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KYK Generation II Water Ionizers: Pros and Cons

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I did some intensive testing of two KYK Generation II Water Ionizers today. What happened is, I had two returned KYK Generation II water ionizers in a two-week period [extremely unusual] and wanted to find out what was going on with these water ionizers.

What I did find out was

…neither of the KYK GII water ionizers were programmed correctly.

Both Generation II water ionizers were putting out basically filtered water at levels one, two and three [in other words…not ionized water] and then strongest alkaline ionized water at level 4.  This initial testing and analyzing of the KYK GII water ionizer is all in the first video, below.

I proceeded to program the Generation II to what I thought was the best settings I had discovered when I re-programmed another Generation II water ionizer a short time earlier. I was sure that using the “already known” best St. Louis-source-water settings would do the trick. But what I discovered was this Generation II water ionizer’s programming was not producing like the other KYK G2 I programmed, so in other words,

…these KYK Generation II water ionizers were not performing reliably despite my hardest efforts.

In the following videos, you can see that I programmed, re-programmed and re-programmed some more until I finally found the right number to set each level at for optimum water ionization. [You can also see the results on the charts below the videos].

The bottom line is that I don’t see average customers being able to do what I did. First of all, average water ionizer customers don’t have ORP and pH meters. Secondly, if they did, it still wouldn’t mean they would be able to operate the ORP and pH meters proficiently. It took me over a year to develop my level of expertise in handling these meters. I’m afraid I have to advise you that…

KYK Generation II Water Ionizers are definitely not easy to use for the average consumer.

If you are considering a KYK G2, or if you are already a KYK G2 owner… I suggest that you call me for assistance in programming if you have any difficulty with this water ionizer.

Many customers think that the KYK Generation II water ionizer has a pH and ORP meter built in, because there are pH and ORP readings on the LCD display. However this is not so.

The KYK G2 display only shows estimates of what the pH and ORP will be at that level of power.

This is confusing to a lot of customers. KYK water ionizers are not the only water ionizers that show pH and ORP on their LCD screens. Plenty of others do this as well. Enagic shows pH estimations on their screen while a voice says “Kangen Water Level 8.5″ or similar statement. All this means in every single case is it’s an estimation. To get the exact information you would need a set of external meters.

There are a few other reasons I think the KYK Generation II water ionizer is difficult for the average customer. It has a computer chip in the filter, which has to be connected via wires from the water ionizer that end with a teeny-tiny plastic clip. I’ve posted a picture of this toward the bottom of this article. If I have trouble with removing or re-inserting these little clips then I know the average customer will too. Also the filters are hard to turn and remove, because there is such a tiny amount of room to get a good grip. Plus, when you lift them up, you need to be ready for a water-spill, since the water-line connects at the bottom of the filter.

Initial Testing


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


After Reprogramming


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


After 2ndProgramming


Level 1


Level 2


After 3rdProgramming


Level 1


Level 2


After 4th Programming


Level 1


Level 2


Here’s the picture of the tiny little plastic alligator-clip [which you have to pinch and hold steady] that has to be inserted and removed with every filter-change form the KYK Generation II water ionizer.


Read more about my water ionizer comparisons and water ionizer reviews.

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Cathleen LoGrasso

Cathleen was a teacher/principal for 24 years and has been drinking ionized water for about 20 years. She created Alkaline Water Plus to educate people about the benefits of ionized water.

"The very best thing I have ever purchased is a WATER IONIZER!" Cathleen LoGrasso, Owner/CEO Alkaline Water Plus

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