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SodaStream

SodaStream is a carbonated drink making system. The machine costs about $200.00 in Canada, plus about $7.00 for each of approximately 100 different flavored syrups.
Has anyone used this device? What is your experience?

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  1. I got one as a gift and I use it all the time. I find it very convenient. You just have to find the syrup flavors that you like.

    1. You might search here - there have been previous discussions.

      I have a SodaSteeam. I've had it for years and I love it. I don't recall the cost if the machine and I don't use the syrups. If I want flavoring a I use juice or fruit. I like the machine because the user controls the amount if carbonation. I like a light carbonation for drinking plain but I'll really jack it up if I know I'll be mixing it with something flat like juice.

      I can't speak to any issues the system might have with regard to being in Canada.

      1. You can set up our operation for about $300.

        http://foo.net/~jmgray/carbonation/

        ETA: The big selling point of doing it at home yourself is that a $20 tank refill lasts years. The Sodastream business model is to sell consumables.

        1. i asked & got it as a gift. it was great. after about a year i started using it less. but i just used it recently and really enjoyed it.

          the syrups are good, but i find i guzzle them very fast and am too lazy to use them all the time. you can get them at the bay or bed bath & beyond or many other places

          i find grocery store club soda oddly salty, but the bubbly water SodaStream makes is great, especially for late night refreshment.

          the cylinder refill was easy, just bring the exhausted one back to the bay and they'll sell you a new one for a few $ less than without a return.

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          1. re: filtered

            Commercial club sodas can contain salt.

          2. They were very big in the UK in the late 70's early 80's and we had one when I was growing up. Didn't really like the result but I'm sure the machines and syrups have improved since then, I do remember experimenting as a kid, carbonating milk (weird) and already carbonated drinks -which resulted in a pleasing volcano effect (though mum wasn't too impressed,)