Sodastream Fizzi One Touch review

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I used to be addicted to Diet Coke. But then I became sensitive to caffeine and had to cut out all caffeinated drinks. I took this problem and turned it into my motivation to stop drinking artificially sweetened drinks. But the problem is that I really missed fizzy drinks. For a while, I made my own using seltzer, stevia, and Cappella’s flavor drops. This worked fine but it meant that I needed to keep a supply of bottled seltzer. Then I switched to a SodaStream Crystal Sparkling Water Maker for on-demand fizzy drink goodness. I loved that machine. Well, except that I had problems getting consistent fizziness of my drinks. But those days are gone now that I’ve started using the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch. Let’s check it out.

What is it?

The SodaStream Fizzi One Touch is a table-top appliance that carbonates water with 3 levels of carbonation to choose from.

What’s in the box?

SodaStream Fizzi One Touch
60 liter co2 carbonator
1 liter BPA-free reusable source carbonating bottle
AC adapter

Design and features

The Fizzi One Touch looks similar to other SodaStream sparkling water makers. It’s a 5″ x 7 1/4″ x 17″ high gloss black plastic device with the SodaStream logo on the front.

The back of the One Touch pops off the back of the unit to reveal the holder for the CO2 cartridge.

Installing the cartridge takes just a few seconds. All you have to do is peel off the wrapper at the top and remove the cap. This reveals the connector.

Then you slide the cartridge in place and screw it into the receptacle.

The next step is to attach the AC adapter to the bottom of the unit and route the cable. This is the first SodaStream that I’ve used that requires power. The others that I’ve tried over the years were manual sparkling water makers that required me to press the button as many times as needed to carbonate the water. That’s where the Fizzi One Touch is so much better because it does all the work for you!

The Fizzi One Touch comes with one BPA-free 1 Liter plastic bottle. The bottle is clear with a chrome-covered cap and base. Printed on the bottom is a fill line that helps you fill the bottle to the appropriate level.

The One Touch has a nozzle that goes into the bottle to “inject” the carbonation into the water.

Around the nozzle is an automatic clamp that holds the top of the bottom when you insert it.

You might be wondering if you can fill the bottle with something other than water and the answer to that question is no. The SodaStream is designed to only carbonate water. Trying other liquids can result in a mess and/or ruining your SodaStream, so don’t try it.

The nozzle swivels out from the unit to allow you to angle the bottle into the clamp.

When the bottle is in place, you press the bottle back into the unit so it’s in an upright position and is ready for carbonation.

As I mentioned earlier, the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch is a powered carbonator. On the top of the unit are three buttons that light up in blue when the unit is active. The left button (one drop) is for light fizz, the middle button (two drops) is for medium fizz, and the right button (three drops) is for high fizz.

It takes one button press to wake up the unit at which point the buttons will light up. Then you can press the button you want for the desired amount of fizz. Then the Fizzi will carbonate the water in the attached bottle. As soon as the lights on the buttons go out, you can remove the bottle.

See it in action

Using the One Touch is pretty much effortless. I prefer to fill the bottle with water and put it in the fridge so it gets cold BEFORE I make my drinks. But that’s just because I don’t want to water down the flavor with melting ice.

I like my homemade flavored soda drinks to be very fizzy, so I always use the max fizz button. I’ve been VERY happy with the performance of the Fizzi One Touch. Each time the fizz level is exactly the same unlike other SodaStream that I’ve used that have different fizz levels based on how many times and how long you press the manual button. I much prefer the One Touch do the work to get it the same fizz level each and every time.

Time will tell if the CO2 cartridge in the One Touch actually ends up lasting longer or not as long as the cartridge in a manual sparkling water maker. From what I’ve read, one cartridge should be able to carbonate up to 60 liters. New cartridges cost about $15 when you trade in your old one at Best Buy, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc.

What I like

  • Consistent results with one button press
  • Easy to use

What needs to be improved

  • A 2nd bottle would be nice

Final thoughts

I love the SodaStream Fizzi One Touch. It has removed the only pain point that I had from the previous SodaStream that I used but adding the one touch carbonation feature. The only way that I could be better would be to include an extra bottle but otherwise, it’s a definite keeper and popular gadget in our kitchen.

Price: $129.99
Where to buy: SodaStream and William Sonoma
Source: The sample for this review was provided by SodaStream.

20 thoughts on “Sodastream Fizzi One Touch review”

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  2. I used to have a soda stream myself. I ended up giving up on it because I could not get the same consistent fizz every time. Also none of the flavors really seemed to wean me off my favorite diet Dr. Pepper. Let me know some of the recipes you use. Maybe I can find something I will like to drink.

    1. My favorite Capella flavor drops are the grape and the kiwi strawberry. I also like raspberry and wild cherry. Cherry Cola isn’t bad either. I use a 24 oz tumbler that I add 2.5 packets of stevia and 18 flavor drops to the bottom. Then I add a little bit of water and stir it up with a straw to dissolve the stevia and mix in the drops. When that looks like clear liquid, I pour in the carbonated water, gently stir with the straw to mix everything and add ice.

        1. I keep it simple ,,,,I make about 5 litres of tea,,,,,sweetened or not ,,,it doesn’t matter,,,,,also i buy iced tea in 1.5 litre bottles in the supermarket,,,,,,they all fizz up just fine,,,,,if you make your own tea,,,,you controll exactly what goes into it,,,,,,which can be important for some people,,,,,anyway whichever way you do it ,it makes a great drink,,,,with ice if you wish,,,,,enjoy

          1. How do you use dry ice to charge your cylinders? I use the 3 drop button when I make my drinks, and they don’t last no time at all. I drink 3 or 4 litres a day, I might get 10 days. Breaking me up.

      1. Any tips on how to fix? It stopped working. CO2 is fine, it’s the bottle holder that apparently doesn’t fully clamp down anymore so when the CO2 goes in it doesn’t create fizz, it just sends water all over the place! I paid too much for this to only work for 4 months!

  3. Can this unit hold the larger 120 CO2 tank? I have had the Revolution (which appears to be discontinued since this model was developed) and it has stopped working (the internal gearing stopped pumping after one pump), so I already have 2 larger tanks, which I prefer so I’m not running to get new tanks every month. (I use about 60/Month and have 2 large tanks on my home unit). It also appears that I will lose the display. The Revolution had a GREAT feature that showed you how much gas was left in the tank so you could prep. Nothing worse than running out of gas mid-fizz. Any info would be helpful. I need to replace my unit and am defsing between the new one with loss of features and a “gently used” Revolution. (The price point on the new one is fantastic.. about half that of the Revolution).

      1. The units that hold a 120 have a removable piece at the bottom making the “hole” wide enough for the bigger tank. The piece that comes out looks like an adapter of sort. One of your pictures (side view with back open) looks like it might have that removable piece but I can’t tell for sure.

        1. I just checked again and there isn’t a removable part in the base. I suppose you could use a Dremel tool to widen that hole in the base, but then the plastic around the neck of the cylinder at the top might be too narrow for a larger cylinder too.

  4. Thanks for the info. Boggles my my mind that they had a product with such great features (digital screen w/gas gauge and large tabk ability) and they downgraded rather than upgraded. Absolutely LOVED the Revolution, but can’t seem to find a new one.

  5. This is the Revolution at a Home Appliance Expo before its release. The Revolution came out in 2014 and looked less “clunky” or squared off than the demo in this video. You can see the screen here, but can’t make out what’s happening. As the water carbonates, there’s a picture of a bottle with bubbles running through it. To the left, is a tank outline that has the level left in the tank “greyed” out so you know how much is left .. The reset button for the gauge allows you to select whether it’s a 60 or 120 liter tank. It’s very accurate. In fact, it will read empty when you still have 2 or 3 “Max fizz” presses left so you get lots of warning to buy a new tank. It’s the best one they created (IMO). It looks like the new Fizzi One Touch is a sleeker model, but without the screen, gas gauge, and ability for 120 tanks.

      1. Currently haggling on a gently used Revolution. If I can get it down to “throw away” money, I will replace mine with this one.. For a few bucks, it’s nothing to lose and the security of knowing that I will like the unit.

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