Kent Pearl 8-Litre Mineral RO+UV Water Purifier review
If you are considering buying a water purifier, a Reverse Osmosis and Ultraviolet Light based one is quite a good deal.
Here let's review a Kent Pearl 8 litre water purifier.
This is available from Amazon India.
First let's have a look at the features :
Double purification by RO and UV with TDS controller
Computer controlled operation with filter change alarm and UV fail alarm
Detachable tank for easy on site cleaning on regular basis
Spin-welded RO membrane housing to prevent tampering
Push fit components for leak proof performance
ABS construction for corrosion free lifespan
Equally suitable for water from all sources such as bore-wells, overhead storage tanks, water tankers and even municipal taps
Warranty: 1 year on product
Operating voltage: 160-300 volts
Includes: Water purifier, User manual, Warranty card and Service center details
Free installation is provided on this product by the manufacturer.
Kent's patented Mineral ROTM technology provides double purification of RO + UV + UF, which removes even dissolved impurities such as chemicals and salts. The TDS controller maintains essential natural minerals, thereby providing 100% pure, safe & tasty drinking water, which is ideal for consumption.
From the Manufacturer
The power of Kent technology
Kent Pearl water purifier is based on the patented Kent technology that removes even dissolved impurities while retaining essential Minerals and offers double purification of RO followed by UV
Kent has the best water purification technology it has advantages over other water purifiers as it offers you the following:
Double purification of RO followed by UV, which removes even dissolved impurities.
The patented TDS control System retains essential Natural Minerals.
8 liters of purified water storage capacity that makes water available on demand, even in the absence of electricity/water supply.
Price of product includes free installation as well as 1 year free service at site on demand.
Membrane is warranted for the period of 1 year.
Prompt after sales service with a wide service network pan-India
For mounting on kitchen wall.
Suitable for raw water from all types of sources like bore well, overhead storage tanks, water takers and even municipal taps
Computer Controlled Operation with filter Change Alarm and UV Fail Alarm.
After a pre-set time, Filter Change Alarm is audible which indicated time to replace the filters. If filters are not changed within next 60 hours of use, the purifier stops functioning.
Detachable tank for easy-on site cleaning regularly.
Filter Cartridges : Sediment, Activated Carbon, UF, Post Carbon
RO Membrane : 1812-75 GPD
UV Lamp Power : 11 Watt
Min. Inlet Water Pressure : 0.3 kg/cm2
Input Voltage : 160 – 300V AC (50Hz)
Operating Voltage : 24V DC
Dimensions : L 405 W 330 H 470 (mm)
Net Weight : 10.800 kg
Most people are happy with the product, but many had problems with the installation and customer care. Not sure if their customer care is better now.
Pros: 1.Design: It looks good than any other purifier from kent. No filters/uv lamp/motor exposed to the outside.Beautiful design It can be used by mounting on the wall or placing it on the kitchen platform The storage tank is detachable,can be cleaned easily whenever necessary
2.Pure water Pearl has UF+RO+UV+TDS The water is purified perfectly without losing essential minerals The water tastes good
3.Other Features Auto flushing system keeps the filters clean by frequently removing the sediment off them Body made of unbreakable food-grade pastic Automatic operation
Cons: 1.Detachable storage tank As the tank was meant to be detachable,the cockroaches can pass through the small creeks betwwen the body and tank and may fall in water. This is never a problem for me as we dont have any cockroaches in our home.
2.Water leakage the whole purifier has many connecting pipes between filters,uv lamp,motor,so there can be a leak any where from these connections if the valves fail.this applies to all the purifiers not special for Pearl but the service is good compared to eureka forbes,they replaced the valve within 6hrs after complaining
3.Time based filter change alaram the Manufacturer adjusts the timer for 9 months approximately.so it doesnt indicate whether the filters are worn out or not.we have to change the filter by observing the water taste without waiting for the alarams to go off
Bottom line: If you need a water purifier, buy it without any hesitation.
This model has best of the features compared to other models, thus price difference. Dont buy it if you have cockroach infestation in your kichen. Do enquire about the service providers in your area. (very important)