works just like you would expect. The metal cover for the gas cartridge connector has fairly rough threads and feels a bit unpleasant as you screw it on, but that will probably smooth out with use. Just fill it up with water screw the top on and charge it. Put it in the fridge. Chilled sparkly soda. I don't know what you get for buying a more expensive one.
Only worked reasonably well for the first go. It has consistently produced flat water ever since then. This was an awful waste of money... I have no idea why there are so many good reviews for this product.
My doctor says "I want you to drink a lot" - although I like alcoholic drinks I feel that he really means water. I find water totally uninteresting. But cool it and put some fizz in it is a completely different story - I love fizzy water!!! So this old fashioned type soda syphon does the job perfectly. The secret is in using cold water - shaking to mix the gases and leave the whole thing in the fridge. The result is perfect fizzy water just as good as anything you buy in a shop at enormous cost. The unit is well made - good quality and works well.
We were torn between this and a Sodastream, but as we only wanted it to make carbonated water and not fizzydrinks we went with this. We're glad we did; it's cheaper for a start; more convenient, as it can travel with us for a day out; it takes up less space in our kitchen as it can be kept in the fridge, and there is less waste as we only siphon out what we need. Less plastic, less waste, less 'flat' water, its a winner!
Top quality. Brushed chrome/steel with a good solid feel. We've been using it for a month now to replace both plastic bottled fizzy water ( eco friendly saving on wasteful plastic) and also to replace our soda stream ( way too much effort to just get a different plastic bottle full of fizzy water) . This syphon comes with both a solid metal gas bulb holder and a black plastic one. The syphon head, lever, syphon tube and screw thread all fit perfectly and securely. I use a pint glass for my drinks and this syphon fills two pint glasses per gas bulb. My suggestion is, don't buy the cheapest gas bulbs on Amazon...they provide enough gas compression to dispense the water, but not enough to carbonate it. Pay the extra and get the better quality bulbs made by Sparklet.
Works *okay*. Not quite as fizzy as a prepackaged bottle and the quality doesn't justify the price tag (still getting bits of plastic in drinks after 5 litres) but does the job. Wouldn't recommend, but not worth sending back either.
We are pleased with this product. It works well and we enjoy the fizzydrinks! The one puzzle is the two cartridge holders- one plastic and one metal. We are told to change to the metal one after charging but there is a neat plastic cap for this. It works perfectly. It seems to depend on whether one reads the instructions on the box or the illustrated pamphlet supplied - or on the internet. Never mind. It's common sense and works well. Thank you. JW
I have received this product at a discount for my honest and unbiased review. After ordering the product was dispatched within a day, very quick delivery, arrived carefully packed, no damages to product, very big plus for seller. Product looks and feels solid, has the metal look, plastic top, works flawlessly. What i did not expect, but that was my fault for not reading the details, is that the co2 cartridge is not included, and you will have to purchase it separately. Manufacturers recommended is 8g refill bulbs which you can purchase a 100 of for under 18 pounds. The drinks taste great, its really good for any homemade cider, beer or fizzydrink. You can google most of the recipes online and make your own soft drinks at home. Very handy to have for parties. The only drawback is that its only 1 liter in capacity, and you have to leave your drink to set for quite a while before having a taste so bare this in mind, if its gonna be more than 2 persons (pint per person) you might wanna consider buying few of these or a bigger capacity.
I bought this as Christmas present for my daughter. We are excited to try this straight on Christmas day. We tried to drink but not very fizzy so put in the fridge. It was leaked and water everywhere in the fridge and ruin our Christmas dinner. No shop opened off course so have to eat some tin food. She wanted soda stream long time and finally got that and not good. It was ruined not only food but also our Christmas. My daughter doesn't want use again. That is shame.