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Purefizz Soda Maker hides bubbles in plain sight

The Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker offers a new perspective for home soda makers. After the charger cap is removed, the gadget is ready for serving and storage.

Sleek and shiny, the Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker makes for an elegant serving and storage container.
Sleek and shiny, the Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker makes for an elegant serving and storage container.Photo by Mastrad

Every kitchen has its list of regulars that consistently make appearances. For one it may be butter, cheese, bacon, and eggs, while another kitchen may populate its shelves with margarine, cottage cheese, tofu, and egg whites. But there is a subset within the spectrum of food that requires extra attention: the beverages.

Just as every kitchen has its preferred food items, every household quenches its thirst with a cast of regulars. But there is one thing that juice, lemonade, tea, and the like all have in common -- when bubbles are added, things change.

The Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker ($79.99) is a simple carbonating contrivance that expands the drink possibilities in the kitchen. Easy to use, the device comes with two caps that fit upon a sleek serving container. Add a CO2 cartridge to the carbonating cap, and after the fizz has been added, the storage cap can be used -- making it so that the gadget itself becomes a storage vessel.

To make the fizz happen, just place on the charger cap and twist in the CO2 cylinder. Shake the bottle about a dozen times to distribute and incorporate the gas, let rest for about 3-5 minutes, and then vent with the pressure release button. No electricity or batteries required. Then, the freshly carbonated beverage can be stored in the fridge or taken to go. By replacing the carbonating cap with a more traditional one, it becomes a brand new kitchen staple, hiding in plain sight.