Pros: While many other SodaStream machines require you to screw the bottle into place, the Crystal Home Soda Maker has a mechanism that automatically locks that bottle into place. The Crystal Home Soda Maker also uses glass carafes, so you can completely avoid using plastic bottles.
Cons: The biggest con of the Crystal Home Soda Maker is that it’s significantly more expensive than several of the other SodaStream machines. Unlike some models, it also uses the smaller CO2 canisters, which produce about 60L of soda before you need a refill.
What Is the SodaStream Crystal Home Soda Maker?
The Crystal Home Soda Maker is a simple, compact home carbonation machine. With no electricity or batteries required, this machine allows you to make your own sparkling water or soda with the simple push of a button.
The Crystal Home Soda Maker is a fairly new model, designed to use glass carafes instead of the BPA-free reusable plastic bottles most SodaStream models use. While all SodaStream machines allow you to reduce your impact on the environment by reducing the amount of plastic you use, the Crystal Home Soda Maker completely eliminates your need for plastic bottles.
In-Depth SodaStream Crystal Home Soda Maker Review
Every SodaStream machine allows you to make your own soda easily and with minimal cost to the environment, but there are a few features that set the Crystal Home Soda Maker apart from other SodaStream machines.
The first big difference between the Crystal Home Soda Maker and most other models is that it uses glass carafes. Most SodaStream machines come with BPA-free plastic bottles designed to be reused for about three years. Glass carafes, on the other hand, can be re-used forever and are guaranteed to be free of potentially harmful chemicals.
The second feature that sets the Crystal Home Soda Maker apart from most other SodaStream machines is the metal cup designed to hold your bottle in place while you make soda. This metal container makes it look like you’re making fancy cocktails and also protects you on the off chance that something goes wrong and the bottle explodes. It also minimizes mess if the bottle is loose.
If you’re worried about bottles exploding or not screwing into place properly and making a mess, the Crystal Home Soda Maker might be your best bet. The final feature that sets it apart from other SodaStream models is a mechanism that automatically locks your bottle into place, saving you the trouble of screwing it into place. This reduces wear and tear on both the machines and the bottles–and means you’re a lot less likely to leave it loose and end up with sparkling water all over your kitchen.
SodaStream Crystal Home Soda Maker Features
- Glass Bottles
- Metal Bottle Holder
- Automatic Bottle Locking
Overall Thoughts On The SodaStream Crystal Home Soda Maker
The Crystal Home Soda Maker is significantly more expensive than some of the other SodaStream models, but the extra cost is definitely worth it—especially if you’re worried about chemicals other than BPA that might be in the reusable plastic bottles.
Whether you’re a single person who drinks sparkling water on a daily basis or you’re the head of a family and all your relatives like different flavors of soda, the Crystal Home Soda Maker is a great investment that will completely change your life—and your relationship with soda.
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