January 4, 2023 – Wednesday
For Lead-free water bottles our top recommendations are HydroFlask (for insulated stainless steel) & LifeFactory for non-insulated and for beverages other than water. Please do not use stainless steel for anything other than water and please wash thoroughly before first use.
This is what I have purchased for my family.
- Hydroflask: https://amzn.to/3WSqrco
- LifeFactory (on sale today): https://amzn.to/3WMMJfg
Cindy R says
I so appreciate all you are doing for the cause! I noticed that for the insulated stainless steel flask that you recommended, you said only put in water. I like to take hot green tea along with me for the day. Is there a danger with the green tea and leaching of something?
Thank you in advance for your reply!
More acidic beverages can leach more toxicants out of stainless steel.
What kind of toxicants can be leached from stainless steel?
Please read this overview article about Stainless Steel:
How do I get stainless steel paddles for my kitchen Aide mixer
Katie Hanley says
Have you ever come across Klean Kanteen? They seem pretty transparent as a company and the bottles themselves do not have the dot. Do all stainless steel bottles have to have a sealing dot? Or can they be made without this feature? Thanks!
What about the hydro flask straws that they sell separately? I tried searching your website but nothing came up. My daughter has been begging for it so I bought it but haven’t used it yet. Thank you.
M. Smith says
I understand that a major electronics manufacturer wanted to use recycled Polypropylene (PP) in an ink cartridge for an ink jet printer.
They found that the lead content of the recycled PP was enough that it had a detrimental effect on the ink.
The primary source of recycled PP is from the cases of lead acid batteries. Interestingly the source of the lead was from the colorant in the PP not the lead in the batteries.
Have you tried Owala? Can you check if this is lead free.
Thank you for doing this research. I purchased Pura baby bottles. I noticed you said only use water. I’m curious as to why.
Ashley W says
I would love to see a review on Clearly Filtered stainless steel and glass water bottles. Their concept of filtering the water is very appealing.
Have you ever tested the Hydroflask 12 oz kids wide mouth w/ straw lid before or is it safe to say that any bottles in their line are lead free due to consistent lead free tests in the past?
Have you tested the ThermoFlask stainless steel water bottle that Costco sells?
Yes – they have leaded sealing dots.
Holly Sowers says
Have you tested Pura baby bottles?
Thank you for all your amazing work. I have 2 hydroflasks that I run through the dishwasher regularly and the paint is chipping off both. Is the paint a danger? Could the paint flaking off in the dishwasher leave dangerous residue on other dishes? Thank you!
How old are they? The issue is not the paint, but the sealing dot on the bottom – which is Lead-free if newer than 2017.