Awhile back we published one of our most popular features here at Hydration Anywhere, “How To Clean Your Water Bottle.” In that article, I talk about a product called Bottle Bright (~$8 on Amazon.com), an effervescent tablet designed specifically to clean water bottles. When that article was being written, I had not had the opportunity to actually test out Bottle Bright for myself. Shortly after the article was published, we got in contact with the folks at Bottle Bright and they were kind enough to provide us with a review sample!
Putting Bottle Bright to the Test
To put Bottle Bright to the test, first I needed a dirty water bottle. This happened by chance after I made a protein drink in my Glasstic Shatterproof Glass Water Bottle (check out our in-depth review of the Glasstic water bottle.) The drink wasn’t mixed particularly well and resulted in chunks and protein powder residue all over my bottle. Yuck!
But fortunately, this was the perfect demonstration for my purposes of reviewing Bottle Bright, especially thanks to the Glasstic’s neat transparent design which lets me see exactly what is going on in the bottle. Below is a close-up of the Glasstic water bottle before I cleaned it out with Bottle Bright.
The instructions for Bottle Bright couldn’t be simpler. Fill your water bottle with warm water and pop in one Bottle Bright tablet, then sit back and let the cleaning action happen! The tablet reacts with the water to create an effervescence which helps to sort of “scrub” the inner walls of the bottle, dislodging gunk and unwanted build up from the walls of your bottle.
It is pretty cool to watch the bubbles come up through the bottle as the Bottle Bright dissolves and cleans. I stared at it for awhile before it foamed up too much for me to see what was going on inside, but even then I could see chunks and residue being dislodged off the walls of the bottle before my eyes. I couldn’t get any good pictures of the bubbles moving through the bottle, so I snapped a shot of the rich froth it created at the top of the bottle.
I let the Bottle Bright dissolve completely before I declared it finished. It took probably around 30 minutes time from the time I popped it in until it was completely exhausted. By then, the water in my Glasstic water bottle had taken on a murky brown color, but I could already tell that the gunk had been wiped clean off the walls of the glass.
After the Bottle Bright has run its course, the bottle should be rinsed out with soap and water. Once I’d completed the final rinse, my bottle was literally looking good as new!
I’m pretty impressed with Bottle Bright. The stuff definitely works, and at $8 for a 10 pack, it is a pretty affordable way to keep your water bottle cleaned on the regular. The effervescing action got off things that soap and water were simply not budging – if not for Bottle Bright, I would of had to spend quite some time scrubbing out the bottle. Fortunately, the Glasstic is well designed and accommodating to being washed out – but for harder to clean water bottles, the Bottle Bright could be an absolute necessity for getting a proper clean.
After it was all said and done, I didn’t have to scrub the bottle at all – it passed a thorough inspection, and after a few rinses with some soap was back in service. No odd odor, and my water tastes as delicious as ever. Bottle Bright certainly gets the job done.
If for some reason Bottle Bright isn’t quite what you’re looking for, read our “How To Clean Your Water Bottle” article for some different suggestions on keeping everything clean and fresh in your bottles.
Quickly Cleans With No Effort
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- Rated 4 stars
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Bottle Bright effervescing tablets provide a simple and entertaining way to get your water bottles almost good as new with minimal effort.
Jacob Hatch is the author and founder of Hydration Anywhere. He has been actively writing about drinking water since 2013. These days Jacob spends most of his time investigating water related news, studying environmental issues, reading health studies, and reviewing products like water bottles and water filters.