1. Think about your favorite bubbly beverage. Is it super sparkly? Kinda sparkly? Just a hint of sparkle? The cool thing about SodaStream is you can adjust the level of carbonation to fit your taste preferences. 2. If using a manual sparkling water maker (aka one that doesn’t need to be plugged in), your carbonation level will be determined by how many times you press the carbonating button. Always press using a firm touch in 1-2 second increments. Press once for a subtle sparkle, twice for a bit more carbonation and up to four times for a strong sparkle. 3. After you’ve carbonated to your heart’s content, pour yourself a glass and bask in the bubbles!