Prolong the Life of Your SIGG by Keeping it Clean
We have to say this: SIGG fans truly love their bottles. We hear so many stories of how the bottles are glued to their sides. They get used every day – for coffee, water, juice, tea, wine (yeah, we know about you!), and so much more. Check out some of our favourite SIGG fanatics on our last post: SIGG Stories about how they don’t want to give up their SIGG.
Naturally, if you love something, you want to make it last as long as possible. One of the most frequent questions we are asked is how to keep SIGG water bottles in tip-top shape.
Our answer is pretty simple – clean your SIGG properly. Most reusable water bottles can fall victim to mold and other deposits. You’re going to want to make sure that you clean your SIGG thoroughly and regularly and keep it dry when not in use to keep it at peak performance.
How to Properly Clean and Care for Your SIGG Bottle
First things first, always hand-wash your SIGG bottle. The dishwasher is not your SIGG bottle’s friend! Those heavy duty detergents used in dishwashers will affect the exterior paint and internal coating of the bottles. While they are built tough, that detergent is meant to go up against Nonna’s baked-on lasagna. Our cool SIGG designs don’t have a chance against that!
Also, keep in mind that the SIGG warranty does not cover damage to the bottle as a result of dishwashing. The other important reason to avoid the dishwasher? That narrow opening of the SIGG Classic Traveller doesn’t allow for the best cleaning results in a dishwasher. Hand washing is the way to go.
You’re going to want to start by rinsing out the bottle and bottle top with hot water after every use. Leave open to dry and always store with the top off. Try to avoid using any harsh cleaning abrasives or brushes on the outside of your bottles as well. This can wear away the covering and any design on the outside and ruin the look of your bottle.
Our best tip is to fill your SIGG halfway with hot water. But be sure to be careful because the bottle can heat up quickly. Add one teaspoon of unscented dish soap and shake. Let sit for a few minutes then rinse with lukewarm water until the soapy water runs clear.
Remember to always make sure that the lip of the bottle is thoroughly cleaned in the same way as the bottle as this is the part that comes in the most contact with your mouth.
Clean Your SIGG Bottle Top
It’s not just the bottle that you have to take care of. Make sure to stay on top of your top – see what we did there? To make sure that it’s clean, rinse it with hot water and leave it to dry naturally. It is also important to keep an eye on the bottle seal and replace it as necessary. For SIGG children’s and sports tops, as well as the New Active Top, the individual pieces should also be washed regularly by hand. Find out how easy it is to take the tops apart. If you’re looking for a replacement, SIGG bottle seals are available as a spare part.
If you need to bring in the big guns for cleaning – don’t fear! We have something for you. Try using our SIGG Bottle Clean cleaning tablets and the SIGG cleaning brush (coming soon in our store).
There are lots of great videos online to help guide you to clean your SIGG. For starters, here is a great one from the manufacturer of SIGG for Hot & Cold bottles cleaning:
A Few Other Tips and Tricks to Keeping Your SIGG in Tip Top Shape
If you are noticing dark spots or corrosion in your SIGG bottle there are a few reasons for this:
- Discolorations can be caused by sugar deposits.
- Hard tap water could also result in a build-up of mineral deposits which could leave a metallic taste.
- Not adequately rinsing out your bottle and/or not allowing it to air dry after each use could cause unwanted deposits.
To treat these dark spots or discolorations, follow a few simple steps:
- Fill your bottle with hot, soapy water.
- Place a cloth inside the bottle and with the handle of a cleaning brush or any long utensil (not sharp), move the cloth along the bottom in a circular motion.
- Pour the water and cloth out.
- Rinse and repeat, if necessary.
For stubborn mineral deposits, you should soak your SIGG bottle overnight with a mixture of warm water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. If those deposits are really obstinate, instead of water, you can fill your clean dry SIGG bottle with distilled white vinegar and let soak for 24 hours. Make sure you use distilled white vinegar as no other kind will work. After soaking, rinse with warm water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Allow to air dry with the top off each night and use good filtered drinking water in your SIGG to keep those deposits at bay.
We hope this helped! Now, go clean your SIGG and then get back out there to drink more water!
Remember, SIGG cleaning brushes will be available in the SIGG North America Store soon.