SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker Review

SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker Review

The SodaStream Genesis is another type of sparkling water maker that allows you to make your own carbonated water and other flavored beverages right in the comfort of your home. This product features a simple design so that it is very easy to use and quite fun if we may say so as well.

Set up is so straightforward you can get to use the product within a couple minutes of taking it all out of its packaging. You won’t even have to worry about plugging it in or replacing batteries since it needs none of those.

Using the SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker is really a two-step process. And this is what makes it a great choice for first time users. You will have the machine and the carbonator.

All you have to do is insert the carbonator into the machine and place the top on. Then press the button to carbonate a couple times depending on how much carbonation you want in your beverages. And that is how super easy it is to make your very own sparkling water at home.

Now you can stop purchasing that store bought stuff which will save you money over time and which will also be good for the environment as well as for your bodies.


The Genesis sparkling water maker from SodaStream is a very easy to setup and easy to use kit. It doesn’t come with a lot of parts so don’t be surprised when it arrives on your doorstep and you take it out of its packaging – there is nothing missing. Inside you will find the SodaStream machine, carbonator, a plastic support and your bottle of carbon dioxide.

The machine is made of plastic and you get two bottles that are made specifically to fit the machine. These bottles have a capacity of 1L each and are BPA free, PCB free and phthalate free. These bottles you will fill with water and allow the water to chill before you begin the carbonating process.

Once you attach and carbonate your beverage you just detach and pour in the case of sparkling water or detach and add your flavoring and enjoy.

Note: you should never add flavoring to water before carbonating it, this should be done after the water has been carbonated and the bottle removed from the machine.


  • Easy to use
  • Easy to set up
  • Straightforward
  • Small footprint
  • Uses no electricity
  • Uses no batteries
  • Helps to cut down on recyclables
  • Fun to use
  • Create your very own special flavor of soda


  • Carbonator cartridge has to be replaced

How often you have to replace the cartridge in your carbonator depends on how often you use the machine. It is recommended you replace the carbonator after carbonating 60 L of water. The good news is that you have the option of swapping in your old one to get a reduced price for the new one.

You just need to find the location closest to you that will do the swap. If there are no locations close to you where you can go in and get the swap done you can always mail in your old one. If that is the case you may want to always have an extra one on hand so you are never out of your home made sparkling water.


The SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water maker is a great option if you live in a household that likes to make your own sparkling water or sodas. It is also a great buy if you want to enjoy said drinks while reducing your recyclables and your carbon footprint as well.

It is ideal if you like to cater and if you have kids that like soda but you would like to give them a better option with less sugar, additives and preservatives.

The unit is very sleek and takes up almost no space in your kitchen. You will be able to store it on your counter or away in a cupboard and it will not seem intrusive or overwhelming at all.

It can be taken out when you want to use it which should never be for more than a couple minutes at a time unless you are making a large amount of sparkling water or sodas.

Then you can stick it back into its little corner. Even if you have the smallest kitchen you can definitely find a bit of space to fit this baby in there easily and unobtrusively.


The Genesis sparkling water maker from SodaStream is comparable in price to the DrinkMate Carbonated Soda maker. They are also similar in design being sleek and slim and unobtrusive so they both won’t take up too much space in your kitchen.

The Genesis sparkling water maker from Soda Stream however has more online reviews than the DrinkMate which is the one way in which it really supersedes that machine from the DrinkMate manufacturers. AT the time of writing this review the Genesis had an overall rating of 4.2 stars with over 250 customer reviews whereas the DrinkMate only had 45 reviews.


The SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water maker is a great choice for your home if you one;

  • Love to drink sparkling water
  • Wish to reduce recyclables
  • Want to make relatively better soda

The machine is small, sleek and has a nice design and it is easy to set up and use. It allows you to make your very own sparkling water and sodas at home so you can reduce your consumption of sugar, additives and preservatives found in commercially made sparkling water and carbonated drinks.

The SodaStream Genesis Sparkling Water Maker will definitely pay for itself over time and coming in under $100 it is one of the more affordable sparkling water maker machines currently on the market. We do recommend this sleek product as a good buy if you are in the market for sparkling water maker.

Author: SodaPop

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