Carbonator 3 Care Guide

Can the Aarke Glass Bottle Pro be used with Carbonator 3?

No. The glass bottle is designed to be used solely with the Carbonator Pro. The glass bottle is not compatible with Carbonator 3.

The reason is that any product involving the use of gas and pressure systems in combination with glass, requires a chamber covering the glass bottle during the carbonation process. The Carbonator 3 does not have a chamber (since it is not necessary for a sparkling water makers developed for a PET bottle). A glass bottle should never be used in the Carbonator 3!

Is the gas cylinder included with my Carbonator purchase?

At the moment, gas cylinders are not included with the purchase of the Aarke Carbonator. Please purchase a Carbonator Kit instead.

Which types of gas cylinder work with the Aarke Carbonator?

Our machine is compatible with Aarke CO2, AGA, Sodastream (except for Sodastream Quick Connect), Linde, SodaMagic, Vikingsoda, and other standard 400-425g/60l cylinders for sparkling water makers.

Please note that standards in Australia and New Zealand are different, and Carbonators sold in these countries are not compatible with EU, US, or Asian cylinders. For these machines, we recommend Australian Sodastream and Soda King cylinders.

Where can I buy or refill a gas cylinder?

400-425g/60L gas cylinders are available on the Aarke Cylinder Loop website.

Depending on your location, you can also buy and refill these gas cylinders at your local supermarket or purchase through Amazon.

Does the Carbonator need electricity to work?

No outlet needed--our carbonators are cordless and electricity-free.

My Carbonator 3 has weak gas flow. What should I do?

If you use extremely cold water with your Carbonator, the water can react with the gas to cause a build-up of ice at the nozzle. To remove the ice, pump the lever up and down a few times without fully releasing.

There can be other causes of weak flow that need some additional instructions—drop us a note and we’ll help you out.

My Carbonator 3 isn’t making the buzzing noise anymore. Is there something wrong?

A lack of the buzzing noise doesn’t necessarily indicate that something is broken. Occasionally you won’t hear the sound due to heat, cold, or different pressure. If you still hear the safety valve opening and air releasing from under the drip tray, your water is still fully carbonating.

I can see water spurting from my Carbonator 3, what does that mean?

Always be sure to fill to the marked water line on the PET bottle. Otherwise, the water could end up inside the machine. Over time, this might damage the carbonator.

Is there any way to increase the level of carbonation in my water?

You can pump the lever an unlimited number of times to achieve more carbonated water. We recommend 1-3 pumps for best carbonation results. Cheers!

Are there any glass bottles that are compatible with the Carbonator 3?

No, PET bottles are currently the only option. Water carbonation in a glass bottle would require a solid case protecting the bottle in case of breakage (due to improper use, defect, crack or anything compromising the material).

Glass bottles should never be used in any sparkling water maker that doesn’t have a protective chamber covering the bottle during carbonation. This applies to our Carbonator 2 and 3, which is why it’s crucial not to use any other bottles than the PET bottle provided.

PET Water Bottles

Is the Aarke PET Water Bottle recyclable?

Yes. At the end of its lifetime you can unscrew the bottom metal part, remove the cap and recycle the components separately.

Why does the bottle have expiration date?

Our PET bottle has an expiration date for safety reasons. By its expiration date, the bottle’s plastic may be weakened from use and should be replaced.

Is PET plastic safe to use for drinking water?

Yes. We only use food-grade, virgin PET. This means that our bottles are non-toxic, BPA-free and do not contain any harmful chemicals. Our bottles have also been tested and approved according to the German LFGB standard, California Prop 65 and FDA CFR 21.

Why can't the bottle be cleaned in the dishwasher?

Though the Aarke PET Bottle is engineered to be extremely durable, it can only withstand a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. Most dishwashers operate at extremely high temperatures, placing the structural integrity of the bottle at risk.

Therefore, the bottle should be washed manually and never placed in the dishwasher.

How do I wash the bottle effectively to keep it clean and odorless?

The best way to clean your Aarke PET Water Bottle is by using clean lukewarm water and a mild detergent. If using a dishwashing brush, please make sure it is intended for cleaning plastic bottles.

Once washed, store the bottle with its cap off.

What is the capacity of Aarke PET Water Bottle?

Our bottle has a special marked filling line to help avoid excess water flowing into the spill tray during carbonation.

The capacity of the bottle up to the filling line is 800 ml and this is how much water can be carbonated at once. The capacity of the whole bottle equals approximately one litre.

The capacity of the Small PET Water Bottle up to the filling line is 450 ml and this is how much water can be carbonated at once. The capacity of the whole bottle equals 650 ml.

The Aarke 3 in Stainless Steel pictured with a PET Bottle.

Carbonator 3 User Manual

User manual in several different languages:

English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Suomalainen, Íslenska, Русский, Polski, Eestlane, Latvietis, Lietuvis, Nederlands, 日本語, 한국어, 中文, عربي

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