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Monday, August 30, 2010

Review - SodaStream Fountain Jet

My husband drinks a lot of soda. The prices of soda these days are insane. Not to mention the amount of sugar and corn syrup and other bad ingredients in the soda. I was thrilled when SodaStream sent me a SodaStream Fountain Jet to review.



C was so excited when we received the box. You would have thought it was Christmas! We couldn't get the Fountain Jet and the flavors out of the box fast enough. We were sent a ton of flavors, including Orange Mango, Cola, Lemonade, and some of the flavored water. C's favorite is Lemonade, while A likes the Orange Mango. Hubby made his own using the Cola and said it tasted a little too syrupy. (So the obvious answer to that would be to add less syrup, right?!) He did like the Orange when I made it. :)

The SodaSteam Fountain Jet is very simple to use.
First, you fill the one liter bottle up with water and screw into the machine. Press the button down on top of the fountain jet to carbonate the water. Unscrew the bottle. Slowly pour in your choice of syrup and gently shake back and forth to mix the flavor with the carbonated water. That's it! Your homemade soda is now ready to enjoy. I prefer mine with a glass of ice, but the boys were perfectly happy just drinking theirs out of the bottle with a straw.



I love the SodaStream Fountain Jet for many reasons.
  • Making my own soda at home means I can control what is in the bottle. While my boys don't get to drink it everyday (it is still soda), they get it more than they do "regular" soda. I can add as much syrup as I want to theirs and they don't know the difference.
  • Making soda at home also means there is less packaging. Each syrup bottle makes 12 liters of soda  and one SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.
  • It is so easy to use, and only takes about a minute to make a liter of soda. Both boys helped me make their soda.
  • It costs less to make your own. Each syrup bottles makes 12 liters of soda and one carbonator makes 60 liters of soda – so you’ll be spending only $0.83 per liter. No more waiting until your soda is on sale to be able to drink a sweet treat!
What I didn't like.
  • It was kind of tricky to screw in the plastic bottle that screws underneath to capture the CO2. We had to fiddle with it for a few seconds before I got the threads lined up properly.
  • The plastic bottles are not dishwasher safe. The manual says to rinse with warm water and throw away the bottles after three years. Not crazy about that... But the company does offer better models that have glass bottles instead of plastic.


Overall, the SodaStream is a great kitchen tool to have! I would recommend it. You can visit the SodaStream website to see where to buy your own SodaStream!

Thank you to Erin for providing me with a Fountain Jet to review! Disclosure Statement.

2 comments:

  1. How in the world do you get to try these things? I would LOVE to test appliances and such. Sounds great!!! Jennifer

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