Independence Day: Celebrating America

July 4th is right around the corner. While we are preparing for the grilling and all other festivities many of us have lined up, have we stopped to think what the 4th of July is about? Independence Day  is the national holiday of the United States of America that commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The signing of the declaration took place in Philadelphia by our founding fathers that set forth the path that this country would travel. The first Independence Day celebration took place July 4, 1777 a year after the Declaration was signed. By the early 1800s the tradition of parades, fireworks and picnics were established as the way to celebrate America’s birthday. For many of us, this day means celebrating freedom, the “American Spirit” and so much more that comes with this great country of ours.  In honor of this special occasion, let’s take a look a look at some red, white and blue products.

The Mavea Red Elemaris XL Water Filtration Pitcher is a water filter pitcher constructed from high quality material, including BPA-free plastic. The Mavea Elemaris water pitcher provides you with clean and clearer drinking water by reducing bacteria, dust, dirt, chlorine taste and odor. This Mavea pitcher has a capacity of 9 oz and includes a Smart Meter filter change indicator that measures water hardness, water volume and length of time in use for your convenience.

While it may not be cold or flu season, a humidifier can always come in handy. This Crane Cool Mist Humidifier relieves dry skin, coughing, congestion and cold symptoms. This white cool mist humidifier does not contain a heating element, making it safe for use in children’s rooms. Adding to the practicality of this white Crane humidifier is its whisper quiet operation and 11 continuous hours of moisture.

This blue Vapur Anti-Bottle is a reusable Vapur water bottle which features a revolutionary space-saving design. Vapur water bottles are extremely flexible and almost entirely collapsible. When filled with water this Vapur bottle stands up, yet when it is empty it can be rolled up, flattened or folded. This refillable and reusable Vapur water bottle is a responsible, eco-friendly alternative to constantly buying and carelessly throwing away disposable plastic water bottles. Made with BPA free plastic, the inner layer is odor, taste and stain resistant.

This 4th of July, remember to stay safe. Also, let us celebrate the freedom that we have in this country. Let us celebrate this place we call home.

How to Buy a Water Filter Pitcher

If the title of this blog post sounds familiar, it’s because we did one similar to it a few months ago, specifically on Brita and Mavea brand water pitchers. But that post was more about how to choose a water filter pitcher based on certain criteria. Once you’ve made your choice, you should know the best way to go about actually buying one. We recommend following these simple steps:

1. If you haven’t done so already, read our post on “How to Choose a Water Pitcher Filter.”

2. Organize the three considerations listed at the bottom of that post (contaminant removal, affordability, and design) by order of importance. Which of these is most important to you when deciding which pitcher to buy?

3. Check out our Buyer’s Guide on Pitcher Filters and click on the recommendations listed throughout the article for more information on each one.

4. Decide which water pitcher is best for your needs, go to the Filters Fast website, and add it to your shopping cart.

5. Complete the checkout process at Be sure to go ahead order some backup compatible replacement filter cartridges while you’re at it!

There you have it. It’s that’s simple, folks.

Okay, so now that you’ve made it to the end of this post, we have a confession to make. Our main motive for writing this was to let you know about our Buyer’s Guide on Water Filter Pitchers. The only real difference between choosing and buying a water pitcher is step #5 – where you buy it from. In any case, we hope our Buyer’s Guide was able to point you in the right direction toward an informed decision. Until next time…