Reusable straws offer an eco-friendly alternative for disposable plastic drinking straws. There are many materials available, including food-grade silicone, 18/10 Stainless Steel, and reusable, BPA free plastic. You also have a variety of styles (such as straight, bent or collapsible).
Stainless steel is the strongest option. This means that you can punch through the top of a cup. However, temperature transference is something to be aware of. The material retains heat and cold which can make it useful for cocktails but dangerous for coffee. Silicone is the best choice if you need a straw that stays at room temperature even when it’s submerged in hot or cold beverages. A stainless steel straw with a silicone tip is a good choice for sipping. Glass straws are prone to shatter or chip so we did not include them in the guide.
Regular cleaning of reusable straws is important to prevent mold and germs. The straws come with a brush to clean them. The straws can be washed in a dishwasher, but it is best to run the scrub brush first to remove any stuck particles.
These are the best reusable straws in general
OXO’s Reusable Straws are made of sturdy stainless steel and have silicone tips for easy sipping.
These OXO straws combine the best of both the stainless steel and silicone bodies. The stainless steel straws are strong and can be used to stir drinks. However, the silicone tips make them more comfortable for hot or cold beverages.
There are two colors available: blue and green, red and grey, and two sizes. The 10-inch straws can fit into most 20- to 30-ounce tumblers, as well as large Starbucks drinks. The 8.5 inch straws can fit beverages less than 16 ounces. The latter are best for home open-top drinking. The straws are of average width and can be used to make thin smoothies. However, they are not large enough to hold a small piece of frozen strawberry or tapioca pearl.
The large handle of the scrub brush is also appreciated. It makes it easy to clean the straws.
Best stainless steel reusable straws
The Hiware 12-pack stainless steel straws is suitable for many drinking styles and beverage sizes.
A completely stainless steel straw is an option if you dislike the silicone feel or prefer your straw to absorb the temperature of your drink. If you are going to use your stainless-steel straw to brew hot coffee, we recommend that you do a touch test. We should also mention that all-metal straws can be dangerous for children and those who chew their straws.
The Hiware 18/10 stainless-steel 12-pack includes six straight and six bent straws. They come in two sizes, 10 inches and 8 inches, to meet all your drinking needs. Because they offer a more comfortable drinking angle, the bent straws work well with taller beverages.
The straws can be washed in the dishwasher, but Hiware includes two cleaning brushes. To get rid of any stuck particles, we recommend running a brush over your straws before you put them in the dishwasher.
Best silicone reusable straws
Silicone straws such as this set of silicone straws GoSili They are safe for cold or hot beverages and easy to clean.
Silicone straws are soft and flexible, making them a great choice for straw-chewers. Silicone won’t absorb heat as well as other materials if straws are used to drink hot coffee. GoSili’s straws can even be microwave-safe.
All of the straws included in this set measure 8 inches in length, so they might not fit into large to-to cups. These straws are less than a quarter inch wide and not suitable for thick smoothies.
These straws are translucent so that you can see stubborn particles while cleaning.
Best collapsible, reusable straw
Both the straw and case are so beautiful and practical, you’ll want your Flyby Reusable Straw with you everywhere.
All reusable straws can be taken with you, but the Flyby Collapsible Straws have been designed to be lightweight and easy to carry. There are two types of collapsible straws: ones made from silicone that can be folded into a case, and ones made from metal telescopic that collapse into themselves like telescopes. The latter design is our favorite, as you can adjust its length. The stainless steel
Flyby Straw measures from five to nine inches. The stainless steel surface can withstand hot or cold beverages. However, it will retain the temperature.
The scrub brush can also be telescopic. It fits in a 6-inch bag. There are many options, but we prefer the multi-colored gradients.
Best reusable straws
The 8-pack Ello Reusable plastic straws will replace your tumbler straw and allow you to carry extra straws with you for when you’re on the move.
This Ello Multipack is less than $1 per straw and perfect for quickly stocking up your straw drawer. Each straw has eight different patterns so siblings can pick their favorite and the unique straws can serve as identifiers at parties.
These straws can be used to replace the ones in your favorite tumblers. They are 10 inches high and will comfortably fit into 20-ounce drinks. An Ello straw’s opening is less than a quarter-inch so they are perfect for smoothies with thinner ingredients.
Our reusable straws dishwasher-safe?
For cleaning instructions, always refer to the manufacturer’s manual. However, most stainless steel and silicone straws can be washed in the dishwasher. Some straws, such as the Ello Reusable Plastic Set are not dishwasher-safe. To remove any particles, we recommend that straws be cleaned with the provided scrub brush before they are put in the dishwasher.
What reusable straws can be used in hot drinks?
Because silicone straws don’t heat up as well as stainless-steel straws, they are better for hot drinks. Safety concerns with hot drinks and straws are not related to the material’s degrading or leaching chemicals but the temperature at which the straw body touches your skin. Hot beverages are more enjoyable when straws are made entirely of silicone or with silicone tips.
What size straw should I buy?
Straw sizes are not standardized in the industry. Instead, they vary in length and diameter depending on their intended purpose. When purchasing straws, consider your drinking habits. If you drink a lot of smoothies every day, it might be worth buying a larger straw. You can also measure the height of your favorite cup to go. A standard 20-ounce tumbler will fit a 10-inch straw.
Boba straws are the best category for accurate sizing. Unfortunately, there isn’t any agreement among straw companies about the correct diameter. These straws are between.36-.5 inches in diameter. It is better to buy a larger straw and then reduce the size if you need it.