Tips for Cleaning Your Greens Steel Kids Bottles

THE OFFICIAL GREENS STEEL GUIDE TO CLEANING KIDS WATER BOTTLES

We can’t stress the importance of staying hydrated enough, and the same goes for your little ones as well!  

You’ve taken a big step in the right direction by investing in a Greens Steel Kids Bottle for your child;

This will encourage them to up their water intake in a way that’s safe, fun, and sustainable for the environment. 

As with all things, though, it won’t stay squeaky clean on its own. But don’t worry!

Simply follow these steps to easily keep your kids water bottle or cup clean: 

Daily Maintenance

It is highly recommended to clean your kids water bottles after every use to nix any germs that might be brewing up in there.  

Use these easy steps for everyday maintenance:

The Dishwasher Method

You heard it right - All of Greens Steel products are 100% dishwasher rack safe!

We know you’ve got enough on your plate juggling your family, so, unlike other stainless steel brands on the market, you can let the machine do the dirty work when you choose Greens Steel. 

Simply unscrew the lid, throw both parts into the rack, and press go!  

The Hand Washing Method

While the dishwasher is undeniably convenient, sometimes you just don’t have the time to wait for it to run its cycle, especially if you’re sending your kids to school with their trusty Greens Steel water bottle everyday. 

Handwashing is always a quick and easy option- just give it the good ol’ scrub-and-rinse under the faucet with soapy water.

This will ensure your little superhero won’t be up all hours of the night, excitedly waiting to see the bat signal!

Deep Clean

How do you deep clean a kids water bottle? 

No matter how hard you scrub, sometimes that tough stain or lingering smell just doesn’t want to budge. 

Don’t give up your hydration sidekick yet! 

These common household solutions just might do the trick: 

Baking Soda & Vinegar

It turns out these common cooking ingredients double as powerful cleaning agents:  

Toss a spoonful of baking soda and a big splash of any type of vinegar in your bottle, shake it up, and let the mixture soak overnight. 

Rinse out the next morning with dish soap and warm water to get rid of any lingering acidic taste 

Hydrogen Peroxide

Tough on smells and any lingering aftertaste, use this trick as a quick and easy method of maintaining maximum freshness of your kids water bottle. 

After washing the bottle with soap, pour in 4tbsp of 3% hydrogen peroxide and give it a shake.  

Rinse and repeat until you're satisfied with your bottle’s deep clean. 

Pro Tips

Invest in a Water Bottle Brush

If a cloth just isn’t cutting it, get yourself a water bottle brush.

Perfect for the hard-to-reach bottom of the bottle, lid, and waves in the design, you can find these at your local department store for a good price. 

Just remember to keep these in clean condition as well- a hydrogen peroxide soak every few uses will do the trick!

Steer Clear of Bleach

While this is a go-to for keeping your whites white, it will only do damage to your Greens Steel kids water bottles. 

The very component that makes our steel stainless is easily stripped away by oxidizing agents like those in bleach.

Making this technique actually counterproductive in this case.

Stick to our trusty baking soda and vinegar blend or use hydrogen peroxide instead, for deep cleaning situations. 

Steel and Steel Don’t Mesh

Steel wool, metal scrubber, wire brush, pipe cleaner - whatever form it comes in, don’t use it!

Despite our steel’s durability, metal can still leave its mark, forever scarring your cup and allowing residue to build up in the scratches. Stay safe and opt for nonabrasive plastic sponges for scrubbing purposes.  

Looking to clean stainless steel straws? Head to our help article here.

We applaud you for encouraging your kids to drink more water, and for setting them up with healthy hydration habits that’ll stay with them long into their adulthood. 

Your child will be a willing participant in the hydration game when they have their favorite Greens Steel Kids Water Bottle in tow on all of their outings. 

Just follow these basic tips to keep your kid’s water bottle squeaky clean & ready to throw in their backpack for the next adventure! 

Maggie
Greens Steel Wellness Contributor

P.S.  While you're here, check out our other articles on how to care for your Greens Steel drinkware: 

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