We are going to take a closer look at the Sodastream Genesis Home Soda Maker along with the pros and cons of this model. Each of the different Sodastream models work in basically the same manner. They also have the same overall features and benefits. For this reason, I will not cover these items in my review of the Sodastream Genesis. You can, however, find this information along with my detailed review of the product as a whole on my Sodastream Review Page.
Luke’s Sodastream Genesis Review:
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Most Sodastream Genesis Home Soda Maker Kits Include:
- Sodastream Genesis Home Soda Maker Unit in Black/Silver or Red
- 2 One Liter BPA-free Plastic Carbonating Bottles (Hand Wash Only)
- 1 Refillable 60L Co2 Cartridge (Carbonator)
- Ease of Use
- Makes sparkling water/soda from tap water in under 30 seconds
- No bulky bottles/cans to buy, carry or store
- Drastically reduces waste and recycling of empty bottles or cans
- No Batteries or Electricity required
- Earth Friendly Manufacturing Process does not use any materials that produce BPA, Phthalates or PCBs
- Compact Design takes up little counter space (5.2″W x 8″D x 16.4″H)
- BPA-Free 1 Liter Plastic Bottles are safe for children
- Hermetic Seal Caps keep soda fresher than store bought soda
- Plastic Bottles must be hand washed
- Plastic Bottles must be replaced every 2 Years
- Sodastream Sodamix flavors don’t appeal to everyone
Here is a quick Demonstration Video on the Sodastream Genesis I thought you might find helpful:
Tip: You may have noticed in the demonstration video above that the bottle was pulled forward after the water was carbonated. This is an important tip that will prevent you from trying to unscrew a pressurized bottle from your Sodastream Genesis. If you forget this tip, you’ll likely get splattered with a bit of carbonated water when you unscrew the bottle from the Sodastream Genesis unit. If you didn’t take note of this, please watch the video once more. You’ll see exactly what I’m talking about the second time through.
What I love about the Sodastream Genesis:
If you’ve read my other pages, you’ll know we give the Sodastream Genesis as gifts quite frequently. Many of my readers often ask “Why do you own the Sodastream Penguin and Fountain Jet but give the Sodastream Genesis as gifts?” I realize this may seem odd but there are several reasons. Price is obviously a factor. It’s not often you are going to fork out the cash for a Sodastream Penguin for your average friend or relative. The Sodastream Genesis, however, is one of the least expensive Sodastream Models, the starter kit comes with enough goodies to get the average person started and it just looks nicer than the Sodastream Fizz. The Sodatream Genesis is also easy to use and the BPA Free Plastic Bottles make it a great gift for friends and family with small children. For the price, the Sodastream Genesis Starter Kit makes the perfect gift.
Other great features of the Sodastream Genesis are:
- Convenient & Easy to Use
- Easy to Maintain
- Stylish Design available in Red or Black
- Lightweight & Compact Design Allows Portability
- Small Footprint Requires Little Space
- Consistent Performance
- BPA Free Carbonating Bottles Safe for Children
As I have mentioned before, the negative aspects of each model often come down to personal preference. Items I view as negative are often viewed as positives for others. With that said, here are the weaknesses of the Sodastream Genesis:
- BPA Free Carbonating Bottles Must Be Hand Washed
- BPA Free Carbonating Bottles Must Be Replaced Every 2 Years
- Carbonator (Co2) Replacement Requires Separation of Top from Bottom
- Carbonating Bottles Must Be Screwed Onto Unit
These negative aspects are based on my own personal preferences but most people are not bothered by them and will find the Sodastream Genesis to be a welcome addition to their kitchen. If you wish to get away from these aspects, you best option would be to go with the Sodastream Penguin or Sodastream Crystal. Otherwise, look at the features, design and function of each unit and based your decision on personal preferences. If you select the model that most appeals to your personal preferences, you can’t go wrong.
Here is what other Sodastream Genesis users are saying:
Simply Awesome! by Meekers: “Got this starter kit for my birthday and it’s simply awesome!…Healthier than sodas you will find in the stores…Saves space, Fresh, Energy Efficient, Tastes Great..Environmentally Friendly..doesn’t take up a lot of counter space.” – Read Meeker’ full review with additional Pros & Cons Here
Sodastream is great! by Jeff: “There isn’t a whole lot to say about this – it’s a very simple product that works extremely well. The actual unit seems to be well built and looks great on my counter. The soda it produces is nothing short of amazing! It’s so funny to take filtered water and turn it into top quality soda in just a few seconds with so litter effort. It’s so easy to control how carbonated you want it…and it holds its carbonation for a very long time in the included bottles…I ordered from Brookstone and have nothing but good things to say. They called me the morning after I placed the order to confirm that I wanted additional bottles, because the starter kit already comes with two. They didn’t have to do that…what can I say? Extremely satisfied.” – Review condensed to save space – read the full review here
Awesome and very convenient by Douglas: “I got this for Christmas and have been using it non-stop for over a month. It is really easy to use and the diet sodas taste great. At first, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted this thing, but now I couldn’t live without it. I drink a lot of soda and realized how expensive they are at the grocery store…and how much work it is to lug a couple of 2 liters home every week. With this thing, you just fill it up with water, carbonate and add flavor. Also, since the bottles are 1 liter, they work better for me as they don’t end up getting flat before I finish them…it’s not expensive at all compared to buying Coke at the store.” – Read Douglas’ review and watch his video demonstration/review here.
Great for the right user by Stephen S: If you want carbonated water, the Genesis is terrific. We have reduced the purchases of bottled water dramatically…You probably want to be sure there is a local dealer near you, so you can drop off the old charging canister and get a full one without using a delivery service…it will pay for itself quickly and reduce the use of nasty plastic bottles to buy municipal water at mineral springs prices.” – Review condensed to save space – read the full review here
Mixed Bag by James W: “First of all, the positives, of which there are many. It’s easy to assemble, easy to use & works like a charm. If you’re after sparkling water, then this is the ticket for you. Unfortunately, I’m not interested in sparkling water. My passion is tonic water, so I was eager to try the tonic mix. If you like Schweppes® Diet Tonic Water, then you’ll be pleased. unfortunately, again, I do not like Diet Tonic Water. I made a batch of the Dr. Pepper® substitute. My better half said immediately, ‘It tastes like diet’. Hummm…perhaps there’s a reason?” – Read original review here
I love this thing! by Madoo: “My parents bought me one for Christmas. I love this thing!! Soda is a treat at my house but now it’s a very inexpensive and convenient one. I have a child that is very sensitive to sugar so the diet options with Splenda® are great! I have recommended this to quite a few people and have been asked to bring the unit to family get-togethers. I’m impressed with how long the Co2 canister lasts as well. We have been using it several times a week, 2 bottles at a time since early December and I have yet to need to exchange the canister.” – Review written 03/02/2011 – You can read the original review here. (Note to those outside the United States & Canada: Aspartame is used in other countries. Please check ingredients in your area to confirm the use of artificial sweeteners).
Pop pop, fizz, fizz by My two cents worth: It took a little trial and error but now I make the perfect cola every time! I filled the cap to the line and it was ok but had a little aftertaste. I went online and people said add more but there was still an aftertaste. So, I decided to try less and WOW! Perfect diet cola! No more trips to the store because we ran out of soda or have to return bottles. No more flat soda. We LOVE it! – Review paraphrased – read the full review here.
Sodastream Genesis Value Kits:
There are a couple of nice Value Kits for the Sodastream Genesis. These kits offer a bundled option including additional items along with a $10 savings over purchasing items individually. Many customers will find the Sodastream Genesis Value Kits to be the best option.
Sodastream Genesis Seltzer Value Kit Includes:
- Sodastream Genesis Home Soda Maker
- 3 60 Liter Carbonators
- 3 BPA Free Carbonating Bottles
Sodastream Genesis Soda Value Kit Includes:
- Sodastream Genesis Home Soda Maker
- 2 60 Liter Carbonators
- 3 BPA Free Carbonating Bottles
- Sodastream Sodamix Variety Pack
- 5 Sodastream Sodamix Bottles (your choice) – Each Bottle makes approximately 12 Liters of Soda
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Thank you for taking the time to visit my site and read my Sodastream Genesis Review. It is my hope that you have found the information necessary to make an informed decision about the product. If you have not already done so, please head over to my Sodastream Review page to read my review of the Sodastream Product as a whole. I also recommend visiting my Sodastream Sodamix page to make sure you’ll be pleased with the Sodastream Flavors available. If you still have questions after reviewing this page or have Sodastream Genesis specific questions I have not answered above, please feel free to leave a comment below or Contact Me privately. I will do my best to answer your questions or point you in the right direction. I wish you luck on your Sodastream Genesis Adventure.
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We are going to take a closer look at the Sodastream Genesis Home Soda Maker along with the pros and cons of this model. Each of the diffe…