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Old 01-13-2016, 08:06 AM   #1
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Disposable Bottles?

Hi all, this isnt strictly a cooking question, but it's in the general realm of food, so i'm hoping you lovely people might have some insights.

I'm very fond of taking protein shakes with me when i go otu. It's a liquid lunch on the go, and helps with my lifestyle. However i have a problem with storing them

I've mostly been using 500ml plastic soda bottles until now. The screw cap is important because i tend to shove it in my handbag or pocket, and take little sips throughout the day, it has to be spill proof.

The problem though is with the nature of the substance. Protein powder (and shakes made with it) stick to things very strongly when it dries, making it very difficult to clean the bottles out after i'm done. Even a specialised bottle brush hasn't helped much in this regard.

Cleaning them is necessary because protein rots very quickly, after a day it starts to fester bacteria and smell horrible, even a tiny bit of residue will taint the bottle and i've had to throw lots out. continually replacing them is an expense i'd rather do without.

Therefore, i'd like some suggestions on an alternate way of storing and carrying these things. It's got to be some sort of spillproof container for liquid which is ideally, very cheap and designed to be thrown away after one use. OR alternatively, something that's really easy to clean, and perhaps resistant to sticking in the first place.

ideas please? x

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Old 01-13-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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Have you tried wide mouthed nalgene water bottles?
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:14 AM   #3
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I'm cheap so I would probably go with a wide mouth plastic or glass container that some other food came in. I would continue to wash and reuse it until a replacement became available. The first thing that comes to mind in my kitchen is a mayonnaise jar or an applesauce jar, look around and see what you find.

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Just speculation buy you might have better results with a different material. Try stainless and see if that works. I'd also give glass consideration, though it might not be suitable due to breakage worries.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:53 AM   #5
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using different materials might be an interesting idea, although i'm not sure how those would prevent sticking. there's a ton of stuff stuck to the top of my cooker right now that attests stainless steel is far from stickproof.

ive not found any wide mouthed bottles around here, i'm in the UK. ill try to keep an eye out.
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
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using different materials might be an interesting idea, although i'm not sure how those would prevent sticking. there's a ton of stuff stuck to the top of my cooker right now that attests stainless steel is far from stickproof.

ive not found any wide mouthed bottles around here, i'm in the UK. ill try to keep an eye out.
I know that there is a global Amazon site, and the US one has many types of bottles. I just put "drinking bottles" in the search box and got pages of possibilities.
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