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Honest Water Ionizer Reviews
What is an honest water ionizer review? The dictionary defines honest as "free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere." If a water ionizer review isn't honest, then what use is it to you? Some companies use various forms of deceit, non-stop. I have used this page to post honest water ionizer reviews and to expose the lies of the companies who engage in deceipt.
The integrity, accuracy and thoroughness of our water ionizer reviews at Alkaline Water Plus are things we take care and pride in. You will find no dishonesty on this website or in any of the products we sell.
I share with you my extensive knowledge from 25 years of testing and using the many brands and styles of water ionizers. In the section, below, called "My own personal water ionizer reviews", you can find useful information about the most popular water ionizers on the market today.
The Truth About Water Ionizers
The real truth about water ionizers is that you should be able to buy a super-strong, long-lasting, and high-quality water ionizer that gives you all the benefits of ionized water for anywhere between $1,500 and $2,500 (with very little difference as you go up to the higher-price-range). The problem with some of the companies selling water ionizers is that they have their machines extremely over-priced for what you get. We do not do this. The prices we charge for water ionizers that are better than our competition are in many cases half of the price of the competition. How is this possible? We simply do not gouge you. We give you the straight pricing and do not engage in trickery about it.
Just as an example, the Tyent company lists the price of their water ionizers twice as high as the ones I sell and then mark the price down for a "special sale" daily. Sometimes up to 70% off if you count the "gifts"! But in truth, their water ionizer might be worth $2000, $$1500, or less. The customer gets tricked into thinking that they got a great deal, yet the water ionizer is merely average and doesn't even have continuous-cleaning. The Life company does a very similar thing.
The Top 10 Deceptive Water Ionizer Reviews...Websites
Beware of Deception
Water ionizer reviews sites are not like Kelly Blue Book, believe me. Water ionizer review sites take a lot of money and work to put there and maintain, and in the water ionizer industry these are put there by water ionizer retailers.
I started out as a very big fan of water ionizers, because ionized water had changed my life. I was so passionate about water ionizers that after retiring as a teacher/principal I decided to build my online store and educate the world about water ionizers. It didn't take very long before I realized how much deception existed when it came to comparing brands of water ionizers.
The first type of deception I'm covering on this page is the fact of many deceptive water ionizer review websites. When companies or websites hide their identities you need to watch out. You should be able to look up the owner of any website and find out who owns it, but these particular websites have their owner unlisted. It's called "registered by proxy". They are obviously pretending to be "non-bias". This is a form of persuasion and trickery that can look VERY authentic. Someone visiting any of the sites listed may leave with the perception that they have now done their due-diligence. However these seemingly neutral sites in each case are owned by the either Tyent, Life, Bawell, or AirWaterLife (water ionizer sales companies). What each of these sites do is create the appearance of poor reviews for their competitors’ products and an attempt to persuade visitors to buy their brand of water ionizer.
Here Are the Top 10 Deceptive water ionizer review sites along with who owns them:
- Water Ionizer Expert: (waterionizerexpert.com) This water ionizer review site belongs to Lifeionizers
- Water Ionizer Machine Reviews: (waterionizermachinereviews.com) This water ionizer review site belongs to Bawell
- Water Ionizer Pure Reviews for Pure Water: (waterionizer.com) This site belongs to Tyent
- Water Ionizer Buyer's Guide: Property of Tyent
- Ionizer Research: (ionizerresearch.com) This water ionizer review site belongs to Tyent
- Editor's Choice Awards: This one belongs to Tyent
- Winner - Water Ionizer of the Year Awards: This water ionizer review site belongs to Tyent
- Alkaline Water Ionizer Reviews: (alkalinewaterionizerreviews.com) This water ionizer review site belongs to Lifeionizers
- The Ionizer Source: (theionizersource.com) This one belongs to Lifeionizers
- Best Water Ionizer Reviews: This water ionizer review site belongs to AirWaterLife
- Water Ionizer Reviews: (waterionizerreviews.net) This water ionizer review site belongs to AirWaterLife
OTHER WAYS TO TRICK CUSTOMERS:
Tyent and Lifeionizers Both Use Deceptive Pricing
Deceptive pricing is a term defined by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC has a full article on deceptive pricing, and spells out the the basic pricing law for US sales: "Whenever an advertiser represents that he is selling below the prices being charged in his area for a particular article, he should be reasonably certain that the higher price he advertises does not appreciably exceed the price at which substantial sales of the article are being made in the area."
In other words, it's against the law to post falsely-high pricing, but Tyent and Life still do it anyway.
"Water Ionizer of the Year" Gimmick
Another gimmick that Tyent does, and a few other water ionizer companies, is pretend that they have won “Water Ionizer of the Year” awards. Many customers fall prey to this technique simply because it's been made to look so official. Tricks, such as these can be seen at waterionizer.com, alkalinewater.com and ionizerresearch.com. These particular sites have all have been uncovered and proven to be Tyent sites.
Here are two examples of the proof of what I'm telling you. The first website,which gives the "Editor's Choice Water Ionizer Reviews Awards", used to be openly registered to Tyent USA. (Now their identity is being hidden by a private proxy.) The second website uses "Bob the Water Ionizer Guy" as their mascott, offers you a free buyer's guide with a picture of a doctor on the cover, and boasts of winning the water ionizer of the year award as seen on another site owned by Tyent. It's very convoluted.
Enagic Dealers Use a Different Type of Deception
My first introduction to Enagic water ionizers was about 10 years ago, when a friend told me about her Enagic Kangen water machine (the Enagic SD-501). When we talked about various water ionizers she was sure her machine was the only safe and medically beneficial water ionizer, because that's what she had been told. She was not trying to lie to me, and was quite convinced of many lies she had been told about literally all other water ionizers. I found an actual phenomina existed in her mind, and the minds of every Enagic dealer I have ever come across. It was the phenomina of brain-washing. Here are examples of why I say that:
- MLM (or whatever you call it) uses peer-convincing, which is very persuasive to people.
- The closed-door meetings use verbal and unverified data is passed from friend to friend, or in a lot of cases a trusted authority presents these things to you. We live in a day and age where many of us leave our opinions at the doorway of trusted authorities. There is so much information out there and too little time to absorb it all. It is beyond the capability of most people to do their own research.
- There is money involved. Sometimes greed hurts a person's integrity, and so shuts off their ability to observe truth from falsehood. This isn't always the case by any means, but with MLMs in particular I have noticed this becomes a factor fairly frequently.
- Fear tactics are a very persuasive factor in selling high-priced equipment. Some sellers latch onto the use of fear tactics in order to boost their sales. This is exactly what my friend was subjected to. Even though it was a slightly inferior machine, without question, she believed all of the other brands of water ionizers were dangerous because she was told this by someone she trusted. So, she "knew" there was no other choice than to buy the Enagic.
I bought an Enagic SD-501 at that point and used it for a long while. I noticed no difference between that machine and the other water ionizer I had been using at the time, which was the Jupiter Melody. Then I bought testing equipment to see the differences in pH and ORP between the two water ionizers. [This soon led to me buying more brands of water ionizers and testing all of these machines against each other.] What I found was that the Enagic water ionizer was good, but not the best for ORP (antioxidants) and filtration. It was about equal to my Jupiter Melody (which I was very happy with), but it had a worse warranty and the filtration was not as good. Read more about Enagic Kangen water ionizers.
Real and Honest Water Ionizer Reviews
Real and honest water ionizer reviews are valuable, and we need them. Customer reviews are invited whenever a customer has purchased a product from us. To find customer water ionizer reviews go to the bottom of any product's page. Here is an example of a customer's water ionizer review:
Customer's Water Ionizer Reviews:
Reliable water ionizer reviews actually come from customers for the most part. Here is one of the many reviews about the Athena electric water ionizer. His comments are very similar to what I have experienced over the years with general overall health benefits of ionized water.
My Own, Personal, Water Ionizer Reviews Are Posted Below:
What Makes My Water Ionizer Reviews Different?
All of the water machine reviews that I have provided below are based on over 25 years of experience working with every major brand of water ionizer. The water ionizer information I give you is tested and verified. Because of my years of experience, I can say that there are many quality water ionizers available - there simply isn't a “best alkaline water ionizer”. There are many good ones. Some of the best ones are fairly inexpensive too.
The fake water ionizer reviews, I described above, are frustrating to me, personally, as I know the benefits of a good water ionizer and I see no need to engage in phony marketing tricks.
My water ionizer testing shows there is no "one feature" that can determine which is the best water ionizer. I can tell you absolutely, 100%, that plate size, as a feature, is barely even worth mentioning. Testing the results of ionization is the only way to really see quality and performance in a water ionizer. Hundreds or even thousands of tests have shown me that some water machines simply have a better overall design than others. Bigger is definitely not always better when it comes to electronics or creating hydrogen water [and that includes the size or even number of the electrode plates]. More or bigger plates do sometimes enable a faster flow rate of water coming out of the water ionizer (but not always), however this may also mean a poorer quality filtration and ORP (antioxidants) result.
I have made it a point to focus on results when it comes to water ionizer comparisons. The higher the ORP (oxidation reduction potential) per unit of pH raised is a way to measure how much molecular hydrogen (antioxidants) are in the water, and this is what I use to judge the overall quality of a water ionizer. I can actually feel the difference in the higher quality water ionizers when I use this as my guide. High prices, big plates, more plates, more power, and faster flow-rate all mean nothing to me, because they haven't shown better results for my body, physically. The amount of hydrogen concentration per unit of pH, though, is something that does go right along with physical benefits that I have experienced (such as reduction of allergies, spider veins, etc.), which have helped me over the years.
I demonstrate all the details about each water ionizer on my Water Ionizer Comparison page, and encourage you to learn about them so you can decide for yourself what’s really the best water ionizer for you.
Buying a water ionizer is similar to buying a car. There is not just one “right” or “best” brand. I help you to find the important features among the different brands so you can make the right decision FOR YOU. Here are the main important factors I consider when choosing a water ionizer.
- Manufacturer: Manufacturer: Location, certification and reputation of manufacturer can make the world of difference when choosing high-end electronics. For instance, China has quality control issues, yet Korea and Japan are excellent with their electronics manufacturing. Also, in Korea and Japan water ionizers are treated as medical equipment and this makes a huge difference in the quality standards that manufacturers must stand by.
- Testing & Performance: Overall results of testing. range of pH and ORP [measurable abundance of antioxidants] per unit of pH produced.
- Filtration: Quality of filtration [as tested by independent laboratories preferably].
- Quality of Parts: Quality of construction and parts will be a good indicator of how well your water ionizer will perform and last.
My Own Alkaline Water Ionizer Reviews:
Alkaline Water Plus has done water ionizer reviews for many years. I have listed reviews of about 20 water ionizers briefly below. I have actively bought and tested the best, most popular water ionizers in order to present the most accurate, non-biased, scientific water ionizer machine reviews possible. My water ionizer reviews, below, are in alphabetical order, by company, for easy reference.
AirWaterLife's Aqua Ionizer Deluxe Water Ionizers
The AirWaterLife Aqua Ionizer Deluxe water ionizer is made in China. Note: AirWaterLife sometimes calls themselves Alive Water Ionizers. -- It's the same though. I tested the Aqua Ionizer Deluxe water ionizer: it has an attractive appearance and performs fairly well.
I decided not to carry it for these reasons. The three main problems I had with the AirWaterLife ionizers are:
- The Aqua Ionizer Deluxe is Chinese-made, which may account for the fact that some of the parts are observably cheaper than Korean-made ionizers, with some plastic rather than stainless steel parts, such as the flex-hose that is the top "spout" of the machine & tee-connector that screws onto your faucet.
- My biggest concern about the AirWaterLife ionizer, is that it requires a 15-second wait time before you pour ionized water. During this wait time acidic water pours out of the top spout. This is a waste of both time and water. This also creates the risk that younger children or anyone not paying attention could accidentally pour acidic water in their glass, thinking it was alkaline drinking water.
- The filtration is not very good.
You can see my full review of the AirWaterLife Aqua Ionizer Deluxe here.
Beware of Deception: The AirWaterLife company claims to be the only company that uses safe plastics. This might be true when comparing their water ionizers to other Chinese-made water ionizers, but it is simply untrue when referring to Korean-made water ionizers or Japanese-made water ionizers. NSF certified plastic hosing is the best, safest water hosing you can use, and all water ionizers made in Korea and Japan use this as the standard. The AirWaterLife company also gives other false or misleading information on their website, such as claiming that Jupiter water ionizers add chemicals to the water. of which the entire opposite is true.
This is One of AirWaterLife's Fake Water Ionizer Review Sites:
Ayana Water Vitality Round Disk Water Ionizers [AKA: Varunizer]
The Ayana water ionizer company gives the impression that their Vitality Round Disk Water Ionizers are superior to their competitors, however that is not at all the case. Read more in my article about the results of my Ayana Vitality water ionizer testing.
These water ionizers are made in Taiwan and imported into Canada. The testing we did of their Vitality water ionizer showed it was able to ionize, but is a bit inferior in its ionization potential. The claims that the machine could boost ionization with the sodium port were particularly disappointing. Calling customer support and attempting to trouble-shoot this feature was of no avail.
Beware of Deception: Ayana Water claims to be able to create super acidic water with their single-plate water ionizer. Tested to be untrue.
Ayana is a poor choice in water ionizers.
Bawell Water Ionizers
Bawell is a water ionizer importer of a Chinese brand water ionizer. The Bawell company has posted "their" address on their site, but it turns out to be a cover-address going to the UPS store of Bocca Raton, Florida. Hiding one's location is not a sign of trustworthiness for a company.
In my testing, the Bawell Fountain water ionizer was able to produce alkaline water but the ORP was poor. My full report and review of the Bawell ionizers can be read here.
Bawell is a poor choice in water ionizers.
Chanson Water Ionizers
Chanson Water Ionizers are compact, programmable, water ionizers and they have 10 Year Warranties. The best of the Chanson water ionizers is the new Miracle-Max water ionizer, which has a flow-control knob and extra-large mineral port. Other Chanson machines are the Chanson Miracle and Chanson Miracle Max. Chanson Water Ionizer Company in Taiwan has been making water filters for 30 years and water ionizers for over 10 years.
The filtration of the Chanson water ionizers is poor. It may be adequate for people who already have excellent water quality, however if you have some of the following: sediment, iron, heavy metals, Chloramines, Fluoride, Chromium 6, pharmaceuticals, etc. in your water, then the C3 prefiltration system is recommended by the Chanson company. The Chanson company does not sanction doing a "vinegar wash" to clean the plates. They have their own citric-acid wash that they recommend to use every 3 months. Your warranty may be void if you have hard water and don't do a citric acid wash regularly (every 3 months) as suggested.
Chinese Water Ionizers Reviews
Watch out for tricks used by Chinese importers, who often fail to tell you where their water ionizers are manufactured (and hope you don't ask).
The main issues with Chinese imports are that their electronics and plate-quality are simply not trustworthy, and the materials used in water ionizer construction are inferior when compared to Korean made and Japanese made water ionizers. There is not sufficient quality control in China mainland. Taiwan, though, is a little better.
One problem with water ionizers is that they require platinum, which is an expensive metal - more so than even gold. Without platinum, or when using a platinum alloy, the ionized water will be far less efficiently ionized. Health concerns may result from the use of alloys rather than pure platinum as well. Chinese water ionizers using gold-plated electrodes or alloys may have sufficiently high pH, but will lack the high levels of antioxidants that are produced by ionizers with platinum plates - which account for half the benefits of ionized water]. I would not sell a water ionizer from a country that could not be trusted for their manufacturing integrity or who had a bad history with electronics. I highly recommend you buy your water ionizer only from countries who at this time have governmental controls, such as the Korean FDA or the Japanese Ministry of Health, on the proper manufacturing of water ionizers. The water ionizers I sell on this site are all fully checked out and certified as efficient and safe by at least one of these agencies.
Chinese made water ionizers are a very poor choice.
Enagic Kangen Water SD501 Water Ionizer
The Enagic SD501 Water Ionizer is a strong ionizer. It produces a constant 235 watts of power which activates its very large plates. The machine has been produced for 15 years or more without change. The perks of the high wattage are you can get a pretty fast flow-rate with the Enagic Kangen water machine as well as a decent range of high/low pH. The downside of the constant high wattage is that the plates are under heavy stress from the high power requirements and the corrosive nature of salt. The plates are subject to abuse if you use the “strong acidic” setting too frequently and/or don’t flush the ionizer properly after pouring strong acidic or strong alkaline water. Another downside to the high watts is that the machine must produce a very strong flow to keep it cool, which reduces filtration effectiveness. When the flow is not sufficient, a voice activates to let you know to increase water flow. The ionizer will not ionize when the flow rate is too low. This is a protective mechanism to ensure the plates don’t overheat or melt the platinum,so this voice prompt cannot be ignored. The Enagic Kangen Water ionizer will most likely last 10 or more years and will work well so long as the plates aren't corroded with sodium or scaled up with calcium. These plates can be reconditioned to remove scaling periodically by sending the machine into the Enagic company for special cleaning. The Enagic company also recommends using their cleaning cartridge every 3 months to keep the plates in good working condition. The warranty is 5 years parts & labor.
Enagic and Impart Group stem from the same company. The Impart Group engineers disagreed with Enagic's "bigger is better" ideas and stood fast to the long-standing, sound principles they knew from 25 years of experience in making water ionizers. Impart's 5-large-plate Excel IE-900 performs as well in every way to the Enagic's SD501, but at about half the cost. The Impart Groups water ionizers are made well, using sound engineering. I have the same concern about Impart group water ionizers' use of a sodium solution as I do with Enagic: The plates are subject to abuse if you use the “strong acidic” setting too frequently and/or don’t flush the ionizer properly after pouring strong acidic or strong alkaline water.
Impart water ionizers come with a 1-year full parts/labor warranty.
Excel MX-99 or IE-900: This water ionizer tests the equivalent of Enagic's SD501 but has better electronics. The water ionizer has five plates, which the Impart Group explains that because the spacing is important to the performance and the Excel MX-99 is better than Enagic's design. The IE-900 was the earlier version of the MX-99. Both versions are available today.
Jupiter Water Ionizer Reviews:
Jupiter water ionizers are very well-built, easy-to-use water ionizers and they come with lifetime warranties. The superior engineering and design makes them very efficient and capable of producing a wide range of ionized water with very high in ORP at all levels of pH. The Jupiter Company has been around the longest of all the water ionizer companies that are still in existence today. The Jupiter company continually upgrades their water ionizers to maximize their performance. All Jupiter Water Ionizers have outstanding plate design and efficient plate cleaning. In addition, the Jupiter Melody, Athena and Ultra-Delphi water ionizers have superior, trouble-free, continuous self-cleaning of their electrode plates. Another advantage of the Jupiter water ionizer design is the sturdy materials that are used for inner construction. The water lines, water cell and even the padding between each plate is made of sturdy, durable material which will not be damaged by vinegar washes. The Jupiter manufacturer sanctions the use of vinegar to periodically wash the insides of their water ionizers. Not every manufacturer sanctions this. Right now the only water ionizer imported to the US from Jupiter is the Athena Classic water ionizer.
Example: The Jupiter water cells are so excellent that the 135 year-old Tennant company [worldwide leaders in the manufacture of industrial cleaning equipment] chose the Jupiter water cell out of all of the brands to use in their eco-friendly industrial ionizing cleaning equipment.
Jupiter also has access to the UltraWater filters, which are the best water filters of any other. Jupiter water ionizers come highly endorsed by scientists working in the field of ionized water.
Jupiter Athena Water Ionizer Review: The Jupiter Athena water ionizer has existed for over 10 years and has been upgraded several times since it first appeared on the market. The last upgrade was around 2016. The plates have mesh applied to the solid plate surface, which increases the surface area about 3 times more than its physical size. The advantage to this design is that although the plates are fewer and smaller, the increased surface area ensures efficient use and distribution of electricity. The mesh design is combined with the DARC, double-automatic-reverse-cleaning, which provides continuous, excellent cleaning of the Athena’s plates to keep calcium from becoming embedded into the grooves of the mesh. The Athena water ionizer performs best at about a flow rate of 1.5 to 2 liters/min. This flow rate provides the best filtration of any water ionizer. The Athena, because of its very efficient water ionization, gets excellent ORP per unit of pH. I expect the Athena will last at least 20 years if the machine isn't dropped or otherwise abused. The Athena can be converted to an under sink water ionizer with the purchase of an under sink kit. Jupiter water ionizers come with limited lifetime warranties.
The Jupiter Athena water ionizer is a good choice.
H2 Water Ionizers
Similar to quality of manufacturing and parts to the Jupiter Water Ionziers, a new series of water ionizers has emerged, the H2 Series of water ionizers. This series includes the Melody-II, the Athena H2, and the Vesta H2 water ionizers. These use new electronics (SMPS), have variable power that can be set by the consumer, use UltraWater filters, and get some of the highest levels of H2 molecular hydrogen antioxidants that I've seen. They come with lifetime warranties and can be expected to last 10-20 years, provided you care for them as directed.
All of the H2 water ionizers are excellent choices.
KYK Water Ionizers
Dr. Kim Young Kwi [Director of the Water Science Research Center in Korea and author of the Book, Water for Life] originally designed the KYK water ionizer with the dream of creating a machine that would produce perfect water for drinking, and he has won awards for his water ionizer research and his design. My testing of the KYK water ionizers showed them to be average (i.e., they weren't the best...but were good). However, because of the instability of the KYK importers we no longer offer KYK water ionizers or filters.
LifeIonizers Water Ionizers Review
I used to sell Lifeionizers until I found that I could not trust the Lifeionizer Company.
One particular gimmic that Lifeionizers does is they list their products at inflated retail prices. Then they have several things they do to try to get you to believe you got the deal of a lifetime. 1) They let you be a "dealer" and sell you the inflated-priced machine for such a deal you're amazed. What they might not mention is that you have just lost your 75-day satisfaction guarantee (because dealers don't get that). Another thing they do is try very hard to "chat" with you, so that they can entice you to buy with their "unadvertised prices". They basically will go even up to half off with this gimmic. The perception of getting a great deal is very enticing to customers, but in truth you are getting a fairly mundane water ionizer (thinking you're getting top-of-the-line). So many customers tell me that LifeIonizers just offered them a 50% discount that it stuns me. I really have nothing to say, other than it isn't the great deal you are being made to think it is. When I tested the Life ionizer I was surprised to see how poorly it tested.
Life water ionizers are a poor choice.
You Cannot Trust LifeIonizer's Online Demos: Here's a recent deception I discovered with Lifeionizers. They are doing online videos of testing the H2 (molecular hydrogen) content of their MX-15 water ionizer. The test very boldly states (incorrectly) that their MX-15 water ionizer can get 5.1 ppm of molecular hydrogen. Warning...this is a SCAM. They fill the test vial with about 5 times more water than the test drops instructions state. In their video you can see they fill the vial way up to the top. Here is a picture showing this LifeIonizer's FAKE testing. They also claim to be water experts and yet are making a silly and impossible statement about their results. They state that their water contains 5.1 ppm of molecular hydrogen, which is an impossible number. The range of hydrogen saturation possible in any hydrogen water or any sort is from 0 - 1.6 ppm (parts per million). You can only get more than this if you immerse yourself in a hyperberic chamber. So having 5.1 ppm is impossible. This fact should have alerted the tester to the fact he or she was filling the vial too high. The maximum amount of hydrogen concentration possible, under normal atmospheric pressure, is 1.6 ppm. This is called the saturation level. If your hydrogen water machine gets 1.5 or 1.6 ppm of molecular hydrogen concentration, then it is perfect in that respect. I have seen water ionizers reach these high levels of hydrogen antioxidants, but none of the LifeIonizers' brand can do it. This particular test actually prooves the Life MXL-15 is getting about 1 ppm of hydrogen antioxidants.
Beware of Other LifeIonizer Deceptions
Lifeionizers, owned by EarthTradeWater, owns many water ionizer reviews and sales websites under other assumed names, and they use the celebrity-endorsement-gimmick as another way to make you think their water ionizers are the best.
Example of Fake Water Ionizer Review Site owned by Lifeionizers: Here’s an example of one of the many dozens of fake water ionizer review sites which are secretly owned and attempt to point shoppers to the Lifeionizers company. The website is owned by EarthTradeWater, which in turn owns the Lifeionizers company. Creating bunches of websites [water ionizer review sites] pointing you to their water ionizers is one of the many deceptive tactics used by dishonest companies.
Lifeionizers' Deceptive Pricing Practices
Lifeionizers does a similar gimmick, except instead of posting their slashed price online, they post their super-inflated prices online and then lure you into getting a verbal, slashed price if you will call them or engage in a "chat". When you go on their site this chat window will pop up. This method of deceptive pricing is no more legal or ethical than Tyent's. It is more covert though.
Natural Alkaline Water
Some companies compare their water filter systems to water ionizers when there is simply no comparison. A water filter system which uses a vortex to spin the water through after being filtered may be okay, but is not at all the same as a water ionizer. After thorough testing I have even found them to produce no (zero) antioxidants. Also any alkaline water that you get with this system is likely to be the same as your source water. I usually ignore companies who use sales tricks or "hype", but occasionally call them out if in my opinion they have overstepped the bounds of proper comparisons. Read more: Natural Alkaline Water
Nexus Water Ionizers Review
Nexus water ionizers are produced in a large, reliable, Korean factory which works with LG Electronics and other big name brands. They are an outstanding manufacturer of high-end electronics, including water ionizers. One hundred percent of Nexus's main (ionizing) parts are imported from Japan. The scientists who work on the Nexus team are some of the most influential in administering the many hundreds of clinical trials that have contributed to the database of knowledge we have about water ionizers and the benefits of alkaline ionized water. Nexus makes very efficient water ionizers which get a good range of pH and ORP. Nexus Water Ionizers are very well-built water ionizers. The machines are certified as medical devices and used by hospitals in both Korea and Japan. The water lines, water cell and even the padding between each plate is made of sturdy, durable material which will not be damaged even by vinegar washes. The Nexus Company has been working with Japanese and Korean hospitals for over 15 years (since 2000).
Nexus Smart vs X-Blue: The main differences between the Nexus X-Blue and Smart water ionizers are:
- The Smart water ionizers use continuous-cleaning vs the traditional, automatic-cleaning, of the X-Blue.
- The Smart water ionizers use 7 or 9 plates and the power can be boosted up to 235 watts with an SMPS electrical supply vs. the X-Blue's 5 plates and 110 watts, with a traditional transformer.
- The Smart water 7 and 9-plate water ionizers are capable of getting 1.5 ppm of molecular hydrogen (in St. Louis water), which is three times better than the X-Blue or most other water ionizers.
Both water ionizers are made of the highest quality materials and workmanship. Alkaline Water Plus imports the Nexus brand water ionizers directly so that we may pass the savings onto our customers. We realized years ago that in order to extend our line of high-quality water ionizers to accommodate for our customers' varying budgets we would need to import directly.
Nexus X-Blue water ionizers are a good choice.
Nexus Smart water ionizers are an excellent choice.
Vesta H2 Water Ionizer Review
One of the best water ionizer manufacturers in Korea, has created a brand-new Vesta H2 water ionizer. It comes with all the highest certifications and ratings possible, including medical device certification, and is made at a very high-quality Korean facility. My testing of the Vesta H2 Water Ionizer shows it to be very, very good. The self-cleaning inside the water cell is advanced. The Vesta H2 filter options are also quite good.
I expect that the Vesta ionizer will last 20 years or so as long as it is cared for properly. Vesta water ionizers come with limited lifetime warranties.
The Vesta H2 water ionizer is a very excellent choice.
Tyent ACE-11 and Other Tyent Water Ionizers
In no way do I feel Tyent's water ionizers are the worst, or even bad, but they aren't the best either. I've done many comparison tests to show that Tyent ranks in around the average range for a water ionizer. For as long as I've known them (over 10 years), the Tyent company has always used the same many misleading sales tricks, to make you believe their water ionizers are the best, as follows:
- Tyent uses the celebrity-endorsement-gimmicks
- They also use the pretented-authority-reviews-gimmick with deceiptful review websites
- Tyent focuses on a false notion that bigger-is-better, which doesn't work with water ionizers or any electronics.
- Another gimmick Tyent uses is pretended bargains (violating FTC guidelines)
- Tyent also lists out the things which normally come standard with a water ionizer and they call them "free gifts" and give a false value to them.
- Tyent also owns websites that claim to have nominated Tyent machines as the "Best water ionizers of the year". They have been doing this for the entire time I've known them (about 15 years).
Tyent USA Water Ionizers: Tyent ACE-11, ACE-13, UCE-11, 9090 Turbo Extreme, and the MMP11 are programmable to your source water with varying amperage.
Tyent uses a Korean manufacturer (which is good). They have been making water ionizers for about 15 or so years. The quality of construction is about average. The faucet of the tyent undersink water ionizer is painted plastic (which is not good).
Examples of Tyent's Water Ionizer Reviews Sites: Watch out for tricks, such as the "Water Ionizer of the Year" awards. These are all phony, because the sites that award them are owned by Tyent. [See above for more info about "The Water Ionizer of the Year Gimmick".
Then there is the "Buyer's Guide" gimmick, where the site pretents once more to be non-biased, saying: "No opinions, just facts," "Cut through the noise," and "Avoid buyer's remorse with the facts" when they want you to download their buyer's guide (which is of course produced by Tyent.)
Tyent ACE 13, MMP11, UCE 9000, UCE-11, 7070 and 9090 Turbo Extreme Water Ionizers: The Tyent MMP11, 7070 Turbo and 9090 Turbo Extreme water ionizers all perform about the same as each other. It was this fact that I discovered that made me want to dig further into the tricks being used by water ionizer companies of adding more and more plates to a single, residential water ionizer.
Tyent makes effective water ionizers, but they don't have continuous-cleaning. Therefore the Tyent water ionizers are not likely to remain effective unless you regularly clean the plates. One should do a citric acid cleaning every 3 months if you have a water ionizer that doesn't use DARC double-automatic-reverse-cleaning.
Tyent's Deceptive Pricing Practices
Tyent's use of deceptive pricing really tests the limits of the FTC regulations, because they advertise their huge sale pricing 24/7, 360 days per year. What Tyent does is they show an inflated price (way high) then they put a slash mark through that price and say they have some sort of "slashed prices" only until such-and-so a date: 33% off, 50% off, etc. Giving an inflated retail price violates FTC guidelines. The trick is to make you feel like you got a huge bargain (and maybe a bonus of you thinking how awesome and generous they are.)
Here is a clip from the Tyent website (taken on 9-15-19) to show what their slashed prices look like: You can find similar such statements on any given day. That slashed price is actually about double the fair market retail value for that particular water ionizer. So, that particular water ionizer is worth about $2,000 based on its preformance and features (including all the supposed "gifts" they throw in). The gifts are really the standard items included with just about any water ionizer. So, there is no savings with Tyent whatsoever.
Here is another Tyent Con-Game!
One of Tyent's many pretend-review-sites is called Ionizer Research and here is a picture of someone who calls himself "Bob the Ionizer Guy" doing a demo of how big the Tyent water cell is compared to other machines. (A silly demo, which doesn't even try to show the machines' performance in any way.) But, since that machine was purchased from us, I have the records that show the Tyent owner (Joe Bocutti's) son-in-law, Dennis Collins, purchased the machine from us. After tearing it apart he screwed the machine back together and sent it back to us (pretending that it was defective). When the machine was opened up we found every water line cut. Dennis Collins adamantly denied any wrong-doing, but we caught both Dennis and the Tyent company in a huge lie when we found that Dennis's wife was the daughter of Joe Bocutti (Tyent's owner). This is another demonstration of a very low level of ethical practice used by the Tyent company.
Anything whatsoever that Bob the Ionizer Guy (or any of the Tyent-owned review sites) says is tainted by the fact of having a hidden connection to the to the Tyent company.
Next Step: Comprehensive Water Ionizer Comparisons
I urge you to check out my Water Ionizer Comparison page for a really huge chart and in-depth comparisons of the most popular water ionizers in the USA today.
It's either the "teacher" in me, or maybe I was just raised right back in the day, but I will not subscribe to the various tricks that are demonstrated on this page. My interest is to offer the actual best water ionizers and service for the lowest price that I can (and skip the tricks altogether).