Posted: 08/04/2015 at 11:44
I really don't like these bottles either. I was using one the other day (can't remember what) & had the right amount measured out in the bulb - but as soon as I put the bottle upright to take the top off about a third trickled back into the bottle - presumably a faulty valve.
Another leaked weedkiller over my fingers while it was tilted - faulty valve or seal.
Yet another involved a much more viscous liquid. I was pretty convinced that about a third of the product was still clinging to the inside of the measuring bulb and valve mechanism & obviously you can't rinse it round to dissolve all the product.
I have gone back to using an old measuring cup - at least then I know exactly how much fluid I've measured. I can also rinse the cup several times with water & add the rinsings to the spray bottle to ensure I've got the full measure.
If the reason for introducing these was to ensure correct dosage of product I think they fail BIG time.
I also consider the caps to be less leak proof than a standard safety cap so, therefore, potentially dangerous if one ends up with less than desirable product on one's hands.
Why do we all have be burdened by products with safety caps on anyway?? I don't have small children around regularly & if I did I am well able to put stuff on a high shelf. It would be nice to choose which closure to go for or to at least be able to remove the one I don't like (easily) & replace it with a regular screw cap. I really struggle with bleach bottles