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Does water from plastic beakers taste strange?

(18 Posts)
ShineSmile Fri 13-Jun-14 17:15:21

Or is it just my DD's plastic beakers?

Olbas Fri 13-Jun-14 17:18:27

Are they fairly old, I think after a while they do make drinks taste weird.

AppleSnow Fri 13-Jun-14 17:20:04

Lakeland do a drinks bottle that has glass inside a plastic sleeve so the water tastes fine. I think water in plastic does taint especially if the weather's warm.

phantomnamechanger Fri 13-Jun-14 17:20:39

sometimes, especially if they have been put away damp, or have picked up a slight taste of something

you could try washing them in some sterilising solution

CaulkheadUpNorth Fri 13-Jun-14 17:21:47

Yes. I began refusing plastic cups when I was about ten and never returned.

petalunicorn Fri 13-Jun-14 17:22:59

I think they do if you use them for squash and water. We have water only and squash only beakers in this house.

mrsleomcgary Fri 13-Jun-14 17:23:45

Yes,to me they seem to taste slightly soapy even if they've been rinsed well and always seem to smell like damp tea towel

MysweetAudrina Fri 13-Jun-14 17:24:37

Only if your dh dunks his penis in it after sex grin

ShineSmile Fri 13-Jun-14 18:23:09

Apple, do Lakeland do one for kids?

I think Im going to buy a thermos stainless steel one. Water from the plastic one tastes not nice at all, and I've tried quite a few of them.

hollyisalovelyname Fri 13-Jun-14 18:30:06

I hate water from plastic beakers.
I do drink water from plastic bottles with a sports cap as it is handy but don't reuse too often.
I bought Systema BPA free bottles but can't use them as they make the water taste so plasticky.

ShineSmile Fri 13-Jun-14 18:43:43

It's the tommi tipee beakers that are tasting strange ...

Yes. I refuse to drink from a plastic cup. No matter how many times it is cleaned it tastes of dirt.

HecatePropylaea Fri 13-Jun-14 18:45:27

Ime they do give water a horrible taste.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 13-Jun-14 18:49:21

Are you sterilising them?

I could always smell the solution

HavantGuard Fri 13-Jun-14 18:54:56

I use these instead. You can get them in a larger size too.

ouryve Fri 13-Jun-14 18:57:00

Yes. I have some acrylic tumblers and they have a definite taste and smell to them, even though they're fairly new but not brand new.

KingJoffreysBloodshotEye Fri 13-Jun-14 19:21:45

They used to serve drinks in plastic pint/half-pint glasses in a local nightclub I used to attend.

Drinks tasted foul.

Always ordered drinks in glass bottles. Luckily these were the days when Bicardi Breezers <BOAK> were fashionable.

Greenrememberedhills Fri 13-Jun-14 21:59:54


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