You may have seen a variety of water purifier advertisements and so may be confused on which one to buy. This one is about Hindustan Unilever PureIt and is not a recommendation to buy but just a review on how it works and performs over others.
The main advantage of PureIT water purifier is that you don’t have to worry about either continuous water supply or electricity supply. Having said that, it may also be a disadvantage that you need to manually put in water every time the water level depletes to near zero. The bottom transparent bottom chamber can store up to a maximum of 9 litres of water and the top chamber another 9 litres. Hence if your family is a big one say consisting of at least 8-9 members, then you may have to fill the water chamber multiple times a day.
However, like most of the families if only 4 or 5 people exist, then you may have to add water every couple of days.
The way this works is simple. We add water to the top chamber which is unfortunately not transparent and so have to be very careful when it is just about to fill completely. The moment you pour in the water, it goes through a ‘Microfibre Mesh‘ that removes any visible dirt. The next stage is to go through a Compact carbon Trap that further removes any dirt, if present besides removing any parasites or pesticides.
The water will then be purified using the proprietary Germkill battery that kills harmful bacteria and Viruses.
Then the water reaches the lower part of the Unit where it goes through a polisher that adds taste to the water and makes it completely odourless. Then the water rises above the chamber and falls into the visible lower chamber from which a tap arises.
The battery has a life indicator and normally lasts for nearly an year (for single family consisting of 4 members). The life is indicated by a bar, which when turns red should be immediately be replaced. The battery costs only Rs.350 and the entire unit costs just Rs.2000.
Also read: Philips water purifier review
Note that the battery life may also depend on the quality of water you pour into the unit. You if pour absolutely muddy water, it may only last for about 6 months even though there are only 4 members using it.
So effectively, the price of water that is ‘as safe as boiled water’ for 1 year is only Rs.350, besides the Unit cost of Rs.2000 for the first year.
If you need a live example, you can even contact HUL for a free Demo before trying the product.
I’ve been using this product for precisely 13 months and the battery is just about to turn red completely. The water as promised is very pure and tasty.