How to Use a Rechargeable Soda Siphon

Written by steve hamilton
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How to Use a Rechargeable Soda Siphon
Pour a refreshing beverage with a rechargeable soda siphon. (zitrone trifft selter image by Carmen Steiner from

Using a soda siphon elevates the simple act of mixing a refreshing beverage to a new level of sophistication. Rechargeable soda siphons are also more ecologically friendly, saving the planet from yet another disposable plastic bottle. Your choice of siphon head and bottle design can define a particular style, from modern to antique, classic to space-age. Easy to use and maintain, the hard part will be choosing a soda siphon from the many different shapes and sizes available.

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Things you need

  • Soda siphon with bottle
  • Cold water
  • Charging cylinder

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  1. 1

    Open an empty soda siphon for refilling by first squeezing the soda dispensing valve to release any pressure remaining in the bottle. When no more gas escapes, unscrew the siphon head from the bottle. Remove the spent charging cylinder from the head if necessary on your model. Remove the bottle siphon tube and gasket, leaving the overfill sleeve in place. Rinse the bottle and siphon tube with warm water.

  2. 2

    Make sure the overfill sleeve is inserted fully into the siphon bottle to maintain the correct head space. Fill the bottle with cold water. Insert the siphon tube and gasket. Screw on the siphon head.

  3. 3

    Place a new charging cylinder in the removable cylinder holder with its neck pointing out. Screw the holder onto the piercing unit of the siphon head. Once the cylinder holder is fully engaged, don't remove it until the siphon bottle is empty unless instructed otherwise by the manufacturer.

  4. 4

    Shake the bottle to help dissolve the gas. Dispense the soda water slowly down the side of the drink glass to preserve the bubbles.

Tips and warnings

  • Use ice cold water if possible. You can also store the bottle in the refrigerator.
  • Shake the bottle before using if it has been sitting for a while to put the gas back into solution.
  • Consult the manufacturer's instructions for proper water level. Don't use more than one charging canister per bottle unless indicated in the manufacturer's instructions.

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