Yeti MagSlider lids are great lids and they stop your drink spilling from your Yeti Tumbler cup. But if you don't clean them properly then they can build up mold which is dangerous to drink from and can cause health problems.
Cleaning your Yeti MagSlider lid isn't difficult, in fact one of the great things about it is how easy it is to clean, but you'll need to make sure you give it a good deep clean every now and then to avoid mold buildup.
In this article I'll show you exactly how to clean a Yeti MagSlider Lid.
To clean a Yeti MagSlider lid simply remove the magslider and rubber gasket. Give everything a good scrub in warm soapy water to remove builup and mold and then dry and reassemble.
It this article we'll go through these cleaning steps in detail with pictures so you can be clear on what to do.
How Often Should You Clean a Yeti MagSlider Lid?
Ideally, you should clean your Yeti MagSlider Lid after every time you use it. The exception to this is if you're just using water in your Yeti Cup, then maybe once per day would be enough.
You don't always have to go through all these steps as a simpler clean or throwing it in the dishwasher will suffice most of the time.
Give your Yeti MagSlider lid a proper clean by removing the magslider and gasket at least once a week to avoid mold build up and to keep it clean as a whistle.
Is a Yeti Magslider Lid Dishwasher Proof?
Do you need to handwash your Yeti Magslider lid or is it dishwasher proof?
According to YETI the MagSlider is dishwasher proof. You can leave the magnetic slider on in the dishwasher but it is advised to remove it it first and put that small piece in with your cutlery and put the lid on the top rack of your dishwasher.
On the MagSlider Amazon listing page Yeti state:
And the MagSlider Lid is spill- and shatter-resistant, just like the rest of our Rambler accessories. Dishwasher-safe.
It's important to note however that cleaning your MagSlider lid in the dishwasher does NOT remove mold. You'll need to use the method below to remove mold.
- Dishwasher detergent
- Sink with warm/hot water
- Dish sponge or brush
- Butter knife
- Drying rack
Total time to clean: 2-5 minutes
1. Pull Off Magslider With Your Fingers
The MagSlider top can be easily removed from your Yeti lid with your hands.
It's only held on with magnets and it easily comes away with a bit of force.
It's very important that you remove this to clean it properly. If you don't then gunk and mold can build up underneath it.
2. Remove Rubber Gasket
It's also very important to remove the rubber gasket from around the outside of the lid.
This is the prime spot for mold to build up.
It can build up on both the underside of the gasket as well as on the outside where the little grooves are that help it to suction onto the Yeti Tumbler cups.
You should be able to remove it with your hand but if it's difficult to remove then get a butter knife to get under it and remove it.
Just be careful not to cut or damage the rubber gasket as your remove it.
3. Fill Up Sink With Warm Soapy Water
Fill up your sink with detergent and hot water just like you would when cleaning your dishes.
Alternatively you can also clean your Yeti MagSlider lid in vinegar. The vinegar is acidic and a natural cleaner.
Throw all the pieces in the warm soapy water which allows them to soak a little before washing.
4. Clean Rubber Gasket Making Sure To Remove Mold
Grab a dish cloth or brush and give the rubber gasket a good clean.
Clean the inner smooth side to remove mold from there and also make sure you give the ridged outside a good clean.
If it's been a while since the last clean you'll likely see mold come off on your dish cloth…gross!
Keep rubbing and cleaning until all the mold buildup is gone. Make sure to get into all the grooves.
5. Scrub Lid and Remove Mold
Give the top and bottom of your lid a good solid clean then move your attention to the indent channel where the rubber gasket usually sits.
This area can also build up mold, as seen in the image above, so make sure to give that a good thorough clean.
6. Scrub Magslider
Lastly grab the little magslider component and give that a good clean as well, making sure to remove any buildup.
7. Rinse and Dry Components
Once you've finished your cleaning give all the components of the lid a rinse and then dry them.
Leave them disassembled to air dry or use a tea towel to dry them more quickly.
Once completely dry reassemble the different parts.
The magslider will just magnetically reattach when you get it close. It doesn't really matter which way you put the magslider on.
Put the rubber gasket back on the lid, this may require a little force but shouldn't be too hard to do.
Once reassembled you're good to go and use your lid again.
Buy an Extra MagSlider Lid
If you're like me and sometimes leave your lid too long between cleans it can be helpful to have a spare lid to use while your other one is waiting for a deep clean on your other one.
They aren't that expensive and if you're using your tumbler on a regular basis then getting a second one makes sense. Click here to get yourself a second Yeti MagSlider Lid.
Can You Use Bleach To Clean a Yeti MagSlider Lid?
Yeti don't give specific directions of whether or not you can use bleach to clean a MagSlider lid.
You should NOT use bleach to clean the metal part of your Yeti Tumbler Cup as it causes damage, but most plastics can we washed using bleach without any issues. I talked about this in my article on Can You Bleach a Yeti Cup?
So it is highly likely that the MagSlider lid can be cleaned with a diluted solution of bleach. Make sure you wear gloves and rinse the parts of your lid well before reassembling.
For more tips on cleaning your Yeti check out my article on how to clean your Yeti properly every time.