The Best Soda Makers, to Spare You From Buying Sparkling Water Ever Again

The Best Soda Makers, to Spare You From Buying Sparkling Water Ever Again

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Not so long ago no one was asking about the best home soda maker; they just didn’t have that many choices. But you might be surprised to learn that when SodaStream—the alpha of home soda making—made its 2009 global debut, it wasn’t actually a debut. It was a relaunch for a now 117-year-old company. SodaStream had been largely inactive for decades, but at certain points in the ’70s and ’80s you could have purchased the groovy, tangerine ancestor of today’s modern machine (you can actually still find it here and there today).

But we live in the future now and SodaStream is no longer the only name in the game. On our mission to find the best soda maker on the market we tested 15 machines from six different companies to see if any rivals exceeded the standards SodaStream had set. Read below for our top picks. For more about how soda and seltzer makers work, and our testing criteria, scroll to the bottom of the page.

The best soda maker: The Drinkmate Omnifizz

The Drinkmate Omnifizz was easy to use and produced sharp and zingy sparkling water in a matter of seconds. But what stood out most is the increased control it offers its user as well as the greater range in utility.

The Drinkmate is built a little differently than other soda makers. The infuser has slow and fast pressure release tabs, not unlike the one on an InstantPot, making it easy to avoid any messes from an over-carbonated beverage. 
What we didn’t like about the Drinkmate Omnifizz

Simply put, the Drinkmate Omnifizz is the best carbonator on the market due to its sheer versatility. If we had to choose a flaw, we’d say that it’s not the best-looking machine, but that’s easy to overlook after a few sips of home-carbonated hard seltzer.

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