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Are Hydro Flasks Dishwasher Safe? (All You Need to Know)

Are you thinking of a proper method for cleaning your hydro flask? Are you thinking of cleaning your hydro flask with the dishwasher? However, are you wondering whether or not hydro flasks are dishwasher safe?

Are Hydro Flasks Dishwashers Safe?

Not all hydro flasks are dishwasher safe because the older version of hydro flasks tend to be vulnerable when washed in a dishwasher but the newer versions can withstand the washing process of a dishwasher due to the stronger powder coating of the exterior of the hydro flask.

It is really important to know which parts of hydro flasks can be dish-washed so that you can mold your decisions accordingly to surpass any confusion.

Hydro flask tumblers: 

Hydro flask tumblers are dishwasher safe especially the ones which are manufactured after 2020 as these come with stronger powder coating and durable stainless steel which obstruct any mishaps while dishwashing.

Hydro flask lids:

Hydro flask lids are dishwasher safe only if you put them on the top rack of the dishwasher as putting them on the bottom rack will lessen the lifespan of your hydro flask.

In addition, although you can use a dishwasher to clean the hydro flasks’ lids, it is nevertheless advisable to use vinegar solution or baking soda to thoroughly clean all the molds and mildews.

Hydro flask straws: 

Dishwashers can definitely clean your hydro flask straws, it nevertheless will not provide a thorough cleaning of the straws.

Therefore, you need to use a straw brush cleaner to thoroughly clean the inside of the hydro flask’s straw to maintain a healthy cleaning routine.

Hydro flask mugs/cups: 

When it comes to hydro flask mugs or cups, it should be noted that they are not dishwasher safe.

Accordingly, this is because the hydro flask mugs and cups can start to deteriorate from the washing process of the dishwasher and from the hot and humid weather inside of the dishwasher.

Are the old hydro flasks dishwasher safe? Is it bad to put a hydro flask in the dishwasher? 

Old hydro flasks are not dishwasher safe because the hot water from the dishwasher can damage the exterior of the hydro flask.

In addition, old hydro flasks also shouldn’t be put into the dishwasher because the insulation can be highly damaged.

Moreover, the exterior coating that comes with the hydro flask is also prone to get discolored due to the hot temperature and soapy water.

In addition, old hydro flasks’ powder coating can also get damaged due to the humid environment within the dishwasher.

Additionally, it is also not safe to put hydro flasks’ lids into the dishwasher because the water can get inside the crevices of the lid of your hydro flask which will eventually lead to mold growth thus changing the taste of the water.

It is only in 2020 that hydro flasks are appearing to be “dishwasher safe” due to the stronger powder coating embedded with the hydro flask.

Therefore, it is not always a bad thing to put a hydro flask in the dishwasher as the newer version of the hydro flasks won’t face any serious damage when put into the dishwasher.

Why are hydro flasks dishwashers safe? 

It is really important to know why certain hydro flasks are dishwasher safe so that while buying one, you can make the best decision.

Powder Coating:

Newer versions of the hydro flasks are equipped with a stronger powder coating on the exterior of the hydro flask which enables the hydro flasks to withstand any type of hot and humid condition.

In addition, these also help to stop the deteriorating process and also help to retain the color of your hydro flask even after several washes.

Vacuum Insulation:

The insulation of the hydro flasks is the thing that keeps your water or beverage as hot or cold as you desire.

Accordingly, the vacuum insulation can withstand over 300°C therefore the usual 70°C temperature in the dishwasher will not affect the newer versions of the hydro flasks which is why they are dishwasher safe.

Stainless Steel:

Hydro flasks which are manufactured especially after 2020 are equipped with stronger stainless steel which doesn’t rust frequently and thus enables hydro flasks to be able to withstand the water pressure from the dishwasher.

What happens to Hydro Flask in the dishwasher? 

The consequences of putting a hydro flask into your dishwasher are related to the different types of hydro flasks meaning the consequences depend a lot on the fact whether or not the hydro flasks are of an older version or a newer version. 

Accordingly, when it comes to the older versions of hydro flasks, it should be noted that the older versions do not have the resistance and strength that are offered by the newer versions of hydro flasks.

In addition, the older versions of hydro flasks will deteriorate very easily when they are put into a dishwasher meaning the insulation will get damaged due to the soapy water.

Moreover, the protective layer that comes with your hydro flask can also get damaged due to the hot and humid temperature in the dishwasher.

In addition, this will eventually lead to the fading of the protective coating of the hydro flask and thus it may also start to rust in the process.

How do I know if my Hydro Flask is dishwasher-safe?

There are certain ways by which you can tell whether your hydro flask is dishwasher safe or not which will help to eradicate any type of confusion you may have.

Indication of being “Dishwasher Safe”:

If your hydro flask is really “dishwasher safe”, it will be leveled by the manufacturer so all you have to do is to look for the manual where it says whether or not your hydro flask is “dishwasher safe”.

Check the Exterior Coating:

If you happen to notice a powder coating on the exterior of your hydro flask, it is probable that your hydro flask is dishwasher safe.

This is because powder-coated hydro flasks are able to withstand the high temperature, washing process, and will not start to decay or deteriorate under pressure.

Accordingly, the exterior powder coating of the hydro flasks also makes the hydro flasks dishwasher safe because it protects the vacuum seal of your hydro flask.

Flat Band around the Neck of the Hydro Flask:

Another indication of making sure whether your hydro flask is dishwasher safe or not is by looking at the neck of the hydro flask itself.

Therefore, you need to see whether your hydro flask has a flat band instead of a metal lip around the neck of the hydro flask.

Accordingly, if there is such a flat band visible on the hydro flask, it is a firm indication that your hydro flask is dishwasher safe

How to wash hydro flask? 

It is really important to be aware of the washing process of the hydro flasks to make sure to have a healthy cleaning routine and to make sure your hydro flask is free from any types of germs and dirt.

Get the Things Ready:

In the first step, you need to get all the equipment ready for cleaning your hydro flask. Therefore, you will need a water brush, napkins, a non-abrasive sponge, baking soda, microfiber cloth, liquid soap, and so on.

Disassemble the Hydro Flask:

In this step, you now need to disassemble the hydro flask thoroughly so that it is easier for you to clean every nook and corner of the hydro flask.

Therefore, you need to disassemble the hydro flask by removing the straw, unfastening the lead, and by removing the cover.

Use Vinegar or Baking Soda:

Although you can use dishwashing soap to thoroughly clean your hydro flask, you nevertheless can also use vinegar or baking soda for better results.

In addition, there may be some strong stains attached to the inside of the hydro flask which can be eradicated by pouring half a cup of distilled vinegar and water inside the bottle.

After that, you need to swirl the mixture and then you need to let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cleaning the hydro flask with warm water.

In addition, you can also use baking soda to remove any kind of strains from your hydro flask. Accordingly, you need to make a paste by mixing 3 tablespoons of baking soda with water, and afterward, you need to use this paste to clean the hydro flask.

Therefore, this will not only help to remove all types of stains from your hydro flask but it will also help to eradicate any odor from your hydro flask.

Air-dry the Hydro Flask:

After you are done cleaning all the dirt and stains away from your hydro flask, you now need to let the hydro flask dry on its own through the air-drying process by keeping the hydro flask on the kitchen rack.

However, you need to make sure to put the hydro flask in an upside-down position so that water can’t get trapped in the hydro flask.

Additionally, you also now need to reassemble all the components of the hydro flask after the hydro flask is done being air-dried which will help eradicate any water spots and any unpleasant odor.

Final Thoughts

The answer regarding whether or not a hydro flask is “dishwasher safe” is both yes and no. This is because the old hydro flasks can’t withstand the humid environment of the dishwasher however, the new hydro flasks are embedded with a strong coating which enables them to be “dishwasher safe”.