The Best Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Stainless-Steel Drinking Straw

by Sep 10, 2019industry news0 comments

Over the past year, quite a few places have pledged to ban plastic straws including fast-food restaurants and even whole cities. Plastic straws are rapidly being recognized as a glaring example of the world’s reliance on plastic, and the waste it produces. More importantly, they are a powerful example of the terrible effects that plastic can have on the environment to many people, not just environmental activists. 


Plastic straws have the potential to contribute to pollution with the media reporting that 500 million plastic straws are disposed of annually, which was a statistic probably taken out of some 6th-grade kid’s book report,  while the true number being somewhere around 175 million. The belief is that they can damage the environment once they have been discarded. This is because plastic is made from oil, and plastic pollution is directly linked to injury and death of a wide variety of animals, especially in the ocean.

At Short Iron, we believe that if you are scared of and/or emotionally impacted by plastic straws the most effective way to reduce the impact plastic straws can have on your personal environment is to just stop using them. This means either drinking directly from a cup (do you really trust the person washing your dishes) or using another tool as an alternative. Reusable stainless-steel straws are one of these great alternatives. They have a list of benefits that make them superior to plastic straws, and that’s in addition to the relief they can offer to your environment! 

Our team here at the Short Iron Store has put together a few of the most practical reasons why you should be ditching those awkward plastic straws to enjoy the benefits of our sophisticated stainless-steel paper straw alternatives today. 

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Superior Safety and Ease of Use

In today’s market, there are many alternatives available if you are tired of plastic straws. This includes drinking straws made from materials such as glass or bamboo. Even with a growing number of options out there, stainless steel drinking straws are still your best choice.

Glass straws, although aesthetically pleasing to look at, tend to break easily. This problem can quickly become a safety concern, especially when children are involved. Although there is a relatively low chance of being around when a glass straw breaks, it is still better to put the safety of yourself and your loved ones first.

Another alternative option is bamboo straws. While these devices may be very eco-friendly, they are also the most fragile plastic alternative. On top of this, the naturally uneven surface of bamboo can be harder to clean, which could be a health concern down the road.

Stainless-steel straws, on the other hand, come with several real advantages. Metal is much more durable than glass or bamboo so you can feel confident it won’t break after only a few uses. Besides, the smooth surface is far easier to clean, so the chances of small particles gathering on the inside of the straw are much lower. Also, stainless steel is rust-proof, so you don’t need to worry about a loss of quality or other health concerns over the lifetime of your straw.

Simple to Clean

It’s just a fact of life that most people don’t enjoy the struggle involved with cleaning. The good news is that stainless-steel straws are very easy to clean. Just like other metal kitchenware, these straws are dishwasher-safe. In most cases, all you have to do is give the straw a good rinse after use, and then leave it in the dishwasher.

Most stainless-steel straws will also come with a cleaning brush as part of the purchase. This tool helps you clean the inside surfaces of the straw with very little effort. With a minimal amount of practice, proper cleaning and maintenance of a stainless-steel straw is surprisingly easy.

A Uniquely Elegant Drinking Straw

These days many people are taking an increased interest in personalizing the look and feel of their home. A big part of this is the cutlery and tools used during their home dining experience. The addition of a stainless-steel straw to an existing silverware set is a great way to add some shine to your life alongside a heightened sense of elegance.

Many people would agree that the small details can make the biggest difference, and the shine of a drinking straw that matches your cutlery is a simple but effective way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. To get your stainless-steel straw today, or learn more about the other great services we offer at the Short Iron Store, be sure to contact our office today. We are always ready to answer questions, and our team is committed to making sure each of our customers is completely satisfied.