SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker

Last updated date: April 18, 2019

Review Melt Score
9.3

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Overall Take

This soda water machine earned the Best Overall and Best Value titles due to its extreme ease of use matched with its fair price point. If you drink fizzy water daily, this model is for you. This product is simple, portable and will look sleek and modern on your countertop. In our analysis of 58 expert reviews, the SodaStream SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker placed 1st when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10.0
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.9
1,527 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Source offers the best combination of ease of use and streamlined design among the soda makers we tested, thanks to its easy carbonating button and its bottle, which snaps onto the machine.
- New York Times Wirecutter
December 14, 2018 | Full review
Incredibly easy to use, easily accessible CO2 refills.
- Business Insider
August 13, 2018 | Full review
It also has an automatic locking mechanism that seals the BPA-free plastic bottles into place without any effort or any risk of leaks. The BPA-free plastic bottles can be reused for three years.
- Soda Sherpa
January 1, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The Source’s bottles are not dishwasher safe, and they have scratched and yellowed a bit during our long-term testing.
- New York Times Wirecutter
December 14, 2018 | Full review
Difficulties returning faulty products, durability concerns.
- Business Insider
August 13, 2018 | Full review
A smaller carbonator. This means that the CO2 needs to be replaced more often, especially if you like to make your soda at the highest level of carbonation.
- Soda Sherpa
January 1, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Sodastream Source was Commissioned by SodaStream from world-renowned designer, Yves Béhar. This sleek Sparkling Water Maker is a celebration of function and elegant refinement. With an intuitive LED indicator, the Source lets the consumer see the level of carbonation, and adjust to their preference without any guess work. Contents include; (1) Source Sparkling Water Maker, (1) Mini CO2 Carbonator (makes up to 9L of sparkling water), (1) 1L BPA-Free Reusable Source Carbonating Bottle, and a 60 Liter CO2 Carbonator mail-in rebate.

Overall Product Rankings

1. SodaStream Source Sparkling Water Maker
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
2. KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 7
3. SodaStream Jet Sparkling Water Maker
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
4. AARKE CARBONATOR II Soda Maker
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Drinkmate Beverage Carbonation Maker
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Drinkmate Soda Maker
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 9
7. SodaSparkle Home Soda Maker
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 6
8. SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 3

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