How to Clean Your Reusable Water Bottle
It’s really easy to clean your reusable water bottle with these two simple methods:
A Quick Clean
When you use your bottle every day, a quick wash in hot soapy water will be enough to rinse it out before your next use. Fill the bottle with some of the soapy water, put the lid on and give it a shake. Wash the outside of the bottle too and then rinse everything with warm water and let it dry completely before your next use.
A Deep Clean
So this method is ideal for stainless steel reusable water bottles. Simply fill it halfway with equal parts water and distilled white vinegar. Put the lid back on and give it a few shakes, then leave it overnight for it to do its magic.
It goes without saying, the next day you should rinse it thoroughly with warm water and let it dry. You don’t want a mouthful of vinegary water.
This quick video shows you how to clean your drinkware too.
How Often Should You Wash Your Reusable Water Bottle?
You should clean your reusable water bottle with hot water and dish soap after every use. Otherwise, it gets that musty smell which isn’t particularly pleasant when you bring it towards your nose when you take a sip.
Then give it a deep clean every week or so, depending on how much you’ve used it over the week.
Reusable Water Bottle Materials
Most of the reusable metal water bottles are made from aluminium or stainless steel. Always make sure the bottle you’re buying isn’t lined with plastic as it’s something manufacturers do to mask that tinny taste you sometimes get with metal.
Because glass is made from natural materials, there’s no danger of any nasties leaching into your water when your bottle heats up and cools down. The only issue? An obvious one, it could smash if you drop it.