Keeping stainless steel tumblers shiny, clean and new is something that not everyone thinks about too much. Many people assume that stainless steel will look good forever and don’t prepare for wear, [but] this is not the case. To keep your bulk sublimation tumblers looking like the day you bought them, regular cleaning and maintenance will be required.
Here are some tips to guide you on how to go about the same:
Avoid Dropping it
The most important tip is to avoid dropping it or banging it against hard surfaces. This can cause scratches in the surface and make it look unattractive. You can also chip off pieces of the material if you drop it from a height or bang it against a hard surface. The best way to prevent this is to always hold your stainless-steel tumbler with both hands when carrying it around or putting it down on surfaces that might scratch or dent the exterior surface.
Keep It Pristine Clean
If you want to keep your stainless-steel tumbler looking pristine clean, then you need to do more than just rinse out after each use. You need to rinse out then wash with soap and warm water using a soft cloth or sponge (never use abrasive cleaners). After washing, dry thoroughly with a clean towel before putting away again.
Dry Thoroughly After Use
The best way to prevent rust from forming on your tumbler is to dry it thoroughly after every use. The most common way people have their stainless-steel tumblers damaged is by leaving them wet after washing them out in the sink or dishwasher.
This causes water droplets to form on the surface of your tumbler, which can lead to rust if left unattended for too long. Make sure all water is completely gone before putting it away, even if this means waiting an hour or two for it to dry completely on its own (make sure it’s not sitting in direct sunlight).
Use Lemon Water or Vinegar for Tough Stains
You can remove tough stains from your tumbler by using lemon water or vinegar with baking soda. Mix equal parts lemon juice and water in a bowl until they form a paste. Apply this mixture to the stain using a sponge or cloth, then let it sit for five minutes before scrubbing the stain away with baking soda. Repeat this process, if necessary, until all traces of the stain are gone.
Do Not Keep Carbonated Beverages in the Tumbler for Over 24 Hours
When carbonated beverages are left in a tumble dryer, they can cause scratches on the surface of the metal. This may not be visible at first, but over time, this can weaken the integrity of the metal and make it more susceptible to rusting and corrosion. If you want to keep them longer than this, then you should transfer them into another container first.
Do Not Microwave Them
Microwaving can cause damage to your stainless-steel tumbler, so it’s best to avoid doing this unless absolutely necessary. Even though most stainless-steel manufacturers will claim that their products are microwave-safe, they are probably not as safe as they would lead you to believe. If you need to heat up something in the microwave, simply transfer it into another container first before heating it up with no water or other liquid present in order to prevent any damage from occurring during heating up time.
Stainless Steel tumblers all look great when they are new and shiny, but overtime the shine can be lost and a dull haze can appear on the surface of your mug. To keep your tumbler in top condition it is important to clean, dry and store it correctly. So, the more you use the cup, the more it will need cleaning. After soaking your tumbler in hot water, you don’t want to scrub too much as this may scratch the surface.