Sierra Meyers | Mar 02, 2023

Stainless Steel Water Bottle Pros and Cons

Are you tired of your water getting warm and tasting like plastic in your water bottle? A stainless steel bottle may be just what you need! And to help make your shopping a bit easier, here we’ll lay out the stainless steel water bottle pros and cons.

Not only do BrüMate water bottles keep your water cold all day, but they also come with some amazing features and options for every budget and lifestyle. Most are dishwasher safe, leakproof, cup holder friendly, and have triple-wall insulation that keeps your drinks perfectly hot or cold.

As a bonus, they also come with a lifetime warranty! So, whether you need a water bottle for the gym or the office, BrüMate has you covered.

Table of Contents

  • Advantages of Stainless Steel Water Bottles

  • Disadvantages of Stainless Steel Water Bottles

  • BrüMate Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Advantages of Stainless Steel Water Bottles

Stainless steel water bottles are great for keeping your water cold all day. Here are the things we love most about our stainless steel water bottles.

Easy to Clean

Stainless steel water bottles are easy to clean and some are even dishwasher safe. No matter how you’re cleaning your bottle, it’s crucial to take it apart completely, even the lid and straw. This helps ensure there’s no built-up bacteria in the nooks and crannies of your favorite bottle.

When searching for your perfect water bottle always double-check the care instructions on the packaging.

Need an easy way to clean your bottle? Check out our cleaning essentials bundle, which includes two scrub brushes and our all-natural VooBrü cleaning tablets. These tablets are compatible with all BrüMate products, and are a great way to leave your bottles looking squeaky clean.

Tip: Check out this guide Are Tumblers Dishwasher Safe?

BPA and Phthalate-Free

Stainless steel is a natural material which means that water bottles made from it are free from toxins like BPA and Phthalate, which are known to cause hormonal and development problems. This is especially important if you frequently leave your bottle sitting in the hot sun. No need to worry about melting plastics leaking into your beverage of choice.


Water bottles made from stainless steel are more sustainable. Mostly because they last longer, but also because when they do hit the end of their life they are recyclable!

In fact, by using a reusable water bottle, you can save an average of 156 plastic bottles annually. As a reusable drinkware company, sustainability is grounded in BrüMate's roots. Learn more about BrüMate's pledge to sustainability and how our products are Made For Tomorrow.


Convenience is a must when it comes to choosing a daily water bottle. Luckily, most stainless steel bottles are vacuum sealed making them completely leakproof. This makes it easy to throw your BrüMate water bottle into your gym bag or backpack on your way out the door.

Triple-Wall Insulation

Stainless steel usually means triple-wall insulation! This technology keeps cold things cold, hot things hot, and in some cases, carbonated things sparkling.

The best part is that the insulation omits most condensation or sweating from the outside of your bottle. If you’re looking for a stainless steel water bottle that can keep you going all day long.

No Metal Taste

Older stainless steel water bottles are known for leaving an undesirable metal taste in the bottle. However, newer bottles are specifically designed to have all the benefits of a stainless steel bottle like keeping your favorite beverage hot or cold for hours without the horrible after taste! We’ll cheers to that!


The best part about stainless steel water bottles is that they’re extremely versatile. They’ll hold both hot and cold beverages, depending on your preferences. Plus, BrüMate has many tumbler and bottle options to choose from, including unique designs to match your personal style. Check out our best sellers to find the one right for you.

Lifetime Warranty

Anytime a BrüMate tumbler is defective or accumulates any rust, it’s covered under our lifetime warranty. We also have a 60-day happiness guarantee that covers unexpected things like the occasional broken lid, uneven bottle bottom, dents, or paint chipping!

Disadvantages of Stainless Steel Water Bottles

While we love stainless steel water bottles, we know we might be a little biased. Here are some potential cons.


Stainless steel water bottles tend to be more expensive than plastic ones. This is often because of the quality and sustainability components that go into creating the bottles. Despite the higher ticket price, they’re often more durable and last longer!


Stainless steel water bottles will be heavier than plastic ones. This is a function of the double and triple insulation that often comes with stainless steel bottles. However, it’s also what helps keep your water and beverages at the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last!

Can Dent

Stainless steel water bottles can be prone to denting, especially if they’re made with one wall of insulation. BrüMate water bottles are triple-insulated, so they’re able to withstand some significant drops.

BrüMate Stainless Steel Water Bottles

BrüMate has stainless steel water bottles made for every adventure. Whether you need one for the gym or your WFH desk, we’ve got you covered.

BrüMate Rotera Series

The revolutionary Rotera (65oz, 35oz, 25oz, and 15oz) features TwistSip™ technology that enables you to sip without ever touching your straw. Just twist to sip! It also features the world’s first integrated stainless steel straw system and keeps cold drinks cold for over 24 hours.

Plus, Rotera is customizable to fit you. We offer swappable silicone sleeves in a variety of colors so you can create a fully personalized bottle.

BrüMate Era Series

The Era (40oz and 30oz) isn’t just another straw tumbler. Instead, it’s a completely leakproof straw tumbler that’s made for stress-free sips on the go. It features a metal straw to minimize plastic sitting in your water, Plus, it keeps your drink of choice cold for over 24 hours and it’s cupholder-friendly.

BrüMate MultiShaker

The BrüMate MultiShaker is not your average shaker bottle! This 26oz tumbler is complete with a built-in agitator/infuser that perfectly blends any drink, and is made using 9 recycled water bottles.

Whether you're infusing water with your favorite fruit or mixing up pre workout, the BrüMate MultiShaker was made to get the job done. Learn more about the MultiShaker and fun ways to use it here!

Tip: You can switch out the leakproof lid for this awesome straw lid to make it even more versatile.

BrüMate ReHydration

The BrüMate ReHydration bottle is a 25oz stainless steel water bottle complete with a drinking straw lid and durable carrying handle. With more than 25 colors and patterns to choose from, it's easy to pick one perfect for you. See it in action here!

BrüMate Rehydration Mini

Similar to the BrüMate Rehydration, the ReHydration Mini has all of the features in a smaller bottle. The Rehydration Mini is our 16oz straw-lid water bottle that has a secure carrying handle, perfect for when you’re on the move.

BrüMate Imperial Pint

The 20oz BrüMate Imperial Pint tumbler is leakproof and fits in most cup holders. It also comes in more than a dozen colors so you can pick the one that fits you best! Plus, its non-slip base makes it great for your desk or on-the-go!

BrüMate Growl'r

The 100% leakproof BrüMate Growl’r holds 64 ounces, making it perfect for the gym, long road trips, tailgates, or your everyday! Whether you use the large mouth cover or upgrade to the straw lid, the BrüMate Growl’r was made to keep you hydrated all day.

Tip: The BrüMate Growl’r is brewery-approved! Its vacuum-sealed lid keeps carbonated beverages for more than 48 hours.

Personalize Your Stainless Steel Water Bottle with BrüMate

With so many bottles to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you! Plus, almost all BrüMate water bottles can be personalized. From symbols to monograms and names to text, we’ll help you personalize your next favorite tumbler.

Ready to find your new Brü? Check out our best sellers today!

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