Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gross

Do you own one of these water bottles?
I love mine and use it all the time. I am very careful to hand wash it and make sure it doesn't make it's way into the dishwasher because I have heard it's bad for the plastic. I always take off the straw and make sure it is clean but I never thought about taking off the blue mouth piece... until today.
I was playing with it and realized that when I pulled off the mouth piece that it was full of gross black stuff. I am not 100% sure what it is but I know it is bad news.

14 comments:

Katie said...

ew so nasty! Glad you caught it!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

sounds like it could be mold. ew. glad you saw it!

Suburban Princess said...

It sounds like mildew of some sort. Just wash it in hot soapy water or even rin it through the dishwasher this one time.

Caitlin @ A Galway Girl (in Chicago) said...

I noticed the exact same thing a few months ago and was utterly disgusted! I now scrub it with an old toothbrush on a regular basis.

MG said...

Gross! I always pop the entire top part in the dishwasher, but now I will make sure to take the blue part off as well!

Rachel H. said...

That's disgusting...I'm going to pop mine open right now and see since I'm drinking out of it! Yuck!! I sometimes put mine in the dishwasher. I never heard that it was bad for it, so I hope I'm not hurting myself! :(

Rachel H. said...

I checked mine...no black stuff, but it was a little slimy!

Thena said...

Same thing happened to me with the tea pitcher a while back. Never thought to pop off the little part of the lid. Yep black goo, mold, I would guess. Now it all comes apart and gets washed.

Angela said...

MINE GETS THAT TOO!!!!! I have the exact same bottle and I get the nasty black stuff.. if I ever figure out what it is I will let you know!

Lis said...

Ugh.... I have a couple of these too.... um, but I do put mine in the dishwasher. I didn't know that was bad... darn BPA's right?

Lyr said...

MY husband and I are HUGE Camelbak fans and we have three of those water bottles. We sell them where I work! Since my husband is slightly OCD he always takes off the blue piece, but if I didn’t have him doing it I would have never known! I do think they need to make this a little more clear! Lol!

Summer Wind said...

I have had my water bottle like this for about a year now, and I am obsessed with it. I use it daily and take it everywhere with me. The exact same thing happened to me about 6 months in. It was so gross. Now, I clean it very often because whatever that black stuff is, it shows up about every 2 weeks. I use a long bristled brush just for the blue part to clean it up, and then actually wipe it down with a disinfectant wipe!

BakerGirl said...

Ew! I have several of those bottles and take them completely apart and put them on the top rack of the dishwasher just because there is no way I'm going to be able to scald that mouthpiece the way a dishwasher can. I've had mine for about a year now and haven't seen any problems with dishwashing.

Ashley said...

I JUST notcied the exact same thing a few days ago! Funny timing! I have been checking it daily ever since!