Best Non Electric Water Purifier [India 2021] Reviews & Buyers’ Guide

If you are looking for a non electric water purifier then you are at the right place. We have listed some of the best ones in the Indian market.

First let us see when non electric water purifier is a good choice. Electric water purifiers such as RO, UV works efficiently in removal of dissolved salts and contaminants such as heavy metals. But electric water purifiers require continuous supply of electricity. Hence, if you live in areas with frequent power cuts, non electric water purifier can be a good filter for you.

Best non electric water purifier

On the other hand, gravity water purifiers work without electricity or chemicals. These water purifier also do not require plumbing or expensive maintenance.

When to Go for Non Electric Water Purifier

  • No continuous tap water
  • No continuous electricity supply
  • Water is low TDS
  • Looking for portable water purifier
  • Limited budget

Types of Non Electric Water Purifiers

Non electric water purifiers come with 2 types of water filters.

  • Water purifier with activated carbon filter
  • UF/MF water purifier
  • Candle water purifiers
Activated Carbon FilterUF/MFCeramic Candle Filter
Uses activated carbon or charcoalUses hollow fiber threaded membraneUses candles made of clay
Removes chlorine, iodine, bad odor, bad tasteRemoves bacteria, protozoa, cyst, and some types of viruses. Also removes physical impurities.Removes certain bacteria and certain viruses and visible impurities
Effective on dissolved chemicalsLess effective on dissolved chemicalsDoes not remove chemicals
Works well when the water is relatively cleanEffective even on muddy waterMildly effective
Small lifespanModerate lifespanLong lifespan
Frequent cleaning is neededNo need of frequent cleaningRequires cleaning from time to time

Please note that a non electric water purifier can have one or multiple filters. Hence, any water purifier with multiple purification systems is better than one which has only one filter.

Advantages of Non Electric Water Purifier

  • Does not require electricity
  • Easy to move
  • Easy to install
  • Enhances the clarity of the water
  • Highly affordable price
  • Can remove chlorine, iodine, bacteria and viruses
  • Does not require frequent replacement of filters (except activated carbon filter)

Disadvantages of non electric water purifier

  • Does not filter heavy metals such as zinc, cadmium, mercury, arsenic etc. (Only water purifier that can remove these is RO. However, heavy metal poisoning is not everywhere)
  • Not as effective as UV in removing germs
  • Not ideal for high TDS water (meaning water with higher level of impurities/salts)
  • Slow purification speed
  • Activated carbon filter has to replaced frequently

Here is a bit more information on difference between electric and non-electric water purifiers

Electric water purifier Non-electric water purifier
RO water purifier
UV water purifier
Sediment filter
Activated carbon water purifier
UF water purifier
MF water purifier
Candle water purifier

Best Non Electric Water Purifier

KENT Gold Gravity Water Purifier

  • Purification with hollow fiber ultra filtration (UF) membrane
  • Capacity of 20 litres
  • Nano-silver carbon for disinfection of water
  • Transparent tank built with high quality ABS food-grade plastic
  • Ideal for water with low TDS
  • Can purify 120 litres of water per day
  • 1-year warranty
  • Color: White
KENT Gold

Kent Gold is a UF based water purifier which can remove bacteria, colloids, excess minerals effectively. It comes with a decent capacity of 20 litres, which is ideal for an Indian household.

Upper tank has a capacity of 7 litres, while the lower tank has 13 litres of purified water.Its purification speed is also decent with maximum duty cycle of 120 litres per day, which is more than enough.

This water purifier is tested and certified by NSF international against reduction of chlorine and nominal particulate class II.

The body of this water purifier is built with unbreakable ABS plastic. This ensures long life and durability. The nano silver carbon filter present in the purifier effectively disinfects water from germs such as bacteria and viruses. The life of this membrane is 4000 litres.

Filters in the water purifier:

  • Prefilter for removing slightly larger impurities.
  • UF membrane for removing colloids, bacteria, excess minerals etc.
  • Nano Silver Carbon filter for disinfection of water.

Pros

  • NSF certified water purifier
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Gives chemical-free water purification
  • Can purify 120 litres per day
  • Sturdy and durable plastic
  • 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Not suitable if the water has toxins such as heavy metals. (In that case only RO water purifier is needed)
  • Requires frequent cleaning

TATA Swach Cristella Advance Blue Water Purifier

  • UF (ultrafiltration) membrane-based filtration
  • Capacity of 18 liters
  • Color options: Blue and violet
  • Weight is 2.25 kg
  • Made of plastic
  • Cartridge life is1.5 years
  • 6-month warranty
Cristella plus

TATA Swach Cristella is a non-electrical water purifier that will purify your water without any harmful chemical. The body of the water purifier is built with sturdy plastic that is scratch resistant and unbreakable.

With a capacity of 18 litres, you can store decent quantity of water. This becomes especially useful when water supply is not regular. The water level indicator on its body is handy to keep a tab on the amount of water left in the tank.

The dimensions of this purifier are 30 x 28.2 x 51.5 cm. This means that it has 51 cm height, which is good for a gravity water purifier.

It has an attractive colour that looks good wherever you place it. The compartments are detachable, which allow you to clean them easily. Moreover, Tata Swach Cristella does not require any servicing.

Filters used in the water purifier:

  • Top mesh: Micromesh system to remove very small visible impurities.
  • TATA Swach Bulb: This bulb works on patented TRF technology. It has a purification capacity of 3000 litres of water. It is actually a UF membrane. The ultrafiltration (UF) membrane removes bacteria, protein and other impurities.

Pros

  • Attractive pricing
  • Pleasing design
  • High tank capacity
  • Purifies upto 6000 Litres of water
  • Cartridge life of 1.5 years
  • Can work with wide range of pH (5.5 – 9.0) and TDS (up to 1500 PPM)

Cons

  •  Other water purifiers have slightly higher storage capacity

KENT Gold+ 20-litres Gravity Based Water Purifier

  • Purification with spin-welded ultra filtration (UF) membrane
  • Capacity of 20 litres
  • NSF & WQA Gold certified water filter
  • Non electric and chemical free purification
  • Transparent tank built with high quality ABS food-grade plastic
  • Can purify 120 litres of water per day
  • Color: White & Blue
  •  1-year warranty

Kent Gold Plus water purifier is a gravity based water purifier that uses ultrafiltration for removing bacteria, cyst, and chemicals such as Chlorine & Iodine from water.

The storage capacity of this water purifier is 13 litres for purified water and 7 litres for raw water. The purifier contains a prefilter that removes the visible particle, a UF filter to remove impurities, and an activated carbon filter that removes bad smell and taste from water and makes water pure.

It is tested and certified by WQA and NSF. The purifier is built with high-quality food-grade, unbreakable plastic that ensures long life.

It comes with a 1-year warranty as well, which is good.

Difference between Kent Gold and Kent Gold Plus is that the UF membrane is spin welded in Kent Gold Plus and Kent Gold Plus has WQA certification on top of NSF certification. These ensure that Kent Gold Plus has a longer lifespan and more trust.

Filters in the water purifier:

  • Prefilter
  • UF membrane
  • Nano Silver Carbon filter

Pros

  • NSF & WQA certified water purifier
  • Highly effective in removing chlorine, bad taste and bad smell
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Sturdy and durable plastic
  • Decent tank capacity
  • 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Slightly higher price
  • Cannot remove heavy metals

TATA Swach Stainless Steel Water Purifier

  • UF (ultrafiltration) based water purification
  • Purified water tank capacity of 10 litres
  • Purifies 4 – 5 litres of water per hour
  • Even works with high TDS water (upto 1500 PPM)
  • Comes with a syringe to clean the cartridge
  • Built with high quality stainless steel
  • Long lasting

This is one of the best water purifier with stainless steel build. It is easy to assemble and you can place the filter on the kitchen counter as per your convenience.

Its important to soak the UF cartridge into the water for few hours before you assemble it. The upper container.

Filters in the water purifier:

  • Prefilter mesh to trap small impurities
  • Ultra Hollow Fibre to remove bacteria, cysts and some viruses

The life of Ultra Hollow Fibre (UHF) is around 1.5 years and once its lifeis over, it will automatically stop working.

Its purification is fast at 5 litres per hour. On top of this, 10-lire capacity is also very good. The water purifier is 2 feet in height because of its good capacity. It is built with stainless steel, which not only makes it durable but also easy to maintain.

Also, having muddy water with heavy usage may mean frequent cleaning – since they recommend reverse pumping the filter to unclog it. I haven’t done it till now, since our usage is quite low and we get fairly clean water.

Pros

  • Removes bacteria, cysts, viruses
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Fast purification
  • Decent capacity
  • Needs low maintenance

Cons

  • No filter to remove bad taste and bad odour
  • No free warranty

Butterfly Stainless Steel Water Filter

  • Candle based water filter with 2 candles
  • Capacity of 34 litres
  • Built with heavy gauge stainless steel
  • Bright mirror polished
  • Sturdy bakelite tap
  • 1-year warranty

Butterfly is one of the better known brands when it comes to kitchen appliances. It offers good quality and that too at decent price point.

The Butterfly Stainless Steel water filter is candle based water purifier that uses 3 ceramic candles to remove impurities from water.

The total capacity of this water purifier is 34 litres, which is one of the highest. Also, it is built with heavy gauge stainless steel, which ensures durability. The body comes with bright mirror polish that gives it an elegant look. On top of this, its tap is made of bakelite, which is a heavy duty plastic that lasts long.

It comes with a 1-year warranty, which is decent.

Filters in the water purifier:

  • 3 ceramic candles

If you are looking for a ceramic candle water purifier, then this is the best one in the Indian market right now.

Pros

  • Easy to maintain
  • Long lasting
  • Can remove chlorine and bacteria such as E.Coli

Cons

  • No filter to remove different types of germs
  • Cannot remove bad smell/odour

Aquasure Aayush Water Purifier

  • Purification Technology: Gravity Based Purification
  • Total Purification Capacity: 4000 Litres
  • 22 litre total storage capacity
  • Built with food grade plastic
  • Does not use any harmful chemicals for water purification
  • 6-month warranty

The Aquasure Aayush is an attractively designed, gravity-based water purifier from the house of Eureka Forbes.

This water purifier comes with a decent capacity of 22 litre. Purified water tank has 10 litre capacity and rest is raw water tank capacity.

The filtration process has 3 stages:

Stage 1: Physical filtration consisting of particulate and sediment filters, removes suspended impurities from water, and provides clean water.

Stage 2: Carbon Block removes organic impurities, chemicals, chlorine and its byproducts. It removes bad tastes and odor from water effectively.

Stage 3: Active disinfectant kills bacteria that cause waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, gastroenteritis, typhoid, etc. as well as viruses.

Pros

  • 6-month warranty on product
  • Green color water purifier is preferred by some customers
  • Best gravity purifier if you are looking for a one from Eureka Forbes
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Some customers have given negative reviews for this purifier

FAQs

Which is the best non electric water purifier?

Kent Gold 20-Litre Gravity Based Water Purifier is the best non electric water purifier. First, the filter removes suspended impurities then the water passes through the activated carbon to remove dissolved chemicals, and finally water passes through the UF membrane to remove microorganisms such as bacteria and cyst.

What is the price of non electric water purifier

A decent non electric water purifier can come at around 3,000 rupees or less.

Stainless steel vs plastic non electric water purifier: Which one is better?

Stainless steel non electric water purifiers are long lasting but usually, they do not have multiple filtration. Plastic water purifiers are more expensive to maintain but usually have multiple filters.

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