How To Clean Water Bottles With Straws

Cleaning water bottles with straws can be a bit tricky due to the narrow and sometimes long straws, but it's important to keep them clean to avoid mould and bacteria buildup. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

Materials Needed:
  • Washing up liquid
  • Warm water
  • Straw brush or pipe cleaner
  • Bottle brush
  • White vinegar or baking soda (optional)
  • A small basin or sink
Water bottle with straw cleaning instructions


1. Disassemble the Bottle:
- Take apart all the components of the bottle including the lid, straw, and any removable seals or gaskets.

2. Initial Rinse:
- Rinse all parts under warm water to remove any obvious debris or residues.

3. Soapy Water Solution:
- Fill a basin or sink with warm water and add a few drops of washing up liquid. Submerge the bottle, lid, and straw in the soapy water.

4. Clean the Straw:
- Use a straw brush or a pipe cleaner to scrub the inside of the straw thoroughly. Insert the brush into the straw and move it back and forth, ensuring you reach all the way through.

5. Clean the Bottle and Lid:
- Use a bottle brush to scrub the inside of the bottle. Pay special attention to any crevices or areas that might trap residue.
- For the lid, use a smaller brush or a sponge to clean any nooks and crannies, including the mouthpiece and any threading.

6. Rinse Thoroughly:
- Rinse all parts under warm water to remove any soap residue. Make sure no soapy film is left on any components.

7. Optional Deep Cleaning:
- If the bottle or straw has a strong odour or stubborn residue, you can soak the parts in a mixture of one part white vinegar to three parts water for about 30 minutes, or use a baking soda solution (1-2 tablespoons of baking soda in a basin of warm water). After soaking, scrub and rinse thoroughly.

8. Dry Completely:
- Allow all parts to air dry completely before reassembling. Place them on a clean dish rack or a drying mat.

9. Regular Maintenance:
- For regular maintenance, consider cleaning your water bottle and straw daily if used frequently. A deep cleaning once a week can help keep it in optimal condition.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your Beachbum water bottle and straw remain clean and hygienic for everyday use.