I love my reusable water bottles. I use the stainless steel kind that can be found inexpensively just about anywhere. Some people notice a metal taste to their water that turns them off the reusable water bottle. I notice a detestable plastic taste from plastic water bottles. We’re all different. Here are a few solutions:
To get rid of the metallic taste:
- Rinse your water bottle with vinegar and water. Or let it soak with vinegar and water overnight. Then, rinse with clean water. Ready to go.
- If it still tastes like metal, put baking soda in the bottle and add just a splash of vinegar. When it settles down, add water and shake it up. Give it a good rinse… ready to go.
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- Other info about metal water bottles, from SIGG.
Alternatives to metal bottles:
- Nalgene plastic water bottles. They’ve removed the BPA lining so they’re save and stylish. People swear by them. (I don’t have a dishwasher and I notice a little pond-water taste after a while, so I prefer the metal bottles)
- Glass water bottles. These are intriguing. I think they would be heavy, but reviewers say nay. You could turn glass jars (from peanut butter, brown rice syrup, whatev) into drinking jars. If this is too hippy for your style, check out some of these different styles. I’ve seen these plastic-wrapped glass jars at Home Goods.
- Bobble. It’s a plastic bottle, made from recycled plastic. It has a filter between the mouthpiece and the water so you get fresh, clean water every time. The bobble is my favorite for days when I’m on campus all day. It’s light and I can fill it up at the drinking fountain and the filter will take away the drinking fountain and plastic flavors. It’s cute, and you can get it just about anywhere. Winner!