Travel mugs started as a luxury and style statement. You must have seen celebrities flaunting shiny mugs thanks to the paparazzi. But this thing of luxury is now becoming a necessity for many late risers. They fill their insulated mugs with freshly brewed coffee and be on their way.
BrüMate is a leading brand when it comes to travel-size mugs, tumblers, and coolers. But when it comes to cleaning, are Brumates dishwasher safe?
Some Brumates are dishwasher safe while others aren’t. Look at the bottom of your Brumate to check if it’s dishwasher safe. If so, put it on the top rack of the dishwasher. The straws, gaskets, and lids are always dishwasher-safe. Just make sure to turn off the heat-dry and hot water settings!
How BrüMate mugs and tumblers work?
Can regular water bottles keep the liquid hot or cold? Certainly not! This is where you need insulated tumblers. BrüMate tumblers come in a variety of sizes and shapes. They have different products for hot beverages and cold ones like wine.
Most BrüMate tumblers are made with stainless steel. This material makes the product strong and long-lasting. Unlike plastic and glass, you won’t have to worry about shattering the tumblers to pieces.
Insulation is key
This is the main part of any temperature retaining flask. But how does a common-looking container keeps your coffee hot and your beer cold?
The answer lies in the elements of a BrüMate tumbler. We all learned in grade 2 science that heat can travel in several ways, one of which is contact with another material. Simply put, heat transfers to your hand when you hold a hot mug of coffee.
But this changes with the introduction of a vacuum between the layers. BrüMate tumblers are created with multiple layers on the outside. Each layer is separate from the vacuum and has little to no contact. The vacuum does not allow the heat to escape from the inside, giving you up to 12 hours of hot/cold drinks.
Why are dishwashers dangerous for tumblers?
Now that you know how insulation works in tumblers and flasks, we move on to the cleaning part.
Washing BrüMate mugs by hand is pretty easy. You just have to use a soft sponge to clean the insides and let it air dry naturally. But it’s a different game when it comes to washing them in a dishwasher.
A dishwasher uses high pressure and temperature to wash out grime and grease from the dishes. These factors can compromise the vacuum between the layers of BrüMate mugs if you are not careful.
There are a few things you should see before washing BrüMate products in a dishwasher:
- As instructed by BrüMate’s official website, always check the bottom of the product before putting it in the dishwasher. If it’s mentioned that it’s dishwasher-safe, you’re good to go.
- Once you are satisfied that it is safe, you should always put the product on the top rack.
- Ensure you turn off the “dry heat” and “hot water” settings before running the dishwasher. These features can damage the insulation of the BrüMate tumblers. Instead, hook up the dishwasher to cold water and run on a cold setting when there’s an insulated mug in it.
Concluding thoughts on whether Brumates are dishwasher safe
BrüMate mugs and tumblers are a league ahead regarding insulated products. They may be a bit pricey, but they ensure long-lasting quality. But there is a limit to everything durable.
While you can wash some BrüMate products in the dishwasher, it is not generally advised. Besides, it takes a couple of minutes to wash a mug by hand, and sometimes, you only have to rinse it with water.