Bottle User Care Instructions

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing a quality ECOtanka Drink Bottle.  This product is of solid stainless steel and with proper treatment and care, will provide you with a hygienically clean and ecologically friendly drink bottle to use for many years to come.

your safety assurance:

All ECOtanka brand bottles are made from 18/8, 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel.  ECOtanka lids are made from polypropylene #5 and/or 18/8, 304 Food Grade Stainless Steel.  All material parts are independently tested and guaranteed to be 100% food safe, non-toxic and non-leaching.

before use

It is recommended to thoroughly wash your bottle and lid in hot mild soapy water, rinse well and dry before use.

Make sure all silicone seal(s) have been fitted correctly to your lid before use to avoid leaking.  

For all thermoTANKA (vacuum) bottles, it is recommended to preheat your bottle before filling with your beverage for better heat retention.  Fill the bottle with hot water, stand for 3-5 minutes, remove water and fill. 

After each use wash your bottle in warm water and give a mild scrub with a bottle brush cleaner.  

NOTE: When cleaning your bottle or lid, we recommend not to submerge or soak your bottle or lid in water.  We recommend a simple quick hand wash and rinse, then dry.  

cleaning and care

Use white distilled vinegar for cleaning:  You can use household white distilled vinegar to help remove any stains or discolouration on the inside of your bottle. We recommend putting ½ cup of vinegar in your bottle, gently swirling the vinegar around to wash any affected areas and let sit for 5 - 15 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly with warm water and repeat if necessary.

Use baking soda for cleaning: For those stubborn spots inside your bottle, mix 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda with a small amount of warm water to form a scrubbing paste.  Dip the bristles of your bottle brush in the paste and work paste into affected area on the inside of your bottle.  Repeat as necessary until stain disappears.

If you have been using your ECOtanka bottle for alkaline water and there is a build-up of white calcium deposit, it may be cleaned with citric acid from the baking section of your local supermarket.  Citric acid is the acid from citrus fruits.

If your bottle gets a metallic taste, add 1 tsp of baking soda and warm water to help remove any taste or odour, cleanse and refresh your bottle. 

To help protect and extend the life of bamboo parts fitted to lids or bottles, it is recommended to treat with mineral oil or beeswax with mineral oil regularly.

This product is supplied as a drink bottle only and is not intended for any other use. Please use this product as you would responsibly use a drink bottle and for safe consumption item only.

**do not**

Don’t put thermoTANKA (vacuum) bottles in a dishwasher.  The dishwasher could affect the insulation property of your bottle.
Don’t put painted bottles in a dishwasher.  The dishwasher could remove the paint/logo from your bottle.
Don’t put your bottle in the freezer, instead add ice cubes to your drink.
Don’t put your bottle in a microwave.
Don’t overfill your thermoTANKA (vacuum) bottle with hot water.
Don’t put hot water in a single-wall bottle unless you have the bottle protected with a kooler cover.  Singel-wall bottles are not designed for hot liquids.  

The better care you take of your bottle and lid the longer it will last.