What is the best way to clean your stainless steel water bottle?

What is the best way to clean your stainless steel water bottle?

Does this sound familiar? You swapped to reusable water bottles as you want to do your bit for planet Earth. You use your insulated water bottle all the time: at work, at the gym, on walks with friends…it even comes on holiday with you! But you find keeping it sparkly clean a little bit of a nightmare. Places you can’t physically reach, nooks and crannies that can’t be fully cleaned, staining from that coffee you forgot when you left your bottle at the office over the weekend that one time.

So, what is the best way to clean your insulated reusable water bottle?

Well, if you have got yourself one of our Ohelo bottles, then you can choose between washing your bottle by hand or popping it into your dishwasher!

That’s right! Unlike most insulated bottles on the market, Ohelo bottles are made tough enough to withstand the hostile conditions in your dishwasher. It’s one of the reasons we laser engrave our surface designs, instead of traditional printing like other brands. Engraved designs won’t fade or peel with time, and when combined with our tough lead free powder coating, they are perfectly safe in your dishwasher. If the dishwasher is your preferred choice for washing your Ohelo bottle it may occasionally leave some pale marks on the outside of your bottle, particularly if you live in a hard water area. No need to worry - these are easily removed by boiling a kettle and pouring that water over the bottle surface for a couple of seconds.



If you don’t have a dishwasher, or just prefer washing up by hand, that’s OK. We have some great tips for cleaning your reusable water by hand too. The best way is actually the simplest - to use some hot soapy water to give it a thorough clean, with a soft non-abrasive cloth. Want a bit more of a surface scrub? Try adding some uncooked rice into your bottle, fill it with hot soapy water then shake it like a poloroid picture! Who said cleaning couldn’t also be fun?



Remember to leave to fully dry upside down on a draining board with the lid off – that way your bottle will be ready and waiting for your next adventure together!

Do you have some internal staining to your reusable bottle because your teen left it under the bed for a week? Or you left your coffee at the office over the weekend? To gently remove such stains we highly recommend creating a paste using bicarbonate of soda and water. The bicarb is a gentle abrasive and will soon having the inside of your bottle looking like new.



Common bottle cleaning tools that we would avoid:
• We do not recommend using bottle brushes. These can be very harsh and scratch the stainless steel to the inside of your bottle. The same goes for harsh scouring pads.
• We would also advise against strong chemicals, such as chloride containing bleaches, as you can damage your stainless steel by using chemicals that are too harsh.

Cheers to handy cleaning tips that make your life easier and your reusable bottle looking and smelling better. Now there are no excuses not to carry your Ohelo bottle with you every day!

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