With increased awareness about the dangers of BPA on oneâ€™s health, an alternative to disposable plastic water bottles is required. Hence the increasing popularity of all-metal water bottles. Whether you need one for the gym, a long trip, around the office or while relaxing at home, having a BPA-safe, portable metal water bottle is both convenient and health-smart. With so many to choose from itâ€™s important to find one that is right for your needs and budget, but also lives up to its claims of safety.
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Metal Water Bottle
With four sizes, three cap styles, and seventeen colors to choose from, Klean Kanteenâ€™s line of BPA-safe metal water bottles offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for something small for the kids, or a a forty-ouncer that will keep you from needing a refill all day, Klean Kanteenâ€™s stainless steel bottles fit any niche. Cap options range from the simple style, in which case you drink from the wide-mouth of the bottle itself, to sportâ€™s cap options that let you drink without spilling while running or biking.
Unlike some other bottles on the market that claim to be BPA-safe, Klean Kanteen water bottles only use food grade safe stainless steel in their construction, with no interior liner. Single-walled construction makes them very light, but this will lead to sweating on hot days. It also makes them unsuitable for hot beverages. They can be used to heat water on a stove or campfire because of their single-walled construction, but will be hot to the touch!
Klean Kanteenâ€™s wide-mouth design is common in most metal water bottles, and it enables the user to add ice cubes to the bottle to keep water cool over time. While I donâ€™t mind drinking out of the wide-mouth, some people have complained that this makes the bottle more dribble prone -- in which case a sportâ€™s cap would be a smart purchase.
Stainless Steel Versus Aluminium
One of the big advantages Klean Kanteen has over the competition is in its use of food grade stainless steel in its completely BPA-safe construction. Many other metal water bottles use a cheaper, if lighter, metal in the form of aluminium -- but such metal, just like a soda can, requires a dangerous, BPA containing interior epoxy coating! One must be careful to do proper research into a metal water bottle purchase, and not just assume that it is BPA-safe because it is not plastic.
Stainless steel metal water bottles like those from Klean Kanteen allow a true single layer construction, and is also sturdier and more dent-resistant than aluminium and are truly BPA-safe.
I Love My Klean Kanteens
After using several of the leading brands, I think Klean Kanteen may be my favorite. While a few others all have some points in their favor, for sheer simplicity and confidence that I am getting a BPA-safe metal water bottle, Kelan Kanteen cannot be beat. I have also noticed that water tastes clean and not at all metallic when using Klean Kanteen stainless steel bottles, which cannot be said of some other brands, even the expensive ones.
In short, an excellent purchase. Use them for water only, keep them clean with a brush, and these BPA-safe metal water bottles should last a lifetime.