I help people every day to find just the right water ionizer for their budget and health. I hate to see people spend extra money to ensure they are getting the very best water ionizer and then turn around and store it in such a way as to lose the pH and ORP benefits unnecessarily.
The wrong storage of ionized water wastes money and health benefits!
I've tried every single way possible of storing ionized water [plastic, glass, stainless] and all kinds of shapes, designs and sizes of water container, and the very best ionized water containers I've found are: A special vacuum-sealed, stainless, bottle. I used to think a simple mason jar was best, but there are problems with aesthetics, breakage and the lid-rusting that made me seek out another solution. The stainless-vacuum sealed bottles come in two styles, wide-mouth and narrow-top. You can see all of the choices on this page. Accessories & Other Products.
Now that I have found these great storage containers for ionized water, I can go for 8 or 10 hours and still feel confident that my water is ionized well.
Vacuum-Sealed, Stainless Sports Bottles:
Our double-walled, food grade, high-quality stainless sport bottles are the perfect storage containers for ionized water! Just fill them to the inner "lip", screw on the lid and go! Hours later you can open and drink great, refreshing ionized water in which the pH and ORP is preserved perfectly!
The principle of the vacuum sealed bottle and mason jar are similar. Eliminate the air from the storage compartment and you will get better preservation of the pH and ORP.
The vacuum bottle eliminates the air by inserting a nipple-shaped, sealed lid into the neck of the bottle.
Why can't plastic work?
Plastic is bad for a few reasons. Even if it's BPA-free, it's still got chemicals which most likely leach into the water. But, another thing is the fact that regardless of chemical leaching, plastic is porous and can't retain pH and ORP well. If you must use plastic, then pick a food-grade plastic that is thick rather than thin. Either way, though, it won't come close to being able to store ionized water as well as the stainless-vacuum bottles, described above.