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The Only Sodastream Review You Will Have to Read

Updated on February 4, 2011

Sodastream Review: Soda making made simple!

The Sodastream soda maker is hands down one of the best gifts I bought myself this past year. I first was introduced to the Sodastream last year, but was a little reluctant to buy one because I thought making my own soda was somehow a better idea – I was wrong. Then after reading all the positive Sodastream reviews this year, I decided to buy one.

I drove down to the local Bed Bath & Beyond and purchased a “Sodastream Genesis Soda Value Kit”, it was more expensive, but it was the best value, and it had everything I needed to start making soda. I returned home, popped open the box, slide the carbonation tube in place, and that was it. I was now ready to start making my own soda – it’s the simple

Now for the soda making, Basically, you take the Sodastream water bottle, fill it with water (I use filtered water), and screw it into the soda machine. Then tap the button on the top until you hear a buzz, then release.It tells you to do this three times, but you will notice very quickly that it can become over carbonated. After some practice you will find your sweet spot. Also, you will find that when the carbonation tank is getting empty – it will take longer to buzz. I will warn you, from my experience that it is still carbonating the water, and it will explode when you unscrew the bottle if not careful.

Once the water is carbonated all you have to do is add the syrup (stop here if all you want is carbonated water). Sounds easy, right? Well, let me tell you to “POUR the SYRUP SLOWLY” and I advise doing it over a sink - If you don’t the soda will explode all over. That’s it, you made soda!

Soda is four easy steps:

1. Fill the Sodastream bottle with water – I suggest using filtered water

2. Screw the bottle into the soda machine

3. Tap the button until it buzzes – It says do this three times

4. Add you syrup of choice – That’s it!

Why buy a Sodastream?

Now that you understand how easy it is to make soda with Sodastream, why should you buy it?

Well, there are many benefits to owning a Sodastream. The most obvious is, you can make your own soda – Now how cool is that? If that wasn’t enough, there are also plenty more benefits to owning one of these amazing soda machines.

Made from cane sugar and other all-natural ingredients: This was one of the main selling points for me. Not only is it easy to use, but it’s healthier. It contains no high-fructose corn syrup, and the diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda, not aspartame. Also, it contains less sodium , carbs, sugar, and calories, then all the top soda brands. Check the facts below.



A nice selection of flavors – 30 to be exact: I put this number two because if you don’t like what it tastes like, why buy it. I will tell you that I personally don’t like some of the flavors and others I really like. It’s just preference, but with 30 flavors to choose one I’m sure you will find a handful that you enjoy.

Saves Money!: If your anything like me, you like to save money and by purchasing a Sodastream soda machine you will exactly do that. Each syrup bottle will produce 12 litres or 33 cans and they cost only $4.99, and it’s more convenient

Reusable Bottles: Sodastream produces and markets their own specially designed bottles. All of their bottles are BPA-free and each bottle can be used for up to 2 years. This is also great for the environment.

Convenience: This is probably one of the best things about the Sodastream soda machine. It’s simply convenient.

- No more buying large cases of soda, and lugging them from the store to you house

- No more hassles with recycling all the used cans and bottles

- Save space with not having to store all the cans of soda

- No batteries, no electricity, and no plumbing

Types of Sodastream Soda machines:

1. Pure

The Pure soda maker adds elegance and practicality to any kitchen. It is easy to clean and takes minimum space on counter tops. Among the Pure features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, customized carbonation level, and metal drip tray.

2. Penguin

The Penguin is the first and only soda maker with glass carafes; It's an eye catcher in every kitchen and dining room. Among the Penguin features are: customized carbonation level, easy to clean, automatic access gas release mechanism and minimal space usage on counter tops.

3. Crystal

Crystal is the latest SodaStream soda maker with glass carafes, a mark of great taste in any home. Winner: 2011 Green GOOD DESIGN Award, 2011 Housewares Design "Green House" Award.

3. Genesis

The Genesis soda maker is based on modern slim-line design which looks beautiful in any kitchen, and is a great choice for small kitchens. Among the Genesis features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, an attractive and unique color variety, a clever design ensuring minimum space taken on work top, customized carbonation level, and and easy to clean drip tray.

5. Jet

The Jet soda maker comes in a range of bi-colored machines specially created to the colored pallete of any modern kitchen. Among the Jet features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, fits extra large carbonators - optional 100 liter aluminum cylinder, minimal space usage, customized carbonation level and easy t

Where to buy?

Thay are carried by number of large retailers:

Bed Bath & Beyond, BJ's, Bloomingdale's. Crate & Barrel, Kitchen collection, Le Gourmet Chef, Macy's, Sears, ShopKo, Sur La Table, and Willianms-Sonoma.

The easiest and most convenient ways to buy it is on They have a every machine and accessory possible. Plus if you Amazon Prime it makes it all worthwhile.

Where to Refill Carbonators?

You can do this through Sodastream by going to their online site, or you can do it locally. It seems much easier to do locally. All you have to do is exchange the empty with any of the retailers listed above, and they will give you a full one. All you have to pay for is the gas. This is about $15 per carbonator.


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      Samantha 3 years ago

      I've rarely overcarbonated or experienced overflow when pouring in the syrup. As long as the bottle is tilted and you don't dump it all at once, it should be ok. I use six buzzes for cola, which is just about right. Anymore is like drinking air bubbles and less seems flat. Here's my take on the value of SodaStream for general household use: