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If you’ve visited a bar, backyard BBQ, beach party or even just left your house in the last few years, you know: Seltzer is having a moment.
Boosted by the popularity of hard seltzers, carbonated, sparkling waters have become a $29 billion industry and beverage staple in home bars and banquet halls worldwide.
But, as more of us reach for a glass of something cool and fizzy, the price tag and the inconvenience of regularly needing to replenish supply—along with the ecological cost of all those discarded plastic bottles—has led many to enlist the help of a soda maker for regular bubbles.
With all the new and buzzy options on the market, how does one choose the best, most effervescent choice? That depends on what you need for your space, lifestyle and carbonation preferences.
But first, how exactly do soda makers work?