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Feb 18, 2013 02:02 PM

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

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  1. 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.

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

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      1. re: mwhitmore

        Cartridges, per this article:

        :: 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. 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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        1. re: jmcarthur8

          <We use our Sodastream all the time>

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

          1. re: Chemicalkinetics

            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.

            1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

              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. :)

            2. re: Chemicalkinetics

              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.

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


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

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              1. re: rasputina

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

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  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.

                  1. re: rasputina

                    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. :)