What is a Carbonator

Homemade carbonated water is environmentally friendly, cost-efficient, and just plain delicious. If you still haven’t joined the fizzy water maker wagon, you are missing out. On the other hand, if you’ve been enjoying carbonated drinks for a while, you know all about what a carbonator is. For those in the dark, we’ll be sharing with you exactly that.

A water carbonator is a great way to save money and make carbonated water at home. If you’re willing to bend the rules a bit, you can carbonate some of your favorite drinks, as well. A carbonator is indispensable with your machine because otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to add in the bubbles.

While most manufacturers offer their carbonators, most are compatible with SodaStream machines. Check out below some of the best carbonators for all your sparkling water needs and more.

Carbonator FAQ’s

Are water Carbonators safe?

Yes. When made with food-grade virgin PET. This means that bottles are non-toxic, BPA-free, and do not contain any harmful chemicals.

How does a carbonator work?

A motorized carbonator consists of a carbonation tank that flows carbon dioxide gas and pumps fresh water at 30-90 PSI pressure. The CO2 gas is diffused into the water through a carbonation device or stone, and the seltzer is produced as the water adsorbs the gas into the solution.

What is the use of carbonators?

Beverage carbonation adds tiny bubbles to a full-bodied, alcoholic drink. Granted, the process infuses soft drinks with fizz. You can feel and taste the effervescence when you pop open a can of soda.

What does a soda carbonator do?

The carbonator combines CO2 gas and tap water together, giving you carbonated water (seltzer).

What is a carbonator machine?

These countertop machines allow you to carbonate your water at home, flavor it if you please, and enjoy as much of it as you’d like without creating a small graveyard of cans at the corner of your desk by the end of every workday.

How do drinks become carbonated?

The process usually involves carbon dioxide under high pressure. When the pressure is removed, the carbon dioxide is released from the solution as tiny bubbles, which causes the solution to become effervescent or fizzy. A typical example is the dissolving of carbon dioxide in water, resulting in carbonated water.

Are SodaStream Carbonators safe?

SodaStream carbonators are FDA approved, meaning the CO2 contained in your canister is safe to consume. But if you refill it by yourself or in your local stores, there is a chance the CO2 will not be safe for consumption. This is because some third-party CO2 tanks may contain toxins.

What can you do with a SodaStream carbonator?

In addition to water and with a bit of patience, you can carbonate practically any liquid. That includes:

  • Orange juice. More pulp in the orange juice will make carbonating more complicated and much messier. Orange juice carbonates more quickly than water, which produces more fizz.
  • Coffee. Though it may sound strange, carbonated coffee has been around for a while, like a coffee-flavored Coke. You can also find Coffee Soda, and people have been adding espresso or coffee to various types of soda for years.
  • Tea. Tea doesn’t fizz nearly as much as coffee or orange juice. You may want to add some flavoring or sweetener to the tea after you’ve carbonated it, but it usually tastes excellent as-is.
  • Cocktails. Make the cocktail as you usually would and shake it with ice to chill it further. Strain the cocktail into the SodaStream bottle and slowly charge it. Some liquors carbonate differently from others, so you will have to experiment with how much they should be carbonated.
  • Wine. Experts explain white wine works better than red due to a lower viscosity and lower sugar content.
  • Hard liquors. Whiskey and Vodka seem to carbonate well, with Whiskey being the best option. While Gin, Rum, and Tequila do not hold the carbonation well.

Carbonator Options

SodaStream 60 L Co2 Exchange Carbonator

Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water and works with all SodaStream machines. These CO2 cylinders are not compatible with SodaStream Terra model machines.

Reusable carbonator bottles are conveniently portable. Includes two bottles. It is recommended to have two of these cylinders so when one goes empty; you give yourself a little time to exchange it as your using the 2nd one.

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  • Two cylinders
  • 4.85 pounds
  • Reusable


Same Great Looks as a first-generation model with updated interior features. Your kit includes 1 Carbonator (Sparkling Water Maker), 1 PET Bottle.

The bottle is safe, non-toxic, and made from high-quality PET plastic. The Aarke carbonated water machine requires no batteries or electricity.



  • 14.5 oz Co2 carbonator cartridge
  • Stainless Steel
  • 1.4 Kilograms

PASONG 60L Co2 Carbonator

Use CO2 Carbonator to make carbonated water, without adding any chemicals, healthier and safer.
Whether at home or outdoors, no need to the power-ups; make sparkling drinks anytime and anywhere, let sparkling beverages accompany your healthy life.

Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water, Compatible with Drinkmate, Kitchen Aid, Aarke, and other similar carbonated appliances.

PASONG Carbonators are made of lightweight aluminum to exacting standards set forth by the US Department of Transportation. The highest quality standards are maintained to ensure the safety and purity of the CO2 refills.

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  • Aluminum
  • Up to 60 liters of water
  • 3.41 pounds

Soda Sense 60L CO2 Carbonator

Each canister contains 60L of bubbles and includes an Exchange box for easy canister recycling. One canister will carbonate 60L of water, and if combined with a Soda Sensei carbonation machine, you can carbonate even more!

SodaSense Canisters are compatible with most carbonation machines, including Sodastream, DrinkMate, Aarke, and more.

Each canister has a safety valve, metal screw thread, and aluminum alloy cap to ensure safe carbonation.

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  • Compatible
  • Safe
  • Recyclable

Drinkmate 60L CO2 Exchange Carbonator

Two cylinders included. Each can make up to 60 liters of carbonated drinks. Compatible with all brands of soda makers that use the 60L CO2 cartridge.

Drinkmate’s online exchange program also accepts SodaStream and Soda Sense cylinders for recycling and refill.

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  • 5.5 pounds
  • 60L CO2 cartridge
  • Exchange program

Sodaology 60L Co2 Carbonator

Each bottle of Co2 Carbonator is food-grade carbon dioxide, without adding any chemicals, and the purity is as high as 99.9%.

Sodaology Co2 cylinders are compatible with most carbonation machines, including Sodastream, DrinkMate, Aarke, and more. Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water, and you can make delicious sparkling water at home, helping you save money.

Sodaology Co2 carbonator is made of aluminum alloy material, double valve design, safer without gas leakage.

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  • High-quality
  • Up to 60 liters of water
  • Aluminum

Stimulate 60L CO2 Carbonator

Each cylinder contains food-grade CO2 filled. No need to power on; make soda anytime, anywhere, let soda accompany your healthy life.

Each cylinder carbonates up to 60 liters of water. These are compatible with Sodastream, Drinkmate, Kitchen Aid, Aarke, and other similar carbonated appliances.

Soda co2 cartridges durable, lightweight aluminum body with brass valve.

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  • Aluminum and Brass
  • 2 Cylinders
  • Up to 60 liters of water
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