DISCOVER OUR CLEANING TIPS TO PROPERLY LOOK AFTER YOUR STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE
Cleaning your stainless steel insulated water bottle is a habit you must take on if you wish to take good care of your bottle and make it last longer. Here are some easy tips to wash your stainless steel water bottle.
HOW SHOULD I WASH MY STAINLESS STEEL BOTTLE, WHETHER IT IS INSULATED OR NOT
More than just a container, stainless steel bottles – insulated or not – have become a great eco-friendly alternative to plastic bottles. But to keep your water bottle in good condition for as long as possible, you do need to follow the right steps! Don’t worry, keeping your stainless steel water bottle in good condition is pretty easy and within everyone’s reach. Let’s show how it works!
OUR TIPS FOR CLEANING YOUR STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE
Stainless steel has many advantages: it doesn’t alter the organoleptic properties of food and beverages (colour, smell, flavour), it is resistant to shocks and corrosion, and it is very hygienic and can easily be cleaned. Check out our tips to keep that your stainless steel bottle bright and sparkly!
Tip #1: Regularly wash your water bottle.
To pamper your bottle, nothing better than a daily bath. We recommend a simple hand wash with warm soapy water after each use (a mild washing-up liquid or soap is sufficient). Don’t use any abrasive detergents (bleach is a no go!) as they could deteriorate the stainless steel or your bottle’s design and colour.
Tip #2: Use a cleaning brush to wash your water bottle.
This cleaning brush is the most effective utensil to clean a stainless steel water bottle. After emptying and pouring a few drops of washing-up liquid and warm water into your bottle, thoroughly scrub the insides and then rinse with clean water. Leave your insulated or non-insulated water bottle to air dry upside down.
Tip #3: Deep clean the cap, seal, and neck of your bottle.
For a well-kept bottle, don’t forget to wash its cap and neck thoroughly, paying particular attention to the curved areas of the screw thread and the BPA-free silicone seal. If you want to wash it thoroughly, you can also even remove the seal from the cap using a thin kitchen utensil. Remember to put the seal back where it was before reusing your bottle: that’s what’s make it leakproof!
DISINFECT AND GET RID OF BAD SMELL IN YOUR BOTTLE
Stainless steel doesn’t retain odours however, this may occur if the water bottle has been kept shut for too long or if you use your bottle for beverages other than water, such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
If you notice any bad smell, we recommend that you thoroughly clean your bottle. To do so, fill it with warm water and one tbsp of baking soda. Then, leave it to soak for a few hours. Once this is done, wash it with warm soapy water by rubbing the bottom and walls of your bottle cleaning brush. Then, leave your water bottle to dry upside down, without the cap. After that, your bottle will be as good as new!
If smells persist, you can also mix hot water with some white vinegar and 2 tsp of baking soda, known for its natural deodorising properties. Close your stainless steel bottle carefully and shake it vigorously. Rinse it with clean water.
When you are not using your bottle, we recommend that you store it without its cap so air can circulate freely.