1: Your First Time Using Your New Tumbler
When you first get your brand new tumbler, you might be tempted to rip open the packaging and pour your favorite beverage into the beautiful stainless steel cup. However, we recommend that when you initially open your tumbler you take some time to clean the inside of the mug out. You can use a simple soap and warm water solution for the first wash. Be sure you utilize a soft cloth or sponge to ensure you do not damage the metal. Don’t forget to also give the lid a quick cleaning. Once you have gently washed your new mug, it is ready for use!
2: Baking Soda For Stains & Build-Up
Over time as you continue to put your stainless steel tumbler to use, you may notice small stains or build-up from drinks, particularly if you use your mug for coffee. While you may be tempted to grab your abrasive sponge and scrub away the stains and grime, you should instead opt for a less damaging process.
Take a small amount of baking soda and mix it with water. Use this paste to rub over any stains or coffee build-up on your mug. Next, take a soft sponge and gently scrub the area with a circular motion.
If the baking soda won’t remove the stain right away, you can leave the mixture to sit on the mug and soak before you scrub the affected area. Avoid using potent chemicals, such as bleach, on your tumbler as you can cause damage to the mug.
3: Never Put Your Stainless Steel Mug In The Microwave
It might seem obvious but you should never put your new custom etched stainless steel mug in the microwave. Any metal object can cause a fire when placed in a microwave. Instead, if you need to reheat a liquid, pour it into a microwave safe object to reheat it. Then you can simply pour it back into your mug.
The good news is that we carry high-quality products, such as Yeti and Ozark mugs, with extremely well insulated walls. This improved insulation means your hot liquids will remain at a high temperature for far longer than in a traditional travel mug. Leave microwaving metal objects for the folks at Mythbusters.
4: Store With Care
While your tumbler is built to withstand normal wear and tear and is created with tough materials that can handle your daily activities, you should still store your tumbler in a location where it won’t be damaged by other objects.
Keep it away from sharp and abrasive items and store it with the lid off to prevent the interior of the cup from getting stale. Make sure you always wash it thoroughly after every use, paying special attention to the lid where germs can gather. Use warm soapy water to wipe out the inside of the mug and air dry before you put the mug away.