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Graphic Drinking Jars:
We recommend hand-washing your jar using only a soft dish brush and a gentle dish soap on the decals. You may also wash the jar with a cloth inside and rinsing with water without scrubbing the exterior decals. Small decals or sharp corners may snag on a dishcloth, this is not recommended.
With larger designs without small pieces you may try washing your jar in the top rack of your dishwasher with the design facing the exterior wall of the dishwasher, but try this at your own risk. We have had jars go through hundreds of times with no ill effects, and other jars that were destroyed in one washing. It is our guess that even the detergent used can make the difference (anything containing essential oils seems to break down the adhesive).
Small pieces (which make the design super cool) are more vulnerable to wear than larger pieces. If you have a design failure please let us know!
Metal Straw Lids with Grommets (painted or unpainted):
Metal Canning Lids are hand wash only. They will rust if left exposed to water.
If rust does occur, you can scrub the rusty portions with baking soda and oil or a stainless steel scrubbing pad. Seal with olive or coconut oil to protect from further rusting.
Removable silicone grommets are dishwasher safe, if they accumulate rust, they can be scrubbed with any food safe oil mixed into a paste with baking soda.
Decorative Metal Lids:
All decorative metal lids are likely subject to rust. Hand-wash recommended.
Aluminum or Zinc Gem Lids (Also any very old canning lid):
Zinc and aluminum will corrode in the dishwasher so these are hand wash only.
If you have a rusty or corroded jar ring you can scrub with an S.O.S Pad. Heavy rust can be removed by soaking the affected area in white vinegar for 2 hours at a time followed by scrubbing with a Stainless steel scrub pad, aluminum foil or an SOS Pad. Prolonged exposure will completely dissolve the metal, so make sure and do this step when you won't get distracted.
iLids and Cuppow Products:
All dishwasher safe.
Nuby Sippy Cup Lids:
Metal bands are hand wash only. Nuby Silicone tops are dishwasher safe and sanitizable.
These are quite thick and insulating. All of our fluffy cozies are made with 'Super-wash Wool' (a blend of wool and synthetic fibres) and are machine washable.
We recommend washing them inside out to reduce pilling and laying flat to dry.
Thin Intricate Cozies:
These cozies are thin, more detailed and more expensive. They are made with 100% Merino Wool and WILL SHRINK IN HOT WATER. They should be washed inside out on COLD / DELICATE and laid flat to dry.
Modern Jars (Without Wire Bail):
Plain jars are dishwasher safe though jars may gradually become etched over time with harsh dishwasher detergents. If you have a valuable older jar, you may want to hand wash it to prolong it's pristine surface.
Vintage Wire Bail Jars:
Some jars with a wire bail are completely removable, older jars have a zinc wire holding the lower part of the bail in place. If the entire bail can be removed, the jar itself is dishwasher safe. If the lower bail can not be removed the entire jar should be hand washed only. Zinc and aluminum will corrode in the dishwasher.
If you have a rusty or corroded wire bail you can scrub with an S.O.S Pad. Heavy rust can be removed by soaking the affected area in white vinegar for 2 hours at a time followed by scrubbing with a Stainless steel scrub pad, aluminum foil or an SOS Pad. Prolonged exposure will completely dissolve the metal, so make sure and do this step when you won't get distracted.
If applied carefully and without bubbles or edges damaged, chalkboard labels can be run through the dishwasher (in my personal experience) multiple times without any wear. Every dishwasher is different, so I would try one before you try the whole batch.
BPA Free Reusable Plastic Straws, Stainless Steel Straws and Glass Straws are dishwasher safe.