How do I clean my Stainless Steel Bottle?
Posted on 05 March 2014When it comes to choosing a material for BPA free baby bottles, toddlers sippy cups and water bottles, you can’t go past a good quality stainless steel. All of our stainless steel products, including our range of stainless steel food containers are manufactured from high quality #304 (18/8) food grade stainless steel.
To keep your new, stainless steel baby bottle, sippy cup or water bottle clean and safe, we recommend simply hand washing with a mild detergent. For removing stubborn stains, you can soak your bottles overnight in a solution of bicarbonate of soda and warm water, rinse off in the morning and rub clean. Using a solution of vinegar and water is also useful for removing stains and for making your bottles nice and shiny.
Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust, but occasionally with the normal electro-polishing process a heat mark may be produced. To the naked eye, this may look like a bit of rust; however this is just a marking that is quite normal and completely harmless. These markings may be buffed out with a heavier kitchen scrub or brush if required.
Most of our plain stainless steel bottles are dishwasher safe on the top rack. However, many of our stainless steel water bottles, baby bottles and sippy cups have painted motifs or decorative features that should not be cleaned in overly hot water or with harsh detergents. As a general rule, we do not recommend washing your stainless steel bottle in a dishwasher if you would like to keep the decorative features in good condition.
Stainless steel, by its very nature is bacteria resistant, which is why it is often seen in hospitals, kitchens and food processing plants. Therefore, we do not suggest that it is necessary to sterilise any of our stainless steel baby bottles before using them, if you choose to sterilise your stainless steel bottle we would recommend using a cold sterilisation method. If you prefer to use either steam sterilisation or boiling water, we recommend only leaving your bottle in the water for a maximum of two minutes before gently removing the bottles by their threads with tongs.
Also, just in case you weren’t sure– do not microwave your stainless steel item!