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08-01-2008 10:46 AM
karne My kids are both getting KK's for the start of school, although ny youngest is very swayed by the cute pics on the Siggs.
07-28-2008 10:04 PM
PatchyMama no leaks with our sport tops either. Also, we had only used the siggs for water, never anything else.
07-28-2008 09:21 PM
nursing2mom We've had our Siggs for several months, but only have used water in them. We've not had any funny tastes yet. Did you use acidic stuff that they say is safe, but may not be (like juice?)

I appreciate your comments about the Kleen Kanteen-- I do wish the opening of our Sigg could fit ice better. I was going to get some more Siggs (I also agree that we would use more than 1 each--we run out of water fast when our family of 4 goes to a fair with only 2 water bottles. I think we would with 4 as well, so we could use at least 4 more water bottles of some sort.)
07-28-2008 08:33 PM
Anastasiya
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Originally Posted by nursing2mom View Post
Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but I am desperately seeking a water bottle for my daughter's lunch box. I need it to be leak-proof, but easy to get the cap open. Our current water bottle drips when on it's side. Can anyone tell me if they've used the Sigg or Kleen Kanteen in a lunchbox?

Thanks!
We have the KKs with sport tops - and when the top is closed, we get no leaks.
07-28-2008 08:25 PM
PatchyMama I see that this is an old thread but I will add my opinion anyway

1. I disagree with the poster above who claims that each person only needs 1. I like to have 2-3 for myself and at least 2 for my kids. Right now we each only have one, but its clearly not enough, especially during the summer.

2. Sigg vs Klean Kanteen - we have had both. AFter a few months my kids refused to drink out of the Sigg because of a funny taste (I checked and it did taste funny). They adore the klean kanteens. We all have sport tops and they are perfect. I like that the opening is wide enough to put ice down without an issue and drink from without an issue.
07-28-2008 05:02 PM
nursing2mom Wow. Just read the info from your link. I get so frustrated that we have to dig so much for information! I'd always read/heard that Sigg bottles were extremely safe. While it seems they are still far above the standard plastic water bottles, there is now doubt in my mind. Does anyone else get exhausted from having to doubt all studies or published information? Thanks for posting! I'll have to process the info more to decide which direction I'm going. I sure have loved the Sigg bottles I bought for my kids.
07-28-2008 04:00 PM
EnviroGal Those considering Sigg bottles, especially for children, might be interested in reading this and making their own evaluation:

http://www.freemarketorganics.com/coabsi.html

It's one of many web pages on the topic of Sigg bottles, epoxy linking, and BPA.
06-02-2008 04:17 PM
chantald
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Originally Posted by *Aimee* View Post
Thank you. This rust was not on the bottom. I emailed reusable bags where i bought it and they said I could return it only if I had the original purchase order. Well, I don't so I'm SOL.
That stinks... maybe an email to Klean Kanteen themselves would get your something..

I hate it when you pay good $ for something that breaks right away.. no matter what it is, it sure is annoying..
06-02-2008 04:11 PM
*Aimee*
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Originally Posted by chantald View Post
I read online that KleenKanteen has a recall on the bottles which developed rust on the bottom.

It said


Did you call and report the problem?
Thank you. This rust was not on the bottom. I emailed reusable bags where i bought it and they said I could return it only if I had the original purchase order. Well, I don't so I'm SOL.
06-02-2008 04:07 PM
chantald
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Originally Posted by thewaggonerfamily View Post
My understanding was just the opposite. Magnets will stick to cheap SS because of the higher ferrous (iron) content. That's why chean "stainless steel" grills will rust. Also why I can't put magnets on my SS fridge.
This is what I read about SS too and why SS fridges won't take a magnet.. ideally you don't want magnets attracted to your SS as it indicates higher quality SS..

If you google magnet and stainless steel it should come up. I did it just recently when we were researching a SS fridge
06-02-2008 04:03 PM
thewaggonerfamily
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Originally Posted by Ilovelife View Post
Interesting. I thought if it was high grade a magnet would be attracted to it. My magnets don't stick to my KK. :
My understanding was just the opposite. Magnets will stick to cheap SS because of the higher ferrous (iron) content. That's why chean "stainless steel" grills will rust. Also why I can't put magnets on my SS fridge.
06-01-2008 08:15 PM
MomToKandE
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Originally Posted by lovingmom2 View Post
Does anyone know if the Klean Kanteen Sippy Adapter and spout would fit the sigg bottles? I am looking for water bottles for my kids and having a hard time making the best decision
No. We have mostly Siggs but one KK sippy with the adapter. It definitely won't fit on the Sigg.
06-01-2008 05:54 PM
chantald
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Originally Posted by *Aimee* View Post
My son has had his sigg since he was six months old and its still doing great. I bought him 3 KK for his Easter Basket and they're rusting!! I'm horrified. I won't be buying them again. No problems with his sggs that are 1.5 years old but a 3 month old KK....grrr..


I read online that KleenKanteen has a recall on the bottles which developed rust on the bottom.

It said
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This is not a problem which usually occurs with their bottles, it just happened with a defective batch.
Did you call and report the problem?
06-01-2008 12:57 PM
*Aimee* My son has had his sigg since he was six months old and its still doing great. I bought him 3 KK for his Easter Basket and they're rusting!! I'm horrified. I won't be buying them again. No problems with his sggs that are 1.5 years old but a 3 month old KK....grrr..
05-31-2008 04:49 PM
chantald
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Originally Posted by lovingmom2 View Post
Does anyone know if the Klean Kanteen Sippy Adapter and spout would fit the sigg bottles? I am looking for water bottles for my kids and having a hard time making the best decision
No, I do not think so. The SIGG bottle tops are much smaller an opening than the KK tops.. I no longer have my SIGGs so I can't measure the actual opening, but they are not as wide as KKs.. one of the reasons I didn't like the SIGGs at all..
05-31-2008 04:18 PM
lovingmom2 Does anyone know if the Klean Kanteen Sippy Adapter and spout would fit the sigg bottles? I am looking for water bottles for my kids and having a hard time making the best decision
05-18-2008 07:30 PM
Barcino I am not a collecting type of a person but if she is not getting rid of them I dont see why it would be so bad. And I do like having more than one (we have two bottles each) in case they are being washed etc... I dont find it a problem whatsoever.
05-18-2008 04:56 PM
danapatrice [QUOTE=velochic;7958513]I actually collect Siggs. I have a lot - from .6 ltr. to 1 ltr., and I have some knock-offs they sell in places like Woolworth's in Europe and Wal-Mart here. Some of my authentics I don't use at all because, like I said, they're part of my collection, but I always have my Sigg next to me for frequent sips of water all day long. I literally go nowhere (even in the house) without my water. I love them!! I also like the insulating sleeves for them. Dd carries one of hers around, too. She has two .3 ltr. and three .6 ltr. Her current favorite is one with horses on it. : She also has Felix, Benjamin Blümchen, Die Maus, and one with flowers. It's a great way to get kids to drink lots of water. She loves them, especially with the sports top. She used one as a sippy to learn how to drink from a sippy cup (you can get them with handles).



Dear Velochic,

This collection is REALLY bad for the environment....worse than using plastic. The point in SIGG or Klean Kanteen bottles is that you only need one and you can reuse it, thus cutting back on our huge amount of plastic waste. BUT both aluminum and steel need to be mined and this puts a strain on the environment as well. SO if you have a huge collection of them it's extremely bad for the environment. I would suggest you wrap up some of those SIGGs and give them to friends and family that are still using plastic. Keep only one for yourself (or a couple in different sizes if absolutely necessary).
A great video for those interested in doing their part to help the environment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucMJ3...eature=related

enjoy!
Dana
12-07-2007 12:30 AM
nursing2mom I finally did it! I bought 2 Sigg kid bottles (.4 liter) and they don't leak so far! They are a bit of a challenge for my 4 and 6 yr olds to open-- there's a cap that's easy enough, but then a twisty spout that's challenging to twist. Other than that, I'm very pleased. I got them through Amazon with free shipping (just this particular red style had it) for $17.99 each. They do get cold, though. I'll have to get the cover for them, I think. Thanks for all the great info, ladies!
10-09-2007 09:30 AM
AuntLavender
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Originally Posted by nursing2mom View Post
Can anyone tell me if they've used the Sigg or Kleen Kanteen in a lunchbox?
that I use as a purse with no leaks.
10-09-2007 09:27 AM
AuntLavender I don't like the Sigg Active Bottle Top on my 0.6L Sigg because you have to press down on the top and if you wear lipstick or lip gloss then the top gets smeared and so does your mouth if you aren't especially careful ime.

I bought a Kids Bottle Top for my bottle. You just twist and it's like a typical plastic water bottle. SwissKnifeShop.com had a top plus cap for $3.99 PPD.

My 3 youngest have 0.3L size Siggs and my oldest ds has a 0.6L like me. We got my DH a 0.75 size Sigg.

I bought all our bottles locally at Whole Foods.

So far none of the paint has chipped. We mostly use it for water but we've had soda and juice in them with no weird smells. I bought the brush set to clean them with a drop of Seventh Generation dish liquid and warm water in my kitchen sink.

My only complaint is that here in FL cold water is appreciated in our heat. The bottle gets almost too cold to hold when you add ice. I don't feel this way about plastic water bottles. The metal makes it seem colder. I feel like I could get frostbite!
10-08-2007 08:36 PM
mtnsnow We just found this site.

http://www.thesafesippy.com

I guess they are new and not on the market yet, but will have them available at the end of this month.

We will be ordering 2 to check them out as soon as they are available, or even better available at a store near by! We will see....

I will report back when we get them!

Not sure about leaking on it's side for the lunch box, but will let you know.
10-05-2007 10:08 AM
nursing2mom Don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but I am desperately seeking a water bottle for my daughter's lunch box. I need it to be leak-proof, but easy to get the cap open. Our current water bottle drips when on it's side. Can anyone tell me if they've used the Sigg or Kleen Kanteen in a lunchbox?

Thanks!
05-07-2007 09:55 AM
cilantromapuche DD has used the top her sigg came with since she was 7 mos. I did remove the cap thing though.
05-07-2007 04:31 AM
Bay Area Babe We have a bunch of Siggs (free from our company) and I have two piggyback questions:

1. Is there a sippy lid that works with Sigg bottles? I know that the Advent one works with the KK. I'd like to start using them eventually with DS, who is currently 8 1/2 months.

2. Our company kitchens had denture cleaning tablets to clean the inside. Any other ideas for cleaning?
04-27-2007 09:33 PM
Ilovelife
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Originally Posted by No2Circ View Post
"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."

http://www.reusablebags.com/help.php...d1028b1395&fID

(toward the middle of this page)

Interesting. I thought if it was high grade a magnet would be attracted to it. My magnets don't stick to my KK. :
04-27-2007 09:28 PM
No2Circ
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Originally Posted by Ilovelife View Post
The rumor now is that the stainless steel leaks nickel, which is also not good for you. I say rumor because I don't know where the info actually comes from...if there was a study done or what. I also don't know what problems nickel can cause. It just seems like it's always something. Pick the lesser of the evils, yk? We use the Klean Kanteens and like them just fine.
"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."

http://www.reusablebags.com/help.php...d1028b1395&fID

(toward the middle of this page)
04-27-2007 09:21 PM
Ilovelife The rumor now is that the stainless steel leaks nickel, which is also not good for you. I say rumor because I don't know where the info actually comes from...if there was a study done or what. I also don't know what problems nickel can cause. It just seems like it's always something. Pick the lesser of the evils, yk? We use the Klean Kanteens and like them just fine.
04-27-2007 09:43 AM
velochic
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Originally Posted by Pam_and_Abigail View Post
I decided against Sigg because I heard they were coated with epoxy inside.
No, it's a water-based coating.

"
What is the internal coating in the bottle?
Your safety comes first with SIGG. Each bottle has an organic lining which is guaranteed to be taste-neutral and resistant to fruit acids and isotonic drinks. It meets the FDA requirements of the USDA. The coating is elastic and unbreakable and will not peel off or crack, even if dented on the outside. "

from http://www.northern-spirit.ca/faq.ph...&cPath=21#faq4
04-27-2007 07:43 AM
Pam_and_Abigail I decided against Sigg because I heard they were coated with epoxy inside. I've got KK's for the family, but I will say that mine is getting a bit dented fom rough treatment (not me).

Oh, I see the OP has made a decision.
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