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We have a number of suggestions for the care and use of your new Laken, because if you take the proper care your Laken product should serve you well and last for a very long time.


Washing your aluminum Laken bottles:

All aluminum Laken bottles and bottle caps are dishwasher safe. However, those bottles with a narrow neck may be difficult to clean thoroughly in the dishwasher, as water may not enter well through the narrow neck. 

To clean your aluminum bottle by hand we suggest the following:

Give your bottle a quick rinse to remove any residue of drink.

Clean the interior of your bottle and the cap with warm soapy water. You may also use a bottle sponge or a soft bottle brush.

Rinse out the soapy water with clear water and dry upside down in your dish rack so the air can dry your bottle.

To freshen your bottle from time to time you may wish to use a dilution of vinegar and baking soda to rinse it out or soak over-night. Be sure to rinse out the bottle well after using this dilution.


Washing your stainless steel (SS) Laken bottles and containers:

It is not recommended to clean Laken SS bottles and containers in a dishwasher. We suggest that you hand wash them. Here are some suggestions:

Give your bottle a quick rinse to remove any residue of drink or food.

Clean the interior of your bottle and the cap with warm soapy water. You may use a bottle sponge or a soft bottle brush if desired.

Rinse out the soapy water with clear water and dry upside down in your dish rack so the air can dry your bottle.

If harsh beverages such as coffee have left an odor in the container, you can use an old-fashion cleaner to freshen up your bottle so it smells like new: Dilute about a cup of plain vinegar with water and stir in about 4T of baking soda. Use this to wash and even soak your bottle overnight. Then rinse it out thoroughly before use.

A paste of baking soda, vinegar and water can be used to remove tea or other beverage stains from your Laken if plain soapy water does not do the trick.