Today I’m testing out a water pitcher called the Swirl by Mayu. This device swirls and aerates water which supposedly leads to balanced pH and better taste. Does it work and is it worth the $178 price tag? That’s what I intend to find out in today’s review.
Where to Purchase
You can purchase the Mayu Swirl direct from the official website or via Amazon for $178-$220.
About Mayu Swirl
Mayu Swirl is a device which swirls and aerates water which is said to balance pH and “restructure” water for improved taste. It consists of an attractive water pitcher which spins a small propeller inside the unit when placed on the rechargeable base. It can spin for about 7 hours on one charge or remain plugged in for constant use.
Mayu Swirl Review
When I first caught sight of the Mayu Swirl, I was immediately intrigued by its unique claims and high price. I was determined to discover if the supposed benefits of a swirling water pitcher could justify a $180 price tag. To evaluate its performance, I devised a two-part test consisting of a subjective taste test and an objective water test kit analysis.
I began by thoroughly cleaning and charging the pitcher and noticed some difficulty drying the inside of the narrow pitcher. I then filled the pitcher with water from my kitchen sink and set aside a glass of unswirled water as a control sample. I also put some of this un-swirled water into my drinking water test kit to compare with the swirled water later.
The instructions state to let the water swirl for 5-7 minutes, while on Amazon it was stated to let it swirl for at least 10 minutes. I decided to let it swirl for over 20 minutes just to be sure it was sufficiently aerated. I will say that the vortex created from the swirling is visually appealing and the unit itself could probably be used as a display piece. After swirling, I tasted a glass of the swirled water against my original glass of unswirled water. After tasting back and forth between both samples numerous times, I concluded that that there was indeed an improvement in the swirled water. It tasted less like tap water and had a smoother texture. I wouldn’t say it was a massive difference, but there was indeed a difference, to my surprise.
I next tested the water quality using a test kit I picked up at a local Lowe’s. This kit tests for hardness, chlorine, alkalinity, pH, nitrates, copper, and iron. I didn’t see any major differences, although it did seem like the pH may have bumped up from 7 to around 7.5 or even 8.
In conclusion, while I did note an improvement in taste and texture of the swirled water, I believe that the cost of the Mayu Swirl pitcher is prohibitive for most consumers. At a lower price point, it could potentially be a more popular item. At its current price, however, it will be a fringe novelty item at best.
If you’ve used the Mayu Swirl pitcher, tell me what you think in the comments below.