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    Soda Stream...what do you do?

    I think there was a thread at some point about the Soda Stream. I have it a half hearted search and couldn't find it so I thought I bring the topic up again. I got the new Soda Stream Revolution for my fourth fourth birthday last week (thanks for noticing). I've only made one bottle with it. I hit the max setting and let me tell you, there's so much carbonation it almost undrinkable. Bubbles and hisses at me like a chunk of pure NA (sodium) thrown into a tank of H20. Its like a firework display in a glass. I can't believe that more modern cooks are incorporating this into their dishes.

    I'd like to hear from on what you do with it. I'd don't drink flavored soda but I'm sure i'll try the samples provided. Please share.
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    Cool

    This one?


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    From the left, the first button is for smaller bottle than one supplied. 2nd will charge the supplied bottle. Ensure bottle tips into place and locking cam (prob not right description but you'll know what I mean) engages when inserting bottle and more importantly disengages when removing. If it stays back and new bottle is inserted the locking will not take place and water will blow everywhere.

    I have the "penguin" model - now exclusive to WS, and like it a lot. The revolution I like but would be 2nd choice.

    It's pretty spectacular to drop a charged bottle onto a tile floor. Don't ask how I know but trust me. Revolution bottles are plastic so maybe only a little spectacular.

    Use this with filtered water and you'll have a new addiction to feed.
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    Dave, Knowing you think its worth it give me assurance. Yea that is the one I have. Really easy and quick, just about dummy proof. I tried using distilled water and liked it, maybe I'll try mineral type water next.

    can't wait to make some boozy things with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    Dave, Knowing you think its worth it give me assurance. Yea that is the one I have. Really easy and quick, just about dummy proof. I tried using distilled water and liked it, maybe I'll try mineral type water next.

    can't wait to make some boozy things with it!
    I was about to comment that I didn't really like ours much. The taste was just off.

    However, I will now reserve judgment, since I haven't tried making boozy things with it yet .
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    Costco has a great deal on these because it includes the supersize cartridge

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    Gotta put those on the list, had one in Europe and was thinking about getting one here at some point. If they have them in Hawaii, I'll have to look. Just wondering: Am I right that the difference between the machines is mostly in comfort and not in the potential pressure you can add to the bottles?

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    They will have them at the Costcos in Hi I betcha as all Costcos seem to carry them

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    You'll want to ensure that anyplace you buy a machine that you can get CO2 cans for it. Runs like an exchange, you bring in empty cand, you get full can. $15 A full can lasts me a month with frequent use. I've been told the unit that Costco sells requires a large can thats not readily available. No first hand knowledge though.

    The unit functions by forcing high pressure gas into liquid to carbonate it. If anything goes wrong along the way, water is sprayed everywhere. Got to carbonate water before any flavoring goes in or water goes everywhere. If bottle does not make good seal, water goes everywhere. If bottle is overfilled before carbonating, water goes everywhere. Can carbonate large bottle, pour off enough for small bottle, then add flavor. Don't have to have a bunch of large flavored bottles this way.

    I'm not a big fan of sodas but the ginger ale is good - prob the best gateway to boozy things. I use filtered tap water in my soda stream (and of course the coffee pot).

    Hope this helps answer any questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveb View Post
    The unit functions by forcing high pressure gas into liquid to carbonate it. If anything goes wrong along the way, water is sprayed everywhere. Got to carbonate water before any flavoring goes in or water goes everywhere. If bottle does not make good seal, water goes everywhere. If bottle is overfilled before carbonating, water goes everywhere. Can carbonate large bottle, pour off enough for small bottle, then add flavor. Don't have to have a bunch of large flavored bottles this way.
    Lol...I'm with you. There was a perpetual puddle around the thing in my house for a month until we pretty much stopped using it =p.
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    Remember to use ice cold water, I actually use ice water and then strain to remove the ice...

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