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Water Bottles that are Dishwasher Safe, a complete list

water bottles that are dishwasher safe

It’s been a while since I replaces my reusable water bottle but what I remember was that there were just so many options out there on the market. With so many great bottles you could choose how do you come to the right decision? Ease of cleaning and specifically being dishwasher safe might just be the deciding factor.

As a general rule, reusable glass water bottles and stainless steel water bottles that are not insulated are dishwasher safe however you should make sure by checking the bottle packaging, the manufacturer’s care instructions or the bottle itself for the dishwasher safe symbol or text.

As I was doing my research I found it quite difficult to keep certain features, such as being dishwasher safe, in mind and so I decided to put a list together which I hope you’ll find useful.

Below you’ll find details about many of the most popular water bottles on the market and whether they are actually dishwasher safe or not.

It’s worth noting that I also put notes such as “(not lid)” if parts of the bottle can be placed in the dishwasher and others cannot.

But first, let me answer a couple of questions I regularly get asked.

Why are Some Water Bottles not Dishwasher Safe

When I was doing my research I found it a bit of a nightmare because there didn’t seem to be any pattern of why some bottles were dishwasher safe and others were not.

In my ignorance, I thought that perhaps all stainless steel water bottles would be dishwasher safe, or maybe all glass bottles.

Although it does seem to be brand/manufacturer specific here are a few reasons why some water bottles are not dishwasher safe.

1. Sensitivity to Temperature

It’s certainly the case for some of the cheaper plastic bottles, that they are quite likely to deform in the dishwasher.

2. Chemical Leaching

We all know about the dangers BPA but what I didn’t know was that some plastic bottles can leach chemicals into beverages after they’ve been in the dishwasher.

3. Damage to Features

Damage to certain water bottle features is another reason why certain bottles can’t go in the dishwasher.

For example with many insulated water bottles, it’s not recommended to wash them in a dishwasher as the high temperatures and high pressures could damage the bottle’s insulation properties.

Other components such as lids may also be at risk if placed in the dishwasher.

4. Material Coatings

Some reusable water bottles, particularly those made from stainless steel have special coatings that when exposed to the heat and pressures of a dishwasher can actually get damaged affecting the bottle’s appearance or functionality.

As with any product, you should always consult the manufacturer’s care instructions when it comes to whether your water bottle is dishwasher safe or not.

If in any doubt, I’ve found the best approach is to air on the side of caution and wash your bottle by hand in warm soapy water.

If you are interested in finding out more detail about washing water bottles I have a couple of great articles I wrote which I’d encourage you to read next.

How to Tell if a Water Bottle is Dishwasher Safe

Here are some of my tips on how you can tell if a water bottle can go in the dishwasher.

1. Buying New? Check the Packaging

This is an obvious one but if you’re out buying your bottle from a store then you’ll most likely find washing instructions in the packaging.

2. What is the Bottle Made From?

If you are desperate to wash your reusable bottle in the dishwasher then you may want to determine what the bottle is made from. As a general rule, glass water bottles can be washed in the dishwasher.

Stainless steel bottles that don’t have insulated features should be dishwasher safe.

But I must stress, I would prefer to know for sure than risk damage to my water bottle so my advice, again, is if in doubt wash it by hand.

3. Check for the Dishwasher Safe Symbol

Again, this tip seems obvious but you’d be surprised how many people miss the dishwasher safe symbol on the actual bottle itself.

Although this symbol differs between countries it usually depicts a plate and/or glassware with water drops above.

If you see this symbol on the water bottle, it would suggest that it is dishwasher safe.

4. Check with the Water Bottle Manufacturer

Now that everything is online water bottle manufacturers usually show their care instructions on their website so it’s worth checking there.

If your bottle is a little older and not shown on the website you can always contact their support team, they will be glad to help.

Our List of Dishwasher Safe Water Bottles

So below I’ve listed many of the most popular water bottles on the market, separated them by material and detailed whether they are dishwasher friendly or not.

I hope this helps to get you closer to that buying decision!

Dishwasher Safe Insulated Water Bottles

Brand/ModelDishwasher Safe?
Black+Blum Insulated Water BottleNo
Black+Blum Insulated Water Bottle LargeNo
Black+Blum Explorer BottleNo
Black+Blum Explorer Bottle LargeNo
Cirkul Stainless SteelNo
Cirkul Stainless Steel CustomNo
Chilly’s Series 2 BottlesNo
Chilly’s Series 2 Flip BottlesNo
Chilly’s Original BottlesNo
Chilly’s Original Sports BottlesNo
Ello Colby Stainless Steel Water BottleNo (lid yes)
Ello Riley Stainless Steel Water BottleNo (lid yes)
Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle (20oz/595ml)No
Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle (34oz/1000ml)No
Frank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle (68oz/2000ml)No
HydraPeak MiniNo
HydraPeak SportbootNo
HydraPeak Active ChugNo
HydraPeak Active FlowNo
HydraPeak AdventureNo
Igloo Sport Sipper BottleYes
Igloo Twist ‘n’ Chug BottleYes
Igloo Kids Sipper BottleYes
ION8 Vacuum Steel Insulated Water BottleYes
Kleen Kanteen Insulated TKWideYes
Kleen Kanteen Insulated ClassicYes
Kleen Kanteen Insulated Kid ClassicYes
Kleen Kanteen Insulated TKProYes
Lululemon Back to Life SportNo (Lid/straw yes)
Lululemon Back to Life TumblerNo (Lid/straw yes)
Lululemon The Hot/Cold BottleNo
One Green Bottle Stainless Steel CanteenNo
One Green Bottle Evolution Stainless Steel BottleNo
One Green Bottle Baby Evolution Stainless Steel BottleNo
Owala FreeSip Stainless SteelYes (hand-wash recommended)
Owala Kids FreeSip Stainless SteelYes (hand-wash recommended)
Owala FreeSip Stainless Steel MarvelYes (hand-wash recommended)
Owala Flip Stainless SteelYes (hand-wash recommended)
Owala Kids Flip Stainless SteelYes (hand-wash recommended)
Sistema Stainless Steel BottleYes
Swell Original BottleHand-wash Only
Swell RoamerHand-wash Only
Swell TravelerHand-wash Recommended
Swell SipHand-wash Only
Super Sparrow Ultra-Light Series with Straw LidHand-wash Recommended
Super Sparrow Ultra-Light Series with Flex CapHand-wash Recommended
Super Sparrow Enjoy SeriesYes
Super Sparrow Wide Mouth SeriesHand-wash Recommended
Super Sparrow To Go SeriesHand-wash Recommended
Takeya ActivesYes
Takeya SportNo
Takeya OriginalsYes
Yeti RamblerYes
Yeti Rambler KidsYes
Yeti Rambler with Hotshot CapYes
Yeti Rambler with Chug CapYes
Yeti Rambler with Straw CapYes
Zulu GoalsYes
Zulu AceYes
Zulu SwiftYes
Zulu Chase KidsYes
Zulu Echo KidsYes
Zulu Flex KidsYes

Best Dishwasher Safe Insulated Water Bottle

Our Pick

YETI Rambler

  • Leakproof, Dishwasher Safe
  • Perfect for Water, Tea and Coffee
  • Keeps hot drinks hot, cold drinks cold
  • Double Wall Vacuum Insulated
  • 18/8 Food Grade Stainless Steel
  • Bottle coating: no fading, peeling, or cracking

Dishwasher Safe Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Brand/ModelDishwasher Safe?
Air Up 850 ml Classic Silver Steel BottleNo
Air Up 480 ml Classic Silver Steel BottleNo
Air Up 850 ml Pitch Black Steel BottleNo
Air Up 480 ml Pitch Black Steel BottleNo
Black+Blum Steel BottleYes (not lid)
ION8 Stainless Steel Water BottleYes
Kleen Kanteen ClassicYes
Kleen Kanteen Kid ClassicYes
Kleen Kanteen ReflectYes
Kleen Kanteen WideYes
Pogo Active Stainless Steel Water BottleNo (lid yes)
Pogo Stainless Steel Water BottleNo (lid yes)
Pogo Kids Stainless Steel Water BottleNo (lid yes)

Best Dishwasher Safe Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Our Pick

Ion8 Sport Water Bottle

  • Leakproof, Dishwasher Safe
  • One touch open & close
  • Made from sustainable and socially responsible materials
  • Fits in car cup holders and backpack pockets
  • Super easy to clean
  • Committed to a 100% carbon neutral strategy

Dishwasher Safe Glass Water Bottles

Brand/ModelDishwasher Safe?
Black+Blum Glass Water BottleNo
Black+Blum Eau CarafeYes (not cork lid)
Black+Blum Eau Good GlassYes (not lid)
Black+Blum Personal CarafeYes
Ello Syndicate 20oz Glass Water BottleYes
Neon Kactus Happy CamperYes
Neon Kactus Free SpiritYes
Neon Kactus Super SonicYes
Neon Kactus Rock StarYes
Neon Kactus Forever YoungYes
Neon Kactus Pink FlamingoYes
Neon Kactus Sun is ShiningYes
Soma V2 17oz Glass Water BottleYes (not lid)
Soma 25oz Glass Water BottleYes (not lid)
Soma Sports BottleYes
Zulu AtlasYes

Best Dishwasher Safe Glass Water Bottle

Our Pick

SOMA Glass Water Bottle

  • Dishwasher Safe (not lid)
  • Beautifully designed and artfully crafted
  • Made from high quality, shatter-resistant glass
  • Easy grip protective silicone sleeve
  • Easy to fill Wide-Mouth opening with a bamboo twist cap
  • Measures 11″ Tall x 2. 5″ Diameter; Wide-Mouth opening is 1″

Dishwasher Safe Plastic Water Bottles

Brand/ModelDishwasher Safe?
Brita Water Filter BottleYes
Cirkul PlasticYes
Cirkul Plastic CustomNo
Cirkul Plastic SqueezeYes
Ello Aura Tritan Plastic Water Bottle
Ello Cooper Tritan Plastic Water Bottle
Frank Green Original Reusable Bottle (25oz/740ml)Yes
Frank Green Reusable Bottle with Jumbo Straw Lid (25oz/740ml)Yes
Frank Green Chrome Ceramic Reusable Bottle with Straw Lid – (34oz/1,000ml)Yes (handwash lid)
INO8 Recyclon Water BottleYes
Lululemon Purist Cycling Water BottleNo
Lululemon Back to Life Sport BottleNo (Lid yes)
Nalgene Wide Mouth Water BottleYes
Nalgene Narrow Mouth Water BottleYes
Nalgene Lock-Top Water BottleYes
Nalgene Sippy Cup (Grip-N-Gulp) Water BottleYes
O2cool Mist N SipNo
O2cool Mist N Sip KidsNo
Owala FreeSip TritanYes
Owala Flip TritanYes
Pogo Active Tritan Plastic Water BottleYes
Pogo Chug Titan Plastic Water BottleYes
Pogo Soft Straw Titan Plastic Water BottleYes
Polar Bottle BreakawayYes
Polar Bottle Clean CoverYes
Polar Bottle Kids SportYes
Polar Bottle Sport InsulatedYes
Sistema Wave BottleYes
Sistema Square BottleYes
Sistema Helix BottleYes
Sistema Itsy BottleYes
Sistema Squeeze BottleYes
Sistema Swift BottleYes
Sistema Davina BottleYes
Sistema Gripper BottleYes
Sistema Active BottleYes
Sistema Traverse BottleYes
Sistema Quick FlipYes
Sistema AdventumYes
Super Sparrow Tritan Sport BottleHand-wash Recommended
Zulu Tag KidsYes
Zulu Torque KidsYes
Zulu Flex Triton KidsYes

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