Soda Maker

Do you spend hundreds of dollars on soda in a year (or a month?). That’s a lot of money you could save, but the taste of soda is just so good, it’s hard to give up. Sure, the caffeine and sugar are bad for you and your children, but it can be nearly impossible to kick the habit. However, there’s a way you can save money and still have your soda: get a soda maker!

Few people really know about soda making machines, but they do exist and they aren’t horribly expensive. The materials you need to run your soda maker aren’t that expensive, either. Once you have your own soda maker, you can enjoy your own sodas. One of the best selling points of a soda maker is that you can design your own soda tastes. You’ve got the freedom to mix, match, and experiment with different flavors and mixtures. This means you may make a few bottles of nasty soda, but you will eventually hit on something that’s incredibly good and very unique. You may even get your friends hooked on your very own soda!

Of course, there is a downside to this. Chances are you’re not going to be able to duplicate Coca-cola’s famous taste or Pepsi’s unique tang. The soda companies keep their unique blends a deeply guarded secret, plus they have access to different types of syrups and other ingredients that you won’t be able to get your hands on. Still, with a little experimenting, you can come close to the famous tastes.

One of the great things about a soda maker is that you can get your entire family involved. Your children can add whatever flavors they want to create their own sodas, and you can even have a taste testing event to see who can create the best-tasting soda. Since so few people have a soda maker, you can even invite your friends over to try it out and make up their own flavors. To add even more fun to the soda maker, you can let your kids and friends make up their own soda names and labels using your computer and a printer.

So what does a soda maker take? Well, you do have to purchase carbonators and syrup. The carbonators are somewhat like the drum unit in a printer in that you won’t need to replace them very often. Most can make 100 or more liters of soda or seltzer before you need to replace it. The syrups, however, will need to be replaced more often, especially once you’ve decided which flavors you like the best. However, the syrups don’t cost that much. The main issue you may find with them is that you can’t find syrups at your local store. You may end up ordering syrups for your soda maker online, so you’ll have to pay for shipping as well as for the product. However, the upside to this is that you’ll probably have more syrup choices than you would find in a store.

A soda maker is a very unique machine and one that few people will have. You may find yourself the envy of all your friends and family, especially once you start making incredibly good tasting sodas. If you don’t drink much soda, you may not get that much use out of your soda maker, but if you can’t keep yourself away from those carbonated beverages, you’ll find that having your own soda maker can save you hundreds of dollars in soda and give you a fun new toy to play with. A soda maker can be fun for the entire family, and it can save you money as well.

This Soda Maker Review is Written/Updated on Jun 23rd, 2009 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses for “Soda Maker”

  1. Joanne says:

    The best and only brand I found acording to my research was the Sodastream brand of soda makers, they have been in the business for years.

  2. Mr. Fizz says:

    Well, I’m still working on my savings toward a $250 Penguin unit. In the meanwhile, I use a $30 Fizz Giz. The small hand held portable Fizz Giz soda maker and their special Fizz Giz caps lets consumers make their own delicious carbonated drinks in the same bottles you buy soft drinks in now – so the bottles are free.

    You can buy name brand soda syrups of your choosing just by dropping in at beverage distribution warehouses. Yep, Sunkist Orange, Coca Cola Classic, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, A&W Root Beer, Mtn Dew – all of them are available. You can even buy them at places like Sam’s Club. Your 12oz home made name brand drinks will cost you about 19-cents each. That’s not much more than a buck-a-six-pak. Compare that to $3.50 in grocery stores. If you like that, it means you’re in to saving money. So why spend $250 on a carbonator when you can get one for $30 that does the same thing and doesn’t take up counter space?

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