Last updated: October 20, 2023

Unlike most other models, this soda water maker does not come with a starter carbon dioxide cannister. You will need to buy those separately, although this sleek appliance is compatible with the easy-to-find SodaStream canisters. The CARBONATOR II comes in multiple colors, easily matching your kitchen decor.


We looked at the top Soda Makers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Soda Maker you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: You'll find this soda maker comes in a choice of stainless steel, black, white or brass finishes.

In our analysis of 56 expert reviews, the AARKE CARBONATOR II Classic Soda Maker placed 10th when we looked at the top 17 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Making sparkling water at home has never been this elegant. The Aarke Carbonator II is designed from the inside and out to become the slimmest and most compact sparkling water maker in the world. The Aarke Carbonator II is the second generation of Aarke Sparkling water makers. Our engineering team has made this test winning machine even more robust and smooth to use, while keeping the signature look intact. New updated packaging also provides a much smoother ride during shipping. The machine is designed with a complete stainless steel enclosure. So forget the plasticky soda makers of the past. The Carbonator II will look beautiful for years to come on your countertop. The function is very simple. Just fill the bottle with cold water, screw the bottle into the machine, pull the lever down and you are done! It could not be simpler. Say hello to the new Carbonator II.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Compatible with threaded SodaStream bottles.
This beast is made of pristine and high quality stainless steel enclosure to cover the empowerd mechanism inside.
The device does not require batteries or electricity, which makes it easy to take and use anywhere.
The appliance is lightweight and easy to carry around as it requires no batteries or electricity to operate.
Stunning design available in black, silver, and brass as well as a lacquered option.

What reviewers didn't like

Carbonator cartridge sold seperately.
Requires seperate purchase of carbonator cartridge.
However, the 60-liter gas cylinder is sold separately. Aarke does not offer the cylinders.
Does not come with a CO2 canister upon purchase.
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