The much talked about SodaStream drinks maker is finally here at Go-Electrical! The Pure drinks maker is finished in sleek stainless steel, enabling it to fit into the styling of most kitchens, while the Genesis drinks maker is slim and compact making it perfect for smaller kitchens.
If you are anything like me, you will have memories of using a SodaStream machine as a child, and the fascination of creating your own fizzy drinks. Back then, the flavours weren’t so great, and were absolutely loaded with sugar, not good for small children really, but today SodaStream has been dramatically improved upon, and there are now over 60 flavours (including sugar free), and the drinks makers are now stylish and compact.
In 1903 Guy Gilbey (of the London Gin dynasty) invented the first SodaStream machine, and it was the beginning of home-carbonation. The machines were very large, and expensive, and were used in the large homes of British aristocrats by their butlers. As the idea caught on, the product evolved and became smaller and more affordable for the average home, and soon many households were using SodaStream. Today, Sodastream is sold all over the world, and here the UK it is going through a bit of resurgence, after the re-invention of the brand.
The snobs amongst you may turn your noses up at the thought of owning a SodaStream drinks maker, but the SodaStream system means you can carbonate water and create flavoured carbonated beverages in your own home, and there are many reasons why these well-known products should have a place in every home;
*Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
*Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
*Variety: SodaStream offers over 60 flavours worldwide to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavours, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
*Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
*Personalisation: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
*Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It’s fun for everyone and kids just love it!
*Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages. You can get 10 litres of UK tap water for a penny – that’s the equivalent of 5 large plastic supermarket bottles.
When you purchase a SodaStream, you get two SodaStream bottles to be used with your drinks maker. These are usually screw top (depending on the model you choose), and each bottle has a lifespan of 3 years. The bottles are extremely durable (they have to be to hold super fizzy drinks), and can be placed in the fridge to get your sparkling water lovely and cold. You also receive a full CO2 gas cylinder in your starter pack. When the gas in the cylinder is used up, you can simply exchange the empty cylinder for a full one, paying only the cost of the gas refill. Easy-peasey.
British supermodel and environmentalist Erin O’Connor (instantly recognizable from recent M&S and Toni & Guy adverts, amongst other things) has teamed up with SodaStream to launch “A World Without Bottles”. This is a campaign to raise awareness of plastic bottle waste and its devastating effects on the environment. Annually, a British household will get through approx. 500 plastic bottles most of which are not recycled, and according to new research 42% of British adults believe they only use between one and five plastic bottles each week – in fact the real figure is nearer ten a week! Sodastream is committed to reducing bottle waste, and the reusable bottles designed to be used with the SodaStream drinks maker can save 2000 bottles and cans in their 3 year lifespan.