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Here's That $4,000 SodaStream You Were Asking For

ferret Feb 18, 2013 02:02 PM


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    rasputina Feb 19, 2013 06:10 AM

    It's nice, but I'd rather have a kimchi refrigerator.

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      Chemicalkinetics Feb 19, 2013 12:11 PM

      Do you really mean it? Or were you trying to be funny? :)

      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
        rasputina Feb 19, 2013 02:37 PM

        no I really mean it. I do lactic acid fermentation and it would be great to have a dedicated space with different areas that have separate temp controls. I also hear they are wonderful for storing fruits and veggies.

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          Chemicalkinetics Feb 19, 2013 02:47 PM

          Yeah, I heard really great things about them too. It is just that most people aren't that into Kimchi, but I guess you do care about your kimchi. :)

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      CanadaGirl Feb 18, 2013 03:59 PM

      Actually, I was looking at Samsung fridges recently, and the price is totally in line with a number of their models.


      1. jmcarthur8 Feb 18, 2013 03:55 PM

        If I were in the market for a 4k fridge, I'd get that one in a heartbeat. We use our Sodastream all the time, just for fizzy water. No flavors, no chemicals, just fizz. To have it be so effortless would be a dream!

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          Chemicalkinetics Feb 18, 2013 04:59 PM

          <We use our Sodastream all the time>

          What does all the time mean? Every day? Every week?

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            tastesgoodwhatisit Feb 18, 2013 05:04 PM

            I know I run through a litre a day or more, by myself, more in the summer. I'd put built in soda water as a nicer feature than an ice maker, actually.

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              Chemicalkinetics Feb 18, 2013 05:07 PM

              Wow. So you must drink it everyday then. I guess I have not had the chance of using one. There are so many SodaStream models. :)

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              jmcarthur8 Feb 19, 2013 12:01 PM

              DH fills up our four one-liter bottles about every other day, so two liters a day-ish...sometimes more if it's hot out. I agree with tastesgood - the soda water dispenser would be more useful to me than the ice maker.

              If I had that fridge, I'd just squirt a glassfull right out of the spigot, and hubby wouldn't have to keep track of filling the bottles.

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            mwhitmore Feb 18, 2013 02:33 PM

            Curious if you need to replace a CO2 cartridge, as with a freestanding SodaStream. Or is constantly charged?

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              ellabee Feb 18, 2013 03:51 PM

              Cartridges, per this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/calebmelb...

              :: Just like existing SodaStream machines, you’ll be able to choose between three different levels of carbonation. ...
              The water carbonator will be powered by the same exchangeable 60 liter bottles of CO2 used in normal Sodastream machines. ::

            2. Chemicalkinetics Feb 18, 2013 02:15 PM

              This is not such a bad idea. I am sure that most of the $4000 went for something else, and that the SodaStream is just a little toy attached to it.

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