Water Ionizer Reviews | Life Ionizers M-11 vs Enagic Super SD-501
Posted by Water Ionizer Expert on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Clash of the Titans! Top of the line water ionizers review
The LIFE Ionizer M-11 and the Enagic Super SD-501 are these company's top-of-the-line water ionizers.
Both of these machines have about the same flow rate. Both ionizers are touted by their respective companies as suitable for heavy duty commercial use in settings like health spas and medical clinics. Both of these machines can be used countertop or under the counter. But that’s where the similarities between these two alkaline water machines end. If you are shopping for a high-end water ionizer, you should compare the Life M-11 to Enagic’s Super SD-501. One of these machines is definitely going to give you more for your money than the other.
M-11 vs. Super SD-501 | At a glance
Number of Plates
800 watts max
1.2 gal per min
Enagic Super SD-501
200 watts max
1.3 gal per min
9.5 pH/ -550 ORP*
The biggest things that stand out about these two machines is price. The Life M-11 costs $2,983 less than the Enagic Super SD-501. But does this savings mean you have to sacrifice performance or quality? No. The LIFE M-11 goes toe-to-toe with Enagic’s best, and beats it in several important areas:
Power: To get the highest pH and ORP possible for your water, you need an ionizer with lots of power, and the LIFE M-11 delivers. Frankly we regard the Super SD-501’s 200 watts is inadequate for a top-end ionizer. It just doesn’t have the power it needs to take advantage of it’s 12 plates.
pH and ORP: The M-11 is the most powerful home water ionizer in the world, and it shows. The M-11’s alkaline water pH of 11.8 is the highest pH we’ve ever seen from an ionizer that doesn’t use chemicals. The Super SD-501 needs chemicals to reach any higher than a pH of 9.5. The downside, you can’t drink “strong” kangen water, it’s toxic.
The M-11 crushes the Super SD-501 for antioxidant ORP power, it reaches about -300 ORP higher than the Super SD-501. That’s a lot, the M-11’s ORP is also the highest we’ve ever seen.
Acidic pH: It takes a lot of power to make acidic water without chemicals, the M-11 has it, the Super SD-501 doesn’t. Health spas and beauty salons that offer acidic water beauty treatments take note: The Life M-11 is probably the only water ionizer powerful enough to make the kind of acidic water you need.
Uses Chemicals: The Super SD-501 uses a dilute salt solution to make “strong” kangen water. Unfortunately, what makes “strong” alkaline kangen water strong is the fact that it contains bleach. Strong kangen acidic water contains chlorine gas. We recommend against using salt in a water ionizer that you get your drinking water from! The residues that can be left behind when you make strong kangen water can be bad for your health - even in tiny amounts.
The LIFE M-11 is chemical free, it has all the power it needs to make the ionized water you need without dangerous chemical additives.
Warranty: Enagic’s 3 year warranty is a joke for a machine that costs almost $6,000. Worse yet, you can easily destroy the plates in a kangen water machine. Replacement of those plates costs about $800 for their 7 plate home ionizer. We couldn’t find a price quote for replacement of Enagic’s 12 plates, but we bet it’s in the category of “If you have to ask, you can’t afford it!”
LIFE M-11 is the best value in a top of the line water ionizer
The LIFE M-11 is the clear winner in this comparison. The Super SD-501 has simply been passed up by time. Technology is the reason the LIFE M-11 beats the Super SD-501. The M-11 has a much more sophisticated power supply, which makes it more reliable and saves energy. The M-11 is also far superior to the Super SD-501 because you can’t destroy the plates with chemical additives - that you shouldn’t be using in your drinking water ionizer in the first place. The New 2015 M11 Series with the New 2015 Heavy-Duty GRID Plate Technology™ with MAX Plate™: 8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium.
Be Safe: If you need to make strong alkaline or acidic waters, use a batch ionizer. Be careful handling these strong waters because they are highly chlorinated.
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