|SodaStream - www.sodastream.com|
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Prepare great-tasting, fresh, fizzy beverages precisely to your taste - with no bottles, cans, electricity...and no clean-up. Over 30 flavors at the touch of a button!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 30-day money-back guarantee.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - two-year manufacturer's warranty on all new soda makers.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Automatic access gas release mechanism. It is as easy to use as making a cup of coffee!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Customized carbonation level.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Easy to clean drip tray.
You might remember that in 2009 we reviewed the Sodastream Penguin Soda Maker and it was love at first Soda! I still have my penguin and 2 years later it works like new! I only mention this because for me durability is very important, when I spend money I expect that item to last. Most of us want quality and value at a good price, and Sodastream truly delivers! So you wonder? Why did you review the Genesis? While I love my Penguin and it's not going anywhere, I actually wanted the ability to make more soda per use and the Genesis has a bigger batch per use capacity than the Penguin does. But just like the Penguin, it is SUPER easy to set up, use, and maintain! I love being able to make bigger batches per use, I love the drip tray, and I love the slimmer profile as I do have a small kitchen.
This year I've been making small Lifestyle changes that have added up to yield major results. Without drastic changes I have dropped 26 pounds, and Sodastream is one of the tools in my arsenal. I am never going to become a fanatic, I love life, I love food and I love my Soda! I'm NOT giving it up entirely, but Sodastream allows me to still enjoy my soda with reduced levels of sodium, carbs and caffeine. The comparison between popular brand sodas and sodastream are really dramatic, please refer to this chart for more info HERE.
Based on my level of Soda Consumption I can't even begin to explain just how much I've saved using Sodastream, not to mention the mix is lighter to carry than standard 2 liters and as I live in an Apartment, it's definitely helping my back not carrying those heavy bottles anymore. I love being able to customize the intensity of the flavor as well as the level of carbonation and variety of flavors! My personal fave flavors include (it's truly like having a soda aisle in your pantry) : Cream, Cranberry Raspberry, Dr. Pete, Lemon Lime, Orange, and the traditional Cola flavor!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at SodaStream have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will win a SodaStream Genesis for their Dad, or to keep for themself!
Don't you just ♥ SodaStream? I know I do!
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY entry- Tell us who this will be for, Will you give it to Dad, your Hubby, Brother, Uncle, (or will you keep the SodaStream for yourself)? (And while we never make social media follows mandatory, I'd love it if you followed SodaStream via Facebook or Twitter, see Extra Credit Section for more info and direct links). (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE.
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