I get offered a lot of different products to review on here, but I only like to use my blog for things I really love (like my Tofu Xpress) and that I would buy whether it was sent to me for free or not. Sometimes that is hard for me because as you probably know, I LOVE free stuff, but my new tiny apartment can only hold so much!
Today, I have an amazing product to share with you that it was VERY easy to make room for: The SodaStream Home Soda Maker.
It’s actually something I’ve had on my list to get for a while because my parents and sisters all have one and it’s pretty awesome. It basically makes soda water out of tap water and is very compact, easy to use, and economical over the long-term if you drink a lot of seltzer!
So when I was offered a free one in exchange for a review on my blog, I happily obliged. They retail around $99.95, which is kind of a lot for a kitchen tool, but I LOVE bubbly water, and with this I’ll never buy a bottle of seltzer again. So I feel like, over time, it’ll pay for itself.
I had no idea they would send me so many flavors of the soda…
Definitely more than I need!
The set-up could NOT be any simpler.
Step One: Take Everything out of the Box.
Step Two: Remove the cap from the carbonating bottle.
Step Three: Place the capless carbonating bottle into the top part of the SodaStream.
Step Four: Place the top part of the soda stream back into the bottom, with the carbonator attached.
Making the bubbly water is even easier. They give you two reusable bottles with the SodaStream, so you fill it up just to the “fill line” with tap water (or Brita). Place it in the fridge until chilled (if desired).
To fizzify the water, just remove the cap and screw it into the soda stream.
Once it’s attached, you’re literally 5 seconds away from soda water.
Press the button on top of the SodaStream.
And that’s it! You can press it twice for standard bubbly water, more if you want it more bubbly, or just once if you want a slight fizz.
To make flavored soda, you just take whatever flavor you want.
Take one capful of the soda mix.
And then pour it into the filled, fizzed, bottle of water and you’re finished!
I seriously LOVE the SodaStream and have already used it several times since moving in less than two weeks ago! I usually keep both bottles filled in the fridge, one with regular seltzer and one with flavored soda (this one is diet grapefruit). Once I run out of the soda mixes they sent me, I’ll probably just stick with the regular seltzer and add lemon, lime, or citrus to it if I’m craving some flavor. Soda water feels so fancy to me to have at home and to be able to offer to guests – love, love love!