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Beware: Hard to clean mildew from silicone on lid from straw hinge.
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2021
My twins have been using their kids ramblers since 2019 when they were 3 years old and it has held up and is an absolute great water bottle all around for almost 2 years, except for one but major concern: over time it is very difficult to thoroughly clean the silicone underneath the straw mouth piece that opens and closes (see pix). To see the silicone piece, open the straw halfway or at a 45 degree angle.
We have only used it for water and I have tried so many ways to clean it (e.g. toothpick, small brush, submerged in boiling water) but unfortunately I can’t reach all the way in. I’ve also tried removing the spout (which would completely solve this issue) but it does not come off. I really wish this piece came off because everything else about this water bottle is great. I’d greatly appreciate it if someone knows a way to thoroughly clean the silicone or get underneath this area it or even know how to remove the straw mouth piece and I’d happily update my review. I checked on Yeti’s how to clean support page and it’s not removable. I’ve also tried to research online on ways to clean it but found none ☹️.
I had reached out to Yeti previously with this concern but never received a response.
I have another child who uses a hydro flask and noticed that the straw spout is removable and therefor easier to clean, however it doesn’t have the nice wide ergonomic handle as the Yeti.
At this time, I’m looking for a new replacement because I just can’t keep that area clean anymore. Again these are great bottles, just keep an eye on that silicone area for mildew over time.