The IE-500 comes from the same people who produces the expensive Kangen water ionizers. It is sturdy, reliable, stylish, and has a nicer display center than the IE-400. The IE-500 has high quality platinum/titanium electrodes and uses the same type of cartridge filter used in the expensive Leveluk SD501. It is made in Japan by Thohan Kiden, the makers of the IE-900. The engineers at Thohan Kiden previously ran Toyo Metal. Toyo split to form Enagic (MLM) and Thohan Kiden (whole sale/retail) The engineers at these two companies are quality fanatics who are highly respected for over 30 years in the water ionizing world. Now everyone is trying to follow their lead.
If you are looking for a great mid-range and stylish Japanese water ionizer that you can rely on for several years of service then you should consider the IE-500. It is not as powerful as the IE-900, but more robust than the IE-400. It has an ultra modern design that will make you eager to show it off to your visitors. Don’t forget to tell them where you got it from! It looks almost identical to the IE-900 but with a see through blue cover. Beautiful is the only word to describe it. The IE-500 doesn’t produce the super acid water like its big brother the IE-900, but it provides more information than the IE-400 with its beautiful three color LCD screen.
The IE-500 may not be feature rich like some of the more recent water ionizer models, but it reliably delivers what it promises. This is one thing you will notice from the Japanese models even the very expensive Leveluk SD501, they are based on a more simple design that is focused on quality and performance. In fact the more features a product tend to have is the more likely is it to malfunction. The IE-500 has great functions but it is not driven by them as much as it is driven by its ability to reliably make alkaline water.
*Note: All pH levels are approximate, ±0.25 depending on local water supply.
Excel IE-500 Japanese Microwater Ionizer
• Alkaline water – 3 operation modes (pH 8.5~9.5)
• Acidic water (pH 5.5~6.5)
• Purified, non-electrolyzed water
• Multi-function display
• Easy push button operation
• Built-in temperature sensor
• Microcomputer monitored flow rate
• Automatic self-cleaning electrolysis chamber
• Granular antibacterial activated charcoal filter
• Platinum coated titanium electrolysis plates