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You can make soda and sparkling water in 30 seconds or less with a SodaStream. Choose from more than 100 of the best SodaStream flavors to create the beverage of your dreams. The “stay-fizzy” closures keep your drinks carbonated longer than store bought carbonated beverages. And, if you’re trying to be healthier, you can use fruit juice as your syrup. However, most of the mixes for SodaStream already have less sugar than what’s in store-bought soda.
- One CO2 canister carbonates 60-130 liters of water, which saves a lot of plastic and money
- SodaStream has its own recycling program where you can send in used CO2 canisters and get replacements
- 2 of the 3 SodaStreams do not require electricity or batteries
- SodaStream bottles are BPA-free
|Fizzi||One Touch||Aqua Fizz||Genesis||Power||Source|
|Price||$49.99||Check on Amazon||$209.94||Discontinued||Discontinued||Discontinued|
|No electricity required|
|Colors||Black, White, Blue, Yellow, Pink||Black, White||Black||Black||Black, White||Black, White|
|Number of Carbonation Levels||Press button in short burst for customized carbonation||3 automatic presets||Press button in short burst for customized carbonation||Press button in short burst for customized carbonation||Press button in short burst for customized carbonation||Press button in short burst for customized carbonation|
|Carbonates with 1L Classic & Source Bottles and 500ml Bottles|
|Carbonates with Glass Carafe|
|Designed for Individuals|
|Designed for Sharing|
|Warranty||2 years||2 years||2 years||10 years||Limited lifetime||Limited lifetime|
The SodaStream models compared are quite similar with a few features varying here and there. Below are our picks for the SodaStream that is best for each situation.
- If you’re looking for the basic, least expensive model, Fizzi will get the job done.
- If you want to be precise with how much carbonation you add, One Touch has three carbonation presets.
- If you want to share at the dinner table, Aqua Fizz can carbonate larger amounts at one time.
Want to know how to make flavored sparkling water with SodaStream? Each SodaStream varies slightly, but the video below will give you a general idea of how to use SodaStream.
You have to purchase the SodaStream, CO2 cylinders and syrup flavors to make your own soda. Is SodaStream cheaper than buying sparkling water? What about SodaStream vs soda cost? Below is information from The Simple Dollar, which did the math for us.
One two-liter bottle of soda costs $0.80 to $1.00; therefore one-liter of pop costs $0.40 to $0.50. To make a liter of SodaStream soda:
- 130 liters of CO2 = $30 or $0.23 per liter
- Enough syrup for 12 liters of soda = $5 or $0.41 per liter
That means it costs $0.64 for one liter of soda, plus the startup cost of purchasing the SodaStream machine. In the end, SodaStream is more costly than buying bottled soda. Generally speaking, sparkling water is often more expensive than soda, so if SodaStream is more expensive than soda, it is more expensive than sparkling water. But, if you drink a lot of pop or bottled water today, the environmental impact of saving individual containers (cans, bottles, etc.) may make this an eco-friendly choice. It is also more convenient and reduces transportation costs for you driving to the grocery store and for the grocery delivery trucks and the entire supply chain as well.
One of the main reasons behind SodaStream is to get people to drink more water. Adding a little carbonation and a slice of lime can jazz up what many think of as a bland beverage. You will also want to make sure you’re putting the best water into your body by using a quality water filter.
What SodaStream flavor do you want to try?