Retail Price $2,597-$2,997
The Life Ionizer 9100 Model boasts 9 plates and part of our discussion here will inc=volve answering these questions:
Q: Are 9 plates better than 5 or 7?
Q: Is this water ionizer worth $2,500?
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The number of plates has little to do with performance, but it definitely affects cost. There is a good reason that 7 plates is the standard you'll find in the industry.
It's similar to how in the automotive world you don't find many 12 cylinder cars - except for special Jaguars and BMX's (amongst a few others). And when it comes to plates think of your car battery - depending on the size of the car or truck the battery size is different.
It's not how many plates...One refrigerator sized plate might do the job, as would 100 very small plates as long as they have about the same surface area. But having it work efficiently and having it fit on your countertop would be a factor. You also don't want to get a pH range that goes beyond what your body needs, so there's only so far you want to go with ionization.
Size and efficiency matter ... efficiency of the electricity across the plates becomes a factor too. It's how well the power supply works coupled with the conductivity across the plates. A 5 plate ionizer can do a good job if it is very efficient while a 7 or 9 plate model can perform poorly because of the power supply or efficiency of the plates.
The bottom line when it comes to plates is that there is enough surface area to generate the proper range of pH and ORP. 7 has become the standard because if done well it does as much as you want to do, no more.
1.Good platinum titanium plates
2. Dual filtration to remove contaminants
2. Expensive Filters
3. Lifetime Warranty only covers parts not labor
When it comes to plate number one might also think that "more is better" but for me this is not the case for ionizers. Too much alkalinity is not good so it's the right range that matters. 9 plates is overkill. 7 plates is about right for counter top size, surface area, price of production, and ideal ORP/pH range.
Someone that sells one of the $4,000 water ionizers made a comment to me that "you pay for what you get" and I'm sure many people buy the highest prices cars, houses, etc. because it makes them "feel" they have the best. I don't really think that way.
NAME: Life Ionizer 9100 Review
Retail Price: $2,597-$2,997
ORP Range: up to -800
pH Range: 1.8 to 12
Under Counter: Yes
Plate Surface Area: N/A
Safe Plastics: NO
Replacement Filter Costs: $59.97
Guarantee: 60 days
Rating is based on comparative scales of the industry.
1. ORP Range: 8
2. Power Supply: 8
3. Installation Ease: 7
4. pH Range 7
5. Longevity/Quality: 7
6. Safe Plastics: 0
7. Ease of Use 8
8. Warranty/Guarantee: 5
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 3
10. Price Value 4
Score: 57 = Good
I like how my Life Ionizer 9100 works, how it's made, and all it's features (Plates, materials, filters, ORP levels, etc.). It does a good job.
The big drawback of it is the big price and some of the Customer Service issues with Life Ionizers. For this reason my recommendation is to look at some of the reviews and comparisons for a comparable model at half the price or less.
Take a look at the comparison pages via the link below...