It has become quite well known that drinking sugar-laden beverages is bad for your teeth as well as your overall health. In fact, the consumption of beverages that are sweetened with sugar, such as soda pop or sweetened juice, has been linked to an increased chance in developing heart disease as well as serious metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes. Despite this link between disease and sugary drinks, many people continue to drink these types of beverages.
One reason sugary drinks continue to be so popular is, in part, due to the carbonation. However, anyone wanting to live a healthier lifestyle will usually try his or her best to avoid soda and other carbonated drinks that are filled with sugar, and they will avoid giving juice to their children. Of course, it is not just the sugar that is important to avoid. For instance, many carbonated drinks contain preservatives that can be harmful to your overall health.
Fortunately, the FIZZpod soda maker from Drinkpod allows you to enjoy a carbonated drink that is packed with flavor and nutrition, making it that much easier to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. To make it even better, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or take the bottle with you while you are on the go.
For instance, FIZZpod enables you to create a variety of healthy drinks that are packed with natural flavor. Additionally, as there are times when you just want something fun to drink without the worry of consuming potentially harmful ingredients, this soda maker helps keep you hydrated in a healthy manner because you can control which ingredients go into your beverages.
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Variety of Beverages
One of the best features of this soda maker is that it allows you to create an extensive number of delicious drinks. For instance, you can make anything from carbonated juices and tea to coffee and alcoholic drinks. In fact, you can add an extra bit of bubbly to your favorite wine or even re-fizz your flat beer or champagne.
Moreover, the term “soda” reflects the idea of a soda fountain, which produces a carbonated drink. It does not reflect the maker’s ability to only make soda pop or cola drinks. For people who simply want carbonation added to water, all you have to do is fill the soda maker with purified water, and it will provide you with crisp sparkling water ready for a wedge of lemon, lime, or orange. Of course, kiwi wedges, strawberry, and cucumber make for a light, bubbly drink capable of cheering up any dreary afternoon.
Safe to Use
The FIZZpod soda maker comes with three bottles comprised of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. This is important to note because PET plastic does not contain potentially harmful chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) or phthalates. As such, you do not need to worry about the bottles leaching any harmful chemicals into your beverages.
Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of PET plastic in conjunction with foods and beverages. This means that it is safe for the bottles to come into contact with your beverages. Even if you place the bottle in the refrigerator to be stored over the course of several days, the plastic remains safe and will not taint your drink. Finally, you can wash them in the dishwasher, and they will remain safe for all of your drinks.
One of the coolest aspects of this soda maker is that the ingenious designers at Drinkpod included the capability of air charging. This means that you do not need to hassle with wires on your counter top, and you do not have to maneuver around a tangle of wires as you prepare your drinks. For additional convenience, this soda maker uses 60-liter CO2 cylinders. Because they are a standard size, the CO2 cylinders can be purchased in a variety of stores as well as online.
Finally, the efficient design of this soda maker allows you to save up to 40 percent more CO2 as compared to other soda makers on the market. Obviously, your supply costs for making drinks will be lower than what you would pay if you used some other soda maker, but the primary advantage is that you get superior levels of carbonation in your drinks while using less CO2. This makes your CO2 bottles last longer and allows you to make even more bottles of your favorite drinks.
The FIZZpod soda maker also features a patented infuser technology. This technology is comprised of a gas-relief system that works seamlessly with a split-injection pipe. This quality design means that you can be sure that no matter the kind of carbonated drink you create, this soda maker will deliver.
Additionally, if you enjoy a bit a fruit or even vegetables in your drink, you can do so without any worries. Many times, such thick ingredients would clog the nozzles. However, the soda maker is fitted with two auto-relief valves that ensure the nozzles do not suffer from any blockages.
Style and Durability
In terms of style, you can choose between a black, silver, or white finish. These options ensure you have the ability to purchase the soda maker that best matches your home’s decor. Additionally, at just 15 inches in height and 2.5 inches in diameter, the slim design of this soda maker will not take up any undue counter space, making it easy for you to add to your kitchen.
In terms of durability, the carbonator has passed ultrasonic tests as well as blast tests. Consequently, this soda maker will last for years to come. Additionally, though extremely durable, this soda maker is lightweight, making it easy to use. Moreover, due to the carbonator’s cylindrical screw design, you can quickly attach or remove the bottles with ease.
What You Get With Your Purchase
Other than fresh fruit or vegetables, the FIZZpod soda maker comes with everything you need to get started making your soon-to-be-favorite carbonated drinks.
- one fizz infuser
- one carbonator cap
- three PET bottles
- three caps
- one fizzy drink machine
Additionally, each bottle holds a whopping 33.8 fluid ounces, which means you can easily share your creations with others without the worry of running out. Conversely, you can make enough of your favorite drink for you to enjoy over a few days, or you can infuse purified water with carbonation and stay hydrated over a quart of carbonated spritzer.
Finally, if you would like to purchase more bottles, you can order them directly from Drinkpod.
- available in three colors
- dishwasher safe
- CO2 cylinders are charged with 60 liters of gas
- patented technology
- one-year warranty
- air-charging capability
Although the FIZZpod uses standard CO2 cylinders and is compatible with all North American brands, you will need to purchase a 60-liter, 14.5-ounce CO2 carbonator cartridge separately.
6 Thoughts on “FIZZpod: Comprehensive Review”
I would have loved this if the bottle were about 4″ shorter… there is nowhere in my fridge that this bottle can stand upright! Am I the only one with this problem?
I just got my FizzPod and I really like. It seems well made and sturdy. It’s easy also easy to use. It works great – the water gets a lot of fizz. I like the fact that it doesn’t require a power cord. This is much better than my old Sodastream.
I’m obsessed with sparkling waters. The more carbonation, the better. I’ve never tried a SodaStream machine because I think they are hideous. However, I love the sleek aesthetic of this machine. Out of the package, I was pretty wary. It’s very lightweight and feels a little cheap, but it makes perfect sparkling water with a good amount of carbonation without a lot of fuss. I have yet to try to carbonate anything but water, but this machine is so easy to use, I don’t expect to have any issues. Also, both the machine and the bottles are tall!! They are taller than I expected, but I probably didn’t read the dimensions. It is super portable with a slim design that can fit pretty much anywhere.
Very easy to use and substantially higher quality than the SodaStream machine. With this device, you can carbonate any beverage! I have tried it with water, tea, lemonade, and milk, but I do not recommend using it with milk lol. Although the price is a tad bit steep, it is more efficient on CO2 than the SodaStream machine is, and it only takes a total of four seconds to create a carbonated drink in comparison to the SodaStream’s 12 seconds. While it’s a little expensive for plastic, the magnetic base is neat and the bottles have a modern, space-age quality. I would recommend this machine if you drink a lot of sparking beverages!
I just received the machine and I think my package has been opened before, so it’s not new. Inside the package I found ripped cardboard boxes and two unwrapped bottles. However, there isn’t anything missing, which is good. I bought two 60L bottles of CO2 separately. I filled all three of the bottles with water and put them into the fridge because cold water tends to fizz the best.
After 24 hours, I took out the first bottle, removed the cap, put on the “fizzerator” nozzle and made carbonated water. The bottle only holds so much pressure, so you can’t over fizz the water. If you put in too much, you will hear a squeaky noise come out the top when you push on the nozzle indicating that you should stop pushing. All you need is three quick pushes and you’re done.
When I first use the machine, I didn’t turn the bottle upside down, so it made a “pfft” noise when I opened it, but the water was quite bubbly. The second time I used it, I did three bottle turns as I tilted them to get the bottom water to top. After I took off the nozzle top, the water was still just as fizzy. I don’t think the machine creates as many bubbles as polar seltzer water does, but it is pretty darn close.
I do like my water bubbly, so hopefully, the machine will continue to work. I prefer this machine over the SodaStream machine since you don’t need to screw the bottle into the machine to create fizz. It comes with a separate nozzle lid that you screw on before you place the bottle on the stand. Also, the SodaStream machine tends to leak where you screw the bottle into the stand, and it never gave you enough carbonation. This machine also has a smaller countertop footprint than the SodaStream machine and fits nicely on the back-right corner of my countertop next to my smoothie blender.
The bottles that come with this machine are tall, so you don’t have to lay them down in the fridge. I go through at least 2L of fizzy water a day so I will definitely give this machine a lot of use, and I hope it will save me a ton of money. Right now, seltzer water is expensive and I don’t like all the flavors, so I plan on finding coconut extract (real, not imitation) since I don’t like sweetened flavors. For now, I just add lemon or lime to it, and it’s all good.
I have been using a SodaStream machine since it first came out, but now I’m going to make the switch and only use this machine. The only negatives I have with this unit is that the outer shell feels a little cheap. It’s actually kind of flexible. Plus, the carbonator is a separate part from the main unit. You have to screw the carbonator onto the top of the bottle and then press the unit’s main stem into the carbonator for it to work.
Otherwise, the machine works really well giving you more carbonation into your drink than other machines that I have tried. You don’t have to press down as much as you do with a SodaStream. In fact, the first time I used this machine I had to wait a while for the carbonation to settle. When I see extra bottles on Amazon, I buy a few more, but it also works with SodaStream tanks.
TLDR: Works great, but would pay more for a metal or harder plastic version.