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The wake-up area in pastry chef François Payards NYC kitchen.

The "wake-up" area in pastry chef François Payard's NYC kitchen.

  • The wake-up area in pastry chef François Payards NYC kitchen.
  • A SodaStream Fountain Jet starter kit is up for grabs in the latest Behind the Kitchen Door giveaway.

By Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Web producer

February 26th, 2014

No one leads a more caffeinated life than pastry chef François Payard. He's got an entire section of counter in his Manhattan apartment devoted to waking up.

Tour François's kitchen.

There's a Cuisinart coffeemaker, a vintage espresso machine, and an item he considers the best $100 he's ever spent, a SodaStream Fountain Jet. A SodaStream Fountain Jet actually costs a little less than $100, but for you, it could be free.

If you want to make your own sparkling water―or even more fun―homemade sodas and spritzers, leave a comment below for a chance to win a SodaStream Fountain Jet starter kit.

We'll pick a comment at random on Friday, March 28, 2014 and notify the winner via email. Update: Congrats to pinkladycat. Her comment was picked at random, so she's the winner of the SodaStream. Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Giveaway begins at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway is void where prohibited.

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PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be one (1) winner of a prize package which will include: a SodaStream Fountain Jet seltzer starter kit. Total retail value of the prize is approximately $79.95.

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WINNING: On or about Friday March 28, 2014 one comment will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received and the winner will be notified by email. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES: Winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 30, 2014 to: Fine Cooking "Fine Cooking – Behind the Kitchen Door SodaStream Giveaway List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)

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Comments (118)

MTMATRIX writes: yeah soda stream is top of the list
Posted: 1:30 pm on May 25th

user-3435156 writes: I have this soda stream in another color! I love it but since they stopped shipping carbonators I have had trouble getting the 130's, I can but they are 50 miles away, oh well, I love my machine and would hope to win another!!! yey! Posted: 5:25 pm on May 22nd

user-3290730 writes: This would be fun. Posted: 6:51 pm on March 27th

arielc08 writes: I would love to try the soda stream! Posted: 10:25 am on March 27th

rhokav writes: I love fizzy drinks! This would be awesome to fizz up my water! Posted: 9:38 am on March 27th

DonnaSousa writes: I'd love love love to win one of these! I find all pop too sweet so I usually drink Club Soda. This would let me have some flavored soda but allow me to add just enough so that there isn't so much darn sugar! Posted: 9:04 am on March 27th

CookCarol writes: Would love to try this out. Thanks for the giveaway Posted: 8:51 am on March 27th

user-3289715 writes: SodaStream is a good product and saves money. Posted: 7:56 am on March 27th

longyue writes: Would love to win a Soda Stream in order to experiment with some carbonated drinks. Posted: 1:14 am on March 27th

user-3254617 writes: I would love to win one! We drink a ton of sparkling water... Posted: 11:53 pm on March 26th

jibbitt writes: Rumlieguff need Soda Stream like Cookie Monster need cookie! Posted: 9:19 pm on March 26th

user-3288569 writes: I would love to win one! We drink a ton of sparkling water not to mention what our boys would like to use this for! We actually make them but their own pop, it's treat around here so I think this would be well loved in or home! Posted: 8:38 pm on March 26th

brantosl writes: our friend has one of these and loves it...would love to try it for myself! Posted: 7:06 pm on March 26th

truckerofbc writes: Would love to try this out. Posted: 6:28 pm on March 26th

Hickeymouse writes: I would love to win one! I rarely let my children drink pop but this is the bomb! Posted: 5:35 pm on March 26th

chandrao writes: how do you enter this just by commenting? I have been wanting one of these for awhile too expensive to buy. Posted: 5:16 pm on March 26th

user-3288284 writes: It would be so economical and the kids would love to make their own flavours. Thanks for the chance Posted: 5:16 pm on March 26th

dawnw197744 writes: what a beautiful kitchen! I have been checking out these Soda Streams and so interested in getting one! thanks for the chance to win! Posted: 5:14 pm on March 26th

demon1102 writes: It's cool to make soda at home! Posted: 12:49 pm on March 26th

user-3287870 writes: Sounds like it'd be perfect for me and my roommates! :) Posted: 12:23 pm on March 26th

wellesleycook writes: We love our Soda Stream -- if I win this I would give it to my in-laws. Posted: 4:07 pm on March 25th

user-3155767 writes: I'm so interested in the Soda Stream. I've never tried it but always wanted one!
Posted: 9:55 am on March 25th

user-3235964 writes: Have been reading about how to infuse fresh herbs and citrus with a Soda Stream. Would love to give it a try! Posted: 9:37 am on March 25th

marciajsmith writes: I have been lusting after a soda stream for a few years. A friend has one and it would be a great money saver, healthy, and better for the environment due to no bottles left over. I drink soda water (sparkling water) all the time and Wold love to have one. Posted: 9:30 am on March 25th

user-583679 writes: I want one! I love how you can control the sweetness of your drink. Posted: 11:27 pm on March 24th

kennelgirlbev writes: I would love to gift my family with a Soda Stream as we strive towards a more healthful approach to life. Posted: 11:24 pm on March 24th

unewsuzy writes: I have been lusting after a soda stream. I so want to win one. Posted: 11:05 pm on March 24th

plana writes: I drink seltzer water everyday this system would help me save money as well as having a variety of flavors instead of the same one all the time. Posted: 9:10 pm on March 24th

user-3284674 writes: I would really love to have a SodaStream for our family. I love that you can customize your drinks and minimize the storage it takes for the various flavors. Posted: 8:22 pm on March 24th

pacats writes: We don't drink a lot of soda, so being able to have it on demand would mean little waste. Posted: 6:32 pm on March 24th

swtmemrys writes: It would be wonderful to own a Soda Stream. My husband and I drink sparkling water instead of drinking colas. My husband likes his with more carbonation than I do. I buy two separate brands. With a Soda Stream, one could adjust it to the right level. We can each drink almost a 2 liter bottle daily.

Our other favorite purchase was a Keurig coffee maker. Posted: 3:27 pm on March 24th

Torchef writes: I would love to own a Soda Stream machine for many reasons. One is that I love soda and drink caffeine free drinks all day, and the soda stream will give me many caffeine-free options. Another reason is political I am so impressed by the Soda Stream company because it has a plant in Israel that provides income and equal opportunities to both Palestinians and Israelis. Posted: 2:58 pm on March 24th

Torchef writes: I would love to own a Soda Stream machine for many reasons. One is that I love soda and drink caffeine free drinks all day, and the soda stream will give me many caffeine-free options. Another reason is political I am so impressed by the Soda Stream company because it has a plant in Israel that provides income and equal opportunities to both Palestinians and Israelis. Posted: 2:58 pm on March 24th

Torchef writes: Posted: 2:40 pm on March 24th

Torchef writes: I would love to own a soda stream machine for many reasons. I love caffeine free drinks for one, but also for political reasons. I want to support the Soda Stream company for having a production plant that provides income and equality to both Palestinians and Israelis. Posted: 2:38 pm on March 24th

user-3284220 writes: Yes! I would love to make my own soda! I have never tried sparkling water so that would be a treat! Im sure I would have lots of fun making drinks for myself and my grand daughter with this sodastream. Posted: 2:35 pm on March 24th

Sheilarevans writes: I would love to win this. It looks like something I would use a lot. Posted: 1:28 pm on March 24th

maresa writes: would love to win a sodastream! Posted: 12:41 pm on March 24th

user-3015112 writes: I have soda when visiting a friend who has a Soda Stream. I enjoy it very much. I like the look of it on Francois Payard's kitchen counter also! Posted: 11:56 am on March 24th

JoyceEB writes: My daughter has a SodaStream and loves it. I do not drink a lot of soda but like one once in awhile. This would be perfect to make a small batch at a time. Thank You. Posted: 11:50 am on March 24th

ahell writes: I've been wanting to try this! Posted: 11:47 am on March 24th

pinkladycat writes: OK,OK. I'm like a kid when it comes to soda. The colas are great but give me grape or strawberry or any other fruit flavor. Or even better, for a real treat mix different flavors together to create your signature drink. This is getting me thirsty! Try to find interesting flavors in a store. If it's not made by Coke or Pepsi, they don't carry it. Long live the Soda Stream!!! Posted: 11:01 am on March 24th

koekje writes: A Sodastream Fountain Jet would sure make a lovely bridal shower gift for my daughter! Posted: 10:53 am on March 24th

WenLot writes: Love sparking water thats all I drink would save tremendously on plastic Posted: 9:37 am on March 24th

R3gnr8tion writes: I've been wanting one of these and was pleasantly surprised to see this giveaway! Hopefully I win :-) Posted: 9:33 am on March 24th

faithfulwife writes: I would be excited to see this addition to my kitchen! Posted: 9:29 am on March 24th

kajobr writes: I also lead a caffeinated life as a Nurse Practitioner. i have a soda habit, and have thought that owning a Soda Stream Fountain Jet would be a healthier alternative. Instead of drinking the preservative in purchased soda, I could make my own! Thank you for considering my application. Posted: 9:24 am on March 24th

kajobr writes: Posted: 9:21 am on March 24th

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Belgianbrew writes: I love the fact that the soda stream reduces trash. I recycle as much as I can; but the sodastream minimizes the amount that has to be recycled. Please pick me :) Posted: 9:14 am on March 24th

user-3283736 writes: My husband wants one of these machine badly and his doctor actually gave the okay, providing he loses fifty pounds. He is working hard, it would be a wonderful surprise to give him this for all his hard work! Posted: 9:12 am on March 24th

mikyak writes: Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win it! Posted: 9:04 am on March 24th

kbu2 writes: Great space saver and boon to the ecology. Posted: 9:04 am on March 24th

msdiane writes: My family loves seltzer! This would be a welcome addition to our kitchen. Posted: 9:02 am on March 24th

Penell writes: Very nice tour. The soda stream is a great idea. Posted: 9:02 am on March 24th

smithdw2026 writes: We would really love to have a SodaStream. We drink a lot of diet soda and it would be great to try out all the good looking diet flavors. Plus, it would be cheaper too. Posted: 8:54 am on March 24th

kniert802 writes: As a diabetic, the SodaStream would make it so convenient to have a delicious sugar free drink while the grandchildren would enjoy the regular sodas it can produce. My kitchen counter awaits !
Posted: 8:50 am on March 24th

gilshar writes: This is a new concept for me.
As we are trying to give up store bought "colas", the Soda Stream would be a welcome addition to our home. Posted: 8:25 am on March 24th

user-3283625 writes: I love sparkling water mixed with fruit juices! Posted: 8:06 am on March 24th

Colleen99 writes: Summer is sure to be here soon, and a SodaStream would be the perfect addition to the kitchen for the refreshing drinks! Posted: 7:46 am on March 24th

EastCoast1 writes: I would love to have the opportunity to try this machine - it looks great! Posted: 6:54 am on March 24th

doubleamieseler writes: This would be fabulous for making home crafted sparkling beverages
Posted: 6:47 am on March 24th

GryS writes: I've loved the idea of the soda stream since I first saw them a couple of years ago Posted: 6:22 am on March 24th

kimbluekat writes: This would be great and we could save all kinds of money and landfill space by not buying Pelligrino! Posted: 6:54 pm on March 23rd

srellok writes: My whole family would love to see one of these in our kitchen Posted: 8:47 am on March 23rd

NikkiR writes: This is my favorite kitchen that you have featured because we also live in a small space and have worked to have a beautiful, functional kitchen. Chef Payard's kitchen is an inspiration and provides many new ideas. Posted: 7:09 pm on March 14th

CatherineGay writes: The Soda Stream would be the next step in upgrading our kitchen for "our golden years". Posted: 3:01 pm on March 14th

poodi60 writes: I would love to add the Soda Steam to my collection of kitchen toys! I love playing around in my kitchen and this would be so much fun! Posted: 6:44 pm on March 12th

missbobloblaw writes: Amazing kitchen setup- I'd love to add a sodastream to my assortment of countertop beverage makers! Posted: 4:55 am on March 11th

dag12 writes: Your kitchen is beautiful I love the fact you utlize every inch of space. The soda machine is sleek and saves space I would love to win one the creative possibilites of this machine are endless. Posted: 2:43 pm on March 10th

dag12 writes: Posted: 2:40 pm on March 10th

eabeier writes: I think the whole family will take turns at trying it and then we can see about more for gifts. Posted: 6:17 pm on March 8th

VictoriaEss writes: I would love this Soda Stream!! My friend just bought one and I've been coveting it! Posted: 4:11 pm on March 8th

rusthawk writes: I would surely enjoy the savings and convenience of having a soda stream in my kitchen! Posted: 3:01 pm on March 8th

twilightdark writes: I've had some carbonated water from one of these. It was GREAT. I need to get one - no more buying Perrier. Posted: 11:27 pm on March 6th

user-3255154 writes: This would be a great and healthy way to make drinks for myself and guests! I'd love to try one! Posted: 11:25 pm on March 6th

user-3254617 writes: love to try Soda Stream... hope to win... Posted: 4:53 pm on March 6th

wschlaht writes: I see these things everywhere now. I would love to try one for myself! Posted: 3:47 pm on March 6th

user-3254459 writes: Never used one before. would totally love to try Posted: 3:03 pm on March 6th

MercedesViking writes: Way back in the 70's our family had a soda machine that used metal pods to create the bubbles for a carbonated drink. It was so much fun use. I impressed all my friends with new and different recipes. This would be so great to bring back those childhood memories. I think it's fun, too, that the Soda Stream is in the "wake up" area of the kitchen. Posted: 9:19 am on March 6th

Heleneke writes: Would love to win this.
Posted: 8:06 pm on March 5th

Amirah89 writes: I've been hearing many great things about them SodaStream...would love to own one. Thanks for the giveaway =) Posted: 5:42 pm on March 5th

mattm42 writes: would love to get one of these! Such a cool and innovative idea Posted: 3:03 pm on March 5th

user-3252255 writes: Would love to win this! Posted: 11:12 am on March 5th

solace76 writes: A sodastream would be a great prize! Posted: 2:37 am on March 5th

user-3251316 writes: Thanks for running the contest!!! Posted: 11:11 pm on March 4th

user-3251314 writes: I have heard great things about Soda Stream. It would be great to win one and try it first hand. Posted: 11:08 pm on March 4th

rebthecatsitter writes: I'd love to make some homemade fizzy drinks, thank you for the chance! Posted: 11:03 pm on March 4th

user-3251275 writes: Thanks for running this great contest - would love a Sodastream! Posted: 10:36 pm on March 4th

user-3251233 writes: Would love to try SodaStream. I have heard a lot of great things about it. Posted: 9:49 pm on March 4th

newfiechic writes: I'd love to have a Soda Stream. They are practical and look pretty cool. Posted: 9:21 pm on March 4th

FreddieFarster writes: I've heard such great things about SodaStream - friends that have one swear by them - I'd love one, too! Posted: 8:14 pm on March 4th

effram92 writes: I'd love to have seltzer on demand. I've heard good things about SodaStream. Posted: 5:58 pm on March 4th

vedwa writes: Would love to win a SodaStream!!!! Posted: 4:25 pm on March 4th

user-3250731 writes: Would really love to try one of these since I hear so much about them. Posted: 2:44 pm on March 4th

Annely writes: I'd love the idea of making my own carbonated drinks,
I have seen the Soda Stream and would absolutely love to experiment with it. Getting tired of the same drinks, even
carbonated water would be great, mixed with juices, using in baking, etc.
Posted: 1:40 pm on March 4th

kdhamoon writes: I've wanted one of these for the longest time. Posted: 1:25 pm on March 4th

Rosibal writes: Would love to win a SodaStream!!!! Posted: 1:00 pm on March 4th

user-3120456 writes: Sparkling Soda Stream - what a great way to wake up your morning ! Posted: 11:59 am on March 4th

user-3250545 writes: I would love to experiment with a soda stream! Posted: 11:55 am on March 4th

user-3250504 writes: I would love this for my beverage station. Posted: 11:22 am on March 4th

user-3250500 writes: it will be fun to use the soda stream and tasty ! Posted: 11:22 am on March 4th

theoren_1 writes: No more carbonated water bottles! Posted: 11:04 am on March 4th

Bninners writes: I would love a soda stream! Great give away, thanks for the chance to win Posted: 10:48 am on March 4th

DannyHel1 writes: I love this idea and have always wanted a Soda Stream. Plus, it takes up less space and no more carrying heavy bottles! Posted: 10:44 am on March 4th

merrittann writes: The Sodastream is a great addition to the wake up station. As a non-coffee person, my morning always starts with a cold pop! Posted: 3:47 pm on March 3rd

shanley13 writes: can't go wrong with a sodastream!! Posted: 3:11 pm on March 3rd

RebeccaFrankel writes: How is a sodastream part of his "wake up" kit? Does he put soda water in his coffee? Or his morning orange juice? It says its a great buy, but doesn't say how he uses it. (Personally, I put soda water in OJ, but its more a summertime afternoon thing than a "wake up" item.) Posted: 1:36 pm on March 3rd

felicia48 writes: I really like the kitchen. Although I did have a small concern regarding the metal sheeting in the corner of the stove/oven. It made it feel confining and not conducive to using larger pots. The stove door had just enough room to open but not stand in front of it to put something late inside? Anyway, it works for him and that is what counts. I love the idea of a wake-up station, that would be great for the morning get-ready-and-go crowd of people in our house. Posted: 12:30 pm on March 3rd

user-3135043 writes: Creative use of a small space :) well done. I love the idea of a wake-up centre,that vintage espresson maker is something else! We would love to try the sparkling water with juice at home. Cheers! Posted: 11:48 am on March 3rd

mikyak writes: Sodastream is such a revolutionary idea. I have to say I'm more excited about the product now that I know it does more than just pop. Flavoured sparkling waters sound refreshing! Posted: 9:56 am on March 3rd

jonem writes: No more heavy bottles in the grocery bags. I love it! Posted: 9:53 am on March 3rd

user-3248474 writes: It would be fun to make sparkling water on demand and as needed. Also love the kitchen remodel. Great use of space. Posted: 8:18 am on March 3rd

user-3021144 writes: I stopped drinking pop about 10 years ago because of all the sugar and unwanted stuff that's in it. I think the SodaStream is a great alternative as you can control what goes into your drink. Thanks for the article! It's great to see how you can convert a small kitchen into one that is functional for professional chefs. Posted: 7:55 am on March 3rd

nellis51 writes: Firstly, that’s a beautiful kitchen and a terrific use of space. I also have a smaller kitchen and have used lighter color wall tiles and the lighting is also very bright and inviting. Well done! Moreover, I have to agree with you about the SodaStream machine; I love the machine’s versatility, having the option to create sparkling drinks or using the carbonated water as part of a recipe. My favorite recipe using carbonated water is Liège waffles – a richer, denser, sweeter, and chewier waffle; a lovely adaptation of brioche bread dough with chunks of pearl sugar which caramelize on the outside of the waffle when baked. Lastly, thanks again for sharing your story and your passion for baking. In addition, I also want to thank you for your wonderful kitchen renovation; thanks for the ideas, I’ll be on the lookout for that flooring. Merci! Posted: 5:02 am on March 3rd

VanessaP writes: I have wanted one of these for the longest time, I have looked at the company and the product and am very impressed. My birthday is at the end of this month and this would be the most excellent gift to me! Posted: 4:56 am on March 3rd

sodreamer writes: I love to mix different juices with bottled sparkling water to make refreshing drinks. A soda stream would take the botttled water out of the process and would be lovely to have. Posted: 4:36 am on March 3rd

Poitras writes: I love the idea of the Soda STream: we have a keurig and LOVE it. Posted: 8:12 am on February 27th

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