How do I get rid of that dreadful plasticky taste

10 messages
28/08/2006 at 20:35
I've had my Camelbak for three years now & I'm sure in the early days this never happened!

But, despite using their own cleaning tablets; sterilizing tablets; hot soapy water; washing & thoroughly drying immediately after use; storing in cool conditions and replacing the bladder
I can't get rid of a horrible plastic type taste to whatever fluids I might put in.

Any ideas? I'd be grateful to hear!


M...eldy    pirate
28/08/2006 at 20:35
brandy :-)
28/08/2006 at 20:39
a strong mix of ribena or other blackcurrent cordial works well on other plastic bottles
28/08/2006 at 20:40
currants not electrical ones
28/08/2006 at 20:56
add just enough squash for the contents to taste just not quite of plastic
28/08/2006 at 21:00
Squashes, fruit juices, energy drinks or just plain water; I've tried them all.

Not tried Brandy though - perhaps...if all else fails!!!
28/08/2006 at 22:42
You tried Milton sterilising fluid?? Use it for my water bottles. Seems to work ok.
29/08/2006 at 11:41
Neutralising tablets from Millets - worked perfectly on mine making both water and isotonics taste normal.
29/08/2006 at 11:42
Also, some 'bladders' seem worse than others. I have a GELERT one that has no taste at all. Maybe replace yours?
30/08/2006 at 20:53
Not tried Milton Sterilising fluid or Millets Neutralising tablets so maybe give them a try.

Positive it isn't the bite valve, I've already elimimated this from my enquiries. Thanks for the suggestion though EP

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