What you put into a Klean Kanteen is exactly what comes out of it! Our stainless steel reusable bottles are non-leaching and toxin-free, making them safe and healthy alternatives to plastic and lined metal containers. The 12 oz. size fits well into a Bolga or Covered Lunch Basket. The 18 oz. bottle will be great for older children who drink a little more water throughout the day. Actually, any liquids, including fruit juices, smoothies, or warm soup, can be carried in your Klean Kanteen. Opt for Stainless (silver colored), Burnt Sienna Orange or Bright Blue in 12 or 18 oz sizes. We also have Pink in the 12 oz size. You can also select the lid style you want, either the loop style which screws off or the Sports Cap 2.0. We also have the Sippy Caps for our Klean Kanteens now. They come with one adapter for the bottle and two Sippy Spouts - great for the small child! Each child has his/her unique preference. I'm also offering the 27 oz. bottle in a Moss Green or Bright Blue and the 40 oz. bottle in Stainless - great for parents to have on hand to refill their children's bottles or for the whole family to share throughout the day.
We love the fact that Klean Kanteens are made from 100% recyclable, high-quality, food grade stainless steel that’s toxin-free and BPA-free. Your Klean Kanteen doesn’t have to have a special lining like some other metal bottles, and it won’t ever leach nasty tastes or chemicals into your drinks – no matter how many years you use it.
The Sippy Spouts make the 12 oz. Klean Kanteen a smart alternative to plastic sippy cups. With your Kanteen you'll receive an adapter and 2 Avent Sippy Spouts. The spouts are made in England of pp#5 and are non-leaching and toxin-free.
The large-mouth design makes it easy to pour in ice cubes, chunky veggie soup, or a smoothie packed with frozen strawberries. It’s also easy to clean – just scrub it out with white vinegar and baking soda (or mild soap and water), or load it in the dishwasher. Made in China. Klean Kanteen assures us they test their bottles frequently to assure they are safe and non-toxic.
Sonya, As usual. . . Your prices are competitive, your product is exceptional, and your shipping is prompt! We love the lunch basket and canteen, particularly as they helped my daughter get over some beginning Kindergarten jitters! Thanks for an amazing company!!Have a great day :) Jessica, Roseville, CA 8/29/08"
QandA from Klean Kanteen:
1. Can I put hot liquids in my Klean Kanteen?
No. Klean Kanteens are single walled and not for use with HOT liquids. Warm beverages can be used at personal comfort level.
2. Can I put my Kanteen in the freezer?
We do not recommend it and it will void the 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects.
3. Can I put my Kanteen on a stove?
In a pinch, the Kanteen can be placed on fire or a stove (not recommended with color bottles). Beware not to melt the plastic lid or burn yourself.
4. My sports cap broke or leaks. Will you replace it?
Absolutely. We offer a 1-year guarantee on the Klean Kanteen bottles, sports cap and lid against manufacturing defects. Please send us your damaged goods along with your return address and we will replace them free of charge. If you have questions or comments, email them to email@example.com
5. Why is the sports cap made of plastic and not stainless steel?
Your teeth. We chose polypropylene #5 because it has no known leaching characteristics and is softer if you hit a bump on the trail. If you’d rather avoid plastic altogether, a stainless steel screw-on lid is available as an accessory.
6. What is stainless steel?
Stainless steel is an iron-containing alloy made from some of the basic elements found on earth: iron ore, chromium, silicon, nickel, carbon, nitrogen, and manganese. Properties of the final alloy are tailored by varying amounts of these elements. There are more than 57 stainless steels recognized as standard alloys on the market. Klean Kanteens are constructed from high quality sanitary grade 304 stainless steel which has a low nickel content. Stainless steel has excellent resistance to stain or rust due to its chromium content making it a material of choice among the food processing, dairy and brewery industries. Stainless steel is easy to clean, durable, inert and sanitary.
7. What is nickel and how can it affect my health?
Nickel is a naturally abundant element found in the earth’s crust, soil and ocean floor. It is generally resistant to corrosion and is therefore used to make metal alloys such as stainless steel. Approximately 10-15% of the population is sensitive to nickel. The health effects of nickel are highly dependent on the manner and degree of exposure, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a department of the U.S. Dept. of Public Health and Human Services. The ATSDR warns that environmental exposures may arise from wearing costume jewelry, handling coins or from inhaling dust near nickel industries. The most common reaction to handling nickel is a skin rash at the site of contact. Less frequently, those sensitive to nickel have asthma attacks after inhaling dust containing nickel. Klean Kanteens are constructed of high quality, sanitary grade 304 stainless steel. 304 has a low nickel content and is preferred by breweries and dairies.
8. Will the stainless steel react with acidic beverages?
9. Why is the Kanteen made in China?
The Klean Kanteen is made “responsibly” in China because one of our founding principles was to produce an economically priced high quality stainless steel bottle as an alternative to plastic and lined metal containers therefore promoting healthy living with respect for the environment.
Our preference from the outset has been to produce our bottles closer to home but extensive research in the manufacturing sector left us resolute that our bottles can not be made closer to home at a reasonable price without sacrificing quality and safety, something we are steadfast against.
10. Is the Klean Kanteen factory safe?
Yes. We visit our manufacturing facilities 4-5 times per year and perform audits every six months to ensure all of our products are produced with respect for the environment and fair labor standards, including: the ethical treatment of factory workers, child labor, wages/benefits, health and safety, etc. Additionally, we do regular lab testing on random shipments through a local lab in the U.S. to ensure our products are made per our specifications, are free of hazardous substances such as lead, and do not leach chromium, manganese, etc.
We believe that the Klean Kanteen is and will continue to be one of the safest and environmentally conscious beverage containers on the market today while upholding stringent design and manufacturing standards.
11. Is the Kanteen a thermos?
No. A Kanteen is a single-walled bottle and has little insulating properties. Keep in mind that if your drink is boiling hot, the Kanteen will be too hot to directly handle. The single-walled construction allows for more volume and the option to put your Kanteen on a flame.
12. How do I clean my Kanteen?
Klean Kanteens are dishwasher safe (washing caps in the dishwasher is not recommended because H2O can squeeze itself into the cap) or easy to clean with a bottle brush and mild soap. We recommend an old fashioned cleaner: white vinegar and baking soda.
13. Why is stainless steel better than aluminum?
Aluminum although light weight has to be lined with something to make sure the contents are safe for drinking. Usually it is lined with baked on epoxy (toxic) or ceramic (can crack).