Water bottles have made it super easy and convenient to tote around drinks for quick hydration needs. Whether it’s for exercising, outdoor activities such as hiking or commuting to work, water bottles have enabled everyone to have easy access to water wherever and whenever.
Reusable water bottles are made from a wide range of materials and arguably the most popular are the ones made from stainless steel. Stainless steel water bottles are the most durable and most resistant to bacterial growth. Unlike single-used plastic bottles, stainless steel water bottles look after the planet.
It is in our best interest to conserve the environment. After all, it’s the place we call home. One of the things that make stainless steel water bottles the perfect alternative to disposables is its sustainability. Anything that’s sustainable is considered eco-friendly. However, bear in mind that there are so many factors that affect sustainability like manufacturing process, durability, recyclability and proper care.
While turning stainless steel into water bottles requires a lot of energy, the end product helps reduce the use of disposable plastic. Stainless steel is one of the most durable materials on the planet which means if you look after your water bottles, it could last you for many years. This means stainless steel water bottles require less energy to manufacture overtime than their plastic counterpart. It’s also important to note that with the advancement of technology and innovation, manufacturers have found ways to fabricate stainless steel using less energy that they used to.
Stainless steel is also highly recyclable. Many recycling centers turn retired water bottles made from stainless steel into something entirely different. Technically, plastic bottles are recyclable too. However, many of us chose not to, which is why you can find them littered everywhere.
Another great reason to start owning a stainless steel water bottle is the ability to retain the temperature of its contents. Most of these water bottles feature double-walled vacuum insulation technology. It keeps beverages hot or cold for hours which is really impressive and convenient. Double-walled technology prevents heat transfer. It also prevents condensation on the outer layer. There is also an insulating layer in between the two inner layers of stainless steel.
Example, the Fosh Vital Water Bottle is made from 304 stainless steel. Because of the double-walled vacuum insulation technology, it can keep your drink hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours. The Klean Kanteen TKWide 64oz Wide Loop Cap Stainless Steel Water Bottle also has the same feature but with its Climate Lock technology that can keep the drink hot for 38 hours and cold for 135 hours. Additionally, the TK Wide Cap is made with Klean Kanteen’s TK Closure internal thread design that helps its thermal retention performance.
Needless to say, using a stainless steel insulated water bottle for hot or cold beverages is very convenient and making reheating cold coffee a thing in the past.
Safe, Convenient and Cost-efficient
Owning a stainless steel vacuum insulated water bottles are not only good with amazing thermal features but are also safe, convenient and cost-efficient. Safe in a sense that food-grade stainless steel will never leach chemicals. Plastic bottles are known for leaching nasty chemicals like BPA into our drinks. BPA or bisphenol-A is a hormone-disruptor and is linked to several serious health problems like hypertension.
Stainless steel bottles are also rust-proof which will never make your beverage taste lead or metallic. There is also no altering of flavors or imparting of drinks.
Convenience-wise, most stainless steel water bottles are provided with leak-proof and splash-proof lid or cap, making it very convenient and worry-free to bring them anywhere or tossing them inside your bag.
Accessories like a carabiner can even be bought separately and attached to the lid. A carabiner is a shackle with a spring loaded gate. Chilly’s Bottles Carabiner, for example, is a strong one made from aluminum and strong rubber. It allows you to attach the water bottle to your belt, bag or buggy.
Lastly, without having to look for or buy disposable water bottles every time you are thirsty, a stainless steel water bottle will prettily spare you from spending a lot. Wherever there is a source of potable water, just simply fill your stainless steel water bottle and drink.