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
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.
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.”