Having never used a soda maker before, I was excited to receive this to review. Usually my family purchases canned pop, and this is definitely a less expensive method of buying pop! I first must say that the instructions were very lacking. We did not understand how to latch it and at first try water exploded everywhere. I would suggest better instructions that explain in plain language how to use the device. We had to go to youtube to find a video instruction. Once we had it set up we tried one of the flavours to start, and also tried just plain soda. Both were delicious! Perfect amount of carbonation and great taste too!! We've been using it ever since!