THE KYK Harmony Water Ionizer 5 plate HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED and replaced with their genesis 7 plate model.
KYK was one of the earlier, less expensive water ionizers to hit the market. Perhaps the review here will help anyone looking for a used KYK harmony water ionizer in their purchase, or if you find some of the remaining inventory on the market. I've noticed that the price has come down because they are discontinued so you might find a bargain on one.
Most water ionizers on the market are close to being the same. However there are some newer technologies and some great ionizers at lower prices. In the final analysis I look for distinctions that really matter which include:
1 - Price/Value Comparisons
2 - Safe Plastics
3 - Ease of use (skipping all the bells and whistles)
4 - Overall Quality (electrical components, plating, etc.)
5 - Replacement Filter Costs
6 - Ease of Hookup
7 - Feedback from Consumer and Expert Reviews
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1 - 5 year warranty (not sure if affected by being discontinued)
2 - 5 Plates
3 - Platinized-titanium plates
4 - Adjusting Ionization
5- ORP indicator
1 - Overpriced now for a 5 plate
2 - Discontinued for the 7 plate
3 - Doesn't go under counter
4 - No safe plastics used
5 - Expensive filters
KYK Harmony Water Ionizer
Retail Price: $1,795.00
ORP Range: -265
pH Range: 3.0-10.0
Under Counter: NO
Plate Surface Area:N/A
Safe Plastics: NO
Replacement Filter Costs: $79.00
Warranty: 5 years
1. ORP Range: 6
2. Power Supply: 7
3. Installation Ease: 8
4. pH Range 6
5. Longevity/Quality: 8
6. Safe Plastics: 0
7. Ease of Use 8
8. Warranty/Guarantee: 9
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews)8
10. Price Value 4
Several certification standards exist that determine quality of design and of electrical components:
UL Certified - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (www.ul.com) is an independent lab that writes testing standards and tests products for safety and certifies them.
CE Certified - The European Commission describes the CE mark as a "passport" that allows manufacturers to circulate industrial products freely within the internal market of the EU. Most products covered by New Approach Directives can be self-certified by the manufacturer and do not require the intervention of an EU-authorized independent testing/certifying company (notified body).
ETL Certified - A product bearing the ETL Listed Mark is determined to have met the requirements of 200 prescribed product safety standards.
What I especially like about the ETL certification is the mark indicates that "the manufacturer's production site conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance".
The fact that most water ionizers are made in the Orient means that safety can be a issue, as their standards are much lower than ours.
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