Anna Perling

The Best Soda Maker

Our pick

SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch

SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch

The best soda maker

This automated soda maker offers a wide range of bubbles (from lightly carbonated to super fizzy) and makes great-tasting seltzer.

Buying Options

$160 from Amazon
$130 from Wayfair

For years, SodaStream has dominated the world of home soda makers. After looking for any other worthy competitors, we’ve found that the company still makes machines that work better than any other store-bought option we’ve encountered. We think the Fizzi OneTouch is the best of SodaStream’s available offerings due to its easy-to-control fizzing mechanism and sleek design.



SodaStream Fizzi

SodaStream Fizzi

Great bubbles but some potential for mess

The SodaStream Fizzi makes some of the bubbliest water of any model we tested, but with no light-up indicator, it’s easy to over-carbonate.

Buying Options

$70 from Amazon
$75 from Wayfair

If the SodaStream Fizzi OneTouch is unavailable, the Fizzi makes a good alternative. It made equally bubbly water in our tests, and its bottles are just as easy to insert. However, unlike the OneTouch, the Fizzi isn’t automated and provides no indication of fizz level. As a result, it can be hard to tell how much you’ve fizzed, which makes it possible to accidentally over-carbonate and cause the bottle to overflow.

Also great

iDrink Drinkmate

iDrink Drinkmate

For carbonating more than water

If you are more interested in carbonating juice or wine than water, the iDrink Drinkmate is the only countertop soda maker we’ve found that’s up to the task.

Buying Options

$146 from Amazon
$100 from Home Depot
$103 from Wayfair

The iDrink Drinkmate is a great option if you want to experiment with carbonating other drinks in addition to water. In our tests, it successfully carbonated rosé and mocktails. Carbonating anything besides water in SodaStream machines, in contrast, will void your warranty.


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