Try It Tuesday: Aluminum Water Bottle with Plastic Screw Lid Looped on the Top

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Aluminum Water Bottle with Plastic Screw Lid Looped on the Top
Manufacturer: Kitchsmart
Size / Weight: 20 oz
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • Design: These Colorful Aluminum Bottles have a narrow mouth and a plastic screw lid, LEAK PROOF.
  • Portable: The loop on top makes it easy to carry on. You can clip it to your backpack or bike.
  • Versatile: You can use it for any outdoor activity or sports where you need to stay hydrated.
  • Keeps cold liquids cool. Not for hot liquids.
  • BPA FREE, hand wash recommended.

 

Review:  I drink water all day long and prefer it to be ice cold rather than lukewarm.    While at work I use one of those cups that has a lid and straw, but the ice melts so quickly that I’m always looking for an alternative.  When I saw the request for this Aluminum Water Bottle, I thought I’d give it a try.  However, I have mixed feelings on the bottle.

dented bottle
dented bottle

First, when the bottle arrived, I was surprised that the bottle was rolling around loose inside the box.  Once the box was opened, the VERY first thing I noticed was that the bottle was dented.  This was not a great start.  I figured the aluminum would stand up to rough use a little better than that.  Of course, it’s possible it came out of the warehouse dented since the box was perfectly fine.  I can get past a dented bottle.

Once getting past the dent and taking a couple photos, was to wash the bottle.  I don’t own a bottle cleaner since most, if not all of my containers, don’t have such a small opening.  So I ran some water into the bottle, a little soap, put on the lid and then shook the bottle to try to “clean” it.  I rinsed it out and then let it dry.  Again, not off to such a great start.

I wasn’t expecting the opening to be so small.  I measured it.  1″ diameter opening. So, when I went to actually use the bottle for the first time, I got stumped.  I wanted cold water, but the opening was too small to put in my standard size ice cube.  I also don’t drink water straight from the tap, but rather filter it in a pitcher.  So, pouring water from the pitcher into the bottle was interesting and resulted in a couple spills.

I finally have my bottle filled, but it’s not as cold as I’d like.  To get the water cold, I popped the bottle in the freezer.  About 30 minutes later the water is chilled but not frozen.  Of course, now the bottle is really cold and hard to hold.  All that said, the cold did hold on for a good 90 minutes.  So, that’s a plus.

The bottle looks cool.  I really like the bright blue color of mine, and the lopped top with the carabiner to allow you to clip the bottle to a bag or something else for easy carrying.  But, in the end, it’s just not practical for me for day to day use.  With such a small opening, it’s not easy to clean, fill or add ice.  Yes, the aluminum will keep items cool, but it also makes the outside cold as well.

Will I use it?  Probably.  But more for outings, like to a sporting event, rather than for day to day use.

 

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