Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | Soda Stream Home Carbonation System

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 | Soda Stream Home Carbonation System

I received a sample for review. All opinions are my own.

I have been curious about the Soda Stream for some time now. I was excited when Soda Stream agreed to send one for review… I was also excited to save money and be able to make my own pop at home whenever we like.

Opening the box there really wasn’t much to putting it together. The instructions that come with are pretty easy to follow and with a few short simple steps the Soda Stream was complete and ready to be put to work.

To make you own soda it is as easy as filling up your bottle (included) with tap water, screw the bottle onto the Soda Stream and press the button to carbonate your water. The more you press the more you will carbonate. I personally like it a little more bubbly so I give a couple extra presses.

Now the fun part! Pick your flavor and pour in a cap full. I have found with a few of the flavors you may like to adjust to your taste, some I do a little less and some I add a little more.

First time I poured the flavor into the carbonated water I poured it all in at once pretty fast… whoops that was a mistake! I had a bubbling volcano that wouldn’t stop. My kids were amused by the mess going on. So I have learned  to pour it in slowly and there is no mess. I do wish there was a little pour spout on the lid because it tends to run down the side of the lid and run off the bottom, but it’s fairly simple to measure and pour.

My family has loved our Soda Stream. We don’t buy a lot of pop for the house so as a treat with supper I will let the kids pick out their own pop and make it themselves. They get such a feeling of accomplishment when it’s that easy. My kids are 3 and 5 years old and can make it themselves with a little help to pour the flavor.

The flavors are great, I personally like root beer the most, my husband’s favorite is ginger ale, and my kids love the Kool-Aid. The only wish I have is that I’d like to see a way to label (and re-label) the bottles. When we all have our own flavor in the fridge some are the same color it gets tricky to tell them apart.

For any soda drinker, I think the Soda Stream is the PERFECT gift! The Soda Stream Genesis that I received is $99 and when you think about how much money people spend on pop now a days that is a incredible price savings. You can shop Soda Stream online and find the perfect Soda Stream for your family. I find their grid with all the Soda Streams showing all the functions and features very helpful to determine which is best for you.

Take a peek at the Game Day ad they wouldn’t let you see!!

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You can purchase a Soda Stream on the Soda Stream site.


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit  (RV $99.95)!

        Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)

–          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years

–          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda

–          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors

–          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice



This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on December 13, 2013.

      Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.


  1. You can buy refill Carbonators at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

  2. tina m says

    I like that it is earth friendly

  3. I like that that there are brand-name flavors available and not just generic

  4. D Schmidt says

    Visited the site and I like the large amount of drink flavors available! I would particularly like to try the cherry cola and ginger ale.

  5. Angela Y says

    I love that you can refill the carbon.

  6. kim burnett says

    I like the variety of flavors offered!

  7. Erin G says

    I love that it seems easy to make (even for young kids). I would also like to see if the coke lasts as long as the store bought does in the fridge.

  8. heather eg kaufman says

    I love all the different flavors.

  9. joanne major says

    I like how easy it is to use and makes drinking soda way cheaper

  10. Mariaelena Dominguez says

    I like that they have so many flavor options and you can refill the carbonation

  11. Jennifer says

    I love that they have natural flavors, like root beer!

  12. Stephen says

    Bottled water is not safer than tap water

  13. Corinne Soto says

    I’d really like to try the sparkling naturals and the happy hour cocktail mixers. how convenient to have one machine that can make so many different variety of beverages.

  14. Cassandra Eastman says

    I want to try the Cherry Kool-Aid flavor, sounds interestingly delicious!

  15. Candice says

    I love how it is better for the environment, and all the varieties!

  16. Rosanne says

    I really would like the Penguin and learned you can buy them at a lot of locations including Williams-Sonoma

  17. they have lemon lime soda to make that would be a big hit at our house

  18. Tara says

    We aren’t a big soda family, but I think the Country Time would be pretty interesting to try.

  19. Colleen Maurina says

    I learned that because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete.

  20. Debra Hall says

    i would like to try the rootbeer and cream soda

  21. Annette says

    I learned that there are 60 flavors.

  22. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I love that they have a great variety of diet sodas to choose from!

  23. Heather Jones says

    No more flat soda!

  24. Fawn H says

    I would love to try the Cherry Cola, Dr. Pete and the Cream Soda flavors

  25. I’d love to try All Natural Ginger Ale

  26. Katie Roch says

    I really like the Penguin Machines. The design is very modern and it looks more like a sculpture than a soda maker.

  27. Carole ingram says

    You pay about 25 cents per can of soda 🙂

  28. Ashley S says

    You can buy online or at many retailers.

  29. Christine says

    can buy refill Carbonators at Bed, Bath & Beyond

  30. april yedinak says

    I learned I could save 2000 bottles and cans a year.

  31. June S. says

    I would choose this soda stream ; Source Wood Starter Kit

  32. April Brenay says

    I love all the different flavors, would love to try the cream soda!

  33. Amanda Alvarado says

    I love the variety of flavors they have and that they have an naturally sweetened line so no HFCS!

  34. Mary Casper says

    i want to try the root beer

  35. Jacob says

    I like that there are way more flavors than at my local fountain drink vendor. And it’s better for the environment

  36. Thomas Murphy says

    I want the Penguin soda maker.

  37. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I want to try the grape flavor!

  38. morgan says

    i didnt know there were so many flavours and that it was that easy to use

  39. Brittany C. says

    I like all the different flavors that are available.

  40. Sarah L says

    Sparkling Naturals – Ginger Ale
    Thanks for the contest.

  41. Sam Stamp says

    I want the Soda Stream Revolution it has some seriously cool features!

  42. Carey Miller says

    I learned I should have been ignoring this thing as a fad. I now want to make my own root beer and ginger ale!

  43. Catherine Ly says

    It is easy to make sodas at home and it is cheaper than buying it

  44. polly says

    I learned they have some new flavors including Strawberry

  45. Amelia Drew says

    I like that you can make plain bubbly water

  46. ASHLEY N says

    I would love to try the cola

  47. Kyl Neusch says

    variety of flavors offered!

  48. I love how much I can save over time.

  49. Terri Moore says

    I learned that you can buy the carbonators at local stores.

  50. Tamar says

    I like that they have country time lemonade.

  51. Wanda McHenry says

    I like that there are over 60 soda mixes to choose from.

  52. Alex Turpen says

    I’d love to have one of these. I think they look really cool, and the drinks you make seem like they’d be so much more healthy than regular soda.

  53. mary m says

    I remember having one of these as a kid. I love they now have natural flavors

  54. DEBIJOT says

    I like that the soda stream now comes in different colors.

  55. KATHY says


  56. KATHY says

    This would be a super Christmas gift, and would also add a lot of fun to playdates!

  57. Beth says

    I love that their carbonators are now available at stores!

  58. Sky says

    I’d like to try the sparkling teas.

  59. sherry blamer says

    I love that making your own you don’t have things like aspartame and high corn fructose in it.

  60. krista grandstaff says

    I can’t tell if my comments are showing up?? I’m not seeing them even listed as pending, and the screen goes blank as soon as I hit enter…??

    I’d love to have this because I like the more natural options, and the fact that we can adjust the flavorings… lessening the amount of sugar we take in 🙂

  61. Stacy D. says

    OMG! I want the Diet Cream Soda !!!

  62. Sheryl says

    I would like to try the Crystal Light Peach Iced Tea.

  63. debbie says

    I really want to try the diet pink grapefruit flavor.

  64. I love the new Source Metal Starter Kit very much.

  65. Cindy says

    I like the Jet Sodastream.

  66. They have three levels of carbonation. Three! I didn’t know you could even do that.

  67. Angela Cash says

    I would love to have the SodaStream Penguin. The modern design would look great with my kitchen decor and I like that the glass carafe is dishwasher-safe.

  68. wendy rozema says

    I learned that you can get free shipping right now!

  69. I liked that it has all our favorite flavors. Cream , Rootbeer, Dr. Pete and Strawberry are my family favorites. My favorite flavor is hard to find. I love Cream Soda and I can’t find it in most of our local stores. With the Soda Stream I would be able to have my favorite flavor any time all the time! I couldn’t believe all the options like Crystal Light, Ocean Spray and even Kool Aid. They have any drink you could possibly ever want other than Milk. I also like that I wouldn’t have to lug heavy soda all the time and deal with all those returnables. I watched the video and it was so funny but true too. Just think of all those bottles that would never end up in the land fill if we all used Soda Stream. This would save me a lot of hassle because 99% of the bottles I have to cart to the redemption center are soda and juice bottles. Thank you for sharing this fabulous new product with all your readers!

  70. Mihaela Day says

    I love that you can refill the carbon.

  71. Tara Liebing says

    I want to try the Fountain Mist. I also learned that they have drinks other than soda like kool-aid and crystal light.

  72. ReggieMann says

    I would like to try Fountain Mist

  73. Geraldine Kennedy says

    I like that you can get supplies at BB& B & it’s easy to use

  74. Terry K says

    I would like to have this Soda Stream. The flavor I would like to try first would be Ginger Ale.

  75. Rebecca Orr says

    I like that I can get replacement carbonators at staples.

  76. Debra Guillen says

    I would love to try the Cream Soda flavor

  77. Andrina G says

    I want the Country Time Pink Lemonade.

  78. Maecy says

    How much money you can save per year using the Soda Stream versus buying soda in the store.

  79. Sarah says

    I learned I’d be saving a ton of money using a SodaStream compared to what we (well, my husband) currently spend on soda from the store. And there are a lot more flavors to my liking!

  80. Lisa K says

    I really like that you are no limited to just Soda. You can make kool aids, lemonades, teas and sport drinks. That is really neat… especially for big Families who like such a wide variety of drinks.

  81. lanie says

    I learned and love the fact that you can make so many different drinks! Not just soda. You can also save money and save all the plastic bottles that are being wasted!

  82. Jean says

    I really like the Naturals line. I especially want to try their Ginger Ale.

  83. Tammy S says

    I learned that bottled water is not safer then tap water. The bottled water industry has created a misconception in the United States that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier than tap water. That’s one of the reasons SodaStream is better for the environment. You don’t need to buy bottles water.

  84. Allison Downes says

    I learned that SodaStream is the world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of home carbonation systems since 1903.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  85. heather says

    I learned they have been in business since 1903.

  86. Cortney B. says

    I didn’t know they had Ocean Spray juice flavors!

  87. Seyma Shabbir says

    I want to try the Ocean spray cranberry flavors

  88. Tammy S says

    I love the ideal making my own soda great ideal

  89. Rebecca Parsons says

    I love all of the different flavors from cola to kool-aid. It adds a special something for the kids in their kool-aid.

  90. I like the large amount of drink flavors available

  91. Brynn says

    I love that they have a ginger ale flavor. So nice to be able to make your own ginger ale whenever my family has stomach aches or doesn’t feel good.

  92. terry k says

    Great flavors

  93. Jessica says

    I would like to try the Energy flavor

  94. Noreen Plantz says

    I liked that the Soda Stream makes Ocean Spray flavors. My husband only drinks flavored seltzers, he loves cranberry. This would be great for him.

  95. Sacha Schroeder says

    I would love to try the Crystal Light flavors!

  96. Sonya Morris says

    I learned that by using the Sodastream that there will be less packaging waste from cans and bottles.

  97. Bo says

    I like the Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Natural!

  98. Bo says

    I like the Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Natural Syrup!

  99. md Kennedy says

    I love that they have diet flavors and they are not made with aspartame!

  100. Jen F says

    I love that it only takes 30 seconds to change the water and there are so many combinations!

  101. Christi says

    I love fountain soda so I looked at the page and seem to like everything 🙂

  102. Sherry Simons says

    There are so many flavours to chose from- something for everyone!

  103. Colleen Boudreau says

    I like that it has a large variety of different flavors.

  104. christine jessamine says

    I love the country time lemonade

  105. Kelly says

    I want to try the lemonade flavor!

  106. Jessica Cox says

    I learned that One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans!

  107. jodi frasier/lasher says

    I would love to win this soda stream. I want to try the cola and see if it’s even close to pepsi or coke that i drink now. Thanks for the chance. If it’s nice and works good (if i win) this could save me alot of money in the long run.

  108. melissaandkeith miller says

    they offer so many different flavors

  109. Ty says

    I like that Sodastream is a green machine, safe for the environment.

  110. Tabathia B says

    I would like to try out the new soda stream caps

  111. Carol says

    I want to try the Root Beer.

  112. Jennifer Barr says

    i would love the black/silver one

  113. Betty says

    So many flavors – what first caught my eye was the $25 rebate

  114. Danielle Papsis says

    I like the wide selection of flavors.

  115. I like that they have lemonade too

  116. lissa crane says

    I learned that by reusing the plastic bottles, your saving the Earth and money!

  117. Sarah Davis says

    I want to try the Dr Pete flavor to see if it really tastes like Dr. Pepper which is my favorite soda!

  118. Kristin Miller says

    I love that you can easily exchange your empty carbonator tubes at places like Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

  119. Misha Estrada says

    I like that it is a more earth-friendly soda option.

  120. Diana B says

    I want to try all of those flavors especially the sparkling naturals

  121. Lisa K says

    It seems that with Bing and Windows 8.1…. the possibilities are endless! This is awesome!

  122. Cristi says

    We go through a lot of soda(me). I love that it uses water straight from the tap and all the choices.

  123. sandra says

    i want to try the diet cola flavor

  124. Teresa Thompson says

    I would like to try their Ocean Spray Cranberry Grape

  125. laurie says

    I learned that you can turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds

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