Compare Under Counter Ionizers
Below are the Top 4 Under Counter Ionizers compared side-by-side for your convenience.
2014 Life Next Generation M9
Good model but warranty
Older technologies &
over-priced. Medium power & large plates.
Five Plates old technology.
ORP/Antioxidant Potential & Alkaline/pH
High antioxidant potential (-ORP) and a high level of mineral hydrates (alkaline minerals) are what to look for when using an ionizer for health reasons. Look for an ionizer that produces a high negative ORP and then consume the water at the 9.0 to 9.5 alkaline level and you will receive the benefits of the higher antioxidant potential at a drinkable pH level.
No adjustments possible
Look for a lifetime warranty on parts and if you can, on the labor as well. Some companies have a limited lifetime warranty which is actually five years on parts and labor or lifetime on parts and then a big labor charge after the limited time for labor. Look for a company that has been around for 10 years or more to make sure they will be around to cover your warranty.
all ionizer parts (not accessories) and labor costs in the first 5 years. Also requires a 20% restock fee and 14 days to return unit.
Interior Filters & Pre-filtration Systems
Purification is one of the most important functions of a water ionizer . So look for a system with the most interior filters and best if they come with a pre-filter or pre-filter system.
with free pre-filter
with no pre-filter
with free pre-filter system
Platinum and Titanium Plate Information
Look for a high powered machine with large plates. GRID and MESH are the best type of plates as they produce better results.
Power System Information
Ionizers that use an SMPS power
system are best as they last longer, have a better warranty and maximize the optimization of your water. Stay away from
machines use the old-fashioned transformer
(Switch Mode Power System)
Some of the technologically advanced companies have some useful options
Look for a distributor who is also a manufacturer if you can. The longer they have been around, the better for you as they will be supplying your warranty service and replacement filters. Distributors who deal in systems from South Korea or Japan are the best. Stay away from ionizers from China, Taiwan or Malaysia.
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Note: all specifications and information has been resourced from manufacturer's websites
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*Wider pH range is available with use of chemicals
Ionizer Features Explained
Number of Plates
Total number of plates in the ionization chamber, GRID or MESH plates are more efficient than ordinary plates.
SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply): An energy saving feature that allows higher power levels. Transformers are generally considered to be obsolete.
Multiple filters with multiple stages allow for more efficient filtration.
Enagic® only allows 3 days with a full refund, up to 30 days with an $800 restocking fee. Most others are 60 days with a 15% restocking and processing fee.
Measures alkalinity, SD-501 requires chemical additives to reach its full pH range. Life Ionizers™ uses a safe, all natural citric acid supplement.
Hard Water Adjustment
Hard water can affect the quality of the water an ionizer produces. Adjustment allows you to get the best performance possible.
ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) measures the antioxidant potential of alkaline water. ORP performance dependent on tap water quality
UV Light Disinfection
Used to kill bacteria, cysts, and viruses. Makes water safer.
Vitamin C Ceramic Block® Filtration
Filtration that uses vitamin C in a ceramic matrix, the only filtration technology that is effective against chlorine and chloramines.