Are you ready to ditch those plastic water bottles once and for all? Seriously, you know you need to, but something keeps pulling you back. I know, because I spent the last few years on what I’ll refer to as my “water bottle journey.”
It goes a little something like this (No judgement, please. Some of this was before I became Mrs. Nurture 😉 ):
- Bought and drank from plastic water bottles like no one’s business. All day, every day. Toss one, open the next.
- Started at least recycling my used plastic bottles… that’s helping, right?!
- Bought a reusable plastic water bottle… yay, I’m really doing my part now!
- Bought a new, BPA-free plastic bottle… Oops, my last bottle wasn’t BPA free – but this one is!
And that brings me to now. Well, a couple months ago. That’s when I realized that even though my plastic water bottle was BPA-free, it was still plastic. Meaning that it was made from petroleum (a non-renewable resource), it had a very limited recyclable life (1 or 2 times, max!), and honestly, I was too afraid to ever put anything else in it, besides water – water is colorless and odorless. But iced teas? Smoothies? Milk shakes? Not so much. And the last thing I wanted to smell when I went to take a sip of my water next time, was anything other than water.
So I started doing some research and learned that buying a glass water bottle really wasn’t such a crazy idea after all. It sounds almost impossible, but there are a lot of glass water bottles on the market! A couple weeks ago, I was asked to review the Takeya glass water bottle, and seeing how I was in the market for one, I happily agreed. 🙂
About Takeya Glass Water Bottles
- Bottle is FDA-approved glass. Sleeve is non-toxic silicone. Cap is BPA-free #5 polypropylene. Free of lead and phthalates.
- Silicone sleeve for non-slip grip & protection.
- See-through window helps you monitor your water intake.
- Airtight twist cap with easy carry loop design.
- Wide mouth for ice & easy cleaning
- Dishwasher safe
Takeya Glass Water Bottles Review
Right off the bat, I just love the way Takeya glass water bottle looks – so sleek, so slim, and yet it still holds a sizable 22 ounces of liquid. The color is awesome; bright and fun and the color in the pictures is pretty true to life. The silicone also feels nice and smooth; not rough at all, but also not too slick so that it feels like it will slip out of my hand or anything.
The mouth is actually a perfect size – not too wide so that it’s hard to control the flow of water, but not too small either, since I can easily fit ice cubes inside, if I need to. It’s very easy to drink out of, and I think it’s actually helping me drink more water – go figure! I use a long bottle brush to clean my bottles and my brush fit nicely inside; it was a little snug, but it fit. The bottle is a little tall, but it’s slim so it’s not hefty at all. I really love the way it feels in my hand – not just the soft silicone sleeve, but even the width of the bottle seems the perfect size.
It’s dishwasher safe, but I haven’t put it in my dishwasher yet. I usually just hand wash and let it dry on the dish rack. The only thing that bothers me just a bit is that the silicone sleeve isn’t snug enough around the middle (where the see-through area is), so water can easily get behind the sleeve when you wash it. My main concern with this is if there’s a possibility for mold growth over time. Since I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, I guess time will only tell.
In the meantime, I definitely like these glass water bottles! I was hesitant to make the switch to glass, but after using one for several weeks, I can’t imagine ever going back to plastic water bottles. Even the water tastes better – crisp, clean, fresh – just the way nature intended. 🙂
Where To Buy Takeya Glass Water Bottles
Takeya glass water bottles can be purchased online at Reuseit.com for 19.95 (22 oz), and $17.95 (16 oz). They come in 5 gorgeous colors, pictured above. Shipping is a flat-rate of $4.95 and if you spend $49 or more, your order ships for FREE (Enter coupon code BELLS12 at checkout). Also, as a new customer, if you spend $25 or more, you’ll get a free gift!
So are you ready to make the switch to a safer, more eco-friendly water bottle?
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.