Under-sink water filters: Cooking with clean water

Water. It is an indispensable element in cooking. Nearly everything you prepare in the kitchen requires washing, soaking or cooking and all of these have one thing in common—water. Water is the hidden ingredient in much of our diet and can impact the way our food tastes and even influence our health.

What is water? We all know it as the clear substance that quenches our thirst. However, there is more than meets the eye. Water is a molecule composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. There are many additives and chemicals present in water that are potentially harmful to a human. Some of these include:

  • Chlorine
  • Heavy metals
  • Bacteria
  • Dirt
  • Rust
  • Viruses
  • Microplastic

Chemicals such as chlorine are added to water to kill bacteria, while the water flowing through pipes can pick up dirt, rust and other additional bacteria that can be harmful to your body.

When using water in the kitchen, many don’t think twice about using tap water. It has become second nature to turn on the tap to wash fruit and get water for boiling pasta. The water used in the kitchen can affect your cooking methods, the taste of your food  and your overall health.

So, you may be thinking. What is the solution? Under sink water filters remove all the nasty elements in your water, leaving you with healthier and tastier food. It is the safest, healthiest and most affordable way to ensure that your family is consuming the purest water available.

Although this may seem illogical, cooking with filtered water has several benefits. If you don’t believe us, keep reading to find out how under sink water filters can transform your cooking experience.

Why you should use filtered water in your cooking

It is hard to believe that water filters can make your food safer. Most of the time, we think bacterial organisms are destroyed by high temperatures when food is prepared. However, this is not necessarily the case. For bacteria to be killed, water must be at a rolling boil (100°C) for 1 minute. Most foods are not cooked for this duration at this temperature. This becomes increasingly difficult for people to achieve when the food they are cooking is not a pure liquid or does not need to be heated.

For example, if basil leaves are washed and then turned into pesto, bacteria in the water droplets from the washing could contaminate the pesto. Pesto is an uncooked pasta sauce, so in this case, how do you destroy the bacteria? The simplest solution is to use an under sink water filter. This way, the bacteria isn’t there to begin with.

Water filters may help improve the taste of everything you are cooking – even your tea and coffee. These filters remove chlorine, fine sediments and the overall hardness of the water caused by elements that contribute to an unpleasant metallic taste. For coffee machines, the quality of the water is important not only for taste, but for the maintenance of your machine. Without proper filtration of your water, your coffee machine could experience blocked pipe fittings, scale build-up in the group head and boiler and inefficiencies in heating and performance.

If your tap water has a foul smell, this can absorb into your fruits and vegetables and affect their taste. Starches like rice and pasta absorb water during their cooking process. Boiling starches in filtered water will prevent you from not only ingesting impurities but also tasting them.

Cooking is love made visible

Do you feel happy when you smell the aroma of freshly baked bread? Did you know that using filtered water can help improve the quality and taste of your freshly baked bread? Using filtered water can take your baking to the next level. This is because tap water has unfiltered minerals, including chlorine, calcium and magnesium. These minerals harm the rising qualities of the yeast, negatively affect the gluten structure of your dough and impede its fermentation process. Many restaurants are now using filtered water to eliminate the issue of half-risen loaves and distorted baked goods. Ensure that your hard-work pays off with a perfectly risen bread and choose under-sink water filters before your next baking project.

Embrace healthier eating with properly filtered water

Under sink water filters help you achieve healthier cooking not only by removing harmful substances, but by providing the purest water possible. Using filtered water during your cooking removes the contaminants which would have entered your system. Don’t be surprised if after using filtered water for a couple of weeks, you find that your digestion and gut health has improved. Unfiltered water contains chlorine and other chemicals which may upset the natural balance of gut bacteria. Research has shown that healthy filtered water can have a positive effect on the mucosal lining of the intestines, as well as aid in the balance of good bacteria in the gut.

Eat well, live well, be well

Using filtered water for your cooking will not only make your food taste better, but you may even notice a difference in the colour of your fresh produce and vegetables. Why is that? If you’ve noticed that your tomatoes are a muted red instead of the bright colour that you’re used to then, it may be because its colour is being bleached by the water’s chlorine content. Retain your fruits and vegetables’ healthy colours and avoid chlorine consumption by choosing under sink water filters for your family.

filtered water for your cooking

Are you ready to cook with the finest, healthiest and purest water? At VitaSmart we only offer the best under-sink water filter systems in Australia – guaranteeing great-tasting, pure and safe water.

Not only do we stock under sink water filters, but we also stock and recommend cartridges that will best work for the water filter you select. Our under sink water filters are simple and easy to assemble offering convenience and ease to your everyday life. If you are unsure about how to change the under sink water filter cartridge, visit our website for more information. We provide a step-by-step on how to install all of our cartridges.

Filtering your water is not difficult, especially when you choose VitaSmart. Many think that installing and using under-water filters and cartridges are difficult, convincing themselves that tap water is all they need.

For more information, contact us on 1300 910 499 or hello@vitasmart.com.au

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