SodaStream - Plastic Source Soda Maker - black

With 6 included sodamix samples, this SodaStream Source 1019511015 soda maker lets you turn water into delicious, bubbly soda within seconds, so you can enjoy refreshing beverages at home. The touch-responsive top surface simplifies operation.
$99.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • SodaStream Plastic Source Soda Maker
  • 1L BPA-free bottle
  • 6 sodamix samples
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (266 out of 280)

Features


Lets you create soda in seconds

Using water and sodamix samples (6 samples included), so you can enjoy delicious carbonated beverages at home

Touch-responsive top surface

Simplifies operation

Powered by a CO₂ canister

For reliable performance. Snap-lock bottle mechanism eliminates the need to screw the carbonating bottle in to expedite the setup process

LED carbonation-strength indicator

Shows the amount of carbonation, so you can easily keep track of how bubbly each created beverage is

Cordless design

Enables flexible placement options.


Overall customer rating

4.6
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really great soda!

    Posted
    Katah
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    Finally got my Sodastream and was so eager to use it! Right out of the box setup was super easy and I was ready to make my first soda in no time at all. I am not a big instruction reader, but I did browse through the short first time use tips to make sure I was doing everything correct. I had watched a few video reviews on Youtube so I was already ready for some of what was going to be done. TIPS: On this model, I would make sure when putting the bottle in that you push it in as firmly as you can while at the same time locking it back. I watched a video where the guy did not inset the bottle right and while it was not earth shattering what happened, it would be enough to startle you and give you a little mess to clean up. After you have the bottle firmly in place, pull down on it with a little force. Don't manhandle it, but if you pull down a little you will be able to tell that it is secure. Now you are ready to go. On this model there are three carbonation levels. One, two and three. I was not sure what the difference was completely so I tried them all. Level one carbonation is almost like a going flat soda. It isn't bad by any means, but if you had store bought it you would more than likely not drink it unless you like it that way. Level two is my personal setting. This is a fully carbonated drink without the taste of it being flat. For me it is perfect. Level three is really carbonated and is good if you plan to make and store some soda for more than a few days. Also really good for adding to juice because you won't put as much water in your juice, but will still have a good fizzy drink. My first attempt at hitting level two carbonation did not go so well. As once the machine hits the first level it starts making some pretty strange noises. You can avoid a good deal of this by (strangely enough) following the instructions. My first attempt I held the carbonation button down all the way. What I should have been doing was small short bursts. Doing it this way will get you to the second level of carbonation before too much hissing and whistling and if you like super level three, just keep going and it will get there. Another thing to consider before getting a SodaStream is to go into it ahead of time without the justification that you are going to save money. You will, but the cost of the machine and initial supplies is higher than it should be and it will take a good bit of time before any savings can be calculated. The more you use it and/or the bigger the family the faster potential savings can been seen. The main reason you want to get this is because you can have the freedom to make any soda you want and you have 100% control over what is going into your body. Look at the ingredients of your favorite soda and I'd venture that half of what you read won't be going into your body. So far I have tried the Cola and Root Beer and I like both very much. Very hard to tell the difference between the samples and Coke for example. My cola trial was messed up because this was the one I did not carbonate right, but I still drank it all. I am very very excited to try my own creations! Search the web for soda flavors and you will find a TON of good ideas and recipes. My family is very fond of Cream Soda and we found a homemade recipe from Martha Stewart we can't wait to try. We bought some canning jars a few weeks back for my kid's science project and will be using the ones left over to store different flavors. Overall I really like the device! If you have a Bed Bath and Beyond nearby, start saving the $5 and $10 and even the 20% coupons as they can refill the Co2 canister when it is empty. The lady I spoke to said it was about $14 to refill. With a coupon you can get this down to about $10. Hope all this help! Leave comments if you have any questions!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, love it!

    Posted
    UmbrellaCorp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We've owned ours for about two months so far, and we love it. We wanted to stop buying bottled unflavored sparkling mineral water, and I did the math and determined it was going to be cost-effective to get the machine and make our own soda water. The machine is dead simple to use, and the ability to select the level of carbonation is a thoughtful idea. I was a bit surprised it doesn't even need any electrical power for the carbonation to work. However, there is a 3 element LED that shows you the level of carbonation you're getting, and that's powered by a "non-user replaceable" battery. This is probably the only con about this machine. According to the user's manual, you have to return the machine back to the company to replace the battery. But the good news is that there are videos available on YouTube that show you how to replace the battery by DIY means. It's a bit of a hassle, but you should be able to do it if you know how to use a screwdriver. Also, if you're going to get one of these machines, make sure to budget for about an additional $20 to get a two pack set of one liter bottles. One liter is not a whole lot of liquid (it's about the size of a 32oz. Big Gulp), and two people can easily go through one bottle per sitting. Three bottles (one comes with this machine) is probably a minimum, and probably four is ideal for a household with two adults who like to drink soda water to hydrate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Toy...

    Posted
    Justyourtypicalcustomer
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    First I must say that the whole family loves this unit. It's great for making your own soda right at home. The huge adjustment we had to get used to was the reduced sugar in the soda. the soda syrup has only 8g's of sugar per 8oz...vs...a regular can of coke or pepsi has has 24g to 28g for 8oz (36g to 39g per 12oz can). That is a BIG taste difference to adjust to when and if you are used to drinking the canned soda. Other than that the L's they state you can get out of the CO2 bottle on the box is misrepresented - grossly mislabeled and/or not explained well in the instructions. It states you will get 60L out of the CO2 bottle. Ok, yes one might if they only fizz it to the first light (low fizz). We did a variation from the second light to the third (which is high fizz like a can of soda) and only got about 25-28L's and now need a new one. And finally, we do think it's a great buy if you would like to cut back on the amount of sugar one consumes if drinking cans of soda. And it's kinda nice not having to lug those 12pks into the house anymore.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Item in Comparison to Actual Soda

    Posted
    Taylor
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    This item was nothing like what I read in the reviews. It did not taste like a soda, and the recommended number of times that you're supposed to push to add carbonation of (2 pumps) left the drink tasting extremely flat. Even after 6 or 7 pushes, it still tasted awful. It is much more like a cough syrup when using the syrups, rather than a soda. If you would just like carbonated water, like a Perrier for example, this will leave you extremely unsatisfied as if you've drank a glass of perrier that has been left open for several days. The amount of carbonation that needs to be used in order to have this taste even close, is not worth buying multiple carbonation canisters. It's much easier, to just buy a 99 cent 2-liter and much less of a hassle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works as advertised

    Posted
    Muddywolf
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    We've owned the original expensive penguin shaped SodaStream model for many years and purchased this new lower-priced one as a gift. The plastic bottle on the new SodaStream Source can be rather difficult to snap in place in the unit for carbonation. It took some practice before we got it to work correctly. We mostly use this machine to make our own low-sugar low-sodium fizzy drinks and not to try to duplicate the taste of bottled soda. If you plan to buy this to make Coke or Pepsi style drinks at home, you''ll probably be disappointed. The lemon-lime and Country Time Lemonade syrups are very good, the Dr Pepper clone syrup is OK, but the others we've tried didn't taste like name-brand bottled drinks. However, I've had success making good alcoholic mixed drinks with this machine using concentrated lemon. lime, cherry and pomegranate juices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always have my bubble water handy

    Posted
    NYCNana
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    I have been drinking sparkling water for years. I love bubbly water and avoid sodas, both sugary and artificially sweetened. Earlier this year, I moved back to NYC, where I consider not having to own a car to be just ONE of the many great things about living here - except when it comes to shopping for large or heavy items. Bottles of sparkling water are not only a heavy load, there is a bottle deposit, so one must return the bottle or basically be throwing away money if one recycles them. So, here is the perfect answer for me. In addition, after the initial investment for the unit, the cost to keep going with refilled carbonators is as low as $.50 a liter, which is the best "sale" price I have seen anywhere. I also invested in a pack of two more bottles, so I always have well chilled bubble water in my fridge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Potentially a great value

    Posted
    passion4singing
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    We drink a lot of sparkling water in my house, so this machine saves many trips to the store and saves many bottles from the landfill. Unfortunately, it is difficult to get to the cost effective part, since the CO2 canister is only good for about 50 liters of carbonation (25 20-liter bottles). At approximately $1/each, I'm actually spending more to do it myself than I would spend to get them from the store. Best Buy and other stores now allow people to swap an empty canister for a full one for about $15. That could become cost effective, but not without purchasing multiple canisters. That way we are never out of carbonation. It is definitely a cool piece of equipment, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    1488er
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    This is a really great product, bought it for my wife because soda helps her morning sickness and this thing has saved me a fortune! It is a very simple machine, it is pretty much just a valve that sprays C02 into your drinks, not sure if that is worth the price tag, but it works very well. where the bottle connects to the machine can be very hard to clean if liquids spill inside of it, so be careful what you make and how high the fill line is(took forever to clean out homemade champagne). Also, the C02 tanks can be quite expensive, I would suggest buying an adapter, then filling up the item at a local paintball shop.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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