Top 4 Cheap Water Ionizers Reviews for 2013
The new for 2013 alkaline water machines are out, and here’s our review of bargain-priced ionizers being offered by the top brands. New for 2013 is the Alka Prime water ionizers, we like these ionizers because they offer proven technology at bargain prices like we’ve never seen!
What makes one water ionizer better than another
We look for three things when we evaluate the quality of an alkaline water ionizer:
- Quality – Do the plates have a thick coating of platinum? How long is the warranty?
- Power – Is the machine powerful enough to make alkaline water with a high pH and –ORP?
- Filtration – Are the machines filters adequate to purify the water?
Quality matters, you are going to use your alkaline water machine every day. A cheap price for a machine that won’t hold up under ordinary usage is just not worth it.
Power determines how well the machine can ionize your water. Some cheap ionizers simply don’t have enough power, so the water they make is not much better than filtered tap water. In our opinion, that’s a waste of money.
Filtration matters because the healthy qualities of alkaline water can be ruined by toxins like chlorine. If an ionizer can’t effectively filter toxins in water, it can’t make healthy alkaline water.
4 plates, 60 watts, single filter ($85) short warranty, sprayed plates $1,200
This is the cheapest ionizer in our review, and it’s just not worth the price. The Alkazone is seriously underpowered at just 80 watts. It has only one filter, and reduction of common toxins like trihalomethanes isn’t guaranteed. The Alkazone also suffers from a short warranty, probably due to the thin, sprayed-on coating of platinum on its plates. We recommend avoiding this machine
Alka Prime S7C
7 plates, 200 watts, 2 filters, dipped plates, lifetime parts, 5 years labor $1,697
The Alka Prime is really a mid-range ionizer that comes in at the high end of the bargain price range. You get a lot for your money with this machine: It has 7 plates, and they have a thick coating of platinum. The Alka Prime also has a lot of power and multiple filters that use advanced technology for chlorine reduction. There’s a lot to love here, the Alka Prime is a great value.
Ionways Jupiter Melody
5 plates, 110 watts, single filter, 5 plates, 5 years labor lifetime parts, $1,595
Ionways bought out Jupiter Sciences recently. We had hoped to see the Melody brought up-to-date in terms of power and filtration, but sadly that’s not the case. The Melody used to be one of our favorites, but time has passed it by. It’s priced just $100 less than the Alka Prime, but you lose a lot. The Melody has fewer plates, a lot less power, and only one filter. Unfortunately, the Melody is not worth the price they’re asking.
5 plates, 249 watts, two filters, dipped plates, 7 year warranty, $1,497
The second-lowest priced ionizer in our review offers a lot for the money. In our eyes, the competition is between the Alkafresh and the Alka Prime. The Alkafresh is $200 less than the Alka Prime, but you lose 2 plates. The Alkafresh has more power, dual filters with advanced technology, and a decent warranty
The Best Bargain-Priced Ionizer – A Tie
Our reviewers split on which machine was best, so we recommend both the Alka Prime, and the Alkafresh. Both of these machines are built to last, have plenty of power and great filtration. Choose either of these machines, and you can’t go wrong.
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