a 3-stage filter removing and reducing chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and bacteria thanks to hollow fiber activated carbon
TAPP beats Brita by great lengths in terms of limescale removal as well as other substances filtered.
Winner: TAPP 2 thanks to limescale removal
Both filters remove chlorine, metal taste and other poor attributes from tap water.
Winner: Tie as both provide good tasting water after filtering.
Water throughput / flow
TAPP 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: TAPP 2
CO2 footprint / sustainability
TAPP uses less plastic, less parts and less weight than Brita On Tap.
The estimated CO2 footprint of TAPP 2 Twist 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: TAPP 2 thanks to lower weight and 75% less plastic.
Filter monitoring / reminders on when to replace the cartridges
TAPP 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.
Tapp 2 1200 liters and estimated 3 months use
Brita 600 liters and estimated 2 months use
Note: Based on a household with 2-4 people
Winner: TAPP 2 with more capacity
TAPP 45 day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee with free return and lifetime warranty for subscribers in case your TAPP filter gets damaged.
Brita 30-day, unconditional, 100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty in case your Brita gets damaged
Winner: TAPP 2
Price cost per year
TAPP 2 list price: 59 euro for 3 months
Actual price first year: 89 euro
Actual price second year: 59 euro
List price Brita on tap: 69 euro
Actual price: 57 euro
Cartridge price: 49 euro per 2
Actual price: 35 euro per 2
Price for first year: 57 + 35 x 2 + 35 /2 = 144.50 euro
Price per year for 6 cartridges: 105 euro
Winner: TAPP 2 as it saves you 65 euro the first year and 36 euro the second year
Summary and conclusion of Brita on tap vs TAPP 2
What water filter should you choose?
In our comparison TAPP 2 beat Brita on tap in 6 areas and tied for another 3 out of 9 in total. The obvious winner overall is TAPP 2 if you are looking for a great faucet water filter.
|Water Filter Comparison||TAPP 2||BRITA ON TAP|
|Design||Scandinavian white design||Combination of white and chrome plastic|
|Filtering||+80 contaminants including chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics, bacteria and limescale.||Chlorine, heavy metals, microplastics and bacteria.|
|Taste||Good tasting water after filtering||Good tasting water after filtering|
|Water throughput / flow||15 seconds to fill up a 1 liter jug||30 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 cartridges||Email reminders, mobile notifications and web monitoring.||Display on the device of how much water has been used.|
|Capacity||1200 liters and estimated 3 months use||600 liters and estimated 2 months use|
|Money-back guarantee||100% money-back guarantee with free return and lifetime warranty for subscribers.||100% money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.|
|Price cost per year||Price for first year: €89Price per year for 4 cartridges: €59||Price for first year: €144.50Price per year for 6 cartridges: €105|
|Loyalty Program||Subscription price is lowered every year||Don’t have|
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