April 2024

Soda Makers: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of soda makers rankings posted by key online experts, as of April 2024.

Summary

On 9 Apr 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 51 soda maker endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

25 soda makers were endorsed in total, only 11 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 9 Apr 2024, DrinkMate OmniFizz takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed soda maker with 7 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 7 recommended it as the '#1 soda maker' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking soda makers start at $14.99 (SodaPlus SP01244) and go up to $259 (Aarke Carbonator III). Median soda maker costs $109.99 (Drinkmate Carbonation).
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$259

At a glance - April Ranking

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Rank Change Price Soda Maker
The Spruce Eats
Insider
Best Products
BestReviews
TechGearLab
BestCovery
Wirecutter
Reviewed
theuskitchen.com
Food & Wine
1
- $111
DrinkMate OmniFizz
The DrinkMate OmniFizz is a user-friendly and convenient soda maker that offers a mess-free carbonation process, but potential concerns about bottle quality and long-term durability should be considered.
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2
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2
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1
4
3
4
2
- $130
SodaStream One Touch
The SodaStream One Touch is a highly praised and user-friendly soda maker that provides consistent carbonation results, making it ideal for frequent carbonated beverage enthusiasts.
2
1
1
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1
1
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3
- $259
Aarke Carbonator III
The Aarke Carbonator III is a highly praised soda maker that is easy to use, stylishly designed, and built to last, making it a versatile and durable option for carbonating water.
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3
6
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3
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3
4
- $62
SodaStream Terra
The SodaStream Terra is a user-friendly and straightforward manual soda maker, praised for its quick setup, intuitive operation, and easy maintenance, although some reviewers have expressed concerns about its durability.
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2
1
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2
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5
- $61
Philips GoZero
The Philips GoZero Soda Maker is a user-friendly and easy-to-use manual soda maker that does not require electricity, making it a convenient and eco-friendly option for individuals or families who frequently consume carbonated beverages.
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4
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2
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2
6
- $80
iSi Timeless Classic
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2
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5
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7
+1 $150
Sparkel Beverage System
The Sparkel Beverage System is a highly praised, user-friendly and convenient option for easily creating sparkling beverages at home.
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5
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6
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8
+1 $228
Aarke Carbonator II
The Aarke Carbonator II is a highly praised and durable soda maker that is easy to use and maintain, making it a popular choice for carbonation enthusiasts.
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4
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9
+1 $160
SodaStream Aqua Fizz
The SodaStream Aqua Fizz is a user-friendly and efficient soda maker that is praised for its ease of use, durability, and compatibility with glass bottles.
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4
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3
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13
+1 Check price
iSi Soda Siphon
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5
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4
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14
-7 $90
Sodastream Art
The Sodastream Art Soda Maker is highly praised for its ease of use, convenience, and durability, making it a reliable option for those who want to carbonate their own water at home.
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#5 $60.56 Philips GoZero
#4 $62.20 SodaStream Terra
#6 $79.95 iSi Timeless Classic
#14 $89.99 Sodastream Art
#1 $110.99 DrinkMate OmniFizz
#2 $129.97 SodaStream One Touch
#7 $149.99 Sparkel Beverage System
#9 $159.99 SodaStream Aqua Fizz
#8 $228 Aarke Carbonator II
#3 $259 Aarke Carbonator III

We ranked DrinkMate OmniFizz #1 in April 2024 because:

  • 7 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked DrinkMate OmniFizz as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Overall

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

Some leaking if not careful removing bottle

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Insider

Best for flavored sodas

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

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

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TechGearLab

Best Bang for the Buck

Versatile
Slim design
Good carbonation

Complicated carbonator cap
Only comes with one water bottle

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Wirecutter

The best soda maker

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Reviewed

Can carbonate any drink
Color options

Bottles aren’t great quality

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theuskitchen.com

Budget-Friendly Choice

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

The CO2 cylinders don’t come included

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Food & Wine

Most Versatile

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

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

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We ranked SodaStream One Touch #2 in April 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 4 experts ranked SodaStream One Touch as #1.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Runner-Up, Best Overall

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

Needs to be plugged in
Large countertop footprint

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Insider

Best overall

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

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

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Best Products

Easiest to Use

Prevents over-carbonation and spills
Has 3 carbonation levels

Needs to be plugged in

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Reviewed

Easy to set up and use
Multiple fizz levels

Bottles aren’t dishwasher safe

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theuskitchen.com

The Best Choice

Sleek compact design
A complete bundle
Two CO2 cylinders included

CO2 doesn’t last as long as advertised

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend soda makers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of soda makers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for April 2024 ranking

We ranked Aarke Carbonator III #3 in April 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Splurge

Stylish design
Minimal countertop footprint
Many finish options
Cordless design

Tedious cartridge loading
Only plastic bottles available

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Insider

Best upgrade soda maker

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

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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Best Products

Luxe Looks

Expensive-looking aesthetics
Easy to use

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

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Reviewed

Sleek retro design
Works with SodaStream cylinders

A little pricey
Scratches easily

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Food & Wine

Best Splurge

This cordless model is sleek, compact, and produces strong carbonation.

Given the cost, we were disappointed that the CO2 cylinder wasn’t included.

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We ranked SodaStream Terra #4 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked SodaStream Terra as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

Best Budget

Doesn't require a power source
Customizable carbonation levels

Uses proprietary CO2 canisters

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BestReviews

Best of the Best

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.

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

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Reviewed

Extra affordable
Dishwasher safe bottles

Not compatible with other cylinders

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We ranked Philips GoZero #5 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Stylish Choice

Works with common 60-liter screw-in carbonator cartridges.
Attractive design looks good on the countertop.
Comes with a 1-liter PET bottle and cap.
Needs no electricity to carbonate. Push-button operation.

Comes with only 1 bottle.
Bottle is handwash only.

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Wirecutter

Bubbles on a budget

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Food & Wine

Best Value

This soda maker is slim, lightweight, and easy to use.

This soda maker does not come with an included CO2 cartridge.

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We ranked iSi Timeless Classic #6 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Spruce Eats

Best Traditional Siphon

Sleek design
No batteries or electricity needed
Portable

Time-consuming to assemble and use

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BestReviews

Best Bang for the Buck

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

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

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Reviewed

Extra affordable
Straightforward and intuitive

Pretty small
Plastic bottle

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We ranked Sparkel Beverage System #7 in April 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Insider

Best soda maker with no CO2 canister

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

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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Best Products

Best Tankless Soda Maker

Bright color options
Carbonation tablets are easy to find on Amazon

More expensive over time

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TechGearLab

Good Electric Option

Versatile
No CO2 canisters

Longer process
A little messy

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We ranked Aarke Carbonator II #8 in April 2024 because:

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

Great Stainless Steel Model

Stainless steel construction
Durable
Modern, slim design

Not versatile
Expensive

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theuskitchen.com

The High-End Pick

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

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

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We ranked SodaStream Aqua Fizz #9 in April 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best soda makers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Best Products

A Dishwasher-Safe Pick

Sleek design
Two glass bottles are included

Only carbonates water

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TechGearLab

Excellent Glass Carafes

Glass bottles
Quiet

Tall
Not versatile

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We ranked iSi Soda Siphon #10 in April 2024 because:

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

Excellent and Portable

Durable
Food-safe stainless steel
Versatile

Cannot control carbonation level
Single serving

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theuskitchen.com

Best Handheld Soda Maker

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

Instructions are not clear
CO2 cartridges are not included

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We ranked Sodastream Art #11 in April 2024 because:

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

Best Ease of Use

Easy bottle installation
Lasting carbonation
Infinite bubble control

Only carbonates water
Quick connect bottles are fairly new

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BestReviews

Best for Everyday Use

Easy to operate and leaves enough customization for users to carbonate the beverage to their preferences. Slim design for easy storage. Stylish, so blends in well with kitchen appliances. Compatible with all Sodastream flavors.

Not compatible with other beverages, so can get pricey quickly.

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