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If you've had your straws for a while and don't have a pipe cleaner or brush to clean them with, don't panic! There is another way to clean them effectively without the need for either of these tools. There is another way to clean them effectively without the need for either of these tools.
Firstly, rinse the straws with hot water immediately after you have finished using them. This will prevent any drink residue from drying out on the inside of the straw.
Soak the straws in a bowl with warm soapy water. You can soak for a few minutes or a few hours, depending on the depth of cleaning required.
Once soaked, rinse again in hot water and any particles stuck inside should be loosened.
Finally, put the straws in the dishwasher so that they are fully cleaned on the outside.
If you want to use more eco-friendly cleaning solutions for cleaning metal straws, there are some common household items that are very versatile and can be used to sanitise straws. These items include.
Baking soda - This is an affordable multi-purpose product that can be used for both cooking and cleaning purposes.
Distilled white vinegar - Just like baking soda, distilled white vinegar is the perfect non-toxic cleaning solution.
Dishwashing liquid - Dishwashing liquid is something that every household has and can be used to clean many items, even jewellery.
Hydrogen peroxide - This is a mild antiseptic, often used on the skin to prevent infection, but can also be used as a cleaning product.
Lemon - The acidic juice in lemons kills bacteria, mould and germs, so it is perfect for cleaning straws.
Tea tree oil - due to its microbial properties this is an effective cleaning solution and you only need to use a few drops, so it should last a long time.
When you are using reusable straws, at home it is best to keep them vertically in a cup in your kitchen cupboard to keep dust out or in a drawer with your other cutlery. If you are on the go, the most hygienic place to keep them is in a small bag that you can put in your bag.