Different Types Of Hot Water Bottle
Hot water bottles have diversified and changed a great deal over the years and right now it's never been easier to get exactly what you want from the vast choice of styles and types on the market. The most common type of hot water bottle is filled with hot water.
Traditional rubber and PVC hot water bottle
Traditional rubber hot water bottle is still very popular having been improved over the years and now the good quality rubber hot water bottles are manufactured with non perishable rubber compound. A budget rubber hot water bottle will contain less rubber compound with chemical filler added to bulk up and therefore more likely to perish. Rubber is also a good insulator and therefore retains its heat for a long time. The newer PVC bottles offer latex and phthalate free, ideal for children and people with an allergy to rubber. Both can be found in just about any colour desired, PVC hot water bottles can also be transparent printed with colourful designs, motifs or filled with floating patterns.
Hot water bottle sizes
The standard size is a 2.0L hot water bottle. The next size down is 1.0L hot water bottle closely followed by 0.80 litre hot water bottle in both children's ranges and adults. For the hard to find sizes see our giant 2.7 Litre right down to mini bottles are 0.5 litre, there are other sizes in between the main sizes but most of the odd sizes struggle to find hot water bottle covers to fit and replacement stoppers will be hard to hunt down. Please bear in mind that sizing refers to the group size, fill or capacity can vary. A hot water bottle should not be filled to the brim, never overfill a hot water bottle. For safety information please read hot water bottle safety information.
Ribbed, smooth or transparent hot water bottle
Ribbed on one side and smooth on other – this give comfortable heat on the smooth side and the ribbed side will diffuse the heat.
Ribbed on both side – diffuse heat to last longer and avoid being too hot.
Patterned – often the novelty hot water bottle will have a raised pattern that will act similar to a ribbed hot water bottle.
Plain on both sides – many of the transparent hot water bottles are plain in either clear or pattern/design. Plain hot water bottle will give a very comfortable amount of even heat.
Novelty & hard to find types of hot water bottles
There are some novelty types of hot water bottles, these change depending seasonal trends and demand. Currently you will find shaped bottles such as the heart shaped and heat warming. This hot water bottle contains shapes inside that will change colour to indicate the right temperature for use, ideal for children or vulnerable people where the right temperature can be seen visually.
There are hard to find hot water bottles such as with handles which due to space constraints will not be stocked in many stores. These hard to find hot water bottle with handles are rare finds and increasingly difficult to buy.