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.