Sodastream Play $39 at Reject Shop

612

Saw this in the reject shop and doesn’t appear on their website.

Good for making fizzy drinks and the entry price point not too bad to try it out.

Only in Yellow.

Current cheapest price on Staticice is $69.
http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=Sodastream+play...

Edit:

I understand there are some political issues with Sodastream. Lets save that for the discussion board and talk about the deal!

Comments

  •  

    the CO2 bottle is about that price

  • +5 votes

    https://www.discounthomebrewsupplies.com.au/shop/freedomone-...

    Connect to a regular CO2 bottle and save :)

    edit I use a Sodastream "Source" model of machine. Check fittings before ordering an adapter

    • +1 vote

      I was planning to try this 3 years ago but then I bought a Samsung Sodastream fridge(best thing ever)
      Is there any easy way to refill the sodastream cylinder at home from a bigger CO2 bottle?

    •  

      Pretty sure Sodastream are all over this.
      I had a "Play" model and can confirm 100% this doesn't work with this model.

      •  

        So I need to get a "Source"?

        •  

          No idea.
          I tried a couple of models of SodaStream. All connected fine to the FreedomOne+,
          but nothing happened when you pressed the button. Like I said, I think SS are onto it, and
          have prevented the use of external sources.
          I ended up getting a cheaper 'SodaKing' carbonator, and it works perfectly.

          EDIT: I did this about 18 months ago.

    • +2 votes

      For the super tight-assed among us, you can also use CO2 fire extinguisher bottles with your freedom-one soda-stream adapter, for an almost unlimited source of free CO2 gas for your fizzy drinks. This is possible because the fittings for CO2 bottles and fire-extinguisher CO2 bottles are the same.

      You can usually pick up CO2 extinguishers for free, as the bottles have to be replaced or re-pressure-tested every five years and most businesses just buy new bottles.

      One CO2 extinguisher bottle has over eight times the capacity of a soda-stream bottle.

  • +2 votes

    Costco has the Sodastream 60 Litre Gas Cylinder 2 Pack for $49(not swap/refill, you are getting 2 extra canisters). Of course, you can swap your empty cylinder at any Coles Express($19)

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP. Been looking for a cheap one of these for a while. Hopefully there will be stock in the Geelong Reject Shop tomorrow.

    I think that one of the key difference to note between this and the more expensive offerings is that this model can only handle a particular sized bottle while the newer models can handle the larger ones.

    •  

      Nah they work with both the small 500ml and larger 1l bottles just fine, they come with a 1l bottle.

      •  

        Thanks, just to clarify, I was talking to a Sodastream rep at HN a few months back and one of the difference they mentioned was that there was a new type of bottle that was being used in the newer machines that was not backwards compatible.

        The older machine bottle versions of the 500ml and 1lt are fine, it is the NEWER machine bottle that was the issue.

    •  

      Dammit, for the first time I decide to go into the Geelong Reject Shop after walking past it for the last few years and I discover that it is now CLOSED! Big W Geelong didn't have the cheaper ones either.

  • +1 vote

    I think BigW has the same deal.

  • +2 votes

    Love our Sodastream. Might not save us all that much money, but geez it saves a lot of time at the shops, having to haul tons of bottles of soda water/soft drink.

    • +2 votes

      IIRC it is actually more expensive to make your own than it is to buy soda water at woolworths.

      •  

        This is true. I read a comparison where someone did the maths of making your own vs buying soda water and it worked out more expensive to make your own. It’s just a gimmick and doesn’t taste nearly as good as mineral or soda water from stores.

        •  

          Haven’t done the maths, might be more expensive.
          But you can’t really call it a gimmick, it’s super useful. Like I said before, as someone who drinks a lot of soda water, this is just as good and saves lugging a dozen bottles home from the shops each time.
          Actually it’s better because you can choose your level of carbonation easily.
          And how does it not taste the same as soda water from the shops, which is carbonated tap water?
          I use mine daily.

        •  

          @theguyrules:

          Can also use it to turn cheap wine into expensive champagne!

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlMwud7SxEA

  •  

    Is this the model that has non-standard bottles and fittings?

  •  

    How much it works out for 1 litre of soda water for CO2 refill. I'm tying to see if buying this would be cheaper against buying 75 cents soda water bottles from Colesworth.

    • +1 vote

      In terms of the maths unless you go wholesale for the carbonate its prob still cheaper with the 75cents. But the point is the convienace and lugging around litres of water as you can just use tap water

    •  

      Depends how much you drink. In our case, we calculated breaking even after a year then savings kick in.

    • +1 vote

      It's cheaper. I did the same maths years ago, plus saves on waste

    •  

      If you go with the 6Kg CO2 bottle, the first ~800 Litres cost me about $450. That included the machine, adapter hose, and bottle.

      After that, a refill is around $50.

      If you go through a lot of soda water, it can pay for itself quite quickly.

      Use Cottees or Diet Right flavours in the 1L bottle, as it will mix perfectly in the sodastream bottle.

  • +1 vote

    This thing is awesome. Well done Israel!

  • +2 votes

    I don't know what "a bonfide antisemitic organisation" is, nor do I care how many are bona fide or bogusly racist. Antisemitism is a scourge and these days comes mainly from left-wing and muslim sources. If you single out Israel, and hold its people and politics to a different standard too other countries - you are a antisemite and a racist cnut and can go FYS. The BDS people I know (of) are all certifiable racists, and antisemitism has run through British society for centuries. Just look at Corbyn and UK Labour. I consciously will buy Israeli products in support, just as I boycot other product. Freedom of choice.

    • +1 vote

      Well said.

      And importantly, Israel is the only democracy in the middle east.

      I suggest people ask BDS supporters what happened to all the jewish populations in other middle eastern countries. The answer is why there is a need for a jewish state.

  •  

    Long live Israel!

  •  

    I drink a lot of soda water, would it be cheaper to get one of these and make my own soda water?

    •  

      Yep. Read the comments above re: people converting the unit to take cheaper, larger CO2 canisters rather than the expensive small Sodastream ones to really bring down the costs long term.

      •  

        Lazy of me, I presumed I was the only one that planned to do this though lol. Cheers I'll have a look through the comments.

  •  

    Just wanted to add a link to another solution to the cost of the gas bottles - haven't used this myself, but seems (actually) legit: http://www.sodamod.com/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=COMBO...

    If anyone orders, be sure to tell them you've got an .au model as the adaptor is different to their standard and is Au specific.

  •  

    lots of stock at Broadway, NSW. However, mine was sold with an empty CO2 canister… will try to get it replaced in store

  • +1 vote

    WARNING

    I bought a yellow Sodastrem play from the reject shop and screwed in the canister l. No fizz. So I tightened it more, still no fizz, tried to unscrew it and no matter how I tried it was stuck. So I took it back and swapped it. Second one same story. So I weighed the bottle and after looking online saw that on the neck of the bottle they have printed the weigh at full and empty. Empty was 0.33kg and the bottle weighed in at 0.29 kg. Soooo… it would seem the reject shop stock has loads of empty bottles shipping with them. Which is super foggy seeing as the canisters have shrink wrap over the cap so everything looks good until you get home and try get some fizz going.

  • Top