Making your own soda at home is delicious and easy with your very own Sodastream. But which Sodastream model should you buy?
If you’re a soda enthusiast, chances are you’ve considered making your own fizzy concoctions at home. Enter Sodastream, the go-to brand for DIY soda makers. In this guide, I’ll walk you through how a Sodastream works and explore five currently available models to help you find the perfect fit for your bubbling needs.
AND by making soda myself, everything becomes more economical and ecological – I save money with a Sodastream and reduce plastic or aluminum can waste from making my own.
But, which Sodastream device should you purchase? What’s the difference between each model? Let’s dive in!
How a Sodastream Works
First off, let’s start with the basics. How does a soda stream work? And if you don’t know yet, what is a Sodastream?
The business, SodaStream, has been around for over a century! Yes, that’s right – the business was founded in 1903!
Making soda isn’t some new fad. We’ve loved our bubbly drinks for a while now. But, the different SodaStream models are new.
Before we explore the different models, let’s quickly understand the magic behind a Sodastream. It’s essentially a carbonation machine that turns still water into sparkling water with a pressurized blast of CO2. Add some flavor syrup, and voila – you’ve got your personalized soda ready to sip!
But which Sodastream is best for you?
To help you choose the best model, we’re breaking down the benefits (and drawbacks) of each device.
5 Sodastream Models: How Are They different?
1. Terra SodaStream
The Terra model is a classic choice for those who appreciate simplicity. It’s user-friendly, compact, and perfect for beginners. With easy-to-use controls, the Terra is ideal for anyone who wants a hassle-free soda-making experience. You push the button on top to manually control how much CO2 to add to your water. It uses a 60L Co2 Quick connect canister.
The newer models use these Quick Connect CO2 system (the pink ones), but you can still find the classic Screw In (blue cans) to trade in.
Amazon has multiple bundle offers with this classic SodaStream model – making it the best value SodaStream model!
2. Art SodaStream
If aesthetics matter to you, the Art model is a sleek and stylish option. Designed with a modern touch, the Art not only makes refreshing soda but also adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen. It’s perfect for those who want both functionality and aesthetics in one package.
It is more expensive than the Terra, but your paying for additional style and durability with the manual lever instead of a button.
3. E-Terra SodaStream
The E-Terra model takes things up a notch with electronic features. It allows for precise carbonation control, letting you customize the fizziness according to your taste. If you’re someone who loves consistency, the E-Terra is the way to go.
You can still control your “fizz” level with manual versions, but the electronic features allow you to program it to your preference.
This is SodaStreams second model that includes electronic components instead of a manual button. Program 3 different carbonation choices.
Additionally, it includes Glass Carafes instead of plastic.
5. Aqua Fizz
The Aqua Fizz is the uses Glass Carafes.
Designed for the eco-conscious consumer, the Aqua Fizz model prioritizes sustainability. It comes with glass carafes instead of plastic bottles, reducing your environmental footprint.
Discontinued SodaStream Models
As technology advances, some models get retired. Here’s a list of some of the more popular discontinued SodaStream models:
- Fountain Jet
You may continue to see these models listed for sale on Ebay or Amazon, but they are no longer sold directly from SodaStream.
While these models are no longer in production, fear not! You can still find replacement CO2 canisters and bottles through authorized retailers. Ensure you check compatibility before purchasing to keep your beloved vintage SodaStream running smoothly.
Here is a graphic from SodaStream of all of their models and which CO2 and bottles each SodaStream model is compatible with.
In conclusion, choosing the best Sodastream model depends on your preferences – whether you prioritize simplicity, style, electronic features, versatility, or sustainability. Evaluate your needs and pick the one that fits your sparkling dreams.
But for those looking for a decision — my recommendation is to go for the classic manual SodaStream with the Terra. For us, it has stood the test of time so far and is the best value. Happy soda-making!