If you have been unsure about how to clean your water bottle, we’ve got some great news: this doesn’t have to be difficult, and you can follow a few simple techniques and tricks.
How to Clean Your Water Bottle
Every water bottle is different, so before you begin washing your bottle, you should always check the manual that comes with the product to check on the specific washing instructions. However, there are generally a few simple steps you should follow to make sure that your water bottle is cleaned effectively.
First, it’s potentially a good idea to start by initially rinsing your water bottle with cool water. This is true when you first open the new product and after using your bottle.
Once rinsed, you’ll want to use some soapy water to get a better clean. Simply add a little detergent to the bottle, fill it with water, and shake it up; this can often be enough to achieve a good clean. Then, simply rinse the bottle out as you would normally do, making sure no soapy smell remains, and use it as normal.
If you need to do a deeper clean for your gym bottle, a good alternative option is to invest in a bottle cleaner. Bottle cleaners are long brushes that are designed to clean the sides of the bottle thoroughly. These brushes have long bristles that help dislodge any pathogens that may have built up on the inside of the bottle, thereby making it easier to achieve a good clean. When used alongside a thorough rinse with detergent, these allow you to achieve a far higher standard of cleaning.
Always Clean Your Bottle Immediately After Use
When cleaning your water bottle, an important point to note is the importance of doing so soon after using it. Indeed, if you leave your water bottle for days after using it, pathogens may build up, requiring a much deeper clean. Instead, try to empty, rinse, and clean the bottle immediately after you’ve finished using it to prevent any issues.
Make Sure You Allow the Bottle To Dry
After washing your water bottle, make sure you allow it to dry out thoroughly before going any further with it. Indeed, storing your water bottle damp can also allow pathogens to build up, which in turn could compromise your overall health and well-being.
It’s not worth risking it, so allowing the bottle to drain freely and air dry can help keeping things safe. If the weather’s too cold to allow the bottle to dry, allowing it to drain, then using a hand towel on any remaining residue is a simple and effective alternative.
Can Water Bottles Go In the Dishwasher?
Whether water bottles can go in the dishwasher will generally depend on their make and type of material used. Indeed, in many cases, water bottles will be dishwasher friendly, such as our Navivva Splendid design; however, powder-coated, painted, or insulated water bottles will generally need to go in the kitchen sink rather than the dishwasher.
Are Water Bottles Dishwasher Safe?
Most water bottles are dishwasher safe, but check your water bottle’s manual first to ensure this is the case for your product. Indeed, a few types of water bottles will not be safe to use in the dishwasher, so this is worth keeping in mind. Fortunately, our own Navivva Splendid bottles are safe to use in the dishwasher.
Cleaning your water bottle is invariably harder than cleaning a regular cup. This is especially true when you start using a big water bottle (with straw), such as our iconic 2.2 litre water bottle design. However, these large water bottles offer countless amazing benefits, and so long as you keep on top of cleaning your drinking bottle, it shouldn’t be too tricky.