The Brita Stream Rapids OB55 is part of the Water Filter
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Water Filter
models like the Stream Rapids OB55 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Flavor and Odor Reduction: A measure of how effectively the filter removed flavor taints, along with the resulting odor taints, that CR added to plain water with minimal intrinsic flavor and odor (the "control" water). The test measured how close the flavor and odor of the filtered water was to that of the control water.
Flow rate: Flow rate is based on the number of minutes the pitcher took to filter 32 ounces of water.
Clogging: The percent change in a filter's flow rate over the course of the cartridge's capacity.
DimensionsLength of the water filter pitcher includes the handle projection. Height includes the pitcher and lid. Width is measured at the widest point of the pitcher, as if looking at the pitcher from above. Measurements are as specified by the manufacturer.
9.4 X 4.6 X 9.9
Rated filter capacity
Rated filter capacityThe number of gallons of water that a filter cartridge can filter before it needs to be replaced.
Filter-life indicatorWhether or not the water filter pitcher has an electronic indicator to alert the consumer that the filter needs to be replaced.
Filter cartridge model
Filter cartridge modelThe model number of the replacement cartridge for the water filter pitcher, as indicated in the user's manual.