Tuesday, June 26
PRODUCT REVIEW: SodaStream
"Soda Stream" Overview: fantastic! Wouldn't want to be without it
Imagine its a hot summers day, you want a cool refreshing beverage, possibly a mixed drink. You go to your refrigerator but no mixer. Now, imagine you have last minutes guests and you don't have beverages on hand. In both cases you would be in a sticky situation, but if your lucky enough to own a Soda Stream this will never be a problem.
I have owned a Soda Stream for almost 10 years now. I bought mine at the BIG E in the better homes building and have never regretted the decision. There were a few people who questioned my decision to get one, thought it was another gadget doomed to fail and I would regret it. It's funny because, most of them have bought one now.
The machine is simple to use. Fill the include soda bottle with water, either from your tap or whatever you prefer. The bottle is both recyclable and extremely easy to wash. Which makes is nice "green" machine. You don't need dozens of bottles of soda, just a few empty Soda Stream Machines.
Now just twist the bottle into place on the machine. Its like screwing a large cap on and off. Push down on the carbonating button a few times. This is the main element of the machine. Its really just a CO2 tank that has been made easy to use by compacting it into a small area, which is light.
Then add a cap full of flavor syrup, each bottle of syrup will make 12 liters of soda. Which is 6-2 liter bottles. Each syrup bottle retails for $4.99 and $9.99 for the 3 pack of water mixes (these make more though). That means each 2 liter bottle is roughly 83 cents and waters are 17 cents each.
Here comes the fun part, you get to shake the bottle. Seriously, you get to shake it up and have fun doing it. Mix it up a few times and let it sit on your counter for a few minutes. Then just open the bottle and pour yourself a nice glass of whatever you have chosen.