Cleaning Your Stainless Steel Water Bottle - A How-To Guide

If you are new to stainless steel bottles we have some tips and best practices on maintenance and cleaning!

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Stainless steel water bottles are a great way to stay hydrated on the go. They’re durable, stylish, and eco-friendly. But if you want to get the most out of your stainless steel water bottle, it’s important to know how to clean it properly.

In this blog post, we’ll break down the basics of cleaning your stainless steel water bottle so you can keep it in top condition.

Cleaning Your Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Hot Water & Soap

The best way to clean your stainless steel water bottle is with hot water and dish soap. To do this, simply fill up the bottle with hot tap water and a small squirt of dish soap. Put the lid back on tightly and shake for about 10 seconds until all surfaces are thoroughly coated in the soap mixture.

Next, open the lid again and let it sit for at least 5 minutes before rinsing out the soapy residue with more hot tap water. Make sure that all surfaces have been thoroughly rinsed before drying off your bottle.

Deep Cleaning Your Stainless Steel Bottle

If you want an even deeper clean, you can use white vinegar or baking soda mixed with hot water instead of dish soap. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil or lemon essential oil for a refreshing scent if desired.

To deep clean your bottle, mix ½ cup white vinegar or 1 tablespoon baking soda with 2 cups of hot tap water in your bottle. Place the lid back on tightly and shake vigorously until all surfaces are coated in the mixture. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing out thoroughly with hot tap water as described above.

Drying Your Bottle After Cleaning

Once you’ve finished cleaning your stainless steel water bottle, it’s important to dry it off completely before using again—especially if you plan on using it soon after cleaning!

The best way to do this is by finding a dry cloth and placing your stainless steel water bottle on it upside down so that no remaining liquid gets trapped inside when drying off afterwards. Once all surfaces have dried off completely (including any crevices), your stainless steel bottle should be ready for use!


Keeping your stainless steel water bottle squeaky clean doesn't have to be difficult! With just a few simple steps (and not much time!), you can easily keep your stainless steel in tip-top shape while staying safe from germs and bacteria along the way.

All it takes is some basic ingredients like dish soap or baking soda combined with hot tap water—and don't forget to rinse out thoroughly afterwards!

For hikers who are looking for new ways to stay hydrated throughout their day, investing in a durable stainless steel bottle may just be one of the smartest decisions they make this year!

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