Reusable water bottles: is yours harbouring dangerous bacteria?
A traditional reusable water bottle can be extremely difficult to clean sufficiently through the neck of the bottle. Harmful bacteria can still remain, as most vacuum insulated reusable bottles are not dishwasher safe.
In a study conducted by Treadmill Reviews, researchers lab-tested reusable water bottles after each had been used by an athlete for a week and found that the highest number of bacteria reached over 900,000 colony forming units per square cm on average. Worryingly, that's more bacteria than the average toilet seat. It also found that 60 per cent of the germs they found on the water bottles were able to make people sick.
At Stay Sixty®, we used this as the inspiration to develop a premium reusable stainless steel water bottle that's far easier to clean than anything else on the market. The removable base is an innovation in reusable water bottle design and gives far greater access to the main body of the bottle for cleaning and filling purposes. Our award winning stainless steel water bottles focus on design and innovation along with premium materials to ensure each Stay Sixty® reusable water bottle keeps performing for longer. So you can too.
We also know that when it comes to water bottles and bacteria, stainless steel the best choice, rather than plastic, glass or aluminium. Additionally, water bottles without crevices and tough-to-clean spots are less likely to host germs. We advise readers to wash water bottles after each use.
Before you buy a reusable water bottle, you should ensure that it’s made with 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. Stay Sixty® stainless steel water bottles are all made from 18/8 food grade stainless steel. We often hear people mistakenly assume their bottle is safe because it’s “metal.” Just because the bottle is metal, does not make it stainless steel.