Remember when you were young at drank everything through straws without a care in the world? Those were the days. Now we know that using plastic in our every day lives isn’t the best of ideas due to as the nasty chemicals that can be leached into our foods. What is a family to do when they like using straws for things like smoothies and milkshakes?
That is something that I’ve been working on at our house. While we could go without straws, the fact of the matter is that we like using them for certain drinks. I recently received this really nice set of stainless steel straws from Eco at Heart. The set includes 5 straws, a cleaning tool, and a smoothie ebook.
The Eco at Heart Stainless Steel Straws (affiliate link) are 18/8 grade stainless steel which means we won’t have to worry about them rusting or bending. They are dishwasher safe, but to get them truly clean, I recommend washing them by hand immediately after use. They are 8.5″ long and 3/8″ wide which means they work wonderfully for thick drinks like smoothies and milkshakes. (See picture above for a comparison with a traditional plastic straw.)
These straws do take some getting used to as they have a different feel when drinking. They get really cold with cold drinks which makes sense since they are stainless steel. They are easy to clean if you clean them immediately after use. If they sit for a little while, you’ll probably need to allow them to soak for a little while before cleaning.
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