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#1 Popper

Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:49 PM

Hey EB. Can anyone share how they are cleaning reusable straws? Bottle teat cleaners are too short and wide. I don't want to go back to disposable straws!

#2 Jenflea

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:15 PM

You can buy special cleaning brushes for them.

I thought they all came with the brushes actually.

#3 Future-self

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

In the dishwasher.
A quick rinse through straight after using them and then into the cutlery basket of the dishwasher. We;ve had our nearlya  year and no problems or brush.

ETA If you want a brush now buy some pipe cleaners. They're not just for craft! Or order a special one like this https://www.biome.co...aw-cleaner.html

Edited by Future-self, 16 May 2018 - 02:20 PM.


#4 mandala

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:25 PM

There's a reason why we regularly have tantrums over curly reuseable straws... kids are only ever allowed to have water with them, as I just can't get them properly clean!

#5 seayork2002

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

We don't use them much but i rinse as soon as finished with then when I do a load of washing leave them in the water first wash everything while they are soaking and then rinse - I have never used a brush etc.

#6 Lesley225

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

I'm only using them for soft drinks so a rinse through in hot water seems to work although I did buy a brush at the same time.

#7 anna_garny

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:54 PM

We use metal ones and they came with a long cleaning brush - but they also go through the dishwasher. We have ten of them and they're great!

#8 marple

Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:59 PM

Where can you buy the metal ones please?

#9 ritten

Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:26 PM

I just use pipecleaners..the kids always seem to end up using any novelty cleaning brushes we get...these are much less exciting for them and work well. I use them for drink bottles as well.

#10 PrincessPeach

Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:52 PM

Biome has them

https://www.biome.co...ss-steel-straws

But I'm sure there are other places - I just know these guys as I've been to their shop in Brisbane.

#11 purpleduck

Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

Just the regular craft pipe cleaners. Make sure you dry them out well after so they don’t rust (the pipe cleaners)

#12 hills mum bec

Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:29 PM

View Postmandala, on 16 May 2018 - 02:25 PM, said:

There's a reason why we regularly have tantrums over curly reuseable straws... kids are only ever allowed to have water with them, as I just can't get them properly clean!

I put one of the curly straws in the dishwasher once and it came out straight.

#13 Popper

Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:32 PM

Thanks for the tips. We use for smoothies and the dishwasher is not doing the job (visible chunks)! I figured pipecleaners were counter productive to the cause but maybe that is the way to go!  Will have to look into the straw which comes with a brush.

#14 Contrebasse

Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

On a side note, why do people use straws in the first place? Isn’t it less hassle to just drink straight out of the glass?

#15 just roses

Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:27 PM

View PostContrebasse, on 17 May 2018 - 09:20 PM, said:

On a side note, why do people use straws in the first place? Isn’t it less hassle to just drink straight out of the glass?
I was just thinking the same thing!

#16 Mooples

Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:32 PM

I bought straw cleaners off eBay to clean ds’ sippy cup straws when he has milk in them.

#17 purpleduck

Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:39 PM

I have a water bottle that has a flip top thing and straw attaches on the inside, so reusable, but I'm also very blergh about mould etc, so I like to clean the straw very well :)

#18 Overtherainbow

Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:43 PM

We have a flip cap that screws into our smoothie maker. It makes it easy to drink on the run. No straws required.

#19 Manicmum

Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:16 PM

Lol, my kids are only allowed water in their drink bottles too.

#20 JBH

Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:23 PM

If drinking something other than water, using a straw is better for your teeth, as they don’t get continually covered in the drink. And my children just like straws and I am trying to reduce our plastic waste.

#21 kimasa

Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

I either put in the dishwasher or I boil the kettle and pour it through before washing.

#22 Ozquoll

Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:14 PM

View Posthills mum bec, on 16 May 2018 - 04:29 PM, said:



I put one of the curly straws in the dishwasher once and it came out straight.
I don’t know why, but that anecdote has given me a good case of the giggles 😆

#23 Ozquoll

Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:16 PM

I found a pack of mixed size straw/bottle brushes at the local $2 shop, they work fine.

#24 rosie28

Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:20 PM

Straw cleaners are sometimes sold with reusable straws. Or Biome has them, and I think I saw some in Kmart a few weeks ago.




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