I like soda like most people, but I hate lugging bottles home from the supermarket. That's why the Drinkmate Sparkling Water & Soda Maker is perfect. All you need to do is add your beverage of choice into the bottle, hit a button, and like magic, your drink becomes carbonated.
- 60L CO2 cylinders — good for 50 to 60 1L bottles
- Comes with 1x BPA-free 1L bottle, 1x fizz infuser, 1x CO2 cylinder (if added)
- 2-year warranty
- No batteries needed
The machine is simple and doesn't require any electricity to work. However, this does mean that there's no indicator of how much gas you have left. Nor can it automatically fizz your drink with built-in settings. All that's required is to put in the refillable CO2 tank and that's it. The Drinkmate comes in four colors, blue, red, white, and black. Now, to be clear, the color doesn't matter. Unless you are particular about matching it with your other appliances, that is.
It's pretty easy to fizz your drinks manually. Simply pour in your beverage into the included bottle up to the max fill line (or less). Then, you attach the fizz infuser cap, plug the bottle in, and press the button on the top. Do note that you should only use pulp-less liquids, but sugary stuff is fine. You can do either short or long bursts. If you want lots of foam, short bursts with half the bottle filled works best. Longer bursts apparently foam less, but you need to stop pushing the button when the release valve discharges.
After that, it's a matter of slowly releasing excess gas by lifting the slow release lid (shown above) of the infuser cap. If the beverage starts foaming and threatening to spill out, you need to quickly close the cap and wait for the foam to settle. Once you don't hear any more gas coming out, hit the blue button to release the remaining pressure and you can then pour out your drinks. To clean, you simply rinse the infuser cap, and use the other included bottle cap to seal the bottle for drinking later.
Retailing at S$115 without a CO2 cylinder, the Drinkmate Sparkling Water & Soda Maker is an affordable soda maker. It's also priced much cheaper compared to its competitors. Adding the CO2 cylinder brings the price up to about S$146 — this is the sale price. It usually retails for S$155. You can exchange empty CO2 cylinders for new ones for S$20, either via delivery (a fee applies if below S$39) or at a physical location. You can order the Drinkmate from Lazada or Drinkmate's online store.
Note: Review unit provided by Drinkmate.
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