For years, coffer lovers have had coffee makers and tea lovers have had teapots; however, soda and seltzer enthusiasts have never had a home brewing kit of their own. Fortunately, the market for soda machines is ramping up and companies are now manufacturing products that produce fresh and delicious tasting carbonated beverages in only seconds. Not only will using a soda machine save you money and hassle from purchasing and recycling seltzer and soda cans, but also it is healthier and better for you. With so many soda machines available for purchase choosing the best appliance can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve reviewed the best soda machines available for purchase today to help make the decision a little bit easier.
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With a price of nearly $100 it is hard to justify a purchase of the SodaStream Genesis Home Soda Maker. Although it is able to create great tasting seltzer in about thirty seconds, it does nothing better than any of the products offered by a competitor. And it doesn’t allow setting the fizz level. Available in a sleek and modern design, the gray and silver colored SodaStream will be a nice addition in any kitchen. On the positive side, the SodaStream uses specially designed carbonating bottles that are BPA-free and feature a fizz-preserving cap.
Like any product the Primo Flavorstation Home Beverage Maker Model 100 has its positive and negative characteristics. On the positive side, many users praised the product for its convenient and portable design that made transporting the Primo Flavorstation a breeze. Additionally, the easy to use design and many available flavors ranked highly by our reviewers. Unfortunately, unlike other soda machines that can carbonate at least 1 liter of water at a time, the Primo Flavorstation is only able to produce a 0.5 liter in a single use. Consequently it can be a time consuming and painful process to produce enough water for multiple people or an entire family at one. Furthermore, some users complained of poorly manufactured parts that were prone to break or fail after only a short period of time. Despite these negatives, the Primo Flavorstation may be the perfect addition to a tight space like an office or college dorm room.
Our number three-ranked product is the Sodastream Fizz Soda Maker Starter Kit. Available on Amazon for $114.99 this is one of the pricier soda machines available for purchase today. However, despite the product’s higher than average price, the Sodastream still finished with a high rating in our review process. Since the Sodastream allows users to control the fizz and carbonation it puts you in control of making a great tasting beverage that is healthier than traditional soda. By purchasing this starter kit, people not only receive the soda maker, but also three soda mixes and a 12-flavor variety pack. With its easy to use digital display that shows the gas and fizz levels, the user is able to concoct the perfect blend of fizz and flavor for their tastes. In addition to the product’s higher than expected price, some reviewers felt that the Sodastream was prone to reliability and durability issues after only a few uses.
The Sodastream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Starter Kit combines an aesthetically pleasing design with state of the art features to make a deliciously pleasing drink. Not needing any batteries or electricity, the Sodastream can make excellent concoctions from anywhere. Instead of electricity or batteries, the Sodastream relies on a single C02 cylinder that can make up to 60 liters of soda before it needs to be replaced. In addition to making carbonated water, additional syrups can be purchased including regular, diet energy and caffeine-free flavors. While making soda with the Fountain Jet is easy, it requires the user to hold down the button until ready, as compared to the #1 soda maker of 2016, the Source, which does this at the touch of a button.
As our number 1 ranked soda maker in 2016, the Sodastream Source makes delicious tasting beverages in only seconds, not to mention it does it in great style in multiple colors. The Source can add the right amount of bubbles at the touch of a button. Once done, only the CO2 needed to produce this amount of sparkling will be released so that none is wasted. Although it is priced lower than some other Sodastream models, reviewers felt that the Source could produce better fizz at a lower cost! Using the Sodastream is simply and easy; after loading the carbonator into the soda machine, filling the bottle with water and pushing a button the appliance you’ll have fizzy water in just seconds.
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