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 Source home soda maker. Powered by a reusable CO2 carbonator, the refined mechanics of the SodaStream Source make the entire top surface responsive to touch to quickly transform water into perfectly customized sparkling drinks. An LED display indicates three levels of fizziness for precise carbonation with every use, while a new snap-lock bottle mechanism makes the Source even easier to use.
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 the SodaStream website 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 Source home soda maker by inserting your index finger into the hole in the back cover panel and pulling firmly toward you. 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.
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.
Snap lock the filled bottle into the soda maker by pushing the bottle up and forward in a single motion. Unlike earlier soda makers that required a twisting gesture to connect the bottle to the machine, Source features the efficient and ergonomic Snap-Lock bottle mechanism, making carbonation even simpler and faster than ever before.
3. Fizz as you like
The entire top surface of the Source's carbonating block is responsive to touch. Simply press down firmly on the carbonating block and watch in amazement as CO2 whooshes into the water! Three LED lights on the front of the soda maker give you an instant feedback on the carbonation level. The carbonation levels are also represented by whistle sounds, so you can both see and hear how much your drink is being fizzed.
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.
When you have reached the optimal carbonation level for your taste, release the carbonating block to stop CO2 from flowing into the bottle. Place two fingers beneath the carbonating block and lift it gently upwards to its original position. You will hear the airlock opening as excess pressure is released harmlessly from the bottle. Pull the bottle toward you to release the Snap-Lock bottle grip and remove your carbonated water from the soda maker.
Pro Tip: If you find that your carbonated water is not fizzy enough, you can repeat the carbonation process ? for water only ? to achieve stronger fizz. Drinks that have flavor added may not be re-carbonated.
5. 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.)
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!