Hello everyone, this is your host Pete back with our first review of the IONtech series of water ionizers brought to you by IntelGadgets. This article is our updated IntelGadgets IONtech IT-757 review. By the time you finish reading our review, you’ll know for sure whether the IT-757 is the best fit for your home.
The first difference we noticed when looking at the IT-757 ionizer is its uniquely charming design. You will surely have an interesting subject to talk about with your guests when they see it.
In this review, we’ll guide you through the key features of the IT-757, the pros & cons, replacement filter info, and the installation process.
Now, let’s move forward to see see how the IT-757 stacks up against other machines on the market.
Let’s first take a look at the IT-757’s features. Firstly, all good alkaline water machines feature platinum-coated titanium plates that are the most important element in any water ionizer.
Next, other important considerations include pH range, flow rate, weight, size, number of filters, type of filters, filter life, warranty, number of water settings, and ORP range.
Below is a bulleted feature list:
- The IONtech IT-757 comes backed by a 2-year warranty, which doesn’t match the limited lifetime warranty offered by competing models
- We like the attractive LCD display featured on the IT-757 more than the display on Aqua Deluxe ionizers. The green LCD display shows the current pH level, water flow rate, ORP, and remaining filter life.
- 5 Platinum-Coated Titanium Plates: Five plates matches the standard in this price range. Other ionizers with 7 or 9 plates typically cost more.
- 1 High-Efficiency ACF-1 Activated Carbon Filter: The filter lasts most people 6 months to a year at roughly 3 gallons of output per day
- Countertop and under-sink installation options
- An extra-long hose makes pouring water easier than competing ionizers
- Another cool feature is the plus and minus buttons that let you choose exactly which pH you prefer
- There’s a safety feature that ensures you and your family don’t accidentally drink acidic water
- Quick-Change Filter Design
- Compatible with both 110v and 220v, which is good news for international buyers. If you need a 220v connection make sure to contact the seller before purchasing.
- pH Range: 4.5 to 11
- Max ORP: -850 mV
- Filter Life: 1250 gallons
- Weight: 10.86 lbs
- Dimensions: 8.7″ x 4.9″ x 12.2″ (LxWxH)
- 7 water settings: 4 alkaline, 2 acidic, and 1 purified water setting
- Self-Cleaning System: Each time you finish using it, the IT-757 does a quick 10-second chamber cleansing. Then, every 7.9 gallons, it does a full 2-minute cleaning with music to let you know when it’s finished.
Installing the IONtech IT-757 Water Ionizer
IONtech makes it easy for you to install the IT-757 with its detailed instructional videos for both countertop and under-sink installations. The base package includes universal attachments that fit most sinks.
The instructional video below is for the countertop installation:
Watch the video below to learn how to do the under-sink installation yourself:
Keep in mind, the under-sink installation requires the separate purchase of IONTech’s chrome-plated ionizer tap.
If you prefer not to complete the under-sink installation yourself, Amazon offers an affordable expert installation package. Be sure to consider this service before checkout.
IONtech IT-757 Replacement Filters
The IONtech IT-757 water ionizer uses a single high-efficiency activated carbon filter that lasts for a minimum of six months or approximately 1,250 gallons. If you’re filtering three gallons or less daily, then each filter should last you a year or more.
At the time of this writing, the IONtech replacement filter costs a bit more than Air Water Life charges for its activated carbon replacement filters.
|1st Stage Filter|
|Avg. life||1,500 – 3,000 gallons (advertised)|
|Filter Media||ACF-1 High-Grade Activated Carbon|
If you want to go a step further, IONtech recommends installing a three-stage water filtration system ahead of your ionizer to prolong the life of your ionizer filter. Additionally, this step helps to prevent mineral buildup on the plates which require occasional descaling using citric acid.
What to expect?
Now, let’s see how the IT-757 measures up to the other alkaline water machines we’ve reviewed. We will also look at the pros & cons of owning the unit:
- Hard water (high TDS) significantly reduces the advertised life of the activated carbon filter
- The filter removes harmful chemicals, bacteria, and lead from your water before it enters the ionization chamber
- The IT-757’s consistent performance matches ionizers that cost thousands more
- Ample water flow to reduce time waiting to fill a glass or pot
- Unlike most units we’ve reviewed, IntelGadgets says the 757 doesn’t require an annual citric acid cleansing. Instead, IntelGadgets recommends running acidic water made by the machine through it to prevent scaling.
- High customer service marks
- Countertop installation is simple and quick
At first, we weren’t sold on the IT-757 after reviewing the Air Water Life Aqua Deluxe series, but the more we researched the 757, the more we liked it as a budget water ionizer. However, we have since dropped it from our water ionizer buyer’s guide because we feel there are more than enough superior options.
Comparatively, the IT-757 is roughly the same price as the Air Water Life Aqua Ionizer Deluxe 7.0, and Aqua Deluxe 7.0 has seven titanium plates while the IT-757 has five. Considering the most valuable part of an ionizer is the platinum-coated titanium plates, the Deluxe 7.0 is the better buy.
All in all, choosing the IT-757 isn’t a bad choice, just be sure to consider your alternatives before making your final decision.