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SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver

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List Price: $99.99
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  • FREE 60-liter carbonator at over 15000 locations with mail-in-rebate in the box (use UPC 811369006875)
  • Transform ordinary tap water into fresh great-tasting soda or sparkling water in less than 30 seconds
  • Choose from over 60 better-for-you regular, diet and all-natural soda mix varieties with no high-fructose corn syrup and no aspartame
  • Each bottle of soda mix makes up to 12 liters of soda (33 cans)
  • Requires no electricity
  • No batteries and no clean up
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SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver + Sodastream 1l Carbonating Bottles- Black (Twin Pack) + SodaStream SodaMix - Diet Cola (16.9 fl oz.)
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Color: Black/Silver | Product Packaging: Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 5.5 x 17 inches ; 4.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00EPEALEM
  • Item model number: 1012111019
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,600 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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WHAT MAKES A PRODUCT SIMPLY GENIUS?

A beautiful design. Simplicity. Convenience. And the fact that every time you use it, you are making the planet a cleaner place to live.

Enjoy the freedom of making your own sparkling drinks in just seconds, with the SodaStream Jet home soda maker. Powered by a reusable CO2 carbonator, the refined mechanics of the SodaStream Jet make it easy to quickly transform water into perfectly customized sparkling drinks. No more lugging. No more storing. No more plastic waste.

NO PLUG. CO2-POWERED

It may come as a surprise that the SodaStream soda makers do not need any batteries or electricity to operate. They are powered solely by the compressed gas carbonator that comes in the starter kit. A starter carbonator will prepare 6L of soda – enough to start you off with the system. As soon as the starter carbonator runs out, visit one of the 15,000 stores to exchange it for a full 60L one (visit www.sodastreamusa.com to find the store nearest to you. And do not worry, most of the big name retailers are already carrying them). Make sure you use the MAIL IN REBATE INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL BOX to get the first 60L cylinder for free.


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CO2 CYLINDER INSTALLATION

To get started, remove the cap from the CO2 carbonator that came with your soda maker. Open the back of the Jet home soda maker by removing the cover. Fit the carbonator into the gasket at the top of the carbonator housing, and tighten as you would a light bulb in a socket. Turn only until hand-tight; no tools are necessary. Click the back cover panel into its original closed position.

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Turn Water Into Soda in Seconds:

1. FILL CARBONATING BOTTLE WITH TAP WATER

Fill water to the line indicated by the iconic facet and wave design.

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Pro Tip: Cold water absorbs and holds carbonation better than ambient temperature water. For best-tasting results and maximum carbonator yield, refrigerate water before carbonation.

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2. FIZZ AS YOU LIKE

Simply press down firmly on the carbonating button and watch in amazement as CO2 whooshes into the water! The carbonation levels are represented by the whistle sounds, so you can both see and hear how much your drink is being fizzed. When done with carbonation, un-screw the bottle.

Pro Tip:Sparkling water and fruit flavors often taste best with lighter carbonation, while colas and New York-style seltzers are typically enjoyed with more intense bubbles. Experiment with carbonation levels until you find your perfect fizz.

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3. FLAVOR AS YOU LIKE IT

SodaStream offers over 60 different flavor varieties to satisfy every taste and mood. Tilt the carbonated water bottle to a 45-degree angle, and pour the sodamix down along the inside wall of the bottle. Use a pre-dosed sodamix portion pack or pour your preferred flavor amount from a full-sized bottle to customize your taste experience. (Yes! You can adjust the intensity and sweetness of our drink by varying the amount of sodamix you put into the bottle. You can use a cup as your measuring devise.)

Note, SodaStream flavors DO NOT CONTAIN HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP OR ASPERTAME, resulting in better-for-you sparkling drinks with fewer calories and carbs than store-bought equivalents. In addition to regular and diet versions of many traditional soda flavors, refreshing fruit flavors, energy drinks and cocktail mixes, SodaStream also offers a variety of all-natural flavors, caffeine-free flavors and unsweetened natural MyWater essences.

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4. MIX

Place SodaStream’s signature fizz-preserving bottle cap on your soda bottle and tighten. Gently roll or shake the bottle to ensure the sodamix is thoroughly combined with the carbonated water. Allow to settle for a few moments (now would be a good time to prepare your drinking glasses and garnishes!) and carefully uncap.

Pro Tip: you may find that – after having shaken your soda – it may be extra-fizzy as you open the bottle. Try twisting the cap a quarter-turn to release pressure, and then quickly tighten again before opening all the way.

5. ENJOY

You are now ready to taste the perfect sparkling beverage, prepared expressly by YOU!

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** This quick-start guide is not a substitution for the full instruction manual. Please read your soda maker’s instruction manual carefully before first use.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Fizzy water by itself, with flavors, to make drinks, I love it all.
C. H. Conklin
It is a bit difficult to get the bottle screwed into the machine so that you can carbonate the water.
L Watson
My husband bought me the SodaStream for Christmas and we both love it.
ellendmngz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4,565 of 4,741 people found the following review helpful By doogie_esq on November 16, 2011
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Black/Silver
So obviously you're reading this hoping to understand why you should buy this product and why you shouldn't. And you've read a bunch of reviews and there doesn't seem to be a middle ground. Seem's either people hate it and tell you to beware, or love it and highly recommend it.... so you're confused....correct?

Well, read this review from someone who understand technological things and simply isn't some person looking to get soda for 10 cents per liter bottle. If this is what you're looking for, it isn't going to happen. At least not unless you own a carbon dioxide supply company.

So why should you buy this?

1. First off, it does work as advertised. Once you connect the CO2 cartridge, there's not much more to set up, other than put some water (preferably spring or filtered COLD water) in the liter bottles (or 14 oz bottles sold separately), inject the "proper" amount of carbonation into the bottle and then add whatever amount of flavoring you wish. I say "proper" amount of carbonation because the soda maker (at least the ones bought recently - I have the "Dynamo" model and this review was written in Nov 2011) will add carbonation to the point where the pressure will force the unit to make a sort of "buzzing" sound which indicates that the maximum carbonation has been added into the water, and the excess is being forced out to create that "buzzing" sound.

2. The ability to add carbonation up to the point where the SodaStream "buzzes" or "burps" brings up another plus. You can add less carbonation than the SodaStream maxes out at, in which case you won't hear the warning sound. But when you do this, you create carbonated drinks which have varying amounts of carbonation in them. If you desire less, you can make carbonated drinks with less.
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875 of 943 people found the following review helpful By V. Lapato on March 11, 2010
We love the Sodastream machine and all the soda flavorings.

We live in a small condo with a long walk to our unit, and we got the Sodastream mainly to cut down on the number of plastic bottles we were hauling in and out of the place. Also, my husband drinks a lot of diet soda, and the sodium isn't good for his high blood pressure. The Sodastream diet syrups are low sodium or sodium-free, and they're sweetened with sucralose instead of aspertame (which some people think is healthier). For those who don't drink diet drinks, the non-diet syrups are sweetened with a cane sugar-and-sucralose mix, instead of high fructose corn syrup, so they're much lower in calories than name brand sodas.

The Sodastream has been great for our purposes. I have a lot fewer grocery bags to haul up the stairs every week, and a lot less recycling to carry out to the bins. We make soda as we need it, in whatever flavor we're in the mood for, so we can have a lot of flavor choices without having a lot of extra bottles sitting around. The water comes out perfectly fizzy if you follow the directions, and we've been very happy with the flavors. My favorites are the lemon lime, grapefruit, and cranberry. My husband likes the diet cola and ginger ale. Best of all, we never "run out" of soda. If we open the fridge and there's none in there, we simply make more.

Before we bought this product, I read a few consumer reviews that made me worry a little about the availability of CO2 refills and flavor syrups. For most people, this won't be a problem. You can simply order the CO2 canisters and flavors online, leave the empty CO2 canisters on your doorstep, and a messenger will drop by to pick up the empties and deliver your supplies.
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2,850 of 3,218 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. A. Walls on June 26, 2009
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: White
Beware the real total cost of ownership when buying this product.

These are great in the UK, where you can buy the gas refills (actually exchanges) in many supermarkets for not much money. However, in the US there are pitifully few outlets for the refills (Williams Sonoma and Camping World) and as such they are always out of stock. Because these gas cylinders have a proprietary fitting and anti-refill valve on them, they cannot be refilled at paintball, welding, or homebrew stores, so your only option is to mail them to Sodastream and obtain refills from the manufacturer directly. This adds up very quickly, and there is simply no way you can achieve the 20c per liter carbonation they claim here. The cheapest refills available from the manufacturer today are 3x14.5oz cylinders for $39 + $10 shipping = 41c/l. But since you have to have 3 cylinders first, you have to buy 3 more first (another $75 + $10 shipping), and these are their SALE prices.

It's an interesting novelty and the kids love it, but when the first gas cylinder runs out, the soda cans on the supermarket shelves are going to look really tempting again. It's a shame, here's another great idea marred by poor execution. I can't see that there is anything 'green' about burning up so much in shipping heavy cylinders back and forth across the country.
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178 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Django on June 25, 2012
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Black/Silver
Sodastream Fountain Jet is basically a good product for carbonizing water, as are several other brands on the market. For this I give it a fairly high rating. I don't care too much about Sodastream's flavors, especially not the cola flavor. Most of my usage is to make mineral water using mineral drops. My problem is that Sodastream's distributers in my neighborhood don't have 32oz exchange canisters and that my cost for refill incl shipping (not to mention waiting time) is about $40/canister which translates to about 40 cent / liter. This is close to what I can buy sparkling water for at my grocery store.

What really ticks me off is where the company tries to force the consumer to pay close to $2,000 % mark-up for CO2 gas refills. I my case with a family of 5 I would be paying up to $1,000 per year for gas refills. The cost for the same amount of CO2 gas from any gas supplier would be about $50 per year.

The problem I have with Sodastream is not only the enormous mark-up but also the fact that they try to make it difficult for the user refill on their own. For instance Sodastream has designed a valve that shuts off if someone without Sodastream specialized equipment tries to refill the canister. The valve also has proprietary threads to prevent the user to replace the valve with a standard CO2 valve.

In addition Sodastream tries to intimidate the customer by claiming that the canister is the property of Sodastream and that the product is provided under "license" and warns against violation of its "rights". This has no legal bearing whatsoever since Sodastream doesn't spell out who the licensor or the licensee is nor the content of the licensing agreement itself.
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