My kids are VERY aware of the environment and engage in EXTREME waste reduction and recycling efforts. They were the ones who turned me on to this great tool.
As a family, we made the decision to buy this. NOT to make sugar laden soda mixes but to make sparkling water and fruit juices. For example one kiddling regularly makes this Thirst Quenching Orange Soda. LOL he actually fills all his friends water bottles with this great and healthy choice.
We also use bulk quantities of many of the True Citrus products. True Lemon, True Lime and True Grapefruit are our favorites and are totally sugar free. We add Stevia as a sweetener IF needed. A few of the flavors the kids love have added sweeteners, so be sure to check the carb content before you order.
Our families use of disposable plastic bottles is now almost at nothing. An amazing change from a few years ago when we would take a half dozen garbage bags filled with 2 liter bottles to the recycling center every two months or so.
Be sure to order a few extra sodastream bottles when you order this kit.
SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, Black and Silver
WHAT MAKES A PRODUCT SIMPLY GENIUS?
A beautiful design. Simplicity. Convenience. And the fact that every time you use it, you are making the planet a cleaner place to live.
Enjoy the freedom of making your own sparkling drinks in just seconds, with the SodaStream Jet home soda maker. Powered by a reusable CO2 carbonator, the refined mechanics of the SodaStream Jet make it easy to quickly transform water into perfectly customized sparkling drinks. No more lugging. No more storing. No more plastic waste.This is a Hazmat non-returnable item.
NO PLUG. CO2-POWERED
It may come as a surprise that the SodaStream soda makers do not need any batteries or electricity to operate. They are powered solely by the compressed gas carbonator that comes in the starter kit. A starter carbonator will prepare 6L of soda – enough to start you off with the system. As soon as the starter carbonator runs out, visit one of the 15,000 stores to exchange it for a full 60L one (visit www.sodastreamusa.com to find the store nearest to you. And do not worry, most of the big name retailers are already carrying them). Make sure you use the MAIL IN REBATE INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL BOX to get the first 60L cylinder for free.
CO2 CYLINDER INSTALLATION
To get started, remove the cap from the CO2 carbonator that came with your soda maker. Open the back of the Jet home soda maker by removing the cover. Fit the carbonator into the gasket at the top of the carbonator housing, and tighten as you would a light bulb in a socket. Turn only until hand-tight; no tools are necessary. Click the back cover panel into its original closed position.
Turn Water Into Soda in Seconds:
1. FILL CARBONATING BOTTLE WITH TAP WATER
Fill water to the line indicated by the iconic facet and wave design.
Pro Tip: Cold water absorbs and holds carbonation better than ambient temperature water. For best-tasting results and maximum carbonator yield, refrigerate water before carbonation.
2. FIZZ AS YOU LIKE
Simply press down firmly on the carbonating button and watch in amazement as CO2 whooshes into the water! The carbonation levels are represented by the whistle sounds, so you can both see and hear how much your drink is being fizzed. When done with carbonation, un-screw the bottle.
Pro Tip:Sparkling water and fruit flavors often taste best with lighter carbonation, while colas and New York-style seltzers are typically enjoyed with more intense bubbles. Experiment with carbonation levels until you find your perfect fizz.
3. FLAVOR AS YOU LIKE IT
SodaStream offers over 60 different flavor varieties to satisfy every taste and mood. Tilt the carbonated water bottle to a 45-degree angle, and pour the sodamix down along the inside wall of the bottle. Use a pre-dosed sodamix portion pack or pour your preferred flavor amount from a full-sized bottle to customize your taste experience. (Yes! You can adjust the intensity and sweetness of our drink by varying the amount of sodamix you put into the bottle. You can use a cup as your measuring devise.)
Note, SodaStream flavors DO NOT CONTAIN HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP OR ASPERTAME, resulting in better-for-you sparkling drinks with fewer calories and carbs than store-bought equivalents. In addition to regular and diet versions of many traditional soda flavors, refreshing fruit flavors, energy drinks and cocktail mixes, SodaStream also offers a variety of all-natural flavors, caffeine-free flavors and unsweetened natural MyWater essences.
Place SodaStream’s signature fizz-preserving bottle cap on your soda bottle and tighten. Gently roll or shake the bottle to ensure the sodamix is thoroughly combined with the carbonated water. Allow to settle for a few moments (now would be a good time to prepare your drinking glasses and garnishes!) and carefully uncap.
Pro Tip: you may find that – after having shaken your soda – it may be extra-fizzy as you open the bottle. Try twisting the cap a quarter-turn to release pressure, and then quickly tighten again before opening all the way.
You are now ready to taste the perfect sparkling beverage, prepared expressly by YOU!
** This quick-start guide is not a substitution for the full instruction manual. Please read your soda maker’s instruction manual carefully before first use.