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01-22-2010, 03:04 PM
A department store by me is selling stainless steel water bottles, 2 for 9.97 and cool colors, I am thinking of getting one for each memeber of our household to be more "green" do you like these type of bottles?
01-22-2010, 03:05 PM
I love mine. It goes with me everywhere!
01-22-2010, 03:10 PM
Yes, I love mine! They're just about indestructible, they clean easily, and (most important) I don't have to worry about stuff leeching into my water.
Our Bible Camp got some to sell to the kids and I bought one but it does not keep water cold for very long. Hope you like yours.
I got mine from LL Bean, but it's a Kleen Kanteen. It was the only one I found at the time with a sports top, meaning I don't have to open the lid every time I want a drink, risking something falling into it or it spilling (yes, I'm klutzy). They sell theirs with a fitted cozy that keeps things as cold long than a typical water bottle would. I haven't tried warm thing yet. I load it with ice (wide mouth that ice fits in) and add water and it lasts. Love being able to take it with me every where.
Sport top advice I received. Take the time to make sure the top is pressed down before putting it into a bag or you'll soak everything. I however have always made sure and never had a leak.
My daughter loves it. I plan to get her something similar soon, just smaller.
01-23-2010, 11:56 AM
i got some at old navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=675838392&userSearchText=water+bottle&searchCID=26519&vid=1 (http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=675838392&userSearchText=water+bottle&searchCID=26519&vid=1)--so cute! but it doesn't keep it cold as long as the one i got from fly lady http://www.flylady.net/pages/FlyShop_swb.asp
fyi, our old navy bottles have not had any problems with chipping paint like the reviews--now, dd/2 did drop it and there's a dent on hers, but no paint chipping.
01-23-2010, 12:41 PM
I just got one that I ordered from flylady.net . There were a lot of testimonials about it and they weren't kidding! It's insulated and this morning I filled it up with coffee to take on my basketball game rounds with the kids. It was still hot 5 hours later.
01-23-2010, 10:17 PM
LoL - I'd been thinking of trying out Flylady's bottles for over a month now. Thanks for the reviews. I sent my order in today. I like that you get 8 different colored lanyards with it. Makes it convenient to identify everyone's bottle.
01-25-2010, 12:58 PM
i got the flylady bottle for DH--filled with ice and water, left in hot truck for hours---still ice cold.
01-26-2010, 01:03 PM
Does anyone have any issues with it tasting like metal? We had an hour trip yesterday and my son had his bottle with him and when he took a sip he said it tasted like metal. I washed them with soap and warm water.
01-28-2010, 12:36 PM
WOW! Very surprised that there are not any responses to this question.
Thought a few ladies on her had the stainless steel water bottles.
Mary ann, sorry, I was sure someone else would respond. I have never had a metal taste even with the water and grapefruit oil sitting all day. I think I heard that aluminum will taste like metal. It can be tricky, because I've looked at water bottles for a long time, it became difficult in stores to tell which type they were.
Like at Target, had a whole display of metal bottles, the message on everything was about going green with reusable water bottles and how you were saving the environment (not the convenience of your own water bottle). The tags on the water bottles didn't say what material they were. In small lettering under the name of the product and price, did it list it as aluminum.
I'm not sure about the aluminum, but I am sure that my water bottle is stainless steel and does not taste like metal.
01-30-2010, 08:07 AM
We bought stainless steel looking water bottles from my kids school and even after washing, they had the metal smell and taste. It actually got stronger! I do not know if it was actually aluminum or stainless steel-no label. I pitched them, but will be checking out Fly Lady's.
01-30-2010, 09:11 AM
I didn't have metal taste with either of my bottles (both stainless steel though) i've heard aluminum is a sad comparison though.
01-30-2010, 09:43 AM
Thank you for the replies :D
My son washed his again and said the metal taste went away. These were advertised in a flyer in the newspaper for Herberger's dept. store and they were advertised as stainless steel. I will go check them out again today as the tags are now gone.
Ok, to test, I filled my water bottle up with grapefruit juice yesterday. I sipped on it all day as I was out of the house off and on. No metal taste. This morning, I took the lid off (I have a sports lid that I drink from) and thought I would test again, even if the water may taste awful (expecting plastic bottle water taste). Anyway, the water tasted fine, but I drank from the bottle, not the lid and I did have a metal taste when I stuck the metal in my mouth. I know lots of water bottles out there have you drink directly from the steel bottle.
The flylady, like mine, you drink from the plastic top, much like a plastic cup, therefore since your mouth is not on metal, you do not taste metal. And I'm sure this is all dependent preferences.
The Kleen Kanteen sells the sports top separate from getting a new water bottle. This may be a solution to a bottle already purchased. I think it was about 7 or 8 dollars.
I have four of them! I think they are all Kleen Canteen, though one has a Sierra Nevada label on it which always makes for great conversation when I am sipping from it in exercise class ;).
They can go right in the dishwasher which is perfect. And I have NEVER noted a metallic taste. As a matter of fact, I fill a couple of bottles to leave in the car when it is parked at airport so that when we return we'll have some water for the post-flight drive home and it won't be "plasticized" like it would in a plastic bottle.
The landfill and waste problem from plastic bottles is over-the-top. It's time we were all canteening as much as possible!
01-31-2010, 04:30 PM
I bought 2 of FlyLady's bottles - first time for having stainless steel bottles. Wasn't quite sure I would like them at first. The plastic drinking part was round like a bottle - never had one like that before. Well - I think I've fallen in love. LOL! The plastic part comes off so you can put ice cubes in it if you want. I think the different colored lanyards that you can put on it are cute. I've got a combo of green/blue/purple. The water stays cold for a long time. I can put cold water in after supper and it will still be cool in the morning. I use water with the magnesium prill beads. The water is very tasty cold out of the stainless steel bottles. Whether I buy more Flylady bottles or not, I don't know, but I'm definitely sold on the stainless steel. They kind of remind me of those old stainless steel colored glasses. I'm probably dating myself here. LOL
01-31-2010, 04:55 PM
They kind of remind me of those old stainless steel colored glasses. I'm probably dating myself here. LOL
Oh I remember those!! My grandmother had a set, all different colors and i always loved them!
01-31-2010, 05:00 PM
Oh I remember those!! My grandmother had a set, all different colors and i always loved them!
Well water never tasted so good as out of these super cold cups, LOL!
My grandma's were aluminum though, just like these.
01-31-2010, 05:06 PM
omg Lori! that's them! yeah, I guess they were aluminum and you're right, that well water tasted great!
01-31-2010, 05:33 PM
My great-grandparents had an artesian well. Grandpa built a little shed over where it came up and had an old cast iron tub in there to catch the water and piped it to another old tub for his livestock to drink out of! They had one of those cups there to drink out of--everyone drank out of it! Even people outside the family who knew about the well! Maybe that's why I don't catch things easily?! :thinkingabout:
Thanks for the Flylady link. I've been thinking of switching from my plastic water bottle to stainless for awhile!
editing to add---that pink aluminum cup is just like Grandpa had! In fact, I have an old one that was my mil's parents or grandparents! Memories!
Great added info. I was thinking of the taste. It would compare it to stainless steel spoons, like licking something off the spoon you do taste the metal, but you don't pay attention to it because you're after the ice cream!
I love those cups!! Yes, drinks tasted good out of those and you didn't get in trouble for dropping them (well at least they didn't break).
02-01-2010, 06:18 PM
Oh MY! My Grandparents had a "water shed" well too! Yep, same aluminum cup everybody used....the best tasting water ever!
I am completely in love with these stainless steel water bottles http://www.goodlifebottles.com/products.html
Smaller spout for easier drinking, yet wide enough to even pour green drinks into.
Double walled so it keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours.........never tested it for 24 hours....but with the COLD and LONG winter we have been having, I can attest to beverages NOT freezing in these bottles when left in the car :)
Adding to the list of my all time greatest finds.
02-02-2010, 06:28 AM
Loving the input from everyone!!!
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