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Bamboo Straw Care Recommendations

 

 

So you’ve got your self a bunch of straws, drunk your 1st smoothie, posted your pic on Instagram… now you’ve got a straw to clean! Get extra information and facts about bamboo straws

 

Our straws are produced from complete bamboo stalks - absolutely nothing recompressed! - which makes them simple to clean and retain. A properly made bamboo straw is long-lasting, and cleaning is simple!

 

All you may need is usually to rinse them out under the tap just after everyday use or shake inside a jar of warm soapy water should you like. Every single month or so, you may boil a pot of vinegar water mix and soak the straws for a handful of 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!

 

Critical ideas:

 

1. Often let your bamboo straws dry completely. They dry quite swiftly!

 

2. Dry them flat - not standing up - so that water doesn't gather at the bottom.

 

3. Retailer your straws in a well-ventilated spot, and in no way in air-tight containers or jars.

 

QandA

How extended can a straw last? Will it degrade if I don't use it for awhile?

 

Our founder Mel has famously used a set of straws for about three years. Her pretty initially two straws - incredibly rough cuts - still sit proudly on her desk after she initial cut them from scrap bamboo in 2013! So bamboo straws will last so long as you look after them. While Mel is almost certainly just wanting to see how lengthy she can go with hers, the majority of our consumers use their straws for about a year.

 

On the other hand, we suggest you to replace your straw should really you notice any significant discolouration or change in taste. Bamboo straws ought to normally taste neutral - not affecting the drink.

 

Can I taste a "bamboo flavour" when using bamboo straws?

 

When some people are much more sensitive to tastes and flavours, bamboo straws are very neutral. There is no extra taste plus the bamboo straw will not impact or alter the flavour of one's drink.

 

Will bamboo straws retain the flavours in the drink?

 

In the event you encounter this following drinking strong-flavoured drinks like coffee, we recommend scrubbing the inside of your straw with a cleaning brush and soaking in hot water. This can eliminate any flavours that you feel are retained.

 

We purchased some bamboo straws from someplace else and they've a strange smell. Will boiling assistance?

 

However, not all bamboo straws are created equal. We get this query quite a bit. Bamboo straws need to smell and taste neutral - no more flavours and no peculiar smells. If boiling your straws will not assistance, then the issue lies using the production process. Some makers claim to make use of "natural" processes, but use chemical compounds in their production process. This can be totally unnecessary by the way! We Under no circumstances use any chemical compounds, 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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