Once the box came, the kids were pumped! You would have thought it was Christmas. We had to open it and try it right away. We received the Source Starter Kit which was extremely simple to setup with no real assembly. One of the coolest things about this model is that it requires no electrical outlet and no batteries. I'm in love already!
Now, of course the biggest question of all is how cost effective is making your own soda? Well, its hard to completely break everything down. But the way we figured it, for every seven 2-liters you buy of any regular pop you, two will be free. The part that is hard to factor in is the CO2 tank which can cost you anywhere from $20-$30 and it all depends on how long it lasts or where you purchase it from.
My assumption is that it would last approximately a month since I know that the restaurant ones are 5 times the size and are used much more frequently and last just under a month. Here's a kicker though, if you drink energy drinks you can get the equivalent of 50 Red Bulls for about $7 bucks!! Wow that is worth the whole machine in itself.
Recommendation: My overall opinion though is that everyone needs one of these in their households! Not only is it cost effective and tastes great but green friendly in several ways for our environment! I have told everyone I can think of that they need one of these and even bought it as the perfect wedding gift for a close friend!
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