Bamboo Straw Care Tips

So you have got oneself a bunch of straws, drunk your initial smoothie, posted your pic on Instagram… now you have got a straw to clean!

 

Our straws are created from entire bamboo stalks – nothing recompressed! – which tends to make them quick to clean and sustain. A nicely created bamboo straw is long-lasting, and cleaning is easy!

 

All you’ll need is to rinse them out below the tap right after every day use or shake inside a jar of warm soapy water in the event you like. Every single month or so, you may boil a pot of vinegar water mix and soak the straws for any handful of mins if you need 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!)

 

Simple peasy, we told you so!

 

Important suggestions:

 

Always let your bamboo straws dry completely. They dry really rapidly!

 

Dry them flat – not standing up – in order that water will not gather at the bottom.

 

Retailer your straws inside a well-ventilated place, and in no way 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 around three years. Her pretty 1st two straws – extremely rough cuts – still sit proudly on her desk soon after she 1st reduce them from scrap bamboo in 2013! So bamboo straws will final so long as you care for them. While Mel is possibly just wanting to see how long she can go with hers, the majority of our prospects use their straws for about a year.

 

On the other hand, we advocate you to replace your straw need to you notice any significant discolouration or change in taste. Bamboo straws ought to constantly taste neutral – not affecting the drink.

 

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

 

 

When some people are extra sensitive to tastes and flavours, bamboo straws are extremely neutral. There is certainly no additional taste and also the bamboo straw will not influence or alter the flavour of one’s drink.

 

Will bamboo straws retain the flavours of the drink?

 

For those who encounter this after drinking strong-flavoured drinks like coffee, we suggest scrubbing the inside in the straw having a cleaning brush and soaking in hot water. This can eliminate any flavours which you feel are retained.

 

We purchased some bamboo straws from someplace else and they have a strange smell. Will boiling aid?

 

However, not all bamboo straws are produced equal. We get this query a lot. Bamboo straws should really smell and taste neutral – no additional flavours and no peculiar smells. If boiling your straws will not help, then the issue lies with all the production process. Some makers claim to make use of “natural” processes, but use chemical compounds in their production process. This can be entirely unnecessary by the way! We In no way use any chemical substances, preservatives, pesticides, fungicides. Please be cautious when purchasing all-natural goods and make sure that the maker / shop’s values align with yours. We can’t vouch for the high quality of straws sold elsewhere.

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