Making the switch to an eco-friendly water bottle is a fantastic choice. Not only do they save you money on buying drinks, but they can also help reduce the amount of single-use plastic heading to landfill and help you stay hydrated.
However, do you know how to clean your water bottle?
In this post, we’re going to discover the best way to keep your stainless steel water bottle clean.
Avoid harsh cleaning chemicals
The first thing you need to know is not to put your bottle in the dishwasher.
Harsh cleaning methods can damage your water bottle, leading to discolouration and rust over time.
Plus, if you have one of our first edition bottles from Hippo Bottles, then the dishwasher can break the insulated features that can keep liquid cool for 24 hours.
Just use warm soapy water
Now we’ve established which cleaning methods to avoid it’s time to get cleaning. Hand washing your bottle in warm and soapy water is the best method, as this will lift off any dirt and kill any unwanted bacteria.
Ensure that you thoroughly rinse out the bottle to remove any traces of soap before its next use.
Reach all the edges
If you’re struggling to reach the inside of your bottle and give it a good clean, then we have some accessories that can help.
Our bottle brush has a long handle and uses BPA free silicone, designed with cleaning your Hippo Bottle in mind.
Additionally, you should remove and clean around your o-ring to prevent any buildup of dirt and micro-organisms in its nooks and crannies.
If your o-ring is wearing thin and your bottle is starting to leak, it may be time to get a replacement o-ring.
We recommend that you wash your bottle at least once a week, or more frequently if you prefer. In particular, if you’ve been ill or taken the bottle outside, give it a good rinse before you use it again.
To browse our range of bottles and accessories at Hippo Bottles, head to our website.