What is a good hot water bottle?

The energy bills keep rising, so you now think twice about how high you turn up the heating in your home. With us, the jug is now indispensable. Because whether you have cold feet or a sore stomach, the hot water bottle is your eternal friend who is always there for you. But how do you choose your new BFF? What makes a good jug and can you pour boiling water into it? Is a hot water bottle safe? We answer all these questions in this blog.

A good hot water bottle is made of durable material that will last no matter how often you use it. It is also important that it retains heat well so that it stays nice and warm when it is in your bed. The larger the hot water bottle, the longer it stays warm because it can simply hold more heat. A hot water bottle bag or hot water bottle cover for your hot water bottle is not only more fun, but also makes it safer and warmer.

Is a hot water bottle healthy?

Hot water bottles can be great for keeping you warm, whether it's warming your bed in the winter, keeping you cozy on the couch while watching an exciting series or during a camping holiday in the summer. They are also great for helping you relax, relieve stress, relieve pain, and get a good night's sleep. All this is good for your health in the short and long term. So if you use a hot water bottle correctly it is certainly healthy!

How does a hot water bottle work?

Our jars are made of sustainable natural rubber. They have a hollow interior space into which hot water can be poured and stored. A screw-on lid is used to completely seal off the water from the surrounding air.

The rubber hot water bottle has insulating properties so that not all the heat from the hot water escapes immediately. Instead, the heat can only escape gradually through the rubber so that the user can benefit from a long-lasting release of heat.

Over time, the hot water in the pitcher cools as more heat energy is released and dissipated, until it eventually reaches the same temperature as the surrounding space. At that point there is no longer a temperature difference driving the heat from the inside of the bottle to the outside environment and it's time to refill your hot water bottle - if you haven't already done so, of course.

At SUITE702 we use natural latex rubber with a knitted cover made of organic cotton. The case is wonderfully soft and does not itch.

How dangerous is a hot water bottle?

A hot water bottle is not dangerous if used properly. For example, never sit, lie or put too much pressure on your hot water bottle. To prevent burns, use a cover on the hot water bottle and do not leave it in contact with any one part of the body for more than 20 minutes. The use of hot water bottles on babies is not recommended and children should be supervised. Never fill it more than ⅔ of the jug otherwise there will be too much tension.

Why can't you put boiling water in a jug?

Filling your pitcher with water that has just finished boiling is very dangerous because the water continues to heat (bubble) even after the kettle has 'switched off'. Trying to fill your hot water bottle while the water is still boiling can cause serious burns as the water 'splashes back' when you try to fill your hot water bottle. So we recommend that once the water has boiled, you let the kettle stand for at least 5 minutes before filling your hot water bottle.

Would you like to order your new warm buddy? Take a quick look at our collection of jars or contact us with any questions.