Could Your Favorite Cup be Making You Sick?


Ever since Yeti first released their tumblers to the world in 2014, I have been a fan. There are so many different brands, sizes, and styles now that my cabinets are slowly filling up with nothing but tumblers.  {Even one for my wine because OBVIOUSLY we can not leave out the wine.} But did you know that if you are not cleaning them properly your favorite cup could be making you sick?

Could Your Favorite Cup be Making You Sick

Typically, when it is time to wash my tumblers, I will throw the lids in the dishwasher on the top rack and hand wash the cups with hot water. If I have a one that is stained with some coffee that sat too long – because #momlife – I mean, let’s be real: rarely get to drink my WHOLE cup of coffee uninterrupted, but I digress… I will use a cup of vinegar, half a cup of HOT water and 2-3 tbs of baking soda place the lid on and shake for a minute then wash as normal.

I thought that all of this was enough to keep our cups clean and mold-free.

Then the other day as I was scrolling through Facebook I came across this video from a chiropractor that had a client that was sick for MONTHS with no relief. When they inspected his Yeti cup they found bacteria and mold under the rubber seal that goes around the lid. Along with this I saw a story from a news outlet in Houston where some of the reporters did a live video and found major mold under the seals of their own cups!

I immediately ran to the kitchen and checked under every seal we had in the kitchen, luckily only one seemed gross.

I will for sure be removing the seals and washing the lids by hand thoroughly before placing them back in the cabinets from here on out!  

Do you already clean under all of the rubber seals and sliding lids? Or do you need to go check your cups too?

If you need a good DIY cleaning recipe check out my fellow contributor Paulina’s Oven Cleaning hack!  

Cleaning your Tumblers


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