I bought this for my son, who is very fond of lemonade. His first batch has been very successful. He used the recipe in the booklet and we all enjoyed the results. The bottles are good for retaining the fizziness for up to a week and the instructions are clear and simple. However, the bucket seems primarily to be a gimmick to make the kit look bigger and more impressive. It did look good when it contained the bottles on ice, as suggested, although it would probably have been more effective just to put the bottles in the fridge - especially as I have just discovered that the bucket leaks. Also, the lovely yellow paint on the inside was already pealing off when opened it! In short, the kit's great, but the bucket's rather a waste of space - and money.
Maggie - 4th July 2011