Made In Japan: Part 3 – Alkaline Water Ionizer Series.

Alkaline Water Ionizers began in Japan. So it is not surprising to find some models that come direct from Japan. The Panasonic TK7208P-S is one such device.

Panasonic Alkaline Water IonizerThis Ionizer is made and shipped from Japan, but the instructions and labels on the product are all Japanese, making it a challenge to figure out what is going on. It also runs on 100 Volts, which means you need an adapter to plug it into your outlet in the US. The price is reasonable, and the filter lasts a long time (approximately 2 years) and is reasonably priced.

Should you pass on this one? I don’t know. The price is good, but I cannot find any information on the plates’ construction.

 

 

Alkaline Water Ionizer Series: (2) What To Look For?

As I mentioned in my previous article, I know that I want one of these for our home. The science behind the health benefits is overwhelmingly positive (that’s an Ion pun…). In fact, some of the things I want mine for is to help control my acid reflux and to add a lot of antioxidant power to my daily water intake.

But what are we supposed to look for in an Alkaline Water Ionizer?

  1. The ionizer itself should be easy to install. The under the sink models are not as easy to install as the countertop ones, since you usually only need to attach it to one of your faucets and plug the unit in and you are ready to use it.
  2. The unit should be easy to clean. I have read reviews on a few models and they actually have a self clean cycle that is performed automatically.
  3. Filters should be reasonably priced and not need to be replaced too frequently. What good is it to buy a $900 unit and then spend $125 a month for filters? If that is the case, I might as well spring for the $3500 unit… if I pay for it on my credit card, I am basically paying the same amount for it.
  4. The internal ionizing mechanism should be platinum or titanium plates. Those seem to hold up best to long term usage.
  5. The unit should allow you to make different water pH based on your needs. If you need acidic water (pH 3 to 6.5) for cleaning, the unit should have a setting for it. If you need more alkaline water (pH 7.5 to 11) for different uses, then you should be able to dial it up.

Aqua Water Ionizer

As you can see, I am interested in making sure that the unit is versatile and easy to use, but also cost effective and high quality. I can’t tell you which one to buy, but I can point you in the right direction for the one that will suit your needs (your needs may be different than mine).

Aqua Ionizer Deluxe 7.5

Purifying Water Is Not Enough

Look, cleaning the chemicals and particles out of your drinking water is a good thing. But sometimes, you have to wonder whether your water is doing anything for you other than giving you a little exercise when you have to get up to go to the bathroom and release it back into the wild.

Alkaline Water Ionizer

I have been hearing a lot about this “alkaline” water that is gaining a foothold in the water industry. Some experts say we need the minerals that make the water alkaline, while others say we need the water to be ionized to make it alkaline, because the ions are what make the water such a good antioxidant.

In any case, I wanted to reveal some of the products I have found that I am trying to decide on for our water conversion needs. I am not doubting the research that ionized water is better for you than plain water. I want to find the water ionizer that does the most for the best price.

After all, if you pay $200 and the thing breaks after a week, then you are not saving money. But if you pay $5000 and you could have gotten one for $1500 that does pretty much the same thing and lasts just as long, then you are wasting money.

Alkalline Water Ionizer

The other thing to worry about is the continual costs that come with the replacement filters. I see some that cost $150 per replacement filter while others are only $40. The question is, which combination is best?

So for the next month, we are going to write up some research on these filtration Ionizers and see which one appears to get the most bang for the buck. We are also going to look at user input, as some of these systems are getting rave reviews, but a couple people are giving bad reviews and we want to know why.

If you want to do your own research, here is a list of the ionizers currently on Amazon.

 

What Is Your Super Bowl Routine?

Players and coaches like to have a gameday routine. It helps them be in the right frame of mind for their play on the field. But we, as fans, have another reason for gameday routines. We want to give our team the edge. But the Super Bowl is a different animal, because our team is not always in the big game. So what is it that keeps your Super Bowl special?

Every year, I like to cook up a pot of my world famous chili. That is the way I keep myself busy pregame. I can watch the pregame shows while chopping ingredients, getting everything ready and then cook it all up.  This year, we are having family over to watch the big game and, of course, enjoy the chili!

If your team is in the game, you should do what you normally do each Sunday, but if this is not your team’s championship game, what is your Super Bowl pregame routine?

 

 

Winter Shortening Groundhog Day Strategy Revealed

With Winter in full swing, a lot of us are watching for the annual rodent reveal tomorrow with anticipation. In fact, I was praying for a snowstorm on Groundhog Day, so that the little fella wouldn’t be able to tell his shadow from a hole in the ground. But I thought about it, and I am going to switch to a different tactic.
Ground Hog Day Toolkit
You see, this Fall, I invested in a snow blower and ended up getting to use it only two times so far. While I understand that Winter still has a long way to go, I feel like I will probably get to use it a lot more before Spring. Hence my idea for buying a gardening tool set in February. When I buy it, the same positive energy that brought me snow before Christmas will bring me Spring before April… and keep the groundhog out playing in the snow, ushering in an early Spring.

That’s my theory and I am sticking with it!

Didn't see his shadow...