I'm a seltzer water addict too. (I say "too" because I guess I forgot to mention it the other day.) Most recently, I've been trying to cut way back and virtually eliminate drinking Diet Coke, Diet Dr. Pepper and all the other soft drinks I've regularly found myself consuming in mass quantities. But I've always also bought lots of seltzer. (The best hands-down? Schweppes Black Cherry flavored. It's amazing.) One of my favorite things about using Fresh Direct is that I can order seltzer by the case and not have to lug it home. The "generic" Vintage seltzer costs around 55-to-60 cents per bottle, 12 one-liter bottles to the case. I'll often go through at least two bottles per day.
But while scrolling through days worth of Serious Eats posts today, I ran across this one from the "Required Eating" section: "Water Works: How to Make Seltzer at Home. If there's anything that makes me feel guilty about the amount of seltzer I drink, it's all the plastic bottles I wind-up using. (Although, I'm sure the guy I see regularly going through my building recycling cans looking for cans and bottles loves me.) So ... could the Soda-Club Home Seltzer Maker be my savior? Under $100 and SE's Lucy Baker gives it an initial thumbs-up as do several of the commenters.
How can I resist?