6 of the Best Soda Maker Alternatives That You Can Buy

Written by Abigail Jolly
January 30, 2023 | Reading time 6 minutes

6 of the Best Soda Maker Alternatives That You Can Buy

A lot of people question if sparkling water is healthy to drink and if getting a soda maker is worth it. We are here to tell you, that they ARE worth it, and here we are diving into some options to help you make the best decision possible.

If you are a soda drinker, these are great options to keep your cravings bubbly, but without the concerns that other soda makers normally come with!


Looking to buy a soda maker, but you keep saying to yourself, "I want something that will be beneficial long term, won't break, and is worth every penny that I spend."? Sure, you can easily find soda makers online, and just make the decision, but really take a moment to really do your research on them, so you can have the best bang for your buck. We did some of the work for you, and chose the best six alternatives to the leader in the industry's machine. Having a machine will make for a fun way to enjoy your sparkling water, or whatever you decide to make with it, while also knowing you are gaining the benefits from it as well.


Oh yes! That is exactly what we are saying. Trust us, we had gone through the process of not being satisfied with the old machines & CO2 exchange programs that are out there. Constantly breaking, not getting drinks carbonated enough, faulty parts within the machine, getting the CO2 canisters...etc. That's why we decided that we wanted to have one of the best soda makers and CO2 exchange programs out there.

Below you will find 6 of the best soda makers that will blow your mind and your bubbles:


Our Soda Sensei is an award-winning sparkling water and soda maker. The best in the market yet still cost-effective. And before you think we are tooting our own horn...no, we are not just biased about it! Our satisfied customers can attest to it.

The Soda Sensei is a bit larger than the average soda maker, because it's meant to serve more than one person. You can make at least 2 servings of sparkling water with this appliance. However, the design is simple and so is the operation. It doesn't need electricity or batteries, all you need is a CO2 canister! Just twist it into the back of the machine, put water in the bottle, secure onto the machine, and push the button!

When you purchase Soda Sensei, we made sure that you can select 1, 2 or 3 CO2 canisters to come with it. Of course, you get the most bang for your buck!

What we love about this machine, like DrinkMate, is that you can also carbonate ANY liquid. And by that, we mean any liquid you desire! Even coffee! Unlike other machines out there, it's removable top is washable, making it possible for you to carbonate any liquid that you want.

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Like us, one of DrinkMate's biggest draws of their soda maker is that it can be used to carbonate any liquid. You can make fizzy milk, fizzy juice, fizzy tea, carbonated cocktails for happy hour, and the list goes on; while most carbonators are designed to only work with water. We have tested so many different liquids, this machines is very versatile, putting perfect bubbles in whatever drink your heart desires...you can quote us on that! The carbonation lasted after it had been sitting out for a while, but if for some reason it would lose its bubbles, just carbonate it again!

This machine also has a small countertop presence, which makes it a great option for small spaces, and the best part? It doesn't require electricity or even batteries for that matter. The included bottle has a clearly marked fill line, plus low and high bubble levels that let you easily eyeball if you need more or less carbonation. The manual lists how many seconds you'll need to carbonate different drinks.



This sleek-looking soda maker looks great in any kitchen and is ideal for those looking to make their own sparkling water with a touch of modern style. It also comes with an integrated pressure regulator that keeps your sparkling water at the perfect level of carbonation every time you use it.

This soda maker includes one carbonating bottle with a sturdy stainless steel cap and is compatible with standard 60-liter carbonation canisters that are available in many stores and online. It's cordless and doesn't take up much space, which makes it easy to fit anywhere in your kitchen. Just be aware this model does not include a canister, so you'll need to pick one up separately to get started.

This machine is pricey, but if you're in the market for a sleek and high-end option that will look elegant in your kitchen, this is a great choice.



Lightweight and convenient, this soda maker is a wonderful piece to have. The carbonator’s Cylinder Screw also allows you to attach and take off the bottle without hassle. The FIZZPod Does Not Come with a CO2 cylinder, however all brands of 60L CO2 cartridges in North America work.

Like us and DrinkMate, this machine is not only a sparkling water maker. With this, you can enjoy healthy fizzy beverages at the comfort of your home. Start creating crafty and delicious sparkling water, juices, cocktails, wine or just re-fizz flat beer. Use the FIZZPod as a seltzer water maker, a cocktail maker, or fruit infused fizzy mocktails.



If you're looking for a soda maker that can just be stashed on your bar cart, a traditional soda siphon would be your best choice. Used by professional bartenders, the canister carbonates the water and then “shoots” it into your glass, which feels and even looks impressive when making fancy cocktails. Perfect for dinner parties, hosting friends, or even if you just want to make a fun drink for yourself!

Though this carbonator is a bit tricky to put together, the end carbonation level was strong and lasted for quite some time.

The bottle can hold one quart of water and a measuring tube helps you add just the right amount of liquid so you don’t overfill it. There's also a pressure control valve that prevents over-pressurizing the unit. This does use small CO2 chargers, and they're one-time-use only so you'll need to keep plenty on hand.



This machine comes from a sustainability-focused company in Finland, which means higher shipping prices, but the price is still comparable to other leading brands even with the international shipping. It's amazing that this model is made of a sustainable material and doesn't require electricity or batteries!

This machine is very easy to set up, use, and clean, even though it isn't dishwasher-safe. It only carbonates water though, unlike us and Drinkmate. The carbonation each time was found to be very consistent and maintained bubbles for a long period of time.

This machine does not come with a CO2 cylinder, but is compatible with all standard cylinder brands. It also comes in several different colors to match whatever style you are going for!



The best way to have the fizziest drinks, is the have one of the best soda makers, and that starts today! The best part of it all? We offer products that can help you do just that.

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