Looking for the best water purifier in India to safeguard your family from the hundreds of waterborne diseases?
That’s great. And, what’s even more great is, you’re at the right place as well.
Recently, we’ve conducted an extensive study on the different water purifiers available in India to curate a list of best water purifiers of different categories and price ranges.
Based on our research and testing, in this article we’re going to share the list of overall best water purifier in different categories.
So, without any more fluff let’s get starlight into the list.
Best Water Purifier In India
|1. HUL Pureit Eco||Overall Best|
|2. V Guard Zenora||Runner Up|
|3. Aquaguard Aura||Best Copper RO|
|4. Havells Fab||Best Alkaline|
|5. AO Smith Z1||Best UV+UF|
Disclaimer: The prices mentioned (if any) in this article are highly dynamic and may change anytime without notice. HomeSet and our ecommerce partners are not responsible for a change in the future. The prices mentioned (if any) are based on the date we reviewed the products.
If you are purchasing a water purifier for the first time, then it is highly recommended that you read a buying guide. Check out our article on how to choose a water purifier to know each and everything you need to know before purchasing one.
Keep in mind that this article contains the overall best water purifier in different categories and price ranges. If you want to see a list of best water purifiers in specific budget ranges or categories, check out our water purifiers section.
Now, let’s analyze each of the articles mentioned in the above table of best water purifiers in India with the help of it’s benefits and features.
1. HUL Pureit Eco
HUL Pureit Eco
HUL Pureit Eco is the best RO water purifier with the lowest water wastage that we have ever seen and tested. If you want to save water, you should buy this.
Even though not the most expensive in this list, HUL Pureit Eco is definitely the best water purifier in India for many reasons.
It is an RO equipped water purifier with a large 10L storage tank perfect for large families with more than 6 members.
There are a lot of water purifiers in India that claim to be zero water wastage and all of them are nothing but gimmicks.
But HUL Pureit Eco comes with a revolutionary Eco Recovery technology for reducing the overall water wastage in RO treatment. And surprisingly, it’s not a gimmick and really works.
Let’s see all the features and benefits Hul Pureit Eco has to offer. We’ll analyze each and every aspect of this water purifier so that you can decide whether it will satisfy your needs or not.
Let’s start with the basic specifications.
What are the Specifications of HUL Pureit Eco?
|No of Stages||8|
How’s the Build & Design of HUL Pureit Eco?
HUL Pureit Eco features a rectangular curvy design at the front.
At the time of writing this article, HUL Pureit Eco is available only in polished black color.
The storage tank of Pureit Eco is at the top and all the filters are placed at the bottom.
At the center of the front, it has an outward curved bulge at the top where all the notification LEDs are placed. The bottom part has an inward bulge so that you can fill water very conveniently with a bottle or glass.
The dispenser tap is placed at the intersection of inward and outward bulges. The design of the water dispenser is very sleek with a plastic and steel construction.
Since it is one of the premium water purifiers from HUL, it is built with high quality food safe plastic and stainless steel materials.
The water purifier weighs around 8.5Kg with dimensions of 45.5 x 31 x 67 cm (L x W x H). It is quite heavy compared to all other models in this list, but the premium materials and 10L tank support justifies the extra weight.
What are the Filtration Techniques in HUL Pureit Eco?
HUL Pureit Eco comes with RO, UV and Microfiltration technologies to purify the water. It ensures that every physical, chemical and organic impurities are removed from the water.
Hul Pureit Eco has a 7 stage water purification process. It also enriches the water with essential minerals so that you get 100% safe water.
The 7 stages in this water purifier include, Pre-RO Carbon Filter, Mesh Filter, Reverse Osmosis Membrane, UV Chamber, Post-RO Carbon Filter and Microfilter Membrane.
The Pre-RO Carbon filter along with Mesh filter eliminates all the large suspended particles like dust, sand, etc and chemicals like chlorine.
Then the water is sent to the RO membrane filter, where hardness of the water is reduced by removing the hard metals like arsenic, lead, etc. RO, also removes all the minerals in the water.
Then it is passed through the UV chamber to kill all microbes like bacterias, viruses, etc. Once the microbes are killed, to remove their dead bodies from the water, it is passed through the Microfilter membrane.
What other Benefits do you get from HUL Pureit Eco?
HUL Pureit Eco’s advanced 7 stage water purification process is very efficient in removing any kind of impurities in the water.
One of the very important plus points of this model over most of the others in this range is the presence of both UV and UF.
The title feature of this water purifier is the presence of advanced Eco Recovery Technology for reducing the water wastage.
There are many such products that claim their product does not waste water and straightaway those are blatant lies.
But HUL is transparent and claims that they are reducing the water wastage instead of saying zero water wastage! So, we tested it out and found it to be 100% true.
For every 1 L of purified water, only 700 to 900mL of water is discarded as waste. It is a great improvement considering other models that waste 1.5 to 3L of water for every 1 L of purified water.
Also, it has the industry standard RO technology so that you can use it with any kind of water sources like tankers, underground water or pre-treated municipal water.
HUL Pureit Eco comes with a large 10L tank to store the purified water, making it the water purifier with the largest tank capacity in this price range.
It comes with 4 LED notification icons that light up when necessary. The different situations include tank full, filter change, Purification on, etc.
As I just mentioned, there is an LED icon notification for filter change alert. It notifies you 15 days before you need to change the filter. If the filter is not changed, it stops purifying and dispensing water.
Based on the standard lab conditions, the internal filter also known as Germ Kill Kit (GKK) has 6000L purification life. But it is highly dependent on the TDS level of your input water.
Based on our customer outreach, the standard filter kit costs around 3K during maintenance. You can add additional mineral filters like Iron for an additional charge.
What are the Positives of HUL Pureit Eco?
- 8 stage purification system
- RO+UV+UF(MF) technologies
- Very low water wastage
- 10 L storage tank
- LED icon indicators
- Filter change alarm
- Excellent build quality
- Average maintenance cost
- Wall/table top mountable
- 1 year comprehensive warranty
- High service network coverage
What are the Negatives of HUL Pureit Eco?
- No water level indicator
- Very bulky
- Installation is outsourced
Verdict: Should you buy HUL Pureit Eco?
One of the main concerns of the people while purchasing an RO system is the water wastage. But HUL Pureit is trying to change the game here.
If you are concerned about the water wastage, but have no choice apart from RO then HUL Pureit Eco is your best friend. It is the water purifier with the lowest water wastage that we have ever seens and tested.
There are no fancy features like Copper infusion or pH maintenance, but low water wastage itself got this model to the top of our list of best water purifier in India.
2. V Guard Zenora
V-Guard Zenora is one of the best water purifier that will elevate the overall look and feel of your kitchen along with excellent purification performance.
V-Guard is a well renowned brand in India with a deep legacy in electrical appliances like water heaters, stabilizers, etc.
In the last decade, they were diversifying their business in other appliance industries as well. And as a result of that, we got extremely well designed water purifiers from them.
V-Guard Zenora is a beautifully designed water purifier with industry leading technologies like RO, UV and pH balancer to provide healthy drinking water for you and your family.
Let’s analyze V-Guard Zenora’s features and benefits in full detail and we’ll start with the basic specifications.
What are the Specifications of V-Guard Zenora?
|No of Stages||8|
How’s the Build & Design of V-Guard Zenora?
According to my preference, V-Guard Zenora is one of the most beautiful looking water purifiers in this price range.
It features a rectangular box shaped design with a beautiful curvy design at the front.
V-Guard Zenora is currently available in two colors: black and white. Both look awesome and if you have a dark wall, we prefer white and vice versa to add a contrast in design.
The storage tank is at the top and all the filters are placed at the bottom. So, after purification is done, water is pumped to the above tank using an internal pump.
Towards the perfect center of the water storage tank, the dispenser tap is placed. The design of the water dispenser itself is very modern with a mix of transparent plastic and steel materials.
All the notification LEDs are placed at the top inside a beautiful water droplet design artwork.
V-Guard Zenora weighs around 6.25Kg making it perfect for wall mounting and table top placement. The dimensions are 34.5 x 45 x 20.5 cm (W x H x D), so make sure that it fits in properly in the spot that you’ve decided.
What are the Filtration Techniques in V-Guard Zenora?
At the time of writing this article, V-Guard Zenora is available in two variants, one with RO+UV technology and another with RO+UF technologies.
Both the models come with an advanced 8 stage filtration process and the only difference is either the presence of UF filtration or UV treatment.
The UF version is slightly mr]ore expensive compared to the UV model with a few thousand price difference.
If your water source has a lot of chemical impurities, then the UF version is ideal. Even though RO cleans all these, UV and UF are just an additional layer of protection.
The 8 different stages in the RO+UV/UF model are Pre-Filter with large dirt capacity, Anti-Microbial Pre-Carbon, Sediment Filter, RO Membrane, UV/UF treatment, Post-Carbon GAC with mineral block and Micron Filter at last.
The Pre-Filter eliminates all the large suspended particles like dust, sand, etc. The Anti-Microbial filter along with Sediment filter removes all the sediments and microorganisms.
Then the water is passed into the RO membrane, where hard chemicals and salts like arsenic, lead, etc are removed.
Then the Mineral Balancer adds all the necessary minerals that are lost in the RO process along with balancing the pH.
What other Benefits do you get from V-Guard Zenora?
Just like it’s competition, V-Guard Zenora is a multistage water purification system with the industry standard treatments like RO, UV and UF.
Since it is an RO enabled water purifier, it can be used with all the types of water sources like tankers, borewell or municipal water.
It comes with a 7 L storage tank to store RO purified water so that you don’t have to wait for water. A 7L tank is ideal for 4 to 5 member families.
Since it has a flow rate in the range of 10 to 15L per hour, the entire storage tank will be filled in under an hour. So, even for families with 5+ members, the capacity of the storage tank is not a big deal.
To add back all the minerals that are lost in the RO process, V-Guard Zenora employs a Mineral Balancer block. It adds all the necessary minerals in required qualities.
Also, the Mineral Balancer is the one that’s responsible for maintaining the pH of output water in the alkaline range of 8 to 9.
It also comes with three notification LEDs for different scenarios like purification on, tank full and low pressure alert.
Based on the standard lab conditions, the external pre-filter in V-Guard Zenora has a life of up to 3000L and the internal filter has 6000L filter life.
If you take the model with UV instead of UF, then the UV lamp will have a life of up to 12000L. But all these numbers will vary depending on the input water TDS level.
One great thing about V-Guard Zenora is it’s warranty of 1 year that includes two free replacements of external pre-filter and no other brand offers this.
What are the Positives of V-Guard Zenora?
- 8 stage purification system
- Choice of UV/UF
- Mineral Balancer
- pH in alkaline range
- 7 L storage tank
- LED indicators
- Low pressure alert
- Beautiful design with great build quality
- Wall/table top mountable
- Reasonable price
- Pre-filter included
- 1 year comprehensive warranty
- Two pre filter replacement for free during warranty period
What are the Negatives of V-Guard Zenora?
- No UF+UV model
- No filter change alarm
- Relatively new brand in water purifier
Verdict: Should you buy V-Guard Zenora?
If you are looking for a water purifier that will elevate the overall look and feel of your kitchen along with excellent purification performance, then V-Guard Zenora is the best choice in this list.
The presence of RO technology along with either UV or UF and the mineral pH Balancer adds to the overall value of V-Guard Zenora.
3. Aquaguard Aura
With the aesthetically pleasing design and features like Active copper and Mineral Guard technologies, Aura stands tall among the competition in this price range.
Aura is one of the premium flagship water purifier models from Eureka Forbes Aquaguard and within just a few months after its launch, it gained a lot of customers because of its premium looks and innovative features.
At the time of writing this article, it has more than 12000 customer reviews across multiple e-commerce platforms in India which is a huge customer base.
Aura has a lot to offer. Before going deep into its features and benefits, let’s have a quick overview of the basic specifications.
What are the specifications of Aquaguard Aura?
|Flow Rate||250 ml/min|
|No of Stages||8|
|TDS||500 – 2000|
How’s the design and build of Aquaguard Aura?
Aquaguard Aura comes with an aesthetically pleasing black and copper color design that complements your designer kitchen.
If you can hide the pre-filter and other wires efficiently, then this water purifier alone can definitely make your room look premium and luxurious.
The entire body of the water purifier including the storage tank is made up of high quality food grade plastic. Because of full plastic construction, the overall weight of the device is just 8Kg and can be easily wall mounted without too much pressure.
The stylish tap with metallic finish and the stripe water level indicator at the top adds to the overall beauty of the purifier.
It also has a flexible design that allows you to either wall mount or place it on the table.
The power button is placed towards the right of the metallic tap. LED indicators are embedded into the button and different color lights are programmed for different scenarios.
How’s filtration done in Aquaguard Aura?
Aquaguard Aura has an 8 stage water purification system to effectively remove almost all the impurities present in your input water.
It is available in two variants, with either RO+UV or UV+UF technologies. If you have 24 hours of municipal water supply, then the UV+UF variant gives the maximum value for money.
On the other hand, if you want to purify borewell water, then RO+UV is the best bet.
The 8 stages include I-Filter, Mineral Guard, Chemi Block, Membrane Life Enhancer, Taste Adjuster, RO, UV and finally Copper infusion.
The I-Filter removes all the suspended particles like dust, sand, etc whereas the Chemi Block will remove all the organic impurities and excess chlorine.
The high quality RO membrane is used to reduce water TDS, hardness, pesticides and metal components like Arsenic, Mercury, Lead, etc.
Each and every drop of water coming out of the purifier is subject to a 20 minute UV e-boiling treatment. It removes all the viruses, bacterias, etc that was missed by the Chemi Block.
What other benefits Aquaguard Aura offers?
Aquaguard Aura comes with a 7 Litre storage tank that is sufficient for medium sized families with 4 to 5 members.
The most important selling point of the Aquaguard Aura is the latest Active Copper Technology.`
Since copper is known to have good health benefits, the Active Copper Technology ensures every drop of water is infused with the right amount of copper ions at the end before dispensing.
It is a known fact that RO treatment removes all the essential nutrients and minerals from the water. To restrict this to happen, the Mineral Guard Technology helps in retaining all the essential minerals and nutrients.
It also has a Taste Adjuster modele that sweetens the water irrespective of the source, whether borewell or municipal water.
Aquaguard Aura comes with a complimentary one year warranty for the entire product. Also, keep in mind that warranty does not cover filter life.
Based on the lab tests, the average life of the internal filter is 6000 to 8000L depending on the water source.
When the filter reaches near to it’s end of life, Aura will continuously make a beep sound to let you know that it’s time to replace the filter. If you fail to replace filters, it will stop dispensing water when the filter expires.
What we like about Aquaguard Aura?
- 8 stage purification system
- Copper infused water
- Advanced UV e-boiling technology
- Retains all the essential minerals
- Taste adjuster
- 7 L storage tank
- Water level indicator
- Power button with LED indicators
- Filter change alarms
- Premium design and build quality
- Wall/table top mountable
- 1 year comprehensive warranty
What we don’t like about Aquaguard Aura?
- No RO+UV+UF variant
- Average life of internal filter is less
- Poor service and installation in many localities
- 1L waste water for 1L purified water
Verdict : Should you buy Aquaguard Aura?
With the aesthetically pleasing design and features like Active copper and Mineral Guard technologies, Aura stands tall among the competition in this price range. Without a doubt, we can conclude that this is definitely one of the best aquaguard water purifiers in India.
If you have the budget for an advanced premium water purifier, then there is no reason not to buy Aquaguard Aura.
If you want a cheaper alternative for Aura, you can choose Aquaguard Marvel which also comes with this advanced copper infusion technology.
4. Havells Fab
The 7 stage purification technologies and the unique corner mountable design makes Havells Fab a perfect choice for alkaline water purifier seekers.
Havells makes some of the best alkaline water purifiers in the market right now.
And at the time of writing this article, Havells Fab is the highest selling and top rated alkaline water purifier in this price range in our retail stores.
Havells water purifiers are known for their unique design that allows you to mount the purifier in a corner. Havells Fab also follows the same design language.
Havells Fab has a lot to offer apart from the design. Let’s analyze one by one starting with a basic overview of specifications.
What are the specifications of Havells Fab?
|Flow Rate||15 L/hr|
|No of Stages||7|
|TDS||500 – 2000|
How’s the design and build of Havells Fab?
As I already mentioned, Havells water purifiers are known for their unique design language that can be easily fit in corners.
So, if you have a small kitchen where there’s no space left in the wall for fitting a water purifier, then Havells Fab will be a great choice.
Havells Fab comes in a white and beige color palette. If you have a clean wall, then just this water purifier alone will make it a designer kitchen!
Regarding durability, just like every other model in this list of best water purifier in India, Havells Fabalso uses highly durable ABS plastic for outer body construction.
The storage tank is made up of a transparent insect resistant shell that is 100% food safe. The storage tank is removable, so that you can easily remove it and clean periodically without the help of a technician.
It comes with a stylish metallic water dispensing pipe. It also has a large flat bottle guard at the bottom so that you don’t need to hold the bottle until it is filled.
How’s filtration done in Havells Fab?
Havells Fab comes with an advanced 7 stage water purification system.
Just like it’s competition in this price range, the main purification technologies used by Havells Fab are Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Ultraviolet (UV).
The multiple stages in the filtration process are sediment filtration, pre-RO carbon filtration, RO treatment, post RO carbon filtration, Taste Adjuster and UV treatment.
The flow is similar to all the other models mentioned above. Sediment filter removes all the suspended particles and water is sent to the RO treatment for removing dissolved impurities.
In Havells Fab, 100% of the water is sent to the RO treatment and no TDS controller is there to mix non RO water to provide essential minerals. Instead, a mineral cartridge is used.
The mineral cartridge contains all the essential minerals that are needed. It adds the right amount of minerals in the RO treated water. It also helps in maintaining the pH value in the range of 8 to 9 so that perfect alkaline water is dispensed always.
After that, it is passed to a UV chamber where bacterias, viruses are killed.
What other benefits Havells Fab offers?
Havells Fab water purifier comes with a medium capacity 7L storage tank to store the purified water. It is suitable for medium sized families with 4 to 5 members.
The attention grabbing feature of Havells Fab is its ability to maintain pH of output water in 8 to 9 range all the time. The natural drinking water sources are alkaline in nature, so drinking alkaline water is definitely a healthy choice.
The iProtect Purification monitoring system ensures that every drop of water coming out of the purifier is safe. In case the filters expire no water will be dispensed.
It has smart processing alerts for purification on, tank full and self diagnostics. Also, error alerts include UV lamp, filters and pump failure. It also has a cartridge life indicator that monitors and displays filter life expectancy so that you can plan changing it at the right time.
The storage tank in this water purifier is removable, so you can easily clean it at your convenience.
What we like about Havells Fab?
- 7 stage advanced water purification
- RO+UV treatment
- 100% water gets RO treatment
- Adds necessary minerals
- Alkaline water output
- Moderate flow rate up to 15L/hr
- Unique corner mountable design
- Flexible mounting, tabletop or wall
- Good build quality
- Removable water storage tank
- 1 year comprehensive warranty
What we don’t like about Havells Fab?
- No Ultrafiltration
- Average flow rate
- High maintenance cost
Verdict : Should you buy Havells Fab?
If you want an alkaline water purifier, then Havells Fab must be your first choice.
The 7 stage purification technologies and the unique corner mountable design makes Havells fab a perfect choice for anyone looking for the best water purifier in India with alkaline water.
5. AO Smith Z1
AO Smith Z1
If you are looking for a UV water purifier with hot water dispensing options, then AO Smith Z1 is probably the best choice to go with.
A O Smith is an American multinational corporation that makes everything from bombs to water purifiers! In fact, they were the largest bomb manufacturer during World War 1(crazy!).
In 2010, they launched their water heaters and purifiers in the Indian market made from their manufacturing plant in Bengaluru.
Because of the unique designs and build quality, their products gained traction among the upper middle class and rich people. And, AO Smith is continuing the streak till today.
AO Smith Z1 is the only water purifier in this range from a reliable brand that has the ability to dispense hot water.
So, if you are looking for a UV water purifier that can dispense hot water then this is the best option you have.
Let’s have a detailed review of AO Smith Z1 with the help of its features and benefits so that you can easily decide whether it will suit your needs or not.
What are the Specifications of AO Smith Z1?
|No. of Stages||5|
|Storage Capacity||10 L|
|Flow Rate||30 LPH|
How’s the Design and Build of AO Smith Z1?
AO Smith Z1 features a unique and bold design compared to all other models in this category.
Because of its large 10 litres storage tank, the overall size of this water purifier is quite big with a height and width of 44 and 39 cm respectively. So, before purchasing make sure that it will fit in your designated spot.
Depending on your preference, it can be either wall mounted or placed on a table. In both ways, it looks awesome.
All the filters are placed at the bottom half of the purifier and the storage tank is at the top.
You can fill the water bottles handsfree by placing it on the bottle guards at the front. The bootle guard is tall so that you can easily fill even 1.25L bottles.
Also, the notification icons are placed at a convenient place above the bottle guard and dispenser taps.
The glow effect in the design ensures that you can easily find the water purifier even in the darkness. We found it very useful, especially at night.
How does AO Smith Z1 remove impurities from water?
AO Smith Z1 features a 5 stage procedure to remove the contaminants from the input water.
The 5 stage processing includes passing the input water through a sediment filter, fine sediment filter, carbon block, UV chamber and finally a UF membrane.
The input water may have suspended particles like sand, small stones, cysts, etc. All these will be removed by sediment filters and fine sediment filters.
After that, an activated carbon filter is employed to remove all the waterborne pathogens. Additionally, it removes hard metals like arsenic, mercury, etc to an extent.
Once the water is filtered by a carbon filter, it is passed to a UV chamber where a 11 Watt UV lamp is used to kill the bacterias and viruses.
Then water is passed through the Ultrafine membrane to remove the dead bodies of bacterias and viruses that were killed in the UV treatment. Also, the microorganism that escaped UV will be filtered here.
What other Benefits do you get from AO Smith Z1?
As I already mentioned, AO Smith Z1 is the only water purifier in this range that can dispense hot water. In fact, this is the title feature of this model.
From this model, you can get water in three temperatures: normal, warm and hot.
Normal water will be at the same temperature as your input water source. Warm water will be at 40 oC and hot water at 80 oC. Warm water is suitable for drinking purposes whereas hot water is ideal for cooking.
In order to prevent overheating, this machine comes with an emergency power cutoff circuit which gets activated if the internal temperature reaches 90 degrees.
One problem with hot water dispensing is that you won’t get hot water until the tank is full. So, in order to get hot water you might have to wait up to 10 minutes depending on the water level in the storage tank.
The top notification panel consists of multiple LED indicators with different icons for easier understanding.
The notifications include tank full, purification on, UV lamp life alert, filter change alert, hot water availability and a dual digit display to show the water temperature.
Another useful feature is the presence of child lock in the hot water faucet so that your child won’t accidentally dispense hot water and get burns.
What are the Positives of AO Smith Z1?
- 5 stage process with UV & UF
- Hot and ambient water dispensing
- 10 L storage tank
- High flow rate of 30 LPH
- UV lamp life alert
- Filter kit change alert
- Digital display
- Child lock for hot water faucet
- Colorful LED indicators with icons
- Great design and build
- Wall/Table top mountable
- 1 year warranty
What are the Negatives of AO Smith Z1?
- Expensive for a UV purifier
- No free installation
- Not instant hot water
- Less serviceable areas
- Poor service recorded in many localities
Verdict: Should you buy AO Smith Z1?
As I already said, if you are looking for a UV water purifier with hot water dispensing options, then AO Smith Z1 is probably the best choice to go with.
And the presence of an advanced 5 stage purification process with sediment filters, carbon filter and UF makes this an excellent choice for people in areas where the TDS level is less than 200.
If you want to see more UV+UF models, check out our dedicated article on best UV water purifiers in India.
Best Water Purifier In India – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
In this section, I’m going to answer some of the most commonly asked questions on the internet regarding the best water purifier in India.
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