Selz-it Up with iSi

Written by Urban Sherp on August 4th, 2008

Who: iSi, (HQ) Vienna Austria

What: iSi Soda Siphon

Where: Target.com, $69.99, plus $9.99 for 10 chargers

Why: The iSi Soda Siphon has finally moved out of the “What I Want Now” category and onto the list of my new most favorite things…….I am exceedingly excited about it. I found this lovely model in sky blue for a steal! It is now the most admired appliance in my kitchen-well second to the Liebherr Fridge—but a very close second. What can be more fabulous than spritzing your vodka with a dash of freshly brewed tonic? I feel like the the ultimate hostess when I mix up a delightfully fizzy beverage-wows the crowd, and the nieces as well who love the “spicy” bubble water. Note, the colder the water the better the bubble.

The soda siphon is a great eco-friendly alternative to buying (and then lugging home) 2 litre plastic bottles of seltzer. The iSi can be used for years and requires only the use of tiny recyclable steel CO2 cartridges. Using less plastic bottles means a smaller carbon footprint. I contemplated the Penguin, but seems more cumbersome and a bit pricey at $199.99. These posts from chowhound did raise some concerns about the quality of home brewed seltzer, so I will report back.



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(Updated January 12, 2009) Just found a great new website for all things Seltzer, Prairie Moon. List price for the iSi, $44.95. And P.S. I still love my iSi, definitely a conversation piece when entertaining.  Since I drink less icy beverages in the winter, I ended up leaving a 3/4 full bottle in the fridge for over a month and it was still fizzy!





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