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Kent Grand Plus is a very popular water purifier in the Indian market.
It comes with all the three water purification Technologies like that is RO, UV and UF water purification.
Additionally it also has a TDS controller reach as the name suggests allows you to control the TDS of the water.
This water purifier can purify any kind of water whether its municipal water which is usually soft water and bore well water which is usually hard water.
This water purifier can remove any contaminants from the water from the visible impurities like sand, mud and dust etc to dissolved heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury.
Also it comes with 8 litre water storage tank.
First let’s have a look at the design and build quality of this water purifier.
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Design and build
Kent Grand Plus comes with a very traditional water purifier look.
This water purifier is built from Food grade plastic which is non-toxic and durable as well.
This is a wall mountable water purifier and you can also put it on the countertop as well.
All the filters of this water purifiers are naked and they are covered with a transparent cover.
Below the filters there is a large 8 litre water storage tank.
It also comes with water level indicator which basically show you how much water is in the water storage tank.
This water purifier comes with a traditional Water dispensing Tap.
It is made from plastic and it does its job very well. You will not experience any Water leakage through it.
Now let’s have a look at the purification of this water purifier.
Kent Grand Plus comes with all the three water purification technologies like that is RO, UV and UF water purification.
This water purifier also comes with a TDS controller.
This water purifier comes with 5 filters and one UV bulb for the purification and it is enough for the purification of any kind of water.
It completes its water purification in 6 stages.
Now let’s have a look at each purification stage, each filter and its working.
The first stage of purification of this water purifier is consist of sediment filter which as the name suggests removes sediments from the water.
It also removes visible or physical impurities from the water like sand, mud and dust etc.
The second stage of purification is consist of activated carbon filter.This filter has capacity to absorb harmful chlorine and chlorine by-products from the water.
When the water is treated with chlorine (Municipal water is usually treated with chlorine for the purification) then harmful chlorine and chlorine by-products are also formed in the water and the activated carbon filter removes such contaminants from the water.
Also this filter removes bad taste and odour causing contaminants from the water as well.
Ultrafiltration comes in at the third stage of purification. This purification stage has UF membrane. It membrane is consist of minute pores of 0.01 microns.
Water is passed through this membrane which separates bacteria and cysts from the water.
The Fourth Stage of purification is of RO filtration. This water purification stage is consist of RO membrane. The RO membrane has minute pores of 0.00001 microns.
Water is passed with a great force through this membrane. It allows water molecules only to pass through it and blocks all the dissolved Salts and solids from the water as well as heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury. Bore well water usually contains such contaminants.
RO purification is necessary for the purification of hard water.
Once there are no physical or dissolved solid remained in the water purifier then it is passed in the UV chamber for the UV purification.
The UV Chamber of kent Grand Plus is made from aluminium and it is anodized.
At this stage, water gets exposed to the UV rays of the UV bulb which inactivates harmful bacteria, viruses and protozoa from the water.
The sixth stage of water purification is consist of post carbon filter which basically works as an polisher.
It adds essential minerals in the purified water, which not only makes the water healthy but it also enhances the taste of the water.
Kent Grand Plus does not use any kind of chemicals for the purification of water, ensuring you get 100% chemical free water.
Kent Grand Plus is equipped with a TDS controller which as the name suggests, allows you to control the TDS of the water.
TDS stands for total dissolved solids.
Water having TDS upto 500 mg / l is acceptable but when it exceeds 500 mg / l then it is not considered as good for consumption according to Bureau of Indian Standards. Such water is considered as hard water and it can cause many diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, kidney stone etc.
Also low TDS water is unhealthy for consumption as it lacks many essential minerals.
So if you have high or TDS water then this water purifier is ideal for you.
Water storage tank
Kent Grand Plus is equipped with a large 8 litre water storage tank which is made from Food grade plastic which is non-toxic and durable as well.
Coming to the alert system this water purifier is equipped with two LEDs which will notify you whenever you will have to change its RO Membrane or whenever you will have to change its UV bulb.
Spin welded RO membrane
Kent Grand Plus is equipped with spin welded RO membrane which is damage proof.
It will not get damaged due to Physical impurities like sand, mud and dust etc, ensuring its long life.
RO membranes are very costly so it is good to have a spin welded RO membrane.
Hi power UV bulb
Usually water purifiers are equipped with 8 watt UV bulb but Kent Water Purifiers are equipped with high power 11 watt UV bulb which is more effective in inactivating harmful bacteria, viruses and protozoa from the water.
Push fit components
Kent Grand Plus comes with push fit components. Pushpit components basically means that all the components of this water purifier are attached to each other in such a way that it will not cause any kind of water leakage.
Fully automatic operations
Kent Grand Plus performance all its operations automatically. It automatically fills the water in the water storage tank when the water level decreases it will also shut down the filling operation once the purified water storage tank gets fully filled which is quite convenient.
Built in SMPS
Kent Grand Plus comes with a built in SMPS.
SMPS basically works as an voltage stabilizer which stabilizer is the high voltage current during voltage fluctuations ensuring no harm will cause to this water purifier even during voltage fluctuations.
Kent Grand Plus is equipped with sediment filter, activated carbon filter, UF membrane, RO membrane, post carbon filter and UV bulb.
You will have to change this filters periodically.
Out of all the above filters the basic filters like sediment filter, activated carbon filter, post carbon filter you will have to change them annually.
The total cost of these filters is around 1100 rupees.
Talking about RO membrane and UV bulb, this water purifier will notify you with a beeping sound and with its LED indicators about changing RO membrane or UV bulb.
Usually you will have to change RO membrane once in 1 to 3 years.
How often you will have to change it’s a RO membrane is really depends upon the quantity of water is purified and also what kind of impure water is purified.
The cost of the RO membrane is around 2500 rupees.
So this will give you enough idea about the maintenance of this water purifier.
Kent Grand Plus comes with a manufacturer warranty of 1 year.
Users are very happy with the purification of this water purifier. Some users also find the maintenance of this water purifier quite expensive.
Now let’s have a look at the pros and cons of these water purifier.
- RO + UV + UF TDS controller
- Large water storage tanks
- Hi power UV bulb
- Built in SMPS
- Spin Welded RO membrane
- Push fit components
- Expensive maintenance
- No pre filter
- Large body
If you are looking for water purifier with all the essential features then Kent Grand Plus is ideal for you.
This water purifier is equipped with RO, UV and UF water purification technologies so this water purifier can be used for the purification of any kind of water whether you are using Municipal water or bore well water or any other water.
Additionally this water purifier also comes with a TDS controller so it will allow you to control the TDS of the water.
This water purifier is also equipped with a large 8 litre water storage tank and water level indicator as well.
This water purifier with dispenses the water even during power outcuts, if the purified water is already stored in the water storage tank.
It does not require electricity for dispensing water.
Additionally Kent Grand Plus comes with all the essential features like Spin Welded RO membrane, built in SMPS and push fit components and high power UV bulb.
This water purifier also has decent alert system.
Overall the build quality of this water purifier is also good.
I hope you found this review helpful.
If you have any doubts refer to the comments section below.
What is the maintenance cost of this water purifier?
You will have to change sediment filter, activated carbon filter, post carbon filter annually and it will cost you around 1100 rupees.
If you have to change the RO membrane which you will have to change once in 1-3 years and it will cost you around 2500 rupees.
How will I know when I will have to change any of the filter of this water purifier?
You will have to change its filter like sediment filter, activated carbon filter and post carbon filter annually i.e. after every 12 months and this water purifier will notify you with a beeping sound and LED indicator whenever you will have to change its a RO membrane or UV bulb.
What about the waste water coming out from this water purifier?
This water purifier is equipped with 4 to 5 feet long pipe as an outlet for the wastewater.
Can I connect Municipal water supply pipe directly to this water purifier?
Yes you can.
But if the force of the Municipal water is low then it is recommended to have a overhead water storage tanks and then connect it to the water purifier or usea pump booster.
Can I connect motor pump borewell water directly to this water purifier?
How to set the TDS of water?
As Kent Grand Plus comes with TDS controller it will allow you to set the TDS of the water you should set the TDS of the water between 250 mg / l to 500 mg / l.