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Stainless Steel Straws Changed My Life | I’m Lovin’ It

 

Ok, so that title might be a little dramatic……but have you ever drank a smoothie or milkshake thru a stainless steel straw?  

Stainless Steel Straws make your smoothies frosty cold.  more details at TidyMom.net

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Last month I started on the road to enjoying a green smoothie a day, and my mind was kind of blown when I bought a few stainless steel straws!   

Not only are they better for the environment, but they make your smoothies tasty frosty cold!  I know what you’re thinking……..I thought the same thing, my smoothie is already cold, how ‘warm’ could it get sliding up a paper or plastic straw.  But I’m here to tell you, it’s kind of crazy, but it really does make it taste so much colder!

When reading a few online reviews about stainless steel straws, I saw some people complain that they hurt their teeth……. I don’t know about you, but I don’t drink thru a straw with my teeth, so my teeth never touch the straw, so that is not a problem for me. ;) 



Stainless Steel Straws at TidyMom.net

You do need to make sure to get a little brush to clean them with, especially if you are drinking green smoothies…..those ingredients really seem to stick inside the straw.  You can still pop them in the dishwasher to sanitize, but I just wash them by hand. 

I bought my straws and brush from ecojarz.com when I bought the mugs and lids — note, for some reason I put my lids together upside down the day I shot this, the lid insert should stick out above the ring, not sunk down in it. lol

Have you tried stainless steel straws?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments

you might want to read my post on green smoothie tips

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

34 Responses to “Stainless Steel Straws Changed My Life | I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:21 pm (#
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    Thank you for the party, Cheryl! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. DesignedByBH posted on February 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm (#
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    Thanks a bunch for the party, Cheryl! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and a great weekend!!!

    – Brooke -

  3. Brooke posted on February 13, 2014 at 8:17 pm (#
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    Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl! I didn’t even know stainless steel straws existed. I’m sure they’re just a fabulous as you say they are, and I LOVE how they look. Happy Valentine’s Day to you!!

  4. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm (#
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    I have never heard of stainless steel straws, but after your endorsement I need to give them a try! All they need to do next is add red stripes to them, haha:) Thanks for hosting a fun party, Cheryl!

    • Diane Morgan replied on February 14th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Anyone know where you can buy the SS straws???????

      • TidyMom replied on February 14th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

        I tell where to buy them in my post and provide the link…..I bought them from ecojarz.com

  5. Natalie @ Paper & Birch posted on February 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm (#
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    That’s how you clean them!? I had some similar hard plastic straws, but stopped using them because they were so difficult to clean. May I ask where you found this miracle brush?

    • TidyMom replied on February 14th, 2014 at 6:55 am

      I got them at ecojarz.com

  6. Tanya posted on February 14, 2014 at 1:14 am (#
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    Thanks for a fun party Cheryl, Happy Valentine’s Day!!

    xo, Tanya

  7. Karen. Lynch posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:29 am (#
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    I love the look of them. I have some hard plastic straws I’ve been using for years. I like that I’m not contributing daily to the landfill. Please let us know where you found that little brush.

    • TidyMom replied on February 14th, 2014 at 6:55 am

      I got them at ecojarz.com

  8. Kristen posted on February 14, 2014 at 6:42 am (#
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    My teeth are so sensitive that I feel like just having the metal in my mouth would give my chills… But your title and endorsement totally makes me want yo try them now!

  9. dawn@joyfulscribblings posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:23 am (#
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    I’ve been trying to drink a green smoothie a day as well. Thanks for sharing the straws, I’ll have to check them out. I could use one of those little brushes too. I’ve been soaking one of my plastic straws for days trying to get the goop out!

    • TidyMom replied on February 14th, 2014 at 7:51 am

      the brush is a lifesaver

    • Michelle replied on February 14th, 2014 at 11:47 am

      The brushes work best, but in a pinch, chenille sticks work, too!

  10. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:24 am (#
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    Those are so neat! I’ve never even seen Stainless Steel Straws before!

  11. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:25 am (#
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    Wow- that’s quite the seller! I think I would have to be a try before I buy kind of gal but I’m totally loving the idea of my smoothie staying super cold.

    • TidyMom replied on February 14th, 2014 at 7:48 am

      it’s really crazy how much colder it is – I had to try it to believe it!

  12. Gina posted on February 14, 2014 at 8:11 am (#
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    Oh my- I think I may just have to pick those up. Very cool!

    Have a wonderful day Cheryl!!

  13. Ellie posted on February 14, 2014 at 10:07 am (#
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    I have 2 that were my parents 60- 70 years ago. They have ivy leaf looking ends. I found some at an antique store in LaFayette, but would love some more! Love using them!

  14. Sonja posted on February 14, 2014 at 10:25 am (#
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    Wow. Thanks so much for the post on steel straws. I have seen them featured in magazines and such, but never knew where to get them. I ordered a set of jars and straws today. Unfortunately because I’m in Canada my shipping isn’t free….it’s $19.99. Quite painful.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  15. Auntiepatch posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm (#
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    My steel straws have a spoon on one end and I love them, too!

  16. Shaina posted on February 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm (#
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    We love stainless steel straws. I replaced any and all straws to them a few years ago, and it was one of the best investments I made. I no longer have to buy straws, and my kids love them. We have both straight and bent varieties, and you can get wider “smoothie” straws, too.

  17. Kris posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm (#
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    I found some metal straws that are i bit bigger at 7-11 they are $1.00. They are do more your drinks cooler!!

  18. Kristy, Life-n-Reflection posted on February 15, 2014 at 8:05 am (#
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    Happy Valentines Cheryl!

  19. reusable straws posted on March 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm (#
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    Hi, all is going well here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s truly good, keep up writing.

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