Aussie drinking water is good, but as you may already know, many contaminants still lie in our water once it has reached the kitchen tap.
Some of these contaminants include:
- Heavy metals
Just to name a few.
Some of these contaminants slightly alter the taste, and others drastically ruin the taste of your food and drinks, especially chlorine and metals.
How Does Cooking With Filtered Water Make a Difference?
In a nutshell, cooking with filtered water allows you to keep the natural flavours of your food and drinks.
Chlorine has a pronounced taste and even small amounts significantly alter the taste of your food.
Heavy metals can leave a bitter, metallic taste in your water.
Coffee Tastes Better With Filtered Water
A cup of coffee consists of 98.75% water and 1.25% dissolved solids (ground coffee).
Many coffee lovers (and tea enthusiasts) prefer making espresso with filtered water, and reverse osmosis or distilled water is the most commonly used method as the right amount of minerals in the water allows for the notes and flavours of the coffee to shine.
Not too many minerals, not too little so the water is acidic.
Related: Best Water For Coffee
Baking Is Better With Filtered Water
When baking bread, your dough will rise higher due to filtered water due to the increased effectiveness of your yeast.
Yeast loves filtered water, and hates chlorine.
3 WAYS TO USE FILTERED WATER FOR COOKING
Our tap water no matter where it comes from is going to have chemicals and contaminants in it, so the best thing we can do is get rid of them using a water filter.
Here are the 3 most common options.
Benchtop or Under Sink Water Filter
The same cartridges will fit in the under sink water filter systems, and are fitted underneath the sink, with a faucet coming up through the countertop.
Benchtop Gravity Water Filters sit on top of the bench, table or anywhere you take it. It requires you to pour in water to the top tank, and the water trickles down through the cartridge and into the bottom tank with the natural force of gravity.
A Reverse Osmosis Water Filter uses a pump to push the unfiltered water through a semi-permeable membrane which removes all total dissolved solids from the water making it pure water.
Whole House Water Filter
A Whole House Water Filter is fitted the outside of your property, usually on the wall of the outside of your house. Whole House Water Filters removal all contaminants before the water enters the home so every water outlet flows with filtered water.
THE ABSOLUTE BEST WATER FOR COOKING IS FILTERED WATER
If you have any questions please contact us, we'd be delighted to help.