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Sodastream Penguin Starter Kit


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  • Simple, sleek and easy to use; No batteries, no electricity and no clean-up
  • The stylish Penguin combines form and functionality to prepare and serve your sparkling beverages in elegant, dishwasher-safe glass carafes
  • Its eye catching design will stand out in any kitchen, dining room or bar
  • Turns tap water into sparkling water in seconds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 18 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002X772M2
  • Item model number: 1016122014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,329 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

This soda charger quickly transforms ordinary tap water into fresh sparkling water. Enjoy it on its own or as the base for cocktails or homemade sodas. It's fun and easy to use: Simply fill the reusable glass carafe with water, insert it into the Penguin and press the carbonating "beak." You can customize carbonation so each batch has just the right amount of fizz. Freshly charged seltzer water is a green alternative to its store-bought counterparts. Conserving energy and resources, it eliminates the need for plastic bottles – along with the environmental impacts associated with shipping and shopping for bottled water – and no batteries or electricity are required. A tasteful addition to any kitchen, dining room or bar area the Penguin whimsically combines form and function in an elegantly designed countertop device. Included are two dishwasher-safe 20-ounce. glass carafes with fizz-preserving stoppers.(each carbonates up to 60 carafes).

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Customer Reviews

The caps do not seal well.
Charlie's Mom
I actually decided to purchase it from Williams Sonoma because they always stand behind any purchase I've ever made there, regardless of how long I've owned an item.
B. Seeman
I have placed a call to customer service and will report back what they say, but I felt compelled to post here.
Pippa G.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

298 of 306 people found the following review helpful By Chris Lunt on May 11, 2010
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I bought one of these, and this is my experience. I love it, we use it every other day. In the video I show how it works, and the pros and cons of the design.
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186 of 197 people found the following review helpful By Charlie's Mom on December 28, 2010
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Let me preface this by saying I am a big fan of SODASTREAM. I definitely think fresh bubbly water is a must have and it is terrific (both environmentally and otherwise) to lose the endless plastic bottles. That being said I will tell you our story. My brother in law bought the SODASTREAM Jet version with the plastic bottles this summer. We all used it in a beach house and were thrilled. I concur that the syrup is disgusting, but that is no matter. We use it strictly for bubbly water. As a mom with 3 young kids, I decided to spend more money and get the PEnguin because it uses glass bottles. I feel that the less plastic around, the better. However the Penguin is an enormous disappointment. I am sure that it will be modified and improved in the future...but I would tell anyone to purchase the cheaper, easier Jet in lieu of the expensive less functional Penguin.
1. The caps do not seal well. The fizz is gone quickly and when you tighten them they break easily. They are impossible to replace as apparently everyone breaks theirs and they have been backordered. There is absolutely no admonition in the packaging to beware and not over-tighten and the natural impulse is to do that when the fizz disappears so much more rapidly than other models.
2. The internal mechanism is unwieldy and wiggly and hard to manage. It sounds to all out ears as if a lot of gas leaks in there and that the internal seal is not tight. The plastic JET bottles screw on and it is clear they are much more efficient. There is a much higher cannister turnover and that means you are spending more money. It ends up being expensive, honestly.
3. The glass bottle is smaller than the plastic bottle and it is frustrating.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful By AAB on February 3, 2009
Sodastream Penguin Sparkling Water Maker I initially loved this clever soda maker, but have found that I have only been able to get about 1/4 of the number of carafes carbonated for each carbonator which is very frustrating, expensive and renders the entire operation somewhat pointless. I think there is a flaw with the design of the glass carafe which leads to loss of the CO2 each time a carafe is 'fizzed'. I have a friend with the less expensive model that uses plastic bottles and it seems to work much better and longer/carbonator. It is possible that there is something wrong with my unit, but I doubt it. The plastic bottles screw tightly to the carbonator nozzle and very little gas escapes. Also the small size of the carafe (620 ml) is a bit annoying.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Hannelore S. Buckenmeyer on August 13, 2010
I've had my Penquin for about 9 months and have loved it. I've recommended it to many friends and bought one for my mother. When an internal piece broke, Customer Service agreed to replace the Penguin without any hassle, as it was still under warranty. And, that is when the problems began. Their customer service is horrible! I've called and emailed no less than 6 times and received different answers each time, including "it's been shipped and you should have it no later than Monday." Well, that was a month ago and my next call to Customer Service yielded a completely different response. I've sent them emails letting them know that their customer service needs to be improved and they have not responded. And, it's been two months and my replacement Penguin has still not arrived. While I sincerely love this product, the customer service makes me very hesistant to recommend it to anyone else.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By T. Tom TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 28, 2010
This is a neat product and it works well. I like that it uses glass bottles instead of plastic ones like on lower end models. The CO2 seems to last quite a long time (because it's a fairly large canister). The fizzy water out of this is just as good to me as a Pelligrino water for example. I often mix it with juice for a nice refreshing drink that is not as sweet as just juice. You can also buy syrups to mix in that made colas and sprite type drinks if you want.

That said, I would only recommend this if you have a William Sonoma store near you. They sell the canisters and if you bring in your old one they sell them for about $14. They also sell flavor syrups as well (although may not carry the Soda Stream brand, but that's okay).

If you have to mailorder the canisters from the Soda Stream website, don't bother with this product. They have horrible service and are very slow. I tried placing and order from them and after 13 days, I called to inquire about my order and it had still not shipped out! Very lame.

The minute William Sonoma stops carrying the replacement canisters is the minute I sell my Penguin soda maker and buy something else like the iSi Soda Siphon, Brushed Aluminum. The Penguin is better though in that you can control how much fizz you want.

One of my favorite things is italian sodas and you can make that with this product and the right syrup that you buy anywhere. I buy the Torani brand syrups which have pure cane sugar and no high fructose corn syrup. I also buy a natural brand called Sonoma Syrup Company or other natural syrups that i find. I don't like over sweet sodas and really enjoy that I can control how much syrup I use.
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