How to deep clean your water bottle … kitchen helper


Did you know that mould and bacteria can grow inside the straw, sipper, and lid of your drink bottle?  It’s hard to get into the nooks and crannies of your water bottle but with this easy tip you can keep those germs at bay.  Read on to find out more.

With kids recently returning to school for Term 3, thoughts turn to lunch boxes (hopefully not still in school bags since the last day of Term 2!) and water bottles.  If your children’s water bottles, or indeed your own, have never had a deep clean, you’re risking bacterial and mould growth, and possible illness from drinking from a germy bottle. 

While everyday cleaning in a sink of hot soapy water and a bottle brush is essential, a deep clean every weekend can get into the spots you can’t reach such as the straw, lid, sipper and inside the bottom of the bottle, to prevent bacteria and mould from taking hold. All you need is a bottle brush, hot soapy water and some denture tablets such as Steradent.

1.    In a sink of hot soapy water give the bottle and lid a good brushing and then rinse.

2.    Then fill your water bottle and a small bowl with hot water and place the lid and straw (if there is one) into the bowl.

3.    Put a denture tablet into the bottle and the bowl and let it all sit overnight.

4.    In the morning, give it another wash and a good rinse and you’re good to go!

Tip:  Use unflavoured denture tablets – you don’t want a minty water bottle!

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