Retail Price $3,495
As the model number might imply the Tyent MMP 9090 Water Ionizer is a 9 titanium and platinum plate unit, one of the select few 9 plate water ionizer machines you'll find currently in production. And while I have seen this unit on sale for $2500 (a generous $1,000 off the retail price) I know exactly what you're thinking:
Q: Are 9 plates worth the added expense in results?
We'll explore the answer to this and more in this review.
When it comes to money more is better right? When it comes to problems less is better. But when it comes to the number of ionizer plates there is a good reason why 7 plates have become the standard for the industry:
Efficiency - I adored the twelve cylinder motor in a Jaguar I drove many years ago. If you have the money why not? Yet it required 3 times the maintenance, cost more to purchase, and there were fewer moments (or roads) where I could really open it up. 7 turns out to be a good number for several reasons: production cost, counter size, and if well made will get you where your going in ORP and pH.
Surface Area - It's not a matter of "more is better" because 1 huge plate could easily have the safe surface area as 21 small plates, but where would you put it? Besides which the production costs would change.
Safe ORP and pH levels -
You don't want too much alkaline either. Too extreme an alkaline level can be harmful rather than helpful. Extremes in ORP and pH (like a 12 cylinder car) are unnecessary.
The difference in prices between a 7 and a 9 plate machine is often $1,000 more. And certainly more profitable for the water ionizer company than beneficial for the consumer.
Conclusion - 7 is plenty...
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1. Well Made in Korea
2. Good Customer Feedback
3. Good filtration
2. Does not use FDA Safe Plastics
NAME: Tyent MMP 9090
Retail Price: $2,395
ORP Range: 0.1 ~ 0.5
pH Range: 1.8 - 12.2 (varies by source water)
Under Counter: YES
Plate Surface Area: 315 inches
Safe Plastics: NO
Replacement Filter Costs: $50
Wattage: 85 to 300W
Guarantee: 60 days (15% restocking fee for returns)
Warranty: LIFETIME Warranty on Parts & Labor(Shipping to and from paid by customer)
Rating is based on comparative scales of the industry.
1. ORP Range: 8
2. Power Supply: 8
3. Installation Ease: 8
4. pH Range 8
6. Safe Plastics: 0
7. Ease of Use 7
8. Warranty/Guarantee: 6
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 7
10. Price Value 2
I wouldn't complain about anything technically wrong with the Tyent 9090 Turbo Water Ionizer. It's well designed and made. But the price of it keeps me from recommending it to others. I can't justify the difference between it and a well designed 7 plate ionizer.
My recommendation is to review all of the 7 plate water ionizers reviewed on this site - starting with the comparison charts you'll see via the link below.