How to Make Your Own Sparkling Water at Home

If you love sparkling water, you might have wondered how to make it at home. Sparkling water is water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure, creating bubbles and fizz. You can make your own sparkling water at home with a soda maker, a device that allows you to carbonate water in reusable bottles.

Both Aarke Models Available at Biome

Aarke Soda Makers: Available at Biome

Making your own sparkling water at home has many benefits. You can save money in the long run, as buying bottled soda or fizzy mineral water can be expensive and wasteful. 

You can also reduce your environmental impact, as you won't need to buy and dispose of plastic bottles, nor transport heavy bottles of water around the planet.  Instead you simply use the water that is delivered to your home via the most eco-efficient route of water pipes!

You can also customise your sparkling water to your taste, by adding natural flavours or adjusting the level of carbonation, including making the fizz you need for soft drinks, mocktails, and cocktails!

But which sparkling water maker is the best for your home? There are many options available on the market, but not all of them are created equal. In this blog post, we will compare three different soda makers that Biome stocks: Monten, Aarke and MySoda Woody. We look at what materials they are made from, prices, and features to help you make an informed decision.

Construction Materials

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a soda maker is what they are made of. You want a device that is durable, safe and eco-friendly. Here is how the three soda makers compare in this category:

  • Monten: The Monten soda maker is made of ABS plastic and stainless steel. ABS plastic is BPA free, non-toxic, and recyclable. The stainless steel body is sturdy and sleek. The Monten soda maker comes with a PET bottle that is dishwasher-safe, reusable, recyclable, BPA free and non-toxic.

  • Aarke: We stock two styles of Aarke soda makers, the Carbonator 3 and the Carbonator Pro. The Carbonator 3 is primarily made of stainless steel, with some other metals such as brass (depending on colour). The stainless steel body is elegant and durable, while the brass accents can add a touch of luxury. The Carbonator 3 is one of the slimmest soda makers on the market, and comes with a reusable PET bottle. The Carbonator Pro is also made from stainless steel, but is much bulkier than the Carbonator 3. It has an extremely durable construction, including a protective shield that encapsulates the glass bottle while carbonation is occuring. The Aarke Carbonator Pro comes with a dishwasher safe, reusable glass bottle.

  • MySoda Woody: The MySoda Woody soda maker is made of a biocomposite plastic material. By infusing wood-chips and sawdust with a biopolymer, MySoda has created a durable, stylish and unique material. In the right conditions, a faint smell of wood can be detected coming from the machine. The MySoda Woody soda maker comes with a PET plastic bottle that is dishwasher-safe, reusable and toxin and BPA free.

MySoda Biocomposite Production Process

MySoda's Biocomposite Production Method


Another factor to consider when choosing a soda maker is the price. You want a device that fits your budget and offers good value for money. Here is how these three soda makers compare in this category:

  • Aarke Carbonator Pro: This is the most premium, deluxe sparkling water maker available at Biome. It is for the most serious soda connoisseurs who want the ultimate durability and last for life quality. Priced at $599 AU.  Remember, it also. has the housing that holds the bottle while being carbonated.
  • The more slimline Aarke Carbonator 3 soda maker costs $329 AU. It is still extremely high quality, and is perfect for those who want durability and style without taking up quite as much bench space.
  • Monten: Our midrange price point option, Monten sacrifices some of the industrial design elements found in Aarke to save on price. Monten soda makers with matte finishes (ABS plastic) cost $189 AU from Biome, while the polished steel and copper models cost $219 AU.
  • MySoda Woody: At $119 AU, the Woody is our cheapest soda water machine. By using their biocomposite plastic, MySoda have managed to reduce weight and cost while maintaining a slim footprint and unobtrusive design.

Replacement Soda Maker Bottles

All three brands of sparkling water makers have replacement bottles available. These must be used with their intended models, as the attachment system may differ between brands.

  • Aarke: $24.95 - $34.95 per bottle
  • Monten: $20.95 per bottle
  • MySoda: $24.95 for a two pack of bottles


The last factor to consider when choosing a soda maker is the design. You want a device that matches your aesthetic and complements your kitchen decor. Here is how the three soda makers compare in this category:

Aarke Carbonator Pro: The Carbonator Pro is extremely high quality, and you can tell by looking at it. It appears to belong in a commercial kitchen, with its large bottle shield and sturdy levers. However, it still maintains its elegance, and would look at home in any kitchen, modern or traditional.

Aarke Carbonator 3: The Carbonator 3 soda maker maintains some of the industrial design elements but in a much smaller frame. It still appears to be very high quality and durable, with sturdy levers and functional buttons, but blends in with the other appliances more readily. Perfect for those with a modern, minimalist kitchen, or those looking to save on space.

Monten: The Monten soda maker also has a modern and minimalist design. However, Monten's most significant design feature is the different finishes available. With matte black or white and polished stainless steel or copper options available, there is bound to be a model that suits your kitchen perfectly.


    Monten Polished Copper Soda Maker

    Monten Matte Black Soda Maker

     Monten Soda Makers in Two Different Finishes

    MySoda Woody: This soda maker has a minimalist and natural design. With no harsh lines or fancy knobs, it blends in on the countertop, ready to make some fresh soda whenever you are. The flecks of wood visible in the bio-composite plastic give away each Woody's history and are a clever way to bring a small touch of nature into your kitchen.


      There are many factors to consider when choosing the best soda maker for your home. Whether you prefer the Monten, the Aarke or the MySoda Woody, you can find them all in our sparkling water collection, along with other eco-friendly products for your kitchen and home. 

      Follow the links below to order your sparkling water maker online or visit one of our stores across Australia.

      What's the Difference Between Soda Water and Sparkling Water?

      Today, there is very little difference between soda water and sparkling water, and in fact the terms are used interchangeably.  Both are types of carbonated water, which means they have bubbles of carbon dioxide gas in them.  Historically, the main difference was that soda water was artificially carbonated, while sparkling water was naturally carbonated.

      Soda water is made by passing carbon dioxide under pressure through plain water, generally tap water, so it only has the mineral properties that the water has.  Soda water is also known as club soda or seltzer water.

      Sparkling water, on the other hand, traditionally came from natural sources like springs or wells that have carbon dioxide dissolved in them. Being straight from nature, it may also contain minerals like calcium, potassium and magnesium that give it a distinctive flavour.  Sparkling water is also known as mineral water.

      However, today sparkling water is more likely made at home using sparkling water makers, rather than being from rare naturally carbonated sources!  Sparkling water makers are devices that allow you to carbonate tap water.  Whether you call it soda water, sparkling water, or fizzy mineral water, it is likely very similar! 


      Related Links

      Sparkling water makers collection.

      Aarke brand page.

      Monten brand page.

      MySoda brand page.

      Eco Friendly Kitchen.

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