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#1 Old 03-20-2008, 11:51 PM
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Yesterday I ordered a Sigg water bottle (http://www.mysigg.com/). They are stainless steel bottles that have supposedly been tested to be carcinogenic free. Plastic water bottles leech carcinogens into your drink, or so I've heard. Anyways, does anyone here have one? Are you happy with it?



They look pretty cool.

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#2 Old 03-21-2008, 12:02 AM
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They are stainless steel bottles that have supposedly been tested to be carcinogenic free.



I think they're coated aluminum?



The necks are kind of small and it seems like they would be hard to clean really well.

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I think they're coated aluminum?





You're right: 'Extruded from a single piece of aluminum, our innovative SIGG Lifestyle Water Bottles is surprisingly rugged, crack-resistant and completely reusable and recyclable.'
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#4 Old 03-21-2008, 04:29 AM
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I reckon just about every Swiss person has a SIGG water bottle!



In fact, I cannot imagine how anyone can live WITHOUT a SIGG water bottle. Mine is a very precious companion and they last forever. The one I use is about 10 years old now.



(No, I do not have shares with the company.)



However, I would not go so far as to say that drinking from aluminium is not unhealthy. I think drinking from glass is probably the safest .
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I've got a SIGG water bottle, and it's served me well so far. It's not that hard to clean, and it holds a large amount of water (I'm a bit of a water fiend - and I felt guilty wasting all that plastic). It's very good for taking on hikes and at work/uni. No funny smells or anything. I'm sure you'll enjoy yours.
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I think you can also buy a brush for it around 10 what ever the currency is.
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I think you can also buy a brush for it around 10 what ever the currency is.



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I just bought the largest size they had for $15.99 at Wegmans. The cleaning brushes were around 10 also.
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I recently purchased the "harlekin" model. The bottles are really beautifully made and designed. It is aluminum with some kind of plastic liner. The instructions don't recommend using dishwashers, so your best bet is to buy the brush (which is soft and intended not to scratch the lining like harder bristles would). So far, I've simply rinsed it out with soap and warm water.
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i have one, its flipping great. ok, i lied, i actually have 3 of them. i managed to finally get a tiny dent in one, but its still perfectly fine, and one dent out of about a squillion drops onto the floor isn't bad at all. it does the job, and i feel much happier with it than with plastic.



i also bought an ikea ice 'cube' tray- one of those rubbery ones- that makes ice rods instead of cubes, and a tray that makes teeny baby ice cubes. these are great for summer cos you can't really freeze the bottle or get normal sized ice cubes into it.



i got mine from http://www.reusablebags.com on closeout- they have deals on them quite a bit, from what i've seen.
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Cool, glad you guys liked it! I noticed in Ani Phyo's raw book she has a pic of her drinking out of one and she talks about it a bit.



I might need to get that cleaning brush...I'll wait and see!

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I love mine and am now drinking 3-4 filled of water now. I got this one here.
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I love these! I don't have one yet, but will be getting one soon.
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My husband got one for me recently. I love it! The design on it is really pretty too...I get compliments all the time.
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i am almost sold! i really like the designs too. does anyone use them when riding their bike? i'm wondering if it will fit in my water bottle holder thing. do they get scratched easily?
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Mine just came in the mail today! It's lovely! Bigger than I thought, too.
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#17 Old 09-30-2008, 12:29 PM
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I'm bumping this thread because I've been considering buying one or two Sigg reusable metal bottles. They have them in various sizes, colors and patterns in Whole Foods, and last time I was there I looked at them. Something told me to unscrew the tops and sniff inside, however, and each time I did that (I did that with several different ones), I detected a faint, sour, chemical/metallic type smell inside. I didn't open a single one that didn't have that smell. I decided not to buy them then, but I was wondering if anyone else ever detected the same thing with their metal water bottles, or am I crazy?



Should I buy them anyway and wash them out first? I don't want weird tasting drinking water. I'd rather use metal than buy reusable plastic bottles because I'm not entirely trusting of plastic, which is also why I'd like to stop buying bottled water and switch to reusable bottles, however, see my problem above.



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why wouldn't you wash it out first? they also have brushes designed to fit into the opening and they bend, too.



i ordered mine direct from the site and never noticed a smell.
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The one I use is about 10 years old now.

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I just bought the largest size they had for $15.99 at Wegmans. The cleaning brushes were around 10 also.

$26!!! For a bottle and a brush!!! And try as I might, there's not way I'm not losing that think within a year. I'm inevitably leaving it behind in some classroom, library, or peeler joint.

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They have them in various sizes, colors and patterns in Whole Foods, and last time I was there I looked at them.

Yeah I have been noticing 'em too. Perhaps when I lose my Nalgene (ugh. that's so five minutes ago) I'll get one for campus/office.



Stupid yuppie trends making me want to be/look/pose like I'm cool.
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I got mine a month ago and I love it! I'm in colleg and it holds alot so I can carry it around during class, and I refill it in the water fountains. It's worked great, no funny smell from mine.
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I still use mine! The whole thing about the plastic and carcinogens isn't true I found out...but it's still better to use these bottles!

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Heh. Now you have to post about the "not true" bit. The evidence reported in the press lately seems to be stacking up *against* plastic bottles.



Thanks, Amy, for bumping this post. I've been looking for a bottle for IS and myself, and for the munchkin I work with.



I wonder what the "secret coating" that they refer to on the site is.

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http://www.jhsph.edu/dioxins

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http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cookplastic.asp

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I'd like to get one, but they are so expensive and I don't have a job so it will be a while before I save enough to get one.
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I have one and I like it. My bf got us each one when all the stuff about plastic was in the news--true or not, it can't hurt to be drinking out of the Sigg bottles (or at least as far as we know!) Plus, mine is a darker pink with a pretty design on it I keep it at work for the most part.
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I still use mine! The whole thing about the plastic and carcinogens isn't true I found out...but it's still better to use these bottles!



According to the Sept. issue of NI Magazine:



'Although the plastics industry continues to deny the risks of BPA, the tide is turning. Industry officials brushed aside critics of BPA, claiming that the amounts found in humans were so small as to be insignificant. But hormone-mimicking chemicals like BPA dont work that way. In fact researchers have found that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are more dangerous at lower doses, a notion which overturns the traditional pharmacological view that the dose makes the poison. At low doses hormones stimulate their own receptors, says Vom Saal. At higher doses they inhibit their responses.8



In April 2008 Canada became the first country to limit BPA exposure, labelling the chemical a dangerous substance. Polycarbonate plastic baby bottles were banned and strict targets set for BPA migration from infant formula cans. Within days major BPA manufacturers threw in the towel, including Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Playtex'.



And:



'When the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in the US in 1976, more than 62,000 chemicals were grandfathered into the market ie no testing, no questions asked. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admits that 95 per cent of all chemicals in the US have not undergone even minimal testing for toxicity. In the European Union (EU) its estimated that two-thirds of the 30,000 most commonly used chemicals have not been vetted. The EPA has banned just five chemicals in the past quarter-century.4'
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Chemicals or not, I rationalized the high price by using it everywhere I go and basically eliminating my need for disposable plastic cups. I have the "earth" one and my husband has the "red alert" one. We really love ours and it's easy to clean. I bought a $1 baby bottle brush and it works fine. The only problem I have encountered is getting ice into the bottle, but it's just an effect of my sheer laziness, as I just need to get one of those funky ice cube trays.



I also find that it is easier for me to drink water more often when I enjoy the container I am drinking from... I know it's odd, but it works for me



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Should I buy them anyway and wash them out first? I don't want weird tasting drinking water. I'd rather use metal than buy reusable plastic bottles because I'm not entirely trusting of plastic, which is also why I'd like to stop buying bottled water and switch to reusable bottles, however, see my problem above.



Help.



You can not only use the scrubby brush, they make oxygen-based bleach tablets that leave them smelling SUPER-fresh. The water never tastes funny that I have noticed.



I honestly own five of them, three 1Ls, and 2 0.5L ones. I have standard screw-on tops and 2 different types of sport tops also. They are beautiful, functional, and just generally great to drink out of!



Some people are concerned that they are made of aluminum, and there is speculation that aluminum contributes to/causes Alzheimer's disease. However, the lining in Sigg bottles keeps your water from ever touching the aluminum. Also, some people are worried about the paint on the outside, as there were some metal water bottles made in China that had lead in the paint. This is also not the case with Sigg bottles. The paint is entirely food-grade.



They are wonderful!!
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Hi, doktor!

I think I'm in a couple of your groups on MySpace...



Anyway, I have a Sigg, and it's become an extra limb! I carry it everywhere. I love it. I think it's convenient and helps me drink more water, since it's large and always right there. I get a lot of compliments on it, too. =]
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I have been thinking about getting a pretty painted one. Does the paint ever chip off?
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