I love the design of the SodaStream Fizzi machine. It's sleek and modern, and takes up hardly any counter space. I love that it doesn't require a plug-in, so I can shift it around easily in the kitchen and tuck it away in the corner. I will say that the first couple times I used the machine to carbonate water, I wasn't totally sure what I was doing. Although it seems simple, the instructional diagram included wasn't very detailed, and I didn't find it intuitive. Now that I've gotten the hang of it it's very easy to use, but if you have any doubt, I'd suggest watching a video before using. It would make a great gift for anyone who regularly purchases sodas or soda water. We've tried some of the syrup add-ins and enjoy them, but my favourite way to enjoy the SodaStream water is with fresh fruits (citrus, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melon) and mint. SO refreshing!