A DIY soda maker is the kind of thing I’ve been dying to try at home but I wasn’t sure if it was one of those frivolous small appliances that would just take up space on my counter until it ended up in the back of a pantry somewhere. And then I tried the Purefizz Soda maker and behold, for I have a new favorite kitchen activity. Besides licking brownie batter.
The first thing you notice about the Purefizz is that this thing is beautiful. It looks like a sleek, stainless steel carafe which means you can keep it right on the table for serving, or tote it along for picnics or al fresco dining. As for what it does? Magic.
Okay, science. But sometimes the two are kind of the same.
It couldn’t be simpler to carbonate anything at all–not just water like a Sodastream, but white wine, lemonade, juice, or add your own homemade soda syrup to water to make your own soda of all kinds.
My daughter is begging me to try carbonated iced coffee but don’t think that’s on the menu any time soon.
I gave it a shot with some
And hallelujah, for cleaning is as easy as cleaning out a carafe; though you might want a good bottle brush if you’re working with anything sweet or sticky.
While water juice or wine are obviously the easiest to carbonate, it’s going to be so fun to get creative. I love this recipe for homemade lemon verbena syrup by Anton Nocito on Epicurious to make a sour cherry-lemon verbena soda (and a lot more), or his easy ginger syrup recipe seems so refreshing for summer.
Now one place they get you is with the CO2 cartridges, since only one works per carafe. That said, by all accounts you can really use any standard cartridge at all. Leland C02 soda chargers seem to be well recommended and on amazon, a pack of 120 makes them less than $.30 each, which isn’t bad at all for a.75 liter bottle. And I’m happy to know they’re recyclable.
It’s such an awesome hostess gift, a Father’s Day gift for a foodie dad, or even a terrific gift for a mom-to-be who is on the mocktail train for the next 40 weeks or so. Check back with me in a few months. I have a good feeling mine won’t be in the back of any closet any time soon.
Find the Purefizz Soda maker by Mastrad starting around $64.99 on our affiliate Amazon. Thanks to Mastrad for providing one to CMP for review.