Klean Kanteen Wide Mouth Bottle
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- The 2.125" stainless steel threads work with standard hiking and water filters
- Made from healthy, recyclable food-grade stainless steel that is durable and reusable
- Comes with a stainless steel loop cap for use with a carabiner or the flip d-ring cap is available as a separate accessory.
- Dishwasher friendly and easy to clean - no special brushes required
- BPA free and member of the 1% for the Planet
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Top Customer Reviews
How do I clean it? I hand wash it using regular dish detergent (Dawn) and hot water. I rinse it thoroughly a few time with hot water and a final rinse with cold water. I wash both the inside and outside. I never put it in the dishwasher as I have seen what the dishwater detergent does to stainless over time.
Overall, I am very happy with my Kleen Kanteen. I plan on buying a 60oz one soon.
Also, I've heard a lot of people warn about metallic taste in iced tea stored in metal containers, but that does not happen here. I'm not sure if the metallic taste thing is just an old wive's tale, or refers to non-stainless receptacles, but we have not had that problem.
One tiny complaint is that the lid has a thin rubber/plastic gasket that is prone to falling out. We've lost one of them already, but since they only sit upright in our fridge it doesn't matter to us. But, if you plan to treat them more roughly, store them on their side, etc, you will need to keep track of the gaskets.
Other than that, no complaints, highly recommended.
UPDATE: We've been using these jugs for several years now, and still love them, and I wanted to clarify something in the above review. I figured out why we sometimes have the gaskets come loose - it occurs when we pour in the tea while it's still very hot, then immediately seal the jugs and place them in the fridge. As the liquid and air in the jug cool, they contract, which forms a vacuum, and the suction of inrushing air is audible when you open it later. This is the only time that gaskets come out. If we let the tea cool down a bit - not all the way, just not directly in the jugs and sealed in the fridge after steeping, the issue does not occur. Just wanted to pass that info along to anyone considering purchasing these containers, or anyone else who may be experiencing a similar problem with hot liquids creating a vacuum that extracts the gasket. The gaskets are relatively easy to put back into place, fyi.
I also noticed that the rubber ring in this canteen is almost impossible to remove. This is why so many of you are getting that green goo. It is called algea. I used to get the green goo on my other one. It's from improper cleaning. It is important to remove the rubber ring and wash it along with the small groove where the ring sits. If you put iodine in your water, you can kill bacteria that grows. I always do this because I sometimes have water up to 48 hours in my jugs without cleaning it.
Another note is that while riding my bike I noticed this canteen leaks, just a few drops but none the less, it leaks.
I plan to return this canteen and do not recommend this for purchase. This is disappointing because Klean Canteen has some nice canteens, check out their other ones.
The first problem I had was the metallic/VOC taste that many others have commented on. I rinsed, washed, rinsed, washed, etc and it still wouldn't go away. But I noticed something else. I was drinking out of it one time when I was eating fish. With other water bottles, there might be a residual fish taste in the water if I didn't clean it out for maybe 2-3 refills (no, I don't backwash). Not so with the 64 oz KK. The taste persisted for weeks. Such taste persistence repeated itself with other meals I had, even after I cleaned it out. Still happens.
I also noticed the bottle had problem retaining water, so to speak. By that, I mean that the bottle leaks unless I screw the top on with a force that I would have to call excessive. That's a problem for me because I often carry papers and my computer in my bag. The other "retaining" problem it has is that every time I take a sip after removing the cap, water runs down the bottle and onto my shirt. I never had this problem with any other bottle including other KKs.
I have been trying to make sense of all this and here is my hypothesis.
There is a very thin seam about 2 mm below the top of the mouth. I think it retains minor amounts of oils or liquids. That seam is not there on my other KK water bottles.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this along with the Laken product. This one is cute, too.
Does exactly what I needed it to do. Keeps the water cool. And I know the steel lining will not be toxic.
I was expecting a mouth wide enough for me to be able to reach my hand in and easily clean it, but it is a little too narrow for that.Published 4 days ago by Mark E.
A smaller version of the Kleen Kanteen. I bought this to accommodate a fish mouth opener clip for hanging over fire for water sterilization. Read morePublished 5 days ago by A. Walters
I do not like my water canteen. It doesn't keep my water cold for very long. It will probably keep it cold for about 30 minutes. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Extremely disappointed with this purchase! This bottle does not keep ice or even water cold after a couple of hours! It sweats all over the place! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Rita Sommer
I use this canteen every day. Great quality and size. You have to make sure you have the top part screwed on properly or it will leak. It will not leak if done right.Published 20 days ago by R. Marie
I bought two of the Klean Kanteens as replacements for my husband and my plastic water containers. We couldn't be happier - these are easy to clean and great for wine, too!Published 23 days ago by Anae