Recently I have been removing toxic products from my home and replacing them with safer, eco-friendly alternatives. One of the first things I decided to get rid of is plastic products in the kitchen. So drink bottles, plates, bowls, cups, tupperware etc. I did some research and decided I would be more comfortable switching to stainless steel or glass. I don’t think there is a immediate threat from using most plastic products but I’ll sleep better at night not having to worry about plastic leeching into my kid’s food or water.
While searching for some new cups I found ecococoon who specialize in stainless steel drinkware.
“ecococoon is the world’s leading Australian brand for 18/8 stainless steel drinkware. We are the innovators of stainless steel drink bottles and stainless steel cups. Our products are like no other product. We have extensively pioneered and developed the ultimate water bottle and cup guaranteed to last a lifetime, and provide the best drinking experience. We only believe in drink ware that is safe, environmentally sustainable, hard wearing, fun, and guaranteed to outperform all other brands.”
I signed up to their mailing list but didn’t get around to making an order. Lucky I didn’t because a couple of days later I got an email from them about a 50% off sale. This is what I bought:
“Unlike other bottles on the market, ecococoon vacuum insulated bottles feature a unique leak free and spill proof ‘cocooncap’ which consists of a mouthpiece and lid with a one way valve that closes once the sucking action stops. This eliminates the need for straws and sippers and are a hygienic, convenient and simple way to enjoy your beverage. Being vacuum insulated means your liquids stay cold 24 hrs and hot 12 hrs. They are also condensation free so no messy pools of water or slippery bottles. ecococoon bottles are built to last and the dual walls make them incredibly tough.”
I got these for my 3 and 1 year old sons who were both very excited about them. We had been using normal plastic bottles with push-top plastic lids which I hated because the kids love to turn their bottles upside down and get themselves wet. I was really excited to try these because they are supposed to be leak proof and spill proof. They are also practically indestructible. The kids are not going to be able to break them unless they throw them under a truck. The mouth piece is easy for them to drink from and really tough so hopefully they wont get chewed through like the plastic ones. I think the designs are fun and so far I am really happy with them. *UPDATE: Its 6 months later and the bottles are still going strong. No spills, no leaks, no chewed lids and although there are a few scratches on the them – they still look pretty good. My youngest just broke his lid by throwing his bottle off a balcony but it’s cheap enough to replace.
“Needing some Urban Chic? Urban Chic is for everyone…stylish and simple. Our 4 cup set includes 4 high polished plain 18/8 stainless steel cups plus a cup cuddler (neoprene material) which is perfect for storing/transporting your cups. Use everyday home, leave a set in the car glovebox or use for outdoor activities like camping, glamping or picnics. 350ml volume capacity.10.5cm height 5.5cm base diameter.”
I was so happy I found these. I thought glass was my only option and with young children, I didn’t think it was a good one. These are a great size for the whole family. I like that I dont have to worry about them breaking or being toxic. This 4 pack came with a cup cuddler which I don’t think Ill ever use but its cute. *UPDATE: 6 months later these look as good as new! Very happy with them.
“ecococoon – The Ultimate in Stainless Steel Drink Ware
- Leak free bottle.
- Spill proof with our Cocooncap.
- Vacuum insulated – keeps cold drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours.
- Condensation free.
- Hygienic and easy to clean.
- No teeth pulling to open.
- No twisting to drink.
- 18/8 stainless steel and no taste taint.
- BPA free.
600ml volume capacity. Base Diameter 7.0cm Height 26cm with cocooncap. Our cocoons fit most beverage holders.”
I have been using glass bottles for over a year. They are fine for at home but they are quite heavy so I found travelling with them to be a bit of a pain. This bottle is light in comparison and 600ml is the perfect size. I regret not adding the screw top lid to my cart because I currently have braces on and sucking out of the lid is uncomfortable. I looked at buying it separately but with postage it came to $16 which I wont pay so Ill just have to unscrew this lid each time I want a drink. Apart from that I think its a great bottle. *UPDATE: 6 months later I still love my drink bottle. Its in perfect condition. I still really wish I got the screw top lid.