Bamboo Straw Care Methods

So you’ve got your self a bunch of straws, drunk your very first smoothie, posted your pic on Instagram… now you have got a straw to clean!

 

Our straws are produced from entire bamboo stalks – practically nothing recompressed! – which tends to make them uncomplicated to clean and maintain. A properly made bamboo straw is long-lasting, and cleaning is easy!

 

All you will need will be to rinse them out under the tap immediately after daily use or shake within a jar of warm soapy water if you like. Just about every month or so, you may boil a pot of vinegar water mix and soak the straws to get a few mins if you would like a super thorough clean! We use an electric kettle, so we just pour boiling water into a pan or pot and add a spoonful of vinegar for the soak. (Vinegar is optional!)

 

Quick peasy, we told you so!

 

Vital strategies:

 

  1. Always let your bamboo straws dry completely. They dry quite speedily!

 

  1. Dry them flat – not standing up – to ensure that water doesn’t gather at the bottom.

 

  1. Shop your straws in a well-ventilated location, and by no means in air-tight containers or jars.

 

QandA

 

How lengthy can a straw final? Will it degrade if I don’t use it for awhile?

 

Our founder Mel has famously used a set of straws for about 3 years. Her really first two straws – pretty rough cuts – nevertheless sit proudly on her desk soon after she very first cut them from scrap bamboo in 2013! So bamboo straws will last so long as you look after them. When Mel is almost certainly just wanting to see how extended she can go with hers, the majority of our customers use their straws for about a year.

 

However, we suggest you to replace your straw ought to you notice any considerable discolouration or alter in taste. Bamboo straws must normally taste neutral – not affecting the drink.

 

Can I taste a “bamboo flavour” when using bamboo straws?

 

Though some people are more sensitive to tastes and flavours, bamboo straws are very neutral. There is no more taste plus the bamboo straw is not going to impact or alter the flavour of the drink.

 

Will bamboo straws retain the flavours from the drink?

 

In the event you encounter this soon after drinking strong-flavoured drinks like coffee, we suggest scrubbing the inside of the straw using a cleaning brush and soaking in hot water. This may get rid of any flavours that you just really feel are retained.

 

We bought some bamboo straws from somewhere else and they have a strange smell. Will boiling help?

 

Regrettably, not all bamboo straws are made equal. We get this question quite a bit. Best bamboo bathrobes really should smell and taste neutral – no additional flavours and no peculiar smells. If boiling your straws doesn’t assist, then the issue lies together with the production process. Some makers claim to make use of “natural” processes, however use chemical substances in their production process. That is completely unnecessary by the way! We By no means use any chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, fungicides. Please be cautious when buying all-natural goods and ensure that the maker / shop’s values align with yours. We can not vouch for the quality of straws sold elsewhere.

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