Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 71
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lindthom Tiny bubbles
I have been using my Fountain Jet for 2 years. It's great because you can control the amount of fizz that you wish. I mix different decaf, herbal and black teas with seltzer-- very refreshing drinks and no sweeteners either.
May 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tmechanic Great little gadget
I've owned my unit for over two years now and I have never had a problem with it. I drink a lot of soda, 6-8 liters per day and this saves me so much money. It's very simple to use, and has held up to my abuse incredibly well. The only issues I have are trying to find the 130L CO2 canisters and Diet Fountain Mist.
May 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Myob Small parts issues
I have purchased 2 of these items in the past 3 years. I love the convenience & recycle savings. What I DON'T like is the poor quality of the small parts involved. My first one had to be replaced because the small washer in the top where you screw in the bottle broke & fell out. Now my 2nd one (only 10 months old) has to be replaced because the tiny spring in the top mechanism the pierces the canister as a new one is installed has failed. For what they cost, one would think they'd be better quality! I'm looking for an alternative maker this time.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sodastream fan Fantastic Product
I bought my Sodastream nearly five years ago. I use it multiple times (2-3) a day and have never had a problem with the unit. I had been a loyal Diet Pepsi drinker for 30+ years when I decided to take a chance on sodastream. It took a little while to get used to the difference, but after a short while I was hooked. I now prefer the flavor of Sodastream and appreciate that it does not contain any aspartame. Not only would I recommend this to a friend, I've had several friends and family members purchase them after either trying mine or listening to me rave about the product.
April 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by opcopcopc Not nearly as good as the Genesis
I am a huge Sodastream fan so when I decided to get a second unit I wanted to try a different model so I ordered the Fountain Jet. I regretted it from Day 1 and actually tried to return it but I had to pay for the shipping and I had already broken down the box, so decided to stick with it. Bottom line - it's awkward to use and the instructions are misleading. While there is nothing complicated about spritzing a bottle of water, the instructions imply 3 short bursts of air until you hear the noise. I have to press & hold the button for up to 5-8 seconds PER BURST in order to get the buzzing noise. My concern is that I will go through the air cartridges so much faster this way but the customer rep assured me that wasn't true. Also, the Fountain Jet just feels poorly made. The Genesis is far superior and I would buy that one again in a heartbeat. I strongly recommend avoiding the Fountain Jet.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dranny11 best diet soda
this is the best diet soda I have had and drink a lot of it and suffer no aspartame poisoning. My machine works great and is used a lot. The convenience is so nice and earth friendly. If I travel I take my soda stream.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kurto Quality flaws make this inferior to Genesis
I had a Genesis for a couple years then decided to leave it at a family cottage and try a new model--one that might look a little better. After reading the decidedly mixed reviews that:
A) were fairly polar in terms of love it/hate it, and
B) did not improve with price
I decided on the Fountain Jet.
The Fountain Jet never worked as well as the Genesis.
The Fountain Jet seems to take twice the pumps to fill a water bottle, which make the compressed air seem to last half as long. It seems to be leaking air under pressure.
The button on the Fountain Jet makes it seem like a cheap imitation. You have to cram it down into the hole to make it work. The button on the Genesis, while large, has a nice feel while pumping air into the bottle.
The Fountain Jet never seemed actually broken. It just performed poorly in taking many more pumps to fill a bottle.
Eight months later and we decided to chuck the Fountain Jet and go back to the Genesis.
Having used two models and seeing the variability in reviews, either:
A) there is large variability in manufacturing quality, making it hit or miss whether you get a good one or a bad one, or
B) the difference is due to design quality differences.
Although neither one is all that visually appealing, the functional performance of the Genesis I had clearly surpassed that of the Fountain Jet.
When my new Genesis comes I'll find out if I made a good choice or not.
April 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Carol K Cheap buy twice!
Just bought. Firstly use good carbonation. Second use nothing. No more Soda Stream products for me. Now I've got to repackage and return. What a pain.
April 3, 2015