In my household, everyone has their own Camelbak bottle. My boys are always fighting over the CamelBak Eddy+ bottle because of the bite valve lid.
Needless to say when a water bottle is in this high demand it also means that there is a lot of washing up that needs to get done. Is it safe to clean the CamelBak Eddy+ bottles in the dishwasher? What about the mouthpieces from the CamelBak bladders?
The Entire Camelbak Eddy+ bottle range is dishwasher safe. This includes the plastic bottles as well as the vacuum-insulated bottles as well. The mouthpieces and caps are top-rack dishwasher safe so you can safely put them in the dishwasher to clean them.
Chucking my Camelbak bottles in the dishwasher is so much easier and quicker than washing them using a bottle brush.
How Do You Know Camelbak Eddy Bottles and Mouthpieces Are Dishwasher Safe?
You can wash your Camelbak Eddy bottle and mouthpiece in the dishwasher without the worry that it will get damaged.
On their website, under the care and cleaning section, Camelbak states:
“All other CamelBak plastic bottles, stainless steel bottles and drinkware are dishwasher safe.”
This includes the entire Eddy+ range and any of their bottles that are made with Tritan Renew plastic.
While other double-walled vacuum-insulated brands like RTIC advise that their products are not dishwasher safe, the Eddy+ vacuum-insulated bottles are.
Both the Eddy+ stainless-steel double-walled insulated bottle and Eddy+ Kids stainless-steel single-walled insulated bottles are safe to use in a dishwasher.
Under each bottle description Camelbak has indicated that the bottles are dishwasher safe:
“Easy to Clean: Cap and vessel dishwasher safe.”
The reason why these insulated bottles are dishwasher safe is possibly because they are stronger and more durable. They are made from 18/8 stainless steel.
The Eddy bottles also come in a plastic model made from Tritan Renew Plastic. This is a recycled plastic that is more environmentally friendly and BPA-free.
This is the same plastic that Nalgene bottles are made of and Contigo bottles are made of.
A standard dishwasher is likely to get up to around 120-140ºF/48-60ºF however it is possible for your dishwasher to be even as hot as 190ºF/88ºC.
CamelBak bottles made from Tritan Renew plastic can handle temperatures as high as 201ºF/94ºC on a regular basis without any damage and temperatures up to 230ºF/110ºC before they start to even soften.
I personally tested this by pouring boiling water into one of my Camelbak bottles and there was no noticeable difference in the softness of the plastic.
Even the plastic Eddy+ bottle, with its drinking straw and bite-valve, all components of this bottle are dishwasher safe according to Camelbak themselves.
I am not 100% sure what the drinking straw is made from, but the straw comes attached to the lid, so I would say that the straw should also be dishwasher safe. I personally put it in with my cutlery and I haven't had any issues cleaning it through the dishwasher.
While Camelbak does state that its Eddy range is dishwasher safe, you should only be using the top rack of the dishwasher, not the bottom, as this is where it is the hottest.
So, there you have it. The Eddy bottles and the mouthpieces can be bought inside the dishwasher.
What Happens If You Put an Eddy Bottle in The Dishwasher?
One of the things that I really love about the Eddy bottles, besides their awesome range of kids' bottles, is the fact that they can be washed in the dishwasher.
While Camelbak does say that the Eddy bottles can go in the dishwasher, there are a couple of things you should make a note of.
You should always put the caps and mouthpieces on the top rack of the dishwasher. Avoid using the extreme clean setting, as these temperatures can get really hot.
I would also avoid using the hot, dry function on the dishwasher as sometimes this can damage the bottles, especially if you’ve placed them on the bottom rack of the dishwasher.
Camelbak does say that its double-walled vacuum-insulated bottles are dishwasher safe, but they do not say what settings or where to use them in the dishwasher.
I know that sometimes putting these insulated bottles in the bottom of the dishwasher can potentially damage the vacuum seal.
Sometimes the dry heat function can affect the appearance of the print that is on the bottle, which is why you should use the top rack.
So what I recommend doing is putting the vacuum-insulated Eddy bottles on the top rack of the dishwasher or handwashing the bottles and throwing the lids into the dishwasher.
Is Dishwasher Damage Covered Under The Warranty?
All Camelbak products, including the Eddy bottles, come with a lifetime warranty, which is more than other drinkware brands.
But, this warranty will only cover problems arising from a manufacturing defect. On their warranty page, they state:
“The Got Your Bak™ Lifetime Guarantee covers all reservoirs, backpacks, bottles and accessories from manufacturing defects* in materials and workmanship for the lifetime** of the product.”
This means that damage due to improper care and cleaning is not covered, so if your Eddy bottle was damaged in the dishwasher, Camelbak would not consider that covered under the warranty.
If your Eddy bottle is damaged in some way, Camelbak does sell a number of replacement parts, like the Eddy bite valve. Check out my guide on replacing an Eddy bite valve.
You Can Wash The Mouthpieces and Lid In The Dishwasher
One of the best things about the Eddy bottles is the easy-to-use bite valve that ensures that there is leakage or spillage when you’re using the bottle.
This is especially handy if, like me, you have kids that are prone to spilling their beverages.
All the Eddy caps are made using a thermoplastic called Polypropylene which is BPA-free, and these are 100% safe to use in the dishwasher.
Under their care and cleaning section, they state:
“Just be sure to put the caps on the top rack to avoid damage.”
To wash the lids simply unscrew the cap with the bite valve and stack it on the top rack of the dishwasher. This also includes the Eddy bottles with the drinking straw.
Unscrew the cap that has the drinking straw attached to it and place the lid and straw in the dishwasher.
Because the lids, bite valves, and straws are very small and narrow the dishwasher can sometimes miss the hard-to-reach places. I suggest using a pipe cleaner or Q-tip with warm soapy water to clean those small places.
Sometimes a stainless-steel bottle needs a good scrub instead of the dishwasher to get rid of stubborn smells, stains, and mold. Read my guide on some easy ways to clean bad smells and mold.