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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Though not as important as safety and cleanliness, the aesthetic qualities of drinking water are significant, too. After all, there is no reason to suffer through consuming water that tastes or smells unpleasant if there is an alternative easily available. Water that is cloudy or discolored, even if ‘officially safe’, is off-putting to say the least, and you will undoubtedly be reluctant to drink it at all. Removing aesthetic contaminants is actually one of the easier tasks that modern water filters can accomplish, performing this function almost as a byproduct of their other filtration effects.
Filtered water tastes much better than tap water in many cases – fresh, clean, pure, and refreshing. It may also exhibit superior flavor to bottled water. Bottled water, which has been sealed up in a cheap plastic envelope that leaches chemicals into its liquid contents, often has a slight but rather disgusting sickly sweet taste, or may have a stale, “papery” flavor. A good many brands of bottled water simply come from someone else’s municipal water supply, so you’re essentially exchanging one kind of tap water for another. Remember too that there are actually no regulations governing the safety of bottled water, you have to drink it on faith.
Filtering water used for cooking produces better, cleaner flavors in the kitchen, too. Used in culinary preparation, filtered water does not alter the taste of liquid or semi-liquid foods to which it is added. Broths, soups, and stews benefit the most from this effect. The absence of unwanted tastes makes beverages made with water, including coffee, tea, espresso, cocoa, and various juice drinks more palatable, too. Even strong-tasting sauces will be improved by using clean filtered water rather than liquid that brings its own baggage of tastes and smells along with it.
Some of the pollutants that even modestly engineered home water filters remove for better taste include:
by: Chris Tracey