7 Stores That Offer SodaStream Carbonator Exchanges

SodaStream devices are small appliances that allow you to make carbonated water from the comfort of your home. You can even purchase flavors to add to your sparkling water or turn it into soda. All SodaStream machines come with a carbonator (a cylinder filled with carbon dioxide). The CO2 is what carbonates the drink — adding “bubbles” to plain water. On average, you’ll need to exchange your carbonator after every 60 liters.[1]

SodaStream carbonators come in different sizes, but the standard size is 60 liters. New carbonators cost about $30, while an exchange costs about $15. If you have a cylinder that SodaStream has discontinued, such as the 130-liter, you can exchange it for a 60-liter cylinder — also for around $15. The 60-liter cylinder fits all SodaStream machines.

You can exchange empty SodaStream carbonators at popular retail chains like Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Staples, Target, Walmart, and Williams Sonoma. You can also schedule an exchange on the SodaStream website. For details about where and how to exchange a SodaStream carbonator, see below.

What We Recommend

To ensure that you can get an exchange at the best price without leaving your home, we recommend exchanging your carbonator through the official SodaStream website. You can have the new carbonator delivered right to your door, and the company maintains the most consistent stock out of all the companies on or list. If you prefer to do your exchange in person (and potentially avoid shipping fees), consider bringing your carbonator to your local Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, or Walmart.

The List

The following companies exchange empty SodaStream carbonators. It’s important to note that while the retail chains listed below confirmed that they exchange SodaStream cylinders, some locations may not offer the service or might be out of carbonators. Additionally, most stores only offer refills on the 60-liter carbonators. If you’re looking to exchange another size, you should call the store first to find out if it has other sizes available. We’ve ordered the list below starting with the best overall options.

1. SodaStream

  • How to exchange: 
    • Visit the “Get a Gas Exchange” page on SodaStream’s website.
    • Enter your ZIP code to make sure you are within an exchange service area. If you are within an exchange service area, you will be asked to choose a day that works best for you to do the exchange. If not, you’ll need to do your exchange elsewhere.
    • Choose your delivery option (e.g., bring it to the door, leave it with the doorman).
    • Click “buy now” to complete your exchange purchase.
    • On your chosen delivery date, make sure to set your empty carbonator(s) out for pick up. There’s no need to package them.
  • Cost: $14.99 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[2]
  • Visit the SodaStream website

2. Bed Bath & Beyond

  • How to exchange: Bring your empty cylinder to the customer service desk and let a store associate know that you’d like to exchange it.[3]
  • Cost: $14.99 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[3]
  • Find a Bed Bath & Beyond

3. Best Buy

  • How to exchange: Bring your empty cylinder to the customer service desk and let a store associate know that you’d like to exchange it.[4][5]
  • Cost: $14.99 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[4][5]
  • Find a Best Buy

4. Walmart

  • How to exchange: Bring your empty cylinder to the customer service desk and let a store associate know that you’d like to exchange it.[6]
  • Cost: About $15 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[6]
  • Find a Walmart

5. Staples

  • How to exchange: Bring your empty cylinder to the customer service desk and let a store associate know that you’d like to exchange it.[7]
  • Cost: $15 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[7]
  • Find a Staples

6. Williams Sonoma

  • How to do the exchange: Bring your empty cylinder to the register and let a store associate know that you’d like to exchange it.[8]
  • Cost: $15 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[8]
  • Find a Williams Sonoma

7. Target

  • How to exchange: Bring your empty cylinder to the customer service desk and let a store associate know that you’d like to exchange it.[9]
  • Cost: Varies by location; typically $15 to $20 per 60-liter carbonator exchange[9]
  • Find a Target

Our related research also details where to buy (rather than exchange) buy CO2 cartridges and tanks.

2 comments

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, David! Unfortunately, SodaStream discontinued the 130-liter cylinder earlier this year, so you will not be able to exchange your cylinders for the same size unless you find a store near you that has leftover 130-liter stock. However, you can exchange your cylinders for 60-liter cylinders at any SodaStream exchange location; this will cost around $15. SodaStream states that the 60-liter cylinder will fit all of its machines. We have updated our article to include this information.