Does your bottle taste funny?

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
April 14, 2009 5:26pm CST
I just paid good money for an aluminum water bottle, SIGG brand. I washed it well with hot soapy water before filling it with my beverage of choice, apple juice. It tasted terrible and smelled funny. I poured it out and washed it again. This time I put in water. It tasted so metallic! So I added a flavor packet. It still tasted funny. Has anyone else had this problem? Do I just have to get used to it or is there something special I need to wash it with?
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@parthu28 (498)
• India
15 Apr 09
i have had this problem many times...... if you get a solution please give ti to me tooo........
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Try letting it set overnight with diluted lemon juice in it!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Aluminum all around is not a great choice for anything, whether cookware or as a bottle for carrying water. A lot of the chemical leeches out into foods or drink, especially anything acidic and there have been studies that they think aluminum can actually be a trigger of Alzheimer's Disease. Plastic isn't a great alternative either unfortunately especially the code #3 or #7 bottles, which contain formaldehyde --stainless steel MIGHT be a better alternative though not even sure about that
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
15 Apr 09
I usually use those empty glass juice bottles after the juice is gone. Oh you have to rinse the water bottle well, not just once but several times until the water no longer foams, but I think it might be defective. I would take it back and get another.
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
I have never used aluminium watter bottle before. Have always used tupperware brand water bottle as it is guaranteed no smell and to last. maybe you should consider using one from the tupperware brand - it's lasting.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I think there may be some formaldehyde in the resin coating they use to keep the aluminum from getting leached out if the bottle is filled with anything acidic. Dunno if that causes the off-taste, but I've heard others say they notice it too. Personally don't feel comfortable with the aluminum bottles, even though the SIGG is one of two brands that tests say do not leak aluminum. Although aluminum is lightweight (that is a plus) I prefer to put water in something I can see it through to be sure no bugs got in or mold or whatever. I cannot imagine getting used to it! Any container will give an off taste if the cover is left on it while empty, of course. I've tried dropping a mint inside bottles to keep them nice. Good luck :-)
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• Canada
14 Apr 09
I would not spend good money on an alluminum water bottle, as it is pretty unhealthy to drink out of alluminum. That's why drinking pop out of cans is worse than pop out of a plastic bottle. Although the plastic is also unhealthy. I use a stainless steal water bottle. I find that my water does taste metallic too. It's bearable, but makes the water taste really wierd. I asked my mom about this, and she said it's fine because it's stainless steal. But it still concerns me a bit. Maybe after so many times of using it the wierd taste will fade away.
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Try putting water in it and about 1/4 cup of lemon juice . Let it set overnight if possible and then wash it out and see if that takes care of it. A friend of mine gave me this advice when I had the same problem and it worked for me. Good Luck.