Caring An Insulated Water Bottle: Why and How?

The benefits of insulated water bottles are universally acknowledged. Compared to single-use plastic bottles, they are eco-friendly, money-saved and good for health. Compared to glass bottles, they are more convenient, durable and portable.

In the meanwhile, insulated water bottles are aesthetic-textured and stylish enough to hit the road. Therefore, more and more people prefer insulated water bottles when they decide to buy new bottles. Refer to 10 benefits of insulated water bottles.

However, like coins have front and back sides, all things have negatives and positives. If you don’t use insulated water bottles properly, positives will turn to negatives and even bring harm to you. Here I would like to tell something you need to care for after you have an insulated water bottle to shun potential risks.

Regular Cleaning

Since the environment of the inside bottle is moist and dark, bacteria growth is inevitable, though the material of an insulated water bottle is usually antibacterial. So cleaning your water bottle regularly is necessary to avoid illness or unpleasant symptoms — not just rinsing it with water, but with an antibacterial dish-washing liquid. 

We recommend gently washing it every day with warm, soapy water. Use a bowl of warm water and soap to rinse both the inside and outside of your water bottle, making sure you brush within all the nooks and crevices around the drinking nozzle, then leave it to air dry overnight. You can also clean it with a mixture of 1/2 distilled vinegar and water. Let the mixture sit for 5 to 10 minutes.  

If your bottle has a bad smell or feels slimy on the inside, we recommend a deep cleaning with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Firstly rinse the bottle with warm, soapy water. Next fill in the mixture of 1/4 hydrogen peroxide and 3/4 water, then shake the bottle vigorously to flush out the dirt from the inner wall. Finally, rinse the bottle with water to make sure the peroxide is completely gone. Leave it air dry overnight. 

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Away from Microwave or Freezer

An insulated water bottle maintains water cold or hot due to its double-walled insulation design. There is no need to put it in a freezer or microwave, which will even produce damage to both the bottle and your appliances. Because when you put an insulated water bottle in a microwave, the continuously heating air inside the bottle will expand and expand, and may finally result in cracks in the bottle wall and even damage the microwave. So boil the water first and then fill in the insulated water bottle. Putting an insulated water bottle in a freezer is also inadvisable. The inner water will expand when it turns to ice, leading to cracks and breaks.

Keep in mind that the insulation is designed to maintain the temperature of liquids inside the bottle, regardless of the external conditions - whether it is in a freezer or microwave its ability will not be affected.

Care for the Straw

Nowadays, many insulated water bottles are equipped with straws for an easy sip. This is for convenience since you then don't need to tip the bottle upwards and crane your neck upwards. However, the straw is sometimes dangerous.

Firstly, most straws are plastic. If you use the insulated water bottle to keep hot water, the temperature of the water would better be lower than 50℃/122℉, since plastic will deform and emit odor in high temperatures, and even release toxic matter into the water.

Secondly, the hot water will spill out from the straw if the water temperature is too high, which will scald the skin and eyes. That’s because the air in the water bottle is heated by the water to build up differential air pressure, then it will expand to press the water and the water will finally spill out from the straw.

The best way to use the water bottle is to preheat the water bottle first. And wait for about 10 minutes to cover the lid after you fill in the water. Keep in mind that the water would better be lower than 50℃/122℉ and don’t shake your water bottle vigorously.

Keep it from Dropping Down

Stainless steel bottles are double-walled with insulation in between to keep water cold or hot. It is important to keep it from dropping down or crashing, which will result in cracks and dents on the wall. These will not only influence the stylish look of the bottle but also invalidate its thermos effect. You can also get additional protections like a protective sleeve to keep it from dents.

Buzio insulated one-gallon jug has a 4.33” wide mouth, easy for adding ice and clean. It keeps water cold for up to 48 hours and hot for up to 24 hours. You can enjoy sufficient water for working or traveling outside the whole day with this gallon jug.

When to replace your insulated water bottle

There are a few factors that you should take into account when deciding when to replace your insulated water bottle.The first is how often you use it. If you use it daily, then you will need to replace it more frequently than if you only use it occasionally.

Another factor to consider is how well you take care of it. If you clean and dry it after every use, then it will last longer than if you neglect it. Finally, consider the type of water bottle you have. Some types are more durable than others and can last longer even with heavy use.

Buzio water bottle is the Best Insulated Water Bottles on the Market

If you are looking for the best-insulated water bottle on the market, you should definitely check out Buzio. This water bottle is made with double-walled stainless steel, which means that it will keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours. It also has a vacuum-sealed lid to prevent leaks and spills and comes in various fun and trendy designs. Buzio also offers a lifetime warranty, so you can be sure that your investment is protected.

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