Since the cost of soda and sparkling water has risen so high lately, it has become quite popular to just make your own right at your house with soda makers that carbonate water and you add your own flavoring syrups.
The question though, is which are the best, how easy are they to use, and are they a better deal and more convenient than just going out and purchasing what you want from the store.
Here is a top 5 list of the best Sodastream machines, their prices and why they are the best ones to buy. Please be aware that all the soda makers listed do require you to purchase refills for the Co2 carbonator cartridges which will run you anywhere between $10.00 and $35.00 depending on the size of the cartridge.#1. The Sodastream Source: This is by far the best of the bunch, the machine is made of metal, and so is the reusable carbonator bottle. It has a LED readout that allows you to control how much carbonation goes into your drink, that way you can fine tune it to your exact tastes, and also has the new lock mechanism to make it easier for you to insert the bottle in place. This one has a 60L Co2 cartridge and will run you around $130.00.
#2. The Sodastream Crystal: This model is at the top of the list because although the machine itself is made of plastic, the reusable bottle is glass and the machine completely encloses it so that you are protected while it is being carbonated. It holds a 60L Co2 cartridge, and costs on average $180.00, but if you are adverse to using plastic then this will be the best option.
#3. The Sodastream Dynamo: This model is just a better version of the Jet model, it has a much larger Co2 cartridge, which makes 130L instead of the 60L the others make. It is made of durable plastic, comes with 2 carbonating reusable bottles, and is completely manual to use, does not need electricity or batteries to use so it is very versatile and can be taken anywhere. This model will run you around $100.00.
#4. This one is very streamlined in its appearance, it hold a 60L Co2 cartridge and comes with 2 reusable 1 liter BPA free carbonator plastic bottles. It requires no batteries or electricity either. This one will cost around $85.00 new.
#5. The Sodastream Jet: This is the original made of tough plastic and is pretty basic, but will get the job done especially if you are not wanting to spend a whole lot of money on the machine itself. Requires no batteries or electricity, comes with 1 1liter plastic bottle, and has a 60L Co2 cartridge. This one is basic but cheap in price only costing between $65.00 to $80.00 depending on where you buy it.