Smart mugs are all the rage right now. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big deal, and smart mugs have found their way into our homes as one of the most creative IoT uses we’ve seen so far.
Smart mugs that link to your smartphone are just the beginning. Soon enough, you will find smart kettles, thermometers, and water bottles to optimise your hot drinks experience even more. One example of this is the Muggo Qi Grande Smart Mug.
If you own Muggo Qi Grande or any smart mug and are curious about how to clean it properly, read on!
Do’s and Don’ts on Cleaning a Smart Mug
Generally, it’s better to get your smart mugs cleaned right away. Simply wash it or let it soak, once you’ve finished drinking. Washing it regularly will help avoid stains and bad smell.
Understandably, busy days sometimes lead us to feel too tired to bring the mugs and plates to the sink and soak them, let alone wash them immediately. The sad thing is, leaving it too long between cleans often leads to hard to remove stains.
So, here are some do and don’ts on cleaning a smart mug.
Don’t Put it in the Dishwasher
Dishwashers have internal heaters that heats the water to a certain temperature, depending on the program you choose. Detergent and hot water will be released onto the plates, cleaning off the dirt. Then, the dirty water is drained away.
Because it is convenient to use, a lot of people mistakenly use the dishwasher to clean their smart mugs. Don’t do this! Smart mugs contain electricity and are not waterproof on the outside.
The amount of water, pressure, and heat that comes from the dishwasher will damage your product. So, don’t ever wash it in the dishwasher.
Avoid Abrasive Material
Smart mugs have a special ceramic lining. If you clean it with an abrasive cleaner, you risk damaging it. This really shortens the life of your mug.
There are several different kinds of abrasive cleaners, such as dry abrasives (powdered cleansers), wet abrasives (liquid cleansers), and abrasive tools (scrubbies, sponges, and stones). Avoid these as best you can.
How to Properly Clean a Smart Mug
You can clean your smart mug by adding water and dishwashing liquid to the mug. Add warm to hot water and let it soak for a while. This method will loosen the sticky stains on the mug that are caused by tea, coffee, and other hot drinks. Otherwise, use a sponge and mild dishwashing liquid to clean the outside of the mug. Use baking soda to clean the inside of the mug.
Are the stains still there? Try this. Get some baking soda and use it to clean the inside of the mug and wipe away stains. Place the mug upside down on a paper towel to dry.
Pro tip: Always use a soft sponge or brush to avoid damaging the mug. Or else you’ll be left with a really expensive regular mug.
Finally, you can add some lemon slices to the mug to give it a nice scent. Make sure to dry the mug thoroughly before using it again.
When it comes to smart mugs, cleaning them is more involved than your average ceramic mug. However, the effort is worth it! Not only do you get a mug that is more hygienic, but you also get a mug that can do more than serve you a cup of tea. Smart mugs have many uses that go beyond just drinking a hot beverage. They can keep track of your daily water intake, keep your beverages at the perfect temperature, and even double as a Bluetooth speaker.