You must be referring to "Ms. Fizz"... Don't be too hard on her, she's just a company employee towing the company line.
One nice thing about the internet (even if Al Gore invented it
), at least there are dissenting opinions as yours which are backed up with facts, even though theirs is not.
CO2Doctor went into business in 2007 for the same reasons you and others have correctly cited, which is the outright deception that they will save you money and offer a "greener" planet in return. Conveniently, they neglected to mention the environmental footprint that the following leave in order to produce their products an puny 14.5oz tanks:
- Massive industrial forging operations to manufacture MILLIONS of 14.5oz Tanks and Components
- Oil consumption in the manufacturing of polymers/plastics for their machines and 1liter Bottles
- MILLIONS of gallons of Diesel Truck Fuel used in transporting their 14.5oz tiny CO2 tanks via UPS or road carriers
And that's only THREE off the top of my head.
As a side note, Cuisinart partnered with Primo and is now selling a soda maker. If you thought Sodastream's 14.5oz tank was small and did not last long, you will laugh at Cusinart's 4oz tank!
We have a Cusinart in house that we're using for development of the FreedomOne system for it, and in testing we wre only able to properly carbonate a few 1liter bottles before it died. The 4oz tanks are $16 each and NOT refillable (proprietary).
Gotta love these marketing yo-yo's!