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Waterbottles: Some gotta be better than others. Mine stink!(14 posts)

Waterbottles: Some gotta be better than others. Mine stink!blue bayou
May 30, 2001 3:13 PM
One, how can I get rid of the odor that seems to accumulate in bottles over time? I put them in the dishwasher with the other stuff and it works for a week. I have some that are soft, some clear, some brittle--on and on. Outside of the graphic, is there really a difference? Can anyone recommend a specific bottle that is really superior? The same 'ol same 'ol has to go.
re: Waterbottles: Some gotta be better than others. Mine stink!gmagee
May 30, 2001 4:01 PM
I live in the heat of socal. so I prefer the Polar Insulated water.
The drinking valve is removable for easy cleaning.
I have put them in the dishwasher but now after many washings my water is starting to taste like dish soap. Now I just soak in hot water and rinse. I will still use the dishwasher but just not so often.
Specialized soft topsJ.S.
May 30, 2001 4:03 PM
These are the only bottles worth using. Soft and easy opening so you don't chip your teeth. It's funny, at bike events where they give away bottles you can watch people look at the bottles to see if they are specialized and if they are not they give them back.
Specialized soft topsGary M
May 30, 2001 4:18 PM
Agreed! Specialized are the only way to go.
Specialized soft topsRich Clark
May 30, 2001 5:00 PM
I'll third that. No other bottle is worth bothering with. I was thrilled when I ordered some clearance shoes from Specialized online and they threw in a free bottle.

BTW, Airborne's bottles are made by Specialized. Now you have no excuse not to buy that ti bike you've been wanting!

Amen! Specialized bottles rule! (nm)look271
May 30, 2001 5:51 PM
Thats why they throw them away.wink
May 30, 2001 5:48 PM
Plastic water bottles will always stink, they are basically made to throw away. I used to have a lite weight stainless one, lossed it can not find. Also I saw one about a year ago that looked like brushed aluminum. Searched all over though and can not find.
Sierra Trading Postsimstress
May 30, 2001 8:45 PM
STP carries aluminum bottles. Try their web site.
No Problemocoonass
May 30, 2001 6:01 PM
To remove the 'plastic' odor from your bottles just do this:
a) Fill 5/8 of the bottle with 'clear' (corn) vinegar and top-off with water. b)Shake to mix, then close bottle and let it sit for 24 hours. c) Pour out and rinse twice with clean, cold, tap water.
There will be ABSOLUTELY NO 'skunky' or vinegary smell or taste from the bottle and it will be as clean tasting (or 'smelling') as a GLASS container. (read this back in the '80's and it's never failed....even for my Camelbaks.)
One method is...PsyDoc
May 31, 2001 6:00 AM fill your water bottle with about a tablespoon of baking soda, 1/4 - 1/2 cup of uncooked rice, fill up the bottle 1/2 - 3/4 of the way with water, and shake/swirl. The baking soda will cause some pressure to build up, so watch it or you could end up with this concoction on you. I read about this method a few years ago and it has worked well for me.
the cheapest ones are the bestBreck
May 31, 2001 9:01 AM
toss em when you can't stand them anymore. wide mouth botts rule. my solution is an eye drop or two of bleach in the water filled bott. shake and pour out and rinse well. add a little mouth warsh & water and put in the fridge. when needed pour out, put in few ice cubes and re-fill will cold water. we're talking summer here now, right. i never put anything in the bott but pure well water(no city connection here) poured thru a britta filter & then used for coffee and drinking water. works for me.

Clorox and Listerinemike mcmahon
May 31, 2001 6:34 PM
My wife regularly puts bleach in my bottle since she saw the bottom of one that hadn't been washed out in a while. I just have to remember to check that the bleach has been dumped and rinsed out before filling my bottles for a ride. My bottle ends up nice and shiny white, just like it was brand-new. After hearing folks recommend mouthwash, I left some in a bottle overnight. However, I used regular old Listerine and the taste has stayed in the bottle for about a week now. Maybe I need to try a mint flavor. I've been thinking about letting my bottles sit overnight full of Old Crow, Old Grand-Dad, or I.W. Harper to see if that kills the germs and leaves a better taste than the Listo. Even bad bourbon's got to be better than tasting Listerine with every drink.
re: Waterbottles: Some gotta be better than others. Mine stink!Skip
May 31, 2001 6:11 PM
Let's see, Fill bottle with vinegar, add 1 tablespoon baking soda, cap, and shake well - NOT. Ohhhhh, not at the same time - lol.
re: Waterbottles: Some gotta be better than others. Mine stink!Skip
May 31, 2001 6:19 PM
Say, now if I did this, and inverted my H2O bottle in the cage, and let it buid pressure, oping it at the bottom of a hill (start of a climb) - yeahhhh, jet propelled, rocket to the top in new record time.