As carbonated water becomes a more popular beverage choice for so many people, there are more options available for how to get your carbonated water.
This includes the new introduction of Aarke as a carbonation device similar to the SodaStream model. The two carbonators have a lot in common, but there are few differences.
As more choices for carbonating water hit the market, many people begin to wonder which parts are interchangeable.
This is a logical question that has a bit of a complicated answer period while many bottles are interchangeable, there are some risks anytime you use a specific brand of bottle with a different brand of carbonator.
The concern is if the seal is not completely tight, then you risk spraying carbonated water all over your kitchen.
The risk becomes even greater if you are using a glass bottle. If the structure of the bottle is not designed to handle the carbonation that you are adding to it, the entire bottle can possibly explode leaving you with quite the mess to clean up.
While this sounds daunting, there are some basic guidelines that you can follow.
As savvy business leaders, each company will tell you that the best bottle to use with their machine is their own, and they are not really wrong. There is a bit more to it, though. In reality, any bottle whose threads allow it to be securely attached to the carbonator can be used.
The word “securely” is key!
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Aarke & SodaStream compatibility?
The makers of Aarke recognized that many of their consumers would actually be switching to Aarke from a SodaStream machine.
So to make this transition happen more smoothly, they were careful to ensure that SodaStream bottles can be used with the Aarke carbonator.
Having bottles that match the brand of the carbonator is the best way to ensure a secure fit as you carbonate your water.
This eliminates concerns about possible explosions that may leave water spewing all around your kitchen.
Aarke Glass Bottles
A carbonator is injecting carbon dioxide into the water in the bottle. This means that the water is then under a high pressure with that gas trapped inside it.
This is a very important safety feature, especially since the bottle would spew glass shards all over.
With safety in mind, Aarke has chosen not to manufacture any glass bottles at this time.
They focus on providing a sleek and elegant carbonator that will look nice sitting on your counter.
If a giant safety chamber must be included, the design effect is ruined. This means that Aarke only provides high-quality and very durable, plastic bottles for their carbonator.
Is Aarke Better than SodaStream?
Both carbonators essentially perform the same function. Both will take any water that you have an add carbonation to it. Both allow you to add any flavorings you would like.
In fact, Aarke offers several different models that all focus on different aesthetics.
They are made of different materials and use different colors that can be chosen to match the fixtures that you have in your kitchen. This means that if your kitchen faucet is made of chrome, you can choose an aarke carbonator that will match that design.
Each Aarke carbonator features a very small base that is just large enough for the bottle. Behind that extends a single tube that holds the CO2 canister.
This is designed to match the decor of your kitchen and is just large enough for the CO2 canister.
What Bottles Work with SodaStream?
Determining what bottles work with SodaStream can be a bit tricky if you get too nitpicky.
The bottom line is that any bottle that fits tightly and securely in the carbonator will work with SodaStream.
The more detailed answer is that you should only use SodaStream bottles that are specifically designed for that specific model of carbonator in a SodaStream machine.
While this would be a terrible loss it is unlikely to land anyone in the hospital.If you are using glass bottles it is a different story. Do not use glass bottles that aren’t designed to work with that carbonator.
Both SodaStream and AARKE are very good about using plastic bottles that are high quality, durable, and free of BPA.
They are all made of PET plastic. This means that no matter which brand of bottle you choose, you are sure to get a lot of use out of it. Unfortunately, as with all plastic, it does breakdown overtime.
It is also important to remember that reusing a disposable plastic water bottle is never a good idea.
Disposable plastic water bottles are made out of much thinner plastic than PET plastic water bottles.
This means that they will breakdown more quickly and can often release chemicals into your water.
They are not designed to be used more than once.