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With the holidays comming up  I was given the opportunity to review a machine called the I was very excited. We drink a lot of Diet Soda and the premise of this machine is that with only a CO2 cartridge and their machine you can make up to 60 L of carbonated water. They also claim that you will save the environment and money too. Whats  better way of saving money on soda then using my soda stream.

In order to use the machine you must have very cold water to get the best carbonation. I started keeping a bottle of cold water in the fridge just for that purpose. The trickiest part is screwing the bottle in, with one hand you have to push the front part in which makes the part where you screw the bottle in push out. Then using your other hand screw the bottle in. The first few times were a bit tricky but it became easier with practice. After screwing the bottle in push the top button until you hear a loud buzz then push the button two more times to get an average fizz. A problem that I encountered was that it took me around 14 button pushes to get the machine to make a buzz and it would make this sad squeal with every push, then I’d have to push three more times. Even after all of the pushing and hearing three buzzes the carbonation was poor. I couldn’t quite figure out what was wrong and then I realized that I wasn’t pushing the button hard enough. You have to nearly mash the button to get it to carbonate. The machine isn’t made of what appears to be durable materials so I am curious how long it will hold up to the button mashing but as for now it’s doing fine

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After carbonating the water then you can mix flavors in if you like. Mixing the Sodastream flavors at first stumped me a little, I tried to pour them into the bottle but I couldn’t get them to mix in well because I didn’t want to aggressively shake my fizzy water. I finally settled on using a cup, pouring some of the syrup into the cup and then pouring the carbonated water directly onto the syrup forcefully, at first this made me cringe. I like fizzy soda and always carefully pour soda down the side of the glass to keep from losing carbonation. Because the water is so heavily carbonated, the carbonation lost is minimal and it gets the syrup to dissolve easily. For anyone who thinks they can carbonate their favorite juice unfortunately that will cause a big mess and void the warranty. Only water is able to be carbonated and you can mix whatever flavorings in after.

Besides all the flavors of any soda you can ever ask for they also have juice  flavors and we love them as much as the soda flavors.

badge-SodaPantry-060412-CLCT      Website for more info is  http://www.sodastream.com

 

Soda stream has agreed to give one of my lucky winners a chance to win the Fountain Jet Starter Kit  all you have to do is enter below and good luck to you all.


Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)

– 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years

– Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda

– Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors

– 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

 

 

 

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an honest review, And in no way does that affect my views. The views and opinions on the stated product(s) are 100% my own. In accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:”Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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50 Comments

  1. I would give this as a Christmas present.

  2. Donna Cheatle says:

    I’ll give it to my son as a Christmas present

  3. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would keep it for our family to use

  4. I would probably give it to someone in my family for Christmas! 🙂

  5. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would keep it for our family

  6. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would keep it.

  7. BookAttict says:

    Keep it!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  8. Gail Williams says:

    I would keep it.

  9. steve weber says:

    I would give this as a gift.

  10. I’d give it to my son

  11. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    keep it 11.11

  12. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would keep it and it would help out so much with cost of soda

  13. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id keep it 11.12

  14. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would keep it 11.13

  15. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id keep it 11.14

  16. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would keep this

  17. cheryl lister says:

    I would wrap it up as a gift for my husband for Christmas. He would be so excited!

  18. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id keep it 11.16

  19. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I would keep this.

  20. cheryl lister says:

    I would give it as a gift, but since it would be for my husband, I guess I am kind of keeping it, too.

  21. cheryl lister says:

    My husband loves his soda, but I want him to drink a healthier version, so I would give this to him.

  22. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would keep for sure

  23. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would def keep this

  24. cheryl lister says:

    This would be for my wonderful husband, who needs his soda every day. I so much want him to drink a healthier version of it.

  25. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would keep for sure since we drink SO much soda

  26. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    keep this 11.19

  27. cheryl lister says:

    I would keep this because my husband wants one so badly.

  28. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i would keep it 11.20

  29. cheryl lister says:

    While I’m not a big soda drinker, I probably would enjoy healthy soda made with some fruit juice. But this would mainly be for my husband, who can’t live without his soda. I like that he can enjoy a healthy version of his favorite beverage.

  30. cheryl lister says:

    This would be primarily for my husband, but we have a group that comes to our house every Friday night and this would be perfect to share with them too.

  31. cheryl lister says:

    Technically, I would be giving it away to my husband. He is the soda drinker, but I would be using it all the time for guests.

  32. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I would surely keep this

  33. cheryl lister says:

    This would be my husband’s favorite Christmas gift. Of all time.

  34. Melissa C. says:

    This one is hard to say, but I think this would be a keeper. How cool would it be to make your own soda?!

  35. cheryl lister says:

    This would be my husband’s all-time favorite gift.

  36. I would give it to my son, because he buys a lot of seltzer,, and this would save $$ and plastic bottles…and less returnables is a plus for my daughter-in-law to deal with.

  37. I would give it to my son.

  38. cheryl lister says:

    I would wrap this up in the prettiest paper i have and attach a tag that says “To Dale, with love from Cheryl.” I so want to win this for him.

  39. cheryl lister says:

    I am giving it away – to my husband!

  40. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    keep it 11.30

  41. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would keep this.

  42. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    keep it 12.1

  43. Michelle Tucker says:

    I would keep it. It’d be my dream win!

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