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3/11/11 8:45 P

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I finally retired the stinky bottle. Subzero or Kleen Kanteen from now on.

Wake up every day knowing you make the decision to begin your journey anew.

This choice in this moment defines now.

What is your now?


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3/6/11 8:17 P

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Same as NYXX27, I got a Subzero stainless steel waterbottle from Walgreens, it was 5 dollars, I think.

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2/27/11 9:46 A

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The worst thing to worry about in plastic bottles is BPA and phthalates. A lot of companies have been phasing out BPA, but the new plastics they are using have not been tested for safety to health. Your best bet is stainless steel or glass.
Some stainless steel bottles may taste metallic when new. The taste won't hurt you if it is truly stainless and will go away after a while. I would just make sure to buy a reputable brand.

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2/26/11 10:34 A

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I got a stainless steel subzero bottle from walmart :P but I love it I think its only canadian though :( it was under 10 bucks but it keeps things super cold and it doesn't taste like metal AT all

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TRUEPEACENIK's Photo TRUEPEACENIK Posts: 786
11/16/10 3:36 P

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I have one bottle that has a mettalic smell/taste issue, but leaving the lid off or loose solves the issue.
I do sterilize it more often than my Sigg.

Wake up every day knowing you make the decision to begin your journey anew.

This choice in this moment defines now.

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EVLOBOS310's Photo EVLOBOS310 Posts: 1,695
11/14/10 7:22 A

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I found a couple of my stainless steel bottles at Lowes, for about $20. My bf is really hard on his and they haven't cracked or broken yet, just look horribly beat up. But the water has never tasted metallic emoticon emoticon

Edited by: EVLOBOS310 at: 11/14/2010 (07:23)
To keep the body in good health is a duty...otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha


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11/13/10 9:53 P

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Thanks for posting this thread, I have been searching for the right one and these tips are great!

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them."
~Abe Lincoln

Be kind, for everyone is battling some kind of struggle.

If you can dream it, you can do it!


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DEEPGREENBEAN's Photo DEEPGREENBEAN Posts: 336
11/13/10 3:59 P

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I received two metal water bottles as an incentive gift. They even had an ecological friendly logo--so you would think they had to be safe?!

Well, not only metal taste, but metal smell. I am ditching both "free" items. I think a lot of cheap metal things are being made/imported with "green" type advertising, when they are of dubious quality. I even normally look for the "stainless steel". I like the reuse of a glass water bottle. Thanks.

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MYSTICJOHN's Photo MYSTICJOHN Posts: 249
11/9/10 10:44 A

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That is good to know, I bought a cheap steel water bottle from Walmart and it leaves a metallic taste so I hardly ever use it. I did buy a glass bottle of imported mineral water that I'm refiling to use around the house and using my old plastic refillable bottle when out. Looks like I should probably be picking up one of the more expensive stainless steel bottles from the health food store now that I know it makes a difference.

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PEACAN's Photo PEACAN Posts: 123
1/18/10 2:09 A

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I have had 3 SIGG bottles and, while they look great and work great, they have ALL broken within a very short space of time, and so have been a huge waste of money.

I have since purchased an alternative make and this works perfectly well.

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8/19/09 4:22 P

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I got my double walled stainless water bottle at Target for $21. It stays cold for over 12 hours (even sitting in a hot car while shopping) and has never left a metal taste.

I had to buy one for my sister, son, daughter & niece over the past few months because they loved it so much!

~~~ Lynn ~~~ Pittsburgh, PA


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8/19/09 12:42 P

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I have several SIGG bottles and I love them. I have never had a metallic taste to the water and I leave them in my car overnight.

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8/19/09 12:40 P

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Another bottle that wouldn't really show up on the radar if you were looking is on flylady.net. They have a 16 oz double walled stainless bottle for 14.95. I got mine in about a month ago and absolutely love it. Much more affordable than some of the stainless ones I've seen but good quality.

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8/19/09 12:02 P

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That sounds about right. I had a Sigg bottle before but managed to destroy it (don't try to freeze water in them), maybe I'll get another one of those. The $5 price tag was probably my first sign that it was too good to be true!

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8/19/09 11:56 A

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Yeah -- stainless steel is what you want in a drinking bottle. And $5 sounds way to cheap to be stainless. I would see if it's recycable or ditch it.

I might recommend Klean Kanteen. They have a great product & a helpful website!

Be Peaceful. Shine On.
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“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65)


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8/19/09 10:36 A

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is the bottle aluminum or stainless steel. a quality stainless steel bottle should not have that problem. if the bottle is aluminum put it in the recycle bin

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8/19/09 10:17 A

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Hi Everyone. I bought a metallic water bottle early in the year (Bath and Body works, on sale for $5). Now the water in it takes on a metallic taste after it's been in the bottle for a couple hours, such as if I fill it before bed at night. Is this something I should be concerned about?

My old rule of thumb with plastic bottles was to dispose of them if they started to taste like plastic, due to degrading materials. But I switched to the metal version because I thought this wasn't an issue.

Thanks!

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