Why not?Â I mean, what could go wrong?Â Well, like most products these days, there are definitely water ionizers that you should avoid!
A water ionizer is a fairly significant purchase for most households, and itâ€™s worth spending a little time making sure you get the right one.Â So what are the five key points that you must consider before handing over your credit card?
Where is the Water Ionizer Made?
This matters so much. Â Cheap exports from China and Taiwan are slipping past border controls with fake “lead free” certification stickers on the boxes.Â Buy from a reputable, traceable company and donâ€™t get blindsided by “bargains” that might put …
Big question.Â The answer?Â Well it depends on your ionizer, your source water and how the two work together.
Source Water Worries
Letâ€™s look at source water first.Â Is your water contaminated by herbicides, pesticides, chemicals or even worse â€“ lead?Â The harsh truth is if you buy a water ionizer that doesn’t filter your source water properly, it can be dangerous.Â The reason?Â Well, some machines will process the water and produce alkaline water with a higher concentration of contaminants than the original source water.
Not good news at all.
Whatâ€™s in the Water?
Thereâ€™s also the “unknown” to factor in.Â Pharmaceutical companies are producing ever-more complex medicinal compounds.Â As …
My grandmother, like so many of her generation, was big on preserves and finding ways of storing any surplus for leaner times.Â Part of the preserving process included canning, which meant that her pantry shelves were lined with dozens of bottles and jars containing everything from beans and artichokes, to jams and chicken.
Among this vision of bucolic bounty, I remember my grandmother sternly telling me about why it was so vital to bottle foods safely.Â The poisonous spores of botulism thrive where good canning practice isnâ€™t followed, and that particular deadly toxin cannot be seen, smelled or tasted.
In other words, danger isnâ€™t always immediately obvious. We …
We love a bargain as much as the next person.Â Buying something fabulous for a lower price during a sale is great!Â However, getting a sub-standard alternative just because itâ€™s cheaper, isnâ€™t so great.
In other words, cheap doesn’t always mean good value.
East Asia and Water Ionizers
Water ionizers arenâ€™t cheap, nor should they be. Ionizers have been imported from East Asia for over half a century, but which country those machines hail from matters enormously.
If youâ€™ve had your head turned by one of the cheap models available from Taiwan or China, then put your wallet back in your bag and read on.
Thereâ€™s a British saying (and incidentally the title of a 2004 album by band The Streets), â€śa grand donâ€™t come for free.â€ťÂ In other words, you donâ€™t get something for nothing.Â Or in other words, you get what you pay for.
Consumers wield a lot of power these days.Â We donâ€™t have to believe what a company tells us, when we can just click online and check the facts for ourselves.Â So when we come across a deal that seems too good to be true, you know that it almost certainly is.
Cheap But Not Cheerful
Water ionizers arenâ€™t cheap, nor should they be.Â But the fact that they are a …