How to clean your Bamboo Straws
You finally got yourself some bamboo straws, you’ve had your first drink and now you want to clean them.
Our bamboo straws are easy to clean and maintain. There are a couple of things you can add to your cleaning routine and a good pair of bamboo straws should last for a long time.
- Rinse your bamboo straws after each use
- Clean and scrub the inside with a cleaning brush
- After every 15 uses clean your straws with boiling water and vinegar
- Rub coconut oil on your bamboo straws after a couple months usage
After each use, make sure that you rinse your bamboo straws straight away. You can do so by putting you bamboo straws under the running tap or rinse them out in hot soapy water. Also, use your natural coconut husk cleaning brush to scrub the inside of the straws to clean them. There are some more tips and tricks that we do recommend. After a month of using your straws, put them in a pot of boiling water with some vinegar. Let them soak for a couple of minutes and voila.
After doing this, you can rub some coconut oil on both the inside and outside of the straws.
This is not necessary, but we like doing this as the straws look more vibrant and they will last longer.
Care for your Bamboo Straws
We have got some more important maintenance and care tips for your bamboo straws as well. Ensure that your straws are completely dry before you use them again. They do dry very quickly! Try to dry them in a standing position, so the water runs straight to the bottom. Drying them in a horizontal way can lead to longer drying times as the water stays at one spot.
Bamboo straws can last for years when they get the right care. Here at theotherstraw we have had our bamboo straws for nearly 2 years. But, we recommend to use the straws for a year and most of our customers use them for around a year as well. This is to ensure the cleanliness of the straws. If at any stage you notice a change in colour and/or taste of the straws, we strongly advise to replace them. Our bamboo straws are neutral in taste and they should not change the flavour of your drinks.