There is a lot to love about this practical and extremely affordable soda maker from DrinkMate. This market has been dominated by SodaStream for a long time, but DrinkMate is gaining in popularity. This is because the DrinkMate Carbonated Soda Maker allows you to carbonate liquids other than water, which is all the SodaStream is designed to do. With this product, you can make sparkling wines, teas, iced teas, coffees, and juices.

Judging by the online feedback, the Drinkmate Carbonated Soda Maker is very well loved and users have few, if any, complaints. It is a practical machine that can add some fizz to your daily life.

Features:

• Bottle Lock Mechanism: Quick-Connect
• Size: 5″ x 11″ x 17″
• Refill Method: SodaStream 60L Carbonators
• Construction: Plastic
• Warranty: 2 year warranty

What’s Included

When you buy this product, it comes with the soda maker, a plastic bottle that is BPA-free, and a 3-ounce carbonator. The patented detachable fizz infuser means clean up is easy. It also means you can control the amount of CO2 going into your drinks. There is a carbonation preserving cap included as well to put on the fizz infuser when not in use. You can buy this machine in three different colors – black, white, and red. You do not need batteries or electricity to operate this machine.

How To Use

Among soda makers, the DrinkMate is quite easy to use with the quick-connect mechanism. However, when compared to SodaStream machines, it has a few extra steps due to the fizz infuser.

  1. Remove back and screw-on carbonator
  2. Pour beverage into bottle until the line
  3. Twist-on fizz infuser on to the bottle
  4. Attach the fizz infuser and the bottle to the DrinkMate
  5. Carbonate by pushing on the button until you hear the sound in the video
  6. Flip slow release valve until foam lowers and then press blue button
  7. Remove fizz infuser and rinse

Refills

This machine comes with a 3-ounce carbonator. You can use 60L (14.5 ounces) SodaStream carbonators as well. The idea is that each carbonator can get you through roughly 60L of water, although many users report not getting quite that much use out of them. The 60L canister is going to cost you around $30, so factor that into your budget if you plan on going that route. When the canister is empty, it can be exchanged at several retailers such as select Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Target, etc. Follow this link to find a retailer near you.. Every exchange costs $14.99 but there are cheaper, DIY options.

Our Review

The Drinkmate is by far the best option if you’re planning to carbonate drinks other than water. The versatility that being able to carbonate any beverage provides is incredible and people love experimenting and discovering new and delicious beverages that are easy to make. Recommended uses include, sparkling tea, sparkling ice tea, sparkling wine and sparkling juice but users have reported successfully making carbonated cucumber water and other delicious drinks.

Also, the presence of the fizz infuser makes the DrinkMate easy to clean and use. The DrinkMate has gotten some of the best reviews out of all soda makers with very few complaints so it’s very likely that you’ll enjoy yours too without issues. If there is, there’s always the 2 year warranty to back you up. Finally, all these incredible features are available at a great price as the DrinkMate’s cost is similar to the cost of SodaStream’s entry level models. Not only is the Drinkmate able to do so effectively, it’s also able to take advantage of the SodaStream refill system making exchanges convenient and cheap.

What Others are Saying

Users love the DrinkMate carbonated soda maker. Almost unanimously, they say that there’s worked perfectly and the especially appreciated the ability to carbonate drinks other than water. If you were to get a SodaStream machine, it’s explicitly written to just carbonate water while using other liquids is one of the selling points of the DrinkMate. Overall, it seems very unlikely that you’ll encounter an issue with the DrinkMate and you’ll almost surely be able to enjoy your delicious carbonated beverages without too much trouble.