Thursday, June 25, 2015

iSODA ECO Counter-top Beverage Carbonator - Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
I remember, as a child, that we would make soda at home. Me, my brother, and mother spent lots of quality time together gathering around the soda machine and taking turns making our carbonated beverages. It's a happy memory of my childhood. Now I'm able to relive those memories with my older children with the iSODA ECO Counter-top Beverage Carbonator.  It gives you the option to turn tap water into fresh sparkling water and soda from the comfort of your own home.

One vice of mine is drinking a lot of soda. My husband does not drink as much as I do and the kids drink even less, but it still adds up in expenses. With iSODA we can make our own soda and sparkling water without spending a lot of money and it helps the environment because we do not have to throw away plastic bottles.
The iSODA ECO Counter-top Beverage Carbonator I received was red in color.  There are six color options available.  The carbonated soda maker includes the soda maker itself, a 1L water bottle with lid, and a CO2 Carbonator. Syrups, sold separately, are made in Italy from fresh fruit.  The flavor we tried was lemon lime. 

Instructions are included for the iSODA beverage carbonator.  They are fairly easy to understand, and it doesn't take much time for the entire process.  The first time it required adding the CO2 carbonator inside the unit.  After the first time, the unit can just stay there until it runs completely out.  Anytime you want to carbonate water, all you have to do is fill the water bottle with very cold water and screw it to the front of the unit.  With the push of the carbonating button, the carbonation begins.  Carbonation can be made stronger or lighter by pressing for more or less time.  After pressing the pressure-release button and removing the water bottle, you are then able to pour the carbonated water into a cup and add syrup.

Shown as the water is being carbonated
As for adding the syrup, it did take some trial and error.  I couldn't figure out how much exactly needed to be added and I couldn't find anything anywhere that let me know.  So, I just kept adding it until I got the desired flavor.
We've all taken turns at making our own soda.  The teen kids particularly get a kick out of it.  They like the sound that the carbonator makes when the button is pushed.   We don't spend near as much on soda at the store because we are making our own at home. A plus is that no batteries and no electricity are needed to make our sodas and sparkling waters. The sleek, stylish design of the iSODA fits nicely on my kitchen counter without taking up much room.  It's the new wave of home carbonation!


Michele P. said...

I have been looking at one of these for my mom... thanks for the review, very informative.

Melissa Storms said...

We need to get one of these. We still drink soda and need healthier options, I like that you can carbonate almost any drink that is healthier than soda.