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I'm wanting to buy a few glass straws.  Have you bought any or seen any that you could recommend?  What can I expect to pay for them?  Thanks!

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One source:

 

https://www.lehmans.com/p-984-glass-drinking-straws.aspx?show=all


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Here's another one:

 

http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com/store/ca/water-and-drink/accessories.html

 

They have stainless steel straws too.

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Thank you!! Stainless sounds neat. I hadn't heard of those before. Has anyone tried them? Do you like them?
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Thank you!! Stainless sounds neat. I hadn't heard of those before. Has anyone tried them? Do you like them?


I haven't tried them, but if I remember correctly, if you're using them for anything other than water, it's worth getting the skinny cleaning brush. 

 

eta: I think the sets come with a brush anyway.

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www.reuseit.com They carry glass straws made in the USA. They also have stainless steel straws and glass straws with filters made for coffee and tea.


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Fantastic! Reuseit.com has the best prices I've seen. Thanks!
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Our glass ones didn't last very long.  My advice would be to avoid the bent glass straws.  Very hard to clean the bendy part!

 

We have a solid supply of straws (albeit plastic) that come with camelbaks water bottles, but don't get used in the bottles.  The skinny little cleaning brush is a must!

 

I look forward to the day when my kids don't want a straw every time they have hot cocoa, a milk shake, or a smoothie!


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We have these http://glassdharma.com/.

ICE TEA (4) 9.5mm x 9" - $32.00 (5.5mm inside diameter)

They are made in USA.

 

We use them daily.  I like them but am concerned I may be too clumsy for glass straws.  We've been using them ~ three months.  I broke one the first month (knocked over a glass, with the glass straw inside, onto a glass table).  I used their replacement guarantee which is really an $8 credit on a purchase and considering shipping is a bit high it isn't really a good deal to replace.  So, this month I broke another straw and am not replacing it.   (My nine year olds haven't broke any yet.)  My children drink at least one smoothie per day and I like to drink my daily kombucha with a straw.  So we were going through 3-6 straws/day.  I feel much better not using plastic.  Maybe I s/h bought stainless - but I like the glass because I can see if they are really clean.  I run them through the dishwasher and they typically get clean but sometimes need a second wash if they were not rinsed or washed right a away.

 

eta:  I liked them well enough to purchase another set of four with the $8 credit instead of just replacing the one straw.  Plus it was a better deal to buy four.  Hopefully I can work on my clumsiness:o

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I ordered a set of stainless straws earlier this week and should be getting them soon. I decided to try those rather than glass. I hope we love them!
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Glass and plastic straws give me the heeby-jeebies. I wash and reuse plastic straws for as long as possible. It's not ideal, but I can't get over the thought of one my my kids getting hurt with a straw.
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I have the ones from Glass Dharma. I've had for years and never broken one. They get perfectly clean in the dishwasher.
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