How to Clean Sports Water Bottles

Do you know that drinking water in the morning helps replenish your energy to jumpstart the day?

Having good hydration by drinking water lets your body stay hydrated throughout the day and it also gives you a myriad of good benefits like regulating your body temperature, keeps your organs from being sluggish to functioning properly, lubricating your joints, and good hydration has a positive influence on stress.

Whether you are hitting the gym, hiking, commuting your way back to the office, or just plain busy the whole day, you should have a reliable and easy to clean sports water bottle with you to keep your body well hydrated.

Sports water bottles will be your dependable friend when you need good hydration. With that in mind, keeping your water bottles clean is also essential to maximize their usage.

Let’s explore the right bottle cleaning brush for each type of sports water bottle, how a water bottle brush will completely clean your water bottles, and get to know the best bottle brushes you need right now.

Why Do You Need Sports Water Bottles Clean?

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Sports water bottles are not susceptible to any water-borne bacteria and mold since it holds so much moisture in the water.

Water bottles are exposed to germs when you carry them to the gym, place them on your desk, goes with you to the grocery store or during a daily walk with your dogs. Study shows that improperly cleaned water bottles may present contamination risk and may result in threats of foodborne illnesses.

Just like your dinner plates, coffee cups, and drinking glasses, your sports water bottles also need cleaning regularly after use as bacteria thrive in moist environments, and usually drinking nozzles on water bottles are the primary breeding grounds for bacteria.

Luckily, there’s The Crown Choice’s good set of bottle brushes that effectively cleans the bottom, narrow necks, and corners of your long and deep sports water bottles and other types of reusable water bottles.

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What Are Sports Water Bottles Made Of?

Sports water bottles are a handy way to carry water around especially when you want to hit the gym for a good sweat.

If you are considering purchasing a sports water bottle, you need to know the kind of materials it is made of that are more suited for you.

Here’s a guide to help you choose one.

1. Plastics

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Plastic water bottles are great for everyday use. It’s lightweight and does not break easily which can be safe to use by kids. It’s the most affordable material you can carry when going to work, in classes, or doing your morning walk.

A plastic water bottle is dishwater safe but it will start to get smelly over time if not cleaned properly. We recommend that you clean it with the use of a water bottle brush before throwing it into the dishwasher so you can be assured of a double clean.

2. Aluminum

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People who love outdoor activities like bicycle riders, hikers, and campers will most likely benefit from an aluminum water bottle because it has a larger capacity thus re-fills are infrequent.

Most aluminum water bottles are BPA-free which means it does not have high toxicity level and will not pose any health risks.

Unfortunately, aluminum water bottles are not always dishwasher friendly which means that you need to give them the good old-fashioned scrubbing with a reliable and durable bottle cleaning brush.

3. Stainless steel

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Trendsetters and fashionable people go for the stainless steel water bottle because it is well insulated and can keep the temperature of your beverage for a longer time.

It is a strong, durable material that can last for years. It is also stylish and trendy that young professionals and sports enthusiasts are head over heels for it.

Like aluminum, stainless steel water bottles are not friends with dishwashers also. However, cleaning your stainless bottles will be a breeze if you use a durable long bottle cleaning brush.

4. Glass

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Glass water bottles are known for their stylish appearance and well-insulated features which result in keeping water refreshing and cool.

Although it’s a little heavy to carry around and may not be safe for children, some glass water bottle has great innovations put into their designs such as it can fit for most cup holders and comes with a carrying strap to hold the bottle with ease. It’s dishwasher-friendly and microwave safe.

Water Bottle Cleaner with Straw Brush Set - 16" long and fits inside narrow necks like beer and wine bottles

16" LONG Bottle Brush & Straw Cleaner Set for Beer Bottle Cleaner, Thermos Bottlebrush, Carboy Gallon, Kombucha

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  • ✔️ LONG BRUSH: Long brush fits narrow neck bottles and long water bottles.
  • ✔️ DEEP CLEAN WATER BOTTLES: Reach bottom of long bottles.
  • ✔️ WORKS FOR: Stainless tumblers, Swell, beer bottle, EZ Cap bottles, pitchers, carafes, sodastream and more.

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How to Clean Your Sports Water Bottle

Your sports water bottles can be host to bacteria build-up and even mold so it’s necessary not to skip cleaning them every after use.

Most sports water bottles are dishwasher safe so it’s easy to have them cleaned.

However, if you are someone that is cautious and would not let a single bacteria slip away then a double clean method wherein you clean your sports water bottle by brushing them before tossing them to the dishwasher will work for you.

If you still don’t know how to clean your water bottles in a conventional way without relying on your dishwasher, here’s the way to do it using natural cleaning agents.

What you will need:

  • Warm water
  • Liquid dishwashing soap
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Bottle cleaning brush

1. Cleaning your water bottles with liquid dishwashing soap

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Liquid dishwashing soap is a common cleaning agent that is widely used to effectively clean your kitchen tools and dishes. They also come in a variety of scents that eliminates any smell which is good for plastic and glass-type sports water bottles.

Step 1: Fill the empty water bottles with warm water and add a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap.

Step 2: Place the cap of your water bottles tightly so water won’t splash.

Step3: Give your water bottle a good shake. The water will bubble inside.

Step 4: Dump out the suds and with the use of a long bottle cleaning brush, reach all the way to the bottom of the bottle in a circular way so that the interior sides of the bottle will be clean as well.

Step 5: After you have cleaned the interior with the brush, don’t forget to clean the exterior and bottom of the bottle also. You can use a dish scrubbie for a total clean.

Step 6: Clean also the lid of the water bottle giving attention to the mouthpiece or spout opening with cute and scratch-free scrubbie

Step 7: Once you’re done with scrubbing, rinse the bottle with warm water until you don’t see any soap bubbles.

Step 8: Dry completely.

2. Cleaning your water bottles with distilled white vinegar

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In case you don’t want to use dishwashing soap, distilled white vinegar is a go-to natural cleaning agent that you can easily grab because it’s a pantry staple as well.

The method of cleaning with vinegar is most suited for stainless steel sports water bottles.

Step 1: Fill your water bottles with half vinegar and half water.

Step 2: Screw the bottle’s lid and give it a good shake.

Step 4: Leave the solution to sit in the water bottle preferably overnight.

Step 5: Before rinsing it the next day, make a quick run with a water bottle brush to clean the bottom, sides of the sports water bottle, and its mouthpiece.

Step 6: Rinse the interior and exterior of the sports water bottles and their lids with warm water to remove any leftover vinegar.

3. Cleaning your sports water bottles with baking soda

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If you don’t want the smell of white vinegar, you can go for baking soda water solution to clean your sports water bottles. Baking soda has cleaning properties for hard-to-clean grime and mildew.

Step 1: Put a teaspoon of baking soda in your bottle then fill it with water.

Step 2: Use baking soda also to clean the cap inside out.

Step 3: Give the bottle a good shake to dissolve the baking soda and let it sit overnight.

Step 4: Before rinsing it the next day, make a quick run with a water bottle brush to clean the bottom, sides of the sports water bottle, and its mouthpiece.

Step 5: Rinse thoroughly with warm water and dry completely.

If your sports water bottles are dishwashing safe, it’s also good to run them through a cycle and let them dry after.

How to clean water bottle lids

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New water bottles come with useful features like reusable straws, BPA-free, and insulated double wall interior. With these features, there are certain cleaning tips that are applicable.

How to clean a water bottle with a bite valve

These are water bottles that feature built-in straws with a plastic bite valve to eliminate spills. But this feature can also be a potential breeding ground for bacteria that why it is important to clean it well.

Water Bottle Cleaner with Straw Brush Set - 16" long and fits inside narrow necks like beer and wine bottles

16" LONG Bottle Brush & Straw Cleaner Set for Beer Bottle Cleaner, Thermos Bottlebrush, Carboy Gallon, Kombucha

Water Bottle Cleaner with Straw Brush Set - 16" long and fits inside narrow necks like beer and wine bottles
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  • ✔️ LONG BRUSH: Long brush fits narrow neck bottles and long water bottles.
  • ✔️ DEEP CLEAN WATER BOTTLES: Reach bottom of long bottles.
  • ✔️ WORKS FOR: Stainless tumblers, Swell, beer bottle, EZ Cap bottles, pitchers, carafes, sodastream and more.

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Step 1: Remove the soft bite valve from the lid.

Step 2: Place the separate components in the dishwasher and run a cycle.

Step 3: Use a straw brush to reach and clean the soft valve with warm soapy water.

Step 4: Let it dry before re-assembling.

How to clean a tumbler with a straw

Reusable straws need special care in cleaning that’s why it’s a good idea to purchase a set of bottle brushes with a straw cleaner.

Step 1: Rinse with warm water.

Step 2: Place a drop of dishwashing liquid soap on your straw brush.

Step 3: Then begin scrubbing the interior and exterior of the straw. You can use baking soda as an abrasive if it’s not doing well in brushing with liquid soap.

Step 4: Rinse and let it dry completely.

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Water Bottle Cleaner with Straw Brush Set - 16" long and fits inside narrow necks like beer and wine bottles

16" LONG Bottle Brush & Straw Cleaner Set for Beer Bottle Cleaner, Thermos Bottlebrush, Carboy Gallon, Kombucha

Water Bottle Cleaner with Straw Brush Set - 16" long and fits inside narrow necks like beer and wine bottles
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  • ✔️ LONG BRUSH: Long brush fits narrow neck bottles and long water bottles.
  • ✔️ DEEP CLEAN WATER BOTTLES: Reach bottom of long bottles.
  • ✔️ WORKS FOR: Stainless tumblers, Swell, beer bottle, EZ Cap bottles, pitchers, carafes, sodastream and more.

$7.99

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Sports water bottles are essential to ensure that you’re drinking enough water in a day. It is also important that you keep it clean as it could host bacteria build-up.

The Crown Choice water bottle cleaner set is just what you need to effectively clean all your water bottles.

The Crown Choice bottle cleaner set includes a 16″ long brush that can fit inside narrow heads like beer and wine bottles and a BPA-free white non-toxic straw cleaner.

It’s a great water bottle cleaner to reach the bottom and corners of deep and long bottles in use today. Works also with stainless tumblers, Swell, beer bottle, EZ Cap bottles, pitchers, carafes, SodaStream, and more.

Give your sports water bottles a good refreshing water taste with this great value kit for cleaning bottles and straws.

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