Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 47
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Paul Possibly my unit was a 'lemmon.'
I have units in several homes and gave one to our son and my brother. One in out summer home malfunctioned (the part which is pushed down to carbonate the water locked and could not be depressed). The unit I bought to replace it had the same problem. I called the company and the representative said the canister had to be torqued hard (over torqued) and it worked easily... one time only. It still works but I have to hit the part to make it go down and then it works easily until the next bottle... at which point I have to hit it again one time.
I think there is a quality control problem with that particular model (lowest cost unit) however, I am a SodaStream fan and committed to the concept and environmental and convenience benefits
August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by wdwr Way too little fizz
Simply put, this product does not work. Unfortunately, I threw out the packing material so now I can't return it and I am stuck with this waste of space. I've tried everything I can think of and I have searched the websites in an attempt to find out what I am doing wrong. I am now quite sure it is not me. This machine just does not carbonate to a level I would consider acceptable.
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdobu Love this bubblater.
I have had a Sodastream for over 6 years. Has saved me money year after year as I was buying lots of bottles of carbonated water. Bought this one for my son to use in his espresso stand to make Italian Sodas. Fresh bubbles everytime.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sainteanne Great taste
I love this prodcut because it saves me 300 dollars per year, and it also tastes great! It works so well that I can not wait to drink the water. Thank you Sodastream!
June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandyguds Great !
I'm drinking more water thanks to this ! Easy to use. Inexpensive love that it is battery and power-free
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by asdfasdfasdf Great, but make the bottles dishwasher safe
My wife loves this! Thanks! The "system" could be improved if the bottles were dishwasher safe.
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by idontcare sucks
I want my money back. it doesn't work. it doesn't make bubbles
May 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Captainjack Good bye Pop.
I got this as a Christmas gift. I have been a 2 to 3 can of Pop guy for years. I know the sugar is bad for me and that the artificial sweeteners in diet soda are equally bad (if not worse) for your health. I tried drinking water but could never tolerate the lack of taste. Now I drink 2 to 3 liters of soda a day and rarely drink anything else. It even makes a great mixer for many cocktails. As for the machine, it appears to be rather cheaply made and took a while to find just the right way to use it. Thus the 4 stars instead of 5.
1. The CO2 bottle needs to be threaded tightly into the machine. If not, it produces very little carbonation.
2. I found that 3 short blasts (about 1 second each) produced the amount of carbonation that I prefered.
3. The bottle needs to be pressed back against the machine and held there while carbonating.
Bottom line I will never again be without one of these. Next time I may check out a higher line model.
March 29, 2016