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Best SodaStream Maker UK Reviews – Top 5 in 2017

In this article we take a look at the best soda streams available in the UK market. As many of you will know, these are great for making sparkling water. However, they are much more useful than that. They can take humble tap water, carbonate it and in a few seconds you have fizzy water.

That is of course far better value for money, than buying sparkling water by the bottle, in supermarkets. The water also happens to be a lot more healthy, and therefore better for you. Kids much prefer it as well.

What Are Soda Streams?

They are in their most basic form, a container. In that container there will be some form of small gas cylinder. The machine then allows the gas to be passed into a carbonating bottle. When that happens you simply have sparkling water in seconds. Much of the fun part is deciding which flavours you want. There are certainly plenty to choose from.

Great ways to make soda

It is certainly worth mentioning that you will also be helping the environment. You will play your part in ridding the world of plastic bottles. It is estimated, that the average home who own a soda stream, save the environment from 1,000 plastic bottles a year. Now that is certainly doing your bit.

Top 5 Soda Makers in the UK​

Below we have listed what we believe to be the top 5 soda makers in the UK market. The good news is there are plenty of choices available. They also come from some of the very best kitchen brands.

Please note, if you click on the product name, you will be taken to Amazon, where you can read more buyer reviews.​ Underneath the table, we have done a summary review on each maker in the table.

No 1 Soda Maker -  SodaStream Source Plastic Sparkling Water Maker Review

no 1 rated soda maker

RRP = £109.99 Available from £69.99

This water maker is available in the black colour shown, but also available in white, red and what is termed a plastic black.

With this one, which is the highest rated, you can quickly turn tap water into sparkling water in a few seconds. To make it tastier you can also add optional flavours. It does not use any electricity, and an LED indicator is used for manual carbonation.

There is a snap-lock mechanism to secure the bottle. Comes with a 60 Litre gas cylinder and a 1 Litre  carbonating BPA- free bottle. The carbonating bottle in the back of the machine where the gas cylinder is screwed in.

We have summarised the star ratings so as you can see the percentage stars. Buyers allocate using a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.

75 %
5 STARS
10 %
4 STARS
5 %
5 STARS
2 %
5 STARS
8 %
5 STARS

No 2 Soda Maker -  SodaStream Power Automatic Sparkling Water Maker Review

no 2 rated soda maker

RRP = £169.99 Available from £119.99

This water maker is available in the black colour only. This one is powered by electricity.

This one is quite expensive, but nonetheless still quite a big seller in the UK. With this one you can enjoy sparkling water on tap, at the touch of a button. This one does need plugged into the main's socket to work.

Like the first one this also has a snap-lock mechanism to secure the carbonating bottle, It includes a 60-litre Co2 cylinder and 1-litre BPA-free carbonating bottle.

We have summarised the star ratings so as you can see the percentage stars. Buyers allocate using a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.

79 %
5 STARS
9 %
4 STARS
0 %
5 STARS
4 %
5 STARS
8 %
5 STARS

No 3 Soda Maker -  SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker Review

no 3 rated soda maker

RRP = £99.99 Available from £69.98

This water maker is available in the red colour only. This one is not powered by electricity.

This one is a much cheaper version that the first two on our list. To make your sparkling water, you simply fill, fizz and add optional flavour, if you wish. There is a button for easy manual carbonation.

It has a screw-in mechanism to secure carbonating bottle. This soda maker comes with a 60 litre gas cylinder and carbonating bottle.

We have summarised the star ratings so as you can see the percentage stars. Buyers allocate using a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.

75 %
5 STARS
8 %
4 STARS
3 %
5 STARS
2 %
5 STARS
12 %
5 STARS

No 4 Soda Maker -  SodaStream Jet Sparkling Watermaker Review

no 4 rated soda maker

RRP = £64.99 Available from £49.99

This water maker is available in black, white and a black/grey colour. This one is not powered by electricity.

This one is available online for under £50.  Like the one above this also uses a  screw-in mechanism to secure carbonating bottle. The soda stream comes with a 60 Litre gas cylinder and a 1 Litre carbonating bottle

We have summarised the star ratings so as you can see the percentage stars. Buyers allocate using a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.

63 %
5 STARS
13 %
4 STARS
5 %
5 STARS
4 %
5 STARS
15 %
5 STARS

No 5 Soda Maker -  SodaStream Crystal Sparkling Water Maker Review

no 5 rated soda maker

RRP = £149.99 Available from £129.99

This water maker is available in a black and silver colour. This one is not powered by electricity.

This soda maker uses a simple seal and push for easy manual carbonation. There is no need for electricity. It has a Carbonates compatible glass carafe. It comes with a 60 Litre gas cylinder and BPA free carbonating glass carafe.

We have summarised the star ratings so as you can see the percentage stars. Buyers allocate using a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest.

61 %
5 STARS
7 %
4 STARS
14 %
5 STARS
0 %
5 STARS
18 %
5 STARS

How To Use a Soda Maker for Sparkling Water?

Just below I have included a video on how to use one of these soda makers. Please note this is a USA video, so some of the comments do not apply in the UK. However, it shows you how the Sodastream works. That is the main purpose of this video.

What is a Soda Maker Used for?​

SodaStream Spare Gas Cylinder

The mechanics of a SodaStream are fairly basic. Essentially, you are taking ordinary cold tap water, and pushing CO2 into it. That creates bubbles or a fizz, as most people refer to it. So the machine basically consists of a holder, designed to look good, and sit in your kitchen

The CO2 canister then gets connected in the rear of the Sodastream, usually by screwing it in for a snug secure fit. You then put the back on, and only need to replace the canister, when it runs out. A typical canister will be able to carbonate, about 60 litres of water. A replacement gas cylinder costs around £20.

The water is then carbonated by attaching the bottle to the SodaStream, and pushing a button a few times, until you hear a loud click. You then unscrew the bottle, and attach the lid. You now have a bottle of carbonated water.

If you like drinking fizzy water, then you are good to go. Many people though prefer to make it into some form of a soda drink, by adding flavours.

What SodaStream Flavours Are Available?

The best way to try out new flavours is to try out a mixed pack. That way you get to try a number of different tastes. When you find those that you like, you can then use those going forward.There are a lot of flavours to pick from, and we have listed those below:

Cola, Dr Pete, Cream Soda, Lemon and Lime, lemonade, cherry, mango, grapefruit, pineapple, tonic and many more.

SodaStream Classics Mixed Pack

There is also another range of diet versions for most of the flavours listed above. The good news is that, you have plenty of choice.

(Last Updated On: July 26, 2017)
About the author

Enda

I enjoy cooking and love using a whole variety of small kitchen appliances. On this website, I review many of the best kitchen gadgets that are fun to own, and even more fun to use.