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How To Make Your Water Sparkle

Posted by on February 22 2010 in Drinks, Trends

For Liza’s birthday, her mom (Ruby Girl) bought her Sodastream, a DIY sparkling water maker. Liza is an avid sparkling water drinker and a major environmentalist, so this gift was right-on. The Sodastream machine also turns water into: cola, ginger ale, tonic and lemonade. While the upfront price tag is a bit high – like most things green – the end result will both save on dollars and waste – also like most things green.

Enjoy Liza’s sparkling demo:

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  1. westcoast permalink
    February 22, 2010

    ahhh. cameo.

  2. Nee Nee permalink
    February 22, 2010

    How long do the carbonator thingies last? How much are the refills? And are they easy to find? And do the refills have anything nasty and toxic that shouldn’t go into a landfill? This might go on a b-day wishlist.

  3. Liza permalink*
    February 22, 2010

    Good question Nee Nee – If you are like me, and have about 6-8 giant carbinated waters a day, you may go through a CO2 tank in 10 days, but usually they last about 2 weeks (and again, that is with a LOT of use). In DC you can take them to get refilled at Sur la Table and it costs $14 to refill. According to the website: “One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused..”

  4. Nee Nee permalink
    February 23, 2010

    Thanks! Excellent to know that they can be refilled at Sur la Table. If I’m in the neighborhood of a Whole Foods I buy their sixers of the WF brand sparkling water, but each one for the last 2 months has been flat. Clearly it’s time to take control of my carbonated water destiny.

  5. erica permalink
    February 23, 2010

    i can’t say how much i love my soda stream. i drink about one to two bottles worth a day and a carbonation tank lasts me at least two months, even the smallest one.

    i would like to add that i have in the past mentioned the awesome airlock noise… which apparently these more expensive ones don’t have. (i have the cheapest version).

  6. Athryn permalink
    February 28, 2010

    The smaller CO2 canisters can be exchanged at Williams Sonoma as well, or you can just use soda stream’s website to exchange.

  7. Athryn permalink
    February 28, 2010

    The smaller CO2 canisters can be exchanged at Williams Sonoma as well, or you can just use soda stream’s website to exchange. I use the 110L canisters, and they last me a couple of months at a time. It depends on how sparkly you want your water!

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