BRITA 1042116 Water Filter Jug Marella XL
Thank you for choosing BRITA quality for cleaner, fresher tasting water.
The innovative BRITA MircroFlow Technology within MAXTRA+ ensures a much more powerful water filtration:
- The small Micro Carbon Pearls are made from carbon from natural coconut shells. Thanks to the BRITA MicroFlow Technology taste and odour impairing substances, such as chlorine, are effectively locked away in millions of pores within the Micro Carbon Pearls of the filter.
- Ion-Exchange Pearls ensure powerful limescale reduction for reliable protection of kettle or coffee machine.
- Effective reduction of metals such as lead and copper that may be present in your water from older plumbing. For cleaner, fresher tasting water in your hot and cold drinks and for cooking.
The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water treatment system are not necessarily present in your water.
MAXTRA+ FlowControl: perfect filtration
MAXTRA+ FlowControl ensures the perfect filtration time for best results through the combination of the MAXTRA+ water filter and the funnel of the BRITA water filter jug.
BRITA PerfectFit: Designed to fit with BRITA MAXTRA+ water filters for optimal filtration.
The perfect fit between filter and funnel guarantees that all water is reliably filtered when using a MAXTRA+ water filter.
A lifetime of the MAXTRA+ water filter
MAXTRA+ water filter life depends on local water quality, such as water hardness. The MAXTRA+ water filter filters up to 100 litres in an area with hard water. To ensure the optimum performance you should change your MAXTRA+ water filter every four weeks. To remind you of the next water filter change, your BRITA water filter jug is equipped with a filter exchange indicator.
Over 50 years of experience is a guarantee of quality
For over 50 years, BRITA has stood for constant innovation and the highest quality of water filter solutions. To reach high quality requirements at BRITA there are stringent internal and external quality controls. The independent and renowned TÜV SÜD controls the consistent quality of household water filter jugs and water filter on a regular basis. TÜV SÜD certifies the food-grade quality of BRITA water filter jugs and the MAXTRA+ water filter according to German and European legislation.
100% satisfaction: the BRITA guarantee
BRITA is convinced that this product will satisfy your demands for quality and performance. If you are not completely satisfied with your BRITA product, BRITA guarantees to give you your money back within 30 days from date of purchase. Please send the water filter together with the receipt, reason for return, your full name, telephone number and your bank info to your local BRITA customer service which is listed on the back page.
BRITA recycling: for our environment
Exhausted MAXTRA+ water filters are recyclable. BRITA has an extensive retail recycling programme. To help limit the environmental impact, BRITA carefully re-uses or recycles all basic materials. More information can be found at www.BRITA.com or by contacting BRITA customer care. Address details can be found on the back page.
- Cartridge exchange indicator
- MAXTRA+ water filter
- Jug / Tank
Quality from the very start
To ensure that you get the best results from your BRITA water filter jug, please follow the instructions carefully.
Cleaning instructions for your new BRITA water filter jug before first use and after every water filter exchange
Funnel and jug
Dishwasher safe (max. 50 °C). For best cleaning results, turn the funnel upside down and let tap water flow through the valve for a few seconds. If your BRITA water filter jug has been in contact with food that is likely to cause discolouration (e.g. tomato ketchup, mustard) clean your BRITA water filter jug. To avoid possible discolouration of your BRITA water filter jug, do not include it in a dishwasher containing dirty crockery from such foods.
Lid with BRITA Smart Light. A1
Before cleaning the lid in the dishwasher please remove the BRITA Smart Light from the lid by turning it anti-clockwise. A1 The removed BRITA Smart Light must not be washed in the dishwasher. After removal clean the BRITA Smart Light by hand using a soft and damp cloth. After cleaning the lid simply insert the BRITA Smart Light back into the lid by turning it clockwise as far as it will turn. A2
Lid with non-removable BRITA Memo K
The lid must not be washed in the dishwasher. Clean the lid by hand.
Please use mild detergents but no abrasive cleaners. For descaling, the lid and the BRITA Smart Light use common household citric acid based descaling fluids.
Preparation of the MAXTRA+ water filter B
For quality, you can trust BRITA hot steam treatment for ultimate hygiene in every MAXTRA+ water filter. Remove the protective wrapper from the MAXTRA+ water filter
(Note: The MAXTRA+ water filter may be damp from steam treatment process). Fill the clean jug with cold water. Immerse the MAXTRA+ water filter in cold water and shake it gently to remove any air bubbles. Remove the MAXTRA+ water filter and discard the used water.
Insert the MAXTRA+ water filter C
For optimal filtration results, it is key that the MAXTRA+ water filter is properly inserted. The new BRITA PerfectFit system gives you the reassurance of proper filtration by allowing water to only flow when the BRITA MAXTRA+ water filter is fully inserted and creating the right seal. Insert the funnel (4) into the jug (5). Place the MAXTRA+ water filter into the hollow of the funnel and push downwards until it is positioned firmly. If there is no water flow through the funnel after filling the jug with water, the water filter is not fully inserted. Please press the water filter a bit further down and try again. BRITA water filter jugs are specially designed to fit with MAXTRA+ water filters. BRITA can therefore only guarantee optimal filtration when using a BRITA MAXTRA+ water filter.
Filling of the BRITA water filter jug
The filling method depends on the features in the lid of your BRITA water filter model. The water in the funnel is automatically filtered and flows into the jug.
Variants of the lid
BRITA water filter jug with flip-top lid D
Carefully press the lid onto the jug until it is in place. Open the flip-top lid and place the opening under the tap. Fill your BRITA water filter jug directly under the tap with cold water.
BRITA water filter jug without pour through opening E
Remove the lid and fill the funnel with cold tap water. Press the lid onto the jug until it is in place.
Activate the MAXTRA+ water filter F
The MAXTRA+ water filter must be activated with the first two fillings. Discard the first two fillings or use the water for your plants. With the third filling the MAXTRA+ water filter jug is ready for use – you will enjoy cleaner, fresher tasting BRITA filtered water. In case carbon particles are released please rinse the funnel and insert the water filter again. For detailed information about particles please see paragraph “Natural traces” under
Water filter exchange indicator adjustment
Your BRITA water filter exchange indicator will prompt you when you need to change
the MAXTRA+ water filter. The indicator is in the lid of your BRITA water filter jug. BRITA recommends the exchange of your MAXTRA+ water filter at least every four weeks to ensure optimum filtration performance.
Variants of the lid
BRITA water filter jug with BRITA Smart Light G
The BRITA Smart Light ensures that you can enjoy cleaner, fresher tasting BRITA filtered water all the time. It monitors the filtration performance and indicates intuitively when to change the cartridge for optimum filtration performance. Using an intelligent sensor it not only measures the time since the last water filter change but also takes the volume used into account. For activation before first use and after every change of the MAXTRA+ water filter, press the BRITA Smart Light LED reset button for approximately 5-10 sec H until the LED light is fading green in and out three times I . Your water filter jug is now ready to use.
During every use of the water filter jug the BRITA Smart Light will prompt you whether it is time to change the cartridge through different coloured flashing lights.
Greenlight: MAXTRA+ water filter filters with optimum performance.
Yellow light: it is nearly time to replace your water filter soon, please stock up. Red light: please exchange your water filter. This will be the case after either 4 weeks or 100L of filtered water usage assuming a typical pouring flow. You can monitor the status of your filtration performance any time. Simply press on the BRITA Smart Light with your finger to see the actual filter status. H I
BRITA water filter jug with Memo J K
The BRITA Memo reminds you to change your MAXTRA+ water filter every four weeks. After activating the MAXTRA+ water filter, please remove the protective foil from the Memo display and press the “START” button until all four bars appear in the display and flash twice. A small flashing dot at the bottom right corner of the display shows the BRITA Memo is working. Each bar refers to a lifetime of approx. one week. The recommended MAXTRA+ water filter life of four weeks equals four bars or 100%. After each week one bar will disappear to show the remaining MAXTRA+ water filter life. Change the MAXTRA+ water filter when all the bars have disappeared and the arrow starts to flash.
Exchange of the MAXTRA+ water filter L
Pull the MAXTRA+ water filter out. Follow the instructions for “Quality from the very start” from step 1 to 6
Do not expose your BRITA water filter jug to direct sunlight. Keep your BRITA water filter jug away from heating elements, e.g. oven, coffee machine. Store your BRITA water filter jug in a shady, cool place. BRITA filtered water is dedicated for human consumption only. It is a perishable food and as such please consume it within one day. Ensure that you have a new MAXTRA+ water filter ready for exchange. BRITA recommends storing your MAXTRA+ water filter in their original wrapping in a cool and dry place. Over the lifetime of the BRITA water filter jug you may notice limescale build-up on the lid. This is due to the fact that it always comes into contact with unfiltered water, which contains carbonate hardness (limescale). BRITA recommends that you clean and descale your lid and the BRITA Smart Light on a regular basis with a common household citric acid based descaling fluid. In case you drop the BRITA Smart Light please check for any damages and replace, if damages are visible. The disposal should follow all applicable provisions and regulations. Please keep the BRITA Smart Light out of the reach of children (risk of swallowing).
Should your BRITA water filter jug not be in use for a prolonged period (e.g. holiday), BRITA recommends that you take out the MAXTRA+ water filter, and discard any water left inside the BRITA water filter jug and loosely insert the MAXTRA+ water filter again. Before using the BRITA water filter jug again take out the MAXTRA+ water filter, clean the water filter and repeat steps 3 to 5 of the „Quality from the very start”. Please pay special attention to your BRITA water filter exchange indicator. If your BRITA water filter jug has been in contact with food that is likely to cause discolouration (e.g. tomato ketchup, mustard) clean your BRITA water filter jug.
To avoid possible discolouration of your BRITA water filter jug, do not include it in a dishwasher containing dirty crockery from such foods. Optimum performance Please filter cold tap water only. In the event: filter first, and then boil BRITA water filter jugs are designed for use only with municipally treated tap water (note: this water is constantly controlled and according to legal regulations safe to drink) or with water from private supplies which has been tested as safe to drink. If an instruction is received from the authorities that mains water must be boiled, then BRITA filtered water must also be boiled. When the instruction to boil water is no longer in force, the entire BRITA water filter jug must be thoroughly cleaned and a new MAXTRA+ water filter inserted. For certain groups of people (e.g. those with impaired immunity and for babies), it is generally recommended that tap water should be boiled; this also applies to BRITA filtered water. Irrespective of the water used, you should use utensils with stainless steel or kettles with concealed elements. In particular, people who are sensitive to nickel should use appliances made of stainless steel or kettles with concealed elements.
For hygiene reasons, the MAXTRA+ water filter contents are subject to special treatment with silver. A very small amount of silver may be transferred to the water. This transference would be within the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.
Sensitive to potassium?
During the filtering process, there may be a slight increase in potassium content. However, one litre of BRITA filtered water contains less potassium than e.g. an apple. If you have kidney disease and/ or follow a potassium restricted diet, we recommend that you consult your doctor before using a BRITA water filter jug.
Like each natural product, the consistency of the BRITA Micro Carbon Pearls is subject to natural variances. This can lead to a slight abrasion of small carbon particles into your filtered water, noticeable as black bits. These particles have no negative health effects. If ingested, they will not harm the human body. In case you observe carbon particles, BRITA recommends to flush the water filter several times or until the black bits disappear.
Correctly dispose of BRITA Smart Light and BRITA Memo
The BRITA Smart Light and BRITA Memo contain a battery and have a life of approx. five years. At the end of their lives please remember that these devices must be disposed of according to all applicable provisions and regulations. To dispose of the exhausted BRITA Smart Light please remove it from the lid by turning it anti-clockwise A1. To remove the exhausted BRITA Memo place a screwdriver in the notch next to the BRITA Memo and push it out. Please note that the BRITA Memo should not be removed for any other reason than to dispose of it.
Exclusion of liability
Please understand that BRITA cannot accept any liability on their part if you do not follow the given usage instructions. Dispose of the jug in accordance with local regulations.
Documents / Resources
|BRITA 1042116 Water Filter Jug Marella XL [pdf] Instruction Manual|
1042116, Water Filter Jug Marella XL