I like to use my Corckcicle every day for my daily caffeine fix, but that means that the lid can get really dirty quite quickly.
I know how dirty my lid gets because Corckcicle makes the lids transparent, so you can easily see the dirt. But how do you clean this dirt from under the slider?
To clean the Corkcicle lid, you will need to remove the slider from the lid and remove the gasket. Clean the lid with lemon juice, baking soda, and white vinegar with a bottle brush to remove stubborn stains and mold.
Mold and harmful bacteria can build up really quickly in your bottle if you are not careful, which is why I am very conscious about cleaning my tumbler lids.
Corkcicle tumbler lid cleaning is not difficult once you have removed the slider from the lid. Here’s how.
How To Remove The Slider
Before you can begin cleaning the tumbler lid, you will need to remove the slider from the lid. The slider is the movable part of the lid that prevents any spills when the tumbler is not in use or when it is being transported.
Removing the slider from the lid can be tricky and will require a certain amount of force. For this, you will need something to push the slider out.
There are two different methods of removing the slider that you can try. The first one is recommended by Corckcicle on their product care information webpage.
How to remove the slider using the Corckcicle method:
- Push the slider until it is all the way open (as seen in the image above)
- Push down on one of the small tabs at the bottom of the slider. This will require some extra strength as the slider can be stubborn. But you also want to be careful not to break it.
- You will hear a pop, and the slider will pop off
To reattach the slider, you just need to push the slider back into the lid.
Removing the slider is the hard part. Now you can begin cleaning the lid.
Remove The Rubber Gasket
Just like any other tumbler lid the Corkcicle tumblers have a rubber gasket that goes around the lid and provides a watertight seal and keeps the lid in place.
However, this gasket can commonly grow mold underneath it and thus nedes to be removed and cleaned regularly.
To remove it simply use your finger to pull the gasket away from the lid.
If this proves too tough to do then use a butter knife (not a sharp knife as you don't want to cut the gasket) and use that to get the gasket off. Then remove the rest with your hands.
How To Properly Clean The Corkcicle Lid
Coffee and tea stains trapped under the slider look unsightly, considering that the lid is clear, But they are also excellent breeding grounds for bacteria and mold because of dairy.
To clean the lid, you will need the following:
- Lemon Juice or fresh lemon
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Bottle Brush
I also recommend washing the gasket from the lid in the same way. This is a good spot for germs to grow and this method will kill and remove mold.
How To Clean Using Lemon Juice and Baking Soda
Lemon juice and baking soda is a great eco-friendly cleaning solution alternative to harsh chemical cleaners.
Not only is it less toxic, but they are items that most people have tucked away at the back of their kitchen cabinets.
To really clean the lid properly, I suggest using a bottle brush to really scrub any mold or caffeine stains left under the slider and gasket.
Here’s how to clean the lid using lemon juice:
- Mix the cleaning solution by using one teaspoon of baking soda with every two cups of hot water and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Or you can squeeze a fresh lemon into the mixture
- Leave the lid, slider, and gasket to soak in the mixture for 10 minutes to soften the dirt and grime
- After soaking all the parts, you can scrub the lid, the slider, and the gasket with a small bottle brush. Be sure to clean the gasket and the grooves of the lid where the gasket sits.
- Rinse the lid and the other parts with water and set out to dry
If you want to be extra thorough, you can wash the lid and slider in the top rack of the dishwasher, as the Corckcicle tumbler lid is now dishwasher safe.
How To Clean Using The Corckcicle Using White Vinegar
Vinegar is excellent at cleaning and removing dirt and bad odors from your tumbler lid. Just make sure you are using white vinegar, as brown vinegar will make your lid stink.
How to clean the lid using vinegar:
- Using a ratio of 1:1, mix the white vinegar with warm water
- Leave the lid, slider, and gasket to soak in the mixture for 5 – minutes
- Scrub the lid, slider, and gasket with a bottle brush
- Rinse thoroughly and dry the parts
If the stains are stubborn and you're having trouble removing them check out the video below which shows a great way to remove tea and coffee stains:
If you are unable to remove all the stubborn stains, or perhaps you would like to have spare parts on hand, buying replacement lids is a good idea.
You can buy replacement lids directly from Corckcicle’s website at $4.95, and they are available in a number of bright colors.
Amazon also stocks replacement lids for the tumblers in a variety of different colors, starting from $9 for a pack of four.