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My requirements are dishwasher safe, with a straw and spill proof so that when the cats knock it over it doesn't make a mess. The lid also keeps the cats from deciding that my drink is better than their drink.....
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I don't use purchased water bottles when I can fill up my nice container with my own distilled water. Lots cheaper and better for the environment. I don't want to contribute to the pile of empty bottles at the landfills.
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I have a rubbermaid 32oz I fill and drink at work and I have tupper ware 24 drinking cups I drink at home.
I've got about 6 Contigo water bottles (from Costco). I fill them with filtered water from home.
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333 1/22/14 5:34 P
so many, re-cycle
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I definitely look for BPA free - I don't care about insulated because I prefer water at room temperature. The one I'm using at the moment has a flip up sippy-type of top on it - I removed the straw and just drink from it that way so I don't have to unscrew the lid whenever I want a drink. Another good option is stainless (don't have to worry about melting those!)
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Some of my friends use their pretty wine glasses at home, since they don't drink wine anymore, rather than a bottle of any kind.
A water bottle is definitely a personal preference. Most of them these days are BPA free, but you need to double check. I like Contigo, just my preference. It's large - 24 ozs, I like the way the water comes out, the handle, it's see through so I can see how much I've drank, etc. Some people like straws . . . I don't. This one won't spill if you knock it over - important to me as it's on my desk at work all day. I just find it comfortable to drink out of. As I said . . . it's a very personal preference! Good luck on your search :) Oh, and don't forget to run it through the dishwasher at least 1x per week, it's a breeding ground for bacteria!
I have an insulated Camelbak. I like the insulated better because I prefer cold water so the condensation from the ice doesn't affect anything like the table underneath it. I use my water bottle everyday. It took me a little while to find one that I liked, so if you're going to get a water bottle to use constantly, definitely take your time in choosing. One bad thing about the Camelbak is that the bite piece part of the straw gets moldy. I do have a special brush to clean it out (found it online) and I do change out the bite piece (also ordered online), but that does take time.
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Buy one that doesn't have a straw component to it as that is one more thing to worry about losing. Definitely BPA free.....My favourite is the Camelbak which is more expensive but last forever.
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There are lots of different opinions on what water bottle to buy. One thing to look for is a bottle that is BPA free.
This link will explain what to look for in a water bottle. No, all water bottles were not created equal. You might have to spend a little extra money to get a bottle that isn't harmful to you or the environment.
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