There’s no use in sugar coating this – Aquazania’s 21.8ℓ water bottles are heavy! Especially if you are of a smaller build, need to carry it upstairs, or have any kind of back or joint and muscle problems.
One might find themselves asking: “Why don’t the water bottle suppliers just put a handle on their bottles?”. Well, it’s a pretty great idea and would make absolute sense! Your weight dispersal would be even, and that ton of weight would be so much easier to lug up that fourth flight of stairs. However, there’s a good reason we don’t do that, and you might be surprised (and grateful) to learn about it.
Handles On Large Water Bottles
Whether the bottle is pre-cast (think of milk bottles here), or the handle is a separate piece of plastic attached to the bottle – you will never, ever get as thorough a clean in a bottle with a handle as you would on a bottle without a handle! It’s all about hygiene.
Speaking for ourselves, as water bottle suppliers in Johannesburg and Cape Town, our bottles undergo a rigorous and intense cleaning process before anything else happens to them. They are lined up on a conveyor belt and undergo several stages of cleaning using pressurised water and brushes in a comprehensive cleaning regimen.
Adding a handle means adding at least six extra surfaces that need sterilisation (each joining end of the handle, as well as both the front and the back of the handles count as a new surface).
Over the years, it’s been proven that the addition of handles greatly decreases the efficiency of the sterilisation and cleaning of water bottles! Think of all those disgusting germs that are transferred from each previous user in the bottle’s lifecycle.
We would rather have 100% pure water, with zero risk of contamination or infection of the product, than have that little bit of ease when transporting a bottle with a handle.
Although it may seem like a minor setback to not have your large water bottle fitted with a handle, the risk of contaminating premium water is just not worth the risk. And in order to assist with delivery, our fit and healthy delivery staff are usually on hand to assist.
We would love to hear what you would personally suggest in place of water bottle handles to make carrying your Aquazania water bottles easier?