People love staying hydrated with a Hydro Flask water bottle that is designed to keep water cold for 24 hours or hot for 6 hours. The Hydro Flask water bottle is made of premium 18-8 stainless steel containing no chemical addition like BPA and phthalate, and can be used repeatedly for at least five years. The clean and healthy material is capable of representing the authentic taste. However, if the bottle is not regularly maintained, mold and bacteria may grow in the bottle, especially around the straw lid, compromising people’s health gradually. Therefore, it is required to learn how to clean the Hydro Flask water bottle for a hygienic and healthy hydration.
I. How often should I wash my Hydro Flask?
It has been recognized that cleaning a Hydro Flask water bottle after use is a must. If customer do not wash or rinse them regularly, mold, odor and bacteria may come out, especially if the bottle has held liquids such as coffee and milk. The unpleasant smell and gross scene inside of the bottle are expected to be disgusting, and people may be reluctant to get hydrated with the Hydro Flask water bottle.
So how often should you wash the Hydro Flask water bottle? According to KingStar’s researches, mold and bacteria will start to accumulate in the bottle when the Hydro Flask remains uncleaned for 7 days. So you are suggested to rinse or clean your bottle once a week at least. If you use the Hydro Flask water bottle consuming liquids like beverages, milk, juice, coffee and tea, you should wash the bottle after use at once.
II. How do you get mold out of a Hydro Flask?
As one of the most common dirt in water bottles, mold grows fast and will contaminate the water if not swept thoroughly. Here KingStar shares with you a practical and easy approach to get mold out of a Hydro Flask water bottle
- Step 1: Rinse the bottle. Before adding any deodorant or sanitizer, you are advised to wash the bottle with water thoroughly to remove those easy ones. Now stains left in your Hydro Flask water bottle are tough ones.
- Step 2: Pour several teaspoons of vinegar. Vinegar is helpful to remove stains and molds as it is fundamentally an acidic solvent. Then, you should seal the bottle with lid/cap and shake the bottle for 2 to 3 minutes. This helps to better dissolve molds.
- Step 3: Place the Hydro Flask water bottle on the table and leave it for at least 30 minutes.
- Step 4: Make soda paste. Fetch several teaspoons of baking soda and put them into water to make soda paste.
- Step 5: Use a brush to clean up mold with the above made soda paste.
- Step 6: Place the Hydro Flask water bottle on the table and leave it for another 15 minutes.
- Step 7: Rinse the Hydro Flask bottle with warm water. You can scrub the bottle as it is durable and anti-scratch.
- Step 8: Dry the bottle. After the bottle is fully dried, you can use it for hydration.
III. 3 ways to clean Hydro Flask
In the above part we have introduced to you the way of getting molds out of a Hydro Flask bottle, and here we will share another three useful methods to clean a Hydro Flask water bottle.
- Cleaning tablets
This method is quite easy yet costs you extra money. Cleaning tablets are common in sports shops and make for a clean and hygienic bottle by dissolving sticky and tough stains.
You are suggested to fill the bottle with hot water and then put 1 or two tablets into the bottle. Wait for 5 minutes and you can seal the bottle with the lid/cap. Do not seal the bottle immediately as the inner pressure is increasing due to the bubbles and vapour. Next, shake the bottle for approximately 2 minutes before rinsing it completely.
Using detergent to clean the Hydro Flask water bottle is absolutely the simplest and most effective way. You can buy detergents in local shops and when it comes to cleaning, just follow the instruction on the product and you will later make your Hydro Flask clean again.
- Coarse salt
If the bottle has already become gross and moldy, you can turn to coarse salt for help. Coarse salt is conducive to scrubbing and sweeping molds. Hydro Flask water bottles are made of quality stainless steel that can easily withstand scrubs from salts. You can rub the bottle with salt first and then adding hot water for dissolving and shaking. Once you have shaken the bottle, rinse it completely to make sure that no dirt is left.
IV. How to clean the straw lid
First, you need to take the straw lid apart, which helps to achieve a better cleaning effect. Once you have separated the lid and the straw, you can wash them by hands. The easiest way of cleaning the bottle is to adopt ready-made bleach or detergent. They are available in most shops and are quite effective. But if you do not want to spend that extra money on cleaning the Hydro Flask straw lid, make you own solution. Here KingStar shares with you another practical approach.
First, you should put the straw and the lid into a basin or a pot and then pour hot water into it for disinfection. After that, you can add several teaspoons of distilled white vinegar for further disinfection and sterilization. You are suggested to wipe the straw and the lid with a wet towel dipped in the home-made solution. Once they are clean, dry them in the shade.
V. How do you deep clean a Hydro Flask straw lid?
If you want to deep clean the straw lid, you can put vinegar into the Hydro Flask and then close the opening before shaking the bottle for about 2 minutes. This helps to cover every corner of the bottle and a part of the straw lid can be maintained properly.
Next, take the lid and the bottle apart for further cleaning. As we have introduced to you the way of making soda paste, we will not elaborate on how to make them in this sector. Fetch several teaspoons of soda paste into the pot where the straw and lid lie in and continue to add baking soda and hot water to clean them. After that, rinse each part carefully and dry them in the shade. This method is really helpful if the straw lid is dirty.
VI. Does the Hydro Flask straw lid leak?
Although the Hydro Flask straw lid is of superior quality, the lid will still leak if the rubber gasket goes wrong. And when that happens, you can ask for a new lid if the bottle is under warranty or buy a replaceable one in the market. But the latter method is not highly recommended as the cheap lid often connects to quality issues. In addition, it should be noted that both the straw lid and flip lid of Hydro Flask are not leak-proof.