Designed by sustainability advocate and famous designer, Yves Béhar, SodaStream Source is priced at S$298 for the red/white metal models and S$208 for the black/white plastic models. The soda-maker is on sales at major departmental stores and retailers in Singapore.
Yves Béhar was selected by America’s TIME magazine in their ranking of the world’s top style and design visionaries and is widely recognized as a global leader and innovator in sustainable design. A vocal advocate for design’s role in positive environmental and social change, he is Founder of San Francisco and New York design firm, fuseproject. Famed for his mantra of “reduce and refine”, he has worked with the likes of Herman Miller, Jawbone, Mini, Samsung and Puma and whose philanthropic work includes One Laptop per Child and See Better to Learn Better.
Why make your own soda if you can purchase them cheaply at supermarkets and convenience stores?
Well, you can help reduce disposable plastic bottles and cans by making your own soda directly with water from the tap.
“SodaStream uses technology to reduce the complexity and waste of sparkling water and soda, and this is the quality I focused on; creating a simple and beautiful object for the kitchen while keeping 21st century values.” Said Yve.
No electricity is needed to power the SodaStream Source. It is powered by a CO2 canister. A Snap-Lock mechanism allows users to easily and intuitively load the bottle. By pushing down the top of the machine, you can customise the carbonation to your desired level, depending on how many times and how hard you pushed.
Spare canisters are priced at S$55.00 each. When customers bring in their empty canisters for refills replacement, the price is just S$22.00. Each canister can carbonate approximately 60 litres of water (equivalent to 180 aluminium cans or 30 PET bottles).
Watch this video demo for a clearer understanding of how the machine works:
Slim and elegant, I quite like the look of the SodaStream Source. Over 20 flavours are currently available in Singapore and these are said to have lower sugar levels and no artificial sweeteners compared to many off-the-shelf fizzy drinks.
A trial SodaStream Source was sent to my home a few weeks ago and my family and I had a lot of fun making our own fizzy soda:
The machine was fairly simple to use:
Using water directly from the tap, we made a litre of apple and orange mango soda each. The taste was alright, much like most sodas on the market. What I like is being able to determine the fizziness of the soda myself. I have a weak stomach and often find most sodas too fizzy. With the SodaStream Source, I can customise the bubbles in the drink to my liking.
If you prefer to go au naturale, carbonated tap water taste just as good as carbonated sparkling water or mineral water in the market.
Interested to purchase a SodaStream Source to usher in the year-end festivity?