Winner! Sippy Straw Cleaner review and GIVEAWAY!
Local Austin mama Jennifer Reyes is the brainchild behind the award winning Sippy Straw Cleaner, an invention I think every parent should have. She created the Sippy Straw Cleaner after getting tired of throwing away sippy straw cups that couldn’t be cleaned properly. I used to have similar capillary test tube cleaners for labwork, and I’ve thought several times that I wished I had one still to clean out my kid’s sippy cups, especially the ones that are forgotten in the car and get that nasty slimy film. Even if I got a hold of one now, it would cost me more money to buy that than a Sippy Straw Cleaner.
The cleaner is a thin (but sturdy) twisted wire with bristles small enough to clean the average sippy straws. I test tried the cleaner. Awesome. I only had a harder time with one cup that had an unusually thin straw, and I can’t think of any cleaning brushes that would clean that out.
After some mentioned that Dr. Brown’s cleaners and the Wilton cleaning tips served similar function, I set out to test them against the Sippy Straw Cleaner. The Wilton’s tip cleaner works great for larger diameter straws, and it is wider than the Sippy Straw Cleaner and Dr. Brown’s. Dr. Brown’s flow cleaning brush is shorter so I wasn’t able to use it on the full length of a longer straw, though I’d recommend Dr. Brown’s over the Wilton cleaner unless you bake and decorate a lot. The Sippy Straw Cleaner has a plastic handle that makes it easier to hold than all three, and package prices (not unit) are about the same. I would still pick the Sippy Straw Cleaner over the alternatives. I like that an Austin mama invented this, and if I am going to buy something like it, I’d rather shop local!
Sippy Straw Cleaners are sold online ($3.98 + shipping), and I have since purchased a few as gifts. Retail establishments can also inquire about wholesale orders through the Sippy Straw Cleaner website.
To find out more about the inventor Jennifer Reyes, listen to an interview that Jennifer did with Austin podcasters Musing Mommies.
***** THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! *****
Thanks to Sippy Straw Cleaner we have one to give away!
1. Leave a comment telling us how many sippy straw cups that you have thrown away because you couldn’t clean it.
2. To get one more entry, tweet about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment.
3. For a third entry, blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment with a link to the blog.
Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside within the continental US. Comment entries must be received before February 28, 2010 by 11:59 CST. A winner will be drawn randomly from the comment entries and announced the following week.
Disclaimer: Sippy Straw Cleaner is an advertisor on Little Austinite, but the give away and review were established prior to the advertising, which has no influence on the review.