If you’re anything like most other SodaStream users out there, it’s very likely that you’ll be using your SodaStream bottles relatively often.
The carbonated beverages you create with the device are made directly in the SodaStream bottle, so once it’s done, all you have to do is pour the syrup in, mix it up, and you’re good to go.
For this reason, users always take their bottles on the go.
Since the SodaStream bottle is being used so often, it can get ‘dirty’ pretty quick, to say the least.
For this reason, it would be recommended to clean your SodaStreams bottles after every few uses with SodaStream cleaning tablets.
These cleaning tablets are very simple to use, and can be done by;
Take the cap off of the SodaStream bottle, fill the bottle with lukewarm water. Be sure to use warm water rather than cold, in order to lift stains and odours as effectively as possible.
Add one cleaning tablet to the bottle. Using more than one will not be necessary, as it will cause you to purchase cleaning tablets more often than necessary.
Put the cap back on the bottle, shake the bottle around until the cleaning tablet dissolves. Completely dissolving the cleaning tablet gives the compounds within the tablet the ability to work as freely and efficiently.
Turn the bottle upside down on to the cap on a flat surface, wait around 15 minutes.
Take cap off, pour out contents, rinse with warm water 2-3 times to remove any excess cleaning tablet substance.
This residue is actually deposited minerals from the sugar and chemicals within the mix, in combination with minerals from the water.
This is common to experience after using your bottles and machines for a bit.
In this case, it would be recommended to clean your bottle with soap and water everyday, and use your SodaStream cleaning tablets every 2-3 days.
Staying on top of cleaning your bottle will help to deter residue from building up quickly. Always be sure to clean with warm water, when cleaning with either soap or the cleaning tablet, in order to lift stains and odors as effectively as possible.
Many SodaStream users use the device to create seltzer and sparkling water beverages only. In this case, it wouldn’t be as necessary to clean the bottles with cleaning tablets every 2-3 days.
If you only use your SodaStream device to create seltzer beverages, cleaning your bottles perhaps once or twice a week with the cleaning tablets would be recommended.
If you are not using the syrup mix, residue will build up at a much slower rate, in comparison to bottles being used with the mix.
If you happen to just be using your SodaStream bottles for seltzer, it would still be smart to give them a quick clean with warm soap and water every day.
This can quickly be done by filling the bottle up about a quarter – halfway with warm water and soap, shake it around a bit, and then rinse it out.
The oxygenated-cleaning substances create bubbles of oxygen that work to remove stains and odors from the sides of the bottle.
Phosphates, commonly used in pool cleaners, are there to deter the buildup of ions found in the water, which can often combine with other particles and substances in the beverage mixture.
The coconut alkyl is there to neutralize acids and other unwanted substances.
The cleaning tablets supplied by SodaStream feature a perfect combination of chemicals and compounds that, in conjunction, work hard to remove the stains, odors and bacteria that can build up within your bottles after some usage.
Regardless, sometimes this isn’t feasible for everyone, or sometimes, we just forget to clean them.
We’re all human, right?
You may reach a point with your bottles where the cleaning tablets, or soap and warm water just isn’t cutting it, and won’t seem to get rid of that lingering smell or stain.
Luckily, there’s another easy option for you to clean your SodaStream bottle with, and it’s recommended by SodaStream themselves.
All you’ll have to do is fill up a little bit of your SodaStream bottle with some warm water, add some lemon juice to it, shake it around a bit, rinse with more warm water and soap, then wallah! After this, your SodaStream bottle should be smelling clean and fresh.
The acids found within lemons work as antibacterials and antiseptics.
The acids, in combination with the oils, can clean a lot of surfaces, and remove stains and odors that it comes across. This is why you can find many common surface cleaners that are lemon-scented.
As you can see, cleaning out your SodaStream bottle does not have to be a tough process at all, and can actually be rather easy.
When cleaning your bottle with cleaning tablets, all you’ll have to do is almost completely fill the bottle with lukewarm water, add the cleaning tablet, shake it around until the tablet dissolves, turn the bottle upside down, wait 15 minutes, then rinse out a few times with warm water.
Then, BAM! You got yourself a clean looking bottle, that looks and smells as good as new.
Over time, bacteria and stains can build up within your SodaStream bottles.
Keeping regular maintenance of your bottles, and cleaning them out as often as possible, will help to give them a long life.
To keep your bottles clean, some warm water, soap, and cleaning tablets (and maybe some lemon juice) is all you’ll need!
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