The SodaStream Is My Best-Kept Secret for Saving Money

A budget-friendly way to enjoy some bubbles.

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February 13, 2020

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Confession time! I drink a lot of seltzer — like, a lot. There’s a good chance I drink far more seltzer than normal water. In fact, I once bought so much seltzer at my old bodega that the cashier asked if I was having a party. (Spoiler alert: I wasn’t.)

But as much as I love the cold crispness of seltzer, I have to admit it wasn’t always the smartest purchase. Not only does buying liter after liter of seltzer add up, but I then had to consider how many plastic bottles I was going through. A few months ago, in an attempt to find a more sustainable and cost-effective solution, I took the plunge and purchased SodaStream’s Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker. And it’s been a total game-changer.

For most seltzer enthusiasts, SodaStream needs no introduction. The company is famous for making carbonated water in a snap, and the Fizzi One Touch is no exception. With three buttons for different carbonation levels — light, medium, and heavy — this model makes it easy to whip up the perfect sparkling water for your taste. Simply fill up the accompanying bottle with tap water, press one of the three buttons, and watch your H20 bubble up.

It’s only been a few months since I set up my SodaStream, and I’ve already seen a huge difference. First of all, this purchase has worked wonders for my bank account. On any given day, I could easily drop five dollars on a few liters of seltzer (if not more). While that may seem like no big deal at first thought, all those small purchases add up.

The SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker, complimentary C02 canister and reusable water bottle all cost $130. The water maker can elicit some sticker shock, but (if you're a carbonated water lover like me) it’s a one-time investment that will save you money in the long-run. Once you purchase the machine, all you need to do is pick up replacement C02, which is still a steal in my book. According to Amazon, a set of two 60 liter C02 canisters can make up to 120 liters of carbonated water and only costs $69.99. If you do the math, that’s 58 cents per liter.

Delicious, perfectly carbonated seltzer water for a fraction of the price? Sign me up!

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