Bawell Water Ionizer Features & Differences Explained
Platinum Model 2195 Comparison
The Platinum 2195 Water Ionizer is our most advanced model. It offers the greatest number of user convenience features with the largest PH and ORP range. This enables the Platinum model to satisfy the most demanding high end customers who want a multipurpose machine that does more than just make alkaline ionized drinking water.
With the Bawell Platinum you can make high pH alkaline water of 11.5 or higher as well as low PH acidic water of 3.0 or lower. These extreme pH values allow the Platinum model to offer cleaning and disinfecting capabilities the lower priced units cannot match. Bawell does not recommend that people drink ionized alkaline water at pH values much higher than 10.0 but you can use high pH alkaline water around 11.5 for cleaning. This strong alkaline water is a great degreasing agent since it is very basic, you can use it for washing dishes or cleaning greasy items. Some customers have even reported that they use this water in their auto repair business to help remove oil from their hands after each days work.
In your home, you can use the strong the acidic water around a pH of 3.5 or lower for disinfection purposes. Strong acidic water naturally kills surface bacteria without the need for soaps and other cleaning chemicals. You can soak your fruits and vegetables in acidic ionized water to kill bacteria and rinse them of dirt at the same time.
You can also use strong acidic water in your mop bucket with a chemical free green cleaner to mop your home in a way that is not only more environmentally friendly and safer to you, it is much safer for your children and your pet dog or cat since they spent a lot of time close to the floor. Since strong acidic water is a natural anti-bacterial agent and exfoliates the skin, people use it for soaking their feet, rinsing and soaking skin which may have bacterial infections, some customers have even reported that when using it to wash their hair, after a few months it removed their dandruff. You should not however use the strong acidic water to wash your face, since it will make the skin very dry. Use the weak acidic water around a pH of 6.0 for a facial wash, this weak acidic water is also good for plant growth.
When it comes to antioxidant ionized drinking water, the Platinum alkaline water ionizer offers the strongest pH and -ORP capability of all Bawell models. People who are interested in water ionizers due to serious illness can use this machine to make the strongest antioxidant rich ionized water with higher PH & -ORP values that the lower priced models cannot make. You will find medical research on alkaline ionized water by visiting our alkaline water benefits page. The Platinum model features a two stage internal water filtration system, you will need to replace these filters yearly, there is a filter life counter on the front of the machine for each filter which indicates when it is time to change them.
We built the Platinum model 2195 to last you a lifetime, that is why it is covered by our Forever Lifetime Warranty which covers parts and labor in full for as long as you own the machine. You can connect this model to your kitchen faucet or underneath your sink to the cold water line, you must however place the unit on the counter top. When connecting below the sink, you will need to run a small 1/4" diameter tube up through your counter top to the bottom of the machine. You can run this tube through the soap dispenser hole or some other hole that may be below the base plate around your faucet.
Fountain Model 1775 Compared to Platinum
A step down from the Platinum model you will find the Fountain model 1775. This unit is very similar to the Platinum water ionizer, it has all the same bells and whistles, it just does not make the higher pH and ORP that the Platinum model can make. The Fountain model also looks a little bit different on the front. While the Platinum model has a more sleek stainless steel look designed to match other stainless steel appliances, the Fountain model opts for additional text written on the front face of the unit.
Premier Model 1195 Comparison
The Bawell Premier model is an older design of alkaline water machine that uses an older component configuration of a transformer for a power system and fewer plates. This design was very popular and considered top of the line in 2008. Although the Premier does not have the latest technologies, it is a very stable design that has been around for more than a decade. The Premier water ionizer does not make the extreme pH and ORP values that the newer designs make however it does make strong antioxidant rich ionized water up to a pH of 10.0 and -ORP value of 420. It also makes acidic ionized water down to a pH of 3.2 which can be used for disinfection purposes. The Premier has a built in LCD screen that displays the pH and ORP value, filter life, flow rate, and other information. The main difference between the Premier and the higher end models are that the Premier model 1195 has a single filter design, it can only be connect to the faucet, and uses a transformer for a power system. The Premier is best for small families of three or less that will not put it through heavy use, and who live in smaller cities where the tap water is very clean and is considered drinkable. Since it has only a singe stage filtration system, the Fountain and Platinum models with the two stage filtration system are better suited to larger cities with dirtier tap water. The Premier model also has a different warranty than the Platinum and Fountain model, please visit our warranty page to read it over.
Electrolyte Model 799 Details
The Bawell Electrolyte is an economy model that can make medium strength alkaline ionized drinking water up to a PH of 9.5 and -ORP value of 250. It cannot make high strength alkaline water, and when it comes to the acidic water it can only make the weaker acidic water around a pH of 5. The Electrolyte model has no display and uses a single filter. This model is very small in size, making it highly portable and popular among economy shoppers and people who want to squeeze it into a backpack or suitcase when traveling.
SMPS vs Transformer - What is the difference?
Transformer power system - A transformer is an older design of power system which essentially consist of wire wrapped around an metal core. When in use the transformer heats up and tends to become very hot. Over time or when under large amounts of use the transformers eventually burn out. Heat is the enemy of any engineered system since it wears the system down and eventually leads to failure. Transformers can last 10 years or more when under light use, under heavy use the lifespan can be significantly shorter. Due to these short comings, newer designs of alkaline water ionizer machines have opted for SMPS powers systems instead of transformers.
Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) power system - An SMPS power system is a newer longer lasting design which also offers better performance. The SMPS power system consist of transistors, capacitors, inductors, and diodes which regulate power flow with near zero loss of electricity as excess heat. This makes the SMPS power system much longer lasting than a transformer. Individual components used in the SMPS system are rated to last 60 years or more with SMPS systems themselves having a lifespan of 30+ years. Since SMPS systems are more efficient than transformers they run cooler and at lower wattages. In any engineered system, heat is the enemy which ultimately destroys the system. The SMPS power system is highly efficient and generates near zero heat giving it a decades long lifespan. When it comes to alkaline water machines, less watts is better. Lower wattages are more efficient and generate less heat. When engineers design any system, they seek to reduce heat losses as much as possible, to improve efficiency and to prolong life span. You do not have to be an engineer to understand this concept. Gasoline car engines do not last as long as diesel engines because gasoline burns at a higher temperature than diesel. The higher temperatures in gasoline engines destroys them at a faster rate than the lower temperatures in diesel engines. This is why diesel engines can go 10x the miles or more than gasoline engines. Lower heat equals less wear and tear, the same is true in water ionizers. Lower wattages allow for longer lasting machines, since less heat is generated, there is less wear and tear on the system. Bawell engineers have thus incorporated the longer lasting and lower wattage SMPS power systems into the Fountain and Platinum water ionizers allowing us to give them the Forever Lifetime Warranty.