Essential Workout Gear: The Clean Bottle

I recently had one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments.

I was in the middle of a workout at the gym and was about to take a pull from my water bottle when I was assaulted by a disgusting, sour smell. The remnants of a thousand workout drinks & protein shakes had finally turned my favorite water bottle into a stinky, funky, moldy smelling hunk of plastic.

As the rest of the gym watched me cuss out an inanimate water bottle, another member came up to me and showed me his water bottle. He told me how the bottle unscrews from both ends and allows him to clean out all of the goo that can collect at the bottom of a water bottle.

And that’s when I had my “Why didn’t I think of that?” moment.

What I great idea…instead of poking around with a bottle brush or trying to shake free all of that congealed week old Gatorade, you just unscrew both ends and dive in with a dishcloth. So, I ordered a bottle from the manufacturer and over the last few weeks, have been running it through it’s paces.

The Review

  1. It doesn’t leak…thank God. This was my biggest worry.
  2. It’s easy to clean
  3. The nozzle is easy to open & close (hands or mouth)

As a water bottle, it’s great. Two thumbs up.

But, of course, I didn’t use it solely as a water bottle.

After I worked out, I dumped a scoop of my super secret post-workout protein drink into the Clean Bottle and shook it like a polaroid picture. Bad idea. The nozzle got all clogged with protein powder goop.

However, seeing as I am a pretty creative guy, I decided to try and MacGyver a solution to my Clean Bottle / Protein Shake dilemma.

Solution – I added a wire whisk ball to the Clean Bottle and voila!!!…instant kick-ass protein shake shaker bottle….that will never get stinky.

Ain’t I smart.


  • If you’ve ever thrown out a stinky water bottle, do yourself a favor and buy a Clean Bottle.
  • If you want a Clean Bottle with a wire whisk ball, you are temporarily out of luck.

Clean Bottle is a tiny little company run by a guy addicted to cycling, raising money for good causes and inventing really great water bottles for his fellow cyclists.

So, if you want to MacGyver your own custom Clean Bottle – the protein shake version – you have two options:

  1. Email CleanBottle and beg them to source out some whisk balls, or
  2. Buy your own

Note – There is another protein shake bottle on the market that uses a wire whisk ball in it’s design. I have owned two of the bottles over the past year and have had to chuck both after they started leaking and/or got stinky. Just a word to the wise.


I really like this product and I will be contacting the owner about setting up an affiliate program with them so that you can buy the bottles via Health Habits.

I will also be suggesting that they add the wire whisk ball as an option.


  1. This clean bottle sounds like a really great idea. I hope it is dishwasher safe. I like to run my bottles through that extra-hot water and strong detergent every few uses.

  2. Thanks Dave – did you find the Blender Bottle leaky. Both of mine were good for a few weeks and then I had to chuck ’em out.

  3. That’s a great idea! I hate having to look for a water bottle I can refill everytime I go to the gym or having to buy one.

  4. I don’t have one yet. I was just looking for sources for the wisk ball. Think I’ll get one to get the ball to go in the clean bottle.

  5. Both are AWESOME ideas. The clean bottle is a stroke of genius, and adding the whisk ball takes it up a notch. Very cool.

  6. […] yours truly, Doug from Health Habits fell in love with his brand-new water bottle and wrote a love letter to it on his blog. Sad, but […]

  7. Are these made from plastics? If so may be clean but not too healthy. I use a water bottle that is made from non-toxic materials. Like the idea of easy cleaning though. Thanks for sharing that with us.
    Patricia Perth Australia

  8. Never had an issue with my current water bottle. Its called hand washing it after every use and throwing it in the dishwasher every so often. Don’t need to waste my money on another “invention”

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