Insulated mugs are the go-to mugs for outdoor fans, with mugs that keep hot and cold drinks warm, and are also especially good for the upcoming cold weather. For example, a strong cup of coffee in a thermal mug is a great friend for commuters. But do you remember the last time you cleaned your thermos?
Is Insulated Travel Mug Dishwasher Safe?
I'm sure many of you have had this question before: Can I put my insulated coffee mug in the dishwasher to clean it? Of course, if there is only one mug, it is quick and easy to clean it by yourself, but if there are several mugs in the house that need to be cleaned together, it would be great if all your thermal mugs can be put into the dishwasher for cleaning.
So, what kind of cups can be put into the dishwasher?
There are a few ways to determine if your thermos can be put in the dishwasher.
When buying, check whether there is a "dishwasher safe" word or symbol, which means that this insulation cup can be put into the dishwasher.
If you have bought it back and can no longer view the information, you can refer to the picture below.
It should be aware that the dishwasher's rinsing pressure and water speed are very strong, not only travel insulation cups (only pure stainless steel inside and outside can be put in), or some plastic cups of general material, easy to be damaged.
How to Clean Your Insulated Travel Mug?
Long-term use of the travel mug or coffee insulation cup will have different stains inevitably, some cup capacity, it is even less likely to find the cup liner has reached a state that must be cleaned. Yes, a non-washing cup for a long time is easy to breed bacteria. What outside the travel insulation cup should be how clean it be?
If you buy a knob model of the lid, then the lid is particularly easy to hide stains, if you are used to making tea or coffee in the insulation cup, even more so. Therefore, the lid must be cleaned. First, use warm water, plus neutral detergent to soak the lid for a few minutes, the stain will be easier to clean off. Using a brush, to brush away the stain, please note, do not brush too hard, otherwise, it is easy to brush the lid broken. Finally, be sure to fully dry before continuing to use.
2. Sealing ring
It is also recommended to soak in warm water, clean with neutral detergent, rinse with flowing water, dry sufficiently, and then install back. Please note that the installation error will lead to insulation cup leakage, the lid does not rotate smoothly, or other problems.
3. Inner liner
Most of our liner material is the use of food-grade stainless steel, after antibacterial processing technology, improper maintenance easy to stubborn stains, and not easy to clean. In order not to damage the inner liner, we need to use weak acidic cleaners, not alkaline cleaners. So how do you clean it?
Use baking soda
Put a small amount of baking soda in an insulated cup filled with warm water, shake it gently, and soak it for half an hour, and any stubborn stains can be easily removed.
Use neutral detergent
Do not use alkaline detergent, otherwise, it will hurt the inner liner. Put a small amount into the insulation cup, add warm water, wipe gently with a sponge dishcloth, and then let it sit for a few minutes to clean with water.
The function of vinegar is similar to baking soda, but after using vinegar to clean, the cup is easy to leave the smell of vinegar, if it is not acceptable, it is recommended to use baking soda. Of course, after cleaning, soak the inner liner with hot water, it can also remove the smell of vinegar.
4. Outer liner
The outer liner is the surface of the cup. Different insulation cup has different design and process. Not suitable to use bleach and stainless steel brush cleaning. Easy to damage the surface of the cup. Again, warm water and a flexible cleaning agent are enough.
For insulated mugs, whether they are travel models or coffee insulated, it is not recommended to put them in the dishwasher when cleaning. Also, for easier cleaning, the best way is to soak the mug in warm water, add a neutral cleaner, let it sit for an hour, and finally shake it, many stains can be easily peeled off.