Given the increasing popularity of stainless steel water bottles, tumblers and thermos cups, customers now try to understand some basics about the stainless steel drinkware they want to buy. Some wonder where to source the best stainless steel water bottle and some may prefer a bottle that can be put into a dishwasher so as to save both time and labor. In this article we, the leading water bottle factory manufacturer, will offer you a detailed introduction to help answer your questions. Just scroll down and follow us!
1. Are Stainless Steel Water Bottles Dishwasher Safe?
The answer is simple, yes, quality stainless steel bottles can be washed in the dishwasher. However, there are some specifications and suggestions that you should keep in mind when washing your water bottle in the dishwasher.
First of all, when cleaning stainless steel bottles, it is very important to conduct a gentle washing procedure. This will help prevent scratches or dents appearing onto the bottle.
Second, you may want to put the bottle on the top shelf of the dishwasher to prevent it from colliding with any other dishes.
Finally, after washing it in the dishwasher, be sure to dry the bottle thoroughly, which will help prevent any drops, stains or molds forming on the surface of the bottle.
Last but not least, remember that not all custom stainless steel water bottles are dishwasher safe, and you should check if there is a label or sign on the bottle that says it is safe to be cleaned in a dishwasher.
Typical inquiry from buyers:
Are KingStar’s products (water bottles and tumblers) dishwasher safe?
The team want to try and make the coffee cup and bottles dishwasher safe. Could you please explain to me what you usually do and the issues around being able to do this?
Is our entire bottle dishwasher safe?
Are the bottles and caps dishwasher safe? I saw a ThermoFlask bottle as Costco the other day and their packaging said dishwasher safe, but did not specify if that was for the bottle, the cap or both. I know KingStar produce for them as well, so just wanted to see if some or all of our products are dishwasher friendly.
Can KingStar manufacture dishwasher safe water bottles for us just as you do for Yeti?
2. Why are Most Stainless Steel Water Bottles Not Dishwasher Safe?
As we have mentioned above, though many types of stainless steel drinkware allow you to put them into a dishwasher and free your hands, there are also exceptions. One reason that some stainless steel bottles fail to be washed in the dishwasher is that the high temperature in the washing process that may cause color fading of the protective coating.
Another reason is that the irritating chemicals used in the detergent and the extreme humidity of the dishwasher will jointly exert a negative impact on the stainless steel.
In addition, the high heat inside the washing machine during circulation may reduce the bottle’s durability and damage the vacuum seal. The damage to the vacuum seal will seriously affect the insulation function. Therefore, if there is no label attached to the stainless steel drinkware indicating that it is dishwasher safe, we recommend washing your loved bottle by hand.
3. Are KingStar’s Stainlesss Steel Water Bottles Dishwasher Safe?
More than 95% of the world’s stainless steel drinkware is made in China, and KingStar is the leading insulated double-wall stainless steel water bottle manufacturer. We specialize in manufacturing excellent products such as water bottles, tumblers and coffee mugs. KingStar has a strong R&D team to develop and update the whole vacuum insulation of its stainless steel products. In order to stay abreast with the market, we have started the exploration of making dishwasher safe water bottlers long time ago and now our products can pass dishwasher testing.
4. How does KingStar Conduct Dishwasher Test for Metal Drinkware?
KingStar conducts rigorous dishwasher tests on each batch of stainless steel water bottles / tumblers / cups / flasks / jugs / food containers / vessels etc. The purpose of this test is to ensure that the plastic powder and insulation performance of the product surface can withstand the dishwasher.
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5. Where to Purchase Dishwasher Safe Stainless Steel Water Bottles Tumblers Cups?
There are many ways available for you to purchase stainless steel water bottles, tumblers and cups such as online shopping and visiting a trade fair. If you choose to purchase dishwasher safe ones in bulk online, you should make sure that you conduct a full survey of the company and their products to help avoid some unpleasant sourcing/purchasing experience. As an experienced and leading manufacturer in this industry, KingStar provides dishwasher safe stainless steel water bottles with high quality and satisfying after-sale service. Of course, you can also pay some attention to the trade fair which is held offline. The trade fair allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with manufacturers and you are allowed to ask them anything that you do not understand. The other advantage of this purchasing way is that you can actually see and feel the product yourself, and this may help ensure the quality of the product. However, there are also other ways that give you the opportunity to buy these stainless steel products such as visiting a company and making the deal yourself or contacting a manufacturer that you have seen in an advertisement.
6. What Happens If You Run a Non-Dishwasher Safe Stainless Steel Cup Through a Cleaning Cycle?
What happens if you run a non-dishwasher cleaning cycle? Well, if the stainless steel drinkware can’t withstand this kind of high temperature, the product will be damaged. Besides, the high temperature of the dishwasher is prone to cause the insulation layer of the drink bottle to crack, thereby seriously affecting the heat preservation function.
In addition, the lid of the water bottle may block the bottle mouth from being cleaned properly if it is not removable. Furthermore, some bottles may even get floated in the dishwasher through the cleaning cycle, which may eventually dent the surface.
There is also the problem of the harsh detergent involved in the washing process. Most dishwasher detergents are strong enough to erode the paint and damage the protective coating of stainless steel water bottle.
Although some manufacturers say that their products can be washed by dishwasher, it is best to wash them by hand to prolong the lifespan. However, if you want to wash them in the dishwasher, it is recommended to adjust to the low heat setting and put them on the top shelf.