Drinking clean water is as important as maintaining hygiene level in your surroundings. Our Ayurveda suggests that drinks four to six liter clean water every day can alone reduce health hazard by 40 percent. To help you buy the best drinking water purifier below 8000 Rupees, we are reviewing here four good quality purifiers from popular brands. Read also Pureit Mineral Classic RO – Budget RO Water Purifier for Small Families.
7-Litre UV Water Purifier Kent Maxx
Do not get caught by its tagline that says it is the only UV purifier with storage tank in India. Well, the Kent is not cheating with you, but the fact is that the Maxx 7-Litre UV Water Purifier itself was launched in the year 2012. Since then the whole world has changed take your phone for example. Now many other brands are offering UV water purifiers with storage tanks, but for the time being we will only discuss this purifier.
Even after 3 years since its launch, the Kent Maxx 7-Litre UV Water Purifier still has a reputation in the market. One reason might be its affordability as you can easily get it for a price of 7,750INR.
Design: The greatest advantage of having this filter is its transparent tank because of which you can easily see if the water that you are about to drink is clean or not. Next comes its flexibility, you can mount it on a wall or put it on a table. The design is also not behind any other purifier, vertical cuts on the sides make it look slim. However, this purifier is a little heavy and weighs about 6.1 KG.
Purification performance: The UV and UF filtration technology make this purifier best suited for the households getting water from municipal sources. The 0.1 micron thin pores of the UF chamber only allow the water along with necessary minerals to get passed through. The UV chamber, on the other hand, kills all the bacteria and cysts from the water making it as clean as it can be.
In addition, the purifier also features a dedicated sediment filter and an activated carbon section. However, the purification efficiency of this filter is of no use in the case of hard water because the UF technology is not capable of cleaning water of high TDS level.
Automatic Purification Features of this Kent Water Purifier
The Kent Maxx 7-Litre UV Water Purifier can purify up to one liter of water every minute (about 60 liters every hour). The purified water gets stored in the seven liter storage tank. When the storage tank gets 100 per cent filled with water the auto-off feature stops the purification process.
It also features an auto-start feature that automatically starts the purification process once the water is drawn from the storage tank. These two smart features (auto-off and auto-on) make the whole operation fully automatic. Moreover, the storage tank is detachable that ensures easy cleaning.
The purifier body is made from ABS material that ensures long durability. All the parts of the filter are leak free that means no matter what happens the water will always remain contamination free.
It also features a built-in SMPS that prevents any damage that can happen because of power fluctuation. The power range that this purifier supports is 160-300V. There are only two LED notification lights at the front which only show about the power and filtration status.
You also get one year of onsite warranty from the manufacturer that includes all the cost of parts and labor.
- UV and UF filtration technology make this purifier great for purifying soft water
- Features a transparent storage tank that enables user to see if the water is clean or not
- 11W UV lamp ensures deactivation of all the bacteria and cysts
- The purifier can filter up to 60 liters of water every hour
- No RO technology
- Gets a little heavy at 6.1KG
- No LED notification to inform about filter change
|Features||Filter Change, UV Fail Alarm|
|Installation||Wall Mount, Counter Top|
|Filtration Capacity||60 Liter/hr|
|Membrane Type||0.1 Micron|
Eureka Forbes Aquasure Smart UV Purifier
When we think of water purifiers the name that is sure to come up is ‘Eureka Forbes’. In India, many customers rely on Eureka purifiers for safe and clean drinking water. Its products are affordable, full of features and ergonomically designed. As we have started talking about ergonomics here, so it would be worth to discuss the Forbes Aquasure Smart UV Water Purifier that attracts almost everyone on the first look. It is as compact as a purifier can be and features a great design with many useful functions. Also, you will not have to empty your pockets to get it as it is available for an affordable price of 6529 INR.
Design: If you will ask me to describe the look of this water purifier in one word, then I would answer by saying “unmatchable”. It is just 170 mm in thickness and weighs only 4.1KG, this all makes it so compact that you would want to take it to your weekend spot, but certainly that is not a possibility. It can fit in any corner of your kitchen and you would not even need extra space to collect the water as the purifier itself features a water collection shelf.
Purification performance of this Smart Water Purifier
No offense, but the first thing needed to be mentioned here is that this purifier cannot purify hard water. The reason behind it is the absence of RO technology that removes the dissolved compounds and makes the water odorless. But do not lose hope as there are many other affordable RO-UF purifiers available in the market.
Coming to the Eureka Forbes Aquasure Smart UV Water Purifier, it has a three stage purification system. In the first stage the water passes through the sediment filter that removes all the visible and suspended compounds from it. In the next stage, the activated carbon filter removes the dissolved chemicals from the water and makes it odorless. The final stage is of UV filtration in which an 8W lamp radiates UV rays on the water thereby killing all the bacteria and cysts. You can say that 8W might not be enough to kill all the disease causing bacteria and you might be right also. However, Eureka has put a smart sensing mechanism in this purifier that ensures optimal use of the UV lamp by changing the intensity according to the level of purification needed.
Remarkably this purifier can purify up to 2 liters of water every minute, meaning you can get 60 liters of purified water every hour. But this figure may change depending on the inlet water pressure and filter quality.
There are three notification LEDs at the front to help the user in case some damage happens inside the purifier. This purifier also features a built-in voltage stabilizer that prevents power fluctuation damages.
Moreover, you get one year of warranty on this product from the manufacturer. But this warranty only covers the defects caused by normal conditions.
- Slim and premium design
- It can purify up to 2 liters of water every minute
- The filter has a life cycle of 5000 liters
- Features UV sensing mechanism for optimal use of UV lamp
- Supports a wide range of power input because of the in-built voltage stabilizer
- Can only filter soft water as it does not feature RO section
- Not suitable for people who want big storage tank attached with the purifier
|Purification Method||Three-Stage with UV|
|TDS Levels||1-2000 (mg/l) PPM|
|Installation||Table Top, Wall Mount|
|Filter Life||5000 Liter|
|Extra||Inbuilt Voltage Stabilizer|
|Brand Commitment||Installation and Demo free of cost|
Panasonic TKCS43-DAJ UV 25-Watt Water Purifier
Purifier manufactured by Panasonic? As weird as it sounds, but it is true. Panasonic does make water purifiers and they are too like any other famous purifier brand in terms of quality. It has launched a purifier from the Blue series in India named TKCS43-DAJ. It is really hard to remember, but do not worry because the looks make it very much distinguishable. Packed with super modern features like computerized operation and quartz UV filter, the price of 7990 seems much affordable for a product like this. However, if you want some discount, then you can head over to the Amazon.com for just 7184 INR selling price only. Now let’s see what more this purifier offers to you.
Design: As I said it is totally distinguishable from other purifiers by outer looks. It is just 160 mm thin, which means you won’t have to sacrifice a big part of working area of your house. The use of blue and white color seems a bit more psychological than ergonomic. It does feel sturdy on the wall and the premium feel that it gives is just not explainable. Achieving this quality in this type of design is hard to get and many other brand end up making a cheap product. But here we are talking about Panasonic, a well-established tech brand in the market. Enough of appreciation now let’s put this thing into the test mode to see if it is really worth buying or not.
This Panasonic Purifier is limited on Technology
Panasonic itself says that this purifier is for the households that get soft water and the reason is quite understandable. It does not feature any of the RO and UF filtration technologies. Without these you cannot remove the high levels of dissolved chemicals that are found in hard water.
However, for soft water its dual function filter cartridge and quartz UV technology work quite well. For the sake of understanding, the dual filter cartridge primary removes sediments and chemicals from water making clean and odorless. The quartz UV filter deactivates all the bacteria, viruses and cysts present in the water. Not having the RO and UF filters have a benefit here as the minerals that are necessary for the body will not get filtered out. To make it clear, it does not mean that these two filtration technology (RO and UF) will remove necessary minerals from hard water. In the case of soft water, the TDS level is already low so if you will use RO and UF for it, then the water will certainly loose the important minerals.
The microprocessor inside the filter takes care of all your worries regarding the life of filter, quality of the outlet water and also the flow of it. The notification panel on the front is capable of informing the user about any damage. Moreover, this purifier is certified by many agencies all over the world like WQA, JWPA and ISO.
The purifier is capable of filtering up to one-liter water every minute. The storage is not that big, but will ensure that your drinking needs are fulfilled.
- Great for purifying soft water as it features dual filter cartridge and quartz UV technology
- Can filter up to 1 liter water every minute
- Smart front panel
- Microprocessor takes care of everything
- Necessary minerals are preserved
- Only 6 liter storage tank
- Hard water will not be filtered properly
|Purification Method||RO+UV, Four-Stage|
|Power Consumption||30 Watt|
|Body||3.5kg; 275 x 375 x 160 mm|
|Installation Support||Installation & Demo Support is not offered by the brand|
4 Liters UV Water Purifier HUL Pureit WPUV100 Marvella
Pureit always teases its products more with the design and the WPUV100 Marvella UV 4-Litre Water Purifier is no exception. Almost everywhere you will find the ergonomics overshadowing features that it comes packed with. The official website is selling it for a price of 8290 INR, but you can easily get for 7096 INR from Amazon.com. Although the Marvella series is famous for technology and quality it offers, but buyer get attracted to its look as well. If you want to know the specifications, you might get a little disappointment as it has more some high level drawbacks.
Design: Weighing just 4KG, the Pureit WPUV100 Marvella UV 4-Litre Water Purifier can be put on a table or mounted on a wall. The ergonomics that Pureit has used in this purifier is really appreciable. It feels sturdy, compact and sleek from the outside.
Purifier performance: This is a household water purifier with a decent blend of design and the Marvella UV technology that processes water through four stages. Water first passes through sediment filter that removes all the visible and suspended particles from it. Next, the water enters the phase of activated carbon filtration that removes dissolved compounds, chemicals and gases. Now the time comes for the sediment plus filter that removes carbon particles and other impurities from the water. At the end, the water passes through the UV chamber that deactivates all the bacteria and cysts from it. After passing through all four stages the water gets stored in the storage tank. The Germkill Kit that this purifier houses inside has a life cycle of 36 months.
The UV chamber of this filter has a downside that is its vertical position. In vertical position, the UV rays are not able to penetrate the water intensively because of the gravity, thereby reducing the efficiency.
How Efficient this UV Water Purifier is ?
Although it has effective stages of water purification, but the absence of RO and UF filtration chambers makes it ineffective for households getting water from non-municipal source like bore wells.
The purifier is fully automatic that means if the storage tank gets empty, it will automatically start the purification process. Auto-shut off feature turns the filtration off once the storage tank gets filled. Coming to the storage, only four Liter of capacity will disappoint many people especially those living with large families. The purifier can purify up to 45 liters of water in one hour though.
The food safe material used in the storage tank makes sure that the water stored inside does not get contaminated. The ABS plastic material used in the body of the filter is highly durable.
On the front, the purifier features four LED notification lights for power, purification, tank full and CSF status. The advance alert system notifies 15 days before the purifier stops working. This purifier supports a wide range of power input i.e. 90-270 Volts, thanks to its built-in SMPS.
The manufacturer is providing one year of warranty on this product that will cover the cost of parts and labor.
- It features Marvella UV Technology which includes 4 stages of water purification
- Can purify up to 45 liters of water in one hour
- Premium, sturdy and sleek design
- Light weight (4KG) and customers can put it on a table or mount it on a wall
- 15 days advance alert system
Cons: Only 4-liter storage tank
|Convenience||Auto Start, Auto Start-stop|
|Alarms||Advance Alert System|
|Purification Method||UV Technology|
|Installation||Table Top, Wall Mount|