3D-Print: KitchenAid Adapter for Sodastream
Our KitchenAid Sodastream looks very chic, so beautiful in black / silver:
After some Problems at the beginning it works very well now. Bubbles our excellent Bühlertäler tap water. However, it has a small flaw: there is no suitable glass bottle for this model.
Neither Sodastream nor the Kitchenaid manufacturer provide suitable products for this purpose. That’s a pity, so it was obvious to see if there is a suitable adapter with which smaller standard glass bottles with standard threaded fasteners can be docked to the kitchenaid connection.
First I tried the following part:available on thingiverse:
That was also very straightforward and easy to print. After testing i found out, only for sodastream with screw thread suitable, so not for our KitchenAid sodastream.
Next thing i tried was this:
Also not suitable for our kitchenaid, because the lower edge was missing for the gripping arm.
Unfortunately so, nothing suitable for our device was available on thingiverse.com as stockpart. That’s why I took the appropriate measurements, first from the Kitchenaid / Sodastream bottleneck:
then from the bottleneck of a smaller lemonade glass bottle:
With these measurements, I was able to use the CAD software fusion360 to construct a suitable adapter that makes the glass bottle fit the Kitchenaid connection. The result is prepared for 3D printing as an STL file available here on thingiverse.com for download .
As printing material i recommend a material as stable as possible such as ABS or similar to give the adapter the necessary strength and stability. Support material or brims / rafts for print-to-bed adhesion are not required for printing. The print resolution should not be set too low due to the modeled thread, I have made good experiences with 0.15mm at 0.3mm nozzle size.
Please be careful when using the adapter. The Sodastream is a pressure device, and applying rapid pressure to a device not meant for such things can cause explosions and severe injury !!
I may not be held responsible for any damage or injury that may occur when using the adapter. Use at your own risk !