What is a filter jug for?
A filter Jug is used to purify tap water, which has been which has been initially purified by the water utility. By using a filter jug, tap water becomes ideal for drinking and cooking because of the increased quality. In addition, the filter prevents limescale inside kettles.
1. Every time before inserting a new filter - wash the individual parts using warm water with a mild detergent. Then reassemble them.
2. Insert the replacement filter in the tap water tank by gently pushing it.
3. Place the lid by initially inserting the front part of the funnel and then push the handle.
4. Before the first use of each replacement filter, you need to filter and pour out the tap water twice.
(This vents the filter and removes loose activated carbon micro particles). This water can be used eg. for watering flowers.
5. Finally, set the filter change reminder. Use the indicator on the jug lid.
If you have a manual indicator: set the cursor to the date of the month when first inserting the new filter.
If you own a jug with an LED indicator: hold the button on the jug lid until it flashes blue, from that moment it will count one month. A yellow light means you should prepare to replace the filter. After 30 days, the LED turns red and you must then replace the filter.
How long should the filtration process last?
The filtration process continues as long as the water flows through the filter and can vary from one to several minutes.
What is the term of validity for the replaceable filters?
The expiry date of each filter is indicated on the packaging. After unpacking, it is suitable for use up to one month, regardless of the amount of filtered water.
Can you drink filtered water directly without boiling?
Yes, adults can satisfy their thirst with tap water filtered with a Dafi jug .It’s safe, clean and tasty. The water that flows in the tap meets the strict standards of the European Union and the Minister of Health. You may not know, but sometimes the standards for tap water are even stricter than those of bottled water.
Can filtered water be given to children and infants?
According to the Polish Institute of Mother and Child, filtered water is safe and recommended for consumption and the preparation of meals for children over 1 year old, after boiling.
Tap water has different mineral contents and other elements depending on the source and the land from where it came from. In accordance with the standards for an infant up to 1 year old, water used to drink and prepare meals should have a constant composition. Regardless of the water intake, it should be chemically and bacteriological clean. Moreover, until the baby reaches 1 year of age, you should boil any water - both filtered tap water or bottled water.
How often should I change the filter?
Each type of filter should be changed 30 days after unpacking and its insertion into the jug. Set the indicator, located on the jug lid, every time you replace a filter. It will ensure, that your filter is always fresh and ready to use.
The manual indicator shows the day and month of the next filter replacement. The LED sensor turns red one month after the replacement. The LED sensor also has a function that indicates the need to prepare for the filter replacement one week before the due date, when the LED is yellow.
What is the water filter jug made of?
Dafi filter jugs are made from certified plastics that do not contain BPA (bisphenols type A), approved for contact with water by the relevant institutions. All pitchers from Dafi filtering system are approved by the Polish National Institute of Health and have got a positive opinion from the Institute of Mother and Child, regarding their safety.
How long does the LED sensor work and can you replace the internal battery ?
The battery mounted inside provides five years of appropriate work. The battery is not replaceable.
Can the replaceable filter be used for longer than one month if you rarely filter the water?
If you replace the filter within a few days of the expiry date, it will not cause a significant decrease in the quality of filtered water. However, to achieve the optimal parameters of the drinking water, the filter should be replaced after a month. Each filter contains active carbon which removes chlorine and organic impurities. This is impregnated with a normative amount of silver which ensures the sterility of the cartridge for a month. Also, an amount of resin contained in the filter is responsible for the water hardness removal which is limited by the filter size. After one month it begins to lose its properties.
What is the difference between the Classic and Unimax filters?
These filters vary in performance. The Unimax filter contains more of the filtering layer, which provides the ability to filter between 150 and 200 liters of water, which is approximately 50 liters more than the Classic filter. The Unimax filter is recommended in the case of a higher consumption of water, eg. Due to large families. Both filters have the same shelf life, which is one month from unpacking and first use.
What ingredients do Dafi filters contain?
The filling is composed of activated carbon and ion exchange resin.
Activated carbon acts like a sponge - it absorbs chlorine and its derivatives, detergents and pesticides and organic impurities. This is similar to coal, which we buy at the pharmacy in the case of food poisoning and that is used in gas masks. It is a natural substance acquired mostly from the burning of coconut husks. Carbon removes odours from the water and improves its taste. In addition, it is impregnated with silver - it protects the interior of the filter from the development of microorganisms.
The ion exchange resin removes the excess salt which causes water hardness that is the cause of scaling in home appliances. Some of the resins are capable of enriching water with minerals, as in the case of filters Dafi mineral Up and Dafi alkaline Up.
The raw materials we use come from German manufacturers and have the necessary quality certificates.
Do the jug filters remove bacteria from the water?
None of our filters remove bacteria from the water. Tap water is disinfected by the chlorine used in water pipes. Filter jugs remove the chlorine by filtration. The filter cartridge includes activated carbon which is impregnated with silver, it is a barrier against microbial growth, but without bactericidal properties.
How to dispose of used filters?
The old filters can be disposed of by simply throwing them into the trash. The material of which they are made is entirely recyclable, and the filtering cartridge content poses no threat to the environment at all.
Can Dafi jugs be washed in the dishwasher?
The dishwasher can wash all the elements of a pitcher, except for the cover with the LED indicator, which should be carefully washed by hand to avoid flooding the electronics.
How to remove white coating, which has been deposited on the jug lid?
To prevent contamination of the jug with each replacement of the filter, wash all the pitcher elements with water and dishwashing liquid. scale, which can possibly settle on a pitcher, can be removed using water with vinegar or citric acid.
Why does green film appear on the bottom of the jug?
This is because algae growth may occur in the wet and the exposed environment. To prevent it, keep the jug in the shade or in the refrigerator and wash it when you replace the cartridge.
Must the filter be constantly immersed in water?
The filter should be submerged in water, but if you sometimes forget about it, it will not significantly affect the properties of the filtration.
After opening the foil,, drops of water can be seen
Water droplets are an effect of sterilizing filter with water vapor at 100 ° C. This steam condenses so the interior remains moist - it is beneficial to maintain the optimal parameters of a filter.
What to do if the filter mix is leaking out?
Our production lines are fully automated, there may have been an insufficiently welded filtering mesh with the filter cap or it wrapped around, causing a leak from the deposit. Despite the improvement of our control processes, such mistakes sometimes happen. With each notified case of this type we immediately replace the filter with a new one.
Little black specks have appeared in the jug after the first use. Are they dangerous?
It is a natural phenomenon. These are activated carbon particles which form part of the filter blend. These molecules will not, in any case, adversely affect health. The granular activated carbon is manufactured from coconut shell. Like every product of a natural origin, coconut shells are characterized by a natural variability of structure. Finally, non-adhering, small activated carbon particles can pass, along with the water filtered at the bottom of the pot. The carbon particles within the filter cartridge are responsible for the removal of chemical impurities. The carbon used in the filter is natural and is similar to that used to treat indigestion.
How long can we store the filtered water?
It is important for the quality of the filtered water that the time from the moment of filtering the water to its use should not be longer than 12 hours. After this time, the water should be discarded (eg. water the flowers) and refill the water filter jug. During a break in use, the filter jug should be stored in a cool place or in the refrigerator, to avoid direct sunlight.
What to do if the filter does not let the water flow?
It happens that the mix will work incorrectly when the filtering compound is too tight. It causes the water flow to be slowed down or even to stop. If it happens, you should shake the filter vigorously. If that does not work, contact us and we will replace your filter with a new one.
Do the filters remove manganese and iron?
We do not offer filters which remove manganese and iron.
Do the filters completely remove minerals contained in the tap water?
During the filtration process tap water is purified from the substances which may impair its odor, taste and colour. Only the excess of salts responsible for scale is removed. In addition, the filter stops mechanical impurities: sand, rust and fine suspensions. Filtered water cannot be compared with distilled water, which is completely demineralized and is not suitable for drinking. The water still contains sodium and potassium. Dafi mineral Up and alkaline Up filters mineralize the water with extra magnesium and alkaline ions.
Is it worth filtering soft water?
Yes, if you mind the smell and taste (eg. Chlorine). We recommend a Dafi mineral Up filter, which softens water far less compared to the Standard filter. It doesn’t affect the sodium and potassium level, in addition it enriches the water with magnesium ions.
What is the difference between the filters and how to choose the best for me among Dafi Standard, mineral Up, alkaline Up and antiLime?
Go to the comparative table in the tab Dafi filters on our website.
What form of magnesium does the Mg+ filter add and in what quantity?
Filtered water contains magnesium ions mainly in the form of bicarbonate. The daily magnesium requirement for an adult human is approx. 300 mg/l. In one liter of water filtered through a pad Dafi Mg+ is on average approx. 30 mg/l magnesium. This is an average value, which means that it changes during the use of the filter and varies from 45 mg/l to 15 mg/l (approx. after 120 liters).
Can the water filtered by an mineral Up filter can be used in cooking?
Yes, the water does not lose the magnesium ions during cooking. The mineral Up filter reduces the hardness of tap water in a lesser way than the standard filter and, therefore, the hard water may still cause scale in our kettles, as with boiling tap water. If limescale in home appliances is not a problem for the user ofe the filter jug, they can freely boil filtered water. However, the mineral Up filter is dedicated to people who want to enrich their water with magnesium and benefit from its advantages immediately after filtering and without need of cooking.
How does the Alkaline Up filter work?
Using the Alkaline Up filter you obtain alkaline water. The filtration removes chlorine and substances which may interfere with the taste and smell. The water from the alkaline Up filter is mineralized and, therefore, as in the case of the magnesium mineral Up filter is not recommended for cooking. Daily drinking of alkaline water can raise the whole body pH. It can also enhance vitality, help provide a balanced diet and maintain the acid- balance of the body. Alkaline water is appreciated both in the Far East, the US and Europe. They have a long tradition of use in Japan and South Korea.
What to do when water does not flow through the filter?
If water does not flow through the filter, remove it from the jug, shake it and reinstall it. Occasionally, the filter mixture can be deaerated, which will be eliminated by shaking the filter.