Our iconic filter bottle and glass carafe for all your hydration needs
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BPA free Tritan™, cork, stainless steel, silicone
Includes x1 binchotan active charcoal filter (6 months life)
W 8.5cm H 24cm
Hand-blown borosilicate glass
Natural cork stopper / food grade silicone cap
Includes x1 binchotan active charcoal filter (6 months life) - Makes tap water taste great!
IMPORTANT: Please make sure your bottle is filled when placing your charcoal to avoid any breakages
Suitable for fridge doors
W 10cm H 29cm
A 1.1 litre carafe
Where did Binchotan charcoal come from? Thought to have been initially introduced about 1,200 years ago in Japan by a scholar named Kukai, this amazing natural material only became popular thanks to Binchuya Chozaemon during the Edo Period, around the 17th century.
What is the process for making Binchotan charcoal? Firstly, the wood (sustainably sourced) is placed in a low temperature kiln for a long time, then, near to the end of the burning process, the temperature is suddenly increased to about 1000 degrees celsius. This causes the wood to become red and hot. It’s immediately removed from the oven and placed underneath a mixture of sand, ash and soil. This causes the wood to rapidly cool, making the surface hard and smooth, and often leaves a whitish residue. If you tap the wood, you might hear a clear, metallic sound.
What makes it a good water filter?What capacity does one charcoal stick filter? One charcoal stick filter can be used in 1.1L of water for about 3 months if used every day. If you have a larger container or vessel you want to filter, simply increase the number of charcoal filters.
How long does each stick last? Each charcoal stick lasts about 3 months, if you’re using our ‘Eau Carafe’ (or another with similar capacity), and you fill it every day. After this time, you can simply boil it for 10 minutes to ‘recharge’ it and use it for an additional 3 months.
Should I throw away my charcoal stick when it’s finished? Definitely not, charcoal has got some great secondary uses, including adding nutrients to the soil of houseplants, deodorising shoes, laundry baskets and cat litters. It even acts as a dehumidifier in your wardrobe or drawers!
Does the charcoal need to be washed or cleaned? Does the charcoal need to be washed or cleaned.
Can I add things to flavour my water if I also use a charcoal stick? Please refrain from flavouring your water when you use a Binchotan charcoal filter.
Am I able to wash my carafe with soap? You can wash the carafe with soap, but be sure to remove the charcoal first.
Do you sell Binchotan charcoal by itself? Yes, we do. We sell Binchotan Charcoal in packs of 4 here.
Is charcoal dangerous if swallowed? No, it isn’t. Active charcoal tablets are often prescribed to treat a number of different medical issues, like upset stomachs, high cholesterol, and even hangovers.
Is the eau carafe dishwasher safe? The glass bottle and silicone cap are dishwasher safe, but the cork top is not. Separate the silicone cap from the cork stopper before dishwashing.
Do I need to wash the carafe regularly? When water is left in the bottle for long periods of time, mould spores can form. The binchotan charcoal removes the chlorine from drinking water, so you might notice it forming more quickly than normal. This is nothing to worry about, as long as you refill it with fresh water every few days, clean the carafe and silicone cap regularly and don’t drink stale water that has been sitting in the carafe for more than a few days.
How do I clean the cork stopper? Cork can darken over time through use. We recommend washing in warm soapy water, to wash away finger marks.
How should I clean my bottle? We advise to wash this by hand with hot soapy water and a bottle brush. Although the bottle and metal clamp are dishwasher safe, the fabric tag will not withstand frequent dishwashes. The silicone seal on the cork can be removed and is dishwasher safe. The cork is not dishwasher safe.
How do I prevent mould from forming on the silicone covering the cork stopper? Make sure you do not leave water sitting in your bottle, when you are not using it (for more than one day). Remove the stopper and allow it dry out. When water is left in the bottle for long periods of time, mould spores can form. The binchotan charcoal removes the chlorine from drinking water, so you might notice it forming even quicker than normal. This is nothing to worry about, as long as you are refilling regularly, cleaning the bottle regularly and not drinking stale water that has been sitting in the bottle for more than a day.
How do I clean mould from the silicone covering the cork stopper? We recommend using neat lemon juice, followed by boiling water, to kill and wash away mould that has formed on the silicone.