The 7 Best Water Bottles, According to Food Network Staffers
Our favorite water bottles to take on hikes, to the office and everywhere in between!
The amount of water you should be consuming each day fluctuates based on a variety of personal factors, but the importance of staying hydrated holds true for everyone. And, while It's not always easy to remember to stop for water breaks and keep a steady pace of water intake throughout the day, having the right vessel to motivate you can definitely help. We talked to Food Network staffers to hear which water bottle helps keep them hydrated during the day and got recommendations for everyone, whether you need extra assurance your bottle is clean or need something light weight to carry around.
I recently bought the Simple Modern cup for work (yes, TikTok made me buy it), and I'm really loving it so far. All of the boilerplate claims about the cup are true — it comes in cute colors, it's comfortable to hold, the exterior doesn't collect condensation, and it keeps your water super cold for a long time. That last one is pretty much required for any successful water bottle on the market these days, but the Simple Modern cup keeps drinks chilly (or hot, though I haven't tried it for that) without the use of a cap. Instead it has a straw, which is way less annoying to use than having to remove a cap every time you want to take a sip. It also makes me feel a little more put-together while using it, and not like I'm in the middle of workout class or about to go on a hike.
-Lauren Piro, Editorial Director
I already loved this self-cleaning water bottle pre-pandemic, and now I appreciate it even more. The tiny UVC light inside the bottle's lid completes a cleaning cycle with the push of a button to clean the stainless steel interior. I still like to wash the exterior of the bottle with warm soapy water at the end of each day, but that's a lot easier than committing to a deep clean with a bottle brush. Plus, the brand launched a 25-ounce bottle perfect for long days of meetings when you can't make a refill pit stop.
-T.K. Brady, Senior Editor
I prefer to drink out of glass, and since it doesn't have to travel much I don't worry about it breaking. I also like that I can see into it to make sure it's clean because I always find the metal ones too hard to tell how truly clean they are. The handle on these is nice for carrying and makes opening a little easier, too.
-Michelle N Warner, Food Stylist
When it comes to water bottles, I'm of the belief that bigger really is better. And for me, colder is better, too. So I recently took the Yeti plunge and bought this 36-ounce tumbler that promised to keep my cold liquids cold (it also keeps hot liquids hot). I've been using this for a few weeks now, and I'm happy to say that it works so well! I fill it up with cold water and ice in the morning and challenge myself to drink at least 1.5 (ideally 2!) full bottles by the end of the work day. The water stays nicely chilled, and I feel like I accomplished something! This tumbler comes with a screw-on "chug cap," which lets me chug my water through a smaller opening. Gone are the days of having to drink out of a huge-mouthed bottle and inevitably spilling it all over yourself. Bonus: This 360-ounce bottle is big enough to hold an entire bottle of wine, so I've been filling it up with chilled rose before a day at the park. Thank me later! ;)
-Maria Russo, Senior Editor
There are a few things I know about myself for sure, and one is that getting up from my desk to refill a water bottle several times a day just isn't going to happen. That's why I made the switch to this sleek and cheerful pitcher (I love the grassy green color) that holds all eight cups of water that I try to drink every day. The pitcher's screw-on top forms an airtight seal, so I don't have to worry about it tipping over onto my keyboard, and there are great accessories that I can add on to make fruit-infused water, iced tea and even cold brew coffee. Paired with a pretty coaster and elegant tall glass, I've got a water station set up that helps me stay hydrated all week long.
-Alessandra Bulow, Editor
My favorite reusable water bottle is the eddy+ 32 ounce water bottle from CamelBak. The lightweight bottle is made with Tritan Renew plastic, a 50% recycled material, and features a drink-through straw that's spill-proof when open and leak-proof when closed. It also comes in a variety of colors to fit your style (the rose color is my personal favorite). And, at only $16, the price is more reasonable compared to other insulated water bottles on the market.
-Amanda Neal, Recipe Developer
If you need a little motivation throughout the day, this water bottle is the best way to keep you on track. Since it has a tracker on the side of the bottle, you'll know. you reached your water goal by the end of the day. Sure, it's a large bottle to carry, but while I'm sitting and working it's helpful to have my day's supply of water right there with me.
-Rachel Trujillo, Associate Content Editor