Sodastream Source Home Soda Maker

Sodastream Source Home Soda Maker

Sample item received for review. All opinions are my own.

Our family is comprised of a mix of pop lovers and soda water lovers.

The kids are drawn to “pop”. Unfortunately the buying, lugging and disposing of the pop cans can be a real hassle.

That’s not even mentioning the ingredients in “pop” or the effect improper disposal of the cans have on the ecosystem.

Sodastream seemed to be the answer for everyone in our house.

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We were sent a Source soda maker to put through the tests.

The new Source is an elegantly-designed soda maker that combines beauty, functionality and efficiency.

Source Starter Kit contents:

  • Source home soda maker
  • 1 Reusable 1L BPA-free carbonating bottle with fizz-preserving cap
  • 1 60L* CO2 carbonator (makes up to 60 liters)
  • Sodamix Taste Sampler (6 flavors)
  • MSRP $99.99
  • Available colors – white, black, red


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The first step to making a nice cup of bubbly is to insert of the CO2 canister.

If you are a planner like myself, purchasing a second canister might scare you with the price. BUT, when you return your empty canister to the store you get the replacement canister for 1/2 the price. If you are doing this at stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond that put our regular coupons be sure to bring them because you can use them on the replacement canister making home soda making even more affordable.

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Next step is to fill the bottle up to the fill line with water and then place it on the sodastream machine.

The picture above shows the bottle locked into place. The mechanism actually tilts outwards for you to slide the bottle up onto the machine, then you push the bottle into the locking position seen above with a single-push motion.

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To carbonate you simply push the top surface and watch the strength of carbonation through the LED display. No guess work, just instant, visual feedback.

We have found that stopping at 1 or 2 drops is adequate carbonation and extends the life of our CO2 canister.

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We have had experience using sodastream bottled flavor, but the sodastream caps were new to us.

I couldn’t believe how easy they were to use. Place a cap on top of the bottle and give a decent little push downwards. As you can see in the bottle above the flavor starts to come out of the cap slowly and mixes with the soda water.

The ingredients are the same whether you chose to use caps or bottles and are so much easier to pronounce than store bought pop. Knowing what’s in a product is important to me. Even the diet versions are aspartame free. Fabulous!

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The caps release the flavoring at just the right speed. If you’ve ever used a sodastream with the bottled flavoring you will know what I mean when I say don’t pour it in too fast! Without control the bottle will fizz up and overfill onto your counter.

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In just a few minutes you’ve made a 1 liter bottle of soda/pop that is just enough for two to share. No more capping the bottle and hoping it is still fizzy the next day. Of course, if you have extra you can cap the bottle but we rarely run into that situation here.

For the soda water lovers you follow all the steps above and stop before adding flavor. Instead we add fruit and enjoy!

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You can purchase the Sodastream Source on Amazon.com

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ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit  ($99.95) http://www.sodastreamusa.com/Fountain-Jet-Soda-Starter-Kit-P184.aspx!

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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 12, 2014.

Comments

  1. shelly peterson says:

    I learned that there is free shipping on orders $50 or more. I like the red Soda Stream.

  2. I had no idea they now offered glass bottles!

  3. James Robert says:

    I like I can download to save $20 on any Soda Stream maker

  4. Danielle Papsis says:

    I like the sodastream caps.

  5. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i want to try the tonic flavor

  6. Natalie S says:

    Love the offer they have going on now where you can save $20 on any soda stream system!

  7. D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and I would really like to try Kool-Aid Cherry and the Country Time Naturally Sweetened Lemonade

  8. Fawn H says:

    I want to try the Cream Soda and Dr. Pete. This would be great!

  9. sherry blamer says:

    They have two different size carbonators. they will not both fit into their machines so youll have to look at which one your soda steam machine requires.

  10. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I would like the Sparkling Naturals or the Stevia Sweetened lines!

  11. Debra Hall says:

    i would to try the root beer and cream soda

  12. heather eg kaufman says:

    There is free shipping on orders of $50.

  13. Christa Bengtsson says:

    I would love to try the pop from this machine. Haven’t yet.

  14. BeckyM says:

    I want to try the Cream Soda!

  15. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want the Dynamo Deluxe sodastream.

  16. Anne says:

    I learned that the US Department of Transportation considers both used and full SodaStream carbonators to be hazardous material. This means that they’re subject to special handling rules and neither UPS nor FedEx will accept them for pickup. Empty carbonators have to be exchanged at certain retailers for the price of the gas.

  17. suzanne says:

    I would like to try Sparkling naturals Pink grapefruit.

  18. Lesley F says:

    I learned that they have free shipping on all orders over $50

  19. Erin says:

    I like the environmental benefits of using this sodastream.

  20. I like the fact that they have more products than just soda, such as cranberry cocktails and lemonades.

  21. Jennifer Rote says:

    I’d like to try the Country Time Half & Half.

  22. Debra Guillen says:

    Soda Stream offers free shipping on orders over $50

  23. Angela Y says:

    I would like to try the cream soda!

  24. Laura Miller says:

    I love that they have kid friendly faves like Kool-Aid!

  25. Kelly Tupick says:

    I like that they offer Ocean Spray products now and diet products. I have heard and read so many great reviews about this product and have been wanting one for some time now. These look and sound awesome!

  26. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like that they care the Sparkling Naturals and the Stevia sweetened flavors

  27. Charlotte Winters says:

    I would love to try Crystal lite peach flavored drink.

  28. Holly Thomas says:

    I like all the varieties!

  29. Kristen says:

    I like that they have so many flavors…even iced tea…my fave!

  30. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I want to try the Crystal Light flavors.

  31. Alona Y says:

    I’d love to try the Cosmopolitan and Strawberry Daiquiri concentrate flavors, those look so good!

  32. Daraya says:

    I would love to try the Naturally-Sweetened Diet Cranberry Raspberry flavor! 🙂

  33. Oh my gosh, I had no idea there were now sparkling teas. The Pomegranate Peach sounds amazing. Thanks for the opportunity.

  34. lissa crane says:

    I learned that this can actually help save the environment by reusing the plastic bottles! I never thought of that but it makes a lot of sense!

  35. Anastasia says:

    I liked and learned that they have diet flavors too! And lots of them to choose from. My diabetes appreciates this 🙂

  36. Kamla L. says:

    I learned that they now have V8 Splash flavors.

  37. DEBIJOT says:

    I would like to try their diet Ocean Spray juices.

  38. Nici r says:

    Dr. Pete flavor

  39. Christanna Tucker says:

    I like that one soda stream can replace 2000 cans and bottles.

  40. Ruby Yoshi says:

    I’d like to try the SodaStream Crystal Starter Kit. It has 1 reusable glass carafe.

  41. Melissa S says:

    I would love to try sparkling Country Time lemonade.

  42. Vera S says:

    I like that there are 60 flavors available.

  43. Birdiebee says:

    I am a Ginger Ale fan and would love to try the Soda Stream Ginger Ale.

  44. Sarah L says:

    I like that they have ginger ale.
    Thanks for the contest.

  45. I want one of these! I keep saying I am going to get one and then I just never have. They have so many options!

  46. i like that you can make kids drinks, diet sodas and all other kinds of sodas including root beer.

  47. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I learned that you have to make sure that you have the correct size carbonator for your machine

  48. Candice says:

    I would like to try their cream soda.

  49. melissaandkeith miller says:

    I want to try the cream soda

  50. anita says:

    I like that they have a $20 rebate!

  51. Erin G says:

    I love that they now offer glass bottles!

  52. melikegarfield says:

    I had NO idea of the variety of drink types, including mixes from brands like Ocean Spray. That is awesome.

  53. love the thought of making my own soda especially the lemon lime.

  54. Donna W. says:

    I would love to try so many of the sodas – intriguing.

  55. Les Johnson says:

    I love that this is better for the environment. I would love to try the Diet Cola flavor.

  56. christine j says:

    i would love to try the cherry cola flavor.

  57. Sam Stamp says:

    I really want the SodaStream Source Maker and would love to try the Dr. Pete Sodamix Flavor.

  58. kim says:

    I like that you are making you own soda with out all the additives that soda you buy has much healthier for your kids

  59. Ashley turicik says:

    The cream soda looks delicious

  60. Debbie Welchert says:

    I like the great selection of drinks that they have to try. I would love to try their sparkling teas.

  61. Danielle D says:

    offers free shipping on orders over $50

  62. Robin Abrams says:

    I would love to try the caps

  63. Eloise Carlson says:

    I would love to try the My Water Flavor Essences in Orange and Raspberry and the Country Time Pink Lemonade. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  64. jeevon kay says:

    I like that I could make my own homemade soda at the convenience of my ow home and I get to save the environment and also save money at the same time. How cool is that!!

  65. Dara Nix says:

    I have wanted one of these for SO long there’s not much new that I can learn about them — but I did learn that they now have Diet versions of the Ocean Spray Drinks!

  66. Julia says:

    I learned that Scarlett johanssen is the first global brand ambassador

  67. Katy says:

    I love how the ocean spray comes in diet! I never thought they would make that! Awesome Sodestream!

  68. Betty C says:

    I’d like to try the Dr. Pete to see how it compares with my favorite soda. I also like the store locator to find the products locally.

  69. Virginia Rowell says:

    I learned that there is eleven different machines to choose from and they have a chart to help you choose the right one for you.

  70. Rebecca Orr says:

    I really want to try out the country time pink lemonade. It sounds delicious.

  71. melissa t says:

    I didn’t know they had diet energy drinks.

  72. Cheryl B. says:

    I like that they offer free shipping on an order of 50 dollars or more.

  73. Kim Kihega says:

    I really love all the variety of flavor options! I want to try Root Beer, it is a fav in our house!

  74. lana says:

    would love a soda stream for the house

  75. mita says:

    I would like the Sparkling Naturals.

  76. Leela says:

    I’d like to try the orange flavor.

  77. Sarah C says:

    They have a few deals going on right now, including on free shipping with purchase of $50 or more.

  78. Jessica Cox says:

    I learned that its just 25cents per can of soda

  79. Andrea Miller says:

    I’d love to try the Soda Stream! I always see it at Walmart!

  80. Ty says:

    I love that they offer not just soda but crystal light and ocean spray flavors.

  81. Leann L says:

    I definitely want the Regular Variety Pack SodaStream Caps. I had no idea they came out with them.

  82. Catherine Campbell says:

    I’d like to try an orange flavor and I can save on shipping.

  83. Shari says:

    I learned that there are four color and the color blue is out of stock. A blue Soda Stream would be something that I would like.

  84. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I learned that Soda Stream also has diet soda mixes and Kool aid mix also.

  85. Megan Parsons says:

    I learned that there are so many flavors to pick from… V8, koolaid, lemonade, ocean spray, and soooo much more!

  86. AndreaH says:

    I’d love to have the Country Time Lemonade and Country Time Pink Lemonade.

  87. xty cruz says:

    I would like to try every flavor and start with orange

  88. Once upon a time I had one of these and it was in a box of household goods, when we moved, that was stolen (ugh, worst month of my life!) It never got replaced. I love the root beer flavored soda the most!

  89. Nancy says:

    I learned that they now also have Soda Steams Caps to flavor one bottle of carbonated water.

  90. Betty says:

    I would like to try the Dr Pete flavor. I like that they include 3 flavors when you purchase the basic kit

  91. Sara Sharp says:

    I love that it is a bunch cheaper than buying soda on a weekly basis!

  92. Kelly Garcia says:

    I would love to try the Dr. Pete. I also really love the red soda stream.

  93. Elizabeth says:

    Love how they have sugar free flavors!

  94. Tabitha says:

    i love the new v8 splash flavors!
    maybe i get something healthy in my kid!! lol

  95. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I have learned that The Revolution featuring One-touch activation providing a choice of carbonation levels (low, medium, high, turbo), an LED display indicating carbonation progress and CO2 usage status, and a Snap-lock mechanism for easy bottle insertion and removal.

  96. Jennifer Speed says:

    I like that they have a variety of machines so that you can pick the machine that you feel is right for you.

  97. Stacy says:

    they have soooo many flavors!!

  98. tanya holland says:

    I would love to try the country time flavors.

  99. amy rouse says:

    No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away.

  100. kristy says:

    I love that they offer so many flavors. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy

  101. Starla B says:

    This is so awesome. I have always really wanted to try the Soda Stream! I would really love to try the NATURAL GINGER ALE. Sounds so refreshing!

  102. Rosanne says:

    I’d like to try the Eboost because it has vitamin B12 and B6

  103. David Balkin says:

    I had no idea you could make so many different flavors at home! Kinda excited to try this thing.

  104. I learned about the SodaStream Caps. Is that a new thing? I like that. If I’m understanding it correctly, it’s kind of like those coffee pods but for carbonated drinks.

  105. Julie says:

    I am liking those little soda stream caps

  106. Amy P says:

    soda without all the questionable ingredients!

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