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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 2:28 pm 
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For the record, I happily and regularly use the top shelf of my dishwasher. I've melted bottle openings on the lower / bottom rack, which effectively makes them leak like nobody's business.

Yes, my Purist lids don't last nearly as long as the bottles. I recently bought a stash of lids directly from Speci, which wasn't cheap but I'm kinda partial to a number of my bottles.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:39 pm 
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I just rubbed a bit of canola oil on my hard to open Purist nozzles and now they open like new.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:52 pm 
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@Johnny Rad

Can you share you experience getting the tops from Spec? I was thinking about bulk buying Purist hydroflow bottles but you have to call and I never followed through....


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:18 pm 
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Baby bottle brush; hot water with mild soap; rinse; rinse with vinegar; rinse again.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:46 pm 
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Am I missing something here? I just hand wash mine when doing the other dishes. Rinse out the bottle and job done. I don't poke anything into the bottle. Been doing it that way for years and never had any issues!


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:01 pm 
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Probably depends on what you typically put in your bottles and what the climate is like.
I have had some pretty weird scum grow in there.

In fact, if you rub your finger on the inside of a bottle that looks "clean", you might get a surprise.


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:53 pm 
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FYI,

Spec Purist bottles can't be scrubbed : )

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Purist lids for sale: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftb/bo ... er-bottles

Who makes an overall better (non-TACX) bottle / lid combo than Speci's Purist? I'm game to try something new...

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:44 pm 
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Johnny, I used the Soma bottle with a Spec lid for a few years, until I tried the Purist Hydroflo....

http://www.somafab.com/archives/product ... ter-bottle

looks like they changed the lid, but there is no way it's as good as the Spec one..


The idea was that I would buy the Crystal Polypropylene Water Bottle in bulk and throw them a way but use the Spec lid.... however no vendor would sell me a sample Bottle. In bulk the Crystal Polypropylene Water Bottles are about $2.00 each...

It kills me to pay $11/12 for Hydroflo but it's the best bottle I have found, and they really stay clean...

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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 9:46 pm 
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Rick wrote:
Probably depends on what you typically put in your bottles and what the climate is like.
I have had some pretty weird scum grow in there.

In fact, if you rub your finger on the inside of a bottle that looks "clean", you might get a surprise.


Suppose that's true. At the moment I only ever have water in my bottles, something I should probably look into. Living in Scotland we don't exactly have a tropical climate so that's probably why I'm getting away with just rinsing.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 12:30 am 
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Thanks joestralia, the white vinegar tip seemed to help. I soaked the bottom third of the bottle (where the gray-green scum was growing) in pure vinegar overnight and then used bottle scrubber with dish soap. There was still some growth left so I shoved a sponge with a scrubber side into the bottle and used the bottle scrubber to rub the scrubby sponge around. Now it looks clean. We'll see if the scum returns. Odd that I have two identical bottles and it's only been a problem in one of them, but I suppose a spore got in there and decided to create its own ecosystem.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:19 am 
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is Steriliser Tablets as good as white vinegar?


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 2:24 am 
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I use denture cleaning tablets, I fill the bottle with hot water and drop in two tablets, let it sit for 5 minutes and then rinse.
This has worked with all different types of bottles used with several different kinds of drink mixes


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:37 am 
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I just don't understand what is so complicated about this. I put mine in the dishwasher every time I am done using them. I ut the cap open where I know it will get hit with water nozzles from the dishwasher. Not an issue. Have a wire brush for those very hard to get spots if I ever need one. When in doubt, fill it with water and bleach, shake, and let sit for a while. Rinse and done. have never had an issue in decades. I had some of the camelback bottles and always took off the cap and nipples. You do know everything on the cap comes apart and washes easily, right? I all goes back together just as easy too.


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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:15 am 
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Store them in the fridge after cleaning. Makes a world of difference.

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