How to Refill Your Soda CO2 Cylinders

Published on: January 17, 2023 | Reading Time: 4 Minutes

HOW TO REFILL YOUR SODA CO2 CYLINDERS

A lot of people ask, how can I make refilling my CO2 as easy as possible? Though there are a lot of ways to do so, there are also right and wrong ways to go about doing it. This article will give you some options that you have to ensure a safe and successful carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinder refill.

By following these some of these options, you can rest assured that your CO2 cylinder will be safe for use and ready to go whenever you need it. Plus, it's an easy way to save money by refilling instead of buying a new one! Remaining knowledgeable and responsible when using your CO2 cylinders is of utmost importance. Refilling your own CO2 cylinder is a great way to save money, but always remember to use the proper safety procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about refilling your CO2 cylinder, be sure to consult an expert before proceeding.

MAKE SURE CO2 CYLINDERS ARE EMPTY

Make sure that your cylinders are empty before either sending them back to your respected store, or refilling them yourselves.

Having trouble with making sure that your canister is fully empty before sending it back? Here are a couple of things that you can do in order to make sure that you are taking the correct and safest precautions to do so. 

First, there is a center pin at the top of your bottle, you will want to make sure that you are facing it away from you or anything you could potentially harm in case there is still a little CO2 in there. Doing this outside would be best.

Second, take a spoon, and decompress the canister from the center of the pin on the top of the bottle. This is to ensure that any CO2 that is left is gone and safe for you to now store or ship back. If nothing comes out, then the canister was empty already. 

After decompressing the canister, you will want to take the cap that comes with it and make sure that you are twisting it on to make sure that it is closed and secure for being shipped back out. 

CAN I REFILL MY SODASTREAM CO2 MYSELF?

Yes, it is possible to do a SodaStream or any other CO2 cylinder refill on your own. Here at Soda Sense, we DO NOT recommend that you do it yourself, so before we tell you how to do it, there’s some crucial things you must know. 

Carbon dioxide products come in grades, and this talks about how pure the gas is. You see, you can’t just go to any store and buy a regular tank of CO2. You have to check the purity of the gas to see if it’s safe to consume. Impurities like ammonia, benzene, carbon monoxide, and many others are lessened when the grade is higher.

Ammonia can cause burns when ingested, while benzene can cause vomiting. Carbon monoxide, on the other hand, can cause difficulty breathing. It’s pertinent to check the grade before buying the product to avoid these horrific accidents. 

Beverage grade CO2 has 99.99% purity, and it’s what most soda companies use for their drinks. To determine which CO2 tank you should buy, check the tank’s label or ask your local seller for the certificate of purity.

REFILL CO2 CYLINDERS FOR LESS THAN $1!

When you Google how to refill your cylinders yourself, there are a lot of wild people out there that will show you how on video or in an article that they have written...by using their own CO2 tank that they got at some random store. Thinking they have done all of the research possible, and not realizing how much really goes into refilling a cylinder safely.

While you are more than welcome to try that method...we just want to let you know that there is no reason to put yourself or others at risk when doing that.

HOW DO I REFILL MY CO2 AT BIG BOX STORES?

Like us here at Soda Sense, SodaStream also has a gas exchange program that upholds that exact message. One of the main focuses is to reduce the overall waste when consuming soda. That’s why we made our plastic bottles reusable and gas cylinders refillable. Whether you do it in-store or online, you’re participating in the green movement we have to offer. 

I. BIG BOX STORES

If you live near one of the stores that carries CO2 cylinders for refill, you can go and have your CO2 refilled. They generally check your empty cylinders condition before giving you the new one so that they can charge you half the price. 

Though, if the cylinder is damaged in any way, they’ll charge you the full price. Make sure you take good care of your CO2 cylinders to avoid getting charged full price for a new one.

Also make note that you can check your local retailer’s website for “SodaStream exchange cylinders” before making the trip. You can also call ahead of time to confirm. Sometimes you have to be careful, just because they say they have things in stock, doesn't mean that they actually do.

HERE IS THE LIST OF SOME RETAILERS:

  • Walmart
  • Staples
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Home Depot
  • Costco
  • Tesco
  • Target

II. ONLINE

You can get new cylinders by ordering online, but there’s a catch! You have to send back the used empty cylinders when they send you the new ones. If you fail to send back the used one, you’ll be charged full price. Remember to do this within 7 days of receiving the new cylinders.

Some places also charge you a "late fee" so make sure you are paying attention to who you are buying from so that doesn't happen to you...there's no need for silly extra charges like that.

MAKE SURE YOU'RE MAKING THE BEST DECISION

Though we have listed a lot of options for you to refill your empty cylinders, we hope that you take he safe and clean route of getting them refilled professionally and with real food grade CO2. You will thank us later for having the best for yourselves, family, and friends.

Here, we also have the link to our amazing CO2 Refill Program:

Our CO2 Refill Program

 

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