by Mike

The coolest thing possible would be to have a soda fountain or vending machine in your house, too bad it’s extremely expensive and you probably couldn’t get anyone to sell it to you.

The next best thing would be the Drink-O-Matic, a vintage soda machine. It’s not full size, though, it will handle up to 10 cans of soda, beer, juice, water, anything that fits really. I don’t think candy will work, but it’s worth a try. Your drinks will be cooled to 30 degrees (Fahrenheit) below the outside temperature.

The outside of the Drink-O-Matic looks pretty cool, it’s red and curved. There’s a vintage-style handle and a large window so you can see all the drink currently in stock. Each level has a button that when pressed will dispense your drink and you just pick it up out of the bottom. How cool.

Unfortunately there’s no way to insert your nickel, so you’re going to have to give drinks away free. You could always open the door, too, but that would be cheating.

The unit itself is pretty compact; you can easily fit it under a desk, in a small cupboard, or in the corner of a room. The dimensions are 25 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ wide x 9″ deep and when empty, it weighs 18 pounds. For power, just use the included AC adapter.

The Drink-O-Matic is pretty sweet, your own personal, and vintage, vending machine. Available from Sharper Image for $150 and there’s a 90 day warranty.

18 reviews or comments

Jeanette Sillesen Says: September 16, 2006 at 3:52 am

Hi, I have seen the Drink o Matic machine in Italy this summer, and I would like to sell it from my shop in Denmark. Can you help by telling me from where you buy this machine? It’s not for private but only retrail. I hope you will be kind to help me. The name and address of my shop is: ETCETERA, Vestergade 46, 8000 Århus C, VAT no 26718376, phone: +45 86121822.
Thank you in advance
Best regards Jeanette Sillesen, owner

Mr Stevenson Says: May 8, 2007 at 3:16 am

Hi sir,
Am Mr, Stevenson from Stevenson appliernce enter price and i wanna order some drink o matic soda machine from your shop to Gerrard woods my valued customer and i want you to mail me back with the total price for 10 of it and the terms of payment. Thank you
Best regards.
Brown Stevenson

tommy Says: November 29, 2007 at 5:25 pm

can anyone tell me where i can buy the drink-o-matic in the UK thanks

tommy Says: November 29, 2007 at 5:26 pm

can anyone tell me where i can buy the drink-o-matic in the uk my email is [email protected] thanks

liz Says: October 19, 2008 at 12:10 pm

I need an AC adapter for a drink-o-matic machine I have. Can anyone help? Model # dr-1

liz ensley Says: October 28, 2008 at 5:52 am

I also need the AC 12 volt adapter for the Drink O Matic I already bought. I actually bought two–one of the AC cords is not working…and so the entire refrigerator cannot be used by my daughter. If anyone has info on a replacement AC cord that will work with this refrigerator, PLEASE post if you would be so kind! October 29, 2008

mary Says: June 7, 2009 at 7:55 am

We have a DR-3 model that does not work. Any suggestions? It will not cool down. Or where could we take/send it to repair?

max Says: August 8, 2009 at 12:36 am

can anyone tell me where i can buy the trink-o-matic on AUT?

my email is [email protected]


max Says: August 12, 2009 at 5:44 am

sorry I mean in Austria, not on Austria!

Linda B. Says: March 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

We have a Drink O Matic Machine that is only maybe 1 yr. old & has Quit working , what could be the problem with it & where I can take to get Repaired ?

Debbie L. Says: April 7, 2010 at 6:31 am

I need a replacement ac adapter. Any suggestions on where to locate this item?

victoria Says: May 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm

hello, i just put a bid in on a drink o matic and it seems to me that everyone is having a problem with there cord. just so happens that the one i bid on is also missing a cord. bummer. so if anyone wants to buy mine off of me let me know and i will get in touch with you. or if anyone knows where to get the cord maybe you can tell me. thanks. victoria

beverly Says: November 28, 2010 at 6:27 am

My Drink-O-Matic DR-3 no longer works…Can anyone tell me the address/telephone number, etc. of the Company that makes this product so I can contact for a free replacement.

Thanks to everyone,
[email protected]

BARBARA VINCE Says: March 3, 2013 at 12:04 pm


Denise Black Says: October 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I am looking for the power adapter for the Drink o matic cooler dr3. If any one can tell me where I could find one I would appreciate it.

Kelly Says: July 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Does anyone know where I can get a Drink-o-matic in Australia or if you know who will ship to Australia. Thanks

Dylan Says: September 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

can anyone help me empty the water out of this thing?

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