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Brita on-tap vs TAPP 2 water filter comparison and review

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.

Design

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 

Filtering 

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

Taste

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.

Capacity 

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

Warranty

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 ComparisonTAPP 2BRITA ON TAP
DesignScandinavian white designCombination of white and chrome plastic
Filtering +80 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: €89Price per year for 4 cartridges: €59Price for first year: €144.50Price per year for 6 cartridges: €105
Loyalty ProgramSubscription price is lowered every yearDon’t have

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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