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1,063 of 1,084 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Carbonation With Less CO2 Use, March 26, 2015
This review is from: SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver (Kitchen)
There has been some good advice written about maximizing carbonation with the Sodastream Soda Maker. Much of it involves the use of cold water, and proper addition of flavor media afterwards.

I've been carbonating water by various methods for several decades, and another factor for maximum CO2 absorption onto water involves not only cold water, but patience. Dispensing CO2 up to or exceeding 3 buzzes, as mentioned in Sodastream instructions is wasteful, but keep in mind that Sodastream is in the business of selling CO2 and flavors.

I keep a 2 liter bottle of water in the fridge, so my water is always cold enough. I dispense CO2 up to a single buzz, then walk away. If you immediately remove the bottle from the unit, you will lose pressure that needs to remain to allow more CO2 to absorb into the water. The longer you wait, the more absorption, the greater the level of carbonation, and the better the savings on CO2 use. Actually, I place the entire unit into... Read more

110 of 117 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The instructions for use of this machine that were included with the box are TERRIBLE. They lack important details on how to use ..., December 31, 2017
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I received the SodaStream for Christmas and was very excited! However, I was about to return it because I didn’t think it worked properly. Thank goodness for the Amazon videos listed for this product. The instructions for use of this machine that were included with the box are TERRIBLE. They lack important details on how to use the machine properly. I went on Amazon to return the product when I came across customer videos. After watching the first video, I was able to get a clear understanding of exactly how the machine works. For example, the bottle needs to be twisted into the machine; and the length of time needed to hold down the carbonation button and the sound to hear when you know it is complete; AND that you should let the bottle sit for a few minutes before taking it off the machine. NONE of these three examples were listed on the poorly written instruction card that SodaStream provided!

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A single piece of plastic breaks and the dispenser is done for., April 25, 2018
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This review is from: SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver (Kitchen)
This one lasted 6 months. As is the case with most items in the modern age, there is always one piece that is the weak link. One small piece of plastic breaks and the whole thing won't work. This is the second soda stream we've purchased in two years. We love soda water, and go through a big canister every couple of weeks and it looks like we'll have to buy another dispenser. I suppose we ought to shell out more money for the more expensive dispenser in the hope that they don't have a plastic doodad that will break and render the whole machine inoperable.

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