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SodaStream bottles are used for the SodaStream water sprinklers. They contain a carbon dioxide cylinder that allows you to add carbon dioxide to your drinking water at the touch of a button. This saves you the hassle of carrying mineral water bottles and is easy on your wallet. You can buy the bottles in different versions.

With our big SodaStream bottle test 2021 we want to help you find the best SodaStream bottle for you. We have compared different SodaStream bottles with each other and listed the respective advantages and disadvantages. This should make your purchase decision easier.

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Summary

  • Bottles from SodaStream are suitable for various SodaStream water sprayer models. With the bottles you avoid plastic waste and contribute to environmental protection.
  • Before you buy, you should know which model you have in order to find the right bottle for your water bubbler, because not every bottle fits every bubbler.
  • SodaStream bottles are available in plastic and glass. Depending on the material, the bottles differ in price, design, durability, suitability for the dishwasher and filling capacity.

The Best Sodastream Bottles: Our Picks

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a SodaStream bottle

Before buying a SodaStream bottle, you should think about a few aspects. We have clearly presented this information for you in the following paragraphs.

What distinguishes SodaStream bottles from other manufacturers?

There are bottles from other manufacturers, such as My Sodapop, Rosenstein & Söhne or Wassermaxx, which are produced for water bubblers and work according to the same principle. The question here is compatibility, because not all bottles from other manufacturers are compatible with SodaStream water sprinklers.

So if you want to be sure that the bottle will fit in your SodaStream water sprinkler, only use original SodaStream bottles.

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In addition to glass carafes and PET bottles, the SodaStream brand also produces special PEN bottles that are suitable for the dishwasher.
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The dishwasher-safe series is called Tritan, which is basically the same design as the standard PET bottles. In addition to the standard models, there is also the new Fuse line, which stands out with its modern design.

You can also choose between different colours and sizes of bottles. So every member of the family gets his or her own bottle for at home or on the road.

The PET bottles convince with their light and unbreakable material.

However, many prefer the SodaStream glass carafes because water from glass containers tastes better and the material looks more noble. In addition, the glass carafes are the perfect size to keep in the fridge.

How much do SodaStream bottles cost?

The prices of SodaStream bottles vary somewhat depending on the design and material. Some models are also available at particularly low prices in duo packs. You should therefore look out for promotions and discounts in the shops and compare the prices, for example at idealo.de.

The 1-litre PET bottle is the cheapest at around 9 €. In a special design, for example with elements made of high-quality stainless steel, the bottle costs about 14 €. So the price depends on the design. In online shops, there are sometimes promotions with three bottles for 13 €. The 0.5 litre PET bottles are also very cheap in a duo pack for about 11 €.

Type Price
1 litre PET bottle approx. 9 € - 14 €
0.5 litre PET bottle in a double pack approx. 11 €
1 litre Fuse PET bottle approx. 14 € - 18 €
1 litre Tritan bottle in a double pack approx. 20 €
Glass carafe 15 € - 28 €

In the middle price range are the 1 litre Fuse bottle with, depending on the design, between 14 and 18 € and the 1 litre Tritan bottle in a duo pack for about 20 €.

The most expensive, but most durable, are the SodaStream glass carafes. A glass carafe with about 600 ml costs around 15 €, in a duo pack they are available for 28 €.

What spare parts and accessories are available for SodaStream bottles?

Since the lids of SodaStream bottles need to be replaced after some time due to frequent use, there are replacement lids for all models, both for glass bottles and plastic bottles. You can also choose between different colours for the lids and thus make your bottle a little more individual.

In addition, the manufacturer also offers special cleaning tabs with which you can easily clean the bottles.

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Other manufacturers also offer special bottle brushes that make cleaning the bottles easier.
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If you place particular value on design, you can also buy elegant water glasses from the Crystal Edition at SodaStream.

If you want to store your bottles in a beautiful holder, various suppliers also offer drip holders in different designs, for example made of stainless steel or wood. With these, you can let the bottles dry by themselves and at the same time decorate them.

Furthermore, SodaStream also offers soft drink organic syrups in its range, which you can use to give your sparkling water a delicious taste.

How do I clean SodaStream bottles?

When cleaning, you should pay attention to the material your bottle is made of. PET bottles are not dishwasher safe and must be washed by hand. The exception to this is the Tritan plastic bottle, which is specially made for cleaning in the dishwasher. Glass carafes can also be cleaned in the dishwasher.

There are several ways to clean the bottles:

1.With washing-up liquid: clean the bubbler bottle and the lid after use with warm water up to max. 50°C and a little household washing-up liquid. It is best to use a bottle brush with hard plastic or natural bristles.

2. With cleaning tabs: You can also use the SodaStream cleaning tabs for cleaning. Just follow the steps on the package.

3. With home remedies: SodaStream bottles can also be cleaned with simple home remedies. We've listed some options for you in the trivia below.

It is important to always let the bottles dry out completely so that no bacteria can form. This can lead to unpleasant odours.

How long do SodaStream bottles last?

You will find an expiry date on the PET and Tritan bottles from SodaStream. It is important to keep to the expiry date, as PET does not last indefinitely and can wear out after a while.

The bottles are also exposed to high pressure due to the carbonation, so the use-by date must not be exceeded. After the expiry date, you can still use the bottles as drinking bottles, but no longer for sparkling water.

Glass bottles last forever.

Glass bottles do not have an expiry date. Glass is of course more fragile than plastic, so you should look out for signs of use and possible cracks or glass splinters.

What alternatives are there to SodaStream bottles?

Various manufacturers, such as My Sodapop, Rosenstein & Söhne, Wassermaxx, Aarke, iSi Sodamaker, Sodamax, SodaClub (predecessor of SodaStream) also produce bottles for water bubblers. However, these usually do not fit into the SodaStream water sprinklers. The question of compatibility includes the type of material and the type of closure.

Water sprinkler models with glass bottles and models with plastic bottles are not compatible with each other. The bottles from Wassermaxx, for example, have a bayonet cap, which does not fit all water sprinkler models.

The best thing to do is to check which bottle was supplied with your appliance.

If a PET bottle was supplied with your machine, only PEN and PET bottles will fit. In contrast, a bubbler that comes with SodaStream glass bottles is only compatible with glass bottles.

An alternative to drinking water bubblers in general is a soda siphon bottle, i.e. a tap bottle for carbonated drinks. The gas valve with carbon dioxide is located directly on the bottle, in which you can make the soda water yourself.

Decision: What types of SodaStream bottles are there and which is the right one for you?

If you want to buy a SodaStream bottle, you can choose between different models. In the following descriptions, we will explain the differences between them and their advantages and disadvantages.

What is the 1L PET bottle from SodaStream and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The 1 litre PET bottle from SodaStream is available in different versions, for example with a stainless steel base or a coloured base. The bottle fits all current Sodastream water sprayers for plastic bottles with a screw thread. The PET bottle cannot be used for glass sparklers such as SodaStream Crystal or SodaStream Penguin.

Advantages
  • light weight
  • unbreakable
  • low price
  • large filling capacity
  • different designs
Disadvantages
  • not dishwasher safe
  • limited shelf life

The filling volume of the 1 L PET bottle is 840 ml up to the fill line. The PET bottle is not dishwasher safe. You should also not rinse it with water that is too hot (max. 50°C), expose it to direct sunlight or freeze it. SodaStream PET bottles also have an expiry date. You must not use the bottles after this date has expired. You should only use the bottle for sparkling water.

The advantage of the PET bottle is its low weight and large capacity. The 1-litre PET bottle from SodaStream is therefore perfect for home, school, work and on the go.

What is the 1L PET bottle Fuse by SodaStream and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The 1L PET bottle Fuse stands out with its modern design. The bottle shape is slightly narrower and more elongated than the standard PET bottle from SodaStream and appears almost somewhat cone-shaped. This bottle is also available in different colours. The stainless steel version of the Fuse bottle looks particularly elegant.

Advantages
  • light weight
  • unbreakable
  • relatively low price
  • large filling capacity
  • unique design
Disadvantages
  • not dishwasher safe
  • limited shelf life

The Fuse bottles are only intended for use in SodaStream water sprinklers with a single-click mechanism and are not compatible for glass sprinklers such as SodaStream Crystal or SodaStream Penguin. The capacity of the Fuse bottle is 840 ml up to the fill line.

The Fuse bottle is not suitable for the dishwasher. Like all other PET bottles, the Fuse bottle also has an expiry date.

What is the 1L Tritan bottle from SodaStream and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The 1L Tritan bottle from SodaStream is made of a special plastic (PEN) that is dishwasher safe. You can therefore put the bottle in the dishwasher without any problems (up to 70°C).

Advantages
  • dishwasher safe
  • light weight
  • unbreakable
  • large filling capacity
Disadvantages
  • limited shelf life

The Tritan bottles are only suitable for SodaStream water bubblers with plastic bottles and for the bottle holder with screw thread or one-click mechanism. The bottles are not compatible with glass bubblers. The filling volume of the Tritan bottle is 840 ml up to the fill line. The Tritan bottles also have an expiry date that should not be exceeded.

What is the 0.5L PET bottle from SodaStream and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The 0.5L PET bottle essentially differs from the other PET bottles only in its capacity. The capacity of the 0.5 L PET bottle is 450 ml up to the fill line. The small PET fizzy drinks bottle is therefore ideal for children and for on the go if you don't want to carry a 1 litre bottle around with you.

Advantages
  • light weight
  • unbreakable
  • low price
  • ideal for children
Disadvantages
  • not dishwasher safe
  • limited shelf life

The smaller bottles are suitable for all current SodaStream water bubblers with plastic bottles with screw threads and are not compatible with glass bubblers. This small bottle is also not dishwasher safe and should only be washed with hot water at max. 50°C. Like all other PET bottles, the 0.5 l bottle also has an expiry date.

What is the glass carafe from SodaStream and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The glass carafe from SodaStream convinces with its high-quality material and design. Many people swear by the excellent taste of water from glass containers. The beautifully shaped glass bottle keeps the water fresh and thus delivers the best quality.

Advantages
  • dishwasher safe
  • unlimited shelf life
  • high quality
  • noble design
Disadvantages
  • somewhat more expensive
  • somewhat heavier
  • fragile

The big advantage of the glass bottle is that you can wash it in the dishwasher. It also has no expiry date, so it will last almost forever. On the other hand, glass is fragile and the bottle can break if you drop it. You should therefore be careful when handling the glass carafe. Due to its fragility, the bottle is not suitable for small children.

The noble glass bottle has a screw cap and a capacity of 0.615 litres to the fill line. It also only fits in the Penguin or Crystal bubbler.

Buying criteria: You can compare and rate SodaStream bottles based on these factors

You can differentiate between SodaStream bottles in terms of use, material, colour and design, capacity, dishwasher suitability and durability. However, the most important thing before you buy is that you are clear about which model of water sprinkler you need a bottle for, because not all bottles fit all models.

Depending on whether you drink a lot or a little, attach importance to design or need the bottle for children or on the go, a PET bottle or a glass bottle is more suitable for you.

Use

SodaStream currently offers the Crystal, Easy, Power and Easy One Touch types. The different types of water dispensers require different bottles, so you should know which type you want to use the bottle for.

The glass carafes are only suitable for the Crystal bubbler with screw cap. Plastic bottles are used for the Easy, Power and Easy One Touch sparklers.

Material

The material also plays an important role in the purchase decision. The advantages of PET bottles are that they are unbreakable and lightweight, so they are ideal for transport.

However, you cannot wash them in the dishwasher and have to replace them with new bottles after the expiry date. PEN bottles, however, can be washed in the machine.

Glass bottles can also be washed in the dishwasher and last a very long time. Glass is also said to give the water a good taste. On the other hand, glass bottles can break easily, are heavier and are not suitable for children.

Depending on whether you need the bottle for home, children, work or on the road, a PET bottle or a glass bottle is more suitable for you.

Colour and design

PET bottles come in different colours, shapes and designs. With PET bottles, you can choose the colour of the base and the lid. You can also choose black, white or stainless steel. SodaStream also produces special editions with designs for certain themes.

Not only the lid and base are decorated, but also the bottle itself.

The glass carafe is only available in transparent glass with a black lid. However, you can also find replacement lids in many different colours. The glass has engravings that resemble waves and give the bottle a noble look. Glass always looks better than plastic.

Filling quantity

SodaStream bottles are available in 1 litre, 0.5 litre or 0.6 litre. However, the filling quantity depends on the material. PET bottles are offered with one litre or half a litre. The actual filling quantity, however, is limited to 840 ml or 450 ml.

The glass carafe is only produced in one size. Its capacity is 615 ml.

Depending on whether you drink a lot or a little, don't want to carry a heavy load or need the bottle for children, a large or small bottle is more suitable for you.

Dishwasher safe

As already mentioned, suitability for the dishwasher depends on the type of material. PET bottles cannot be washed in the dishwasher. The only exception is the Tritan bottle, which you can put in the dishwasher.

Type dishwasher safe
PET bottle no
Tritan bottle (PEN) yes
Glass carafe yes

Glass carafes can also be washed in the dishwasher without any problems. It is important that you always let all bottles dry well and also clean the lids thoroughly.

Shelf life

All SodaStream PET bottles have an expiry date printed on them. Once the expiry date has passed, you should not continue to use the bottle, but dispose of it and buy new bottles.

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PET does not last indefinitely and can show large signs of wear after a while.
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The useful life must not be exceeded because the bottles are under strong pressure due to the carbonation. Temperature fluctuations also have an influence on the material. After the expiry date, the bottles can still be used, but they can no longer be used for fizzing.

Facts worth knowing about SodaStream bottles

Finally, we would like to give you some background information about SodaStream bottles. If you already own a SodaStream bottle, you might find some helpful tips here.

How often do I have to clean a SodaStream bottle?

In general, SodaStream bottles should be rinsed once with clean water after each use, especially if you add syrups to the bottle. For normal cleaning, we recommend using a drop of washing-up liquid and a bottle brush, as this will also allow you to reach the difficult corners and the base.

Don't forget the outer thread and the bottle cap. Otherwise the lid can start to stink. Always drain the bottles upside down with the opening facing down and let them air dry well.

How can I clean SodaStream bottles with home remedies?

Apart from cleaning tablets and washing-up liquid, you can also use tried and tested household remedies for stubborn dirt.

  • Baking soda or baking powder: Put a packet of baking soda or baking powder in the bottle with warm water and shake vigorously. If this does not loosen the stains, you can leave the mixture to soak in for a while. Finally, rinse.
  • Vinegar and denture cleaner: Vinegar and denture cleaner are also often recommended for cleaning. However, vinegar can leave unpleasant odours. The denture cleaner works similarly to a normal cleaning tablet, but is much cheaper. Simply place the denture cleaner tablet in the bottle. Fill it completely with lukewarm water and let it work for 30 minutes. Then empty the bottle and rinse with cold water.
  • Citric acid: To clean the lid, simply soak it in diluted citric acid and leave to soak for a while. Then rinse under clean water.

What is the difference between PET and PEN?

There are different types of plastic that are used to make plastic bottles. One is PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and the other is PEN (polyethylene naphthalate). Unlike PET, PEN has a higher gas density and heat resistance, which makes the bottle suitable for the dishwasher.

Although the PET bottles have an expiry date, they still last longer than normal disposable PET bottles that can be bought in supermarkets and are thrown away after drinking up. With SodaStream bottles, you avoid unnecessary plastic waste.

Tip: Sparkling water for baking and cooking

Carbonated water can do more than you think. Many people resort to the "secret weapon" of sparkling water for baking and cooking.

Calories can be saved by replacing cream with mineral water with plenty of carbonation. It also enhances the flavours of the ingredients. Baking powder can also be replaced by sparkling water, as the carbonic acid in the dough acts like a leavening agent.

We have discovered a recipe for cheese spaetzle with sparkling water that we don't want to deprive you of:

Ingredients:

  • 480 g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 ml mineral water
  • 300 g grated Emmental cheese
  • 3 shallots cut into thin slices
  • 80 g butter
  • 1 bunch of chives
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Preparation:

1. Mix the flour together with the eggs, 1 tsp salt, mineral water and olive oil to form a smooth dough. Then "beat" the dough until it bubbles.

2. In the meantime, bring a pot of salted water to the boil and fry the onions rolled in flour in the butter until golden.

3. Press the spaetzle into the boiling water.

4. If the spaetzle float to the surface, remove them from the water with a slotted spoon. Then put butter in a pan and fry the spaetzle.

5. Grate the cheese and add to the spaetzle. Add the fried onions and mix everything together.

6. To serve, place in small bowls or on plates, sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with chopped chives.

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