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Brita Stream Rapids OB55 Water Filter
Stream Rapids OB55
This model has been tested by our experts.
Description
This model has been tested by our experts.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Flavor and Odor Reduction

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.

 /  5
Flow rate

Flow rate

Flow rate is based on the number of minutes the pitcher took to filter 32 ounces of water.

 /  5
Clogging

Clogging

The percent change in a filter's flow rate over the course of the cartridge's capacity.

 /  5
Cost/year

Cost/year

The cost of the filter cartridges expected to be used in a year, based on the manufacturer's stated replacement interval. This does not include the initial cost of buying the water filter pitcher itself.

 /  5

About

The Brita Stream Rapids OB55 is part of the Water Filters test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Water Filter Pitchers 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.

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