I have recently come into possession (thanks to a generous friend in PR) of a miraculous little machine called a Sodastream. This small machine turns tap water into sparkling water with just the press of a button. You fill a special bottle with cold water, stick in the magical carbonation tube thingy, and voila – literally 15 seconds later, you have the most refreshing beverage imaginable. Once in a while you have to replace the “carbonator” cartridge, but other than that it really is THAT easy. (It’s definitely possible that after I go through the whole carbonator-exchange process I will be singing a different tune about the ease of all this, but how hard can it be?) Goodbye, boring old flat beverages, hello 24-HOUR CARBONATION PARTY.
And you don’t have to stick to water — indeed, the Sodastream practically cries out for experimentation. Sometimes, however, it might cry out too powerfully. With that danger in mind, I have created this handy guide.
THINGS YOU SHOULD CARBONATE
Tap water with lemon juice
THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT CARBONATE
The water in your bathtub in an attempt to turn it into a Jacuzzi