May 14, 2009
penquin water carbinator
My husband is addicted to drinking carbonated water. He was feeling a lot of guilt about all the plastic bottles that came with his bubble-water habit. He wondered if he could make his own carbonated water.
After a bit of research online, he found an interesting contraption that will let him make his own carbonated water from tap, which is great because he had already invested in an excellent water filtering system. Not only will it save lots of bottles over time, this gadget uses glass bottles for the process. He really likes the idea of keeping his bubbly water in glass instead of plastic.
It's called the Sodastream Penquin . From the manufacturer's website:
"Operating without batteries or electricity, Sodastream home soda makers are highly energy-efficient small appliances. Appliances that work without electricity improve the environment by cutting down on the emissions generated by electrical plants, giving us cleaner air and ground water. By operating completely on power supplied by the compressed air in the carbonator — an easily renewable fuel source — Sodastream does not contribute to environmental pollution made by batteries. Empty carbonators are returned to Sodastream to be cleaned, inspected and refilled with CO2 drawn naturally from the air. Carbonators are reusable as long as they remain in good condition. Store bought soda and sparking water travels hundreds of miles from the bottling plant to the store shelf, usually in trucks that get fewer than 10 miles to the gallon. Instead, Sodastream uses the water that's already in your home, saving literally tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere."
If you want to see just how easy and fun it is to use, check out this video on the Williams Sonoma website. I wasn't able to embed it on the blog.