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How do you remove the plastic taste from new reusable water bottles?

Asked by deepseas72 (1068points) July 13th, 2009

I bought a bunch of reusable water bottles at Wal-Mart which we’re going to fill from our filtered tap instead of buying bottled water. I washed them well in soapy dish water, and filled with water and refrigerated. when i drank two of them today, the plastic chemical taste was so strong. I was thinking maybe vinegar or bleach might do the trick?

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skfinkel's avatar

The plastic is no good, no matter what they say. Get some stainless steel bottles, and live a long and happy life.

dannyc's avatar

Fill them with straight whisky.

rooeytoo's avatar

I would try some lemon juice first. I thought of bleach too but that seems so strong, it would be terrible if you couldn’t get rid of the bleach smell and taste.

How bout putting some fruit juice (grape,apple ??)in them and let them set in the fridge for a couple of days. Maybe that would do it.

sandystrachan's avatar

What bottles did you buy ??
I know my Nalgene bottles never had a plastic taste nor smell, as for my Sigg’s well they are Aluminium but i can’t keep ice nor hot liquid in them . The Sigg’s keep water cold for hours even in a hot place , the Nalgene’s if frozen stay frozen for hours ( mine slowly melted in a warm.

Soak them in strong washing up liquid , use bicarbonate soda in your bottles to remove the smell/taste.
Or buy better bottles

loser's avatar

I heard that you’re not supposed to reuse plastic bottles. That taste means that you’re actually injesting some of the plastic.

sandystrachan's avatar

@loser I don’t think they are re-using normal bottles , i think they purchased bottles that are for this purpose .Maybe we are too late and they are already dead from poisoning

loser's avatar

@sandystrachan Oh! Duh for me! Sometimes I just really live up to this screen name, don’t I?

emilyrose's avatar

baking soda and vinegar has worked for me when trying to clear out flavors. I must say though that I far prefer stainless steel bottles. Have you heard of Klean Kanteen? http://www.kleankanteen.com/

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