Kent RO Vs Aquaguard RO

Winner- Kent Grand Plus

Winner- Kent Grand Plus
9

Capacity- 8L

9.0 /10

Added protection of UV+UF+TDS

9.0 /10

Build Quality

9.5 /10

After Sales Service

7.5 /10

Usage with different water sources

10.0 /10

Pros

  • Water purification rate = 20 L/hr
  • High powered 11 W UV bulb
  • Filter change alarm and UV bulb failure alarm
  • Latest spin welded RO membrane technology
  • Auto on-off functionality

Cons

  • Not as many add on features as Aquaguard Reviva
  • Multiple complaints of after sales service

Kent or Aquaguard? Welcome to the battle of the top RO brands in India. Over the last month, we received several requests for comparison articles on water purifier brands, the most popular request of which, was Kent Vs Aquaguard.

We further decided to narrow our search to their RO water purifiers, the most popular type in the market. In this article we’ll be comparing our top pick for the best Kent RO Vs Aquaguard RO Water purifier.

Aquaguard Reviva

               

Features

  1. Can be used with any source of water – borewell, municipal supply, overhead tank etc.
  2. 8 L water storage capacity. Ideal for 4-5 member families
  3. Water purification rate = 15L/hr
  4. Added protection of UV + UF along with RO
  5. TDS controller
  6. In built pressure pump to drive water from a low pressure source
  7. Silver surety technology provides added protection from bacteria and viruses
  8. Electronic Membrane Life Enhancer(EMLE) prolongs life of RO membrane
  9. Performs additional E-boiling of water- as if water has been boiled over the stove for ~20 mins
  10. Automatic on/off system

Pros

  1. Lesser service costs due to EMLE feature that prevents scaling of RO membrane
  2. Additional layers of purification- UV+UF+E-boiling+Silver Surety Technology
  3. TDS of output water can be changed according to taste
  4. In built pressure pump– usually an external attachment that one has to buy with most purifiers

Cons

  1. Too many status signals communicated by the machine via different colors, blink rates of LED indicator. Would have been nice to have at least one or two sound alarms for the critical indicators such as filter change or UV bulb failure
  2. Extremely poor reviews of after sales service

Amazon Customer Reviews

Promoters (4 & 5 star reviews) – 42%

Neutral(3 star reviews) – 6%

Detractors(1 & 2 star reviews) – 52%

 

Hot Tip
Amazon, Flipkart on average list water purifiers at least ~2000-3000 Rs lesser than retail.

Our Rating(8/10)

We believe that Aquaguard Reviva is a fantastic product. No other product in this price range has as many features packed into it as Reviva. However, a point of concern are the negative reviews of Aquaguard after sales service. This may be the best product in this line-up but is let down by shoddy customer service.

BUY ON AMAZON!

Kent Grand Plus


Features

  1. Can be used with any source of water – borewell, municipal supply, overhead tank etc.
  2. 8 L water storage capacity. Ideal for 4-5 member families
  3. Water purification rate = 20 L/hr
  4. Added protection of UV + UF along with RO
  5. TDS controller
  6. Filter change alarm and UV bulb failure alarm
  7. Latest spin welded RO membrane technology
  8. Auto on-off functionality.

Pros

  1. 11 W high powered UV bulb provides additional purification layer
  2. TDS of output water can be changed according to preference
  3. Fantastic water purification rate of ~20 L/hr

Cons

  1. Poor after sales service
  2. Higher maintenance cost than a simple RO purifier owing to added components – UV + UF

Amazon Customer Reviews

Promoters (4 & 5 star reviews) – 61%

Neutral(3 star reviews) – 5%

Detractors(1 & 2 star reviews) – 34%

Our Rating(9/10)

We believe that this product is the best RO water purifier in it’s price range. The common theme among all negative reviews of Kent Grand Plus online is about the after sales service. Moreover, this is a common issue that consumers have with all water purifier manufacturers in India.

For the sake of practicality however, even though Kent consumers have faced issues in after sales service, they are way lesser in number than other brands.

BUY ON AMAZON!

Winner- Kent RO Vs Aquaguard RO

Even though Aquaguard Reviva is cheaper and has more features(which are almost redundant, we feel), we still rated it lesser than Kent due to the extremely poor online reviews of their after sales service.

However if this seems like an issue you could live with, Aquaguard Reviva is a great choice as well.

Kent also fared slightly better because when you strip away all the added features of Aquaguard Reviva such as E-boiling, Silver Surety, what remains is a basic RO+ UV+UF purifier. We loved the fact that Kent Grand Plus has a 11 W high powered bulb which destroys germs much more effectively than the  4 W UV bulb present in Aquaguard Reviva.

For these reasons- core product, and after sales service being marginally better, the winner of Kent Vs Aquaguard battle is Kent Grand Plus

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