One of the biggest benefits of using a stainless-steel insulated water bottle is that it is durable. Ideally, you should only have to buy a stainless-steel water bottle once in a long time. Compared to your plastic bottles and glass bottles, stainless-steel bottles are durable and resist everyday wear and tear. And when you take good care of your bottle, it will last longer! Here are a few tips on how to clean and care for your insulated water bottle –
1. Fill the water bottle halfway with a solution of warm water + soap
The easiest way to clean your insulated water bottle is to treat it like you traditionally clean most dishes. Create a 1:1 solution of warm water and a mild detergent and fill the water bottle with it. Screw on the cap, and vigorously shake it for several seconds. Rinse the bottle using warm water, place it on a drying rack and let it dry.
2. Use a bottle brush
If you feel your bottle needs a bit of a deeper cleaning, then you need to use a bottle cleaning brush to get to the bottom and scrub it. An insulated water bottle that comes with a wide mouth design is easier to clean using a brush. Make sure you choose a brush with soft bristles and scrub gently. Rinse with water and leave the bottle open for drying!
Tip: Don’t forget to scrub the lid
If your insulated water bottle has a screw-on cap, make sure to clean the edges of the screw cap. Moisten a sponge with a solution of soap and water and scrub the lid before rinsing them off.
3. Use a vinegar solution
If you think a soap solution isn’t strong enough for some reason, you can use a vinegar solution. Fill the bottom of your water bottle about a 1/5 of the way with white vinegar.
Fill the rest of the bottle with warm water and let the solution sit overnight. Pour out the solution and rinse out the bottle afterwards.
It’s not difficult to care for your insulated flask, you can have a basic cleaning method in place for days when you carry water. On days when you store other beverages, you can choose to clean with a brush or detergent. Make sure you are not using metal scrubs or harsh detergents as it may damage the interior and exterior surface of your insulated flask. Choose an insulated bottle that comes with a wide mouth, so both loading and cleaning becomes easier for you! If your bottle comes with specific clean-and-care instructions, make sure you follow all of them. Because, the more you care, the longer your insulated bottles will last!