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Cycospaz2 wrote:If you have an Aluminum water bottle (especially SIGG) please consider switching over to Stainless Steel. They are healthier for you. This is a great price even for just one bottle!
However, if you are looking for quality (as I have heard these are a bit iffy) I would look into Klean Kanteen.
You do not take the time to explain WHY you think they are not as healthy. I hope you are not still passing on the DEBUNKED theory that aluminum causes Alzheimer disease! If so, you are very out of date. Woot causes Alzheimers.
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edward1959 wrote:chances are it is made in China so right away I have to wonder how much lead (or worse)I will get with my stainless steel
Probably less than the toys you grew up with. These water bottles may even be healthier that the Number 1 combos all you fatso's eat every day.
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This is probably a question that defeats the purpose of an eco-friendly bottle, but are they dishwasher safe?
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This is made of 304 type Stainless , like:
From Wiki... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel
"Gateway Arch (pictured) is clad entirely in stainless steel: 886 tons (804 metric tonnes) of 0.25 in (6.4 mm) plate, #3 finish, type 304 stainless steel."
Type 316 is said to be better, this is ok
STAINLESS STEELS FOR FOOD-GRADE APPLICATIONS
The stainless steel of choice in the food services industry is the austenitic 300 series. The stainless used for good pots (like Vollrath) is usually 304. Less expensive pots are often made of 303 alloy stainless, which is less weldable and is quickly attacked by chlorinated cleaners. Other stainless kitchen equipment, like utensils, are typically ferritic stainless, which has less chromium and nickel and is less acid-neutral.
The 300 series of stainless steels was originally developed for use in cryogenics. These steels also perform well at elevated temperatures and are used extensively for steam pipes and exhaust systems. It is their resistance to elevated temperature, oxidation, and corrosion that makes alloys 304 and 316 the choice for food preparation equipment, including steam-heated boilers and storage tanks. But every silver lining has its cloud, and when it comes to joining stainless steel, that cloud is heat. The metallurgy that makes these alloys corrosion resistant and strong also makes welding more difficult than is the case with ordinary steel.
What makes a steel stainless? The addition of chromium and nickel to the iron creates a significant percentage of chromium and nickel atoms at the surface. These atoms form tenacious oxides that seal the surface and prevent oxidation of the iron.
ackmondual wrote:Don't know anything as to the quality of the product. It does look to be of good quantity though, as I would want my water bottles to hold at least 20oz.
That being said, I still use plastic water bottles. I use the same plastic water bottle for 3 months at a time, then recycle them and replace them with new ones.
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You kids and your fancy drinkin' bottles. When I was growin' up in Texas we drank from a muddy hoofprint and were dang glad to get it. Ya bunch of wussies.
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Well, I like my stainless bottle, (bought else where) and like that no matter, it's durable, dents & all. That being said, I noticed in the description that it says that this will NOT make cheap vodka taste better... I have never heard that before, BUT I can tell you how to make cheap vodka taste better: filter it! Yep, that's right, just run it through your Britta a couple times. ;)
(Disclaimer: It doesn't work if you're under 21).
BTW, think I will get a couple of these cheap babies for random gifts.
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quantamm wrote:Interesting, aluminum has a thermal conductivity of 250 W/m.K while stainless steel is only 16 W/m.K. Of course, both are high compared to plastics (styrofoam is .033 W/m.K).
The conductivity of the metal may be moot, because water is even better. Maybe the bottles should come with a warning not drink while working with high voltage wire?? ;)
Besides, they say that drinking too cold a beverage is not really good for you anyway.
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Arminhama wrote:I was thinking about buying these and keeping one at the gym as an extra to keep my protein powder with. I have a regular shaker, but I have days where I forget to bring it with me, and I live waaay too far to just go home and get my regular shaker. Would my shake react with the steel if I mixed it with this canteen?
Stainless steel is completely inert and is recommended for use by people with MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) above plastic because it doesn't leach anything at all into foods. I'm not a chemist, but I'd say you're probably alright.
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