Training & Nutrition - Water tasting like plastic? Solution!
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07-23-08, 08:56 PM
I have found a solution to get rid of that plastic taste in water bottles. It was in my moms "Better Homes and Gardens" magazine. It said to take 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and 2 cups of cheap vinegar. Now, just a quick warning, when you mix the two together, it will resemble a science fair volcano. Close it up, shake it, and pour out. Rinse it well with hot water, and you should get that taste out.
I bought a water bottle made by Arctic Zone from Totes, and it had a strong taste of plastic in the water. I used that method and now my water tastes like water. Couldn't have been more happy. Hope this works for all of you.
If your bottle tastes like plastic... you might try to get a better bottle. I bought a Camelpak Podium BPA Free bottle and there's no taste in water. Some sport drinks leave a smell, but it doesn't seem to seep into the water.
07-24-08, 07:29 PM
i have that same podium bottle, i had to wash it a cuple times, kuz i washed it ounce then tried it on a ride and my water didnt taste exactly like water, washed it a couple more times then it was straight, havent had any problems with it since. An this is great i just recieved this book on natural ways to clean and such and im pretty sure any of the ingredients under deodorizer would get rid of plastic taste also. Borax, bakign soda, Lavender oil, tea tree oil. Not sure but you guys might try it heh.
07-26-08, 07:10 AM
I do that (baking soda + vinegar) on all new bottles to make sure they're fresh. Works like a charm.
07-26-08, 07:16 AM
Camping/survival/all-in-one book hinted to use a sprinkle of baking soda when storing bottles so they won't smell bad/mildew. <3 baking soda!!!
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