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Old 10-18-08, 06:08 AM   #1
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I've found the perfect tool to clean my water bottles



Works like a charm
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Old 10-18-08, 06:55 AM   #2
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Nice! That and some mint flavored denture cleaner tabs make for some nice sparkly clean water bottles and camelbacks.
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Old 10-18-08, 07:38 AM   #3
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Rinse out the bottle with water and tiny bit of bleach after use, and you'll never have to scrub it again.
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Old 10-19-08, 01:06 PM   #4
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How about just a plain old bottle brush from the dollar store? That's what I use to clean mine, and I've never had a problem.

BoSox- No matter how much you rinse a bottle that's had Accelerade and NUUN in it, it still needs some scrubbin' to get rid of the crunchy bits that stick to the bottle.
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Old 10-19-08, 01:26 PM   #5
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i run mine through the dishwasher and then toss them back in the freezer.
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Old 10-19-08, 01:37 PM   #6
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How about just a plain old bottle brush from the dollar store? That's what I use to clean mine, and I've never had a problem.

BoSox- No matter how much you rinse a bottle that's had Accelerade and NUUN in it, it still needs some scrubbin' to get rid of the crunchy bits that stick to the bottle.
Yeah, that's what I use too--that and really strong dish soap. Then again, I don't put sports drinks in my bottles that much--usually just water.
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I reuse Gatorade Squeeze bottles. They can go about two months with only rinsing then going to the freezer before getting nasty. Then just pitch them. Also, dosen't matter if you loose them.
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Then again, I don't put sports drinks in my bottles that much--usually just water.
I use almost exclusively water in my bottles, so they barely even need cleaning.

But I made the mistake of putting Gatorade in one once (a rest stop at a century ride had only Gatorade, as far as I could find) and had to replace the bottle. I could not get that taste out.
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I use a bottle brush... you can buy them at Bed Bath and Beyond for $5.
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I put OJ in one of my bottles two weeks ago and it still has the residual taste. Not that OJ is so bad, but still.

btw, I believe there are threads already on BF about it, but do check the recycle numbers on the bottom of your plastic bottles - stick (I think) with # 2 or 5 - I think those were the safest in terms of not leaching chemicals out into the fluids. do a search here or a quick google if you're interested. There's always metal bottles too, of course.

we tossed a whole bunch of bottles when weeding out the other #s some time ago...we still had plenty so no biggie.

I think the other numbers, esp #,1 are ok providing you only use them once or twice, then toss (recycle).
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Wait. You're saying that water bottles need to be cleaned? I suppose I should do that then. I've been using the same 2 water bottles for 6 months now, with Gatorade, without washing them....
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I use almost exclusively water in my bottles, so they barely even need cleaning.

But I made the mistake of putting Gatorade in one once (a rest stop at a century ride had only Gatorade, as far as I could find) and had to replace the bottle. I could not get that taste out.
Yeah, I put the blue powerade in my bottle once and I had to soak it overnight in soapy water to get the taste out. Now I only bring along sports drinks or anything besides water in metal bottles or ones I'm gonna toss.
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How about just a plain old bottle brush from the dollar store? That's what I use to clean mine, and I've never had a problem.

BoSox- No matter how much you rinse a bottle that's had Accelerade and NUUN in it, it still needs some scrubbin' to get rid of the crunchy bits that stick to the bottle.
I get dozens of them every year at Interbike on the last day. whatever they give away, they won't have to ship back. This year I got a dozen of the insulated ones from Camelbak, and about 30 assorted regular ones.

Tomorrow I'll go for a ride around the course used for the Pumpkin Man triathlon, and find about 10 more that were dropped by the jerks that don't care about the National Park that I live in.

This year I don't think I'll need to clean many scuzzy bottles.
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I put OJ in one of my bottles two weeks ago and it still has the residual taste. Not that OJ is so bad, but still.
Really?

Must've been one big bottle.

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Wait. You're saying that water bottles need to be cleaned? I suppose I should do that then. I've been using the same 2 water bottles for 6 months now, with Gatorade, without washing them....
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Really?

Must've been one big bottle.

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