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Water Ionizer’s Review

Water ionizers -The selection criteria

water ionizer's review by Ronnie at Chanson WaterThese are a few of the Water Ionizers that Ronnie has tested

Once you have come to learn that you need an ionizer then you need to pick one to purchase.

For some, this can seem very challenging and even frustrating. Ionized water is relatively unknown here in the USA and finding the real experts and authorities on it are like finding needles in a haystack. Well, you just found your needle!

What to know about our industry: There are currently many sharks in our waters, these are companies that could care less about your health and are only interested in a quick sale. What makes matters worse is all the false review sites and videos claiming to be unbiased sources for ionizer testing. Many of these sites claim to sell all brands but do not, they will always clearly steer you to a specific model.

The advertising by some of these companies is very well done and really can convince the average consumer that this company has a good reputable brand.

We do all the research so you don’t have to, our first concern is with the manufacturer, its important to us to work with real manufacturers only and not mere parts assemblers like most current brands are. Only real manufacturing plants will have proper licensing and certifications to produce food grade equipment.

Our goal here at Chanson Water is to educate the customer and tell the plain old truth regarding which ionizer does what and how good each one is. As you have probably noticed we sell a few different brands of ionizers so that we are offering the full spectrum of the best products available today. We have personally tested every ionizer, as we used to sell almost every brand before we began to import Chanson, we sell and we are not talking about adding some reagent drops to the water to inaccurately test alkalinity levels, we are talking about detailed testing using lab quality meters and sensors.

We have also tested many Ionizers that we don’t sell and those are the ones that did not pass our quality criteria. You won’t see Tyent test numbers here and it’s not because we didn’t test them. Our original reason for testing all the brands before we imported Chanson was to provide unbiased reviews to our customers. Obviously now it appears that we are biased, but the tests were done when we were selling most of the brands. As you know, all ionizers make drinking levels of alkaline ionized water.

We are very aware that just quoting performance numbers does not tell the whole story. Just like when buying a computer- the memory and the speed certainly don’t tell the whole story- we will always strive to tell you as much about the machines as we have learned so that you end up very pleased with your purchase. Don’t hesitate to call us if we don’t cover your question or concern (we promise we wont hit you with any sales pressure, just quick answers to your questions.)

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What are we looking for in general?

  1. Build quality of the machine
  2. Number and type of plates/electrodes
  3. Ease of installation and daily use.
  4. Look of the machine.
  5. Cleaning cycle
  6. Warranty
  7. Max repair cost after warranty
  8. Filter replacement costs
  9. Strong PH and acid waters
  10. Waste water.

What are we testing for?

  1. Alkalinity levels
  2. Acid levels
  3. ORP levels
  4. Chlorine levels
  5. Flow rates
  6. Taste

Some competing websites have disguised themselves as “consumer review” type websites for ionizers. Please notice how each of them ends up steering you towards a certain brand (which is the brand they happen to sell) and the reviews are certainly biased, even the very few other companies that sell multiple brands like us, will try to steer you toward the model that makes them the most profit. We’re here to sell you an ionizer as well, but we will never compromise our Morals to make a better buck!

It is very important to realize that outside of all the marketing each manufacturer does to sell their product- these machines are plumbing fixtures just like your dishwasher and faucets and shower heads. They process water, we all know what eventually happens to all of our plumbing fixtures, they succumb to scale and rust and get clogged up or cease to perform efficiently. The difference between a high end dishwasher and a cheap is the high end will handle more abuse and use over a longer period of time. The same goes with Ionizers.

Your source water will play a large role in the performance and longevity of these Ionizers. Those with very hard water (high mineral content) will achieve the most impressive PH and Acid numbers initially but as scale builds in the machine the performance will drop just like your water heater does as it builds scale inside. Those with soft water (low mineral content) will achieve the lower PH and Acid numbers but their machines will perform for longer and more consistently.

All the machines we sell have good filters but none remove everything from the water, for those that require the absolute best in filtration we sell under counter pre-filters that can address any and every water issue. Call us for help on this one. In most cases the machine filters will provide you with clean great tasting water. Those on well sources may require additional filtering.

Always remember we are here to answer your questions and to help you, if our reviews don’t answer all your questions please give us an e-mail or a phone call.

The quoted numbers of performance are based on our Tap water here in Laguna Niguel, California which averages 8- 8.3PH and 19 grains of hardness or 325ppm of total dissolved solids. Source water dramatically affects test results, so your water may produce different results. Water test equipment is notoriously inconsistent. We use the better meters and calibrate them often, but please use our numbers for comparison only.

Point criteria;

We judge some items and the overall score on a 1-10 scale. Since you won’t ever see a machine under a 7 overall on our site here is our definition of 7 through 10:

7= Good
8= Great
10= Ultimate

What is waste water?

Waste water is simply how much water is going down the drain from the drain tube. We do a very simple test- we hold an 8oz cup under the drain tube and the main spout and record the fill ratio of each. Note: Some customers leave a bowl or a cup in the sink to collect the drain water for watering plants or other uses.

What is flow rate?

Flow rate is how fast or slow the machine will fill a glass of water. We use a 16 oz. Glass as our standard. A medium flow rate is one that fills a 16oz. Glass in 10-14 seconds. A slow flow rate takes more than 15 seconds and a fast rate takes less than 9 seconds.

What is Super Water?

Super Water is any water over 11ph or under 3ph (high and low corresponding ORP numbers usually accompany the super pH and acid numbers) For all machines except the Enagic, the super water is achieved by slowing the water flow rate down to a trickle, if the machine has no manual flow control, (a knob or lever to control water flow) a flow valve can be added inexpensively (about $6.00). The Enagic uses a sodium solution and reduced water flow. All the machines we sell easily produce the optimal drinking water at 9-10 PH with a negative 200-300 ORP, the super waters have some additional uses like sterilizing(acid water 3.0 or below) and wax removal from vegetables, (alkaline water 11.3 or above) we really don’t know all of the super water uses yet.


Comparison Chart On Ionizers

Chanson VS-70 Chanson
Aquarius and Orion Athena Delphi Enagic Leveluk SD 501 Life Ionizer 7500 Gold Fox EP-1000
Ease of installation and daily use 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 8 8 7.5 7
Look of the Machine 9 9 8.5 8.5 8 9 9 9.5 8 8 7
Cleaning Cycle 9 9 8 8 8 9 9 9 7 7 7
Strong PH and Acidic Water 9 9 9 8 9 7 8 8 9 9 7
Number and type of plates/electrodes 7
5 Mesh Titanium 5 Mesh Titanium 5 Mesh Titanium 7
Flow Rates Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Fast Slow Fast
Waste Water 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 40% 50% 35%
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 3 Years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 Years
Max. Repair Cost after warranty $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
Filter Replacement costs $49.95 $49.95 $49.95 $49.95 $59.00 $59.00 $89.00(set of 2) $89.00 $100.00 $95.00 (set of 2) $45.00
Alkalinity levels 9 -11.4 12.1 9.0 – 11.4 9 – 10.8 9.5 – 11.4 9 – 11 9.5 – 11.2 9.5 – 11.2 9.0 – 11.5 9.5 – 11.6 9.0 – 10.2
Acid Levels 2.3 – 5.5 1.8 2.5 – 6.0 2.9 – 6.4 2.6 – 6.8 5.0 – 7.0 2.7 – 6.5 3.1 – 6.8 2.5 – 6.8 2.3 – 6.8 3.9 – 7.0
ORP level -256 to -856 +1200 to -920 -256 to -842 -237 to -768 -200 to -822 -150 to -622 -260 to -836 -260 to -788 -220 to -820 -220 to -842 -150 to -300
Chlorine levels 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0 ppm 0ppm 0 ppm
Taste good good good good good good good good good good Ok
Overall ratting 9 9 8.5 8.5 8 8 8.5 8 7.5 7.5 7
Review Ronnie’s remarks Chanson VS70 Chanson Miracle MAX Chanson
Chanson Violet Melody/ Isis Aquarius and Orion Athena Delphi Leveluk Life Ionizer 7500 Gold Fox EP1000


(*)We have reviewed all major brands of water ionizer in the industry and if you do not find the specific model or brand you want to know, please feel free to email us and we will be happy to provide you the answer.

Certifications of Chanson Ionizers

Chanson International

Chanson Water Ionizers are available through distributors in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway, and Asia.

Chanson Water is an original parts manufacturer, and has been in the business of improving your health through proper water processing for over 30 years. Chanson Water’s exceptional water processesing equipment is backed by their full time Research and Development team and extensive product testing on every ionizer manufactured. Chanson Water is fully accredited with ISO9001, ISONSF, CE certifications. Chanson Water distributors have been specifically selected using a long checklist of strict criteria in an effort to maintain the excellent reputation of the company. Below you will find Chanson Water international distributors and their contact information.

Chanson Water USA Chanson United States
Phone: (888) 624-2169

Ronnie and Nedalee Ruiz were the first distributors of Chanson Water outside Taiwan, and now act as the central point and international trainers for all other distributors. Based in Laguna Hills, CA, Ronnie is a global authority on alkaline water and water ionizers and has been active in the USA water ionizer industry for over 5 years and a health trainer for over 30 years.

Chanson Water UK Chanson United Kingdom
Phone: 0845 872 0370

Energise have bee the world’s leading alkaline diet website since 2005 and are known as the place to go when you want to alkalize your life! With over 500 articles, recipes, guides, how-to’s, and resources they have created an instant impact in the UK water ionizer market since launching Chanson in the UK in 2010.

Chanson Water Canada Chanson Canada
Phone: (604) 288-1660

From Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, when it comes to your drinking water, AKA, Chanson Canada can certainly help you. Regardless of whether you have well or city water, we can assist you in making a good water filtration and/or ionization choice. If you want to find out why Chanson ionizers work throughout Canada without additives, call or email us to find what the competitors can’t and won’t tell you.

Chanson Water Austraila and New Zealand Chanson Australia
Phone: 1300 424 828

You deserve the best when it comes to water, regardless of where you live. Water Healthcare is proud to have joined the Chanson Team. Chanson (as far as we know) has the only global network of water ionizers sales and more importantly after sales service. No questions are to big or small when it comes to your health and your water.

Chanson Water Norway Chanson Norway
Phone: 47 45 87 35 26

Chanson Water® France Chanson Norway
Phone: 01 46 72 23 76

Chanson Water France provides the excellent Chanson water ionizers with the additional care to its French customers with French water ionizers (French panel and voice). You can find them in France and the French overseas territories, with a great customer service, and local dealers network.

Chanson Water® Italy Chanson Water Italy
Phone: +39 0434 610202

Chanson Water® DenmarkChanson Water Denmark
Hammerum Hovedgade 96
7400 Herning
Denmark Website:
Cell: +45 61 46 74 22

We love the idea of optimizing your health, starting with the most important nutrient the body needs – water! We are proud to be involved in communicating the importance and necessity of hydrating your body with high quality water!

Chanson Water is currently looking for Alkaline Water Ionizer and Water Filter distributors in Mexico and other international locations.

Contact for more information.

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Distributors vary from dealers in that they buy 100 machines at a time and have their own dealer network. They also act as the repair center for the country. A Chanson Representative will fly in and train international distributors on how to repair the water ionizers and provide marketing and training materials.

Business in a box without a franchise fee. We give you the marketing materials and the foundation to sky rocket the grow of your business. Place an inital stock order and we are there to train and support you. Instead of charging you franchise fees we would rather see you market and grow.

Contact Chanson Water USA today if you would like to be a Chanson Ionizer distributor in the USA or outside USA. Click here to send email to

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