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How to Clean Your Cooler

Do you remember the last time you cleaned your cooler?  Like really cleaned it?  Then it is probably time to do it again.

Minimally, you should be wiping down your bottles each time you load a new one. We suggest putting a reminder sign on the cooler or the bottles to remind your family or co-workers when they load a new cooler to wipe it down first.  Or a reminder to you when you again replace the empty bottle that the teenager left for you to do.

Here is the breakdown on how to get your cooler sanitized. Follow the step by step directions or watch the video of the most used cooler.

  • Pot
  • Bleach
  • Scrub Brush
  • Bucket
  • Bleach or Vinnegar – Bleach is preferred as it kills 99.99% of germs versus vinegar that kills 90%.
  • Cleaning Spray


            30 Minutes or one dish washer cycle.

  1. Boil a pot of water with a teaspoon of bleach or ½ cup of distilled vinegar
  2. Unplug and turn off your machine
  3. Remove the bottle from the machine
  4. Drain the water from the reservoir
  5. Remove the No-spill adapter
  6. Remove the Filter and put in a place that you will remember
  7. Remove the baffle with your finger
  8. Remove Drip tray
  9. Hand wash or put Spill Adapter, Baffle and Drip Tray in the dishwasher
  10. Carefully pour about half of the boiling water into the Reservoir
  11. With your cleaning tool, scrub the reservoir
  12. Let the water site for a couple of minutes. No more than about 5.
  13. Drain all the water from the reservoir using the one nozzle
  14. Repeat with the second half of boiling water
  15. Drain with the other nozzle.
  16. Fill with fresh water and drain the nozzles a few times until all the cleaning solution has been removed.
  17. Wash your hands and place back in the Filter, Baffle, Spill Adapter, and Drip Tray
  18. Wipe down the entire machine using your favorite cleaning method
  19. Insert new bottle
  20. Plugin and power on