Water is a precious commodity, much more than gold, an important element in the daily life of every human being, capable of generating life, of giving it continuity. We ourselves are made at 65% of water but too often this resource is polluted. Without entering into political and humanistic conversations, I conclude this brief introduction by telling you that sometimes even in your own home you are subject to micro water contamination, caused by calcium deposits but also to bacteria that could survive in the pipes. And then how to do it? Do we have to be slaves of buying bottled water? The solution is provided by Xiaomi, which through the subsidiary Viomi offers us the Viomi filter jug MH1Z L1 Super Filter Kettle (from now on we will call it Viomi L1), for which we thank Banggood to send the sample, store to which you can contact for the purchase of this product and future spare parts.
Initially proposed on the crowdfunding platform of the Chinese company, Viomi L1 comes in an elegant packaging in colored hardcover with the product shown in plain sight on the front, while on the sides we find the main features inherent to the carafe and the filter. A nice young lady (I think famous in China) immediately makes us want to drink a nice glass of water. Inside the sales box we find our Viomi L1, the filter sealed inside a plastic bag, small brochure which lists the purifier series of the brand, Chinese-language user manual e charging cable USB with micro USB connection. You wonder why a charging cable? Well read on to discover the novelty that makes Viomi L1 intriguing.
The strength of the Viomi L1 filter jug is the implementation of a ultraviolet disinfection system, which further purifies the water in addition to what has already been done by the filter supplied. This UV system according to the company provides one defense against water impurities, such as the presence of chlorine, limestone and heavy metals (lead, mercury, copper, cadmium) but above all kills bacteria up to 99,99%, such as E.coli, salmonella, staffilococco aureo and shigella. The operation is very simple since once the water has been filtered just touch the button on the lower profile, and activate the UV lamp. It is also clear that the water is being purified as micro bubbles can be seen around the lamp coating, like when we boil water on the fire.
Automatically after 2 exact minutes the UV lamp will switch off preserving the battery charge. There are no sounds or buzzers at the end of the operation but honestly I do not consider them necessary as the extreme simplicity of use nullifies any further addition of contour elements. The lamp is powered by one battery from 940 mAh which is recharged via the supplied micro USB cable in about 1 now and promises one duration up to 40 sterilizations.
Viomi MH1Z L1 has a design that does not differ much from filtering carafes present on the market, with dimensions of X x 265 145,5 262 mm, weight of 1360 grams (including filter) and one capacity of 1,5 liters for the filter compartment while in total we reach a capacity of 3,5 liters. Materials are used ABS and AS that fully meet all the standards of food hygiene, as absent any trace of Bisphenol A (BPA). Completely transparent with the exception of the finishes of the handle, the cap and the battery module which are in glossy black color, while the filter holder compartment is in light blue color. A right mix of colors that gives a certain style to the Viomi L1, able to fully adapt to any style of furniture, both modern and retro. The handle is ergonomic and guarantees a firm and secure grip. But I would have preferred that the finishes were opaque because the glossy treatment is not very oleophobic, holding imprints and greased like a magnet.
But before moving to water disinfection, it passes first through a innovative filter able last up to 6 weeks (you can find the replacement filters always in the store Banggood which proposes a kit from 3 unit at the price of about 36 euro) and with superior filtering power compared to traditional cartridges thanks to ben 7 filter layers of activated carbon and resin. The Viomi MH1Z L1 filter also results effective against the elimination of odors as well as the elimination of the "heaviness" of tap water and turbidity. The innovation however also consists in the upper capsule which allows a greater water inlet flow which therefore will be all conveyed into the present inlets and then filtered.
It will therefore be sufficient to insert the water to be filtered into the upper part of the Viomi L1, ie into the cap, wait for it to pass through the filter and then activate the UV lamp and in just 5 minutes we will have a perfectly purified, healthy and light water. And there is no need to disassemble the cap as it has a practical on it hole with movable lid, which with the weight of the water will open making it slide inside. Also on the cover we also find a electronic indicator for filter replacement, which if necessary can be unhooked from its seat allowing a more thorough cleaning of the lid. Moreover we have the maximum comfort even when pouring the water contained inside the Viomi L1, thanks to a convenient spout also with mobile lid.
I honestly cannot give you a confirmation about the real purity of the water, even if before being marketed, Viomi MH1Z L1 has obtained significant certifications from accredited bodies and laboratories specialized in food analysis. What I can tell you is that the difference between a glass of tap water and the same water filtered with Viomi L1 is decidedly clear. Personally I never drank water from the tap at home, but I always bought packages at various supermarkets, contributing to terrestrial pollution. Honestly after trying Viomi's filter jug, I am seriously persuading to drink only water from home. Perhaps the initial expense will be high, but over time the actual cost will be amortized, also saving effort in carrying the weight of the heavy water packs, helping to preserve nature. In short, apart from these ecological considerations, I can say without a doubt that this product has convinced me, and that from today I can finally appreciate the quality of healthy and pure water. So if you also think like me don't get lost in a glass of water and visit the store Banggood to purchase the Viomi MH1Z L1 filtering jug.
A product that has certainly satiated my "thirst" for technology. Viomi MH1Z L1 is a filtering jug capable of sanitizing water through a UV lamp, killing 99,99% of bacteria. Pure water, healthy and light is the gift that this tech product of Viomi, subsidiary of Xiaomi, offers to all those users who make the purchase. The advice? Definitely yes, also because we could help to reduce pollution caused by bottled water in plastic.
- INNOVATIVE FILTER TO 7 LAYERS
- DISINFECTION SYSTEM BY UV LAMP
- YIELD OF THE FILTER
- SHINY FINISHES