Table of Contents
- 1 Best Water Purifiers in India 2020
- 1.1 HUL Pureit Advanced RO+MF 6 Stage 5L Water Purifier
- 1.2 Livpure Glo 7 litres RO+UV+Mineralizer Water Purifier
- 1.3 HUL Pureit Ultima Mineral RO+UV+MF 7 Stage 10 Litres Water Purifier
- 1.4 KENT New Grand 8 Litres RO+UV+UF+TDS Water Purifier
- 1.5 KENT Gold Optima 10 Litres Gravity Based Non-Electric Water Purifier
- 1.6 Blue Star Aristo RO+UV AR4BLAM01 7 Litre Water Purifier
- 1.7 Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Delight 7 litres RO+UV+MTDS Water Purifier
- 1.8 Ruby Economical RO+UV+TDS Controller Multi-Stage Water Purifier
- 1.9 R.K. Aqua Fresh India Swift 14 Stage Water Purifier
- 1.10 Eureka Forbes Aquasure 20 Litres Water Purifier
- 1.11 Prestige PSWP 2.0 Non-Electric Acrylic Water Purifier
- 1.12 TATA Swach Non-Electric Cristella Plus 18 Litres Gravity Based Water Purifier
- 1.13 AO Smith Z8 Green RO+SCMT 10 Litres Water Purifier
- 1.14 Havells Max 7 Litres RO+UV Water Purifier
- 2 Buying Guide for Water Purifiers in India 2020
- 3 How do Water Purifiers Work?
- 4 Types of Water Purifiers
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6 Our Verdict
Owing to the scarcity of potable water, water purifiers can now be seen in almost every household. But you would be highly mistaken to think that this was not the case in earlier times. The use of water filters to improve the safety of drinking or bathing water has been traced back to the earliest of civilizations!
With passing centuries and after tons of experiments in this field, we finally have our very own modern water filters and purifiers. But what separates these two? Water purifiers offer a greater degree of defence by removing not only waterborne protozoa and bacteria but also viruses, unlike water filters. Thus opting for a purifier to keep your family safe and healthy, is the wiser choice.
There are a variety of good quality water purifiers available in the market. As a consumer, you must select the most suitable among them, for your domestic use, to ensure safety and complete hygiene. The best model for you will depend upon the location of your house and also the type of water supplied.
But apart from these two variables, there are some basic specifications which you will have to keep in mind while selecting the one for yourself: make sure the model has at least the RO+UV technology, and the filter membrane of the purifier is of very high quality. It should have an in-built TDS controller and must be able to restore essential minerals back into the purified water.
If you select a reliable brand, chances are you will find water purifier models that will tick all these boxes, which makes it even more difficult to choose the perfect one. So we bring to you the latest (2020) reviews of the 14 best water purifiers in India. Read on, to set up your mind!
Best Water Purifiers in India 2020
HUL Pureit Advanced RO+MF 6 Stage 5L Water Purifier
Hindustan Unilever has been making RO water purifiers for quite some time now and they have proven to be very reliable.
The blue and white-coloured HUL Pureit Advanced is made up of non-toxic, food-grade engineered plastic and is of a compact size (42.2 x 38 x 16.6 cm), weighing about 5.8 kgs. Its storage tank can store 5 litres of purified water, which means, you can get purified water even when there’s a sudden shortage of electricity!
Pureit promises to deliver safe drinkable water with its advanced 6 stage purification technology using RO+MF. The impure water goes through a pre-sediment filter, a pre-RO carbon filter, a post-carbon sediment filter, a reverse osmosis membrane, microfiltration and finally a post-RO carbon filter to get rid of impurities and provide complete protection from all waterborne diseases.
This purifier’s TDS controller can turn hard water up to 1800ppm into clean soft water, with a purification capacity of 9-12 litres per hour. The 36 watts water purifier is a powerful one with an operative input voltage ranging between 100-300V ac. It has an input water temperature of about 10° C to 40° C.
One of the most notable services provided by this brand is their provision of free installation. If you live in a metropolitan area, Hindustan Unilever will contact you within 24 hours of delivery. In other areas, this might take up to 48 hours. The brand’s customer service cell is also an active one, in case you want help regarding any matter.
With regular use, there are chances that you might have to replace your filter after about 6 months. For every one litre of purified water, the HUL Pureit Advanced throws away about 650 ml of water. It is recommended that you install a booster pump with this model, to reduce this wastage.
The purifier sometimes makes a long drawn irritating noise while operating, but it usually wears off after the initial days.
- Product colour – white and blue
- Storage Capacity – 5 litres
- Product dimensions – 42.2 x 38 x 16.6 cm
- Product weight – 5.8 kg
- Power consumption – 36 watts
Livpure Glo 7 litres RO+UV+Mineralizer Water Purifier
The use of mineralizers in water purification technology is novel. It works on the basics of electrolysis of water and ionization. Mineralizers prove essential when it comes to balancing the pH level of purified water by adding necessary minerals into it.
The Livpure Glo 7 litres RO+UV+Mineralizer Water Purifier stands as a strong competitor of most other branded RO water purifiers. It features an advanced 6 stage purification process which not only consists of a RO membrane and a UV disinfection column but also a silver impregnated post-carbon filter and a mineralizer. This ensures that you get to drink safe purified water with a refreshing taste and smell.
Though the model is compact (29.5 x 26 x 50.5 cm), sleek and can easily be installed in a small kitchen, but it has a large storage tank of 7 litres, which means, you never have to worry about a shortage of drinking water.
The elegant design features a LED display, which has a power indicator, a purification indicator, and also an indicator that notifies you when the tank is full.
Livpure Glo is provided with a maximum TDS allowance of up to 2000ppm. It can purify about 12 litres of water in an hour and operates at a voltage of 24V DC. This water purifier is provided with a one-year warranty card, a user manual and an installation kit.
The Livpure Glo 7 litres RO+UV+Mineralizer Water Purifier runs smoothly and is economically priced. It is also easy to use and the brand has a free installation policy. Though Livpure delivers durable products, this model is prone to leakage over the years. They also offer customer service all year round, but reaching the customer service cell becomes a real task.
The Livpure Glo does not feature any means of reducing the waste of water. For every litre of purified water, the model produces about 650 ml of dirty water. It is recommended that you store this for other household purposes.
- Product colour – white
- Storage capacity – 7 litres
- Product dimensions – 29.5 x 26 x 50.5 cm
- Product weight – 7 kg
HUL Pureit Ultima Mineral RO+UV+MF 7 Stage 10 Litres Water Purifier
Most brands in India manufacture water purifiers with RO+UV technology. HUL Pureit Ultima brings to you another feature called Micro Filtration or MF. It uses a membrane which is larger than a regular RO membrane and helps in removing solid particles from the water. Thus with their new RO+UV+MF technology, HUL Pureit Ultima promises to deliver consumable water that is a 100% safe for your family.
This RO water purifier provides an advanced 7 stage water purification technology along with a GermKill cartridge that is capable of clearing 10 million germs from one litre of water. It has a mineral cartridge that enhances the taste of the purified water by adding essential minerals like calcium and magnesium into it. The process also ensures that there is no mixing up of impure and purified water inside the filter so that you can drink safe RO purified water always.
This RO+UV+MF water purifier weighs about 12.1 kgs, and it’s dimensions are – 31.1 x 36 x 48.5 cm. An interesting fact about this model is, you can not only mount it on a wall, but you can also use it as a tabletop water purifier.
The black-coloured, elegant, HUL Pureit Ultima is equipped with an excellent storage tank of 10 Litres. The powerful filter works at 60 watts and has a purification capacity of about 28 litres per hour. Thus, even if there is no electricity, you will always have water to drink! An added benefit is, the purifier works on the inverter as well.
This model can be used for TDS up to 2000ppm. It is advisable to check the TDS of your water source with a TDS meter, before buying any water purifier. This is provided with an installation kit and an external sediment filter. Based on the pressure conditions, you can purchase the Booster pump or Pressure Reducing Valve along with it.
As mentioned earlier, Hindustan Unilever provides free installation service in about 24 hours of the delivery of the product. It also has an active customer care number for all your queries. The maintenance cost of the product is a bit high. The filter needs to be replaced after about every six months.
- Product colour – black
- Storage capacity – 10 litres
- Product dimensions – 31.1 x 36 x 48.5 cm
- Product weight – 12.1 kg
- Power consumption – 60 watts
KENT New Grand 8 Litres RO+UV+UF+TDS Water Purifier
KENT is one of the most renowned brands of water purifier manufacturers in the present market. It is hugely popular and is provided with a promise to deliver reliable products. This brand is also the largest seller of best quality RO water purifiers in India. The KENT Grand offers a multi-stage purification technology using RO+UV+UF which is capable of removing the slightest of impurities from the water.
The impure water goes through 7 stages, namely- a sediment filter, an activated carbon filter, RO filtration that removes harmful contaminants like dissolved organic salts, and Ultra Filtration (UF) membrane that traps and removes macromolecules from the water, a TDS controller which ensures that the water is pure and enriched with minerals, UV filtration that uses an 11 watt UV lamp to deactivate the microorganisms present in the water and free it from germs, and lastly a post-carbon filter to enhance the taste of the water.
This 8 Litres RO water purifier consumes 60 watts of power and has a high purification capacity of 20 litres per hour. You can get an uninterrupted supply of purified water.
It weighs 9.4 kgs and is of a compact size (40 x 23 x 54cm). It has a white coloured food-grade plastic body with a transparent top through which you can view KENT’s patented Mineral RO technology and the in-built TDS controller.
KENT provides free installation and also a free 3 years service guarantee along with a one-year product warranty. KENT’s Save Water technology recovers more than 50% water as purified water and stores the rejected water in a separate tank, unlike other RO purifiers. In this way, you can put the rejected water to use.
The elegantly designed water purifier is also leakage proof. The high-end design technology used by KENT uses push-fit components that do not let water leak from the purifier. Thus, your kitchen will be clean at all times! KENT Grand also features a fully automatic operation with auto on/off technology to save power consumption.
- Product colour – white
- Storage capacity – 8 litres
- Product dimensions – 40 x 23 x 54 cm
- Product weight – 9.4 kg
- Power consumption – 60 watts
KENT Gold Optima 10 Litres Gravity Based Non-Electric Water Purifier
With changing times, people are trying to adopt a more natural way of life. Among other things, they are opting for chemical-free organically grown fruits and vegetables over the market produced ones. Keeping this in mind, KENT launched the KENT Gold Optima Gravity Based Water Purifier, that features a chemical-free water purification method!
KENT’s Ultra Filtration technology is very effective in removing minute impurities like dust or sand, along with waterborne disease-causing bacteria. It is also equipped to remove chemicals like chlorine from the impure water. The very small pores of the hollow fibre hydrophilic UF membrane present in this purifier can prohibit the movement of cysts as well.
Before passing through the UF membrane, the impure water first goes through a sediment filter which removes solid impurities from the water. The nanosilver carbon activated filter then removes the harmful chemicals and organic compounds. It also helps in removing the odor of the water.
This water filter stores water in two 5 litre storage units – one for raw water and another for purified water. It has a compact size (28 x 23 x 38.5 cm) with a weight of only 1.72 kgs, which makes it suitable for tabletops. The design is also an elegant one and you can get it in two colours- white or aqua blue.
The transparent body of the purifier is made of unbreakable ABS food-grade plastic which prevents leakage, as well as tampered edges. Its sturdy design ensures longevity.
One of the most remarkable features of the KENT Gold Optima is it’s zero electricity requirement. It works on the properties of gravity, with a purification capacity of 18 litres per hour, and hence you don’t have to worry about an increased electric bill. It is also equipped with a natural shut off mechanism which monitors the whole purification process and shuts it down when necessary.
This model of KENT is not suitable for water with a high TDS level, so it is recommended that you check your TDS level with a meter, before buying this product.
With regular use, you will have to change the UF membrane every 6 months, that is, after approximately 4000 litres of filtration. The sediment filter and the carbon filter also needs to be changed after about 3 months.
- Product colour – aqua blue and white
- Storage capacity – 10 litres
- Product dimensions – 28 x 23 x 38.5 cm
- Product weight – 1.72 kg
- Power consumption – Does not require electricity
Blue Star Aristo RO+UV AR4BLAM01 7 Litre Water Purifier
This high-quality water purifier with a very stylish and elegant appearance for your modular kitchen, then the Blue Star Aristo is definitely one you should consider looking into.
This black coloured 8 kgs RO water purifier, made of durable food-grade plastic, has a compact design with the following dimensions: 34.2 x 20.5 x 45 cm. It has a 7 litres storage tank which ensures that you never run out of purified potable water.
The Blue Star Aristo has a 6 stage purification process. The pre sediment filter removes the sediments like sand, dust, and rust flakes from the water. The pre carbon filter enhances the taste of the water by eliminating the odour-causing contaminants. The sediment filter then cleans the water once again, before passing it through the RO membrane. This membrane is capable of removing TDS up to 96%. The fifth stage consists of a post-RO copper impregnated activated carbon filter which has antibacterial properties. The water is then exposed to the UV rays of a strong UV bulb which makes the water 100% microbe-free.
This purifier is furnished with useful indicators as well. The Purification Indicator notifies you whenever the process of water purification is on. There is also a Low-Pressure Indicator which will help you detect the pressure of the water. Whenever the storage tank gets filled, the Full Tank Indicator will inform you. The UV Fail Alert feature of the Blue Star Aristo is very effective as it alerts you whenever the UV blub inside the purifier malfunctions.
Blue Star also provides you with some helpful additional features. It possesses a Child Lock button that checks unnecessary wastage of water. It also has an Aqua Taste Booster or ATB that helps in maintaining the pH balance of water, and in turn, enhances its taste.
This purifier consumes a minimal power of 36 watts and can purify up to 12 litres of water per hour.
Though the Blue Star Aristo ticks many positive boxes and is indeed one of the best RO water purifiers in India, it lacks a filter change indicator. Thus you need to service it regularly to keep a check on the condition of the filter.
- Product colour – black
- Storage capacity – 7 litres
- Product dimensions – 34.2 x 20.5 x 45 cm
- Product weight – 8 kg
- Power consumption – 36 watts
Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Delight 7 litres RO+UV+MTDS Water Purifier
Eureka Forbes is one of the most recognized and trusted manufacturers of RO water purifiers. They promise to deliver state-of-the-art products that are authentic and highly reliable. From the house of Aquaguard, they have launched the Aquasure Delight which features a dual RO+UV+MTDS technology which serves you a 100% safe drinking water.
Its multi-stage purification technology works in the following fashion-
The filter first removes the dirt and dust suspended in the water. The Chemi Block feature removes the unpleasant taste and smell by checking the excess chlorine and other absorbed organic impurities. You can then adjust the taste of the water by using the Taste Adjuster or MTDS.
The water then passes through the RO membrane that blocks the heavy metals like arsenic and lead. It also efficiently kills harmful bacteria and viruses. It is also capable of softening hard water. The Mineral Cartridge is then responsible for balancing the pH level of the water and enhancing its taste. It also adds the necessary minerals back into the purified water. To ensure that the water you drink is 100% safe and pure, it is lastly passed through a UV chamber.
The 5.9 kgs Aquasure Delight is sleek and compact (30.8 x 21.7 x 41.2 cm). The black-coloured body made from high quality, ABS food graded plastic, is sturdy, durable, and also heat resistant. You also have the option of either mounting it on the wall or using it as a tabletop water purifier. This helps the product to blend in with your modern kitchen and give it an edgy look.
Aquasure features smart LED indicators that notify you when the purifier is on, when the tank is full or when the purification process starts. These LEDs are quite bright, which makes it easier for you to notice them even in the dark.
This sleek model consists of a large storage tank of 7 litres. It works on 230 watts of power and has an operating input voltage ranging between 150 – 270 V.
The motor sometimes produces an irritating sound and if the installation is not done properly, it might lead to leakage.
- Product colour – white and Black
- Storage capacity – 7 litres
- Product dimensions – 30.8 x 21.7 x 41.2 cm
- Product weight – 5.9 kg
- Power consumption – 230 watts
Ruby Economical RO+UV+TDS Controller Multi-Stage Water Purifier
Are you looking for a good quality RO+UV water purifier, but are on a short budget? Then you have nothing to worry about! The Ruby Economical RO+UV+TDS Controller Multi-Stage Water Purifier is just the right choice for you.
It contains a huge storage tank that can hold up to 12 litres of purified water. Despite having such a large storage tank, the water purifier appears to be very compact from the outside. It has the following dimensions- 50.5 x 21 x 41.5 cm and weighs just about 9.37 kgs.
Ruby Economical has a 6 stage purification process that makes sure that you get to drink the best quality RO purified water. The pre-filter removes large-sized solid contaminants. The 1-micron sediment filter removes the remaining dirt in the water. The activated carbon filter then eliminates odour and odd colouration causing dissolved organic substances. The Reverse Osmosis membrane is capable of removing all hard water contaminants. This may include the various pesticides, and other chemicals like Lead, Mercury, Fluoride, Magnesium, Nitrate, Chromium, etc. The post-carbon filter kills all bacteria and enhances the quality of the water. Lastly, the water is passed through Ultra Violet rays that make the water 100% safe.
Thus with this water purifier, you get one of the best RO purified drinking water that contains no off taste or smell or colouration.
The elegant product has a transparent top and an opaque body. This allows you to view a part of the production process and make sure that nothing malfunctions.
Ruby Economical works on an input voltage of 180 to 280 V AC and has a maximum inlet water pressure of 3 kg/cm sq. It can purify up to 75 litres of water in a day. So you will never have to worry about water shortage in your home.
This is one of the cheapest RO+UV+TDS Water purifiers, but it does not offer you free installation. The installation charge is about Rs. 300 – 500, depending upon your location. The yearly maintenance cost is comparatively low, about Rs. 1500 – 2500. Thus, without doubt, Ruby Economical, as the name suggests, is the most economical RO water purifier.
- Product colour – transparent and white
- Storage capacity – 12 litres
- Product dimensions – 50.5 x 21 x 41.5 cm
- Product weight – 9.37 kg
R.K. Aqua Fresh India Swift 14 Stage Water Purifier
R.K. Aqua Fresh is a leading brand in UV water purification technology. It has manufactured water purifiers that are best suited for domestic purposes. These purifiers meet the water quality requisites and are gradually gaining popularity.
It gives you 100% safe, clean and pure drinking water with an enhanced taste and no odour.
This water purifier has an award-winning, eye-catching design. It has a transparent cover and white-coloured opaque body. It features a water level indicator so that you can refill the system when the water level goes down.
The R.K. Aqua Fresh has a 14 stage water purification process with not only the best RO+UV technology but also Ultra Filtration, a Mineral Cartridge, an iron remover and a TDS adjuster. This allows you to adjust the taste of the water as per your preference and still ensure that it is perfectly purified. The good quality RO+ UV technology is capable of eliminating all harmful viruses, bacteria and microbes.
This compact (21 x 23 x 51 cm) design, features a 15 litres storage tank, but still manages to weigh just about 7 kgs. With such huge storage capacity, you can bid farewell to all your domestic water supply worries.
The purifier requires 220 watts of power to function properly and an input voltage of 24 V. It has a water purification capacity of 10 litres per hour and features an auto shut off technology. This keeps the water wastage in check. It also features an auto-monitoring system that observes the quality of the water.
The product is prone to leakage, and the quality of the plastic reduces over time. With regular usage, the purification capacity of the RO purifier also takes a back seat. One important issue is, the customer service of the company is not as good as that of the other brands. Also, it provides installation service only in a few particular areas.
- Product colour – white with a transparent cover
- Storage capacity – 15 litres
- Product dimensions – 21 x 23 x 51 cm
- Product weight – 7 kg
- Power consumption – 220 watts
Eureka Forbes Aquasure 20 Litres Water Purifier
When it comes to Eureka Forbes Ltd., the brand name itself is enough to give us a sense of reliance. You can blindly trust them because they deliver one of the best water purifiers in India. Their prices are reasonable because their features are remarkable. This time, Eureka Forbes came up with a non-electric water purifier that promises to deliver safe and pure drinking water to even those Indian households where power supply is still not stable.
The Aquasure Amrit is very sleek and has a blue coloured semi-transparent food-grade, engineering plastic body which gives it a very elegant look. It is a tabletop water purifier of compact size (23 x 56 x 33.5 cm), with a storage capacity of 20 litres, which takes care of your daily water consumption needs. The best part of this purifier is that it requires absolutely no electricity or running water to operate, and its purification process makes water 100% chemical-free.
This gravity-based water purifier features a 3 stage purification process. It has a pre-filter or microfiber mesh that removes all physically visible impurities from the water. The activated carbon trap then eliminates all chemical impurities and effectively removes odour, odd taste and discolouration causing organic compounds from the water. Then the Kitanu Magnet Cartridge, a patented filter of Eureka Forbes, comes into play. It has more than 100 crores of optimally charged active sites, that are very capable of removing all waterborne disease-causing viruses, cysts, bacteria and other microorganisms, so you can get safe drinking water each time.
It has a Natural Shut Off system that monitors the purification process and shuts it down after use. Also, once the cartridge life is over, this feature notifies you by stopping the entire purification procedure.
Each of the two cartridges has a life of about 750 litres of water, which requires to be changed after every 4 months. To avoid overflow, keep checking the bottom chamber. If it is filled, then do not fill the topmost chamber as well.
Since this purifier does not use RO+UV technology, hence it becomes difficult to change the TDS of the water supplied to you. The magnet used for purification also tends choking easily, thus regular maintenance is required.
- Product colour – blue
- Storage capacity – 20 litres
- Product dimensions – 23 x 56 x 33.5 cm
- Product weight – 2.71 kg
- Power consumption – Does not require electricity
Prestige PSWP 2.0 Non-Electric Acrylic Water Purifier
We generally associate Prestige with cookwares, but it also offers a range of water purifiers that are budget-friendly, durable and trustworthy.
The Prestige PSWP 2.0 Acrylic Water Purifier does not run on electric power. Thus, whether or not you have a stable supply of electricity, you will always have access to safe drinking water.
It has a huge storage tank of 18 litres- 9 litres for raw water and another 9 litres for filtered water. It can purify up to 8 litres of water per hour, so it can meet the water requirements of your family.
PSWP 2.0’s gravity-based water purifying mechanism consists of 2 stages-
- A non-woven cloth pre-filter, with exceptional dirt holding capacity, removes solid impurities from the water.
- A FACT (Fabrillated Adsorbent Cellulose Technology) filter cartridge then removes all kinds of harmful microorganisms. It can remove up to 99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, 99.99% of viruses, and 99.95% of cysts. This step also does away with bad smell and improves the taste of the drinking water.
This chemical-free process of water purification provides you with 100% safe and pure drinking water.
The Prestige Acrylic Purifier has an attractive transparent food-grade plastic body that adheres to the IS9845:1998 standard. The transparent body allows you to monitor the working of the filter and makes it easy to detect any internal damage. It is a tabletop model weighing about 3 kgs and has a manageable size that you can keep in your kitchen.
The Prestige PSWP 2.0 requires regular maintenance, or it might not give the optimum results.
The cartridge of this purifier needs to be replaced every 6 months to maintain the quality of the purified water. You must use only cold water.
It is best to not keep the purified water in the storage tank for more than 2 days. Also, the pre-filter needs to be cleaned every 15 days.
Keeping the purifier under direct sunlight can promote the growth of algae and also damage the plastic body, so it is recommended that you keep it in a cool place.
- Product colour – transparent
- Storage capacity – 18 litres- 9 for raw water and 9 for purified water
- Product dimensions – 14 x 13 x 13 cm
- Product weight – 3 kg
- Power consumption – No electricity required
TATA Swach Non-Electric Cristella Plus 18 Litres Gravity Based Water Purifier
For a long time now, TATA products have been a staple in almost every Indian household. Starting from salt to kitchen utensils and now water purifiers, TATA has it all.
The TATA Swach Cristella Plus is a gravity-based water purifier, which means, it requires no electricity to operate.
It has a storage tank that can hold up to 18 litres of water and has a filtration capacity of 2 litres per hour. This ensures that you never have to run out of clean and safe drinking water.
The blue-coloured food-grade plastic body is not only sturdy but also scratch-resistant. It also is provided with a Filter Life indicator that notifies you when the filter needs to be changed. These filters have a long life of about 3000 litres of water.
This water purifier has an Auto Shut Off system that stops the water flow the moment the life of the patented TATA Swach Blub is over.
The TATA Swach Cristella Plus uses a reliable and patented micro-mesh filter which is capable of removing 100 crore waterborne bacteria and 1 crore waterborne viruses from just one litre of impure water. This makes it one of the best non-electric water purifiers in India.
One of the useful benefits of purchasing the Cristella Plus is that it requires no installation and can just be placed on any plane surface, preferably a table or a countertop. Assembling the parts is very easy.
To maintain the purifier, it needs to clean almost every week. With regular use, it becomes prone to leakage.
- Product colour – blue
- Storage capacity – 18 litres
- Product dimensions – 13 x 12 x 15 cm
- Product weight – 2.1 kg
- Power consumption – Does not require electricity
AO Smith Z8 Green RO+SCMT 10 Litres Water Purifier
AO Smith has a reputation for delivering top quality dependable products with a long life. It is one of the largest brands of water heater manufacturer and recently has launched its Z8 range of RO water purifiers that are among the best of the lot.
The 8 stage purification process of AO Smith Z8 ensures 100% safe and pure drinking water. The water passes through several filters that are capable of turning the impure water into baby-safe water.
These stages include a pre-filter, a sediment filter, a carbon block, an Advanced Recovery Technology MAX, a patented Side Stream. RO membrane, a mineralizer, and finally a ZX double protection dual filter.
The company’s patented ARTTM MAX is responsible for reduced water wastage. It can save 2 times more water than any ordinary RO water purifier.
The Mineralizer used in the purification process enhances the taste of the water by adding necessary minerals into it and ensuring that the pH level of the water is balanced.
This RO water purifier has an ultra-modern design which can add glamour to any kitchen. Despite its sleek appearance, it can hold up to 10 litres of water and you can either mount it on the wall or use it as a tabletop water purifier.
It features an Advance Alert System that alerts you beforehand if the filters or the RO membrane need to be changed. It also has an interesting Night Assist feature, which makes AO Smith Z8 India’s first RO water purifier with a glow effect that is visible even in the dark.
The AO Smith water purifier is capable of treating water with a TDS level up to 2000ppm. If the TDS level of water in your locality exceeds the 2000ppm limit, then the RO membrane and the other filters decay faster.
One of the best features of this RO water purifier is that it can supply you with clean and safe hot water just with the press of a button. You can choose a temperature between 45°C and 80°C, which makes the water suitable for making hot beverages and also preparing baby food.
- Product colour – black and green
- Storage capacity – 10 litres
- Product dimensions – 36.9 x 32.6 x 48.2 cm
- Product weight – 15.2 kg
- Power consumption – 60 watts
Havells Max 7 Litres RO+UV Water Purifier
Havells is among the fastest-growing electrical appliances manufacturer in India. It manufactures everything, starting from electric switchboards to water heaters or geysers. Havells also has a wide range of affordable and top quality RO water purifiers that are among the best in India.
The very first thing about the Havells Max 7 litres RO+UV water purifier that catches our attention is the unique futuristic design. It is the only water purifier range in India that can be placed on a tabletop or mounted on a straight wall, or even in a corner. The vibrant colour combination of white and sea green gives the model a stylish and classy edge that can brighten up any kitchen.
This compact design holds a 7 litres storage tank and the purifier has a purification rate of 15 litres per hour. This ensures that you never have to run out of drinking water.
It has an effective and powerful 7 stage water purification process which makes sure that the water you drink is 100% clean and safe.
- The water first flows through the sediment cartridge which removes suspended solid impurities like sand, dirt and dust in the water.
- The activated carbon cartridge then removes all dissolved organic impurities and also odour-causing chemicals like chlorine.
- The RO membrane is capable of removing all harmful heavy metals like lead and arsenic.
- The Germicidal UV technology used here frees the water from organic impurities and disinfects it.
- The company’s patented Mineralz Cartridge betters the taste of the water, eliminates the bad smell and balances the pH level. It also adds the essential minerals back into the water.
- The silver-impregnated taste enhancer removes volatile organic compounds and just as the name suggests, enhances the taste. This stage also gives a sparkling texture to the water.
- Lastly, the Revitalizer Cartridge improves the hydration and mineral absorption capability of the water, making the water even healthier.
The Havells Max has an Advance Alert feature that notifies you in advance about malfunctions in UV or SV or pump failure. It also has indicators for ongoing purification process and a tank full and an alert for self-diagnostic.
This model also has a removable tank. This helps in cleaning purposes.
Havells offers free installation for its water purifiers. It also gives you the benefits of free servicing for a certain period. The filters of this RO water purifier needs to be changed after every 6 months to maintain the quality of the water.
- Product colour – white and sea green
- Storage capacity – 7 litres
- Product dimensions – 27.3 x 38.2 49 cm
- Product weight – 10.4 kg
Buying Guide for Water Purifiers in India 2020
Water purifiers come in all shapes and sizes. Choosing one from the variety of options available is quite confusing. You need to keep in mind a lot of factors while finding the purifier which is the most suitable one for you.
Size of the purifier
You can get water purifiers in different sizes. You can get purifiers that are as small as a school bag and even ones that are as long as a short fridge. Depending on the place where you want to keep the purifier, you will have to select one. There are tabletop as well as wall mounting purifiers. You also get ones that can be used in both ways.
Most purifiers can be mounted on straight walls, but now a few brands have started manufacturing purifiers that can be fitted in any corner. This helps in saving space and are very convenient. If you are interested in wall mounting water purifiers, then you also have to look into its weight. Thinner walls might not be able to support very heavy ones. The weight of domestic water purifiers start from about 1.5 or 2 kgs and can go up to 20 kgs.
Storage and purification capacity
Storage capacity is a factor that you should check out before setting your eye on any particular water purifier. In some purifiers, some tanks can hold up to 20 litres of water, and some others have a lower capacity. The size of the storage tank goes hand-in-hand with the purification capacity (that is, the quantity of water the filter can purify per hour) of the water purifier.
If you opt for a purifier with a small storage tank, make sure it has a good purification capacity, or else, it will take time to refill the tank. On the other hand, if you purchase a purifier with a big storage tank and a high purification capacity, then wastage of water will increase because you should not be keeping filtered water in the tank for more than 2 days. So opting for a purifier with a storage tank between 7 to 10 litres, and purification capacity of about 8-10 litres/ hour will be beneficial for a family of 4-6 members.
This is another important factor to keep in mind. Specific brands have patented technologies that they use in the purification process. You need to choose one depending upon the quality of the water supplied to your house.
With the increasing use of harmful chemicals in almost every work of life, we recommend you use a purifier that features a RO membrane which helps eliminate them. Most of the good brands use advanced RO+UV technology which is even more efficient.
If your goal is to make sure that your family drinks 100% clean, safe and healthy water then opt for a water purifier that consists of a mineralizer along with RO+UV technology. After a thorough cleaning of the impure water, the mineralizer adds essential minerals back into the water, making the water healthier and rich in minerals.
Selecting a purifier with mineralised helps in reducing the health risk of your family members because, with each glass of water, they intake minerals that are necessary for maintaining their health.
Check the TDS level of water
Before you purchase any water purifier, you need to know the TDS level of the water supplied to your house. TDS or Total Dissolved Solids are the inorganic salts and other organic impurities that remain dissolved in water.
The level of TDS changes with the source of water. In some places it is high, in other places it is low. Each purifier is capable of controlling the TDS of up to a specific level. If the water supplied to your house has a high TDS content, it is recommended that you get a purifier that can check TDS up to 2000ppm.
Filter and cartridge life
When you invest in good quality and high-end water purifier, it is obvious that want a product that lasts for a long time. In the case of water purifiers, the first thing that starts decaying is the filters and cartridges. So before buying make sure that they last for at least 1500 litres.
Do not go for water purifiers that are very cheap. Most cheap purifiers have a high maintenance cost because you have to keep changing and reinstalling the filters and membranes inside it.
Many water purifiers consume a lot of power to operate. On the other hand, you also have purifiers that do not need any electricity to function. And of course, there are many in between! So depending on how much of an increased electric bill you want to pay, decide on a water purifier.
When you are satisfied with every other aspect of a product, it is most likely that you want you will be looking for a reasonable price. Make sure that the purifier you have your eye on, gives a good value for money, and is worth the price you are paying. It is also essential that you compare the price with other products in the same range.
How do Water Purifiers Work?
With increasing levels of water pollution, it is becoming really tough to get healthy drinking water. This is precisely why every Indian household nowadays relies on water purifiers. They are responsible for purifying, cleaning and processing the raw impure water before you drink it.
You can get various types of water purifiers, but their basic aim is to deliver 100% clean and healthy drinking water to your family. Water purifiers also make the water safer by removing all kinds of harmful microorganisms that can cause waterborne diseases like typhoid, cholera and others.
Each of the brands has its very own patented process or purifying water, which is unique. But these innovative purification technologies are basically a restructured version of the age-old water purification process that removes suspended solids, harmful chemicals, organic impurities, gases and other undesirable contaminants from the raw and impure water, to make it fit for drinking.
This basic structure consists of sedimentation to get rid of suspended impurities, filtration through activated carbon cartridges to remove harmful chemicals, a stage of disinfection that eliminates all bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms from the water, carbon filters and a reverse osmosis membrane that let only clean water flow through their membranes, and finally storing of the purified water.
No matter which branded RO water purifier you opt for, each of them will compulsorily have these stages.
Then why should the price of each product be different? It is mainly because of the quality of the carbon filters and the RO membranes used. Most high-quality purifiers use UV filtration to disinfect the water. Along with these stages, some brands add a mineral cartridge to make the water healthier.
This cartridge infuses essential minerals back into the water. Some carbon filters are capable of changing the taste of the water by balancing the pH levels in it. Thus, some purifiers that use them, allow you to set a desirable taste.
A few water purifiers come with indicators that help you monitor this whole process and they even alert you if any of the internal appliances seem to be malfunctioning.
Types of Water Purifiers
Modern-day water purifiers can be classified into a few types:
Electric Water Purifiers
This is the most common type of water purifier available in the market. They need a stable connection of electricity to function properly. Most of the advanced features of a water purifier are put to use here. They hardly need any manual assistance since their processes are automated.
They can support the use of RO+UV technology and also a TDS controller which you can adjust. Good quality RO water purifiers also have a feature used for reducing the wastage of water. Thus they are environment friendly as well. The electric water purifiers also come with smart LED indicators that alert you about filter changes and lets you monitor the filtration process.
A major advantage of electric water purifiers is their ability to detect any malfunctioning in the purification process and immediately stop the water flow. This ensures, that you never have to drink impure water. One important thing about electric water purifiers is that they require a source of running water to start the process of purification.
Non-Electric Gravity Based Water Purifiers
You can also opt for non-electric water purifiers for your home if you are not interested to pay extra electricity bills! These types of water purifiers are designed to produce a 100% chemical-free drinking water. These purifiers are gravity-based which means, their storage unit is divided into two parts- the upper portion for raw water and the bottom portion for purified water.
Most gravity-based water purifiers do not support RO+UV technology which is why many customers prefer electric ones over them. Moreover, these non-electric water purifiers are not suitable for water with a high TDS level. If the water you receive in your locality from the municipality has a high TDS content and is chemically charged, we recommend you to go for an electric water purifier.
Wall Mounting Water Purifiers
In order to save space in your kitchen, wall mounting water purifiers are the best choice. They come in compact shape and size and can fit perfectly. These require proper installation, lack of which might cause leakage problems. They are mostly placed over sinks, that allows the dirty water to flow through or be contained in any vessel for later use.
Table Top Water Purifiers
Tabletop water purifiers are mostly gravity-based, which means neither do they require a constant source of electricity or running water. Assembling the parts of these types of purifiers are comparatively easy and it hardly requires a formal installation.
Though you get sleek tabletop water purifiers, they really cannot be compared with the ultra-modern designs of the wall mounting ones. But presently, many brands like Hindustan Unilever, Havells and others have launched water purifiers that have a flexible installation. That is, they can be used as either a wall mounting purifier or a table/countertop one.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to use water purifiers?
Once your water purifier is installed and connected to the main power, using it after that, hardly needs a manual. If you are not comfortable about calling unknown technicians to help you with your installation, you should opt for brands that give free installation services.
Hindustan Unilever gives prompt service. It sends experienced and trustworthy technicians who after installing, guide you through the workings of the purifier and lets you clear all your doubts. Moreover, you get this service in just 24 hours of the delivery of the product. There are also other brands like KENT, TATA, Eureka Forbes and others that give you free installation service.
How to maintain your RO water purifier?
Most water purifiers need thorough maintenance. You should always opt for water purifiers that have a long filter life. There are some good quality purifiers whose filters and cartridges have to be changed every 6 months.
This is the most convenient time period. You also get low range water purifiers like those of Prestige PSWP 2.0 that needs a filter cleaning every 15 days.
Can electric water purifiers also work without electricity?
Essentially, no. But once the purification process is over, you can get clean and safe drinking water stored in the storage tank, without electricity as well.
Can you adjust the taste of water?
Yes. This is one of the major advantages of high-quality water purifier manufacturing brands like AO Smith, Eureka Forbes, Blue Star, KENT, HUL and others.
They come with taste adjusters that let you choose the desired taste of water while keeping the water safe and healthy.
Once you go through the list of water purifiers that we mentioned above, you will realise that each of them is high quality, reliable and trustworthy purifiers.
But even among them, you have categories you can choose from.
If one is searching for a wall mounting electric water purifiers that work for water high TDS content, has taste enhancers, give you 100% safe and healthy drinking water and have good filter life, you can choose the Eureka Forbes Aquasure from Aquaguard Delight 7 litres RO+UV+MTDS Water Purifier. This is one of the best RO+UV water purifiers available in India and is perfect for a family of four to six members.
If sleek design and elegant look is an important factor to use, then you can go for either of the two- AO Smith Z8 Green RO+SCMT 10 Litres Water Purifier or Havells Max 7 Litres RO+UV Water Purifier. They come with all the benefits of top-class water purifiers, along with ultra-modern designs. The Havells Max is the only range of water purifiers in India that can be mounted in the corner of the kitchen.
You can also select a non-electric gravity-based water purifier that gives you 100% chemical-free drinking water. For this purpose, the TATA Swach Non-Electric Cristella Plus 18 Litres Gravity Based Water Purifier is the best choice.
Almost all of these water purifiers come with manuals and user guides. It is advised that you give it a thorough reading before using the product.