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SodaStream Genesis Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver

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  • 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)
  • Item cannot be returned once empty
  • Requires no electricity
  • Exchange the 4-ounce starter CO2 carbonator for a full 60-liter carbonator with included mail-in rebate
  • No batteries and no clean up
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Color: Black and Silver
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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 5.5 x 13.2 inches ; 7.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00ETUNPM2
  • Item model number: 1217512013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,491 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Color: Black and Silver

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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 Genesis home soda maker. Powered by a reusable CO2 carbonator, the refined mechanics of the SodaStream Genesis 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 Source home soda maker by inserting your index finger into the hole in the back cover panel and pulling firmly toward you. 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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3. 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.

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.

4. 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 Reviews

The carbonator works really well and is easy to use.
Tosca
It's easy, works exactly like it should, and makes great carbonated water.
Jeffrey Smith
I wish it came with a full canister not the smaller trial size.
Nancy Eichhorn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

77 of 82 people found the following review helpful By jenn on November 1, 2013
Color Name: Red
...well, attractive enough for a tall plastic thing that sits on the counter. Also, Genesis has less fiddly moving bits than many of the sodastreams I have encountered in friends' houses.

Sodastream uses a proprietary thread on their bottles, which means you end up paying $10-$15 a pop each time you go to a local store for an exchange. If you also use their syrups, you can end up spending quite a lot on making your own sodas. We generally use the sodastream with home-made syrups and cordials; if you make your own it's a really good way to know exactly what you are drinking. My husband is really fond of a lemon-ginger-honey mixture. (fill up a sterilized glass jar with alternating layers of sliced lemons, grated ginger, and honey, and set it to mix in the fridge. it's good for several weeks. Take a couple of slices of lemon and a table spoon or two of the juice, and add sodawater.) Belvoir's ginger cordial is also really awesome with the soda stream.

There is an adapter you can buy that will allow you to use normal (non-proprietary) co2 cannister with the sodastream. I haven't tried it yet, but if refills are hard for you to obtain that might be a good path.

I've used the Genesis for almost two years now. It's been good to us.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Laila Sophia on December 18, 2013
Color Name: Black and Silver
I have had this for a year and I love it! It works fine for me, it does not leak. I do not use the syrups, I love drinking plain seltzer water, or sometimes I add a little juice or lemon slices. I love having seltzer water whenever I want, no more buying it from grocery stores. I am considering buying another to have at work.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Funk on March 18, 2014
Color Name: Black and Silver
My wife practically begged me to get this for her for Christmas - I thought it was a goofy gimmicky idea, but hey - happy wife, happy life amirite?

Here's what I like:

1) The Soda just tastes better than the canned name brand stuff. Something about being freshly bubbled just comes through in the drink. I love it and I'm not going back.

2) You control the strength. I typically like sodas a little more watered down than what they sell in the can. I'm pouring in about 3/4 of the dose of syrup and it's perfect for me.

3) At this point it seems most Wal-Marts exchange the CO2 canisters ($15) No trouble at all stocking up on $5 soda syrups there either.

4) the difference of just keeping a gallon of cold water in the fridge instead of a few packs of cans? Sooo much more space in my fridge. Plus with a dozen syrups / flavorings in my cupboard, I can really have whatever I feel like.

This isnt a way to save money by making your own coke. Its a way to expand your soda horizon.

I paid ~$70 at Sam's club for this starter kit (with a full size canister)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Debbie on January 22, 2014
Color Name: Black and Silver Verified Purchase
The machine makes great soda so far. However, it is really light weight and I don't believe it will hold up well, time will tell. When putting the bottle on the unit moves and if you are not careful will fall down. It seems if you tighten the bottle to much, it will break. Also, the flavors are awful. I would waste money on buying a unit that the flavors come with it. We threw ours out. I am not sure I would recommend the unit. If it holds up, I would recommend it. If I was buying another one I would want to see them first and find one that is a bit more sturdy.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By paul nelson on February 7, 2014
Color Name: Black and Silver Verified Purchase
I have metal one at my home and thought I was gifting the same kind--unfortunately it was plastic ,the gas canister was only half full at best and it just doesn't produce the bubbles that the metal model does---very disappointing
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33 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J Walker on December 7, 2013
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
I've owned several soda stream makers and my experience with the Genesis I ordered on Amazon has been terrible. After a month the button starting sticking and it just continuously wastes the Co2. While it is an attractive red machine it is in my opinion a low quality plastic and apparently not built well. Also, they send a small Co2 canister with a rebate offer that is tedious. I am very disappointed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Matthew halliday on February 19, 2014
Color Name: Black and Silver Verified Purchase
After buying this for my girlfriend for Christmas, we have used it almost every night since then and absolutely still love it. We purchased the larger CO2 container and still haven't had to fill it up again. We haven't used the flavors that it comes with yet, but mostly because the we just love the standard taste of the SodaStream water.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Name withheld because stalkers Google me and I find it annoying on March 15, 2014
Color Name: Black and Silver
I just picked one of these up from a local store and was really surprised at the variety of flavors that are available. Of course, I'm a diet cola addict, so I opted for that. But this starter pack comes with a bunch of free samples of other flavors - some I'm really interested in trying (grapefruit...yum!)

It's very simple to put together and use. I was very pleased at how the diet cola tastes. It's similar enough to Coke Zero that I got exactly what I wanted. I hate having all the empty Coke bottles. Since I'm in NY, we have the deposit and have to return bottles to the store. That drives me crazy because I always forget them and I'd rather just dump them in my recycling bin. Now I don't have to deal with either option.

Yes, replacing the CO2 cartridge will be a bit of an inconvenience, but it won't have to be done so often that it's not worth it.
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