How to adopt healthier habits and be kinder to the environment in 2021 – all while staying at home? By investing in a SodaStream Spirit (opens in new tab). What's a SodaStream, you ask? It's a machine that can turn tap water into fizzy drinks in seconds, making it better for both the environment, and with the ability to reduce bubbles based on your preference, your health, too.
Apart from the obvious benefit of no longer having to lug bottles of fizzy drinks (or cans!) home from the supermarket anymore, there are several reasons why a SodaStream is a smart buy. Whether we are in lockdown or out, it can be used by kids, adults, kidults and since it's cordless, you can take it from your kitchen to your garden to your living room.
The SodaStream Spirit (opens in new tab) is the most affordable sparkling water maker out there, and you can buy a megapack to get you started – included comes everything you need from two one-litre and a half-litre BPA-free PET carbonating bottles (with a three-year lifespan), as well as a CO2 gas cylinder that makes up to 60 litres of sparkling water.
Here's a fact that will make your jaw drop: one reusable SodaStream bottle can save up to 1,282 single-use plastic bottles from going to waste, over four years. Something to think about while you are scrolling through five more reasons to get your hands on a SodaStream maker – before they become the next new kitchen gadget that everyone is after – below.
1. It's space-savvy so will fit perfectly on your kitchen counter
Yes, the SodaStream Spirit (opens in new tab) is super compact in order to take up as little of your worktop space as possible. It takes up as much room as if you had a large, litre bottle of sparkling water on your worktop, permanently. If you're not keen on it being on display, you can always pop it inside a cupboard – it measures just 43cm high and 13cm wide.
2. It's eco-friendly and comes with BPA-free bottles
One of the SodaStream's best selling points is the fact it is much more eco-friendly than it is to buy individual plastic bottles of fizzy water or anything else for that matter. You read what we said above – one carbonating bottle can save up to 1,282 single-use plastic bottles from landfill. And, each CO2 gas cylinder you use with this machine can make up to 60 litres of sparkling drink. It's safe to say that by doing this one thing – using a SodaStream maker – you will definitely be doing your part to save the environmenty. Goodbye single-use plastic, hello eco-friendly lifestyle!
3. It's adaptable for kids and adults
Not just for making fizzy water, you can use this machine for fizzy drinks (lemonade, fizzy orange, cola) and it can be used for cocktails, too. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better! And, there's the added bonus that you can customise just how fuzzy you like your drink – just keep pressing the button for more fizz, or for little ones, only press the button once for a light bubble.
4. It's cordless so you can take it from room to room
A feature we love about the SodaStream Spirit (opens in new tab) model is that it's cordless, meaning it can be moved around the house with you. Homeschooling? Bring it in and pop it on the table – the kids can fill up their drinks when needed. Playing in the garden? Grab your SodaStream and take it outside in the shade. It'll keep them hydrated! Hungover? It happens to the best of us – bring the SodaStream Spirit to your bedroom and sip your way back to health. Once lockdown is over, you could even bring this machine on a picnic, to the beach and more. Safe to say you will definitely get lots of use out of it, indoors or out.
5. It's super easy to use with a one-button operation
The SodaStream Spirit (opens in new tab) machine is so simple to use. First of all, you'll want to turn it around, take the back off and insert your CO2 cylinder. Pop the back on, and turn the machine around for use. Grab your bottle, pop it in the machine until it's secure, and press the button for fizz. Press again if you like more, and enjoy!
Shop the SodaStream Spirit (opens in new tab) at John Lewis & Partners and enjoy fresh sparkling water at the touch of a button.