Raise a glass of bubbly (water of course) to this neat machine

SodaStream JetSummer may be coming to an end (noooooo!) but my family’s consumption of “fizzy water” is never going to slow down. To say we’re fans of the bubbly stuff would be putting it mildly. But we’ve got a new secret this year. A fun, eco, delicious secret.

It’s the SodaStream Jet and it’s absolutely amazing.

This water fizzifier (okay, not the technical name) adds carbon
dioxide to plain old tap water–or filtered water if you’re feeling
chichi–and, voila, instant bubbly drinks. I’s simple to use. You
just attach the bottle of plain water to the SodaStream, press a button a
few times and it’s ready to go.

From the fizzing stage, you can add one of SodaStream’s many syrups
to make your own soda or, as we Canadians say, pop. It’s all so practical, with no bottles to buy over and over again, no
excess money spent on something you don’t really “need” to be drinking
and fizzy water whenever and wherever you want it.

The only
thing I’m not crazy about are the syrups. We’re not really into sweetened
drinks in my house, anyway, but I’m particularly anti-artificial
sweeteners. SodaStream syrups claim to be “natural” and made with “no
HFCS”, but so many of the syrups contain sucralose. My suggestion: try your own natural syrups. Maple, even.

The machine is worth its weight in gold in my house. My kids
have taken to requesting homemade fizzy water with their meals and I’m
happy to oblige. Though I have to say, when my son demands his with a
“squeeze of lime” I start to feel like he might be taking advantage of
me. –Stephanie P.

Stephanie S.

Stephanie Slate is an Ontario-based writer, crunchy mom, and celebrity stroller expert. And no, she does not say "eh."


  • Reply August 19, 2011

    bicylist mama carie

    I wish there was a mineral packet you could add! I love mineral water but the plain fizz doesn’t do it for me. Not a fan of the sweeter fizzy either. Cheers!

  • Reply August 19, 2011


    I love my soda stream. I use their natural water flavorings. They also have a line of natural soda flavors, but I don’t drink soda. My husband likes them.

  • Reply August 20, 2011


    we have had Soda Stream for almost 3 years now. My kids like it when we use the fizzy water to make juice from concentrate- sort of like a natural soda. We love the water flavorings too. We didn’t like the soda flavorings that much(they came in the sample pack when we bought it), but they are a lot better than the WAAAY over sweet store bought sodas.

  • Reply September 2, 2011


    We just got one of these thinking it would be great because my husband drinks way too much soda. But when we ran out of CO cartridges the first time, realized that unless you can find them for less than $15 each, it’s not cost effective.

    Anyone know where to get the CO cartridges cheap? Bed bath and Beyond had them for about $20 or $30 last time we were there.

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