I'm so glad I bought this”
I admit I love gadgets-my husband thought this would be just another of them but he uses it far more than I do. We love sparkling water but the large bottles do take up a lot of room, are heavy to lug about and I do try to limit the amount of plastic I throw away. This is the perfect answer. The machine is smart and has a small counter-top footprint. I have bought spare bottles so there is always one in the fridge waiting to be carbonated. I notice we drink far more water (and less wine!) and it is much cheaper than even the least expensive bought kind.
Published 08 10 2013
Used all the time!”
by Rachael Bird
I use this all the time. It saves loads on recycling plastic pop bottles, carrying heavy cumbersome 2L bottles, wasting fizzy drinks that have gone flat. This makes fab soda water to mix with anything! Really, really handy at Christmas and New Year! Why not try Heston B's method of fizzing wine to make Champagne! Give it a go - it works a treat!
Published 08 10 2013
We bought this because my husband loves sparkling water and we had previously been buying bottled water from the supermarket every week. Now we just fizz tap water as and when needed - even I now drink sparkling water everyday as it tastes so much nicer. Very cost effective - we are still on the first gas cylinder and BEST OF ALL - no more bottles to lug home from the supermarket !!
Published 01 09 2012
This review is for an older version of this product
I received this for my last birthday, and absolutely love it. I drink sparkling water almost exclusively, so I get a lot of use out of it, but I don't know how good the mixes are. Its footprint on the worktop is small, it makes great seltzer, and it even looks good. I would suggest you buy an extra cartridge if you're planning on using it regularly, though, as the places to exchange them are few and it requires a special trip- frustrating in the middle of a busy week.
Published 02 01 2012
Out with the old..In with the new!!”
by Ms Hopkins
Bought to replace my 70s version 1.LakeLand Best price and delivery time. 2. Looks good on the kitchen counter 3. Much better design, easier to use 4. Most important makes lovely fizzy drinks, without the problem of hauling half a ton of bottles from the shops that inevitably loose their fizz!
Published 19 08 2011
I love my soda stream! Bought it to make fizzy water primarily but have used the syrups as well. The water retains its fizz better than I thought it would & the syrups (cola & lemonade) are pleasant to taste and are refreshing. Its also easy to use. I've also found it easy to exchange canisters as I looked on the soda stream website & lots of high street shops swap them. I've done this twice with no problem & no messing about with packaging & postage!
Published 29 01 2011
Can't do without”
I love sparkling water - and now I have it every day without the need to lug bottles around. This little item is so easy to use and so practical. An absolutely brilliant investment even for purists like me who have never bought the syrups to go with it!
Published 01 09 2010
Fabulous! (with a small 'however'...)”
A great product - elegant looking, easy to use and makes fabulous fizzy water. Great for encouraging you to drink more water - and you can have it as fizzy or as gently sparkling as you want (and the fizz doesn't disappear as I feared it might). The only reasons I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 are (a) the boxes supplied for returning the empty cannisters are not that easy to assemble - ie you need copious amounts of parcel tape to make them up, and (b) you have to pay postage on the refills. I had (mistakenly) assumed from the catalogue that it refills were postage free. They are in terms of returning to Lakeland but not for getting them sent out to you. So it works out more expensive than I had anticipated. All that said, a fantastic product! ************************************** Added to original review in Feb 2010: point (a) no longer applicable - ie difficult to assemble return boxes requiring copious amount of parcel tape. The return boxes have now been improved and are easy to use.
Published 09 02 2010
Keeps me busy with the fizzy”
This product does exactly what it says on the tin - it makes great fizzy drinks much more cheaply than the ones you can buy in the shops. However I've given the Soda Stream Pure four stars instead of five because of a little design problem. I have average strength (I think) but only small hands, and I found it quite difficult to assemble, particularly because every single part is smooth - there is nothing to grip while you're fitting the machine head into the body (which you have to do every time you change the cylinder). Also, the bottle is completely smooth, and my hand is too small to hold it firmly while screwing it upwards into the head, especially with the weight of a litre of water inside. In spite of this, I'm enjoying the drinks, and would have given the Soda Stream four and a half stars if I could.
Published 14 10 2009
Every family needs it!”
by Deborah Chan
Thirty five years ago my father told me that he saw how people in fast food shops made fizzy drinks. "There is a machine where they put in syrup and a gas cylinder, and they just press the button." He said. I was sceptical as I had visited a fizzy drinks factory and saw what a complicated process it was. I should have believed my dad, because today I drank my first glass of home-made lemon-ginger fizzy drink less than 10 minutes after the courier handed the parcel to me. This apparatus takes up next to no space, consumes no power, is pleasing to the eyes and it works! This is the very thing that I won't give away for anything.
Published 17 07 2009
by Mary Jane
LOVE this item. Its simply brilliant. Its used daily in our home, and we dont buy the soda stream concentrates just ones in the supermarket, and I cannot fault this item. I find our cylinders last about 8 weeks, and replacement is cheap and easy thanks to lakelands returns policy and box that arrives with the new cylinder. Its perfect with my home made elderflower cordial and the entire family cant imagine life without it now. Nothing like in looks to the soda stream I had as a child, but its better in my opinion.
Published 06 06 2009
Lakeland delivered quicker than stated, which is great also the price was the best I could find and it had the free bottle of concentrate. The Pure make superb sparking water and drinks. I would recommend it, especially as no more carting of 2L pop and water bottles and subsequent recycling. One small downside is that the spill tray is taped on for transit purposes, however when I removed the tape it left the glue behind and is a pain to clean off; otherwise its brilliant.
Published 26 05 2009
Great bit of kit”
I bought this with the intention of cutting down on the amount of sparkling water bottles I had to recycle. This has replaced the need for buying sparkling water entirely. It's not used with any concentrates but it gets heavy usage and performs well. I have no regrets buying it. With heavy usage I would say a gas cannister would last roughly 2-3 weeks so would advise always have two (one in use and one ready to go). The swapping of cannisters through Lakeland is trouble free. It looks good (no one seems to realise it's Sodastream until you tell them), has a small footprint and easy to tak apart. The only things I've found is that it's a bit too tall to put under my cupboards on the wall and it can leak a bit, however that may be something to do with the fact my husband uses it with such gusto as he likes his water violently fizzy!
Published 15 04 2009
Stylish product, saves me a fortune”
My husband likes sparjking mineral water, and I decided to try making my own by getting an old secondhand sodastream. It did the job really well, but looked awful on my worktop. With the money I saved on buying fizzy water, I bought this one, and it's fab. Very easy to use, the bottles are a sensible size (unlike the old one I had), and it's mart enough to be out on the worktop. Definitely a good investment.
Published 16 11 2008
This product has been long overdue - or at least I failed to find it in the UK for a long time. Stylish design, small surface footprint, easy to use - and eliminates an aweful lot of plastic waste from carbonated water bottles very quickly.
Published 14 08 2008