Friday, August 30, 2013

Pura Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review and Green Your Lunch Back to School Giveaway!

We are trying to switch over to stainless steel or glass for all our cooking, dishes, food storage, and beverage containers.  Frankly there is just too much research pointing too chemical leaching from plastics into food.  I am trying to limit our exposure to toxic chemicals as much as possible.  So when Pura Stainless offered to let me review one of their stainless steel water bottles I was thrilled!
After reading the information on Pura Stainless products I learned that not all companies make truly non toxic stainless steel water bottles and not all stainless steel water bottles are created equal.  This is very important to understand because you may be wasting allot of money on something you thought was a high quality product that was going to protect your family. 
Being thrifty means spending your money wisely and making sure your getting what your paying for.
Here is why Pura Stainless products are so high quality and what to look for in stainless steel products.
Pura Stainless was created with a simple vision - to make a difference by responsibly manufacturing toxin-free, durable, and cost effective alternatives to bottled water and the petroleum-based (ie plastic) reusable bottles and food storage containers.
Our infant, toddler, and adult product lines are not only the safest in the world but they have won an array of global awards and accolades. In this day and age there is simply no reason to expose yourself or your little ones to toxin-laden plastics or to contribute to the massive waste problem created by bottled water.
But obviously we are not the only non-plastic alternative available. Many of our future customers have asked us why our products are the best on the market; take five minutes to read through the information below and we think you too will be a Pura advocate!

Made of safe, food-grade stainless steel

All Pura bottles are crafted from #304, also known as 18/8, food-grade stainless steel. Known for its resistance to corrosion and staining, and antibacterial properties, it is perfectly suited for use as a beverage container. In fact, many commercial food transport, storage and preparation products are made of #304 stainless steel due to these properties. And because stainless steel does not react with acidic foods or beverages, it will not affect the flavor of your beverage.

Beware of cheap stainless steel bottles made from inferior grades of stainless steel such as #201, #202, #301, Chinese domestic #304 or bottles with an unspecified alloy. Many of the inexpensive stainless steel bottles are made from these inferior grades of stainless which typically use manganese as a substitute for nickel. These lower grades of stainless do not exhibit the corrosion resistance of #304 and have not been certified as food grade stainless. Lastly beware of bottles with a wall thickness less than 0.5mm as these bottle are much more prone to denting and puncture.

No Internal Liner

The greatest single benefit of #304 stainless steel is the simple fact that it does not require funky chemical-laden liners or internal coatings. Aluminum bottles such as Sigg, Laken, and the myriad of cheap promo products are coated with a protective liner (typically epoxy-based) due to potential toxicity and reactive issues with raw aluminum. But using such a liner defeats the entire purpose of a non-plastic bottle as you are now essentially drinking from an epoxy vessel which really isn't any better than the old school plastic bottles!

The Safest Bottles on the Planet... Non-Toxic and truly BPA-free

Pura bottles are non-toxic and truly 100% BPA-free. All bottles, components, and accessories are independently tested by a leading global testing lab and certified to have no detectable levels of Bisphenol-a (BPA), lead, phthalates or nitrosamines. Bottles that are either made from plastic or use plastic caps, sip spouts, or travel covers cannot make this claim as virtually all plastics have some level of BPA which will show up in independent testing.
All Pura products feature stainless steel lids, caps and/or infant nipple/spout collars in combination with medical grade silicone so the contents of the bottle are NEVER in contact with plastic and therefore there is zero chance of ingesting BPA or other petroleum-derived toxins.
All Pura products meet or exceed all relevant FDA requirements. Because safety is our primary concern we also meet or exceed the more stringent Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines and the European Commission Directive 2002/72/EC. We are more than happy to share our safety test reports with our customers.... just ask!

I really loved the selection and style of Pura Stainless.  I especially liked that they have sippy cups for little ones.  I wish I had access to such products with my four children when they were little.

Pura Stainless sent me a 0.8L Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Stainless Loop Cap which retails for $17.99.  I noticed right off how well made it was and heavy duty compared to the usual cheap ones I have seen.  My eldest daughter who is in high school uses it every day when she goes to soccer practice, and will be using it for school.  The cap which has a loop for attaching to a bag or belt loop is really thick so I know it wont break with normal use.


  • Made from safe, #304 food-grade stainless steel
  • BPA-free and non-leaching
  • Loop cap with stainless steel plug
  • Chuggable, wide-mouth opening
  • Long lasting and 100% recyclable
  • Backed by Pura's Lifetime Warranty

I would recommend Pura Stainless products to anyone looking for affordable, high quality, stainless steel water bottles, sippy cupssnack cups, or baby bottles for their families.

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The Giveaway

As part of my Green Your Lunch Back To School Giveaway Pura has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a 0.6L adult bottle in the winner's choice of color (pending availability).  Also part of the prize is a set of Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bags and a $20.00 Gift Certificate to The Ulimate Green Store to totally set your child or yourself for healthy meals this year!  Use the rafflecopter below and good luck!" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

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