The wonderful people at SodaStream sent me a Jet Home Soda Machine to review. They also graciously sent along a carbonator and a whole array of flavors to try. I'm hooked, you guys. No more buying soda for me.
Funnily enough, I was talking to a friend about it and I compared it to the joy I got from playing with an Easy Bake oven as a child. I can MAKE SODA in my own home...that's awesome!
The Jet soda maker comes in a range of bi-colored machines specially created to the colored pallet of any modern kitchen. Among the Jet features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, fits extra large carbonators - optional 100 liter aluminum cylinder, minimal space usage, customized carbonation level and easy to clean drip tray.
SodaStream features nine different machines that you can buy, as well as over two hundred flavors (including caffeine free, diet, regular flavors, teas, lemonades & Kool-Aid) to mix and make your own delicious drinks! They also carry energy drink mix & multiple sparkling water flavors! Each bottle of soda mix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 25 cents per 12-ounce can.
|SodaStream Lemon Lime||36||9g||9g||25mg||0mg|
You can buy different sizes of carbonators and bottles. Carbonators are available in two sizes, to make up to 60 or 110 liters of soda or sparkling water per carbonator & can be recycled. When empty, SodaStream takes back the cylinder to be cleaned, inspected, refilled and reused. Carbonators may be exchanged online, or at select SodaStream authorized retailers.
Bottles are specially designed, high pressure-resistant bottles for use with your machine. The PET carbonating bottles are BPA-free and may be reused for up to 2 years. Every SodaStream bottle and carafe comes with a fizz-preserving cap that helps to keep drinks fresh and fizzy longer than store-bought bottles.
SodaStream is environmentally friendly.
"SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes."
The SodaStream Jet is so easy to use.
Here's how it works:
Step 1 - Fill bottle with tap water to fill line.
Step 2 - Screw bottle into machine.
Step 3 - Press carbinator button until you hear a buzz. Buzz three times for best flavor.
Step 4 - Unscrew bottle from machine.
Step 5 - Add capful of desired flavor and screw on lid.
Step 6 - Gently shake to mix flavor.
Step 7 - ENJOY!
SodaStream saves you so much money! I even made a few short videos to show you how easy the process is.
I received the products mentioned above in exchange for an honest review.
No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own. Thank you, SodaStream!