It depends on how fizzy you like your drinks. I find the CO2 cartridges fairly expensive because I have replace them so often. I drink my soda plain (no flavoring) but I like it very fizzy (4 pumps on the soda stream) so I go through cartrides like crazy.
I think it is. The start up cost is a little steep, but in the long run it you save a bunch of money. My wife and I only use it to make soda water. We used to buy cases of Perrier ($25 at BJ's), but we ended up saving tons of money by making our own soda water. The Sodastream we got cost $80 and lasted us about 2 months. We would usually finish a case of Perrier in a week. You do the math. It's a no brainer.
I have had the soda steam for awhile.. i believe it is cheaper than buying at store.. not only is it good for environment the price is good...a 12 pack of pop can cost up to 4 dollars or more and a flavor bottle cost 4.99... and you get so much more out of it.. It works great for my family because we all enjoy different kinds as well.
I don't know about the soda (because I don't drink it), but the energy drink flavors make it way cheaper than buying energy drinks from the can. At Target, the price of diet energy is about 7 dollars and it makes a lot. Usually the price of a can of monster is 2.5 dollars. So it pays for itself very quickly. And it's great for the environment!
I think so... at least in the end. you spend almost 100 on the machine, about 10 bucks on each flavor and 20 on co2 cartridges, but when you do the math, in the long run, yes you are saving money as well as the environment.
No, it's far more expensive for as much as I drink. For all the refills and the machine itself, I would've paid almost $300! When I can just get 2 24 packs of coke for $10 at the grocery store and recycle at the local recycling plant.
I am not a huge coke drinker so I find it much more inexpensive. I have had mine for about 8 months and the fam=vor refills are $ 4.99 and provide 50 1 Liter servungs. I have only gone through 2 H2O Cartriges which you get credit for turning one in..The best hing about it id=s its like an easy bake oven for kids...but for adults!! It's FUN!
Yes and no. Yes: This product you can make soda at your enjoyment by using water straight from the tap and that works without electricity. No: Although the product includes reusable carbonating bottles last for three years, you still have to purchase the SodaStream SodaMix packets. So it really depends how much you like making your own soda while helping the environment by minimizing over 1500 aluminum cans and about hundreds of plastic 2-liter bottles being thrown away in landfills.
$20 for the co2 refill, which last for 102 liters, each flavor of soda make 40 servings for $5 and the actually machine is about $100. A two liter of Brand Name can go for $2 and in my house will go flat before empty. So making a liter at atime is less expensive.
It has proved to be cheaper in my house. As for the co2 being costly, yes it is, but to save money you can have these refilled at most places that do paintball or sporting goods stores that refill cartridges for paintball guns. That is significantly cheaper than buying a new one.
I have not been able to determine the exact cost difference yet, but as someone who enjoys fountain sodas on the go and flavored sparkling waters, I am glad I purchased it. There is definitely less waste as well.
In short no it is not. The machine is more expensive and you do have to buy the supplies. The thing that really gets you is the C02 dispensers. Watch for them in second hand shops, just like the kurik people find out it is just not worth it.