[NOTE: We've moved this digression from the thread at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7881... -- The Chowhound Team]
I'm very surprised to see so many folks loving the SodaStream - am I missing something? I looked at it and thought "$80, environmentally-unfriendly plastic plus permanent counter space, plus ordering cartridges, plus maintenance" vs. $5 12-pack recyclable aluminum cans. I immediately dumped SodaStream into my mental SkyMall file.
ObFood: when you get amarene cherries in the blue and white funeral urn, the syrup + seltzer makes a fantastic cherry soda.