In the last few years, stainless steel has become a popular material for cups, bottles, and other beverage containers designed for outdoor use. They’re way lighter than glass, way more durable than plastic, and work great for maintaining temperatures. While high-end stainless steel isn’t supposed to retain flavors (and most branded steel bottles use the high-end stuff), some people do complain about taste from the previous drink somehow sticking around. If you’re one of those, you might want to check out the DrinkTanks Tank Powder, a cleaning compound designed specifically for stainless steel bottles, growlers, and cups.
Designed to remove all leftover residue and odor, the powder is meant as a steel-specific alternative to the usual detergent or dishwashing product you use for cleaning. Basically, if you suspect your cleaning product isn’t able to thoroughly get rid of any remnants from your stainless steel vessels’ previous contents, this is exactly the kind of product you’ll want to try instead.
The DrinkTanks Tank Powder is a fully biodegradable cleaning product made from a simple mix of just three ingredients, namely sodium carbonate, sodium percarbonate, and sodium silicate, all in powdered form. To use, simply put in a scoop of the powder to your stainless steel container, fill it with completely with hot water, and stir until the powder is completely dissolved. Leave it to sit for 15 minutes before lightly scrubbing with a brush, rinsing, and drying. That’s it – the bottle or growler should be free from any trace of the nasty beer it held the night before.
The outfit recommends using half a teaspoon of powder for a 20-ounce bottle, one teaspoon for a 32-ounce container, two teaspoons for a 64-ounce growler, and four teaspoons for a 128-ouncer. It’s fragrance-free, septic-safe, and hypoallergenic, so it should be totally hassle-free to use. According to the outfit, it works just as well for plastic as it does for stainless steel.
The DrinkTanks Tank Powder is sold in 4oz bags, priced at $12.95.