From day one the mission of Klean Kanteen® was to give people an alternative to plastic or lined aluminum bottles. We wanted to create a sustainably produced, reusable bottle that was free of BPA and other toxins.
The first Klean Kanteen® was cobbled together from things we bought at the local hardware store here in Chico, California. With some fine-tuning that prototype became Klean Kanteen® Classic, the first stainless steel water bottle designed for personal use.
We chose 18/8, food-grade stainless steel instead of aluminum or plastic because the metal itself is safe and toxin-free. Stainless steel is made of many elements and minerals, some of which are actually recommended by the FDA such as iron. Other components of stainless steel including manganese and chromium are often included in multivitamins and other dietary supplements.
Because stainless steel itself is safe, we don't need to coat the inside of the bottle with a plastic or epoxy lining, which is one of the main differences between a stainless steel Klean Kanteen and aluminum bottles. Food-grade stainless steel is used in the brewing, food and winemaking industries too. It's the material of choice because it doesn't retain or impart flavors.
No matter how many times you refill it, no matter what you put into it, your Klean Kanteen® will keep your drinks fresh, crisp and clean tasting. All our caps are BPA-free polypropylene (pp#5) too, and we offer stainless steel cap options for Classic bottles as well.
The long neck and large-mouth make it easy to drink from the Classic bottles, and the opening is large enough for ice cubes and other big stuff like frozen strawberries. The slim design also fits in most cup holders, and the bottles and certain caps (pp#5 Loop and Sport) are dishwasher safe.
Classic 12 oz (355ml), perfect for daycare, lunches, sippy cups and juice.
Sport tops are not guaranteed to be leak proof. Duster cap included.