Skip to Content

Here’s How To Clean Your Stanley Cup

Stanley Cups. They have a cult-like following, and for good reason.

No. I’m not talking about the Stanley Cup in Hockey.

The Stanley Cup — or Stanley Tumbler — I’m referring to is an actual cup that you drink from.

Only, it’s kinda special.

Stanley Cups are known for keeping your drinks cold all day — I mean ALL day — and fitting into your car’s cup holder perfectly.

To say people are absolutely enamored with the design would be an understatement.

They are the new Hydro Flask that everyone was in love with a few years ago — I’m looking at YOU, VSCO girl!

How Often Should You Wash Your Stanley Cup?

Now, don’t be gross.

You want to give it a clean after every use — or at least once a day.

I mean, if you are using it to drink water, it OBVIOUSLY isn’t going to get as dirty as a milk-based iced coffee would get.

But, you still want to wash it out at least once a day.

How Do You Clean A Stanley Cup?

There’s super good news when it comes to cleaning your Stanley Cup.

Y’all. Just about my two favorite words in the English language are Dishwasher Safe.

And, these Stanley Cups are, indeed, dishwasher safe.

Yes, I know, they are vacuum sealed.

But, according to Alexa — yes, THAT Alexa — they can definitely go in the dishwasher.

Yes, Stanley cups, including lids and straws, are dishwasher safe on the top rack.

Alexa Answers

Now, if you have gotten the Stanley Cup from somewhere like Etsy, and it’s hand painted, or stickered up with Cricut decals, you DO NOT want to put it in the dishwasher.

In that case, you would hand wash your Stanley Cup with warm water and use a non-abrasive scrubber.

How Do You Deep Clean Your Stanley Cup?

About once a week, I give my Stanley Cup a good, thorough cleaning.

Yes, I trust the dishwasher, but I’m a little germ phobic.

I know there are spots that the dishwasher just isn’t going to get.

In that case, I follow the Stanley website directions for deep cleaning my Stanley Cup.

Pour ¼ cup of uncooked rice into the flask.

Fill the flask with 3oz of distilled white vinegar.

Seal flask.

Shake vigorously for 1 minute.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes.*

Shake vigorously again for 1-2 minutes.

Empty flask. Bonus points for composting the rice.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Leave open until dry.

Stanley

You also want to AVOID the use of bleach in your Stanley Cup.

Avoid any harsh chemicals, really.

They only wreak havoc on your Stanley Cup.

Even though most Stanley products are designed to take a lickin’, harsh chemicals like bleach or chlorine could degrade some of the sealing parts on some products. Bad news for things like leaks and keeping things hot.

Stanley

If you want to check out Starbuck’s line of Stanley Cups, you can grab the new Starbucks Stanley Tumblers online here.

They also have some pretty cute Stanley Cups on Etsy. Check them out here.