HOW DO I CLEAN MY ECOVESSEL?
Very easily. We recommend warm, soapy water and air drying. If you feel that your bottle needs a more thorough cleaning, wash it with diluted vinegar or baking soda and water and use a bottle brush. Please do not use bleach or chlorine cleansers since the naturally protective finish of stainless steel, while very durable, can be damaged by these ingredients. We advise to hand wash all insulated bottles.
CAN I PUT MY ECOVESSEL IN A MICROWAVE?
No! Stainless steel bottles are not microwave safe.
CAN I PUT HOT LIQUIDS IN MY ECOVESSEL?
We only recommend the insulated adult bottles for hot liquids that do not have flip spout tops with straws since we feel that drinking hot liquids through a straw is not safe. DO NOT fill any non-insulated bottle with a hot liquid, since this will cause the exterior to become hot and could result in a burn. Even when using our insulated model, you need to take care when pouring any hot liquid. Do not overfill and check for leaks before using.
WHAT TYPES OF BEVERAGES CAN I PUT IN MY ECOVESSEL?
Just about anything, from water to juice to chocolate milk, to gin or beer. With our insulated model, you can fill it with any hot beverage such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soup, etc.
WHERE ARE YOUR BOTTLES MADE?
With the exception of some parts, our bottles are manufactured in China. The drinking spout of the sippy bottle is made in Germany and the filter for our discontinued Aqua Vessel Insulated Filter Bottle is made in the United States. We use very responsible facilities where there is respect for the workers and the environment. We visit them on a regular basis to ensure their compliance with our high standards. All of our bottles are made with premium quality, food grade stainless steel - the same kind many people use for eating and cooking.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE OF?
Our stainless steel bottles are made using only 18/8 stainless steel, the same material that is used for most high quality food utensils and cookware. Further, because stainless steel is proven to be such a safe material, there is no liner or coating on the inside of any of our stainless steel bottles. All of our paint is non-toxic. Any plastic that is used does not contain BPA or phthalates The silicone used to create the collapsible food containers, the spouts on our adult flip tops, spouts on baby sippy bottles, tops on GOBBLE N GO snack cups and all inside drinking straws are made from food grade silicone. The SCOUT and FROST bottles use a TPR spout that is kid-safe and eco-friendly. TPR stands for for Thermoplastic Rubber (also known as Thermoplastic Elastomer, or TPE). It is a mix of rubber and plastic polymers that is highly resistant to biting, chewing, heat, and bending. Like silicone and stainless steel, TPR is recyclable and does not contain leaching chemicals that would contaminate your water. We chose it as the spout for our Kids' Straw Bottles for its properties of safety and durability. Our products undergo rigorous independent testing and meet or exceed FDA and Consumer Product Safety Commission standards in addition to the stricter European standards.