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Jan 9, 2012 05:06 PM

Sodastream seltzer not holding its fizz?

I got the Penguin model (has glass bottles) for my husband for Christmas, and we've had a good time figuring out how much fizz we like, trying different flavors (no sodas, just the essences that make it taste like flavored seltzer). Our issue is, if we bottle it up and put it in the fridge, it's pretty much flat when we go to retrieve it later. We're capping it up tightly. Any thoughts on this?


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  1. ...not sure what to tell you, sounds like a problem with the glass bottle capping? I've had one of the Soda Stream models that comes with plastic bottles for 2 years now, and my bottles stay fully fizzy in the fridge for a day or two at least (maybe more, but we get through the small one liter bottle pretty quickly)

    1. How frustrating! I have the kind with plastic bottles and I haven't had that problem. I am thinking there must be a problem with the gaskets in your lids, since you are able to carbonate it just fine with the machine, you must be getting a tight seal there. You might have defective bottles. I'd call customer service.

      1. I agree with the other comments; I have the plastic version, which works fine, but my mother has been using the Penguin with the glass bottles for years and I don't think she's ever had a problem. You probably just need new caps, though Sodastream should be able to give you specific pointers. Good luck!

        1. i just got my sodastream as a gift. can chowhounders tell me if it's worth using - is it really better than store-bought seltzer? - or should i stick to my seagrams and whatnot?

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          1. re: brooklynkoshereater

            i'd say it is identical to store bought seltzer... except I don't have to haul bottles of seltzer from the store to my kitchen, the ease/convenience factor is the real value for me.

            1. re: brooklynkoshereater

              I got mine as a birthday present last year as well. I used to be a confirmed Pellegrino addict (case/$12.99, went through 1-2 cases per week, if hosting folks maybe 3), and we had a boatload of recycling all the time.

              As a present, it most definitely is worth it -- we have 5 plastic bottles that are in constant use (no fizz problem either as we drink a lot of water, so no bottle ever makes it beyond 24 hours, I'd guess), and haven't bought bottled water in a few months.

              You save money, glass (not even talking about having those glass bottles hauled all the way from Yurp), and our recycling bin can last two weeks now, easily, unless we have people over.

              It really is a win-win situation.

              No, I am not a paid representative of Sodastream.

              1. re: brooklynkoshereater

                Not only is it better because you don't have to haul home water and waste all the plastic, etc., it is better because you can customize your water with exactly as much - or as little - carbonation as you prefer.

                1. re: brooklynkoshereater

                  Another advantage for me is that the bottles are BPA free. The water bottles at the store -- if they have BPA, -- have been sitting in it for who knows how long. I tend to assume there's probably something problematic with even non-BPA plastic, but at least there's quicker turnover time with the sodastream stuff.

                2. How much gas are you injecting? The more you inject, and the fresher the canister, the longer the bubbles last.