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SodaStream Comparison: Fizzi, Aqua Fizz, One Touch, Jet, Power & Source

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Comparing the different SodaStream options can be confusing!

Between Fizzi, Aqua Fizz, One Touch, Jet, Power & Source, there are so many options that it is hard to know which is the ideal choice for your situation.

No matter which one you choose, SodaStream will help reduce your carbon footprint or just the amount of plastic recycling or garbage you produce. It will also save your back and a little money too! No more carrying around dozens of bottles of water every week.

This baby is a lifesaver.

SodaStream Comparison Table & Model List

Name ImagePoweredBottlesCarbonation

SodaStream Fizzi

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NoPlasticPress Yourself

SodaStream Aqua Fizz

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NoGlassPress Yourself

SodaStream One Touch

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YesPlastic3 Presets

SodaStream Source

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NoPlastic3 Level Indicator

SodaStream Fountain Jet

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NoPlasticPress Yourself

SodaStream Power

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YesPlasticPress Yourself

Sodastream Fizzi vs One Touch

There are two significant differences between the Fizzi and the One Touch.

1. The One Touch is powered, and the Fizzi is not

2. The One Touch has three presets and the Fizzi has one button you press.

Sodastream Fizzi vs Fountain Jet

The main difference between the Sodastream Jet and Fizzi is the design. The Fizz only takes the 0.7L glass carafe, while the Jet takes various plastic bottle sizes.

Sodastream Fizzi vs Source

The big difference between the Fizzi and the Source is that the Source has a level indicator. Additionally, the Fizzi has a one-press button, while the Source has 3 different levels of carbonation.

The Differences To Watch Out For

The challenge for most of us though is in choosing the right SodaStream model. They have so many, and it all seems very confusing. Well, it is. Most of them are pretty similar, but there are a few key differences.

Powered Or Non-Powered

The first choice you face is powered vs non-powered. Most of the SodaStreams run purely on the power/energy stored within the gas canister. There is no need for power, so why add any? However, some models come with a few bells and whistles, which require power.

Not a huge problem, but if you want to use this on the go, or in a location where power is a challenge…then be on the lookout for the models that are standalone (I will spell it out in the table below).

sodastream One Touch - 3-carbonations
SodaStream One Touch – 3-carbonations

Choose Your Own Carbonation

A little like the old “choose your own adventure” books I had when I was a kid (am I giving away my age?) the SodaStream is great because it allows you to choose your own carbonation. Yay!

However, most of them just use a simple button that you either push a few times or for various amounts of time, to get the carbonation you want. This means you will have to experiment a little to get it right. Or, you can buy the One Touch or older model Power which has three presets which give you a, yes you guessed it, preset amount of carbonation. (Note: this is one of the powered models)

Of the older models (some are still available on Amazon) the Source also has an LED indicator to show how much carbonation you have added. It does not have the 3 presets like the One Touch, but it’s a nice addition.

glass carafe sodastream
Glass carafe SodaStream

Glass or Plastic Bottle

Almost all of the SodaStreams come with a 1L (33.8 oz) plastic bottle. However, if you fancy taking it to a more stylish and tasty level – the Aqua Fizz model comes with a glass carafe (fancy word for a glass bottle) that is very similar to the plastic ones, just in glass.

Personally, I prefer drinking from glass whenever I can (wine, beer, water, whatever) but you have to decide if the extra price is worth it for you!

Although I have not tried it, you can possibly use these glass bottles in other models anyway. Let me know if you have experience with this.

Older vs Newer Models

Below in the comparison table, I have listed the newest 3 models at the top, and the older ones below. Strangely, all the older ones are available on Amazon, but the newer Aqua Fizz is not. Go figure!

Price

Some of the SodaStreams are a lot more expensive than others. Of course, they cost more if you take the ones with the preset carbonation buttons. Makes sense. It’s more complicated to make.

The others, you seem to get what you pay for. The lower-cost ones are great for trying it out, and maybe they last a while, but they are more cheaply made (the Fizz & the Jet).

Lastly, a quick video (with cheesy voice-over!) to show you how these things work.