Water that comes from our Singapore taps is safe. It’s treated for bacteria and viruses and water samples are regularly collected to ensure and maintain its quality. But in recent years, many households have added a water purifier to their homes, and the trend only seems to be increasing, so why is this happening? I can think of many reasons why I would like a water purifier in my own home, with the main one being the convenience of having fresh cold or hot water on tap. Also, it’s true that purified water really does taste different (and better), but I don’t think the taste of water is quite the selling point here, but more so the supposed health benefits that come with drinking filtered water (more on that later). If you’re considering a water purifier, go for the best and check out the ones from RUHENS.
It’s a global brand with 30 years of experience in water filtration technology. The brand is well-known for its water purifiers and they look incredibly sleek. They are also endorsed by Ah Ge and everyone loves him.
Above: Li Nan Xing for Ruhens, featuring the Ruhens ICE Water Purifier.
WHICH MODEL TO GET?
The newest and most popular model is the V Series. It’s a tankless device that easily connects to any water point, so you have unlimited filtered water on demand. Customers love that it’s extremely compact, so it doesn’t take up much counter space, and it has a minimalist, clean design that will look good in any interior design.
Above: Ruhens V series in Frosted silver.
The V Series is popular because it’s easy to use and maintain. It dispenses up to five temperatures (ambient, cold or hot water in 4°C, 27°C, 40°C, 60°C, 87°C); has a quantity control (for 120ml, 550ml or 1,500ml); a child safety lock; and an Eco Mode, which reduces power consumption by 30%. It’s also easy to clean with an adjustable and removable faucet, a built-in UV lamp that automatically sterilises the interior, and a filter change indicator so you get notified when it’s time to replace the filters.
Above: the sleek controls at the top of the Ruhens v series.
The filtration system is exclusive to RUHENS water purifiers and includes a Micro Antioxidant Carbon Filter that reduces sediment particles and absorbs chlorine and other bad odours present in feed water; and there’s a Nanofact Plus Filter that removes water contaminants such as waterborne micro-organisms, bacteria and viruses.
Above: Ruhens V series in (from left to right) charcoal black, bubblegum pink, frosted silver, marshmallow pink and vanilla white (from $2,799 to $2,849 at SHOPEE).
It comes in five colours, including three Singapore-exclusives — Charcoal Black, Bubblegum Pink and Marshmallow Pink, and a new classy Frosted Silver that has a matte metallic finish.
Above: Ruhens V series in Bubblegum Pink (left) and Marshmallow Pink (right).
If you’re a Marvel fan, there’s even a limited edition collaboration with the V Series featuring Iron Man and Captain America. It costs a bit more than the standard V Series model but it’s worth it if you love the design. Check it out:
Above: Ruhens V series marvel edition featuring iron man and captain america.
Above: Ruhens V series marvel edition featuring Iron Man ($3,199 from SHOPEE).
Above: Ruhens V series marvel edition featuring captain america ($3,199 from SHOPEE).
A step up from the V Series would be RUHENS’ ICE; it’s Singapore’s first water purifier that makes ice, resulting in a truly convenient gadget to have in the home.
Above: Ruhens ICE Water purifier ($4,299).
Functions are similar to the V Series water purifiers; it’s tankless (it connects to a water point meaning never ending water), dispenses water at five temperatures (4°C, 27°C, 40°C, 60°C, 87°C) and three quantities (120ml, 250ml or 550ml), has a child lock safety feature, an adjustable and removable faucet and includes UV self-sterilisation.
Above: Inside the Ruhens ICE Water purifier.
As an ice maker, it automatically makes ice in two sizes (small and large), which you can select from the top panel, and there’s a light indicator to display when the ice storage is full or not. With the ice maker, this machine is evidently bigger than the V Series water purifier, but it serves its purpose as a water purifier, dispenser and ice maker well, and would undoubtedly provide incredible convenience to any household. And like all RUHENS products, it comes in a minimalist, sleek design.
Above: the Ruhens ICE Water purifier has a beautiful, sleek design that looks really good on the counter.
Having a water purifier in the home will make sense for families with babies (the 40°C temperature water is perfect for making baby milk formula), and those who are immunocompromised, since the water is purified and filtered through an advanced filtration system. And of course, you won’t need to boil water in a kettle or chill it in the fridge anymore; it’s a level of convenience that’s common in Japanese and South Korean homes, and that’s now gaining popularity in Singapore.
Consider your needs before investing in one; if you have a water point that can be used for the water purifier, I would suggest a tankless one because the never-ending stream of hot or cold water is what you’ll be enjoying. This is one of those gadgets that you never knew you wanted (or needed!), but it’ll fit right into your life from the minute it’s set up, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
The RUHENS’ V Series (from $2,799 to $2,849) and ICE ($4,299) Water Purifiers can be purchased at Ruhens studios at: 33 Ubi Avenue 3, #01-32, Vertex Building, S(408868); and 2 Gambas Crescent, #01-31, Nordcom 2, S(757046).
Also available on Shopee.
Read more about RUHENS’ water purifiers on their website at RUHENS.COM.SG.