Now, the only drawback to using (and subsequently, cleaning) these bottles is the issue of how to dry them out; that narrow spout makes it quite challenging! However, I discovered a solution recently that seemed to do the trick better than anything else I've ever tried. All you need is a white, IKEA napkin--the one that comes in a pack of 100 for $3 (appropriately called "Fantastik"!). It is a 3-ply napkin and therefore, highly absorbant. Not only do these napkins do a great job wicking away moisture from the bottle's interior, but they serve as the perfect, basic dinner napkin.
Here are 5 easy steps to a clean, dry bottle:
1. Take one, white IKEA napkin and lay it flat on the counter.
2. Roll the napkin into a narrow funnel, starting at the creased corner and moving towards the opposite corner.
3. Carefully place the rolled, napkin baton through the neck, until there is an inch of napkin left at the top.
4. Fold the napkin overhang securely over the spout, so the napkin won't fall into the bottle.
images by me, Stephanie Brubaker, for stephmodo