Water Ionizer Comparison Chart

Water Alkalizer Machine Review & Comparison Chart

Kangen Enagic Platinum sd501 comparison

Kangen – Enagic Leveluk SD501 Platinum Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 7 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter $120.00 Replacement cost, replace every 1,500 Gallons.
  • PH Range: 2.4 – 11.0
    Kangen water / 3 levels (approx. pH 8.5-9.5)
    Clean water (pH 7)
    Acidic water (approx. pH 5.5-6.5)
    Strong Acidic water (approx. pH 2.4-2.7)
    Strong Kangen water (approx. pH 11.0)
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Requires Chemical Additive: Electrolysis Enhancer – Improper use of Electrolysis Enhancer such as moving the machine while enhancer resides in the tank will damage the machine costin roughly $800.00 to repair. Purchase an extended 3 year warranty for $400.00 which will cover one instance of enhancer damage.
  • Periodic Auto Cleaning controlled by microchip
  • Requires Additional Manual Cleaning every 3 – 6 months with a Cleaning Cartridge – CPU – Cleaning Processing Unit – Cost: $13.50 Each
  • Warranty: 5 Year Full Warranty
  • Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy for UNOPENED items only.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $4280.00
Kangen sd501 water ionizer

Kangen – Enagic Leveluk SD501 Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 7 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter $120.00 Replacement cost, replace every 1,500 Gallons.
  • PH Range: 2.4 – 11.0
    Kangen water / 3 levels (approx. pH 8.5-9.5)
    Clean water (pH 7)
    Acidic water (approx. pH 5.5-6.5)
    Strong Acidic water (approx. pH 2.4-2.7)
    Strong Kangen water (approx. pH 11.0)
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Requires Chemical Additive: Electrolysis Enhancer – Improper use of Electrolysis Enhancer such as moving the machine while enhancer resides in the tank will damage the machine costin roughly $800.00 to repair. Purchase an extended 3 year warranty for $400.00 which will cover one instance of enhancer damage.
  • Periodic Auto Cleaning controlled by microchip
  • Requires Additional Manual Cleaning every 3 – 6 months with a Cleaning Cartridge – CPU – Cleaning Processing Unit – Cost: $13.50 Each
  • Warranty: 5 Year Full Warranty
  • Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy for UNOPENED items only.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $3980.00
Bawell Platinum Genesis water ionizer comparison

Bawell Platinum Model 2195 Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 7 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: SMPS Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Filter: Dual Filters – Filter 1 replace every 1,500 Gallons for $59.95 – Filter 2 replace every 2600 Gallons for $79.95
  • PH Range: 3.0 – 11.0 Pre-programmed 2.0 – 12.0 Capable
  • ORP Range: +600mV to -800mV
  • 1 to 1 Auto cleaning on every startup and shut down requires no additional manual cleaning.
  • Warranty: Forever Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full forever for as long as the original purchaser owns the machine.
  • Return Policy: 60 Day 100% Money Back Return Policy for used and unused water ionizers.
  • Install: Connect to faucet or to water line under sink.
  • Price: $2195.00

 

alkaviva jupiter athena water ionizer comparison

Alkaviva Ionways Jupiter Athena Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 5 Mesh Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Dual Filters – Can cost between $119.95 to $44.95 for each replacement filter.
  • PH Range: Undisclosed
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • 1 to 1 Auto Cleaning
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 5 years. After that parts are free and labor is charged up to a maximum of $199.00 for a repair.
  • Return Policy: 14 Day Return Policy – Unused water ionizers returned within 14 Days will receive a 100% refund. Used water ionizers returned within 14 Days are refundable minus a 20% restocking fee.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $2295.00
Kangen DXII alkaline water ionizer comparison

Kangen Leveluk DXII Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 5 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter $120.00 Replacement cost, replace every 1,500 Gallons.
  • PH Range: 2.4 – 11.0
    Kangen water / 3 levels (approx. pH 8.5-9.5)
    Clean water (pH 7)
    Acidic water (approx. pH 5.5-6.5)
    Strong Acidic water (approx. pH 2.4-2.7)
    Strong Kangen water (approx. pH 11.0)
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Requires Chemical Additive: Electrolysis Enhancer – Improper use of Electrolysis Enhancer such as moving the machine while enhancer resides in the tank will damage the machine costin roughly $800.00 to repair. Purchase an extended 3 year warranty for $400.00 which will cover one instance of enhancer damage.
  • Periodic Auto Cleaning controlled by microchip
  • Requires Additional Manual Cleaning every 3 – 6 months with a Cleaning Cartridge – CPU – Cleaning Processing Unit – Cost: $13.50 Each
  • Warranty: 3 Year
  • Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy for UNOPENED items only.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $3280.00
alkaviva samsung vesta water ionizer comparison

Alkaviva Vesta GL Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 9 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: SMPS Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Filter: Dual Filters – Can cost between $119.95 to $44.95 for each replacement filter.
  • PH Range: Undisclosed
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Auto Cleaning Post Use
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 5 years. After that parts are free and labor is charged up to a maximum of $199.00 for a repair.
  • Return Policy: 14 Day Return Policy – Unused water ionizers returned within 14 Days will receive a 100% refund. Used water ionizers returned within 14 Days are refundable minus a 20% restocking fee.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $2995.00
Bawell Fountain model 1775 water ionizer comparison

Bawell Fountain Model 1775 Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 7 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: SMPS Switch Mode Power Supply
  • Filter: Dual Filters – Filter 1 replace every 1,500 Gallons for $59.95 – Filter 2 replace every 2600 Gallons for $79.95
  • PH Range: 3.2 – 10.5
  • ORP Range: +600mV to -500mV
  • 1 to 1 Auto cleaning on every startup and shut down requires no additional manual cleaning.
  • Warranty: Forever Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full forever for as long as the original purchaser owns the machine.
  • Return Policy: 60 Day 100% Money Back Return Policy for used and unused water ionizers.
  • Install: Connect to faucet or to water line under sink.
  • Price: $1775.00
Jupiter melody water ionizer comparison

Alkaviva Jupiter Melody Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 5 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter – Can cost between $119.95 to $89.95 for a replacement filter.
  • PH Range: Undisclosed
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • 1/2 Auto Cleaning – Cleans only on shutdown.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 5 years. After that parts are free and labor is charged up to a maximum of $199.00 for a repair.
  • Return Policy: 14 Day Return Policy – Unused water ionizers returned within 14 Days will receive a 100% refund. Used water ionizers returned within 14 Days are refundable minus a 20% restocking fee.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $1695.00
Kangen Leveluk jrii water ionizer review

Kangen Leveluk JRII Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 3 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter $120.00 Replacement cost, replace every 1,500 Gallons.
  • PH Range: 2.4 – 11.0
    Kangen water / 3 levels (approx. pH 8.5-9.5)
    Clean water (pH 7)
    Acidic water (approx. pH 5.5-6.5)
    Strong Acidic water (approx. pH 2.4-2.7)
    Strong Kangen water (approx. pH 11.0)
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Requires Chemical Additive: Electrolysis Enhancer – Improper use of Electrolysis Enhancer such as moving the machine while enhancer resides in the tank will damage the machine costin roughly $800.00 to repair. Purchase an extended 3 year warranty for $400.00 which will cover one instance of enhancer damage.
  • Periodic Auto Cleaning controlled by microchip
  • Requires Additional Manual Cleaning every 3 – 6 months with a Cleaning Cartridge – CPU – Cleaning Processing Unit – Cost: $13.50 Each
  • Warranty: 3 Year
  • Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy for UNOPENED items only.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $2380.00
Bawell premier alkaline water ionizer

Bawell Premier Model 1195 Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 5 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter – Replace every 1500 Gallons – Can cost between $79.95 to $39.95 for a replacement filter.
  • PH Range: 3.2 – 10.0
  • ORP Range: +600mV to -420mV
  • 1 to 1 Auto cleaning on every startup and shut down requires no additional manual cleaning.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 5 years. After that parts are free and labor is charged up to a maximum of $199.00 for a repair.
  • Return Policy: 60 Day 100% Money Back Return Policy for used and unused water ionizers.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $1195.00
ionways jupiter venus water ionizer comparison

Alkaviva Jupiter Venus Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 5 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter – Can cost between $119.95 to $89.95 for a replacement filter.
  • PH Range: Undisclosed
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Cleans after every 20 liters of use.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 5 years. After that parts are free and labor is charged up to a maximum of $199.00 for a repair.
  • Return Policy: 14 Day Return Policy – Unused water ionizers returned within 14 Days will receive a 100% refund. Used water ionizers returned within 14 Days are refundable minus a 20% restocking fee.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $1295.00
alphion water ionizer system comparison

Alphion Water Alkalizer Machine

  • Plates: 4 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter – Replace every 1500 Gallons – Can cost between $105.00 to $71.00 for a replacement filter.
  • PH Range: 4.5 – 10.5
  • ORP Range: +500mV to -350mV
  • Built in self cleaning alkalized water system.
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 2 years timeframe from date of purchase
  • Return Policy: 45 Day Return policy with restocking fee on the Alphion alkalizers system.
  • Install: Connects to a facuet
  • History: An older design of alkalized water machine the Alphion water alkaliser system has been sold under several different names such as Jupiter ionisers / alkaviva / Alphion in the country of Australia.
  • Price: $2249.00
Kangen Leveluk R water ionizer review and comparison

Kangen Leveluk R Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 3 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter $120.00 Replacement cost, replace every 1,500 Gallons.
  • PH Range: 6.0 – 9.5
    Kangen water / 3 levels (approx. pH 8.5-9.5)
    Clean water (pH 7)
    Acidic water (approx. pH 6.0)
  • ORP Range: Undisclosed
  • Does Not Require Chemical Additive: Electrolysis Enhancer
  • Periodic Auto Cleaning controlled by microchip
  • Requires Additional Manual Cleaning every 3 – 6 months with a Cleaning Cartridge – CPU – Cleaning Processing Unit – Cost: $13.50 Each
  • Warranty: 3 Year
  • Return Policy: 30 Day Return Policy for UNOPENED items only.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $1,480.00
bawell electrolyte model 799 water ionizer comparison

Bawell Electrolyte Model 799 Water Ionizer

  • Plates: 3 Solid Platinum Coated Titanium
  • Power System: Transformer
  • Filter: Single Filter – Replace every 1500 Gallons – Can cost between $79.95 to $39.95 for a replacement filter.
  • PH Range: 5.5 – 9.5
  • ORP Range: +300mV to -250mV
  • 1 to 1 Auto cleaning on every startup and shut down requires no additional manual cleaning.
  • Warranty: 5 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty – Covers parts and labor in full for the first 5 years. After that parts are free and labor is charged up to a maximum of $199.00 for a repair.
  • Return Policy: 60 Day 100% Money Back Return Policy for used and unused water ionizers.
  • Install: Connect to faucet
  • Price: $995.00

What does the Design & Construction of your Alkaline Water Machine say about its Quality & Intended Lifespan?

In general you can separate ionized alkaline water machines into two classifications based on their design. Older designs will utilize a transformer for a power system and a single filter. Newer designs will have a Switch Mode Power Supply or SMPS power system and a dual stage filtration system. Aside from the warranty and return policy, this should be one of the major water ionizer consumer comparison guidelines to utilize when shopping because it indicates the quality and lifespan you can expect to get out of any particular machine.

A common characteristic is that units which have transformers as a power system tend to have shorter warranties. This is because transformers may or may not last a long period of time, in general they tend to burn out depending on the amount of use. The benefit of using a transformer is that they are very cheap, so machines which have a transformer as a power system tend to be lower in price in addition to having a shorter warranty. You should consider units with transformers to be of lower quality and have a shorter lifespan. The benefit here is that you can get a machine relatively cheaply when compared to other more advanced designs. The exception of course is the Enagic Kangen alkaline water machines which are sold through multi-level marketing networks, or direct selling networks, or whatever else they are calling it these days. In this type of selling structure many people earn a commission on the sale of the device (this is the defining characteristic of the sales structure), which leads to very high retail prices to pay out the commission structure. In reality the Kangen water machines are not being sold by distributors so much as too make money off of the sale, the distributors are primarily trying to recruit you into their marketing network by getting you too then sell Kangen water ionizers yourself under them. This allows them to make a commission off of your sales as well if you ever sell a machine. This sort of marketing, where you make money or a commission off the work and sales of others in your group or sales team is called Multi-Level Marketing or MLM for short.

The focus here is not to simply sell machines to consumers, but to recruit individuals into your sales team so you can then in turn make money off of their sales. Thus you are not only selling the product produced by the MLM, you are ALSO selling a position in the sales chain’s commission structure. Theoretically you will then build a larger and larger sales force underneath you and be on your way to making a substantial income by earning commissions on the sales of every one in your sales team. This selling structure tends to resemble a pyramid scheme, with distributors at the top being the distributors who jumped on board at the initial start of the selling plan and have all other distributors beneath them (these would be the few success stories that the MLM will proudly showcase to potential new recruits). Due to the funneling of commissions up the sales chain it is a mathematical certainty that nearly all players who join the marketing network late in the game will exit the sales structure at a net loss, since they are purchasing a position at the bottom of the sales chain. The sales chain would need to grow exponentially forever for ALL new distributors to build up a substantial sales force beneath them, this is an impossibility due to the law of diminishing returns and a finite population of potential recruits.

A Near Mathematical Certainty of Failure

In order to survive, the MLM needs to constantly bring in new recruits, of which new recruits suffer a near 95% failure rate due to the factors mentioned above and since it is very hard to sell the product which the MLM’s produce since they are significantly overpriced when compared to competitor products. Not only are the MLM’s products over priced when compared to competitor products, often times they are also inferior. This is because the MLM will seek to reduce as much as possible the production cost of its products so that it can devote a larger share of the profits pie to paying out commissions in its distributor network.

In the comparisons chart above, you can clearly see that all of the Kangen water ionizer machines utilize the older cheaper design which has a transformer for a power system, a single filter, and a shorter warranty. While they utilize the older design, other companies have incorporated newer designs which use an SMPS power system in place of a transformer. The biggest advantage here is that the SMPS power system has a very long lifespan. These power systems can last for twenty to thirty years or more and do not burn out like transformers due. As a result you can see that machines with SMPS power systems tend to have a longer warranty, since they are constructed of longer lasting higher quality components they generally will never need warranty servicing and are given lifetime warranties. Newer designs also have better dual stage filtration systems in addition to built in automatic cleaning systems so you do not have to clean them manually.

Compare the top 4 alkalized water ionizer systems available cheaply around $1000 and review their features to see which machine is best for you.

Air Water Life and Alive Water Ionizer Brands Machine Comparison Bawell Water Ionizer Brand Machine Comparison Bawell Water Ionizer Brand Machine Comparison EHM 719 Water Ionizer Brand Machine Comparison
aqua ionizer delux 7.0 comparison bawell premier 1195 model comparison bawell electrolyte model 799 comparison ehm 719 water ionizer comparison

Aqua ionizer deluxe 7.0 aka alive water 7.0 reviews

Bawell Premier model 1195 ionizer review

Bawell Electrolyte model 799 ionizer review

EHM 719 model water ionizer review

Limited Lifetime Warranty Forever Liftetime Warranty Forever Liftetime Warranty 1 Year Warranty
5 years on parts and labor after 5 years customer pays labor up to a cost of 20% of the full retail price for each repair. Full warranty on parts and labor forever with no time limit. Full warranty on parts and labor forever with no time limit. Parts and Labor covered for the first 12 months.
Cleaning on shut down. Cleaning on startup and shutdown. Cleaning on startup and shutdown. Cleaning on startup and shutdown.
Requires additional manual cleaning by owner at least once per year with chemical descaling agent see page 29 in the user manual. No yearly cleaning required with 1 to 1 cleaning on startup and shutdown. No yearly cleaning required with 1 to 1 cleaning on startup and shutdown. No yearly cleaning required with 1 to 1 cleaning on startup and shutdown.
Does not display PH or ORP on LCD display. PH and ORP tested by machine and displayed in real time on LCD display. No display. Displays PH on LCD.
7 plates 5 plates 3 plates 3 plates
Transformer Transformer Transformer Transformer
PH range: 4.5 to 11.0 PH range: 3.2 to 10.0 PH range: 5.0 to 9.5 PH range: not given
You will need to buy a PH and ORP tester to know the PH and ORP on each use since it is not displayed on the LCD. PH and ORP are tested by the machine continuously and displayed on the LCD screen during every use. You will need to buy a PH and ORP tester to know the PH and ORP on each use since there is no LCD. You will need to buy a ORP tester to know the ORP on each use since it is not displayed on the LCD.
30 day 100% money back return policy. 60 day 100% money back return policy. 60 day 100% money back return policy. 7 days 100% money back return policy.
FDA approved plastics. FDA approved food grade plastics. FDA approved food grade plastics. Unknown
$895 $1195.00 $995.00 $600

*Aqua ionizer deluxe 7.0 model Cons*

Cleans only once on shut down. Insufficient cleaning will cause the owner of an aqua ionizer deluxe to need to clean the machine manually once per year with a chemical descaling agent. Manual cleaning can be complicated and can damage a ionizer if done incorrectly.

LCD Screen does not Display PH and ORP. You will need to go out and buy an PH and an ORP tester and test the water every time to know what the PH and ORP value of the water you are making is. How else will you be sure the machine makes the PH and ORP it claims when there is no PH and ORP measuring device built into the machine?

Short return policy of only 30 Days.

Lowest Acidic PH value of 4.5 Does not make strong acidic water of a PH close to 3.0 needed to kill bacteria and clean fruits and vegetables as well as use for household cleaning.

*Aqua ionizer deluxe model 7.0 Pros*

7 Plates

Economical price.

Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Claims to make a High alkaline PH. The aqua ionizer machine claims an 11.0 PH capability but lacks a built in PH measuring device to prove the PH values of the water it is producing.

*Bawell Premier model Cons*

Most expensive ionizer in its class. This is one of the most expensive units under the $1000 price.

*Bawell Premier model Pros*

1 to 1 cleaning. Cleaning on startup and shutdown avoids the need for yearly cleaning.

LCD Screen displays PH and ORP. The machine displays the PH and the ORP values of the water it is making on its LCD screen. This is good for people who want to drink water near or at the same PH and ORP each time or who want to make water with a certain PH or ORP value for other uses.

Lengthy Return Policy of 60 Days. A longer return policy gives you more time to use the machine and make sure that you are satisfied with the unit and happy with your purchase.

Forever Lifetime Warranty.

Wide PH range covers both the Alkaline and Acidic side. The machine can make a high alkaline ionized drinking water PH of 10.0 while also making the strong acidic PH of 3.2 which is good for cleaning and disinfection purposes.

*Bawell Electrolyte model Cons*

No built in LCD screen. You will need to go out and buy an PH and an ORP tester and test the water every time to know what the PH and ORP of value of the water you are making is. How will you be sure the machine makes the PH and ORP it claims when there is no PH and ORP measuring device built into the machine?

Small number of plates. Having fewer plates causes the machine to have a reduced PH and ORP range when compared to other units with more plates.

Lowest Acidic PH value of 5.0 Does not make strong acidic water of a PH close to 3.0 needed to kill bacteria and clean fruits and vegetables as well as use for household cleaning.

*Bawell Electrolyte model Pros*

Economical price.

1 to 1 cleaning. Cleaning on startup and shutdown avoids the need for yearly cleaning.

Lengthy Return Policy of 60 Days. A longer return policy gives you more time to use the machine and make sure that you are satisfied with the unit and happy with your purchase.

Highly Reviewed. Has great customer reviews on amazon for any water ionizer machine in this class.

Forever Lifetime Warranty.

9.5 PH Makes a high alkaline PH of 9.5 with a low cost which makes it one of the most economical machines for introductory drinkers of alkaline water.

*EHM 719 model Cons*

Small number of plates. Having fewer plates causes the machine to have a reduced PH and ORP range when compared to other units with more plates.

Shortest return policy of only 7 days. The return policy is to short for users who are new to alkaline water and who will need at least 2 or 3 weeks to start seeing the benefits.

Ph and ORP are not disclosed. The manufacturer does not state the PH and ORP capability of the machine.

1 Year Warranty. The machine only has a one year warranty which is very short when compared to other machines around the same price.

FDA approved plastics are not disclosed. There is no information from the makers or sellers of the machine about the types of plastics it uses.

*EHM 719 model Pros*

1 to 1 cleaning. Cleaning on startup and shutdown avoids the need for yearly cleaning.

Economical price.

Displays PH on LCD screen. The machine measures and displays the PH of the water on its built in LCD screen. You will not need to buy a PH testing meter to know the PH.

Aqua ionizer deluxe 7.0 aka alive water 7.0 brand ionizer machine

Bawell Premier model 1195 water ionizer brand machine

Bawell Electrolyte model 799 water ionizer brand machine

EHM 719 model water ionizer brand machine

aqua ionizer delux 7.0 comparison bawell premier 1195 model comparison bawell electrolyte model 799 comparison ehm 719 water ionizer comparison

I hope you enjoy this water alkalizer system comparison review and found it informative on these top ionizer picks for those who are looking to economize on their purchase or who do not have a large budget for the more expensive machines. In all actuality you will get all the same health benefits of drinking alkaline ionized water from these machines as you would get from the more expensive units. The only difference is that these machines do not have all the bells and whistles as the higher end ionizers. I know for a fact from my own experience, from dealing with other people, and from reading hundreds of alkaline water reviews comparing ionizer machine systems over the years that it does not matter if the machine is a more expensive unit or one of these economical models, you will still receive the same health benefits from the cheaper machines as from the higher priced models. The water that comes out of all the machines has the same 3 health improving benefits of higher pH, -ORP, and micro clustering, they all use the same scientific process, water electrolysis, to make the ionized alkaline water, so it is all the same thing. Drinking any alkaline water is better than drinking no alkaline water, if some machines can make higher PH and higher ORP, then that just means you may need to drink more water to get the same detoxification effect, it does not mean that some machines work while some machines don’t. If it is not in your budget to purchase a higher end unit or if you simply do not want to shell out several thousand dollars on a higher end machine then the models above are the ones for you, and they will do you just fine. In fact many of these units come with lengthy return policies and lifetime warranties so you know you are fully satisfied before you decide to keep them. The longer the return policy the longer you will have to use the machine and actually experience the health benefits for yourself firsthand. This is a blessing as it will allow you to determine for yourself if the health benefits people claim about drinking this water are true or not.