I have not had the chance to test out the new Sodastream Source to provide you with a full and comprehensive review. However, I wanted to at least make sure you are aware of this new model and share some information should you be considering bringing home or giving a new Sodastream Home Soda Maker this Holiday Season.
All indicators point to the Sodastream Source as the new Base Model unit in the Sodastream Lineup. I have not personally used this model but I have seen the black version of this model and found it to be quite impressive at first glance. I suspect Sodastream will sell quite a few of these this holiday season.
Since I can’t offer you a full review, I will share what I know for now and update this page when I am able to test the model. For those that get the new Sodastream Source, please leave your reviews, ratings and feedback in the comments section below. This will help other visitors considering the Source until I can fully test and review the model.
Sodastream has partnered with Yves Béhar, a world renowned designer, to release two versions of the new Sodastream Source. There is a standard plastic edition that comes in white or black and a Metal Edition that comes in white, black red and blue. The starter kits include the same basic items but there is a $20 price difference between the plastic and metal edition models.
The Sodastream Source Starter Kit Includes:
- Source home soda maker
- 1 Reusable 1L BPA-free carbonating bottle with stainless steel accents and fizz-preserving cap
- 1 60L* CO2 carbonator (makes up to 60 liters)
- Sodamix Variety Pack (6 flavors)
At first glance, I feel like the Sodastream Source is what the Fountain Jet should have been. It seems simple and easy to use with the new snap-lock feature to easily snap the bottle into the unit for carbonation. The entire top front of the Source is your carbonating button and there is a simple LED Display on the front of the unit to indicate the level of carbonation. This will likely help new Sodastream users adapt to making fresh sparkling water and soda at home quickly and easily. I am looking forward to testing this model but I am working on wrapping up my Sodastream Revolution Review before moving on to the new Sodastream Source.
Update 12-17-2012: I was able to personally try out the Sodastream Source for the first time today thanks to a kind manager at a local retailer. I tested the Black Plastic model and am initially pleased with what I saw. The snap-on bottle system works very well and was easy for me to use. The machine carbonated well and the LED Indicator for this quick test seemed to accurately reflect the carbonation level of my test beverages. My only complaint, at this point, is I still believe Sodastream should be using the dishwasher-safe PEN plastic bottle as their standard bottle with all new models. This is not the case, however, and the included bottles are not dishwasher safe. Otherwise, my initial testing looks promising but I cannot recommend this model until thorough testing has been completed and I start to receive feedback from other Sodastream Source users. I will update this page again once I have secured a model for testing purposes.
If you are considering picking up the Sodastream Source, you can get the Plastic Edition Sodastream Source with FREE SHIPPING Here or you can pick up the Sodastream Source Metal Edition with FREE SHIPPING in Black, Red, White or Blue here. I’ll update this page once I have completed my Sodastream Source Review.
Attention Sodastream Source Users: Do you own a Sodastream Source Home Soda Maker? If you do, please take a moment to leave your own Sodastream Source Review below. It will only take a moment but could help others considering the Source determine if it is right for them. Just scroll to the bottom of the page, click the star ratings for each review category, enter some comments about your impressions and hit submit to leave your own Sodastream Source Review.