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Sodastream gas cylinder

So.. I've just purchased a Sodastream which came with a 60L gas canister

On the sodastream.ch website it's waffling on about the fact that I've only 'rented' the gas canister without explaining anything about what I'm supposed to do (as far as I can make out) when it's empty.

No one explained anything when I bought it.. what's the deal.. do I take in the empty canister to a shop and swap it for a full one ?
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Old 24.06.2014, 20:19
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So.. I've just purchased a Sodastream which came with a 60L gas canister

On the sodastream.ch website it's waffling on about the fact that I've only 'rented' the gas canister without explaining anything about what I'm supposed to do (as far as I can make out) when it's empty.

No one explained anything when I bought it.. what's the deal.. do I take in the empty canister to a shop and swap it for a full one ?
Exactly - effectively you've paid a deposit on the physical canister and bought the gas inside. When it's empty you exchange the empty one for a full one, paying for the contents only.

As and when you finally dispose of the Sodastream, return the canister for refund of your deposit.

Landi is good for exchange of empties for full ones.


Did you mean 60l (60 litres???) ?
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Old 24.06.2014, 20:34
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Did you mean 60l (60 litres???) ?
OP is thirsty!
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Old 24.06.2014, 20:36
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OP is thirsty!
For CO2?
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Old 24.06.2014, 20:57
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For CO2?
For fizzy drinks. I have debated buying a sodastream, as I drink a LOT of water and I prefer it fizzy. It seems a waste of money to keep buying it in the store when I could just combine tap water with CO2... but a 60L tank is probably too large for my tiny kitchen counters.
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Old 24.06.2014, 21:01
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

Great !

Thanks for the replies... another example of nobody explaining anything because it's assumed they somehow already know...


So... to recap.. I just walk into the coop with an empty canister.. find a helpful assistant (I can already see some issues bubbling (See what I did there)) and they'll know what I'm on about when I ask for a new canister ? That's it ?

(btw the 60l cylinder seems to refer to the amount of water that can be carbonated... http://www.sodastream.ch/de/service/..._r%C3%BCckgabe)
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Old 24.06.2014, 21:04
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For fizzy drinks. I have debated buying a sodastream, as I drink a LOT of water and I prefer it fizzy. It seems a waste of money to keep buying it in the store when I could just combine tap water with CO2... but a 60L tank is probably too large for my tiny kitchen counters.
Do you want one? We have one in our basement that we never use. It really is pretty small, about the same size as a large coke bottle.

Not sure about. COOP ipoddle but that's how it works in Fust.
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

I exchange mine at the Coop (Letten centre in Allschwil). I take the empty one with me to the 'kiosk' desk where they sell cigarrettes, flowers, magazines etc, give it to the woman and I get a new one in exchange. I think it's about 16 francs for the swap.

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Old 24.06.2014, 21:21
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Do you want one? We have one in our basement that we never use. It really is pretty small, about the same size as a large coke bottle...
Ooh! Yes, please! Sending PM!
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Old 24.06.2014, 22:03
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

You can also change the cylinders at Manor as well, just find the cash desk nearest to the sodastream display and they have them behind the counter.

I've had a Sodastream for about a year now, got it because I like drinking cola but wanted to cut calories and their full fat cola has about a third of the calories without the nasty taste of artificial sweetner.
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

So a random related question, how do you recycle the concentrate bottles, they are marked as PET and recyclable, but the recycle centres don't seem to like them being put in with the clear PET bottles as they are white, so I guess you have to recycle them with the milk containers??
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

In baar's recycling centre there is a container for non pet plastics.....like fabric conditioner etc. from your location, that's probably not too far for you :-)
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Old 25.06.2014, 16:07
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

But the problem is they are type 1 PET bottles so non-PET doesn't help. The milk containers are also type 1 PET, so I'm guessing recycling with the milk containers is the best.
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But the problem is they are type 1 PET bottles so non-PET doesn't help. The milk containers are also type 1 PET, so I'm guessing recycling with the milk containers is the best.
That's where I put ours and nobody has told me off yet.
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Great !

Thanks for the replies... another example of nobody explaining anything because it's assumed they somehow already know...


So... to recap.. I just walk into the coop with an empty canister.. find a helpful assistant (I can already see some issues bubbling (See what I did there)) and they'll know what I'm on about when I ask for a new canister ? That's it ?

(btw the 60l cylinder seems to refer to the amount of water that can be carbonated... http://www.sodastream.ch/de/service/..._r%C3%BCckgabe)
You can go almost anywhere to change your empty canister for a full one: Coop, Migros, Fust, many pump stations... At Coop and Migros, you go either to the Kiosk or the Service Client.

I drink a lot of sparkling water, so for me it totally makes sense to have a soda club. Much much cheaper and better for the environment than carrying all those PET bottles.

In French supermarket they have a wider choice of sirup to add to your water, by the way.
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You can go almost anywhere to change your empty canister for a full one: Coop, Migros, Fust, many pump stations... At Coop and Migros, you go either to the Kiosk or the Service Client.

I drink a lot of sparkling water, so for me it totally makes sense to have a soda club. Much much cheaper and better for the environment than carrying all those PET bottles.

In French supermarket they have a wider choice of sirup to add to your water, by the way.
Thanks again.. and after a few days with this thing I'm kicking myself I never got one 10 years ago. Not so much from the cost perspective.. or to be honest.. the environmental perspective.... although they're both worthy. Nope, just realising how much effort has been wasted in carting heavy bottles into the flat and fannying around taking empties to recycling.
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

So next question - having finally got round to buying one, too, I'm finding that the included empty plastic bottle is limiting when more than one flavour is required.

Has anybody tracked down any general type shop (not location specific), where additional empty SodaStream bottles can be purchased?


....... and how many gas squirts do people tend to do, per bottle, so the drink is fizzy enough, but doesn't explode liquid, all over the place?
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

COOP ( large supermarket or COOP CITY) have them as do Manor. Maybe Fust too but I haven't looked there.
They have them in lots if funky colours and designs.

I find 3 squirts gives me the right amount of fizz.
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Re: Sodastream gas cylinder

Amazon.de do SodaStream 3 x 1L PET-Flasche, grau for 11.99 €
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COOP ( large supermarket or COOP CITY) have them as do Manor. Maybe Fust too but I haven't looked there.
They have them in lots if funky colours and designs.

I find 3 squirts gives me the right amount of fizz.
Yours must be longer than mine ...... we're up to about 10 until a small leak noise is heard, then plus one of two.

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Amazon.de do SodaStream 3 x 1L PET-Flasche, grau for 11.99 €
Thanks - I had found that, but as I don't require anything else from Amazon at the moment, it falls short of the free shipping limit ........ and it gives the missus something to do in her lunch break
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