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Getting rid of that "new bottle" odor/taste(11 posts)

Getting rid of that "new bottle" odor/tastefiltersweep
Jun 27, 2003 5:12 AM
I just purchased a new water bottle- some random Zefal... normally I use the cheapest FREE bottles that everyone gives you every time I turn around (promo bottles). The Zefal has a heavier plastic material, rather than the cheap, more brittle plastic.

I used this bottle last night, and the taste was so terrible it about made me gag-

Any suggestions? It was truly beyond belief...

On an completely unrelated note... who in their right mind would create a line of bicycle rims, then name the company "Wobler" ?
The name is WolberMR_GRUMPY
Jun 27, 2003 5:42 AM
I think that they may be out of business. Back in the 80's, they went head to head with Mavic in the top-line rim business.
Ps. Take a new bottle and fill it with water and let it sit for a day or two.
The name is WolberPEDDLEFOOT
Jun 27, 2003 6:44 AM
Would that solution work for a Camelback with "new" taste also?
Something that big might take some baking soda..nmMR_GRUMPY
Jun 27, 2003 7:28 AM
Thanks, I'll give that a try.(nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Jun 27, 2003 7:33 AM
I use denture tabletsMel Erickson
Jun 27, 2003 9:49 AM
Clean and minty fresh.
re: Getting rid of that "new bottle" odor/tastet-bill
Jun 27, 2003 7:33 AM
A little bit of mouth wash takes care of any kind of bottle stank!
lemon juice (nm)Rich_Racer
Jun 27, 2003 8:34 AM
Is it really that bad?snowman3
Jun 27, 2003 12:29 PM
I'm always amazed that folks freak out about "plastic taste". The usual fix is to stop being a sissy and go ride your bike. I'll cut you some slack 'cause you said it was extreme though! :)

I've never heard of using lemon juice, but the other methods work: "Use it 4-5 times", "wash and rinse a bunch", "let sit overnight", "denture tabs", "drinkmix".

The last time I disinfected the camelbak I tried denture tabs. It definitely left a minty fresh taste, so that would be an interesting way to break in a new bottle.
It is really that bad!filtersweep
Jun 27, 2003 1:35 PM
Seriously- I mixed a rather concentrated mix of gatorade from powder- and the petroleum taste overpowered the regular gator taste. Imagine taking a big bite out of an olde tire... I'd rather siphon gasoline...

I can live with the so-called "plastic taste." This is above and beyond mere plastic. As often as not, the plastic taste seems to come from the part touching the mouth. This, on the other hand, is a taste that is completely in the drink itself, and it has none of the endearing qualities of say, drinking out of a garden hose... This has a formaldahide bouquet, if you will... a BAD MEDICINE "quality" to it... and I haven't even begun to exaggerate!
Guaranteed fixcoonass
Jun 27, 2003 2:06 PM
a) Fill 2/3 - 3/4 with clear vinegar.
b) Top off with plain water.
c) Close mouth-piece and shake bottle for about 10 seconds.
d) Open mouth-piece and let set for 24 HOURS.
e) Rinse twice with water.....absolutely no plastic or vinegar taste or smell.... (Works with Camelbaks too.....any plastic container)
Seems like this question comes up monthly :)
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