Many people want to have a SodaStream but have no idea which model suits them best. It can be difficult to choose, especially when the company SodaStream has no information highlighting the differences between models. Here is a brief overview explaining what features are unique to the models.
Currently, eight SodaStream models are available. They are the revolution, the source, the Fizz, the crystal, the pure, the jet of fountain, the dynamo and the genesis. First, let's look at the similarities between the eight types. All eight models can make soda or sparkling water in the comfort of your home. All come with "sparkling" bottle closures that keep carbonation longer. All are compatible with the standard 14.5 oz gasification cylinder that is capable of charring up to sixty liters of soda or sparkling water.
There are four models capable of using either the 14.5 ounce gasification cylinder or the 33 ounce cylinder that is capable of charring up to 130 liters of soda or water bubbly. These four models are the revolution, the dynamo, the fountain jet and the Fizz.
All eight models use the CO2 tank as a source of energy to carbonate. The Crystal, the Pure, the Dynamo, the Jet Fountain and the Genesis do not require any additional source of energy to function. The Fizz and the Source require a battery to operate the components of the screen. This battery is included. The revolution is the only model that requires electricity to work. Keep this in mind as it will need to be near a power outlet when it is used.
The Crystal comes with a dishwasher-safe glass carafe. The other seven models come with BPA-free plastic bottles that do not fit in the dishwasher. You can buy dishwasher-safe bottles that are compatible with these seven models, but you can not use the glass carafe with a model other than Crystal.
The Dynamo, the Jet Fountain, the Pure, the Fizz and the Genesis force the user to twist the bottle into place. The Crystal, the Revolution and the Source lock the bottle without twisting it, making their use a little easier.
There is only one fully automated SodaStream available at this time. That's the revolution. You simply press a button to say how much you want to drink your soft drink and it does the rest for you. It also measures CO2 levels to let you know how much remains in your gasification bottle. The Fizz is not automated but it monitors and displays the amount of carbon dioxide in your drink as well as the level of CO2 in your bottle. The source has three LED lights to let you know how much carbonation is in your drink, but does not monitor the remaining CO2 in your cylinder.
I hope to have shed light on what makes each model of SodaStream unique. Click HERE for more information on SodaStreams and to see what the different models look like. Remember, this will probably sit on your counter anytime, so you'll want something that looks good in your kitchen.