Works like a charm
Works like a charm
Nice! That and some mint flavored denture cleaner tabs make for some nice sparkly clean water bottles and camelbacks.
Rinse out the bottle with water and tiny bit of bleach after use, and you'll never have to scrub it again.
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 run mine through the dishwasher and then toss them back in the freezer.
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.
Ride or Die
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.
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).
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.