Making Sparkling Water at Home
How many times have you craved a soft drink, imagining the satisfaction and thirst-quenching feeling it would bring, only to feel sluggish, bloated, and more thirsty afterward? Looking for an alternative that actually satisfies that craving for something fresh without wreaking havoc on your health? What you need is Sparkling Water, a low-calorie alternative to sugary, carbonated drinks.
However, there’s just one problem. Purchasing sparkling water at the stores can quickly make a can-sized hole in your wallet. In fact, it could get a lot costlier than if you were to replace your water intake with a soft drink. But fret not, now, because of revolutionary household products like SodaStream, you can make sparkling water right in your home or office. Here’s how it works and why you should be making that investment right away.
History of Sparkling Water
Sparkling Water, or soda water as it was previously called, has been around for decades. It was accidentally discovered by Joseph Priestly at a brewery in 1767. In the past, it was made at home or in the bar with a seltzer bottle. It was a minimalistic system – much like the one used in whipped cream spray bottles - that consisted of just a soda siphon attached to a gas canister.
Gradually, as technology advanced, sparkling water grew into a very lucrative business, especially in the food and beverage sector. Over time, it became a luxury exclusively advocated by and available at high-end restaurants. Today, sparkling water has entered the mainstream market as the number one substitute for harmful, sugary soft drinks that the new age health-conscious population is trying to avoid.
In fact, according to a study done by Statista, as people realise the benefits of sparkling water, the carbonated water industry is estimated to be valued at over 4.5 billion pounds worldwide by 2021.
Benefits of Making Sparkling Water at Home
The growing market is a testament to the benefits of making the switch to sparkling water over soft drinks or other sugary carbonated drinks. And now, with appliances like SodaStream, you can DIY your own bubbly freshness. In addition to saving you from multiple trips to the grocery stores and lugging around dozens of heavy bottles and cans, there are a number of ways investing in a sparkling water machine can benefit you.
While there is a small upfront investment, in the long run, your sparkling water appliance will definitely prove to be worth the cost. Moreover, the maintenance costs for your SodaStream are both reasonable and affordable. With a SodaStream appliance, the per litre cost of sparkling water is a fraction of the cost of branded store-purchased carbonated water.
The convenience of not having to run to the store every time you run out of your favourite drink is another big selling point when it comes to making sparkling water at home. When you run out, simply grab some cold water and turn it into a refreshing, healthy drink with little to no hassle and within seconds.
Easy to Use
Most sparkling water appliances are user-friendly and require minimal work. SodaStream home appliances like the Spirit allow you to carbonate your tap water at a touch of the button.
Getting Your First SodaStream
Purchasing a SodaStream will be one of the best investments you can make towards living a healthier lifestyle. The appliance is compact, easy to use, and fast. Don’t believe us? Read reviews from our users who have purchased SodaStream for their homes and offices and absolutely loved it.
How to Use a SodaStream
Once you have purchased your SodaStream along with the selection of flavours you would like to try, you are ready to take the first step towards a healthier, better you.
The three-step process involved in using your new appliance is as simple as flipping open a can, only a little more fun. Start by pouring some cold water into the bottle and clicking it into the machine. Then, simply push the carbonating button – repeatedly, depending on how much fizz you want – that is located on the top of the machine and watch the bubbles dance in the bottle. Unclick the bottle once the carbonation is completed to your satisfaction and add the flavour of your choosing. Your refreshing, sparkling water is now ready to be enjoyed!
There is a certain number of trial and error processes until you find the level of carbonation that you like best. But once you get the hang of it, there is almost no room for error. Just remember to use pre-chilled water and to add the flavour last.
A number of recent studies have shown that sparkling water has the same hydrational value as plain water and can also help you satisfy your soft drink craving, without causing any harm to your health. What more do you need? Head on over to the SodaStream website and start browsing our products!