Love my Soda Stream
I really love my soda stream. I am drinking more water now that the tap water can be carbonated. Previously, I will only drink tap water if I am thirsty. Buying heaps of bottles f sparkling water from the supermarkets meant that my grocery bill is a bit over the top, have to find storage space as well as the empty bottles even though can be recycled still puts a heavy carbon foot print in our environment. Still have to make special trips to recycling centre.
Like it so much, I bought a soda stream for my daughter. Not giving it 5 stars only because a new set comes with one bottle. Would be really great if the set comes with two bottles for carbonating. :(
used to be good
Since Sodastream were bought by pepsi my sodastream unit that i have been using for 7 years is now useless.
I absolutely HATE pepsi flavour. I have been unable to find a source of the original red COLA flavour anywhere, this is despite Sodastream telling me in an email that it will still be stocked and is available in K-Mart and Officeworks. well good luck finding any. Its not listed on their websites anymore either.
Dont give me the "it hard to keep up with demand" crap either. You seem to have no problems stocking that vile pepsi syrup. and ...
Okay for soda water only.
It is a reasonable buy if you intend to drink soda water, economical and convenient. However the syrups are TERRIBLE, much better to buy cheap Woolworths brand or Coles brand soft drink...if you want cheap favored drink.
The Pepsi max Syrup is a CON....does NOT taste like Pepsi Max....as usual the Israeli based company puts cheap substitutes in instead...THAT HAVE INFERIOR TASTE. The Pepsi Max favor is...in my personal opinion RUBBISH...if you have the Pepsi Max logo on.....it should taste EXACTLY like Pepsi Max with the right concentration.......IT DOES NOT. The Sodastream concept is a good one, but they failed miserably in the syrups. I tried Sodastream back 7 years ago...and gave up immediately on it because of that major defect. I came back again thinking they had corrected the issue by having REAL Pepsi syrups. But they taste poor as well... a CON. So to conclude, good for Soda water only....the syrups are rubbish.
Terrible, can't carbonate more than very lightly or water comes out the top
We had a sodastream for years and it was great, it finally died so we bought a new one from Harvey Norman, tried to carbonate a bottle exactly the same as we had done with the old on and water spewed out the top. I took it back with a video of what it did, they replaced it, new one did exactly the same, now we're told it can't be used like the old one, we have to carbonate in 3 stages or something, took it back as it's useless, shame as i really like to have a sodastream
Not impressed unfortunately
Mum got me a soda stream (the original version) for Christmas last year because I am wanting to reduce the amount of plastic I use and I love myself a mineral water! However I don’t find that it fizzes up the water barely, it’s mostly flat with a little fizz. In my opinion it’s hardly worth advertising as being able to create natural mineral/soda water. Is the black version any better? Mine is literally sitting in the garage now because I never used it (it’s not worth using) and I’d rather it not take up my kitchen bench space.
Would love to hear back about how I can achieve my goal of having natural soda water without having to buy bottles again from the supermarket. I’m following the instructions exactly.
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.
Just purchased a one touch and am disappointed to see that gas cannister does not do 60 litres. Does not do 60l.
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
Marketing outweighs performance
Agree with Rob, refills didn’t last as long as the originals and the seals on the bottles are not as good after a bit of use. The old co2 bottles were better.
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.
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!!!!
Hi ive had mine 6 months and it works like a dream never skipped a beat.
I have a lot of soda water.i thought it was an awsome investment
e is considering buying a Soda Stream but is concerned that she will be disappointed. If she just wants to make Soda Water does she have to add anything to the water?
Its awsome if you want soda water all you have to do is gas your cold water.
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