Original Xiaomi Viomi Smart UV Filter Kettle [Fits Brita Maxtra???]L1 Ultra Violet UV Disinfection - £38 @ Ali Express
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Original Xiaomi Viomi Smart UV Filter Kettle [Fits Brita Maxtra???]L1 Ultra Violet UV Disinfection - £38 @ Ali Express

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Found 4th Feb
Water filter with UV .
Some information sources in russian language says they are ok with Brita Maxtra filters.Untested by myself

































































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19DembaBa192 m ago

Does it work with Alexa

No its only works with Tap Water Only
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Bought one last month, it comes with usb cable to charge UV lamp which lasts x40 fillings with one charge, also there is led lamps to know when to change your filter. I do recommend this filter to anyone who wants clear nice water
Are these any good?
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Ultraviolet water purification is the most effective method for disinfecting bacteria from the water. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in your home's water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA).
freedrinkingwater.com/who…htm
Edited by: "ricardasgudkovas" 4th Feb
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If you want to live longer..and healthier -Yes
Edited by: "ricardasgudkovas" 4th Feb
Does it work with Alexa
Original Poster
19DembaBa192 m ago

Does it work with Alexa

No its only works with Tap Water Only
Xiaomi make products for everything lol

They make good products for a low price
LawoodlePie15 m ago

Are these any good?


No. But they are shiny.
Filters seem expensive
A lot of tap water has already been UV treated before arriving at your house.
Edited by: "RadiantDuck" 4th Feb
Xiaomi need to stop selling this tat and concentrate on their core business, if they want to justify the 100B IPO.
RadiantDuck2 h, 50 m ago

A lot of tap water has already been UV treated before arriving at your …A lot of tap water has already been UV treated before arriving at your house.




Yeah, then it makes its way through miles of copper pipes...
deany761 h, 16 m ago

Xiaomi need to stop selling this tat and concentrate on their core …Xiaomi need to stop selling this tat and concentrate on their core business, if they want to justify the 100B IPO.




I respectfully 100% disagree . I really love the fact they want to basically make households 'Xiaomi households'. I'm half way there already. Nothing wrong with diversification as long as it doesn't interfere with the core business and it's not like the mobile division hasn't experienced a massive resurgence, is it?

This diversification model is what makes Xiaomi the incredibly interesting company it undoubtedly is.
deany767 h, 10 m ago

Xiaomi need to stop selling this tat and concentrate on their core …Xiaomi need to stop selling this tat and concentrate on their core business, if they want to justify the 100B IPO.


If you mean mobile phones are their core business, then I believe they only make a profit from the other stuff they sell.
The phones, like many other Android vendors, are sold just above cost.
kingkajee9 h, 9 m ago

Filters seem expensive


One of the reviews on Gearbest (where it's £45) says that the jug is compatible with Brita Maxtra cartridges.
IF this is true, and I need to search a bit more, this makes it a worthwhile replacement for my Brita jug.
Edited by: "mcek" 5th Feb
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mcek1 h, 45 m ago

One of the reviews on Gearbest (where it's £45) says that the jug is …One of the reviews on Gearbest (where it's £45) says that the jug is compatible with Brita Maxtra cartridges.IF this is true, and I need to search a bit more, this makes it a worthwhile replacement for my Brita jug.

​looks like compactible..Found some more in russian sites..Viomi L1 Filter / Brita Maxtra P-1
Doesn't boiling the water kill everything anyway
apjashley111 m ago

Doesn't boiling the water kill everything anyway


This is only a filter jug, not a boiling kettle. So, you can filter a glass of water, without all the imagined horrors of contamination that shouldn't exist in the UK water network.
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Boiling water or UV water purifier?

Boiling water is the oldest and widely practiced household water treatment method used for water purification. Main purpose of boiling water is to kill the germs that are present in water but there is better option to kill germs more effectively and that is UV water Purifier. Though boiling water looks simple way to purify water but still we need to look into some details. Water is first heated until it reaches its boiling point.The appearance of bubbles indicates that it has reached its boiling point. This begins the process of disinfection by heat. For a thorough and complete disinfection of water borne bacteria and viruses, a minimum time of 20 minutes after boiling point is reached is a must. This ensures that it is pathogen free. Most often however, in practical terms, people believe that water is pure once boiling begins. This may not be true.

Water is first heated until it reaches its boiling point.The appearance of bubbles indicates that it has reached its boiling point. This begins the process of disinfection by heat. For a thorough and complete disinfection of water borne bacteria and viruses, a minimum time of 20 minutes after boiling point is reached is a must. This ensures that it is pathogen free. Most often however, in practical terms, people believe that water is pure once boiling begins. This may not be true.

Secondly, boiled water needs sufficient time to cool before it can be used. During the process of cooling and handling eg. pouring into containers or bottles, there is every chance of recontamination, especially if our hands or the utensils are unclean. In tropical climates, bacteria breed at an amazingly fast pace and it is possible that boiled water at the point of actual use is contaminated, despite boiling for 20 minutes.

Another limitation with boiled water is that it develops a “flat” taste. This is because the dissolved oxygen in the water is released in the form of bubbles.Handling of boiling water can lead to burns and serious injuries due to the high temperature .

While heat is a great disinfectant, boiling does not remove physical suspended impurities like dirt, dust, mud and free particles of rust, which need an effective filtering mechanism. Also, boiling will not remove chemical impurities in water such as free chlorine, nor will it effectively separate the dissolved impurities such as lead, arsenic, calcium and magnesium salts and nitrates and there will be little improvement in the taste especially if the TDS levels are high.

Water purification technologies

Thankfully, technology today plays an important role in providing solutions. Solutions that are fast, convenient and effective. The flip side is that there are many options to choose from and many people are simply confused. Should I buy a UV  purifier? Or should I go for RO purifier or a storage model ? Look at the facts and some options.

UV water purifiers in the market today do a good job of disinfecting water and also filtering it from both suspended impurities and chemical impurities. UV water purifiers work best for water that is supplied by your municipality but may have become contaminated along the way or in your underground/ overhead tanks. In such an instance, a 5 stage UV water purifier is the most economical solution in case of municipally treated water . Look for a company that is a specialist in its field and provides reliable service, because servicing of any water purifier is important.

In the event that your drinking water is ground water and supplied by tankers from bore wells, the TDS (total dissolved solids) may be high and if it exceeds 500 ppm, then using an RO purifier may be the best answer. Once again check the options and remember that service plays a critical role in its effectiveness.
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apjashley12 h, 49 m ago

Doesn't boiling the water kill everything anyway

​some more information copied from internet
bellboys5th Feb

Yeah, then it makes its way through miles of copper pipes...


More likely plastic or in some areas iron. But UV wouldn't remove copper leaching into the water.
ricardasgudkovas4th Feb

Ultraviolet water purification is the most effective method for …Ultraviolet water purification is the most effective method for disinfecting bacteria from the water. Ultraviolet (UV) rays penetrate harmful pathogens in your home's water and destroy illness-causing microorganisms by attacking their genetic core (DNA). https://www.freedrinkingwater.com/whole-house/water-filter-knowledge-base/how-does-ultraviolet-water-purification-work.htm


Surely boiling the water will kill any bacteria anyway. Since the water will be in the kettle is highly likely it’ll be Boiled before drinking!
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kaptin_d2 h, 56 m ago

Surely boiling the water will kill any bacteria anyway. Since the water …Surely boiling the water will kill any bacteria anyway. Since the water will be in the kettle is highly likely it’ll be Boiled before drinking!

I dont think ..For a thorough and complete disinfection of water borne bacteria and viruses, a minimum time of 20 minutes after boiling point is reached is a must.
ricardasgudkovas6th Feb

I dont think ..For a thorough and complete disinfection of water borne …I dont think ..For a thorough and complete disinfection of water borne bacteria and viruses, a minimum time of 20 minutes after boiling point is reached is a must.


I tend to disagree. 70-75 Celsius is enough to kill most of the bacteria including water borne e. coli, but you need to heat it for 20-30minutes to be sure. But in temperature of 100C all bacteria are killed almost instantly. Some exotic bacteria families could survive boiling but. Those usually live at the bottom of the ocean or inside of vulcanos...
Our body is okwith most of bacteria but what about the heavy metals in water ? I think those are much worse atm. That's why I m using brita filter
Edited by: "pumavash" 8th Feb
UV needs to be made with a very thin space for water next to the bulb... Not sure if this achieves this.

But the Britta or alike filter will do the work to make the water taste nice UV seems more gimmick in the UK. We have clean water in the UK surely this is for a different market this will kill everything in the water and there are good things just as much as bad... You can't hide from every germ in the world or bad things happen ending in a shorter life span imho
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