Friday, June 19, 2015

REVIEW: SodaStream SOURCE Machine

Oh happy day!  The warm weather is here and I finally have an amazing SodaStream Machine!  I have been wanting one for the longest time, and for so many reasons.  So I am bursting with joy that I can now make the freshest, most pure and delicious tasting soda and sparkling water right in the comfort of my own home.  You can instantly transform water into fizzy, great-tasting, better for you soda!

Not only is it fun to make your own sparkling water and soda, it is also part of my ongoing "green journey" to be kinder to the environment and my efforts to cut way back on the amount of waste we throw away everyday.  No more lugging plastic soda and water bottles and cans from the store, less storage for them in your home and less disposing of bottles and cans!  Also, the SodaStream Machine is not powered by using any electricity!!  That feature is also a big plus to me.  There are so many ways to cut down on our carbon footprint and this new SodaStream Machine is one of them.

Before I get into my review, let me briefly introduce SodaStream to you:

{Adapted from the SodaStream Website}

At SodaStream each year we provide 1.5 billion liters of home-made soda to millions of homes worldwide, making us one of the largest beverage companies in the world.

We began introducing innovative solutions to the beverage market in 1903 with a system that enabled consumers to carbonate water at home.

Over the past century, we have continued to grow and innovate with an intellectual property portfolio that includes 65 patents and 198 trademark registrations worldwide.

Leading the market in technological advancements and quality products, our system enables you to carbonate water, add flavor and enjoy quality, better-for-you soda at home, just the way you like it. We are the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of home carbonation systems with our machines being sold in over 60,000 retail stores, in 45 countries worldwide.

Today, we are leading a revolution against bottled and canned beverages, providing consumers with a better-for-you and better-for-the-planet alternative to store bought soda.

With a clear functional philosophy, everything we are and everything we do falls under the following three categories:

At SodaStream, we have over 100 years of history making better bubbles. We know better-for-you sparkling drinks can be easily enjoyed without the bottles, and invite everyone to join our soda revolution.

We make it SMART & SIMPLE because we really understand BUBBLES.


SodaStream manufactures and markets Home Carbonation Systems worldwide with a clear vision of benefiting consumers and our environment.

One global community, celebrating the bold achievement of a cleaner, healthier planet, made possible by each of us embracing simple, fun, responsible consumption.


Revolutionize the beverage industry - empowering people with simple, creative, fun ways to make and enjoy better-for-you, bottle-free bubbly beverages.


I received the innovative and may I add very stylish and chic looking SodaStream Source Machine.  I was very impressed with how simple and sleek the design of the Source SodaStream Machine is.  And, as I will demonstrate, how super easy it is to get started!  Here are the details on this state of the art Source Machine:

Price:  $99

NOTE:  There is a promotion going on right now that is you purchase a soda machine, you get 3 Free Flavor Syrups!  Limited Time offer so visit there now!!


What makes a product simply genius? A beautiful design. Simplicity. Convenience. And the fact that every time you use it, you are making the planet a cleaner place to live. Powered by a reusable CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of the all-new SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch to quickly transform water into soda. An LED display indicates three levels of fizziness for precise carbonation with every use, while a new snap-lock bottle mechanism makes the Source even easier to use.

This package includes everything you need to make fresh sparkling water and soda in your own home.

This package includes:

  • Source soda maker
  • 1 BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle 
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda Sodamix 
  • Variety 6 Pack

SodaStream partners with Yves Béhar, world-renowned designer and social entrepreneur - the result is the new Source, an elegantly-designed soda maker that combines beauty, functionality and efficiency. The elegantly redesigned carbonating bottle easily locks into place with a single-push motion. Powered by a CO2 canister, the refined mechanics of SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch, and the strength of carbonation is visible through an LED display, providing instant, visual feedback.


Now that you have been introduced to the SodaStream Source Machine, there are really only 3 simple steps you need to take in order to get started and make your first bottle of Sparkling Water or Soda!!

This is what I unpacked from the box:

If you read the instruction book carefully and follow the super simple instructions, you can have your soda maker going in a matter of a few minutes.

I opened the back of the machine, which you can do with your eyes closed, you just insert your finger in the hole in the back of the machine and pull the back off.  Then you just screw in the Reusable carbonator, see the picture below.

Next, I filled the BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle up with water up to the fill line and took out the variety pack of syrup flavors so I could decide which one I wanted to try first, I chose the Diet Cola!

The last step before starting to fizz the water is to attach the Carbonating Bottle full of water into the sodastream machine as picture below:

Once you hear the 'click' that the carbonating bottle of water is snapped securely in the machine, you can begin the fizz process.  There are 3 different levels of fizz:  light, medium and high 

All you do next is push down on the top of the machine, which is called the carbonating block, until the first LED light is illuminated and then you remove your hand pressure. That is all you need to do to make a lightly fizzed sparkling water.  The stronger the fizz, the more times you press down on the top of the machine, following the instructions in your manual, until the second and third LED lights illuminate.  It is basically just repeating the steps 2 or 3 times depending on your fizz preference.

You can either enjoy your newly fizzed up water as plain sparkling water, which in and of itself is so refreshing and delicious, or you can add your favorite syrups to your sparkling water to create your own homemade soda.  I added the diet cola syrup as shown in my picture and it is sensational tasting!


I wanted to briefly explain the steps involved in making your sparkling water and soda.  I had the manual right in front of me when I made the first bottle of diet soda, and took it step by step. It took less than 5 minutes and I went slow just to make sure I did it accurately the first time.  I also was trying to capture my pictures, so that slowed me down.

The second time I made soda, it took me less than 2 minutes.  It is really that easy and quick!  And really enjoyable and cool to do, especially as you watch the bubble form and rise as the fizz is being formed!  Something fun for the entire family to do together, and the kids love watching and participating in the action too!

The intuitive snap-lock bottle mechanism for effortless preparation makes this SodaStream Machine my new favorite kitchen device!  I think it is genius!  You can customize your carbonation level with innovative LED indicator lights.  And, enjoy great tasting soda in 30 seconds!

There are 60+ delicious syrup flavors to choose from and while you enjoy your soda varieties you are making the world a better place at the same time!

With the holidays around the corner, this is one of my top picks for holiday gift giving!  Or, what a fabulous birthday gift or new home gift idea, right?!  You can visit the SodaStream Website by CLICKING HERE to learn more about the variety of Machines they have to offer.  You will be so impressed!

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This concludes my review.

Disclosure:  I received the SodaStream Source Machine from SodaStreamUSA. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ.  I am not employed nor affiliated with SodaStream in any manner. Registered & Protected

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