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Cleaning water bottles.

Post by cookielucylou » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:08 pm

What have people found to be the easiest way to clean water bottles?
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Post by philosophyfox » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:09 pm

Throw it out an buy a new one.

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Post by malude » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:09 pm

I have one of those Savic brushes and really like it.
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Post by Amzy » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:29 pm

philosophyfox wrote:Throw it out an buy a new one.

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Post by cookielucylou » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:34 pm

I would be spending a fortune on water bottles if I did that ;)
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Re: Cleaning water bottles.

Post by AnnieD » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:46 pm

philosophyfox wrote:Throw it out an buy a new one.

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Post by indigoj » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:22 pm

I have about 10 bottles so soak them in hot soapy water over night and use a bottle brush. If that isn't enough then the bin gets them :)
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Re: Cleaning water bottles.

Post by flash-gordonette » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:13 pm

I got the idea off here to use dried rice! Add it to the bottle, add some hot (not boiling) water and shake it like a crazy thing! Works wonders but you might need a sieve when getting it out again :) x
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Re: Cleaning water bottles.

Post by Rhi01 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:27 pm

You can get brushes from TRW. I clean them with the brush everytime I fill the bottle but after a while the brushes don't seem to do the job (especially Dr. Squiggles bottles) so I throw them away.
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Re: Cleaning water bottles.

Post by malude » Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:45 pm

cookielucylou wrote: Where are the savic brushes from?
Savic brush
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Re: Cleaning water bottles.

Post by lamb » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:34 pm

I wash mine in warm soapy water with a bottle brush, rinse and then soak in Milton for 15mins. I do this once a week :)

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Post by cookielucylou » Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:35 pm

Thanks :D
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Re: Cleaning water bottles.

Post by Betterstar » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:10 pm

We just rinse and refill daily. I sniff them once they're empty, if they smell dodgy I'll give them a quick scrub with a bottle brush and a tiny bit of washing up liquid.. but not often. Our lot don't often get Dr.squigs in water bottles and the room they're in is generally chilly, we don't have seem to have problems with green stuff growing!

You can also get bottle brushes from the baby aisle of most supermarkets.
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Post by cookielucylou » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:28 pm

I have got a baby bottle one but it is too big to fit through the hole. Mine do have a tendency to start going green as our rats live out in a shed.
I have put the baby's lactol in bottles before and decided I'm not doing that again.
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Post by RCTlisa » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:33 pm

Bottle brush to get down to the bottom but my little finger fits inside so I clean the base of the bottle with that (Grim I know). If it gets to a point where I can't clean them any more, I throw them and buy some more
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