The Aarke carbonator lies somewhere in the grey area of confusing yet simplistic.
The new piece of technology is aimed to fill your life with fizzy water and soda, but could be seen as intimidating to use for the first time. Thankfully, the experts at Aarke have addressed hat challenge and made using their product easier than ever.
Sodastream co2 canisters come in 60-liter sizes. Even for the most frequent users, you can expect this canister to last several months before you’ll need to replace it. Aarke recommends purchasing two canisters – one as a backup and one as your primary canister.
This is because there may be a small downtime from when you need to refill one canister to when you can get it refilled again. To prevent any loss of time spent enjoying your refreshing fizzy drinks and sodas, make sure you grab two to always be able to enjoy the carbonation you know and love.
Continue reading to find out how to use Sodastream cylinders within your Aarke carbonator, what size paintball tank fits in Aarke carbonators and all about the Sodastream refilling process.
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Using Sodastream Cannister with the Aarke Carbonator
When you first receive your Aarke carbonator, putting it all together and using it for the first time may seem a bit daunting.
Don’t worry, the process is easy and doesn’t take much time.
From here, go ahead and slide your Sodastream canister into the Aarke carbonator and begin screwing it in.
Ensure that you’ve attached the canister properly and that it’s not sliding or popping out of place. Once you’re no longer able to screw the canister any tighter, you’ll be all set to go.
Using Your Aarke Carbonator for the First Time
After you’ve attached your Sodastream co2 canister to the Aarke carbonator, you’ll be able to make fizzy water for the first time.
Take the bottle that came with your Aarke carbonator purchase and fill it with water.
Ideally, you want pure water to get the best taste from your drink. If you’re running short on quality water, don’t worry; tap water will do fine.
Pop the cap off of the lid to your bottle filled with water and screw it into the top of your Aarke carbonator.
You’ll be able to see where it screws it easily. Keep screwing the bottle onto the carbonator until it’s secured firmly.
From here, simply pull the lever down until you hear a sound. The sound will sort of sound like a gear being suddenly stopped.
It’s distinct and you’ll notice it immediately, there shouldn’t be any trouble distinguishing when to stop holding the lever down.
Once you’ve heard the sound, lift the lever to its original position. Now, your water should fill with bubbles as the carbonation is applied throughout the water.
You can repeat the process multiple times until you get the exact amount of carbonation you want in your water. If you want a light fizzy drink, consider only pushing the lever down once or twice.
On the other hand, if you want strong carbonation in your drink, you may want to go through the process of pulling the lever down and back up four to five times. Make sure to slowly release the lever to avoid wasting any co2 gas.
To further preserve gas, don’t lift the handle back its original position in between lever pulls.
The only thing left to do now is to unscrew the bottle of water and enjoy the fruits of your labor! You now have perfectly carbonated water to enjoy at your leisure.
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Most carbonator vendors will recommend you stay the course and refill your co2 canisters from a vendor, but this is a way to get you to purchase more of their products.
Be warned that Sodastream does strongly advise against refilling the co2 canisters yourself or refilling them locally. This is because Sodastream co2 carbonators are filled with beverage-grade co2 and are within FDA standards for food and beverage safety. Local filling stations aren’t in compliance with these same standards and could potentially introduce toxins into your canister.
Sodastream makes it easy to refill your co2 canisters by doing all their refill business via physical mail.
Make sure you always send back your old co2 canister. If you don’t, Sodastream will charge you for the purchase of a brand new canister.