Sodastream Seltzer Maker

By grace.g.yang ยท September 29, 2009
Under: Grace's Picks,My Life,product reviews

I taped my first video review on Sunday and it was quite a lot of fun (although having a demo table that kept falling over was *not* as fun). I did a video review of one of my favorite new kitchen gadgets, the Sodastream seltzer maker. Sodastream sent me a free Genesis, one of the sleeker models designed to fit in small spaces, and I am so attached to it I want to take it with me everywhere I go!

The Genesis comes with 2 1-liter bottles with resealable caps and a CO2 carbonator that carbonates about 60 liters of water (depending on how carbonated you want your water to be). The sodastream is very budget friendly (it is much cheaper than the 80-some liters of seltzer I bought when we first moved into our apartment), good for the environment (no more going back and forth to recycle those water bottles or aluminum cans), and if you use flavorings, good for your waistline (you control the syrup meaning you control the amount of sugar intake).

Here’s my video explaining how to use the machine:

And, a picture of me getting ready to tape my video for Sodastream:


The machine retails for about $120 and you can purchase CO2 containers around the city (if you live in NY) or order them online through

Have you experimented with at home seltzer makers? What did you think of my video review – would you like to see more in the future?

Reader Comments

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Written By plumpdumpling on September 29th, 2009 @ 9:54 am

Hi Grace,

I want to thank you for your great how-to video about making your own seltzer water with the Sodastream seltzer maker. I am a big time fan of carbonated water but hate to have to pay the way inflated prices in the supermarkets. I came across your bog as a way to redeem myself from paying for overpriced bubbly water. This seems to be the best method to go with from the tireless hours of research I have already put in. On top of that its a win-win. Great tasting water and not harming the environment with all that plastic was my primary goal.

Well, I’m off to place my order for the Sodastream machine.

Thanks again for the 411. By the way; Love your blog!!!

Best Regards,


Written By Daniel on October 18th, 2010 @ 5:27 am

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