Use the hot water bottle correctly: With a trick, it stays hot longer
Created: 2022-12-26 06:57
By: Kilian Bäuml
If you want to save on heating costs, you may be increasingly turning to hot water bottles.
There are a few mistakes to avoid when using it.
Kassel – If you're cold, your stomach is grumbling or you're tense, the hot-water bottle will help.
Its warmth creates a feeling of well-being and thus helps to relax, especially in cold weather in winter.
In view of the energy crisis, consumers are encouraged to save on heating costs.
One way is to adjust the room temperature.
A temperature of 16 to 18 degrees is recommended in the bedroom.
If it's too cold for you despite the winter blanket, you can put a hot-water bottle in your bed.
The hot water bottle also helps with pain and tension.
Because the skin activates a heat receptor from a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius, which inhibits the sensation of pain, reports the
What you should consider when using the hot water bottle.
Buying a hot water bottle: what to look out for
When choosing a hot water bottle, you should pay attention to the material.
There are hot water bottles made of rubber and PVC.
The rubber hot water bottle is made from natural raw materials such as rubber.
However, the material becomes porous more quickly, reports the
This is why rubber hot water bottles often don't last as long as PVC hot water bottles.
A hot water bottle helps with stomach pain, for example.
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Both rubber and PVC hot-water bottles can contain harmful substances.
It is also possible that the hot water bottle will burst if you use water that is too hot.
To avoid this, attention should be paid to the TÜV certificate.
The certificate also guarantees the consumer that the standard value for plasticizers has been complied with, writes the
These softeners are suspected of causing cancer if they come into contact with the skin for too long.
Use the hot water bottle correctly: Check before filling
If you want to use the hot water bottle, you should check before filling whether the hot water bottle is porous or even brittle
A porous hot water bottle can break and leak, and the hot water can cause burns.
Fill the hot-water bottle correctly: With a trick, it stays hot longer
Boiling water is not suitable for filling hot water bottles, as it can cause the hot water bottle to burst.
The optimal water temperature of the water in the hot-water bottle when filling should be below 60 degrees Celsius, writes the
For children, the temperature should be even lower.
So that the water is not too hot, it is recommended, for example, to use a kettle with a temperature setting or to let the water cool down for a few minutes after boiling.
As a rule, the hot-water bottle keeps its temperature for a few hours.
However, if you add a few spoonfuls of salt to the hot water, the hot water bottle stays warm longer, advises the
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Store the hot-water bottle correctly: this way, you will still have some of it next winter
To store the hot water bottle, it should be empty.
If it is filled for a longer period of time, the material can strain and lead to brittle areas.
It is therefore recommended to empty the hot water bottle and let it dry after each use.