Facts About Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Updated February 21, 2017

Stainless steel water bottles are gaining popularity among the water-bottle-toting population, largely due to health concerns about drinking water from reusable plastic bottles. Stainless steel water bottles have several other characteristics, such as quality and insulation properties, that make them popular.


Stainless steel water bottles are commonly used by outdoorsmen worried that other water bottles won't be able to withstand scratches and bumps sustained while hiking, rock climbing or rafting. Many manufacturers, such as CamelBak and Klean Kanteen, claim that their stainless steel water bottles are indestructible. In most cases, bottles will dent or scratch without tearing or breaking a hole. Extreme sport enthusiasts like being able to display dented stainless steel water bottles.

Environmentally Friendly

One of the main reasons stainless steel water bottles are popular is because they are environmentally friendly. With each one, a consumer rejects a plastic water bottle. Plastic, a manmade substance, is not as easily recycled as stainless steel. Furthermore, stainless steel is made from naturally occurring elements. Most stainless steel water bottles are 100 per cent recyclable.


Stainless steel water bottles provide insulation for your drinks. Top-quality water bottles will keep a drink cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to six hours. Many bottles don't allow heat from a hot beverage to transfer to your hands. Nor will stainless steel bottles containing cold beverages sweat, causing condensation to form outside of the bottle.


Another common reason people use stainless steel water bottles is for health reasons. Many people reject plastic bottles because of the worry that BPA, or Bisphenol A, may cause cancer. Stainless steel contains no BPA. Many manufacturers that have bottles with plastic lids use BPA-free plastic.


Stainless steel water bottles are dishwasher safe, which makes for hassle-free cleaning. Most water bottles are coated to prevent them from rusting. In some cases, the bottle may change colour over time, but this is simply a change in the electromagnetic charge of the surface and has nothing to do with quality or longevity.

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Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.