How to Clean a Glass Bottle
To a certain extent, the techniques needed to clean glass bottles depend on what they’ve been filled with previously. Oil, alcohol, syrup and milk all leave slightly different residues behind.
Again, simply putting glass bottles or jars through the dishwasher is a cheap and low-effort method of sanitising them, but if this is not readily available to you, there are other ways of cleaning glass bottles inside and out that are equally effective.
- Wash with hot water and dishwasher soap as with water bottles.
- Use a weak bleach solution, as with water bottles, but without the baking soda.
- Use specifically designed sanitising tablets. Drop one into a bottle full of warm water and leave for 15-30 minutes, then rinse and enjoy. Read and follow the product instructions to get the best results.
- Use a specially designed, no-rinse, sanitising solution in a bottle already cleaned with another method. Once again, read and follow the product instructions.
Cleaning glass bottles and water bottles is a safe and environmentally friendly way of obtaining sealable containers for future use. Just be sure to store them safely, and label them clearly if necessary – there’s nothing worse than getting your shampoo mixed up with your salad dressing!