How to clean this type of straw?

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  1. peeples profile image92
    peeplesposted 7 years ago

    How to clean this type of straw?

    I've tried shooting scalding water in it, dishwasher, and soaking! The thing still has a small amount of milk residue in it. How do I get it clean?

  2. Shanna Brainard profile image61
    Shanna Brainardposted 7 years ago

    I would use a pipe cleaner. You can find a package of them at any arts and crafts store.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will try this - maybe soap the pipe cleaner up with some antibacterial soap first?

    2. peeples profile image92
      peeplesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My concern is if it would be able to be forced through the not so flexible straw without poking a hole in the straw.

    3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes!! The chenille ones work best:)

  3. bethperry profile image90
    bethperryposted 7 years ago

    Peeples, great question! I have faced this same problem several times and usually end up throwing the twisty straws away because I am afraid of contaminating my kids! I'll be following the question and thanks for asking.

  4. bravewarrior profile image93
    bravewarriorposted 7 years ago

    I agree with Beth. They are subject to mildew with all the nooks and crannies just begging for deposits. I would try pushing distilled white vinegar down the tube. If that doesn't work, throw it away.

  5. mio cid profile image64
    mio cidposted 7 years ago

    to clean the straw fill it with white vinegarleave it 10 or fifteen dissinfect it fill it with  a solution of four drops of regular plain bleach the kind without perfume in a pint of water.


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