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View Full Version : Arrowhead water bottles have this new top that sometimes takes pliers to open!


The Edit King
01-17-08, 10:00 AM
They've got this new bottle top that's really hard to open!

I mean, it's ridiculous! I've actually hurt my fingers opening the damn things.

You've got to pull this little tab off first, but many times it doesn't pull off completely, breaks in mid-pull, and then yer stuck with a bottle that won't open correctly and your up shat creek!

That's usually when I have to get the ol' pliers out and use them to pry the damn thing open and that's when I get soaked with water! The thing *snaps* open and the water goes everywhere!

Have you seen these BLASTED things?

For Pete's sake! I just want a drink of damn water! Not break a damn finger (nail) in the damn process! :lol:

-THEEK!, INDEED! :eek:

McHawkson
01-17-08, 10:07 AM
-ohbfrank-

I thought you're a man.

CKMorpheus
01-17-08, 10:13 AM
I don't care what anyone says in that other water bottle thread, Arrowhead water is disgusting.

movie diva
01-17-08, 10:19 AM
I am at the point where I just take the the top off.

saoirse
01-17-08, 10:21 AM
Switch to Kirkland.

Numanoid
01-17-08, 10:25 AM
Switch to tap water.

yojimbo44
01-17-08, 10:28 AM
and for god's sake THEEK beware of any backwash !

DRG
01-17-08, 10:31 AM
I am at the point where I just take the the top off.

That's what she said.

Bronkster
01-17-08, 10:33 AM
Switch to Kirkland.
Yow! I realize that everyone has different tastes but I honestly thought Kirkland water tasted horrible. I have a few cases in my garage that I'll use when the Apocalypse hits and I'm desperate.

As for Arrowhead (despite the differing taste of CKMorpheus), I've had a few gripes with their plastic bottles over the years (handles snapping off, 2.5 gallon bottles leaking) and wrote letters to state my displeasure. Eventually I receive a cheery response with a coupon for the same thing I complained about ("you have a problem? here's more of the same!").

The Edit King
01-17-08, 11:09 AM
YOU GUYS!!! :lol:

Kirkland does taste kinda...DRY to me.

Even DUSTY at times.

...and about taking the top off, (DRG :lol: ), that's what I've done when the damn thing won't *POP* off the way it should. :mad:

On their website it's called 'Grip-n-Flip'. :lol:

-Tek! :editking:

slop101
01-17-08, 11:39 AM
I just twist off the whole cap and drink from the big opening, like a real man!

The Edit King
01-17-08, 11:42 AM
:lol: I HEAR ya! :lol:

Strangely enough, I couldn't find any pictures online of the lil' bastard, so for your viewing pleasure I've provided the following pictures of the 'BOTTLE TOP FROM HELL':

(This is how it's SUPPOSED to work but rarely ever does...)

http://shutter10.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/20/00A/7D/BA/D2/44/uNlUoTm9Dne0z7fLx6AXd6CD6JOFhmuJ0300.jpg http://shutter09.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/23/001/5E/7B/68/29/Zjjy-N-+vORi+cH8QuOOyvb67XJzu+WP0300.jpg http://shutter08.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/16/004/7D/AB/0B/54/9f7deg+vP8Q7HK2febhs2mS5NN7feyps0300.jpg http://shutter08.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/15/007/7F/7B/B4/ED/llKSTtUl+VApCKteXT4gANz8gACjLzOv0300.jpg

The little tab thing (in the 3rd pic above) usually breaks off in mid-pull, and then the top won't release and ya have to pratically BREAK the damn thing to open it. :mad:

-FOR THEEK'S-SAKE! :eek:

Mopower
01-17-08, 11:45 AM
Who are you? Lance Armstrong? That's why I don't get the lids with the fancy sports spout on them.

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
01-17-08, 11:50 AM
maybe if you didn't have all of these BOTTLES AND BOTTLES of water in your apartment, the unit below you would be safe to live in!

The Edit King
01-17-08, 11:51 AM
:lol: !!!

McHawkson
01-17-08, 12:54 PM
You got it open, why complaining? If you're complaining about how hard to open it, suck it up and act like MAN - rip the #%&^ing top with your manly hand!

The Edit King
01-17-08, 12:57 PM
That one doesn't count because I wasn't thirsty. I only opened it for your viewing pleasure.

BESIDES...it says, 'Sometimes' in the thread title!

(That just wasn't a 'Sometimes' is all...)

-THEEK! :eek:

The Edit King
01-17-08, 01:11 PM
Okay.

Here's a 'Sometimes' and what I usually have to go through!

For experimental purposes, I worked up a thirst and got a new bottle. When pulling the tab, it broke off in mid-pull (Whereas the tip of the tab broke off too soon), and not being able to open the damn thing with my bare hands, I WHIPPED-OUT the pliers! :lol:

The rest is self explanatory:

http://shutter05.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/008/7F/BB/7E/3E/Exny3LGGo-NT42ogQlDNZ7H6Dv97vwU+0300.jpg http://shutter06.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/22/009/5E/F5/00/D8/QQvlWVuUrWgudKz4YArn-vMXm2dHbw8L0300.jpg http://shutter10.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/20/001/6F/B9/6A/45/dQNa32jupi2yGfhIFqj9-qyhUfjSMgBX0300.jpg http://shutter06.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/22/00C/3F/F1/F9/0B/7VAb9x2EyOrllny-8QyHNiDjvzkXlNM20300.jpg http://shutter09.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/18/005/53/EF/7C/29/dAY2N9B+CY1WQoh61MTeWApRM2GxlVhR0300.jpg http://shutter06.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/19/008/7D/FF/82/66/RqTUFWLJnFVqaGpOpKdSabRwrrfJEI9K0300.jpg

So there you have it!

'You Do It, We Report It!'

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slop101
01-17-08, 01:19 PM
:lol: You pussy! ;)

The Edit King
01-17-08, 01:20 PM
Yeah, I know, I know! :lol:

(But it's FUN reporting the News! :lol: )

AGuyNamedMike
01-17-08, 01:23 PM
So...

1. You buy a bottle with a nipple on it.

2. You can't open the nipple.

3. Rather than just UNSCREW the cap and drink out of the bottle you use pliers to open the nipple, damaging it slightly in the process.

4. You then suckle at the now damaged plastic teat.

Just getting all that out in the open.

And typing nipple over and over.

:D

McHawkson
01-17-08, 01:25 PM
Experiment? We need Mrs. Nick Danger to run one!!

The Edit King
01-17-08, 01:26 PM
Yeah! She'll show EVERYBUDDY it's a FACT! :up:

AGuyNamedMike: Okay, Okay! -rolleyes-

The pliers don't usually damage the nipple/teat that badly.

BUT SERIOUSLY FOLKS...

These bottle caps are more times than not, a ROYAL PAIN IN THE ARSE and it is my hope that you never have to break a nail opening one.

Sincerely,

Tek! :editking:

griz
01-18-08, 05:09 PM
I found that as long as get a little of the tab out, then you can use moderate pressure, with your hand, and pop the top up. That is, if you're man enough.

:)

The Edit King
01-18-08, 05:17 PM
:lol:

So you see PEOPLE!!! It's TRUE!

Hey griz! :up:

So you admit that you've had some problems with them in the past? (oh please...oh please...oh please... :fc: & :fc: & :fc: )

Truth be known, I CAN get it open without the pliers, but sometimes it hurts my fingers doing it, so I just use the pliers to save my beautiful youthful looking dish-pan hands! :lol:

emanon
01-18-08, 05:38 PM
When you get toward the bottom of the bottle...does it begin to taste like poop?

The Edit King
01-18-08, 07:42 PM
Are you talking to me?

If not, I understand... :sad:

If so... :banana:

( :lol: )

Well, since I haven't ever (to my knowledge, anyway) actually tasted howdy's doody, I can't comment on that one, but I will say that when chilled (and you can reveal the horniacious, nippilletic, teat-like dispensing spout), that Arrowhead water is some smooth & refreshing thirst quenching liquid and or fluid. :up:

-Tek-Head! :editking:

Laser Movies
01-18-08, 08:05 PM
Are you talking to me?

If not, I understand. :sad:

If so... :banana:

( :lol: )

Well, since I haven't ever (to my knowledge, anyway) actually tasted howdy's doody, I can't comment on that one, but I will say that when chilled (and you can reveal the horniacious, nippilletic, teat-like dispensing spout), that Arrowhead water is some smooth & refreshing thirst quenching liquid and or fluid. :up:

-Tek-Head! :editking:

You mean you are denying drinking water that taste like poop? Maybe you're just getting used to the taste.-wink-

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=466822

The Edit King
01-18-08, 08:11 PM
You mean you are denying drinking water that taste like poop? Maybe you're just getting used to the taste.-wink-Howdy, LM! :up:

WOW! & OH MAN!

I forgot about that one! :lol:

However, I don't think I ever said it 'TASTED' like poop!

(...or did I? I mean, I am gettin' really old...)Anybody out there ever experience stinky poo smelling bottled water?
Kinda like the smell of baby pooI can't for the life of me find any POODY TASTE confessions! :shrug:

-THEEKSAKE! :eek:

Bandoman
01-19-08, 01:01 AM
Can I get my name as the last poster in every thread on the first page?

lokay5
03-11-08, 03:24 AM
Is this top a POS or what? I thought WE were the only ones who thought this top was the most poorly designed "easy to open" bottle. I was WRONG. And so were the people who designed it! Arrowhead proudly calls it the "Grip-n-Flip". What a JOKE!
We have, however, found a slightly more convienient way of opening these things, short of pliers or C4.
We use a bottle opener. What a concept! How "convienient".
Grip-n-Flip indeed. Grip this, Arrowhead...

Jim & Judy

emanon
03-11-08, 07:24 AM
Howdy, LM! :up:

WOW! & OH MAN!

I forgot about that one! :lol:

However, I don't think I ever said it 'TASTED' like poop!

(...or did I? I mean, I am gettin' really old...)I can't for the life of me find any POODY TASTE confessions! :shrug:

-THEEKSAKE! :eek:

Sorry - I mis-remembered.

However, I'd think that if it smelled like poop, it'd be safe to assume it didn't taste like cotton candy. ;)