Does SodaStream come with CO2?

Answered by Michael Wilson

When you purchase a SodaStream machine, it typically comes with a CO2 canister included. This is because the SodaStream machine relies on carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbonate the water and create fizzy beverages. The CO2 canister is an essential component of the SodaStream system, as it provides the carbonation that gives the drinks their bubbly texture.

The inclusion of a CO2 canister with the SodaStream machine is a convenient feature, as it allows you to start carbonating your beverages right away. You don’t have to worry about purchasing a separate CO2 canister initially, as one is already provided for you. This is especially beneficial for those who are new to using a SodaStream and may not be familiar with the process of obtaining a CO2 canister.

However, it is important to note that the CO2 canister provided with the SodaStream machine will eventually run out. The lifespan of a CO2 canister can vary depending on factors such as usage frequency and the size of the canister. For example, a 60-liter canister can carbonate approximately 60 liters of water, while a 130-liter canister can carbonate around 130 liters of water.

When your CO2 canister is empty, you will need to replace it in order to continue carbonating your beverages with the SodaStream machine. SodaStream offers a variety of options for obtaining new CO2 canisters. You can purchase them directly from SodaStream’s website or from authorized retailers. In some cases, you may also be able to exchange your empty canister for a full one at certain retail locations or through SodaStream’s exchange program.

It’s worth mentioning that the availability of CO2 canisters may vary depending on your location. In some areas, it may be easier to find and purchase replacement canisters, while in others, it may require a bit more effort. It’s always a good idea to check with local retailers or online sources to ensure you have a reliable supply of CO2 canisters.

In my personal experience, I have found that the CO2 canisters provided with the SodaStream machine last quite a while before needing to be replaced. As a moderate user, I typically find that a canister lasts me several months before running out. However, this can vary depending on individual usage habits. If you use your SodaStream machine frequently or have multiple people in your household using it, you may find that you need to replace the CO2 canister more often.

To summarize, the SodaStream machine does come with a CO2 canister included, allowing you to start carbonating your beverages right away. However, the CO2 canister will eventually run out, and you will need to purchase a replacement to continue using the machine. It’s important to keep track of the lifespan of your CO2 canister and have a reliable source for obtaining new ones when needed.