The Best SodaStream Model Comparison: One Touch vs Aqua Fizz vs Fizzi vs Power vs Source vs Genesis

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SodaStream on counter with CO2 and bottleYou 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.

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SodaStream Is Eco-Friendly

SodastreamBelow are some eco-friendly tips for choosing a SodaStream vs Lacroix or other carbonated beverage.

  • 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

 FizziOne TouchAqua FizzGenesisPowerSource
Price$49.99Check on Amazon$209.94DiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinued
No electricity requiredCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
ColorsBlack, White, Blue, Yellow, PinkBlack, WhiteBlackBlackBlack, WhiteBlack, White
Number of Carbonation LevelsPress button in short burst for customized carbonation3 automatic presetsPress button in short burst for customized carbonationPress button in short burst for customized carbonationPress button in short burst for customized carbonationPress button in short burst for customized carbonation
Carbonates with 1L Classic & Source Bottles and 500ml BottlesCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Carbonates with Glass CarafeCheckmark
Designed for IndividualsCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmarkCheckmark
Designed for SharingCheckmark
Warranty2 years2 years2 years10 yearsLimited lifetimeLimited lifetime

SodaStream Reviews

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.

How Does SodaStream Work?

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.

Is SodaStream Soda Maker Cheaper Than…

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 CO= $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.

Drink More Water Daily

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?

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One of Kimberly’s favorite things to do is cook. She is trying her best to be more conscious about the nutrients she puts into her body and enjoys trying new recipes. Kimberly grew up helping her dad with the family garden and hopes to have her own garden some day. She enjoys brightening up her dishes with the food mother nature can provide and enjoys composting her produce scraps.

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Joe Bloe
So, according to the chart, 5 of the 6 models are exactly identical except for the warrantee.

Thanks, real helpful.

sara c
It’s more eco friendly that buying bottles of soda, but is it really? With all the C02 canister replacements and plastic packaging for the flavors the waste could be just as much, if not more? It is convenient though and seems healthier since the flavors are less sugary and toxic than sodas or other artificial sparkling beverages.
The co2 canisters are reusable though. A spare one will set back $30, but when you exchange a used canister for a new one, needing where you go, they will give you a 10$ discount.

Environmentally, the co2 canister has minimal impact. Also, those calculations will have to be adjusted to show cost over time not over volume.

Sadie Cornelius (Admin)
Eruc, thanks for sharing! We recently switched to a Sodastream maker to help reduce the # of plastic bottles we use from purchasing soda and other drinks, so that’s good to know there’s a recycling program for canisters. In fact, according to SodaStream’s website Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Staples, Target, Wal-Mart, and Williams-Sonoma are a few national retailers that participate in the exchange program. When you bring in the empty cylinder, they’ll charge you only for the gas in the new one! They also have a direct mail program with free shipping in select states.
Bed Bath & Beyond always has coupons. If you have 2 canisters, you can get them swapped out for $15 each. The coupon is usually $10 off a $30 purchase. Knocks the price down to $10 a canister.
Mary L Cottingham
In the cafeteria of my office building, I just spent $1.50 a piece for 20oz (591ml) bottles of sparkling water. The sodas cost about the same. I think I’m going to come out ahead in year 1 if I put one a SodaStream on my desk.
Fizzy water is fun to drink, always makes me feel more full than I am which helps with dieting and portion control