This kitchen gadget has the good looks of a KitchenAid appliance and is powered by SodaStream technology that lets you set the perfect carbonation level for your water. The design has a distinctively retro look reminiscent of an old soda shop blender, with its die cast metal housing and old-fashioned dial. It comes in many hues, so there’s one to coordinate with your other appliances or provide a pop of color to your kitchen.
Once your water is bubbly, you can add one of 60 different flavor packets to create the beverage you’re after, or add some lemon and enjoy it as is. It’s compatible with SodaStream CO2 tanks, which you’ll need to replace over time, but this KitchenAid model comes with one CO2 tank, along with a reusable water bottle and a starter pack of three flavors. We used it to make root beer floats— and they were fantastic!