Thursday, September 10, 2009

SodaStream Review & {GIVEAWAY!!}

My husband is a huge soda drinker. There are actually nights when he wakes up thirsty, goes to the fridge, grabs a soda, drinks, then goes back to bed. That is serious dedication to the soda industry. With an obsession like my husbands, soda can get pricey and it isn't always on hand.
SodaStream provides a smart solution for soda drinkers. When you purchase a SodaStream Starter Kit, you will receive the soda fountain, carbonator(s), and carbonating bottles, ultimately saving a lot of money. You can also purchase a variety of soda mixes (pictured below) including Diet Cola, Root Beer, Lemon-Lime, and more. I, personally, am not a huge soda drinker, but I love that with the SodaStream, I can carbonate water and add a couple of drops of delicious flavoring from their MyWater line such as berry or orange.
SodaStream offers four different models of soda makers, all at different prices.
The Fountain Jet Starter Kit is $99.95 and can make up to 110 liters of carbonated water.
The Genesis Starter Kit is the only kit that can be purchased in this fun red. It is slim and modern priced at $119.95
The Penguin Starter Kit is $199.95, but is the only system that comes with super attractive glass carafes which are also dishwasher-safe.
I had the opportunity to review the Pure Starter Kit, priced at $149.95. I chose this design because I liked the simplicity of it making it look fantastic if I decide to display it on my counter. I also thought the stainless steel would look great in my kitchen. I was not disappointed. My family had a great time trying out the SodaStream and soda mixes. It was very easy to put together and make the soda. You just place the carbonater into the machine, fill the carbonating bottles with water, pull the lever three times, remove the bottle and add the soda mix. My first attempt at carbonating my water was a little scary. I wasn't sure if I was actually carbonating it so I pulled the lever an extra few times. When I removed the carbonating bottle, my water sprayed everywhere. I would say it is pretty important to follow the instructions and even if it doesn't look like it is carbonating, it really is! My second attempt went perfectly. The soda was delicious. I would have never guessed that it didn't come from the store. The SodaStream is such a fun and convenient machine to own. I am excited to have my SodaStream be the life of the party at every function I attend.

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393 comments:

  1. I like the Fountain Jet because it has the larger CO2 tank.

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  7. I think the pure starter kit has the best look

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  8. I would love the Fountain Jet Kit. Seems simplest

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  16. The Penguin Starter Kit is very pretty. thanks ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  28. I really like the Genesis kit. This is such an awesome giveaway, I'm addicted to Coca Cola lol.

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  31. I like the genesis starter kit. Thanks for the chance to win
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  33. Tend to prefer the basic Fountain Jet style. While the penguin is kind of cute, I just don't think that would work well in our kitchen.

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  38. The Lemon-Lime. So refreshing!!

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  39. I like the Pure starter kit. The sleek silver design is great!

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  40. I like the penguin starter kit especially with the glass carafe

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  41. I think the Penguin looks neat!

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  42. I like the fountain jet starter kit.
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  63. I would like the Pure Starter Kit best!

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  67. I think the Genesis would fit best in our small kitchen.

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  76. The Penguin Starter Kit is my favorite. I really like the glass carafes.

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  77. I like the Fountain Jet Starter Kit. It's simple and does just what I would want it to do. I looks very sleek to keep on a counter top.

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  78. I love the Penguin because it comes with the glass bottles and for some reason I really prefer my soda out of glass. This would be wonderful for us because we go through so much diet orange and root beer in our home!

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  98. I like the Peguin because of the glass bottles. The flavor I would most like to try is Diet Pete's choice. Thanks.

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  111. Since we're new to this, maybe the Fountain Jet Starter Kit.

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  112. The Penguin soda stream is my favorite. I prefer the look of the white genesis model, but really appreciate the functionality of reusable glass carafes! If their other products worked with glass bottles, I'd probably go with that...

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  113. i like the penguinw ith the glass carafes.

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  114. I like the Genesis Unit because I like red!

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  115. I love the look of the Pure model

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  116. The Penguin Kit is my favorite because of its sleek design and because it looks the safest.

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