Can You Put Yeti In Dishwasher?

Yeti, as they claim on their website, are the pinnacle of performance and durability. While most of us agree with the former claim to an extent, we need one more question answered, to convincingly embrace the latter— that yeti drinkware is the pinnacle of durability.

And what’s that question?

Whether yeti drinkwares are safe to put inside the dishwasher for cleaning! So, in answer to that,

All yeti drinkwares from travel mugs to tumblers and colsters are completely safe to put inside the dishwasher, all thanks to the 18/8 steel construction of the drink holder as well as the use of sturdy materials for the caps and lids which makes them able to withstand high temperatures without shrinking or wrapping. Yeti drinkwares are best cleaned using dishwasher soap and the normal settings of a dishwasher.

Cleaning yeti drinkwares in the dishwasher is pretty easy and straightforward, and we’ll be showing you just how in a moment.

How To Clean Yeti Drinkware In The Dishwasher

Cleaning Yeti drinkware is pretty simple, just make sure you’re bearing these few things at the back of your mind whenever you’re planning to do so!

  • For thorough cleaning, make sure to remove the gaskets and also any removable part like the magslider, and clean them thoroughly in the utensil compartment of your dishwasher! Put the rest of the items like inner and outer caps on the top rack of the dishwasher.
  • Make sure you’re not overloading the dishwasher which can impede efficiency of cleaning.
  • Make sure to face the interior of the cup (or the part that needs the most cleaning) to the direction of the water jet. This ensures water is able to reach the surfaces which makes cleaning efficient. Do the same for the covers too.
  • Do not use a regular dish soap which can reduce the thoroughness of cleaning you’re getting. Avoid detergent with scouring agents too. Use only dishwasher soaps.

Putting these tips at the back of your mind will ensure you’re getting a safe, sanitized and properly cleaned drinkware from the dishwasher!

Now coming over to the details of dishwashing yeti cups, if you have the rambler with the magslider lid, pop off the gasket around the lid as well as the magslider and place them on the utensil section of the dishwasher for cleaning.

Allow to dry properly, then put back the gasket by placing the large blade around the gasket above the smaller blade.

Other variants of drinkware lids might have different removable parts, such as the:

  • Triplehaul cap having gaskets below and above threads,
  • Stronghold lids having dual-slider magnet technology which you can disassemble as follows: First pop off the magnet at the top, then twist the lower magnet halfway to release. Next, remove the rubber sleeve covering the lower magnet.
  • Bottle straw cap having a straw you can remove and clean in the dishwasher or more thoroughly, using a brush. The mouthpiece of the cap must be open when you wash it on the top rack.
  • Bottle chug cap which consists of a chug cap and it’s handle that can be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher. The gaskest should be places on the utesil compartment and must be properly eried anc cleaned before fixing them back.
  • Bottle hotshot cap with inner and outer cap that can be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher and two gaskets that go on the utesil compartment.
  • Bottle cup cap with inner cap and adapter that can be washed on the top rack.

The instructions on how to properly disassemble and assemble each type of lids can be found in the owner’s manual or card that came with the cup, or, on the manufacturers website.

Once you have every item where it’s supposed to be in the dishwasher, run a normal cycle and then a dry cycle. Ensure that all items, especially gaskets are dried properly before fixing them back to prevent mold growth or bacterial growth.

Make sure you fix the gaskets properly to ensure the functionality of the cup.

You Can Also Wash By Hand, With Hot Soapy Water.

While dishwashing yeti ramblers is totally fine and the easiest way to save effort and time, you can still hand wash them nevertheless, and some parts, for example the straw and inner caps typically need through soaking and brushing to rid them off grime and gunk.

To wash ramblers by hand, dissemble and immerser all components in warm soapy water for upto 2 hours. Scrub gently using a soft sponge and run under tap water for a thorough rinse. Let dry COMPLETELY before reassembly.

Removing Stains and Rust Marks

When you notice buildups starting to set in at a specific spot in your cup, you should tackle them with Yeti’s deep cleaning tablets.

Simply drop one for containers less than 30 ounces and two for those above, fill with water of course, and let sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. You can leave for more minutes depending on how stained the cup is.

After that, pour away the solution and rinse thoroughly with water, then transfer the cup to the dishwasher to clean. Whatever you do, make sure to avoid getting the tablets near the lids or any other components or products aside the containers.

For rusts, you can simply polish them up withe a stainless steel cleaner.

Which Is Better Dishwashing Or Hand Washing

When it comes to proper sanitization of your ramblers, and by sanitization we mean to make your cups hygienic and clean, the dishwasher simply does it better.

It cleans with more efficiency while requiring little effort. There are three factors that make a dishwasher lift the trophy of triumph when it comes to removing soil and bacteria in ramblers.

Temperature of water

When you consider the temperature of water used in cleaning dishes in both dishwashers and hand washing, the difference becomes clear as to which method sanitizes better!

Dishwashers heat up water to at least 60 C during the normal wash cycle, and then to about 65 C during the rinse cycle, meanwhile the hottest water temperature any normal hands can tolerate during hand washing is between 30 to 40 C.

This constraint means that hand washing is limited in the level of cleansing and sanitizing it can give to dishwares and drinkwares!

It’s no magic that hot water cleanses way better because it removes soils faster and killis a wide range of bacteria. Lukewarm water on the other hand can only try to achieve a portion of what hot water cleaning does!


By combining your Yeti cups with other silverwares and dishwares for cleaning inside the dishwasher, you’d be effectively saving more water which means you’re doing good for the environment.

In case you didn’t know, a study conducted by the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability showed that dishwashing saves more water per dish and per load than hand washing.


Time is also part of the reasons why a dishwasher is so effective at getting rid of bacteria and stains than regular hand washing.

By subjecting drinkwares to a longer period of cleaning with hot sudsy water, you’re likely to have a better chance of killing bacteria and getting rid of stains.

What Other Things Can You Put In The Dishwasher

  • Sponge: Sponges can get very dirty after a while, and the best way to properly sanitize them is to place them on the top rack of the dishwasher and run the longest and hottest cleaning cycle. This rids at least 99.9998 percent bacteria according to the Health Authorities.
  • Bleach: Bleach too can be put inside the dishwasher for disinfecting purposes, but its use is greatly subject to approval from the brand of dishwasher you’re using as chlorine bleach is known to react with certain coatings or materials of a dishwasher and cause damage.
  • Fridge shelves: Fridge shelves can be one of the most annoying items to clean, and thankfully the dishwasher is there to take away this annoyance. You can put fridge shelves in the dishwasher to clean them fast and effectively. If you shelves have stains, ensure to treat those first before putting in the dishwasher to achieve a satisfactory cleaning.
  • Baby bottles: Baby bottles can be washed by hand as well as in the dishwasher. Both methods are endorsed by health authorities such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Final Thoughts

Yeti drinkwares are perfectly safe to put inside the dishwasher for cleaning. They have a sturdy construction from the caps to the container which makes then able to withstand the torrid perimeters of the dishwasher.

When cleaning yeti cups, make sure to disassemble everything down to every removable, which means you’re taking off the gaskets, the straws, the inner cups as well as the outside cups. Keep the gaskets on the utensil compartment to clean, while the other parts at the top shelf of the dishwasher.

Ensure every component is fully dried before attempting to assemble otherwise you may run into bacteria build up in the future.