The Best Soda Maker for the Ultimate Fizzy Experience

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Making your soda from home is a good way to spend time with your loved ones. The process of making soda is so much fun, and the ingredients used are inexpensive. You can experiment with whatever recipes you want, unlike the "secret recipes" used by big beverage companies, whose levels of carbonation and sugar you do not entirely know. You can tune your soda to fit your health requirements and for those around you. Let us take help you find the best soda maker for your memorable fizzy experiences.

Best Soda Maker

1. Sodastream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker

SodaStream Fizzi, Sparkling Water Maker, Black
  • Make fresh sparkling water at the push of a button
  • Includes: sparkling water maker, 60L Co2 cylinder, and 1 liter...
  • Energy efficient, powered by Co2 cylinder. Each cylinder...
  • Compatible with all SodaStream flavors and SodaStream carbonation...
  • Enjoy making your own sparking water at home

Sodastream Fizzi sparkling water maker turns your water into sparkling water in seconds. While saving the environment by helping reduce the use of millions of single-use plastic bottles, the soda machine delivers a flavorful touch to your beverage and lots of bubbles that you will love. Using Sodastream Fizzi soda maker, you can personalize the amount of bubbles your drink will have by a simple touch of a button to add bubbles each time you press it.

Sodastream has an on-the-go unique bottle to carry anywhere you go. You can use each bottle for up to three years, which significantly reduces the amount of plastic bottles you would have used. The Sodastream bottle contains 1 liter of your soda.

Sodastream Fizzi water maker machine includes 60 liters of Co2 in each of their cylinders and a 1-liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle for easy and quick carbonation. Each cylinder fizzes up to 60 liters of water. Sodastream Fizzi is compatible with all soda stream carbonation bottles, except the Sodastream glass carafe and all Sodastream flavors. The machine does not need a power source as it is powered by its C02 cylinder, making it the best soda maker on the market.


  • Sodastream Fizzi soda maker is efficient and does not need a power source to operate.
  • The soda maker has a reusable carbonating bottle that can make up to 60 liters of sparkling water or soda.
  • The Sodastream Fizzi carbonating bottle is BPA-free.
  • The Sodastream package includes an on-the-go reusable one-liter bottle, saving the planet millions of plastic bottles per year.
  • Sodastream Fizzi have a very affordable price and are available in most online stores.
  • You can personalize the amount of bubbles you will have on your fizzy water with a simple push of a button.
  • You can make any flavor using the soda maker.


  • The Sodastream Fizzi soda maker is not compatible with the Sodastream glass carafe.

2. Aarke Carbonator II Premium Sparkling Water Maker

  • DISCONTINUED . No Warranty
  • DISCONTINUED . No Warranty
  • DISCONTINUED . No Warranty
  • DISCONTINUED . No Warranty
  • DISCONTINUED . No Warranty

Aarke Carbonator II features a non-toxic bottle made from high-quality PET plastic. The carbonated water machine has a 2-year warranty and requires no power source to run on any given day. Aarke soda maker makes carbonating water at home an elegant experience because of its slim and compact build quality. The Carbonator has a complete stainless steel enclosure design making it the most beautiful among countertop carbonator.

Aarke water carbonator kit includes a carbonator, a PET bottle, and a user manual. Using the soda maker has an easy 3-step process of filling, carbonating, and enjoying the drink. A fill line on the bottle will help you on the maximum level for your water. One Aarke water bottle will replace thousands of single-use bottles that pollute the environment and fill landfills worldwide.


  • Aarke water carbonator is made from non-toxic, high-quality PET plastic.
  • The soda maker has a 2-year warranty deal.
  • The soda maker has a stainless steel enclosure which ensures the durability of the product.
  • Aarke has a very simple user guide with very few steps to add Co2 to your water.
  • Aarke has a sleek design and is one of the most beautiful countertop soda makers.
  • Aarke has a slim and compact build that will not take all of your counter space.
  • The machine has been tested by engineers and works smoothly and efficiently.


  • Aarke machines do not come with a Co2 cylinder.
  • An extra cylinder has to be bought from a store.
  • You can not use Aarke to carbonate liquids other than water.

3. Sodastream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling water Maker

SodaStream 1011811010 Fizzi One Touch, Sparkling Water...
  • Make fresh sparkling water at the touch of a button
  • Includes: Sparkling Water Maker, 60L CO2 cylinder, and 1 Liter...
  • Powered by electricity. Select from three levels of fizz at the...
  • Compatible with all SodaStream flavors and SodaStream carbonation...

Sodastream Fizzi one-touch water maker comes with a one-touch transformation of plain water into sparkling water. The soda maker has buttons that give selectable fizz levels, making it possible for you to personalize the amount of carbonation you want in your drink. Sodastream Fizzi one touch has a space-saving design, slim, and can fit on any counter space at the home office. The home soda maker features a snap-lock technology on the screw cap, which holds the BPA-free carbonating bottle in place.

The Sodastream package comes with a 60 liter Co2 cylinder, a soda maker, and a one-liter slim carbonating bottle. Sodastream Fizzi one-touch on-the-go bottles reduce the number of single-use bottles hence saving the environment from pollutants, making it one of the best Sodastream models available.


  • The soda maker gives you an option to choose the amount of fizz in your soda by integrating the options to one-touch buttons on top of the machine.
  • The soda maker has a sleek space-saving design that can comfortably fit on the counter, making it perfect as a home soda maker.
  • The Sodastream carbonating bottle is BPA-free and has a cap that holds it in place when in use.
  • Sodastream carbonators have a bottle that can be used on the go, reducing single-use bottles that end up in landfills and oceans.


  • The soda maker is powered by electricity and has to be used near a power source, and the use is dependent on power availability.

4. Drinkmate Sparkling Water and Soda Maker

DrinkMate Sparkling Water and Soda Maker, Carbonates...
  • CARBONATES ANY DRINK, NOT JUST WATER - Enjoy the sensation of...
  • SAFE, QUICK AND EASY TO OPERATE - Our patented Fizz Infuser...
  • INCLUDES: Drinkmate sparkling beverage maker, a 1L BPA-Free...
  • POWERED BY FOOD GRADE CO2 GAS: All brands of standard 60L CO2...

With an option to carbonate any beverage you like, Drinkmate is one of the market's best water carbonators. The soda maker is the only one among carbonaters with the option to fizz any beverage. Drinkmate carbonators have a patented detachable fizz infuser, and two release buttons allow better control on carbon dioxide release. The Drinkmate bottle can be quickly connected to the machine saving time and making the process easier. The bottle has a volume mark and is BPA-free, making it safe for use.


  • You can use Drinkmate soda makers to carbonate any beverage, unlike other soda makers, which make seltzer only.
  • The soda maker has a patented detachable fizz infuser, making it a unique product unlike any other in the market.
  • The bottle is BPA-free, making it safe for use.
  • The soda maker is capable of carbonating up to 60 liters of drink.
  • The carbonator is easy to use and takes a short time to fizz the drinks.
  • Drinkmate is very efficient as it does not use electricity.
  • Drinkmate soda makers have a small footprint, occupying a small space on the counter.


  • The carbonated water maker is not easily portable.
  • Drinkmate does not come with a Co2 cartridge, making it quite inconvenient to use.

5. FIZZpod Soda Maker

FIZZpod Soda Maker - Fizzy Drink Machine with 3 PET...
  • 🥤 MAKE EXCITING REFRESHMENTS - Enjoy healthy fizzy beverages...
  • 🥤 CREATE FUN & TASTY DRINKS- This tool is not only a sparkling...
  • 🥤 USES STANDARD 60L CO2 CYLINDERS: The FIZZPod Does Not Come...
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FIZZpod soda water maker helps you enjoy your homemade beverages from the comfort of your home. You can create delicious cocktails, juices, wine, or sparkling water. Flat beer or beverages can be fizzed again using the soda maker to bring back its flavor. Featuring patented technology, the soda maker uses a two-step gas relief and a split injection pipe that makes it possible to use on any beverage. You can add fruits while carbonating your water without any worries.

The soda maker is lightweight and convenient and can be used anywhere in the house. The cylinder screw lets you attach and take off the bottle very easily without any hardship, making it one of the best soda makers.


  • FIZZpod soda makers can be used to carbonate with ice or fruits without any damage.
  • You can use the soda maker to add fizz to flat beers.
  • The soda maker has a patented design featuring a two-step gas relief and a split injection pipe that makes it possible to use on any beverage.
  • The fizz-pod is easy to clean and is dishwasher safe.


  • The soda maker does not come with a Co2 gas cylinder.

Things to Consider When Buying Soda Makers

Soda makers are machines you interact with daily and once bought, it needs to serve its purpose as intended efficiently, by achieving the required level of carbonation. Let us look at some factors you need to consider in order to get the best soda makers.

a) Build Quality

The soda making machine you buy needs to last you a good number of years. Some machines come with a stainless steel soda siphon, and others while others have a PET plastic build. A soda water machine needs to be tested extensively to ensure efficient functioning. A good machine will contain a warranty that implies confidence in the product. Handheld soda carbonators are available too if you were to prefer them.

b) Power Source

Some soda makers use electricity while others are not powered. Soda makers that use electricity would need a long enough cord to reach a power source. Soda makers that do not use power sources are powered using the carbon dioxide cylinder. Powered soda makers are very dependent on the availability of electricity. This feature makes it less portable.

c) Versatility

Some soda makers are good for making seltzer, while others can work with any beverage. You can use fruits and ice cubes in some soda makers and not others. Be sure about what you are looking for in a soda maker.

d) Size

A soda maker needs to be portable. A slimmer soda maker would be easier to move around than a bulky one. Home soda makers can be stationery and therefore needs not be moved around much. The footprint needs to be small enough to fit on any countertop.

e) Prize

Look for the best budget soda makers that fit your prize. Look for reviews online and ensure the product you are buying is worth the price.

f) Ease of Use

A user manual should guide you on how to operate the machine. When making a purchase from a store, ask for help from the customer service desk.

Tips for Using Soda Makers

1. Use Cold Water

Cold water absorbs carbon dioxide more readily than warm water during the carbonation process. In the long run, cold water will save a lot of Co2 due to its high affinity. Always store the beverage in a soda siphon to maintain the levels of carbonation.

2. Add Water Up To the Water Volume Level

When water absorbs carbon dioxide, its level rises. To avoid leakage, fill the water up to the maximum volume mark. Make sure the water is enough for the pipe to be immersed. Carbon needs to be passed in water or beverage to be absorbed.

3. Cleaning

Once you are done making soda, you need to wash the bottles immediately. Rinse the bottles in warm water. Plastic water bottles are not dishwasher safe. You can use glass bottles in a dishwasher. After thoroughly washing the bottles, wipe them clean with a dry towel. Find out how a soda siphon is cleaned to ensure maximum hygiene. Most of the siphons are dishwasher safe.

Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs.

a) Is Soda Water Safe?

There is no evidence suggesting that soda water is not safe for your bones or dental health. Carbonated drinks may enhance digestion by reducing constipation and improving swallowing.

b) Can Flat Drinks Be Carbonated Again?

Carbonated drinks like beer or soda that have become flat can be fizzed again to bring back their flavor. As long as your soda maker can take other beverages other than water alone, feel free to re-carbonate your flat soda.

c) Can I Use Tap Water to Make Soda Water?

Tap water is the most abundant and readily available source of water whenever you are working from home. Tap water is treated and is safer than most people imagine. Please make sure the tap water is cold and go ahead and use it to make your beverage.

d) How do I tell My Cylinder is Empty?

An empty cylinder will not have any pressure. You will not notice any bubbles forming in the beverage or carbonate water after prolonged use.

e) Can I Use a Different Brand Cylinder on My Soda Maker?

Some brands have a policy that does not allow brands to mix for safety reasons and patented technology. Be sure to read the manual keenly before changing the cylinder.

f) Can I take Carbonated Water While Pregnant?

Soda water is safe for use during pregnancy and might even help with nausea, particularly during the first trimester.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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