Swedish-based Aarke has taken on the likes of Sodastream, by launching its stylish ‘Sparkling Water Maker‘ (A$249) in polished silver steel, matte black, brass and porcelain white, suitable for a wide variety of households.
Launched in Harvey Norman early this month, Aarke’s drink carbonator is positioned as a premium kitchen appliance – a “sculptural piece” to “make a style statement” on a users’ counter-top.
The product also claims to be the world’s first carbonated water machine with a complete stainless steel enclosure – unlike flimsy plastic soda makers of old.
As an added sweetener, Aarke’s Sparkling Water Maker is compatible with 60L CO2 cylinders and bottles from other major brands, including Sodastream.
The machine pledges fresh sparkling water on-demand, and can be used with organic tonic syrups (A$12.99/each) for flavoured drinks – e.g. bitter tonic, rhubard tonic, spruce shoots tonic.
Despite its sleek design and stainless steel enclosure, Aarke’s Sparkling Water Maker incorporates high-end components and safety valves for carbonated drinks in seconds.
With the simple push of lever, the machine releases pressure immediately – simultaneously carbonating water and letting out pressure in the bottle.
Users are then simply required to unscrew the bottle from the soda maker and serve.
Aarke’s Sparkling Water Maker ships with a PET water bottle and instruction manual, with cylinder not included.