I was skeptical at first about the Sosa stream, but my opinion quickly changed after trying it out. Setting up the machine was quite easy. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. My kids love cola and u really try to limit when they can have it.. it's a treat maybe once a month for them. I like how u can control how much gas to use. We kept the fizz at a low level because of the kids. When it was time to add the Cola syrup I actually didn't put as much as was recommended.. simply to cut down on the sugar for the kids yet the results were still amazing. My kids didn't complain and I didn't think it tasted too bad myself. I used the recommended amount for myself and I thought it tasted great. Cleanup of the machine is quick and easy. There was no mess to clean up.