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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 or use fruit juice as your syrup. Either way, you’ll be consuming less sugar than what’s in store-bought soda, and the “stay-fizzy” closures keep your drinks carbonated longer too.
Learn how to stay healthy while reducing plastic bottle and aluminum can waste in our SodaStream model comparison.
- Why Switch to SodaStream
- Compare All Models
- How It Works
- Is It Cheaper Than Buying Soda?
- One CO2 canister carbonates 60-130 liters of water, which saves plastic and money
- SodaStream has its own recycling program — you can send in empty CO2 canisters and get replacements
- Most SodaStreams don’t require electricity
- SodaStream bottles are BPA-free
|Fizzi||One Touch||Aqua Fizz||Genesis||Power||Source||Jet|
|No electricity required|
|Colors||Black, White, Icy Blue, Navy, Pink, Rose Gold||Black, White||Black||Black||Black, White||Black, White||Black, Silver|
|Carbonation||Customize*||Automatic preset button||Customize*||Customize*||Customize*||Customize*||Customize*|
|Carbonates with 1L Classic & Source Bottles and 500ml Bottles|
|Carbonates with Glass Carafe|
|Designed for Individuals|
|Designed for Sharing|
|Warranty||3 years||3 years||3 years||2 years||2 years||2 years||2 years|
*Press button in short bursts for customized carbonation
We use SodaStream to cut down on buying carbonated beverages. The cartridge lasts longer than we anticipated, and you can recycle them at your local ACE hardware. The syrups are not the healthiest alternative to soda, but you can choose a more natural sweetener like agave or fruit to flavor your drink. I like that it’s cord-free, so we can keep it stored in the pantry between uses instead of taking up shelf space.
Tip: Make sure the top screws on tightly, or else the carbonation will leak out and explode out when adding bubbles to the bottle. – Sadie C., Earth’s Friends
SodaStream models are quite similar to each other, with a few features that vary. Here are our picks based on what you might be looking for:
- 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.
Take your crafted drinks on the go with the SodaStream 0.5 Liter My Only Bottle. It has a handy carry loop, is BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. It’s compatible with all SodaStream Sparkling Water makers except for the Aqua Fizz, Crystal, and Penguin. It comes in black, icy blue and pink.
Kick up your carbonated beverage with the SodaStream Fruit Drops Variety Pack. These flavored drops are naturally flavored, preservative-free, and zero calories. Flavors include lemon, lime, orange, raspberry, and mango.
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.
SodaStream CO2 cylinders are required to pump fizz into your water, and syrup flavors help enhance the flavor. But in the end, is SodaStream cheaper than buying sparkling water? What about SodaStream vs soda cost?
One two-liter bottle of soda costs $0.80 to $2.00 — Therefore, one liter of soda costs $0.40 to $1.00. Gas stations or other retail locations charge $1.00-3.00 per drink. To make a liter of SodaStream soda, it costs:
- 130 liters of CO2 = $30 or $0.23 per liter
- Syrup for 12 liters of soda = $5 or $0.41 per liter
- TOTAL = $.64 per liter of SodaStream (plus the upfront cost of the machine)
Over time, the cost of a SodaStream is far less than buying pre-made sodas (not to mention the environmental impact of reducing wasteful cans, bottles, etc.). It’s also more convenient and a time-saver.
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.
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