Are Takeya Water Bottles Good? Are They Safe?

Takeya stainless steel water bottles

Takeya was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in California. It manufactures different kinds of reusable insulated water bottles made of stainless steel. Their bestsellers include Takeya Actives, Originals, Sport, Traveler, Glass, and Tumblers.

The brand is owned by Takeya Japan, a company that has been around for more than half a century and creates a variety of food and beverage storage-related products.

What is the difference between Takeya Active and Original bottles?

Both Takeya Active and Original bottles have double-walled vacuum insulation to keep your beverage cold or hot for a long time. These bottles share the following features:

  • Both are made of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel
  • Both have a durable leak-proof spout lid with silicone o-rings, a hinge lock, and a wide hoop 
  • Both are powder-coated on the outside for a better grip on the bottles even with sweaty hands

There are a couple of differences – the Active water bottles have an insulated spout lid that keeps the temperature of the beverage stable for a longer time. Actives also have a removable silicone bumper towards the lower part of the bottles. This is to enhance the durability of the product by protecting it from dents. 

Are Thermoflask and Takeya the same?

No. Thermoflask is manufactured by a different company named Thermos LLC, which is owned by the Japanese company Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation.

Both the Thermoflask and Takeya bottles are doubly insulated beverage bottles designed to keep your drink hot or cold for a long time. However, Takeya does it better by keeping your drink cold for up to 24 hours or steaming hot for up to 12 hours.  

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Do Takeya water bottles leak?

No, Takeya water bottles are known for being absolutely leakproof with their BPA-free plastic lids that are fitted with silicone o-rings. In case you have lost the o-rings, you can get new ones from the bottle accessories section of Takeya’s website. 

Are Takeya water bottles safe?

Takeya water bottles are made of food-grade 18/8 stainless steel (18% chromium and 8% nickel) which is rust-resistant and free of chemical toxins. The outside of the bottles has a fine powder-coated finish which ensures a firmer grip on the bottles as well as extra durability.

The lids of Takeya insulated water bottles are made of BPA-free plastic and come with a wide loop handle for easy carrying of the bottles, and a hinge lock that facilitates drinking out of the bottles with one hand.

The materials used in the manufacturing of the Takeya water bottles are non-toxic and so these bottles can be used by customers without having to worry about possible side effects. The high-quality materials and the double-walled vacuum insulation allow beverages to stay cold for up to 24 hours and hot for about 12 hours.

Are Takeya water bottles BPA-free?

Yes,all Takeya water bottles and their accessories are BPA-free. The water bottles are made of high-quality BPA-free Tritan which makes them extremely durable and resistant to scratches and dents. Tritan plastic is dishwasher safe, but you should never put it in the microwave or freezer. 

Can you put Takeya in the dishwasher?

The painted bottles – Brushed Stainless Steel, Rose Gold, and Slate cannot be put in the dishwasher. The rest of the insulated bottles from Takeya can be washed in the dishwasher. 

The lids of these bottles are also dishwasher-safe and Takeya suggests its customers wash the lids on the top rack of the dishwasher. 

It is a good idea to wash your bottles after every use in order to keep them mold and germ-free, especially if a beverage other than water has been stored in the bottle. The harsh chemicals in detergents might however deteriorate the look and condition of the bottle after prolonged use.

Do Takeya lids fit Thermoflask or Hydro flask?

Takeya has a wide variety of insulated bottles and pitchers with different kinds of lids. The following types of lids are available:

  • Originals Spout Lid
  • Actives Straw Lid
  • Tumbler Straw Lid
  • Traveler Lid
  • Shaker Spout Lid
  • Actives Insulated Spout Lid

Any Takeya bottles that have a wide mouth lid can fit a thermoflask or a hydro flask. For instance, the Takeya Originals Spout Lid can fit a thermoflask. The wide mouth allows to drop in a few ice cubes in the bottles, as well as facilitates easier cleaning of the product. 

Can you make cold brew coffee with Takeya ?

Takeya has specially crafted cold brew coffee makers in two sizes – 1 quart and 2 quarts. You can easily make cold brew coffee and store it in these coffee makers for upto 2 weeks. It can be used to make both hot and cold coffees. 

Here is a quick guide on how to brew coffee in Takeya’s Cold Brew Coffee Maker of 2-quart size (or 8 cups)

  • Start by adding 2 cups of your favorite ground coffee to the coffee filter using a tablespoon. Then, fill the Takeya pitcher with 7 cups of filtered water leaving just one inch of space on the top.
  • Place the coffee filter within the pitcher, put the lid on, and shake for about half a minute to moisten the coarsely ground coffee.
  • Place the bottle in the refrigerator for about 12-24 hours while occasionally shaking the bottle. 

When the coffee is brewed, remove the filter, properly wash off the bottle lid and seal the lid. This cold brew coffee now can be stored for 2 weeks and consumed whenever needed.

Are Takeya water bottles good?

The Takeya water bottles keep their promise of maintaining beverages at their original temperature for a long time. These products are long-lasting, safe to use, and good at keeping drinks hot or cold for a significant amount of time.

The Takeya insulated bottles are mainly famous for keeping water cold. You can even put ice cubes in the water which will ensure the water stays cool for a longer time.

When you are exhausted from an intense physical workout and crave something cool to gulp down, just reach out for your Takeya insulated water bottle and drink up the cool water or any beverage of your choice.


Anand Srinivasan
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