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[Comparisons of the Best Alkaline Water Machines, Jupiter Water Ionizers, Tyent Water Ionizers, Enagic Water Ionizer (Kangen Water Machine), etc. ]

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If you're looking for the top water ionizers you've found them. Now the job we help you with on this water ionizer comparisons page is to walk right down a list of features of varying importance. How important each feature is will be determined by you. Take your time. We compare alkaline water machines in every imaginable way. If you're looking for water ionizers compared, or water ionizer reviews you've come to the right place! This Alkaline Water Plus exclusive water ionizer comparison chart compares all major, most popular, and/or best alkaline water machines! This is a huge water ionizer comparison page with lots more than just the chart comparing alkaline water machines, so make sure you scroll all the way down to peruse all of the information collected here. 

19 Popular Water Ionizer Comparisons

Brand Name Alive, AKA Real Spirit  Nexus Nexus Jupiter Nexus KYK Bawell Jupiter Chanson Chanson Jupiter Chanson Tyent Lifeionizer Jupiter Samsung Vesta Tyent Tyent Enagic Brand Name
Model Aqua Ionizer Deluxe X-Blue Smart Venus U-Blue Generation 2 Fountain Melody Miracle Miracle-Max Athena VS70 9090 M7 Delphi Vesta-GL MMP-11 UCE-11 SD501 Model
Price $1495
[SALE: $895]
 $1495
[SALE: $897]
$1895
[SALE: $1137]
$1,295 $2195
[SALE: $1317]
$1995
[SALE: $1525]
$1775 $1695 $1850 $2195 $2395 $2395 $2495 $2497 $2895 $2995 $2995 $3495 $4000 Price
Counter-top Model? Counter-top Model?
Undersink Model?
Additional $500
Undersink Model?
Undersink Kit?
Additional $120

Additional $195.

Additional $195.

Additional $195.
Undersink Kit?
Faucet/Spout Materials Plastic & Stainless Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Chrome [metal] Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Plastic Stainless Steel Chrome [metal] Chrome [metal] Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Plastic Plastic/Metal Faucet/Spout Materials
Warranty Lifetime Parts & 5 Yr. Labor  10 Years Parts & Labor  10 Years Parts & Labor Lifetime Parts & Limited Lifetime Labor  10 Years Parts & Labor  10 Years Parts & Limited Labor Limited Lifetime Warranty Lifetime Parts & Limited Lifetime Labor  10 Years Parts & Labor  10 Years Parts & Limited Labor Lifetime Parts & Limited Lifetime Labor  10 Years Parts & Limited Labor Lifetime Parts & Labor Lifetime Parts & Limited Lifetime Labor Lifetime Parts & Limited Lifetime Labor Lifetime Parts & Limited Lifetime Labor Lifetime Parts & Labor Lifetime Parts & Labor  5 Years Parts & Labor Warranty
Is the Warranty Transferrable? Is the Warranty Transferrable?
Satisfaction Guarantee
30 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
Yes, but only with 15% restocking fee
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
60 Days
30 Days
Satisfaction Guarantee
Is there a Restocking Fee? No No No No No No No No No No No No 15% 15% No No 15% 15% $480.00 Is there a Restocking Fee?
Factory & Product Certifications
ETL
 ISO9001, ISO14001, GMDIA, KFDA, GMP, TUV, NRTL, CE, IAF and Medical Device Cert
 ISO9001, ISO14001, GMDIA, KFDA, GMP, TUV, NRTL, CE, IAF and Medical Device Cert
ISO9001, ISO14001, UL, KFDA, FDA, WQA, EPA and CE
  ISO9001, ISO14001, GMDIA, KFDA, GMP, TUV, NRTL, CE, IAF and Medical Device Cert
 ISO9001, ISO14001, KFDA, and GMP
 ISO9001, ISO13485, CE, ROHS 
ISO9001, ISO14001, UL, KFDA, FDA, WQA, EPA and CE
ISO9001, Certified in Taiwan
ISO9001, Certified in Taiwan
ISO9001, ISO14001, UL, KFDA, FDA, WQA, EPA and CE
ISO9001, Certified in Taiwan
ISO9001, ISO14001, TUV, CB, GMP, KFDA, CE and UL ISO 14001, GMP, CE, KFDA 
ISO9001, ISO14001, UL, KFDA, FDA, WQA, EPA and CE
ISO9001, ISO14001, UL, KFDA, FDA, WQA, EPA and CE ISO9001, ISO14001, TUV, CB, GMP, KFDA, CE and UL ISO9001, ISO14001, TUV, CB, GMP, KFDA, CE and UL ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO 13485, UL, CE and Medical Device Cert Factory & Product Certifications
Manufacturer Undisclosed EnTech / Ionia EnTech / Ionia EmcoTech EnTech / Ionia EOS Undisclosed EmcoTech Chanson Chanson EmcoTech Chanson Ty En Undisclosed EmcoTech EmcoTech Ty En Ty En Enagic Manufacturer
Design Engineers Real spirit EnTech Engineers EnTech Engineers Jupiter Engineers EnTech Engineers Kim Young Kwi Undisclosed Jupiter Engineers Chanson Chanson Jupiter Engineers Chanson Ty En Undisclosed Jupiter Engineers Samsung Ty En Ty En Enagic Design Engineers
Model
Aqua Ionizer Deluxe
X-Blue
Smart
Venus
U-Blue
Generation 2
Fountain
Melody
Miracle
Miracle-Max
Athena
VS70
9090
M7
Delphi
Vesta-GL
MMP-11
UCE-11
SD501
Model
Manufacturer Information Chinese Company
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Korean Company [Japanese Engineers] making water ionizers for 30+ years.
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Chinese Company
Korean Company [Japanese Engineers] making water ionizers for 30+ years.
Taiwanese Company Making Water Filters for over 30 Years
Taiwanese Company Making Water Filters for over 30 Years
Korean Company [Japanese Engineers] making water ionizers for 30+ years.
Taiwanese Company Making Water Filters for over 30 Years
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Undisclosed Korean Company
Korean Company [Japanese Engineers] making water ionizers for 30+ years.
Korean Company  making water ionizers for 30 years.
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Korean Company making water ionizers for 11 years.
Japanese Company making water ionizers for 30+ years.
Manufacturer Information
Medical Device Approved in Country of Origin? Medical Device Approved in Country of Origin?
Medical Device Manuf. Certificate? Medical Device Manuf. Certificate?
Solid, Sturdy, "Work-horse" Construction? Solid, Sturdy, "Work-horse" Construction?
Better Bus. Bureau Rating for Importer [Service/Repair Facility] A A A A A Not Rated A- A A A A A A Not a Member
B-
A A A A A Better Bus. Bureau Member? Rating for Importer [Service/Repair Facility]
Location of Repair Faciltiy California Missouri Missouri Nevada Missouri New Jersey Florida Nevada California California Nevada California New Jersey California Nevada Nevada New Jersey New Jersey California Location of Repair Faciltiy
Did it do Well in AWP Comparison Testing? No Did it do Well in AWP Comparison Testing?
Does it ionize thoroughly at lower "drinking" pH-levels? Does it ionize thoroughly at lower "drinking" pH-levels?
Number of Plates 7 5 5 5 5 7 7 5 7 7 5 7 9 7 5 9 11 11 7 Number of Plates
Model Aqua Ionizer Deluxe X-Blue Smart Venus U-Blue Generation 2 Fountain Melody Miracle Miracle-Max Athena VS70 9090 M7 Delphi Vesta-GL MMP-11 UCE-11 SD501 Model
Type of Plates Flat, Solid Flat, Solid Mesh Flat, Solid Flat, Solid Slotted Solid, Flat Solid, Electroplated Solid, Electroplated Solid, Electroplated Mesh Solid, Electroplated Holed Solid Flat or Mesh Mesh Solid Holed Solid Holed Solid Solid Type of Plates
Does it use "Continuous Cleaning"? [Better for Hard Water] Does it use "Continuous Cleaning"? [Better for Hard Water]
Best Flow-Rate 1.5 Liters/min. 1.5 Liters/min. 1.5 Liters/min. 1.5 - 2 Liters/min. 1.5 - 2 Liters/min. 1.5 - 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 1.5v-v2 Liters/min. 1.5v- 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 1.5 - 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 2 Liters/min. 2 L.5iters/min. 2.5 Liters/min. 3 Liters/min. Best Flow-Rate
Does it Have a Flow-Control Knob? Does it Have a Flow-Control Knob?
Does it Display the Flow-Rate? Does it Display the Flow-Rate?
Does it tell or show an estimate of pH &/or ORP [even if inacurate]? Does it tell or show an estimate of pH &/or ORP [even if inacurate]?
Highest Alkaline Water [St. Louis] 10.9 11 11 11 Not Tested 11 10.5 11.2 11.2 11.6 11.3 11.2 11.4 9.9 11.3 11.4 11.5 Not Tested 11.5 Highest Alkaline Water [St. Louis]
Lowest Acidic  Water [St. Louis] 5.6 3.5 3.5 3 Not Tested 3 3.2 3 3 2 2.5 2.8 2.5 6.5 2.8 2.5 2.5 Not Tested 2.3 Lowest Acidic  Water [St. Louis]
Does it Allow for Power-Boosting or Programming? Does it Allow for Power-Boosting or Programming?
Pure Platinum over Titanium? Pure Platinum over Titanium?
Plate Source China Japan Japan Japan Japan Korea China Japan Taiwan Taiwan Japan Taiwan Korea Korea Japan Korea Korea Korea Japan Plate Source
Model Aqua Ionizer Deluxe X-Blue Smart Venus U-Blue Generation 2 Fountain Melody Miracle Miracle-Max Athena VS70 9090 M7 Delphi Vesta-GL MMP-11 UCE-11 SD501 Model
Food Grade Plastic Hosing? Food Grade Plastic Hosing?
Mineral Port? Mineral Port?
Is the Filter Easy to Install? Is the Filter Easy to Install?
Does it have comprehensive, effective filtration? Does it have comprehensive, effective filtration?
Filters Chlorine? Filters Chlorine?
Filters Chloramine? Filters Chloramine?
Filters Heavy Metals? Filters Heavy Metals?
Filters Fluoride? Filters Fluoride?
Filters Bacteria if desired? Filters Bacteria if desired?
Tested for Pharmaceutical Removal? Tested for Pharmaceutical Removal?
Reliable Filter Life Indicator? Reliable Filter Life Indicator?
Have Filters Been US Lab Tested to Prove What they Remove? Have Filters Been US-Lab Tested?
Replacement Filter Cost $40 $79-$89 $79-$89 $89 to $119 $79-$89 $119 $59 & $79 $89 to $119 $59 $59 $89 to $119 $59 $119 $59.97x2 $89 to $119 $89 to $119 $119 $119 $135 Replacement Filter Cost
Model Aqua Ionizer Deluxe X-Blue Smart Venus U-Blue Generation 2 Fountain Melody Miracle Miracle-Max Athena VS70 9090 M7 Delphi Vesta-GL MMP-11 UCE-11 SD501 Model
Power Surge Protection? Power Surge Protection?
Power Consumption & Electrical Supply 200w / .5amps / Transformer 110w / .5amps / Transformer 110w / .5amps / Transformer 110w / .5amps / Transformer 110w / .5amps / Transformer 150w / .5amps / Transformer SMPS 110w / .5amps / Transformer 110w / .5amps / Transformer 150w / .5amps / Transformer 150w / .5amps / Transformer 150w / .5amps / Transformer Variable: 33w – 375w depending on settings [SMPS] Up to 450w
[SMPS]
150w / .5amps / Transformer Variable: 200-300w[SMPS] Can be used interchangeably 110V or 220V. Variable: 33w – 750w depending on settings [SMPS] Variable: 33w – 750w depending on settings [SMPS] 230w / 2.5amps [Transformer ] Power Consumption & Electrical Supply
Does it Have a Music Option? Does it Have a Music Option?
Input water hose size 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 3/8 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 3/8 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 1/4 inch 3/8 inch Input water hose size

Why is this Water Ionizer Comparison Chart so different than Other sites comparing Alkaline Water Machines?

The smartest people I know go straight to the comparison and review sites when they decide to buy something expensive, like an alkaline water machine. To me, that's an excellent idea, however you should beware that most of the water ionizer review sites that you will come to are actually just giving the opinion of the site-owner Naturally, people are entitled to their opinions, of course, but rather than giving credibility to "awards" [which are generally made-up and can be handed out randomly by pretty much anyone] I believe that real, hands-on testing and analysis of the various features of each water ionizer to be much more helpful and reliable.

Another thing you may or may not notice about my chart is that, while I do make reference to the number of plates and number of watts in the various water alkalizers, I don't always call the water ionizer with the most plates or highest watts the best. That's because I've noticed when testing the different water ionizers that it did not add up to better results in many cases. Bigger and more is not always better when it comes to water alkalizers. Of course I will report when it is better, but really I have tested and tested and the bigger is better theory, with regard to water ionizers, just doesn't add up.

There are several top water ionizers that have only 5 plates. How is this possible? It is an engineering feat that water alkalizers can even do what they do. They split the water, ionize it, transform it, all very quickly as you hold your glass under the water ionizer's spout. The engineers who design the plates, also design the water cell [the structure that holds the plates, controls the flow, cleans the plates, distributes the electricity, etc.] All of these things, working together is what makes or breaks the ability of a water alkalizer to alkalize and ionize the water. It is not just one thing, such as number of plates. There is one thing that normally is true about 7, 9, and now 11-plate water ionizers that makes them top water ionizers, is that they can ionize the water faster. Faster ionization is another feature that a consumer may or may not want. I actually like my water ionizer to ionize at about a 1.5 quart/min. flow-rate. The reason I like this, rather than a 3-quart/min flow-rate is that the filtration will be far better at the slower flow-rate.

In many cases I've found a five-plate water ionizer getting better results than a 7-plate one. I have found through years of comparison testing that it is a whole design, the water cell, filtration, internal cleaning, and flow-rate all working together to get results. I can assure you that all water ionizers on the above chart have gotten good results and will do a good job ionizing your water for you.

At Alkaline Water Plus,we give you the straight facts about the best alkaline water machines [water ionizers]. We have a wide range of hand-picked exceptional alkaline water machines. We've compared the best of the best water ionizers in every conceivable way for you here on this comprehensive water ionizer comparison page. Alkaline Water Plus has taken the time to effectively and completely compare alkaline water machines and report the information found to you here, including the following water ionizers: Jupiter Melody, Athena, Delphi, and Venus water ionizers; Samsung Vesta GL water ionizer: Tyent 7070 Turbo, 9090 Turbo Extreme, and UCE 9000 water ionizers; Nexus water ionizers [The Nexus X-Blue], Chanson Miracle, Miracle Max and VS70 water ionizers; the KYK Generation II and the Enagic Kangen Water® Ionizer.

There may be some water ionizers which aren't on this chart. We are working on that. We used to have the policy that if we didn't think the water ionizer was worthy or good enough, or the company was questionable, that we wouldn't include their ionizers on this chart. We have revised the policy and so will now start including even those eventually on the chart. So sorry about that, but there's only so much room on this chart. We will soon revise the format of the chart to be more user-friendly. Come back soon to see those changes!

Life Water Ionizers

You may also notice that Life Ionizers [Life 7600, Life 8100, Life 9200, etc.] are not compared on this page. Read these articles to find out why we do not trust or compare Life Ionizers.

Fake Water Ionizer Comparisons Come in Many Forms

Watch out for "water ionizer comparisons" where the water ionizer comparison chart shows only the highest or strongest pH/ORP for that water ionizer and/or doesn't show you their testing. That is misleading for two reasons: 1) You don't drink at the highest alkaline level, so the ORP for that level is irrelevant. What you should really be interested in is the ORP for the pH level you will be drinking. 2) Unless the water ionizers are being compared side-by-side in the same location, at the same time, using an ORP meter that is cleaned and calibrated prior to each test, you will have many potential false comparisons. I am one of the only people who actually shows the extensive testing among water ionizers on YouTube. When I do this it adds to the general knowledge about various water ionizers and also shows that water ionizers perform differently in different water sources. 

Another fake water ionizer comparison trick is to make claims based on saying their ionizer is the only medical device. No water ionizers are considered medical devices in the US. Also, in Korea, the KFDA [the equivalent of the US FDA] and in Japan, the Ministry of Health, both recognize that all the water ionizers I sell are medically useful devices.

One, more recent trick is to make claims that ionized water is not natural, because it's not found in nature. The claims are being made by people who want you to buy their products [usually filtering-only devices] instead. But, the idea of ionized water not being natural is just silly. It can be tested and found to be water [two hydrogens to every oxygen]. There will be also found to be normal, healthy minerals in ionized water, such as calcium. There will also be an abundance of extra electrons, which are nature's most natural anti-oxidants. If you go and stand next to the ocean, 5 feet away, and breath the air you may feel energized by it. What is different about that air? It has an abundance of extra electrons in it. Electrons are negatively charged and are able to be donated to active oxygen [also called free-radicals] in the body. This instantly makes the oxygen able to be used properly by the cells of the body and prevents free-radical damage to the cells. You will find nothing more in this water. 

I don't have anything in particular bad to say about filtering-only alkaline water ionizer devices. I sell a few. The most popular one is my new WellBlue pitcher which can bring the pH up slightly [about 1 point higher than the source water pH, i.e. from 8.5 to 9.5 or from 7.5 to 8.5] and it delivers about a -400 ORP [antioxidants] on average. I think it's a great product, and I think everyone buy one, even if they have a regular water ionizer, because they will be traveling sometimes and will need it. However it's not my personal favorite to use a filtering-only water ionizer [also called portable water ionizer]. I use them only when I travel. The portable water ionizers work, but the electrical water ionizers work so much better and faster. I have tested them all and the health benefits are better with a regular [electrical] water ionizer.

I look upon a water ionizer as a tool that can be used to adjust the buffers, we all need, up or down as desired. After 18 years of using water ionizers [for myself and my whole family] I can say that they are the single-best-thing I've ever used. I am very health conscious about the products I buy, but have never found a better product to recommend to others than an alkaline water ionizer.

Ionized Water, Kangen Water®, Alkaline Water and Best Water Filters: Is Water Ionization the Same for all Alkaline Water Machines?

Not all alkaline water machines are the same. Some ionized water has a higher pH with a lower ORP, which is not good. Some water ionizers can provide lower, drinking levels, of pH with very high [negative] ORP. That is very good. Some alkaline water machines have more watts to get a higher/lower range of pH [for cleaning purposes. It's debatable whether this is good or not. Raising the watts too high may not be the best thing to do, after all you do have valuable platinum coatings on the electrode plates...which you wouldn't want to melt off if the plates got too hot. Some water ionizers have a mineral port, and I personally really like this option [although I don't use it all the time]. The Enagic Company, of course, says Kangen Water® is singularly the best alkaline water machine ever. But the Enagic Kangen Water® ionizer is a water ionizer, just like the other alkaline water machines. The Enagic company attempts to persuade you [by coming up with a different name for the water, Kangen Water®, for example] that Kangen Water® is different than other ionized water. Kangen water® is as different from other ionized water as any other water ionizer is different than the others. I would say that Enagic Kangen Water® is better than many water ionizers, but not better than the Samsung Vesta water ionizer, the Jupiter water ionizers, the Tyent Turbo water ionizers or the Chanson Miracle-Max and VS 70 water ionizers for getting a great, high, ORP per unit of pH. Also the new Samsung water ionizer beats Enagic in every conceivable way.

Also, the Enagic company warns their customers about the potential plate damage that could be caused by utilizing their strong-acidic-water setting too frequently or improperly. I don't know of too many Enagic dealers that ever mention this though. When the strong-acidic-water setting button is pushed, a saline solution [which also contains bleach] is released into the water. This is a caustic solution. It's also potentially caustic to the water ionizer to use 235 watts of power. [see Enagic's warning page here: http://www.enagic.com/technology_maintenance.php] 

Which Water Ionizer has the Best Water Filters?

All of the water ionizers I sell have good water filters, but as far as which alkaline water machine having the best water filters, the Jupiter alkaline water machines have the best water filter selection. I encourage you to keep the quality of the drinking water in mind when comparing water ionizers. However I offer all of the best water filters to add externally, in-line with your water ionizer to clean your water perfectly [customized to your source water needs] no matter which water ionizer you buy.

Which Water Ionizer is the Best?

I've tested and studied most of the water ionizers myself, and so have hands-on knowledge of them. I also offer many water ionizer comparison videos in my blog, so you can see for yourself. If you're trying to find the right water ionizer for you, the chart, above, will help you. But you have to decide what features are most important to you. The Alkaline Water Plus water ionizer comparison chart shows the most important details that you should be looking at. This water ionizer comparison chart is more detailed than any other water ionizer comparison chart you will find.

If you have any questions about the water ionizer comparison chart or need assistance in any way with your water ionizer purchase or questions, you are always welcome to call... 1-888-MY-ALKALINE [1-888-692-5525].

How are Alkaline Water Machines Compared?

Anyone doing water ionizer comparisons should compare only "apples-to-apples"! When looking at water ionizer comparison videos, it's important to compare only those water ionizers tested at the same location and time. Also, even though a water ionizer is best in one set of tests, you should try to see several tests of that water ionizer before making a judgment. The most important factor to look at in comparing water ionizers is the healthiness of the ionized drinking water! In the chart above, where I've reported water ionizer comparison tests, I have placed emphasis on the water ionizer in each set of tests that was able to produce the best [healthiest...highest ORP per unit of pH] water for you to drink and declared that water ionizer the best for that series of tests. I did this comparison using level 3 [or that water ionizer's 9.5 pH level] in order to put emphasis on the importance of testing the most popular/common drinking level of ionized water. The strong acid and alkaline by-products of the water ionization are non-drinkable, and though they are great features, only you can decide if they should take precedence over either the healthiness of the ionized water you can get from the alkaline water machine you buy... or your budget.

How can you tell if a water ionizer is superior?

The most important ways to compare water ionizers are:

  • Compare the pH and ORP [antioxidant] levels that the water ionizers can produce. It is the whole design of the water ionizer that ultimately one should look at. The ionizer with the best overall design will allow that water ionizer to get better pH and ORP in comparison tests. The only way to do this is through side-by-side comparisons, First consider how strongly the water ionizer can ionize. Then look at the ORP per unit of pH the water ionizer is able to produce -- the stronger [more negative] ORP the better.
  • After comparing the pH and ORP capabilities, compare the water ionizers' internal cleaning systems. Why do I say you should compare the water ionizers' cleaning systems? A good cleaning system is the only way your water will be able to continue to produce the best ionized water in years to come. It's very important to keep the electrodes clean [not just clean them periodically]. The electrodes are the "heart" of the water ionizer. If the electrodes can be kept squeaky clean, then your water ionizer will continue to be able to produce the best, high pH, low ORP [high antioxidant], water as if it was brand new out of the box! If the water ionizer isn't kept internally cleaned well enough, then the electrodes will develop a calcium film [or scale build up] on them. This will reduce the water ionizer's capacity to ionize water [pH & ORP] over the months and years.
  • Ideally, one should set up all the water ionizers in one location, and use them equally, and test them periodically to then see which water ionizer continues to be the best -- over time. But, short of that, we can predict this pretty well by looking at the cleaning systems to see which are the best. 

Other Things to Consider When Deciding on the Best Water Ionizer for You:

  • Convenience: Does the water ionizer have to wait for acid washes, and also waist your filtered water? [Most water ionizers, i.e., Enagic, Tyent, Venus, KYK, Chanson, and 2 of the Nexus models] Or, do the water ionizer acid washes happen after you're done pouring, still wasting your filtered water? Or, does the water ionizer have automatic, continual cleaning with no inconvenience or wasted water? [Melody, Athena, Delphi, Samsung and the Nexus Smart] water ionizers?
  • What techniques were used for the electroplating? [coating the electrodes with platinum] ...and the design of the plates?
    • The Chanson and Jupiter Venus and Melody alkaline water machine manufacturers use computerized techniques to coat the plates with an irregular surface [peaks and valleys]. This allows for a greater surface area for better electrolysis without needing to increase the wattage.
    • The mesh plate design [used by the Athena and Delphi water ionizers] also provides a greater surface area and better electrolysis. Provided the plating and cleaning of the mesh plates is done correctly, using mesh plates and electroplating is a great innovation in water ionizer design. It allows for greater electrolysis without having to use too high of a wattage. High wattage will wear the ionizer out more quickly than lower wattage.
    • The other, older, plating technique is dipping the plates. Comparatively, when "dipping" is used, the surface area for electrolysis will be small unless the company uses large plates. Using large plates is necessary in this case, but the design is not superior to the water ionizers that use the newer techniques for increasing the surface area of electroplating, including mesh. Solid plates cause water ionizers to require the use of extra wattage. The KYK uses large slotted plates which are designed to be a cross between solid and mesh plates. The Tyent's plates are a holed solid plate. They call it mesh, but it is not a true mesh. The Enagic, Samsung, KYK and Tyent companies dip their plates.
    • As stated before, the true test of the superiority of the water ionizer's plate design is in that water ionizer's ability to get a good pH and ORP.
  • Filtration: If you live in a municipality where your water is treated...the best water filters are those which remove Chloramine and Fluoride, which the municipalities put into your treated water. The best water filter for a well owner would be a .01 filter, which would filter out lead, chlorine, bacteria and many of the thiings that water treatment companies do for municipalities. The Jupiter Biostone filters have special filter media designed to eliminate Chloramine and Fluoride. 
  • Also, it's good if a water ionizer has a filter counter [which is better than not having one]. With a filter counter you can more accurately see when it's time to change your filter. The only ionizer in the chart, above, that doesn't have a filter counter is the Enagic SD501.
  • Where was it made? I have listed a few water ionizers, above, which were made in China. I don't recommend buying them because of where they were made. The reason is that the quality of electronics coming out of that country isn't good.
  • Company User-Friendliness! [i.e., Does it have a 60-day satisfaction guarantee? Free shipping? Good warranty? The Jupiter, Samsung and Tyent water ionizer companies all offer lifetime warranties. Chanson and Nexus offer 10-year warranties, KYK water ionizers have 7-year warranties and the Enagic Kangen water company offers a 5-year warranty.
  • How long has the company [US wholesaler] been around? What's its BBB Rating? How long has the manufacturer been in existence? What is their world-wide reputation?
  • Power: More amperage & watts going through the plates is not necessarily better. Most manufacturers keep the wattage down to about 150w or less, but some water ionizers are capable of up over 250 watts. I believe that the more long-lasting water ionizers will prove out to be the ones using the lower watts. But, only time will tell on this prediction, and if that company offers that water ionizer a lifetime warranty, then you're likely to be covered for this.
  • Does a high price mean that particular water ionizer is better? No,in my experience I have found that price does not necessarily equate to better quality in a water ionizer. The ways to find out the better water ionizer are all specified above. Do not allow a company to tell you that it's the "only real water ionizer" or that it's "the Cadilac and all others are Fords"... these are the kinds of statements that sales people use to try to get you to buy a more expensive product. I object to sales people making false claims and using scare tactics. I consider this to be very dirty selling tactics.

Look at the things listed above with any water ionizer you're considering, and you'll find the truly best [no hype] one for you. I encourage potential water ionizer buyers to get the real facts from someone more objective and knowledgeable. I like most of the water ionizers, above. I've been drinking ionized water for over 20 years now, and if there's one thing I do know, it's that water ionizers DO work to help people with their health. Years ago my first water ionizer helped me enormously! The biggest problem I had was allergies, and they all went away! This was with a far inferior water ionizer than the ones above. [It only got about -250 ORP per pH level of 9.5 [whereas the good ionizers I sell today get up around -300 to -600 ORP at that 9.5 pH level.] Also, with that same inferior water ionizer my health and the health of my kids [I have 5 kids] changed drastically. We all went from each seeing the doctor twice a year each...for ear or throat infections, allergies or something like that, to only well-child check-ups or in my case, no visits at all! The water ionizers on the chart above are all there because they're good ones. I refuse to sell a water ionizer that is inferiorly designed. They're all fairly comparable with each other. Even though one is best in one area...it may not be best in another. It really does boil down to personal choice and budget. I have tested the highest priced water ionizer with great expectations, but found it to be simply comparable with the others, and not even better. It was clearly not better in the quality of the drinking level of ionized water, but the high cost is necessary with any MLM money-making program. MLM is one way to spread the word about new products, and so I don't knock them...as long as there aren't any dirty selling tactics used. The main point of saying this is: you should not be fooled by a sales person's hype if someone is trying to imply their water ionizer is the only one that can cure people, or something. It just wouldn't be true. The Japanese Health Department recognized that ionized alkaline water from water ionizers had proven health benefits and described water ionizers as health devices. This recognition was given with no regard to a particular brand. The origin of the development of water ionizers was actually in both Korea and Japan...they built off each other. Korea recognizes water ionizers made in Korea as medical devices [provided they are good enough] and Japan recognizes the water ionizers made in Japan...that's how it works. Each country examines its own manufacturers' devices. Jupiter, KYK and Tyent are all approved by Korea to make medical devices, and in Korea their water ionizers are recognized as medical devices. I have first-hand knowledge that people many years ago [when I bought my first water ionizer] were experiencing unbelievable health benefits from ionized water. Most of the water ionizer companies today weren't even born yet. As a matter of fact back in the 70's Michael Moon [the founder of Jupiter water ionizers] was a very wealthy manufacturer with failing health. He was introduced to water ionizers by a friend, and after regaining his youthful health with a primitive crude water ionizer of the time he decided to develop the superior quality Jupiter water ionizers we have today. Water ionizers are awesome for your health, and you will be so much healthier than you are now [save so much money in the long run] by drinking fresh ionized water with any of the water ionizers shown above. Every water ionizer listed above produces the same type of alkaline and acidic water in that their machines contain a filter and ionizing chamber just like all other alkaline water ionizers. With some you need to use a slower water flow than with others. All of these water ionizers split the water into acid and alkaline streams. All of the water ionizers in the above comparison chart will produce an ORP of greater than the standard used to determine if it's a medical device [greater than -300] and even better!

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