I've been using the plastic Nedi squeeze bottles for years and just felt they don't get clean or dry quickly and can harbor bacteria. I also don't like you are supposed to throw away every 3 months. I'm so glad I found this pot and love that it's easy to clean. It said it can get hot in the microwave and isn't suggested, but I found 30seconds is perfect and makes it so much easier to use so I do it more often. Very happy I found them!