Gadget: Seltzer Maker by Soda Stream
There are two types of people: those who love bubbles in their beverages and those who don’t give a rip.
I’m a carbonation lover but on most occasions avoid soda. The regular versions make my teeth feel like they’re disintegrating into a sticky mess, and the diet versions make me feel… well, guilty. My preferred source of carbonation is seltzer water, which is to New Yorkers what milk is to Midwesterners: a tonic from an early age and, a couple of generations back, delivered to your doorstep.
I would love to drink seltzer daily but hate lugging it back from the grocery store. A year ago on a trip to Vermont I made my fiance (who was a mere boyfriend at the time) go to a supermarket and load up the trunk with seltzer since we had a CAR (rented) and driving it back 6 hours to our doorstep in NYC seemed too good an opportunity to pass up. We didn’t get engaged that weekend.
Enter Soda Stream, which just came to my local coop. Imagine: carbonation in my daily life without without the weight OR the trip to Vermont (not to mention without the sticky teeth OR artificial-sweetener-induced guilt). I’m going to have to see how much it costs.