H2Onya Stainless Steel Reusable Bottle – Product Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

After the BPA disaster with Nalgene polycarbonate bottles – now made from a different polycarbonate that does not contain Bisphenol A, we has the likes of SIGG and Gaiam telling us all to buy their aluminium bottles as a better and safer option. Aluminium, however, needs a liner, in most cases this is an epoxy liner, as aluminium cannot be used without some such liner due to the heavy metal that it leached.

Both companies, that is to say, SIGG and Gaiam, basically, claimed that those bottles were free of BPA but both claims turned out to be lies, in order to make profit on the back of Nalgene's misfortune.

Despite a variety of claims from the sides of SIGG and Gaiam it was found that the liners of both leached BPA into the water in the bottles and was, therefore, not a safer option at all.

SIGG has now replaced their liner with a BPA-free one and Gaiam, one should guess, is going to do the same. Not that that, I should think, will make people consider them honest again. Most aluminium bottles from other sources, though, of that we can be basically sure still contain BPA and should, therefore, even though they work out cheaper than some other options, be avoided.

But why use aluminium for bottles at all? The claim, I know, always is that aluminium ones are lighter than stainless steel ones. But is that really the case?

I, for one, can see no significant difference in weight of a stainless steel bottle over an aluminium one. So, why then risk a liner that may container toxins?

Stainless steel is the common material used for food containers, as well as bottles for carrying water and tea in India, for instance, and I think they have the right idea. All of the Indian containers, I must say, that I have seen and handled, are not much heavier than would be their equivalent ones in aluminium, for instance. But stainless steel is much safer and much easier to clean.

This is where the H2Onya stainless steel reusable bottle comes in.

I know full well, before anyone comments to that effect, that the H2Onya stainless steel reusable bottle is by no means the first nor the only stainless steel reusable bottle out there. It is, however, the first and only one – so far – that I have been given the opportunity to review.

Stainless steel is by far the better choice for reusable bottles and such, including also cooking pots (but they are not to discussion here, presently), and manufacture of the same in the People's Republic of China also does not change that.

The great advantage is that stainless steel needs no liner to start with and is fully recyclable and more than likely, although no claim to this effect has been made and is also not made by me, made from already recycled stainless steel to start with.

The H2Onya stainless steel reusable bottle is made from food-grade stainless steel and is guaranteed 100% Bisphenol A (BPA) free, as are, in fact, all stainless steel bottles. Stainless steel does not use and does not have to use a liner of any sort. Hallelujah!

The H2Onya bottle arms you against over-priced and over-polluting bottled water on the shelves allowing you to simply and conveniently carry your own tap water to drink and that in style.

The H2Onya is tough and toxin free: Stainless steel does not leach chemicals into the water. The bottles are robust, recyclable, stylish and easy to clean and, and this is most important, Bisphenol A free.

They are available in brushed steel or colored with a choice of loop cap, sports cap, baby sipper or even Latex nipples.

One of the features that I specifically like is the relatively wide mouth opening of the bottle of about two inch diameter. This makes both drinking out of the bottle and the cleaning of it easy.

Great bottle...

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