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Is your Stanley cup really clean? Here's how to tell

Stanley cup
Stanley

You may think you're cleaning your Stanley The Quencher H2.0 FlowState tumbler by simply rinsing the cup and lid, but there's more to consider. Stanley cups are dishwasher safe, but you may want to do a more detailed clean by hand every once in a while, and especially if you don't have a dishwasher. 

There's the straw, for one, which could use a scrub down with dish soap and a straw cleaning brush. Then there's the rotating cover on the lid. You need to fully pop it off and clean underneath to prevent the growth of mold. Videos of mold underneath these covers have recently gone viral on TikTok. You can clean this area with a small brush or just by hand with some dish soap. Squeeze the two small prongs on the cover to pop it out of the lid.

Stanley cup lid
A Stanley cup lid with the rotating cover popped off. Carolin Lehmann

Stanley recommends cleaning its products with non-abrasive cleaners and sponges. Try a gentle dish soap, and do not use bleach. Shop some cleaning essentials, plus pick up a new reviewer-loved Stanley cup, ahead.

Public Goods mandarin basil dish soap

Public Goods mandarin basil dish soap
Public Goods

Stanley recommends using a gentle dish soap to clean its products, so try this one.

This dish soap from Public Goods is natural with coconut-based active ingredients, citric acid, sea salt and mandarin orange and basil essential oils (which offer a nice scent). It contains no harmful ingredients, dyes or synthetic fragrances.

Once it's empty, you can simply buy dish soap refills for this bottle for a more eco-friendly option.


Drinking straw cleaning brush (set of 2)

Drinking straw cleaning brush (set of 2)
Amazon

Gone are the days of dispensing dish soap down your straw, rinsing it and hoping for the best. A straw cleaning brush is a game-changer. 

Get any and all gunk out of your Stanley cup straw with one of these from Amazon. 

They're super affordable and rated 4.7 stars. 

Reviewers say these straw-cleaning brushes work perfectly for the long Stanley cup straws at 10 inches long.


OXO Good Grips deep clean brush set

OXO Good Grips deep clean brush set
Amazon

Use these small brushes to clean your Stanley's rotating cover with some dish soap to make sure there's no mold hiding. 

One brush also has a wiper blade for detail cleaning. 

These brushes from OXO have a non-slip grip and are rated 4.7 stars, with more than 10,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. 

More than 2,000 of these products have been sold in the past month.


Stanley Quencher H2.0 FlowState tumbler (40 oz.)

stanley cup
Scheels

This jumbo stainless-steel mug can keep drinks cold for 11 hours and hot for 7 hours. Iced drinks can even stay cold for up to two days.

The cult-favorite Stanley cups fit in car cup holders despite their large size, making them perfect for the passenger princess. They also have a straw that makes staying hydrated just a little more fun. 

They've garnered quite a buzz among influencers -- so much so that the Stanley site has a 20-item limit on how many cups you're allowed to order, a response to Stanley hoarders and resellers. The viral version of the Stanley cup is the 40-ounce model, likely because drinking two of them almost equals the suggested daily water intake for women, taking the guesswork out of drinking enough water every day. 

You can personalize a Stanley cup for $10 more. Add a name, monogram or pre-set graphic. You can even upload your own design.


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