This Product Makes Cleaning My Reusable Water Bottles a Breeze

It's completely revolutionized my cleaning routine.

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October 29, 2018
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If I could change one thing about my apartment, it would be my dishwasher.

Or, the lack thereof.

I’ve lived in the same, wonderful (albeit dishwasher-less) apartment for nearly half a decade, which means I’ve washed my dishes by hand for almost five years. Every. Single. Dish. Ugh.

By now, plates, utensils, and glasses are a piece of cake to clean. But reusable water bottles? Now that’s another story. Not only are my bottles’ openings too small to fit a sponge, they’re opaque, so it’s hard to see whether the dish soap is fully washed out. I was always nervous that I’d accidentally drink soapy water and, honestly, would avoid using my reusable bottles at all costs. (I know, I know: those plastic, disposable bottles are wreaking havoc on our planet.)

A couple months ago, I discovered Bottle Bright’s cleaning tablets, and they have completely revolutionized my dishwashing routine. These little tablets are non-toxic, biodegradable, and chlorine-free, leaving my bottles clean and safe to drink from.

Oh, and did I mention they’re also easy to use? Simply fill your bottle with warm water, drop in a tablet, and let it sit there for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how dirty your container is.

Each tablet is made of Ecolift, a combination of natural, safe ingredients like baking soda, salt, and minerals, that fizz away when exposed to water — kind of like an AlkaSeltzer tablet. As the tablet fizzes, it lifts the gunk off the bottle’s walls and suspends ‘em in the water. So when you pour out the water 15 to 30 minutes later, you’re also saying sayonara to your bottle’s dirt, germs, and other residue. Give your bottle a quick rinse, and you’ll be good to go!

I’ll admit that I was initially skeptical of these tablets. They're smaller than a quarter, so I thought, how effective could they possibly be? But not only have they cut down time I’d spend compulsively rinsing (and re-rinsing) my bottles, I have yet to feel as if I’m drinking soapy (or worse, dirty) water.

Don’t believe me? Just check out Amazon. Bottle Bright’s tablets have over 200 positive reviews, a 4.6/5 rating, and an “Amazon’s Choice” badge.

Trust me: whether or not you have a dishwasher, they’ll be a kitchen staple in no time.

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