November 2022

Soda Makers: Meta Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Soda Maker rankings posted by key online experts, as of November 2022.

Summary

As of 11 Nov 2022, SodaStream One Touch takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed soda maker with 8 expert endorsements. 6 experts out of 8 recommended it as the '#1 soda maker' this month. It is followed by DrinkMate OmniFizz and Aarke Carbonator III , with 7 and 5 expert endorsements respectively.

At a glance - November 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Soda Maker
Insider
Wirecutter
Reviewed
TechGearLab
theuskitchen.com
Best Products
BestReviews
BestCovery
The Spruce Eats
Food & Wine
1
- $85
SodaStream One Touch
1
1
1
4
1
1
-
-
2
1
2
- $111
DrinkMate OmniFizz
2
2
4
3
3
-
-
-
1
3
3
- $170
Aarke Carbonator III
3
-
3
-
-
6
-
-
3
2
4
- $70
SodaStream Terra
-
-
2
-
-
2
1
-
-
-
5
- $130
Sparkel Beverage System
4
-
-
8
-
5
3
-
-
-
6
- $239
Aarke Carbonator II
-
-
-
6
2
-
4
-
-
-
7
- $74
iSi Soda Siphon
-
-
-
7
4
-
-
-
4
-
8
+1 $72
Sodastream Fountain Jet
-
-
-
2
5
-
-
-
-
-
9
-1 $60
iSi Timeless Classic
-
-
5
-
-
-
2
-
-
-
12
- Check price
My Soda Woody
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
4
13
- $120
SodaStream Aqua Fizz
-
-
-
5
-
4
-
-
-
-

We ranked SodaStream One Touch #1 in November 2022 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 6 experts ranked SodaStream One Touch as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Insider

Best soda maker overall

Pros
Select from three levels of carbonation, automatically carbonates to the proper level, no guesswork

Cons
Must be plugged in, only carbonates water, bottles not dishwasher safe

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Wirecutter

The Best Soda Maker

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Reviewed

Pros
Easy to set up and use
Multiple fizz levels

Cons
Bottles aren’t dishwasher safe

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TechGearLab

Slim Design and Simple Operation

Pros
Slim design
Easy to use
Good carbonation

Cons
Not versatile

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theuskitchen.com

The Best Choice

Pros
Sleek compact design
A complete bundle
Two CO2 cylinders included

Cons
CO2 doesn’t last as long as advertised

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Best Products

Easiest to Use

Pros
Prevents over-carbonation and spills
Has 3 carbonation levels

Cons
Needs to be plugged in

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The Spruce Eats

Runner-Up, Best Overall

Pros
Easy to clean
Very even carbonation
Three carbonation levels
Includes full-size CO2 cartridge

Cons
Needs to be plugged in
Large countertop footprint

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Food & Wine

Best Overall

Pros
Has super helpful carbonation levels (small, medium, or large) and performed best in our tests.

Cons
It's not wireless, so you'll need to be near an outlet for use.

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We ranked DrinkMate OmniFizz #2 in November 2022 because:

  • 7 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked DrinkMate OmniFizz as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Insider

Best soda maker for flavored sodas

Pros
Can carbonate a variety of liquids, one charge produces excellent fizz, doesn't need electricity

Cons
May overflow when carbonating liquids that aren't water, bottles not dishwasher safe

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Wirecutter

For Carbonating More Than Water

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Reviewed

Pros
Can carbonate any drink
Color options

Cons
Bottles aren’t great quality

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TechGearLab

Best Budget Model for Flavored Drinks

Pros
Versatile
Slim design
Good carbonation

Cons
Complicated carbonator cap
Only comes with one water bottle

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theuskitchen.com

Budget-Friendly Choice

Pros
Makes any sparkling beverage, not just water
Smart and stylish design
Easy to use
Powered by a CO2 cylinder

Cons
The CO2 cylinders don’t come included

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The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

Pros
Carbonates any beverage beautifully
Sleek design
Compatible with any brand’s carbonation cartridges
No batteries or electricity needed

Cons
Some leaking if not careful removing bottle

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Food & Wine

Most Versatile

Pros
This tool can be used to carbonate almost any drink, including wine and juices.

Cons
It foams up a lot while using, so it can get a little messy.

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

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Experts chosen for November 2022 ranking

We ranked Aarke Carbonator III #3 in November 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Insider

Best upgrade soda maker

Pros
Sleek design, simple carbonation mechanism, doesn't need electricity, doesn't take up much space

Cons
No CO2 canister included with purchase, multiple charges needed to get high levels of carbonation, only carbonates water, bottles not dishwasher safe

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Reviewed

Pros
Sleek retro design
Works with SodaStream cylinders

Cons
A little pricey
Scratches easily

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Best Products

Luxe Looks

Pros
Expensive-looking aesthetics
Easy to use

Cons
Extremely pricey
Doesn't come with CO2 tank
Bottle is plastic

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The Spruce Eats

Best Splurge

Pros
Stylish design
Minimal countertop footprint
Many finish options
Cordless design

Cons
Tedious cartridge loading
Only plastic bottles available

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Food & Wine

Best Splurge

Pros
The gorgeous design will not only look amazing on your counter, but also save space.

Cons
Can only carbonate water, so sodas won't be an option for this tool.

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We ranked SodaStream Terra #4 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked SodaStream Terra as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Reviewed

Pros
Extra affordable
Dishwasher safe bottles

Cons
Not compatible with other cylinders

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Best Products

Best Budget

Pros
Doesn't require a power source
Customizable carbonation levels

Cons
Uses proprietary CO2 canisters

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BestReviews

Best of the Best

Pros
Bundle includes sparkling water machine, two Co2 bottles, three 1-liter BPA free bottles, and bubly drops flavoring.
Easy to use operation, and control level of frizz to preference.

Cons
You have to buy SodaStream specific Co2 bottles, making accessibility in a pinch difficult.

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We ranked Sparkel Beverage System #5 in November 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Insider

Best soda maker with no CO2 canister

Pros
No CO2 canister needed, dishwasher safe bottle, can infuse sodas with solid ingredients, can carbonate any liquid

Cons
Much more complicated process than other soda makers, bottle is smaller in capacity than other soda makers, takes much longer to carbonate than other soda makers

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TechGearLab

Good Electric Option

Pros
Versatile
No CO2 canisters

Cons
Longer process
A little messy

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Best Products

Best Tankless Soda Maker

Pros
Bright color options
Carbonation tablets are easy to find on Amazon

Cons
More expensive over time

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BestReviews

Customized Sparkles

Pros
Uses individual carbonators that generate the perfect amount of CO2 per bottle.
No CO2 cylinder required.
Allows you to choose from five levels of carbonation for the perfect amount of bubbles.
Attractive design with multiple color options.

Cons
Only the brand’s carbonators can be used with this beverage system.

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We ranked Aarke Carbonator II #6 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechGearLab

Great Stainless Steel Model

Pros
Stainless steel construction
Durable
Modern, slim design

Cons
Not versatile
Expensive

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theuskitchen.com

The High-End Pick

Pros
Durable steel construction
Sleek, modern design
Doesn’t require electricity or batteries
Comes with a good-quality PET bottle
Easy to use

Cons
It’s expensive, especially considering you have to buy some parts separately

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BestReviews

Sleek Design

Pros
Version II has improved internal features.
Non-toxic PET bottle included.
Compatible with SodaStream CO2 cartridge.
Compatible with threaded SodaStream bottles.
Responsive customer service.

Cons
Carbonator cartridge sold separately.
Pricey.

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We ranked iSi Soda Siphon #7 in November 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechGearLab

Excellent and Portable

Pros
Durable
Food-safe stainless steel
Versatile

Cons
Cannot control carbonation level
Single serving

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theuskitchen.com

Best Handheld Soda Maker

Pros
Compact and portable
Non-slip silicone grip
Ergonomic charger holder
Measuring tube prevents overfilling
Not expensive

Cons
Instructions are not clear
CO2 cartridges are not included

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The Spruce Eats

Best Traditional Siphon

Pros
Sleek design
No batteries or electricity needed
Portable

Cons
Time-consuming to assemble and use

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We ranked Sodastream Fountain Jet #8 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Good price
Good carbonation

Cons
Difficult to connect bottle
Not versatile

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theuskitchen.com

Not To Be Missed

Pros
A complete set
Runs on CO2 cylinders
Compact design
Easy to use

Cons
It can only be used with the bottle that comes included

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We ranked iSi Timeless Classic #9 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Reviewed

Pros
Extra affordable
Straightforward and intuitive

Cons
Pretty small
Plastic bottle

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BestReviews

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Features include a pouring spout that eliminates drips, a charging holder, measuring tube, and BPA-free plastic bottle.

Cons
The bottle, made of plastic, is not as nice as expected.

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We ranked My Soda Woody #10 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Design

Pros
Made from sustainable materials
Easy to set up and use
Consistently great carbonation performance

Cons
Does not come with CO2 cylinder

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Food & Wine

Best Design

Pros
A lovely design that's also environmentally friendly.

Cons
The start button might be a bit difficult to maneuver, and it's not dishwasher-safe.

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We ranked SodaStream Aqua Fizz #11 in November 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Soda Makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechGearLab

Excellent Glass Carafes

Pros
Glass bottles
Quiet

Cons
Tall
Not versatile

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Best Products

A Dishwasher-Safe Pick

Pros
Sleek design
Two glass bottles are included

Cons
Only carbonates water

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