I bought these to replace the Green Paxx Reusable Cool Straws(silicone), which my husband said added a chemical taste to the liquid he was drinking. He much prefers these stainless steel ones.
My kids love to use straws in their drinks, but I was not crazy about them using plastic straws and then throwing them away after each use - what a waste! These straws are a win-win solution for us! It is also nice that they are dishwasher-safe.
Exactly what I was looking for over the past couple of years. Perfect!
My kids love these straws. I'd love it if the set included a pipe-cleaner and if it were possible to order larger quantities. 4 is plenty for my family but when we have visitors, I'd like to be able to offer them straws, too. And of course, we need to keep some in the car/back pack for when we go out to dinner. These are easy to clean with a pipe cleaner and seem sturdy. Love 'em!
we use them daily. my wife has braces and was going through a lot of plastic straws when drinking coffee or tea, so we switched. bought these and the glass ones.
These were a gift for my 85 year old parents. They thoroughly love them!
These cups are great. I would highly recommend them for all ages.
My husband and I love these straws. They work very well. The best part is hearing the comments from our waitron at almost every restaurant where we have used them. We enjoy spreading the news about where to find this wonderful little instrument. Being able to pass on the use of a plastic straw is an added bonus. One suggestion - make a longer one for those glasses that are really big.
I bought both kinds of stainless steel straws and the bent ones fit great into the straw hole of the Tupperware brand cups we use. Saves us from throwing away a lot of straws too.
I always feel bad using lots of straws and was happy to find these. The look of the stainless steel is super classy, I prefer the look of the metal to the glass ones but the glass ones are easier to clean. I plan on buying more for gifts. They are great and my kids think they are cool, too.
Love these straws. They're practical, earth friendly and easy to clean. Much better than disposable straws. I hope they will last for many years.
I'm so glad I bought a set of these to go with my glass straws as well. What is it about a straw that encourages me to actually drink the water or tea in the glass in front of me? In any case, I highly recommend getting a set of both!
These are great! Love that they get cold immediately when I use them in my smoothies.
Interesting how many restaurants put a plastic straw in your drink before they even bring it to the table. I'd say 8 out of 10 do this. I will have to start saying I have my own straw when I sit down, before I order my drink.
I did not realize how MUCH/MANY straws get thrown at consumers. Now that I carry my own, like carrying a pen in my purse, no weight to it at all, even my husband asks if HE can use the straw. Great for liquids, more of a challenge with an ice cream shake or smoothie.
I like these a lot. Easy to clean (with a pipe cleaner) and they won't shatter when dropped (like my glass one did...).
I bought these for my kids as stocking stuffers last Christmas. They absolutely love them! I am so glad I found this product, I was sick of buying plastic straws that really couldn't be washed and reused. They're easy to clean and have no signs of wear and tear after almost a year of daily use. I'm going order another set very soon.
My kids love straws. These stainless steel straws keep us from making more trash.
We've been using these straws for about a year, now, and I just bought a 2nd set. My kids use them daily, and we love not going through boxes of plastic straws. Wish I'd bought them sooner!
I ordered these for my 13 month old since we were going through too many plastic straws for my liking. She adapted to these right away and since they are bent, they are a perfect alternative to bendy straws.
I expected the straws to be heavy because they're steel, but they're lightweight enough to stay put even in my son's short, toddler-sized plastic cups.
They're easy to clean with a sponge and pipe cleaner.
A great way to avoid using plastic straws!
Just what I was looking for - a sturdy product that can be put in the dishwasher. Keeps plastic out of the landfill and out of my daughter's drinks!
My daughter loves smoothies with straws. I hate wasting so many plastic straws all the time! These are very good, as they do a great job, and with a skinny bottle brush you can quickly clean the inside before chucking them into the dishwasher for a better clean. They're easy to clean and don't break. Very good product, but could be even better if they could maybe make them prettier for my little children's enjoyment!
I love these straws for cold and iced drinks (not for thick smoothies/milkshakes! wish there were a wider one too!). To clean I use Dr. Brown's Natural Flow cleaning brushes (come as a 4 pack). They reach past the halfway point from each end, so I know I'm getting all the milky sweet chai goodness scrubbed out. FYI the straws fit in Reuseit's 16oz Eco Iced Coffee Cup!
I was a little skeptical about these at first but could not keep throwing away plastic straws every day! They are a little strange to get used to at first (cold and metallic), but now that I have been using them for a few weeks they are great. Put them right into the dishwasher too which I love. Great product- just give it a few times to fall in love!
makes all drinks colder and more refreshing
I'm glad I came across this product. My mind is more at rest with stainless steel straws. The children love them. Even though they clean easily, it would be great if a cleaning attachment would come with it. Children often use these straws to drink milk. Hence scrubbing them from the inside would be ideal.
Got these for my kids for when I make smoothies. They do get pretty cold when you are drinking something cold, as you would expect, but we are loving them! Much better than the plastics ones we couldn't reuse.
In an effort to save the environment from the massive amounts of plastic, this was an excellent choice to now stop buying plastic straws! Would definitely buy more of these in the future to stock up!
This is a great product! We use straws a lot and I hate having to throw the plastic ones away. They look great and take on the temp of whatever you are drinking. A bit hard to clean at first, as they fall through the holes in the dishwasher utensil wrack, but handwAshing is easy with a bottle brush and they stay nice and ahiny! Would reccomend to anyone looking for a greEn solution.
Just what I was looking for.
I wasn't sure about these when I ordered them, but I always use straws and hate that they will be around forever. I absolutely love them! I would recommend them!
I will definetly be buying more. My three children love straws and I didn't like having to throw them away. These are durable and easy to clean. So happy I purchased them.
We ordered these straws as an alternative to buying plastic straws. Although the plastic straws are cheap I hated the fact that you use them once and throw them away. And kids go through them fast! The kids love these and the fact that they keep their beverage cold as it goes through the straw because of the stainless steel. Super easy to clean and we love them!!! A++ in our book!
These straws are great! They clean easily, and I actually like that they are the same temperature as my drink. The stainless steel looks nice too.
I love these straws! No garbage! Easy to clean, especially when I rinse them soon after use. My kids use them too.
I have been eyeing these straws for quite a while, and was disappointed when they were out of stock. I signed up for e-mail notification and was finally able to order them about two weeks ago. Shipping was fast and we are so pleased with the straws! I have two small kids who adore straws, but I have not felt good about buying plastic throw away straws. I bought two sets, so that we would have extras to share with friends. My kids love them!! It does take a bit of getting used to the temperature difference, but so far, these are a big hit and I will buy them for friends! I like their bent design, and I like what other reviewers have said about keeping them in the car, to be used with take out drinks! Great product reuseit.com!!!
Bought several packages. Kept one and gave the rest as gifts. Was the biggest hit at Christmas. Now I cringe when seeing people using and tossing away plastic straws.
We love our stainless steel straws and we use them everywhere. Many times my drink would come to the table with a straw in it, so I now make a point to ask for a drink without a straw. We are a family of three and I always have at least three straws with me in a reusable snack bag so that we never have to use plastic straws. My 7 year old daughter loves showing them to friends and telling them that she is trying to help our environment. I used to just give one away with the website address whenever someone would ask about them, but now that they are on backorder, I will have to hold on tight to the ones I have left!
We go through a lot of straws in our house with mum and dad each drinking a smoothie every morning and the kid's drinks throughout the day. These straws have saved us from dumping so many plastic straws into the trash. We love them! We wash ours upside down in the dishwasher and they come out great. They do get cold if you're drinking something cold, but it doesn't seem to bother anyone in our house.
I had never used reuseable straws before but now that I have them I love them. We rinse them out after every use and then put them straight into the dishwasher with no problems. It feels neat drinking out of a straw that is the same temperature as your drink. Just watch out, the first couple times you use them you might hit your teeth, but you get used to using them pretty quick.
I really like having reuseable straws. One word of warning...because they are metal, they do get cold.
These straws are fabulous, easy to clean and bite proof. They also look stylish!
The cost may seem high at first, but it is totally worth it at $2.50 per straw. They are very durable and easy to clean. I love using them in my smoothies. I also pass them out to friends whenever they come over, and they have been very excited to see them and very pleased with them. I will buy another set to give to my sister as a Christmas gift. My only complaint is that they don't have a travel bag. I would love to put them in my bag to carry around with, but I don't want it getting nasty.
These are a great alternative to plastic straws. They are nice and small and fit in my purse. People give me weird looks at restaurants but they always start a conversation. I have pointed many people to this site because of this product. These straws are great. Such a good idea. I have no trouble washing them in the dishwasher.
i just got these in the mail today, and i love these things. they're not hard to clean, i just wash them along with the other dishes, don't need a pipe cleaner. i'm almost to the end of a box of straws and i don't plan on buying them anymore.
Haven't used a single plastic straw since I've purchased these. Easy to rinse clean and I keep on in my purse to use on the go. Bought two additional packages to give as gifts this coming holiday.
Now I only wish they came in other sizes too. Our family loves them. We need shorter ones for our kids though (6" long). Now someone just needs to come up with a great container to wash them in the dishwasher.
We love these straws. Durable, easy to clean, and the same size as plastic straws so they fit into our other containers.
I got these for my daughter(17) to use. She loves them and thinks they are so awesome she gets them out to use every time her friends visit. They all love 'em too. I know what I will be getting her friends for Christmas now.....their very own set of Stainless Steel Straws!
We love our straws; I was surprised to find the to be no bigger than any typical straw.
I bought these straws because we were throwing out at least two straws most days and I wanted an alternative to all that waste. These straws are great. They feel natural and they do not bother either of my kids braces either. We simply rinse them out and run them through the dishwasher. We haven't used a plastic straw since they arrived!
They feel pleasantly cold on the lips. Glad to not be throwing away plastic straws.
These are easy to clean with a pipe cleaner & I love the fact that I'm not buying plastic straws anymore.
Living 5 years in Argentina, I observed the locals drinking their mate (tea) through stainless steel straws. Now that I live in a tropical climate, I am thrilled to have a stainless steel straw for my cool beverages. These straws are great! Put one in your purse and refuse the plastic straws offered you at drive-thrus and restaurants!
I was thinking about buying the glass straws but I was worried we would break them so I was thrilled to see these. They make a cool clinking sound in the glass and they have a nice feel to them. The bend in the straw looks flexible, but it's not. They wash easily in the dishwasher. My daughter loves them and uses them all the time. I think I'm going to buy some for my nieces and nephews and some to keep at my parents' place so the kids can have straws when they visit.
I love these stainless steel straws! I just received my second pack of straws so that I can share with friends. I keep them in a baggie in my purse so that we can use them at restaurants. It's always a conversation starter with whomever we are eating w/, the waitstaff, and even random diners that overhear me say, "We don't need straws; I brought my own!" We also use them all the time for homemade smoothies. My daughter had trouble with plastic straws because she would be sucking so hard to try to drink the thick smoothie that the straws would collapse. She doesn't have that problem anymore!! Yes, they get a little cold when you're drinking cold beverages through them, but I don't think that's bad. We have, on occassion, jammed ourselves in the mouth with the straw when not paying close enough attention to where the cup is, but I think that's an operator error!!! They could certainly be less expensive, and it would be nice if they came with a water-tite pouch for better portability. Overall, the straws are fantastic!
I love these! I wasn't at all in the market for reusable straws, but I saw these and had to have them. We use them for smoothies and the width is just right. Great product, so glad I won't be using plastic straws anymore. Thanks!
My kids love the straws. They can't chew them up so they never break. I wish they would have come with something to clean them.
I love this straw. I especially love the fact that it makes all of my beverages taste extra cold.
These straws are well-made, cost-effective, easy to use and clean, and so much better than plastic throw-away straws. They work well with both hot and cold beverages. I hand wash them (rinse them right away if they have been used for milky drinks). Highly recommended!
I really like the stainless steel straw. I like the fact that it replaces the throw away straws. the only complaint I have is that I wish the straw was big enough to use in other reusable cups. I have a reusable cup that has a dome lid and the new straws are too small for this cup. Please make larger ones!
These straws are great! They get cold when drinking iced drinks and are great conversation starters. There are only 2 things I would add/change. 1- they don't come with a cleaning brush like the glass ones, but they are very easy to clean. Just run them under hot water after using them or stick them in the dishwasher bent end down so they don't fall through the basket. 2- they need to have a longer size. These won't fit into any of the drive-thru type of cups. I would love to have a longer one for my reusable Starbucks cup. All in all, a great product!
These are wonderful for adults and children. We use them everyday. My children love them!
The Easter Bunny brought these to my kids. We love them. Very easy to clean!
We love these straws. I bought them for our toddlers to drink smoothies. Before that, they always ended up flattening their disposable plastic straws, and complaining about drinks not flowing smoothly. No more! These straws are indestructible, food safe and easy to clean, and the kids love them. And I feel better that we reduced our waste footprint another little bit.
My kids like them too.
I purchased two packs of these elsewhere, but these are the same and are really a great alternative to wasting plastic disposable straw constantly!! Buy some!!
Love, Love, Love the stainless steel straws. Wash up great in the dishwasher. A great gift for anyone....
I love them I have to drink EVERYTHING through a straw and spend a lot of money on them, use them, and throw them away..... not anymore I can wash and re-use.. it is tough to keep them from falling through the dishwasher silver wear basket so I just wash them by hand, no biggie WOULD DEFINITELY RECCOMEND them!!!
I run these through the dishwasher and for a more thorough cleaning I use a long brush that I have for cleaning a Camel Bak for my bike. My kids have so much fun blowing bubbles in their drinks with these things. They have two each and use them at every meal. And I don't feel guilty because we don't have to throw them away! Just wash and reuse.
I purchased these to reduce the number of plastic straws used by my household. I absolutely love them! Everything seems to taste better with them, and drinks seem colder. I purchased a few pipe cleaners to use to wash them, and they work just fine. I would definitely purchase again.
My husband and I make smoothies on a relatively regular basis and I was tired of throwing away disposable straws because I feel it is so wasteful. I decided to try out the stainless ones because I was too worried about the glass type getting broken in our ever clumsy household. After trying them out a bit I really love them. The only thing that is a must have is a pipe cleaner to get the bits out before they go into the dishwasher. You can buy these at any craft store and probably even your grocery store. I just wish the company would have included one as the glass straws do. Overall this is a great product and I think everyone should have a set in their home. For $9.95 this is a bargain.
My kids love using these straws. They look like bendy straws, but they're stainless steel and easily tossed in the dishwasher. I don't intend to buy another box of disposable straws again.
The stainless steel are so durable and very easy to clean. Who wouldn't want an item that you could keep reusing and never have to buy plastic again. A MUST BUY!
I love these straws!!! At first I was not sure about how they would feel, but they are great! I'm so glad I got them. I also have the glass straws which are really good too. I use the brush from the glass straw to clean these straws.
Our family is getting great use out of these straws. I was so annoyed by throwing away the plastic bendy-straws my kids were using. So this was a perfect investment. My husband puts them in the dishwasher, I usually just rinse them with hot water, and give a little scrub on the outside. Nothing stuck in side (even soup can get through these). Really nice product. Thanks for stocking!
I got these from somewhere else about two years ago, they still look and work like new after hundreds of uses. My then toddler would flatten the plastic ones anytime she had a smoothie, but these metal ones are non-collapsible, working with even a really thick drink. Straight milk seems to taste a little funny to me through them, though the kids don't mind; maybe it's my fillings. I usually give them a rinse after use with a thick drink before the dishwasher and find if I put them bent end down in the dishwasher utensil rack, they come clean and don't fall through.
We love these. They are novel enough that my children love using them. I take them everywhere, just in case. I use a small brush for cleaning bottles and straws - it is pretty easy, plus you can dishwash them. We especially love them at the zoo where there is no plastic allowed so that the animals don't choke. This is a brilliant idea.
These are great, my kids love straws, but I hate having them around and wasting them. You can't use these in hot drinks, but any other drinks they are great. They wash well in my dishwasher. I'm very pleased with them.
I always use a straw when I go out but rarely at home. Now that I have these straws I use them all the time. I only wish I could bring them to the bar without feeling silly. I would recommend.
We recently bought a set of these and the glass straws during the holidays. We love the stainless ones to pack into lunchboxes. They aren't allowed to take glass to school so these work perfectly. My daughter doesn't ignore her beverage in her stainless steel drinking bottle now! I would definitely recommend these to anyone. Since we purchases the glass ones too, the cleaning brush came in quite handy to clean these too.
my son loves these straws (he's 3) and i fell sooooo much better not using disposable ones. thanks for this great product!
Love these straws!
I bought some from a different site about a year ago. The are small in diameter but work well. Dishwasher safe or easy hand wash. I have added one to my bamboo utensil case and I always have a sturdy straw to use at my desk or at fast food restaurants.
I have had these straws for over a year, even before this site carried them. I love the "bend" and the incredible heartiness of the straw itself. They are the same dimensions of bendable straws but last forever. As hearty as your silverware! The only negative is that since they are narrow they have to be wedged a special way into my dishwasher so they don't fall through my dishwasher's small silverware square holes. I recommend rinsing afterwards in the sink if you drink something thick like a smoothie. Good luck!
LOVE my steel straws. I started the "slim fast" diet, and felt guilty about using so many plastic straws, so I decided to give these a try. They are great, and I feel rather glamorous drinking from them! I just rinse them with warm soapy water, or throw them in with the silverware in the dish washer. There are two things that I've had to pay attention to: 1.Don't leave the straw in the sink without rinsing it off, because any milk, etc. can become stuck to the inside and very hard to rinse out. The straw is narrow just like a plastic straw. I haven't tried pipe cleaners, but I'm going to see if I can find some organic ones to use for this purpose. 2.Be careful when you're driving in the car or walking, because the straw is (obviously) hard, and can bang your teeth if you hit the brakes or trip! I haven't done this yet, but I've been very careful not to. Anyway, it's a great product, and I have thoroughly enjoyed having them!
I bought these so I could stop tossing plastic straws in the trash every week. (I have kids, and they like smoothies.) I would feel guilty for potentially contributing to that mass of plastic swirling in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Now I feel virtuous. Sure, it will take a few years of use for these straws to pay for themselves, but in the meantime, I feel good, my kids remember an important lesson about saving the environment every time they drink a smoothie, and when I have guests, the straws are an instant conversation starter.
They're very nice but a bit short for large drinks. I will enjoy using them knowing I won't be tossing plastic straws out.
They are as advertised. Easy to clean and the reusable quality makes them an asset in my home.
Straws are nice. I'm glad a cleaner came with another order.
I have two children and used too many disposable straws. With these, the disposable straw use in our home is very limited. I only rate them 4 instead of 5 because, without a cleaning tool, they are really only good for water or milk. To use them with smoothies I need to make a comittment to thorougly clean them immediately after using them...busy moms can't always make that immediate commitment. Would love to see these made in a shorter/children's version.
i love these straws. i've always gotten slack about using plastic straws so i'm glad to have gotten these. i wish they would have come with a cleaning brush like the glass ones but the price was well worth it. the only problem i have with them (and other metal reusable products) is that every once in a while i get a slight metallic taste.
I didn't think I would like these as much as I do! I chose these over the glass because of my kids. They are young and I was afraid the glass ones would break. The kids love that they look like bendable straws. I love that we're not throwing away 6 plastic straws a day. There is no after-taste. They are large enough that most liquid flow through easily. My only complaint is that there is no cleaning brush (the glass ones have one included) and that they are not made in the USA (as are the glass). I will probably upgrade to the glass when the kids are older but, for now, these are a great second choice. They are used so often, I might order a second set!
I purchased these for my husband. I ordered two packs and think they are great. They even get cold with cold drinks which is really nice. Love the fact they are stainless steel and a high grade, can even put them in the dishwasher. I do rinse them out as soon as we are done using them. So far the only dislike from my husband is that he cant 'chew' on the end...
I wanted to order these for the longest time, now I finally did and am so happy. I never bought straws or used them because I don't believe in throwing useless plastic into landfills. But there are some times that using a straw is necessary, and it's good to have the reusable kind! I think they work great. Note: Try to wash them or rinse them directly after use in order for easier cleaning. And the only downside is that since the straws are stainless steel, they get super cold if drinking cold drinks (beware).
Easily cleanable with pipe cleaners (now called chenille stems) we run hot water through them after use and put them in the dishwasher. They get COLD when drinking smoothies but other than that we love them.
My five year old is inspired to drink her water and I'm happy to not use plastic.
like the straws and like feeling "green" when I use them, or when I whip one out at a restaurant or someone's house. they're conversation starters, for sure. note though - like others have said - the straws really do conduct the coldness of the drink super-efficiently. so prepare for lips stuck to metal, a-la flag pole in winter. other than the occasional cold shock, the product is sturdy and easy to use. I agree with previous posters that it'd be nice to have a brush for the straws - it would make me feel more secure if I knew I'd scrubbed the inside instead of just swished them in the dishwasher or in soapy water in the sink.
My cat loves to play with my plastic drinking straws. Looking for a way to stop going through so many while being able to have my glass of water all the time, I loved finding these on the site. THe sound of metal in the glass took a bit to get used to at first, but I quickly adjusted. While I mainly use these for drinking water at home or at work they've come in especially handy for my occasional thick milkshakes. Having something that can be used to stir as well as drink through without being crushed by suction is a win in my book.
My grandsons love these straws. They are very durable, easy to carry along, easy to clean. They choose these over their other "favorite" reusable straws.
I find them a bit strange to drink out of, but my 8 year old loves them. I love that I can just throw them in the dishwasher.
great except for use with hot liquids due to the fact that steel conducts heat. otherwise, this is a superior product
I was surprised at how much I enjoy these straws. They are strong making them very durable. The look good, too. Shining stainless steel. Well worth having a set or two. These will last a long time.
The straws are sturdy and appear as I expected them to based upon the product description and reviews. However I was disappointed to see they are made in China.
Personally, I like the straws, but, I do have a few things to point out. - If you have metal fillings, you may get that weird sensation in your teeth that occasionally happens if you use metal utensils. - If your drink is very chilled/frozen, the straws will also transfer the cold. - Be careful not to hit your teeth with these...they could chip them. - If you wash things in the dishwasher, this is a hard item to place into it. They fall through the holes in my utensil basket. If you place them on their sides, the water will not properly flow to clean them. Not quite sure what the answer is to this one other than hand washing.
Would love to give a review for my drinking straws if I had received them. Shipped on the 6th of September. Shipping taking way too long. Still waiting.