LIFE Ionizers M-11: 10 Point Inspection:
Posted by Water Ionizer Expert on February 17, 2016 0 Comments
The LIFE M-11 was designed specifically for clinical use by physicians treating tough body acidity problems, but strong customer demand led to LIFE Ionizers releasing a home version of this machine early last year. As you might expect, the M-11 is the real deal when it comes to medical grade ionized alkaline water, it has 11 plates and can run up to 800 watts of power. All those plates and all that power translate into a high flow rate. This machine fills a gallon container in under a minute. If you are shopping for a no-compromise, top-of-the-line machine, we rate the M-11 a best buy
pH and ORP tests over time
As you might expect from a machine this powerful, it can deliver a wide pH range. We got a pH range of 2.1 - 12.2 which is, quite frankly amazing. After 6 months of use, the story was unchanged, we got a pH range of 2.0 - 12.1. The M-11 is equipped with LIFE’s patent pending RADC cleaning system, which is hands down the most efficient automatic cleaning system you can get in an ionizer. It is thanks to that cleaning system that this ionizer is so reliable.
Likewise, we got an amazingly high antioxidant potential out of this machine of -878 ORP. After 6 months, the ORP actually improved slightly to -881 ORP. This is truly what medical grade ionized alkaline water looks like!
Our ruling: Pass. The M-11 makes medical grade alkaline water, you get the highest antioxidant potential in alkaline water that is pH balanced for both therapeutic hydration and daily drinking.
Toxins filtered out
The M-11 comes with LIFE’s free custom configured filtration system, which targets the toxins in your water supply. As with all LIFE Ionizers, we found that the M-11 was able to filter the toxins shown in our local water quality report to below detectable levels. We especially like the fact that the lab couldn’t detect any disinfection byproducts in the water. One disinfection byproduct in particular, trihalomethanes, has been found in our local water supply at higher levels. Our lab tests showed that those toxins had been reduced to below detectable levels.
Our ruling: Pass. LIFE’s custom filtration makes these machines the gold standard in water ionizer filtration quality.
Quality of components
The LIFE M-11 is certified lead free by the Water Quality Association, and uses 100% BPA free plastics. It has an 800 Watt SMPS power supply that saves energy and produces a lot of power. The plates in our machine are LIFE’s new GRID plates, which are drop-forged and are much sturdier than the plates in competing ionizers. We set our M-11 up as an undercounter unit - LIFE Ionizers are convertible, so you can use them countertop or under counter. The faucet is solid stainless steel, which we really like. Many competing brands come with cheap plastic faucets that break. Overall, this is a solid, well built machine.
Our ruling: Pass. Like all LIFE Ionizers, the M-11 is built with the highest quality materials, and to the highest standard of workmanship.
White glove installation available
Life Ionizers will help you locate an experienced installer. They’ve been connecting their customers with reputable installers nationwide for decades, so they have a lot of great service people to refer to you.
Our ruling: Pass. LIFE will help you find a reputable installer who will give you white glove service
Evaluate user experience with in home trials
Like all LIFE water ionizers, the M-11 has a nice bright easy to read display, and simple to use controls. You can use a LIFE Ionizer either on the countertop, or undercounter with their optional faucet kit. Either way, you’ll find that a LIFE Ionizer is very easy to use.
The flow rate on the M-11 is outstanding, it fills a gallon container in less than a minute, even at high pH and strong antioxidant levels. The fact that this machine started out specifically for medical practices really shows. The M-11’s reliability and performance make it a great choice for medical practices.
Our ruling: Pass. The M-11 is easy to use, both countertop and under the counter. You will love how fast it fills your containers.
Maintenance: Is it easy, effective?
Like all LIFE Ionizers, maintenance on the M-11 is easy and effective. LIFE’s patent-pending RADC cleaning technology runs automatically to keep your machine clean. All you need to do is run a cleaning cartridge at filter change. A LIFE Ionizer’s filters last a long time, from nine months to a year, so you won’t have to change filters that often.
Our ruling: Pass. Maintenance on the M-11 is a snap, you’ll really appreciate how convenient the automatic cleaning system makes maintenance
Warranties, return policy, user manual
The M-11 comes with a full lifetime warranty on parts and labor, and as well as this machine is built, we’d expect it to easily last a lifetime. LIFE Ionizers provides the industry standard 60 day return policy with 15% restocking fee. The user’s manual is well written, with plenty of informative illustrations, new users will find it very easy to get started with their new M-11.
Our ruling: Pass. The M-11 has a comprehensive lifetime warranty. LIFE’s return policy meets industry standards, and the user.s manual is easy to read and use.
Customer Service/Tech support
LIFE Ionizers sets the gold standard for customer service. Their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. We’ve always been able to get the right person on the phone right away. The tech support staff really knows their stuff, in all our years of working with LIFE, we’ve never had a question that stumped them.
Our ruling: Pass. LIFE’s customer service and tech support are among the best in the industry.
How the ionizer compares to other ionizers
The M-11 is a powerhouse. It outperforms all other brands’ top of the line models for pH and antioxidant ORP levels. It also has a higher flow rate than competing ionizers, and we love the fact that you can convert it between countertop and undercounter use. All top-end ionizers should work this way, but some don’t.
Our ruling: Pass. The M-11 outperforms the competition, this machine is truly in a class by itself.
Taste of the water
The water made by the M-11, like all LIFE Ionizers, is slightly sweet and very refreshing. The quality of LIFE Ionizer’s filtration really shines through when you taste the water, it is as pure and refreshing as the water from a protected mountain spring.
Our ruling: Pass. The water from the M-11 tastes great, it’s refreshing and pure.
A. = Our Grade for the LIFE Ionizers M-11: 10 out of 10 for 100%
The M-11 raises the bar for what a top-of-the-line water ionizer should be. It outperforms all other ionizers in it’s price-point hands down. If you’re looking for the best, this is it.