Received a soda stream as a gift. Worked fine for the first bottle then second gas bottle would not switch off after first use. Discharged the entire bottle in one long round. Was actually worried it was going to blow up at one stage. Never gunna use again. Piece of junk product (worst present ever), wasted $35 on a gas bottle and now I have expensive bottles that won’t be used for carbonation coz I’m afraid of this device.
I have video of this discharging through the nozzle even when tilted out, but it would not allow me to upload.
As I don’t have the receipt for this, it will end up going in the bin.
4th and final try - its a rip off
Over the past 6 years I've purchased 4 different Soda stream machines and countless refills. Each and every time the result is spectacularly horrible. Whilst the claim that they can make "up to 60L" is technically legal, my consistent experience is that I was lucky to make 20 bottles of lightly carbonated water. The department of fair trading should investigate their misleading marketing further.
Given the average cost of replacing a new cylinder is $35 and the cost of soda water averages under $1 a litre this is just a spectacular rip off. I...'ve assessed I can purchase the same equivalent amount the machines were making for $17!!!!!!! Yes I have to have the soda water delivered or lug them from the supermarket but I cant stomach the waste of money any more. I hate having to recycle the old plastic bottles but can't justify the cost of the alternative.
Absolutely fantastic product
Amazing product worth every cent
Easy to use
Easy to set up
Never skips a beat its great as i love bubbly soda water and the other half likes only a few bubbles.
Save on a lot of single use bottles
Just need a bigger gas refill
- Verified customer
We had an issue, SodaStream fixed it!!
We had an issue with our SodaStream Jet which was less than a year old, it didn’t appear to seal well despite trying new bottles and ensuring everything was tightly screwed in.
Long story short we felt that SodaStream went beyond what was necessary to provide a level of customer service that is hard to find, and honestly long gone in many companies these days.
We were asked to send through some videos of us using the machine, and were then promptly offered a replacement machine as a result. There was a delay in the shipping of the new machi...ne, and when we spoke to SodaStream again they didn’t try to make silly excuses but instead said they would chase it up immediately and offered to have some extra goodies included to apologise for the inconvenience. We have been so happy with our dealings with SodaStream that we have recommended them to friends and would happily stay using their products even if there were a comparable rival in the market. (And our new Jet works great!)
Don't waste your money
Crap so disappointed sometimes good then terrible I want to reduce waste with buying soda but going to throw the soda stream in the bin for the price you pay for the cheap butt made soda stream then the cost of the gas bottles waste of money shame
Something is wrong with these bootles
I had a similar problem that Rob described in his review. I've bought a bottle that didn't last 2 weeks!!! It's only for me, and the last one last months!
Refilled bottles vary greatly in capacity
This machine is only as good as the gas refill you get, and they all vary. We have documented massive differences in the number of bottles every replacement cylinder provides. We consistently press down to re gas three times per bottle. Last gas cylinder was 34 bottles, this last cylinder is only 18. Yes the cylinder is installed tightly. Be better to have an old school soda fountain with bulbs.
Saving the planet one plastic bottle at a time
Love the Soda Stream. Love that we also got 4 syrups to try with machine purchase. Allowed us to taste the flavours before going and purchasing from stores. High recommend if you like carbonated drinks as the syrups are very healthy versions. Save money as you use tap or boiled cool water and no plastic bottles being used.
- Verified customer
SodaStream are Brilliant
I bought the SodaStream Crystal online from Myer. The machine is excellent but Myer customer service is hopeless. I wanted to purchase an extra carafe as I was worried I may break the free one. I contacted the Myer online store as I could not buy online for some reason. The man I spoke to was rude and said it was not available online and I would have to go into the store that sold them,. I was not going to travel a three hour round trip[. He wasn't helpful and told me there was nothing to be done.
I contacted SodaStream, Victoria, and spoke to Laura. She was brilliant, listened to my story and to cut a long story short, posted out two free carafes, even though I offered to pay.
Thanks Laura, thanks Sodastream.
Ordering online so easy
When my local store was out of my daughters' specific flavouring, we ordered online via the website and was pleasantly surprised by the range available and the speed of delivery. We even ordered extra bottles (to get the free delivery) and now are converted to the smaller 500ml size!! Also loving the new shape of the larger purple and green bottles that fit much better in the fridge shelves.
Bottle Size Availability
Could not buy the 500ml bottles at supermarket, only 1 litre (which didn't fit when I got home) so had to buy smaller ones online which cost me $12.50 shipping
Great product,... BUT
Sodastream for Christmas. woohoo. Loved it, so I went and bought 2 x Sodastream bottles from The Good Guys,.. bottles don't fit the Sodastream! Doh! Quickly sent replacements by Sodastream!
Just what we needed!
We love our Soda Stream!!
We have always enjoyed our sparkling water but felt guilty about the disposable bottles we went through each week. Now the problem is solved.... we have completely eliminated the waste.
Our soda stream works perfectly and is easy for the kids to use too. Certainly a greener choice for those wanting to reduce their impact on the environment :-)
Love my Soda Stream
I purchased mine a couple of weeks ago after thinking about what I can do to lessen my impact on the environment. Now there’s at least another 15 plastic bottles not going into the waste each week. I tried to research the environmental impact of the gas that is used but other than the bottles are recycled I couldn’t find anything. Have only tried one soda stream syrup to date, the sugarless cola. It’s is similar to Schweppes in flavour. Syrups are a little on the pricey side but remember you can flavour your water with anything you like.
I'm really disappointed with my soda stream. No matter how many times you push the button it is only just fizzy, it's like flat lemonade. I even got a new gas bottle in case that was the problem but there was no improvement. Would NEVER recommend this to my friends
- Verified customer
Disappointing after sales service for pretty average product
Push button number 1 and not much happens.
Push button number 3 and it spurts water all over the kitchen.
Push button number 2 twice (waiting for the first cycle to complete before pushing the button again) and you end up with a reasonably well carbonated beverage with little or no leakage.
I find this new electric unit to be no better than the 10/12 year old unit I once had. It works ok.
The reason I am displeased with Sodastream is their after sales service (or utter lack thereof).
I like it BUT!!
I like my sodastream jet, it was a xmas gift took a while to get the syrup measurement right,for my partner who liked the lemonade and lemon lime and Bitters,Me I couldn't stand any of them, and that's all the flavors there are here.i ended up using raspberry vordial to get a taste I liked.and the other thing is the cost of the gas cylinder refill..i think when this is meant to be helping the environment ,I cam buy bottle of soda for 90 cents or a case of cans for 15 bux,which last me over a month and then the cylinder refill for 20 bux and 35 ...for a spare(55 bux) as I said got it for xmas and the gas ran out three weeks a go and I wasn't even using it every-day.so yeah if you could lower the price a bit maybe for refills, and bring us Aussies some more flavors (raspberry and creaming soda) in larger bottles, would be a big help..
Questions & Answers
Do the 0.5 Litre bottles use less gas or the same as the 1 litre bottles in the One-Touch, if the same level button is pressed e.g. 3? Thanks
Hi Roger, great question! The 500ml bottles need less gas then the 1 Litre bottles so try out the 1st level button using your One Touch machine & a 500ml bottle and see if that fizz level works for you :)
Think I will tell my friend that she would be better just buying Soda Water from the supermarket - sounds like there are lots of problems with this system!!!!
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